HANDEL: MUSIC FOR THE ROYALS
Bernard Labadie Conductor
Lydia Teuscher Soprano
Iestyn Davies Countertenor
Neal Davies Bass Baritone
Peter Franks Trumpet
Gregory Batsleer Chorus Director
HANDEL Coronation Anthems: Zadok The Priest; The King Shall Rejoice
HANDEL Water Music Suite No 1 in F
HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks
HANDEL Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
George Frideric Handel was a superstar composer in 18th-century
London. But he saved his most extravagant offerings for royal
occasions, creating music expressly conceived to impress and astonish.
Join distinguished Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie for some of
Handel’s dazzling works designed to delight kings and queens, in the
company of a starry line-up of international soloists and the choral
might of the SCO Chorus.
The exuberant Water Music, written for George I to hear on the River
Thames, and the glittering Music for the Royal Fireworks, created for
a spectacular pyrotechnic display in 1749 to mark the end of war, are
rightly two of Handel’s best-loved works.
The roof-raising choral glories of Zadok the Priest and The King Shall
Rejoice – two of the four Coronation Anthems written for the
accession of George II in 1727 – open and close the concert in
lavish style, while the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne is a joyful
anniversary celebration from 1713.
Subscription booking opens: 10am Wednesday 25 May
Single ticket booking opens: 10am Monday 27 June
HOW TO BOOK YOUR SUBSCRIPTION:
Book for a minimum of 4 concerts to be eligible for the Subscription
discounts. If you were an SCO Subscriber in 2019/20, we have secured
your seats and will hold them until Friday 24 June.
Subscribe online at www.sco.org.uk/subscriptions
You will be able to renew your Subscription or book a new one online
from 25 May. Online Subscriptions work best for customers who require
the same seats for each performance. If your Subscription is likely to
be more complicated and you would like varying numbers of seats and/or
different seating locations, you are advised to fill out a booking
form and return it by post.
Subscribe by Post:
You will also be able to use the booking forms either within our
2022/23 Season brochure, or, for previous Subscribers, a pre-filled
form that you'll receive at home. All booking forms should be returned
to SCO Subscriptions, 4 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB by Friday 24