Handel’s Anthems & Fireworks

Be uplifted with joy and jubilation by the timeless anthems and orchestral works of George Frideric Handel. These masterworks endure as the composer’s crowning glories.

Series 3

Program
HANDEL Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-261
HANDEL Concerto for Oboe No. 3 in G minor, HWV 287
HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351

Concert duration approximately 2 hours, including one interval. Please note concert duration is approximate only and subject to change.

Artists
Paul Dyer Artistic Director
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Brandenburg Choir
Emma Black Baroque oboe (Vienna)

It’s big, it’s triumphant, it’s stirring and it’s joyful!

The music was planned on a grand scale. The Coronation ceremony - an occasion for pageantry and celebration which has remained essentially the same for over a thousand years.

The opening of Handel's first anthem Zadok the Priest is one of the most breathtaking moments in musical history. Written for the Coronation of George II, which took place at Westminster Abbey on 11 October 1727, it has been performed at every English Coronation since. The Anthems stir feelings of pride, pomp, expectation, excitement, and enormous exhilaration.

For the first time, the Brandenburg Choir will perform the complete set of the Coronation Anthems alongside his spectacular Royal Fireworks Music and as a very special treat, internationally acclaimed Baroque oboist Emma Black will return from Vienna to perform a musical jewel: Handel’s sublime Oboe Concerto No. 3.

Venue Details
City Recital Hall
2-12 Angel Place
Sydney NSW 2000

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street
Southbank VIC 3006

Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Corner Grey and Melbourne Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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