Our talented student vocalists, directed by Rory McCleery, present a concert of celebratory works to coincide with the queen's platinum jubilee, at the beautiful and historic Wesley's Chapel.
Exploring the long history of music associated with British royal occasions, the programme includes choral works written for the coronations of James II (Purcell), George II (Handel), George V (Elgar), George VI (Vaughan Williams) and Elizabeth II herself (Howells).
Please note, this event is free to attend, but seats are limited, so please do sign up to attend, via the 'register now' button above.
- George Frideric Handel, Zadok the Priest (1727)
- Ralph Vaughan Williams, O Taste & See (1952)
- Edward Elgar, Hearken Thou, Op. 64 (1911)
- Henry Ley, A Prayer of King Henry VI (1944)
- Ralph Vaughan Williams, Festival Te Deum (1937)
- William Harris, Holy is the True Light (c.1947)
- Herbert Howells, Behold, O God our defender (c.1952)
- Henry Walford Davies, God be in my Head (1910)
- William Mckie, We wait for thy loving kindness, O God (1947)
- Henry Purcell, I Was Glad (1685)
About City University Chamber Choir
City University Chamber Choir comprises vocalists from the Department of Performing Arts and from across the university. In recent seasons, they have performed large-scale works including Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli ("Paukenmesse") and Vivaldi’s Gloria. In 2018 and 2019, the choir travelled to Paris to participate in the festival de printemps de l’Université PSL, together with other international vocal groups, performing Brahm’s German Requiem and Schubert’s Mass in E flat. They are directed by Rory McCleery, countertenor and founder of the critically acclaimed vocal ensemble The Marian Consort.
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