A Royal Occasion (All Saints Lindfield)

A Royal Occasion (All Saints Lindfield)

St George’s Chapel from the Altar, Windsor Castle, Thomas Sutherland, 1819, via Wikimedia Commons

In this Platinum Jubilee year, we will be celebrating 400 years of music written for and performed at the great royal coronations, weddings and funerals. From spectacular works of imperial splendour to exquisite, contemplative miniatures, they neatly mirror the history of both the country and the family they honour.

The exciting programme features both much-loved and lesser-known works:

Zadok the Priest – George Frideric Handel
Rejoice in the Lord alway – Anon
Eternal Source of Light Divine – George Frideric Handel
Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
Thou knowest Lord – Henry Purcell
Blest are the departed – Louis Spohr
Coronation March – Edward Elgar
Gloria in Excelsis – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Jubilate Deo – Benjamin Britten
I was Glad – Sir C Hubert H Parry
This is the Day – John Rutter
Let the Bright Seraphim – George Frideric Handel
Let thy hand be strengthened – John Blow
How lovely are thy dwellings – Johannes Brahms
Crown Imperial – William Walton
Laudate Dominum – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Blest pair of Sirens – Sir C Hubert H Parry

We are delighted to be joined by the three musicians who so memorably performed Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle in 2018.

Elin Manahan Thomas David Blackadder Luke Bond




Elin Manahan Thomas released her début album Eternal Light in 2007 with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has since performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, and with leading orchestras and conductors.

David Blackadder is recognised as one of the world’s leading period trumpeters. His expertise has taken him around the globe and continues to do so, as he collaborates with some of the most exciting figures in classical music.

Luke Bond is the Assistant Director of Music of St George’s Chapel following appointments at Clifton College, The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick and eight years as Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral.

To purchase tickets for this concert, which are being sold by All Saints Church, please click here.

For details of our second performance, on 25th June at Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London, please click here.