The Creemore Choral Festival launched on June 13, 2015 with “Music for a King” at St. John’s United Church.
If there was ever a composer who had a flair for a royal occasion it was George Frederick Handel. The first performance of the Creemore Choral Festival presents Handel’s thrilling ‘Coronation Anthems’. Written in 1727 for the coronation of King George II, these works have been performed at every British coronation since their first stirring performance in Westminster Abbey. The concert began with one of Handel’s most famous anthems, Zadok the Priest, and concludes with the perennially popular ‘Halleluia Chorus‘. Between these two royal favourites, the Creemore Festival Singers, a full orchestra and a roster of international soloists will raise the roof with some of Handel’s loveliest music: an occasion fit for a king!