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A Coronation Celebration with Simon Callow

3rd May


£30 Standard, £20 Under 25

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The award-winning ORA Singers presents a spectacular concert celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III. 

Join ORA Singers and the group's Director, Suzi Digby OBE, for a one-time-only performance with organ, brass and percussion exploring Music from Royal Occasions through four centuries, with favourites from Purcell, Handel, Byrd, and Parry, and other stunning works, that have been performed at Royal weddings and Coronations. 


Thomas Weelkes - O Grant the King a Long Life

Reading 1 - King James I (Gilbert Dugdale)

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry - I was Glad

Judith Weir - By Wisdom 

William Byrd - I will not leave you comfortless 

John Rutter - This is the Day 

Reading 2 - King Charles II (Samuel Pepys)

James MacMillan - Who shall separate us 

Anon. attrib. Redford - Rejoice in the Lord alway 

Henry Purcell - Hear my prayer

Bob Chilcott - O Lord Make Thy Servant, Elizabeth Our Queen

Reading 3 - King George IV (Thomas Creevy)

William McKie - We wait for thy Loving kindness

Paul Mealor - Ubi Caritas

Hymn arr. Vaughan Williams - All people that on earth do dwell

Reading 4 - Queen Elizabeth II (Henry “Chips” Channon)

Peter Boyer - World Premiere Commission by ORA Singers to mark Coronation of King Charles III, 2023

George Frideric Handel - Zadok the Priest

This concert will feature the World Premiere of a new work by the multi-award winning composer, Peter Boyer, setting brand new text written to mark the Coronation. ORA Singers will be joined by the renowned actor, Simon Callow, reading first-hand accounts of Coronations across the centuries.


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Please note there are no public toilets on site, the nearest are located just outside the church on the Piazza.

Please note there is no set seating for this event. 

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A Coronation Celebration with Simon Callow

3 May 2023


£30 Standard, £20 Under 25

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