Handel - Coronation Anthems - St. Martin-in-the-Fields

I played first trumpet in Handel's Coronation Anthems in St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. The section consisted of Russell Gilmour, William Russell & Gareth Hoddinott.

The Joyful Company of Singers and the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists were conducted by Peter Broadbent in this candlelit concert on Thursday 7th of April, as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival 2016 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

The programme was described as 'a feast of Handelian proportions, with the magnificent Dixit Dominus, and the triumphant quartet that forms the Coronation Anthems, including the awe-inspiring Zadok the Priest.'

The oboe and trumpet sections were called for a 16:30 rehearsal in the venue. By 16:38 I had received a text message from the promoter, saying: 'Sounds seriously good.' It was a real thrill to receive such immediate positive feedback and we really felt very appreciated.
The concert was a huge success and the choir and orchestra gave an uplifting performance.

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