Glorious choral and orchestral music performed at coronations from the 18th to the 20th century.
Milton Keynes Chorale celebrates 70 years of the Queen’s reign with a concert of inspiring choral and orchestral music performed at coronations from the 18th to the 20th century.
With over 120 singers from four choirs, accompanied by Milton Keynes’ new professional orchestra, Alina Orchestra, the concert will feature music performed at coronations from the 18th to the 20th century, from the splendour of Handel’s coronation anthem Zadok the Priest, the emotion of Elgar’s Nimrod, to the rousing spirit of Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance No 1. The concert will include some of the magnificent music heard by the Queen at her coronation on 2nd June 1953, such as Parry’s great anthem I Was Glad, William Walton’s Coronation Te Deum, and his march Crown Imperial, first performed at the coronation of the Queen’s father, George VI.
At the end of the concert, there will be a retiring collection for Willen Hospice, the celebrated centre for the provision of end of life palliative care in Milton Keynes. Any profit from the concert will also go to Willen Hospice.