A Royal Occasion
Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Bach’s Trauerode
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus), BWV 106
Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl (Trauerode), BWV 198
George Frideric Handel
Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-261
Zadok the priest
Let thy hand be strengthened
The King shall rejoice
My heart is inditing
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury
MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
You’ll feel like royalty when the Consort’s vocalists and instrumentalists serenade you with exquisite music composed for Kings and Queens. 1727 was a banner year for such outpourings. Bach’s now rarely performed Trauerode (BWV 198) was first heard at a memorial service for the Electress of Saxony and nominal Queen of Poland, Christiane Eberhardine. Further afield in England, George Frideric Handel composed a set of enthralling anthems for the coronation of King George II, introduced by his celebrated work loved by today’s audiences, “Zadok the Priest.”
Margot Rood, soprano
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury, alto
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Jonathan Woody, bass
Running Time: approximately 120 minutes including intermission
Claire & Pierre Wagner, underwriters
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