The Monday Chat Room features the work and music of the Chester Deo Gratias Choir and they have two concerts during the month of June during the weekend of the Queen’s official birthday and the concerts will include music with a royal connection.
The programme will include two of Handel’s Coronation anthems, Zadok the Priest and ‘Let thy hand be strengthened’. Also The Hallelujah chorus as which happens to be the Queen’s favourite piece of music. Plus a selection of music featured in various coronation celebrations, ‘I will not leave you comfortless’ by Byrd and Stainer’s ‘Gloria’.
The Bible Society have published a book called ‘The Servant Queen’ and so the choir will be singing an arrangement of ‘The Servant King’. Add to that a selection of music from Bach and Karl Jenkins. They will have a superb young 17 year old pianist for both concerts, Toby Stanford from Abbeygate College and he will be their guest soloist.
There will be two performances over the weekend at All Saints Church in Hoole, Chester on Sat 11th June and at Elton Church Hall on Sunday June 12th both commencing at 7.30pm. The Chat Room can be heard on Monday from 13:30 & Tuesday & Friday