BBC Singers
4 May 2018, Milton Court Concert Hall
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BBC Singers 2017-18 Season Sofi Jeannin conducts Handel

BBC Singers
Sofi Jeannin conducts Handel
19:30 Fri 4 May 2018 Milton Court Concert Hall
Three of Handel’s Coronation Anthems and his Dixit Dominus give the BBC Singers and St James’ Baroque the chance to shine in much-loved music.
Three of Handel’s Coronation Anthems and his Dixit Dominus give the BBC Singers and St James’ Baroque the chance to shine in much-loved music.

Programme

      • Coronation Anthem 'Zadok the Priest'
      • Organ Concerto in F major"Cuckoo and the nightingale"
      • Coronation Anthem 'My heart is inditing'
      • Coronation Anthem 'The king shall rejoice'
      • Dixit Dominus, HWV 232

Performers

Concert Information

Three of Handel’s Coronation Anthems and his Dixit Dominus give the BBC Singers and St James’ Baroque the chance to shine in much-loved music.

Handel, newly naturalised a British citizen by George I, was asked to write the coronation anthems for his successor, George II and his queen, Caroline. He gave us four magnificent choral works, three of which we hear in this concert, and one of which, Zadok the Priest, has been heard at every British coronation since 1727. Stephen Farr joins St James’ Baroque for Handel’s delightful ‘The Cuckoo and the Nightingale’ organ concerto before the concert closes with Handel’s thrilling Dixit Dominus, a work from his early years in Italy. Sofi Jeannin returns to London and the BBC Singers for this stirring celebration of Handel.

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