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From the Royal Albert Hall. Period ensemble The Sixteen in Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Coronation anthem - Let thy hand be strengthened; Semele (excerpts).

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Catherine Bott.

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, one of the leading British period ensembles, offer a selection of Handel's greatest choral successes.

Featuring The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, one of his most beloved works, from his oratorio Solomon, as well as excerpts from his satirical semi-opera Semele.

And, recreating a historic moment, the Royal Albert Hall transforms into Westminster Abbey as the musicians perform the anthems that Handel wrote for George II's coronation in 1727.

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Alastair Ross (organ)
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (conductor)

Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon); Coronation anthem - Let thy hand be strengthened; Semele (excerpts); Coronation anthem - My heart is inditing.

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Wed 12 Aug 2009 19:00

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