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Music to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including favourites such as Zadok the Priest and I was glad

Leeds Minster

2-6 Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DJ

Saturday 11 June, 7.30pm

Tickets £15, Concessions £12, Free FTE / Under-18 (to include a glass of wine or juice)

Approximate duration 60 minutes

Refreshments will be served afterwards


I was glad Hubert Parry
O clap your handsOrlando Gibbons
Zadok the Priest Georg Friedrich Handel
Crown Imperial (organ) William Walton
Thou wilt keep himS S Wesley
Credo from Mass in G minorRalph Vaughan Williams
Sanctus from Mass in G Minor Ralph Vaughan Williams
The HillsJohn Ireland
Te lucis ante TerminumFrancis Jackson
I love all beauteous thingsJudith Weir

St Peter’s Singers

Shaun Turnbull organ

Alexander Woodrow director

The music for this recital is drawn mostly from Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation in 1953, including well-known classics such as Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Parry’s I was glad. The short anthem Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace by SS Wesley, once organist of Leeds Minster, is part of the mix, along with movements from Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor in this his 150th Anniversary.

The programme looks back briefly, as did the Coronation, to the music of Queen Elizabeth I, and forwards to the current day with a composition by the late Francis Jackson from the 2011 Choirbook for the Queen, and a work by Judith Weir, the current Master of the Queen’s Music.

Leeds Minster – access

Public parking is available on the street and in the car park opposite the Palace Hotel at the eastern end of Leeds Minster. There is also a large NCP car park next to Leeds Markets on the other side of the railway, and the John Lewis carpark slightly further away.