The Coronation Of King George Ii

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Theatre of Early Music with Daniel Taylor

Since the coronation of William the Conqueror at London’s Westminster Abbey in 1066, every British monarch has been crowned in that fabled building in a majestic service filled with pomp, glitter and glorious music. Daniel Taylor, Canada’s internationally renowned countertenor, conductor, and scholar, has searched through the libraries of Westminster Abbey and London’s Chapel Royal, with guidance from leading musicologists. This exhilarating concert is the result of his efforts. It reconstructs the magnificent ceremony that honoured King George II’s ascension to the throne in 1727. It rings with trumpet fanfares, sounding drums and the resplendent music of George Frideric Handel, Henry Purcell, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tallis and other great composers of the British Baroque. It is performed by Theatre of Music, the expert vocal and instrumental ensemble of which Taylor is the Artistic Director. Their CD entitled The Voice of Bach was praised in Gramophone magazine as “serious music-making of the highest order.”
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By: Toronto Summer Music Festival

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