Gabrieli Consort & Players

New recording - An English Coronation

A spectacular reimagining of a 20th-century royal coronation, An English Coronation is Gabrieli's first liturgical reconstruction in over a decade. Our performance and recording will celebrate the music of four coronations: Edward VII (1902), George V (1911), George VI (1936) and Elizabeth II (1953)

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1114146)

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Campaign target

£7,500

Amount raised

£11,500

Donations

23

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Situation

England's four 20th century royal coronations were significant events both historically and musically. They employed vast numbers of singers and instrumentalists and whilst much of the repertoire is well known it is seldom, if ever, heard as originally conceived. Audiences and musicians alike are deprived of experiencing the lavish drama of these occasions and the exuberant celebration of our shared British culture.

Solution

In July 2018, Gabrieli and the young singers of Gabrieli Roar will perform and record an imagined reconstruction of a 20th century coronation, employing more than 350 musicians across a large-scale choir, an orchestra featuring rare early 20th century instruments and massed fanfare trumpeters. We will give a unique insight into our shared cultural heritage; the subsequent recording will serve as an enduring, high-quality record of these astonishing musical events.

  • The choir‚Äôs tone is full-bodied yet never heavy, offering firm attack and with the sopranos unfazed by the high notes. And the distinctive characters of the period instruments meet every requirement as the seasons change and the orchestral colours with them...

    — BBC Music Magazine, Recording of the Month (Haydn The Seasons, June 2017)

  • Gabrieli Roar stands out as a programme with clear aims, and ... the musical and cultural development of its young singers at its heart. The opportunity to work with their coaches ... helps build the relationships that allow young musicians to perform with freedom and confidence.

    — Thomas Leech, Director, Bradford Catholic Youth Choir (Gabrieli Roar Partner Choir)

  • When Paul McCreesh and his Gabrieli Consort & Players take on a project, they go the whole hog ... The combined result was a wall of thunderous sound that almost knocked you over.

    — Geoff Brown, The Times, 30 August 2011, reviewing a BBC Proms performance of Mendelssohn Elijah

  • The choir’s tone is full-bodied yet never heavy, offering firm attack and with the sopranos unfazed by the high notes. And the distinctive characters of the period instruments meet every requirement as the seasons change and the orchestral colours with them...

    — BBC Music Magazine, Recording of the Month (Haydn The Seasons, June 2017)

  • Gabrieli Roar stands out as a programme with clear aims, and ... the musical and cultural development of its young singers at its heart. The opportunity to work with their coaches ... helps build the relationships that allow young musicians to perform with freedom and confidence.

    — Thomas Leech, Director, Bradford Catholic Youth Choir (Gabrieli Roar Partner Choir)

  • When Paul McCreesh and his Gabrieli Consort & Players take on a project, they go the whole hog ... The combined result was a wall of thunderous sound that almost knocked you over.

    — Geoff Brown, The Times, 30 August 2011, reviewing a BBC Proms performance of Mendelssohn Elijah