A picture of the Shrewsbury Concert Band at the Silvester Horne

Music Fit for a King

At the Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton

Friday 5th May 2023 at 7.30pm

Friday Night At The Horne Brings you:

A Concert celebrating the Crowning of His Majesty King Charles III

Celebrate the Coronation of our King with rousing and historic music associated with coronations and other majestic celebrations for over 1000 years. Our old friend and conductor, Ken Lumley, is bringing the Shrewsbury Concert Band to the Silvester Horne once again for an evening of celebration which will include a glass of sparkling wine, or something else of your choice.

‘Zadoc The Priest’ is well known as a celebratory choral work. Composed by Handel in 1727, it is one of his most well-known works sung at the coronation of every English/British monarch since.  The words go back further. They refer to the occasion when the priest, Zadoc, anointed King Soloman at around 970 BCE, and were used in 973 at the coronation of King Edgar at Bath Abbey and at every English/British coronation since.    

Drawing on the rich historical tradition of Coronation Music to be performed by the Band, includes:

  • Byrd Suite – James 1   1603+
  • Royal Fireworks Music   (Handel)   -George II 1749
  • Severn Suite (Elgar) -Edward VIII
  • Crown Imperial (Walton)   – George VI
  • Zadok the Priest (Handel) George I + Victoria
  • Imperial March (Elgar)    – George V
  • Marching Song (Holst)   – George VI
  • Fantasia on the Alleluia Hymn (Jacob) – Elizabeth II

A fitting tribute to our Monarch on the Eve of His Coronation, and we hope that you will join us on this special evening.

Tickets £12 adult, 18 under £6, available on line, silvesterhorneevents.co.uk or from Church Stretton Town Council Office, or from Outdoor Depot, 1 Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton. For more information please ‘phone 01694 720132.

Mike Walker

Tickets: £12 or under 18’s £6 are available from: The Outdoor Depot, 1 Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, and from Church Stretton Town Council Office, or on-line here.

For more information please phone 01694 720132

Mike Walker.