Handel Coronation Anthems
This evening’s programme of Royal Music is centered around the four Coronation Anthems of George Frederick Handel, which will be performed alongside a selection of beautiful choral music dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.
Handel – My Heart is Inditing
from The Triumphs of Oriana (1601)
Thomas Weelkes – As vesta was
John Bennet – All creatures now
Handel – Water Music Suite in F
from The Triumphs of Oriana (1899)
Parry – Who can dwell with greatness
Frederick Bridge – For all the wonder of thy regal day
Handel – Let thy hand be Strengthened
Handel – The King Shall Rejoice
from A Garland for the Queen (1953)
John Ireland – The Hills
Gerald Finzi – White flowering days
from Choirbook for the Queen (2012)
David Sawer – Wonder
Handel – Music for the Royal Fireworks
Handel – Zadok the Priest
St Martin’s Chorus
Andrew Earis Conductor
St Martin’s Chorus is the newest choir at St Martin-in-the-Fields, founded in April 2015. It is an engaging and aspirational voluntary chamber choir that performs both major choral works and more intimate, small-scale works. Recent concerts have included Rachmaninov’s Vespers, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Whitacre’s Cloudburst.
Andrew Earis is Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he oversees the church music and concert programmes. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Imperial College, London, and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester. In addition to his duties at St Martin’s, Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and Television’s religious output, as a producer of programmes including Radio 4 Sunday Worship and Daily Service.