8 Sep 2016, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2016 Prom 73

Prom 73
Prom 73: Handel – Coronation Anthems
22:15 Thu 8 Sep 2016 Royal Albert Hall
In this Late Night Prom, Richard Egarr conducts the Academy of Ancient Music in Handel’s glorious Coronation Anthems – the most famous of which is ‘Zadok the Priest’.
In this Late Night Prom, Richard Egarr conducts the Academy of Ancient Music in Handel’s glorious Coronation Anthems – the most famous of which is ‘Zadok the Priest’.

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On 11 October 1727, George II was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. The House of Hanover’s favourite composer was the natural choice to provide the music. Handel wrote four majestic Coronation Anthems for the occasion, the most famous, Zadok the Priest, designed to unleash its blazing choral entry just as George stepped into the Abbey’s chancel.

The Academy of Ancient Music returns to the Proms to fill the Royal Albert Hall with all the regal splendour of Handel’s Coronation Anthems and with Leopold Stokowski’s equally grandiose upholstering of music by Bach and Purcell.

There will be no interval

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