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A Prom in which Harry Christophers and The Sixteen perform Handel's choral hits, including four Coronation Anthems written for George II and excerpts from the oratorio Semele.

Presented by Jonathan Swain.

BBC Proms 2009:

Another chance to hear a Prom in which The Sixteen perform some of Handel's greatest choral works. The Royal Albert Hall has been transformed into Westminster Abbey for a concert which features the four anthems that Handel wrote for George II's coronation in 1727, including the famous Zadok The Priest.

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; Coronation anthem: The King shall rejoice; Motet: Salve Regina; Organ Concerto in F, Op 4, No 4 (original version); Coronation anthem: Zadok the Priest

BBC Orchestras

David Matthews: Symphony No 3
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

Elgar: The Sun Goeth Down
Susan Gritton (soprano)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

3 hours