Truro Choral Society: Music for a Coronation : 11 Mar, Truro

March 11, 2023 | 7:30 pm 10:00 pm
Truro Cathedral, St Mary’s St, Truro TR1 2AF

Truro Choral Society
Truro Symphony Orchestra

with choirs from Truro School and Truro High School
Conductor: Martin Palmer
Orchestra Leader: Philip Montgomery-Smith

To celebrate their 60th-anniversary season, Truro Choral Society has chosen to celebrate coronations in 2023, the year of the crowning of King Charles III. 

This concert begins with Parry’s thrilling “I Was Glad”, usually the opening choral work in British coronation ceremonies. The orchestra then performs Vaughan Williams’ lovely Oboe Concerto where the soloist is ex-Truro School pupil, now professional performer, Ellie Sullivan. Imogen Dowse, a current Truro School student, is the soloist in Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Elgar’s “Give Unto the Lord” ends the first half. Mozart’s fine Coronation Mass is the climax of our concert; its nickname was probably given because of its popularity in Vienna at imperial coronations.


Parry: I Was Glad

Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto

Eleanor Sullivan, oboe

Elgar: Cello Concerto (1st movement)

Imogen Dowse, cello

Elgar: Give Unto The Lord


Mozart: Coronation Mass

Evie Harrison & Chloe Lansdowne, sopranos

Millie Montgomery-Smith  & Celia Stoddart, altos

Ben Hoadley, tenor

Charlie Murray, bass

Truro Choral Society is sponsored by estate agents Shore Partnership

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