Aldeburgh Music Club: The Amazing Mr Handel

Saturday 16 Mar 2019 7:30pm

Aldeburgh Music Club Choir
Suffolk Baroque Players
Edmond Fivet conductor

Handel Four Coronation Anthems
Suite in G ‘The Water Music’
My song shall be alway from Chandos Anthem No.7
Concerto Grosso No.9 HWV327
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness from Chandos Anthem No.4

Handel’s glorious anthems, commissioned for the coronation of King George ll and Queen Caroline in 1727, are bold and extrovert befitting the grandeur and importance of the occasion. They proved instantly popular and Zadok the Priest has been performed at every coronation since 1727. Suffolk Baroque Players play two of Handel’s most popular orchestral works including the Suite in G major, better known as The Water Music.