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GABRIELI ROAR - AN ENGLISH CORONATION
1902 - 1953

23 July 2018 7:30pm

The massed forces of Gabrieli Roar convene once more for a residential training weekend culminating in a large-scale performance here at Ely Cathedral.

The four coronations of the twentieth century were enormous and extravagant. Replete with festive pageantry, these ceremonies were joyful celebrations of British music, employing tremendous forces. Choirs from across London and beyond were marshalled to provide a chorus of over 400 voices; a full-size symphony orchestra was squeezed into Westminster Abbey, whilst bands of fanfare trumpeters led the pomp and celebration.

EDWARD VII 1902 | GEORGE V 1911 | GEORGE VI 1937 | ELIZABETH II 1953

In the imposing surroundings of Ely Cathedral, Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli will bring the history, ceremony and liturgy of these extraordinary events to life. With his renowned creative flair, McCreesh's painstaking research will provide the springboard for our latest ground-breaking recreation project. The result will be a joyful celebration of five centuries of choral music, performed with the same vast forces as were heard at the coronation services. Alongside an orchestra of rare early-twentieth century instruments, an extended Gabrieli Consort will be amplified by the energetic sound and fresh faces of several hundred young singers from our choral training programme Gabrieli Roar.

www.gabrieli.com/event/english-coronation-ely-cathedral/

Tickets: £10, Students £5, Under 16s & unwaged free with standard concessions, available here or from ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4.30pm)


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