A Handel Celebration (BBC Prom)
The Sixteen's 2009 Prom (Single DVD)
From the Royal Albert Hall
Handel’s Coronation Anthems have delighted audiences ever since their first performance in 1727. They appear in all their glory in this celebratory Prom concert interspersed with a selection of Handel favourites.
Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have long been celebrated for their interpretations of Handel’s great masterpieces. In this 2009 BBC Prom from the Royal Albert Hall they capture some of the composer’s most ebullient moments in concert performance, from the ever popular Arrival of the Queen of Sheba to the ubiquitous sounds of Zadok the Priest. All Four Coronation Anthems
feature on this DVD as well as virtuosic excerpts from the oratorio Semele sung by Carolyn Sampson, and the Organ Concerto in F major performed by Alastair Ross in its original version which finishes with a rousing ‘Alleluia’ chorus.
Bonus features include two works not shown in the BBC Two broadcast - Coronation Anthem My heart is inditing and Salve Regina.
Including Bonus Features:
Exclusive Interview with Harry Christophers
Coronation Anthem My heart is inditing
Salve Regina (Carolyn Sampson soprano)
Artist Biographies and Images
NTSC Region 0 Format