Clifton Festival Chamber Choir
Soloists from The Erebus Ensemble
Figo Baroque Ensemble
Tom Williams director
George Frideric Handel Zadok the Priest
Henry Purcell Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite
Remember not, Lord our offences
Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?
Chaconne in G minor
Rejoice in the Lord alway
George Frideric Handel Dixit Dominus
An explosive festival finale, Handel’s virtuosic and vivacious Dixit Dominus is brimming with youthful drama and energy, full of flourishes for choir and orchestra, performed alongside his famous coronation anthem Zadok the Priest. Handel’s music is complemented by Henry Purcell’s anguished Lord, how long wilt that be angry? a kaleidoscope of chromatic invention, and the triumphant Rejoice in the Lord alway.