Saturday 25th August 7.30pm – 9.00PM St Mary’s Catholic Church, Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty
The Scholars bring back NZ Barok for this performance of Handel’s “Dixit Dominus” and “Coronation Anthems” which bookend the great baroque master’s career. Written in 1707 while just a fearless student in Italy, “Dixit Dominus” is full of the energy, creativity and the vision of the young man. By contrast, the “Coronation Anthems” show the seasoned composer’s gift for grand ceremonial music. Written for the Coronation of George II, they constitute Handel’s first royal commission in England. So popular is the first anthem, “Zadok the Priest” that it has been performed at the coronation of every British monarch since its composition.