City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Schools Chamber Choir
David Ogden conductor
Richard Johnson organ
The splendour and pomp of royal occasions comes to Bristol in this City of Bristol Choir concert celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The choir of 90 singers led by conductor David Ogden and organist Richard Johnson will perform royal music from the 17th century to the present day. The choir will sing anthems from the Coronations of James II, George III and George V together with music written for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation, Royal Wedding and Silver and Golden Jubilees. The programme also features music from the weddings of Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince William including music by Purcell, Handel, Parry, Walton and John Rutter.
The choir will be joined by four outstanding trumpeters from London Brass, including Bristol-born Daniel Newell, a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In the resonant acoustic of St Albans’ Church, the group will play some of the fanfares heard on royal occasions.
Also performing in the concert will be the enchanting voices of the Bristol Schools Chamber Choir singing some of the best-known music with royal connections including Handel’s Let the bright seraphim.
If you like powerful and uplifting choral music then this concert is for you. It promises to be a right royal feast of music!
Zadok The Priest – Handel
The Lord is a sun and shield – Boyce
Coronation Te Deum – Walton
Psalm 150 – Rutter
Let the bright seraphim – Handel
I was glad – Parry
O hearken thou – Elgar
O taste and see – Vaughan Williams
Thou knowest Lord, the secrets of our hearts – Purcell
Tickets £13 (concessions £11, under 18s £5)