Happy and Glorious: A Musical Celebration for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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Hosted by:
Catholic Diocese of Nottingham
2 June 2022
St Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5AE, United Kingdom
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On Thursday 2nd June 2022, the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham are kickstarting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend with a concert in her honour, at Nottingham Cathedral. At the invitation of Bishop Patrick McKinney, civic dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant Sir John Peace, will be in attendance and it promises to be a joyful musical celebration marking the extraordinary life and service of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Speaking ahead of the event, the bishop shared his delight ‘that we can host this exciting concert at Nottingham Cathedral as a way of expressing our admiration for Queen Elizabeth in this her Platinum Jubilee Year.’

Conducted by Gregory Treloar, Director of Music for the Diocese of Nottingham, the concert features a selection of royal themed pieces, including Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ and Mozart’s ‘Coronation Mass K.317.’ It will also include music by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry and a number of ‘Last Night of the Proms’ favourites.

The evening has a distinctly ecumenical flavour drawing together a number of local choirs: Nottingham Cathedral Choir, Derby Cathedral Choir, St Andrew’s with Castle Gate Choir and Nottingham Cathedral Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs. It will also feature the award-winning Helix Ensemble, an orchestral group of musicians from across the East Midlands and Mr Alexander Binns, Director of Music at Derby Cathedral on the Organ.

In the midst of preparations for the concert, Gregory commented,

‘I am really excited to be joining forces with local churches and musicians in what promises to be a joyful event on a scale we haven’t see at the Cathedral for quite some time, due to the pandemic. At a time of national celebration, it is great to be welcoming people from across the city, county and diocese to celebrate Her Majesty’s remarkable life of service.’

Tickets start at £8.00 and include a glass of wine/soft drink in the beautiful Cathedral gardens during the interval. Doors open at 630pm for a 7.00pm start.