“Close your eyes and it's close to time travel.” The Independent on Sunday
An English Coronation, Ely Cathedral
23 July 2018, 7.30pm
The four coronations of the twentieth century were enormous and extravagant. Replete with festive pageantry, these ceremonies were joyful celebrations of British music, employing a chorus of over 400 voices and a full-sized symphony orchestra.
On Mon 23 July 2018, in the imposing surroundings of Ely Cathedral, Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli will bring these extraordinary events vividly back to life with a programme spanning more than five centuries of choral music. An extended Gabrieli Consort & Players will be amplified by more than 250 young singers drawn from the partner choirs of Gabrieli Roar in a fantasy recreation fit for the ages.