Baroque Festival: Music for Kings and Queens
Sat / 06 Oct 18 / 7.30pm
Victoria Concert Hall
Presenting Partner: European Union in Singapore
Celebrating EU-ASEAN Friendship in Singapore
Witness the majestic tunes of Purcell and Handel, whose unparalleled mastery of setting the English language to music will be showcased in magnificent choral tributes to kings and queens. Swedish-French conductor Sofi Jeannin conducts the combined forces of the Singapore Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, with German organist Stefan Kießling and Philippine choral director Eudenice Palaruan. Europe and Asia together in song: My heart is inditing of a good matter; and all the people rejoiced! - Handel.
This concert is also dedicated to the late Dr. Goh Keng Swee, founding patron of the SSO, to mark his 100th birthday.
FeaturingSofi Jeannin, conductor / Stefan Kießling, organ/continuo organ / Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Singapore Symphony Choruses / Eudenice Palaruan, choral director
Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Chacony in G minor, Z.730
Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major, "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale"
Coronation Anthem: My Heart is Inditing
Post-concert autograph session with Sofi Jeannin and Stefan Kießling
No admission for infants-in-arms and children below 6 years of age.
Latecomers may expect to be admitted after Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary (20') or Chacony in G minor (4:30'). Subject to change at the discretion of the performers.