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Coronation Celebration! The Royal Choral Society’s 150th Anniversary Concert

Sunday May 7, 2023 at 14:30
Royal Albert Hall, London
£18.50, £24.00, £29.50, £36.10, £40.50, £43.80, £51.50, £54.80
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  1. Coronation Anthem No 1: Zadok the Priest HWV 258 - George Frideric Handel
  2. Ave verum corpus K 618 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Eia Mater, from Stabat Mater - Antonín Dvorák
  4. Dies irae, from Messa da Requiem - Giuseppe Verdi
  5. Nimrod, from Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma' Op 36 - Sir Edward Elgar
  6. Praise to the Holiest, from The Dream of Gerontius Op 38 - Sir Edward Elgar
  7. Hallelujah, from Messiah HWV 56 - George Frideric Handel
  8. Hymn of Jesus Op 37 - Gustav Holst
  9. Hiawatha's Wedding Feast - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
  10. A Cradle Song, for mixed chorus and organ - Roxanna Panufnik
  11. Bogoroditse Dyevo - Sergey Rachmaninov
  12. Bogoroditse Djevo - Arvo Pärt
  13. I was glad - Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

Music fit for a King! On coronation weekend, join the Royal Choral Society for a choral music extravaganza as it celebrates the crowning of our new King and marks the choir’s own 150th anniversary. If you sing, then you’ll be able join in ‘beltissimo’ for Parry’s coronation anthem ‘I was glad’, together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the mighty 999 pipe organ, all under the baton of the choir’s Music Director, Richard Cooke. Author and broadcaster Zeb Soanes will compère the concert.

Since its inaugural concert in the Hall on 8 May 1872, the Royal Choral Society – named by Queen Victoria herself – has been conducted by some of the world’s greatest composers, including Verdi, Dvorák and Elgar. This celebratory afternoon concert will showcase the highlights of their choral repertoire, alongside music by Handel, Mozart, Coleridge-Taylor, Rachmaninoff and Panufnik, plus a few surprises along the way. Parry’s ‘I was glad’ will bring the concert to a glorious finale, with a choir on stage and in the auditorium of more than 1000 voices.

After the covid woes, let’s celebrate our new king, revel in the sheer joy of singing and raise the roof of London’s favourite venue!

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