7.30pm Monday, 25th September 2017

Celebrating the great composers of the early English Choral tradition, this programme of music by Handel and Purcell sees The Choir of St George’s Chapel joined by a period instrument ensemble.

The first half combines two choral works by Purcell written to honour St Cecilia, patron saint of music, with the incidental music for Aphra Behn’s play Abdelazar, whose Overture became the theme on which Britten based The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. The second half features one of Handel’s Chandos Anthems, and his ever-popular Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah.

The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Luke Bond Organ
James Vivian Director of Music
Purcell Te Deum in D, Z232
Purcell Abdelazer Suite, Z570
Purcell Welcome to all pleasures, Z339
Handel In the Lord put I my trust, HWV 247
Handel Organ Concerto No. 4, HWV 292 for Solo Keyboard
Handel Hallelujah, from HWV 56

Duration: 2 hours

Ticket Price: £8 Quire (No view of performance), £17 Nave Aisles (Unreserved), £25, £28, £35 Central Nave

Seating areas are approximate locations

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