The Coronation Anthems
The Northern Voices Chamber Choir is celebrating its 5th anniversary on Saturday 5 November with a festive concert at the Aa Church. The concert will focus mainly on Händel’s Coronation Anthems but will also feature other choral and instrumental music that was composed by Händel’s contemporaries. The choir will let the audience experience how the coronation of a great English monarch may have sounded in the 18th century.
Especially for this concert the choir will collaborate with the Nationaal Symfonisch Kamerorkest (NASKA) (the national symphonic chamber orchestra) and a few members of the Marum Showband. Tonight you will also hear the Aa Church’s famous Schnitger organ.
The concert begins with a fanfare of trumpets and drums as the court herald proclaims the king’s arrival. As he is being crowned the choir sings the beautiful The King Shall Rejoice from Händel’s Coronation Anthems. Choir, orchestra and organ take the audience back to the days of King George II.
The Northern Voices Chamber Choir comprises more than twenty-five enthusiastic members. The choir is conducted by Edwin Velvis, who is celebrating his 25th anniversary as a choir director this year. The choir performs six to eight concerts each year. It has a broad repertoire: from English choral music and Bach, to Britten, Pärt and Lauridsen. At intimate concerts they often perform a capella or are accompanied by Henk de Vries, their regular organist. The choir aims to achieve an excellent standard of quality. For more information please see the website Northern Voices.
Pre-sales: adults € 16, children 12 and under € 8
Tickets at the door: adults € 18, children 12 and under € 9