An English Coronation 2018

On 23 July 2018, in the imposing surroundings of Ely Cathedral, Gabrieli premiered its first new historical reconstruction programme in nearly a decade: An English Coronation, a celebration of five centuries of choral music. Performed with similarly vast forces as those heard at the four coronations of the last century – a full symphony orchestra of early-twentieth century instruments, choirs of fanfare brass and drums, an extended Gabrieli Consort and nearly 250 young singers from our choral training programme, Gabrieli Roar – the performance was followed by a week of recording sessions ahead of the release of a new double-CD on Winged Lion Records in May 2019.

Photography by Sim Cannetty-Clarke.