Marking one year since the Coronation of King Charles III, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the National Youth Chamber Choir (18-25 Years) join forces in a Coronation-inspired collaborative performance at the London Handel Festival. Alongside the remarkable array of performers, four of the UK’s most dynamic and acclaimed composers have been commissioned by the London Handel Festival to write companion pieces to Handel’s timeless Coronation Anthems.

Handel’s four Coronation Anthems have found their way into the heart of the British choral scene, being performed at every British Coronation since King George II. This concert celebrates the continued impact and legacy Handel has on musicians and audiences today. The new works performed will shine new light on some of his most popular Coronation Anthems. 

The performance is conducted by Sofi Jeannin, making her London Handel Festival debut.


Conductor Sofi Jeannin 

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

National Youth Chamber Choir (18-25 Years)


Four Coronation Anthems G. F. Handel

Zadok the Priest HWV 258

My heart is inditing HWV 261

Let thy hand be strengthened HWV 259

The King Shall Rejoice HWV 260

London Handel Festival Commissions:

In thy Beauty (LHF Commission) Anna Clyne

Rejoice! (world premiere) Héloïse Werner 

Strength! (world premiere) Ben Nobuto

Exceeding Glad! (world premiere) Roderick Williams OBE

Coronation Celebration online preview April 4th | 6.30pm