Handel’s Fireworks

Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra: 02/12/2017

The programme includes:

Dettingen Te Deum
The King Shall Rejoice
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Zadok the Priest

Composed for the coronation of King George II, and performed at every coronation since, Zadok the Priest and The King Shall Rejoice have stamped their mark on music history as some of the most powerful and evocative works to have been composed for such an event.

Made up of 18 short movements for chorus and soloists, the Te Deum is one of Handel’s most splendid works, written to celebrate King George II’s triumphant return from the Battle of Dettingen in 1743.

The concert also features the famous Fireworks Music, composed in 1749 to accompany the royal celebrations for the ending of the War of the Austrian succession.

Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra

Director | Christopher Monks

 

Available performances

  • 2nd December 2017 12:00 am, Malvern Theatres, Great Malvern
    Ticket prices from: £19.60
    Box office number: 01684 892 277
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