On the day of the coronation of King Charles III of England, members of The Really Big Chorus join the Orquestra do Algarve in a concert to commemorate the occasion. The programme includes a performance of Zadok the Priest, a piece that has been sung at every British royal coronation since 1727.
In the summer of 1798 Austria was badly beaten by Napoleon Bonaparte. The Austrian composer, Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), gave the title Missa in Augustiis - Mass in Troubled Times - to his work. It so happened that on the very day of the piece's first performance, Haydn and the audience learned that Napoleon had been defeated by the British forces led by Admiral Lord Nelson. And this was the reason for the work eventually becoming known as The Nelson Mass.
GEORGE FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL (1685 – 1759)
Zadok the Priest
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732 – 1809)
The Nelson Mass
Charlotte Bowden, Soprano
Bethany Horak-Hallett, Mezzo-soprano
William Searle, Tenor
Freddy Long, Baixo
The Real Big Chorus
Bryan Kay, Conductor
Orquestra do Algarve
Igreja de S. Pedro
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THE REALY BIG CHORUS
The Really Big Chorus (TRBC), the UK’s largest choral society, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. It is a truly national organization, with members drawn from choral societies throughout the British Isles, as well as many thousands of individual singers from all around the world. TRBC thinks that everyone – regardless of age or experience - should sing and offers a year-round programme of events open to all; we are the ultimate community choir! Our flagship event is ‘Messiah from Scratch®’ at the Royal Albert Hall in the weeks leading up to Christmas, when singers outnumber the audience by almost two to one; this and our two other RAH concerts also support prominent charities through programme sales and sponsorship. TRBC members also have the opportunity to enjoy choral cruises and undertake extended weekend singing breaks to some of the world’s most exciting cities.