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Four Centuries of Music for Monarchs

2014-03Join us for our next Southern Voices concert ‘A Royal Progress’ in Winchester on 15 March.

Our Spring concert will focus on the Best of British – a collection of favourite pieces associated with coronations and other national events, ranging from music written by Purcell and Handel for the House of Hanover to works by John Rutter and Paul Mealor, which were commissioned for celebrations in the 21st century.

The concert will help raise funds for the charity SWVG, which helps befriend and support asylum seekers and refugees in the Southampton area. For further details visit swvg-refugees.org.uk/

Saturday 15 March at 7:30
St Michael’s Church, Culver Road, Winchester SO23 9JE

Tickets prices: £14
Available now from Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group:
email secretary@swvg-refugees.org.uk or phone 07503 176350

Programme

Zadok the Priest – Handel
I was glad – Purcell
I was glad – Parry
Ubi caritas – Mealor
This is the day – Rutter
O taste and see – Vaughan Williams
Coronation Te Deum – Walton
All people that on earth do dwell – Vaughan Williams
Behold, O God our defender – Howells
O hearken thou – Elgar
O clap your hands – Gibbons
Gloria in excelsis – Stanford
Hallelujah Chorus – Handel
Confortare – Dyson

director – Katherine Dienes-William

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Royal Wedding day preparations

I went home on Thursday 28 April the long way round – via Green Park, Buckingham Palace and Westminster. Things were starting to warm up with most of the press in place and people starting to set up camp along the route. I was looking forward to watching at home on the big screen with the Stoke Village Street Party on Sunday 1 May.

Setting up tents on the Mall

Gathering at the Abbey

Media Centre at Westminster Abbey


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