A Royal Occasion (Holy Trinity Sloane Square)

A Royal Occasion (Holy Trinity Sloane Square)

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. Alongside this work, we will perform music by Purcell, Brahms, Elgar, Parry and Rutter.

Join us for this spectacular concert in the beautiful surroundings of Holy Trinity Sloane Square. Dubbed the Cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement by the Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, the interior is a veritable jewel-box of stained glass, sculpture and highly wrought metalwork by many of the finest artists and craftsmen of the late 19th century.

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.

Tickets £25 | £20 concessions | £10 students/aged 21 and under

You are booking tickets for the second performance of this concert, on 25th June at Holy Trinity Sloane Square.

To purchase tickets for our first performance, on 18th June in Lindfield, West Sussex, which are being sold by All Saints Church, please click here.