Chester Choir teach Coronation Hymns for Platinum Jubilee
A leading Chester Choir gives singers the opportunity to learn and perform George Frideric Handel’s iconic Coronation Anthems ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year.
Led by renowned music director Martin Bussey, the workshop, organized by Chester Bach Singers, will be held at All Saints Parish Church in Hoole, Chester on Saturday February 5 from 12.30pm with rehearsals between 1pm and 4.30pm.
The pieces will include Zadok The Priest, probably the most famous and recognizable of Handel’s coronation hymns, which was performed at the Queen’s coronation. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to sing Handel’s hymns before performing them live in an informal evening performance at 5:15 p.m.
Coincidentally, the workshop and performance take place on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne following the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952.
Helen Crich, President of Chester Bach Singers, said: “All singers are invited to join us for this special workshop which takes an in-depth look at Handel’s lively and joyful coronation hymns in this year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. After the workshop, there will be homemade refreshments and an informal concert for attendees and members of the public.”
Strict Covid safety protocols will be in place for the workshop and performance. Tickets for the workshop which includes tea/coffee and homemade cakes cost £15. Public tickets for the show cost £5 including refreshments. Parking will be available at the nearby United Reformed Church.
Full details can be found at www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk and seats can be booked online.