7:30 pm, Tuesday, July 11, 2017
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
A double helping of Handel with his ever-popular Zadok the Priest and the virtuosic Dixit Dominus, a setting of Psalm 110 in eight movements, scored for five-part chorus, soloists, strings and continuo. Handel was only 22 when he wrote it, yet it’s an exceptionally accomplished setting, displaying the young composer’s total mastery.
Complementing this feast of the Baroque will be two pieces originally for orchestra in arrangements for choir, Barber’s Agnus Dei (his famous Adagio for Strings) and Elgar’s Lux Aeterna (“Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations Op.36).