Crown Ceremonial: A Celebration of English Coronation Music

Concert details

This year’s Summer Concert will commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III with a programme of music from Coronations through the ages.

Looking back over all the Coronations for which there are records it becomes readily apparent that hundreds of pieces of music have been performed over the centuries, so in order to narrow the choice down our Music Director, Clifford, decided only to include music that was specifically composed for a Coronation of King or Queen of England.  The choice was then narrowed further to create a programme of music to replicate the same order of performance as in the actual coronation service. Some pieces have enjoyed repetition in every Coronation since they were composed, like Parry’s I was glad when they said unto me  (Psalm 122) from 1902 onwards, and Handel’s Zadok the Priest from 1727 onwards. 
We are obviously not privy to any of the Royally commissioned works for this year’s Coronation, so for any masterpieces which you may hear on May 6th you will have to wait a while for a ‘live’ performance  by TFC in Thanet. You can, however, look forward to works by, amongst others, Handel, Parry, Alcock, Vaughan Williams and Elgar – a true celebration of English Coronation Music.
Organ accompaniment – and a rendition of Sir William Walton’s splendid coronation march Crown Imperial – will be provided by Jeremy Lloyd, Assistant Music Director and Sub-Organist at Rochester Cathedral. 
Tickets for this concert cost £12 (students and children £2), which includes a complimentary glass of wine or non-alcoholic alternative at the end of the concert.
Unfortunately we have been experiencing problems with our online ticket purchase facility, which is therefore temporarily unavailable. Tickets are, however, available from our Ticket Secretary on 01304 620560, from Choir members and on the door. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. All seating is unreserved. 
There is pay-and-display parking opposite the Church, and on-street parking in nearby roads, including Crow Hill, Rectory Road and Eastern Esplanade



Date(s) - 01/07/2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Holy Trinity Church


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