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‘Händel Coronation Anthems - Vox Luminis & Freiburger Barockorchester’

26 Sept.'21
- 19:00

Long live the king!  In 1727, Handel finally became an Englishman. To thank his new country, he composed an impressive hymn in honour of King George II. Following its premiere, this composition would go on to be played at every coronation of a new monarch thereafter.  In France, at the court of Versailles, de Lalande's Te Deum was the favoured soundtrack for important royal celebrations. Having composed it in 1684, the piece remained very popular at court throughout the Baroque period. The same honour was bestowed on Caldara's Te Deum, albeit at the Habsburg Imperial Court. Vox Luminis joins forces with the acclaimed Freiburger Baroque Orchestra to make this festive music resonate in the perfect acoustics of Horta’s palace.

Freiburger Barockorchester

orchestra

Vox Luminis

vocal ensemble

Lionel Meunier

artistic direction

Gottfried von der Goltz

Leader

Programme
Antonio Caldara

Te Deum

Georg Friedrich Händel

Coronation Anthems I-IV

Georg Muffat

Concerto grosso no 8 in F major, Coronatio Augusta

Michel-Richard de Lalande

Te Deum

Education

Secondary Education

Higher Education

2021-2022

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Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Co-production

Co-presentation

In the framework of

  • The European Galas