Friday 20 July 2018

A fantasy coronation at Ely Cathedral

Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli Roar
Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli are celebrating An English Coronation on Monday 23 July 2018 at Ely Cathedral, when they will be performing music from four 20th century coronations, that of Edward VII (1902), George V (1911), George VI (1936), and Elizabeth II (1953). Gabrieli will be bringing together nearly 400 musicians, including 250 young singers from Gabrieli Roar, not to mention a full symphony orchestra and fanfare trumpeters. And the following day will be recording the music for Signum Classics.

The repertoire will include music by Elgar, Wood, Tallis, Howells, Purcell, Vaughan Williams and more, in addition to the world premiere of a new Fanfare and National Anthem by David Matthews.The result will be music for a fantasy coronation service, taking in some of the music iconic British music from the 20th century and beyond.

Gabrieli Roar is a partnership between Gabrieli and a network of diverse British youth choirs. Taking a bold stance on the ability of young singers, Gabrieli challenges the young singers to perform side-by-side with professional musicians and immerses them in the renowned energy of Gabrieli’s performances and recordings.

Full details from the Gabrieli website.

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