Sat 18th June 2022: Music for Royal Occasions – All Saints, Clifton

Saturday 18th June 2022 7:30pm

All Saints, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3ED

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Christopher Finch – conductor

Nigel Nash – accompanist (Organ)

Bristol Bach Choir celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a majestic concert of favourite choral works associated with the Royal Family.  Drawing on masterpieces performed at celebratory and solemn state occasions during the Queen’s life, the concert will feature works instantly familiar alongside the lesser-known.

Two of Handel’s great Coronation Anthems, Zadok the Priest and Let thy hand be strengthened will be performed alongside Parry’s ever-popular setting of I was glad.  Purcell’s melancholy but sublimely affecting setting of The Funeral Sentences provides a poignant juxtaposition.  Additionally music from many of the major royal weddings will be celebrated; including William McKie’s We wait for thy loving kindness written for the Queen’s marriage to Prince Philip, as well as William Mathias’s Let the People Praise thee and Paul Mealor’s Ubi Caritas, commissioned for the weddings of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and Prince William and Kate Middleton respectively.  Our organist, Nigel Nash will additionally perform much loved works by British composers; including Orb and Sceptre by William Walton and Nimrod taken from the ‘Enigma Variations’ by Edward Elgar.

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