London Pass BlogBack to Blog
University choir to perform lost Handel anthem
Published: Friday 8th of May 2009
The University of Portsmouth choir is set to play a forgotten piece by George Friedrich Handel.
It is believed that the funeral anthem was originally commissioned by King George II to play during the burial of his wife Queen Caroline.
"Handel's music has extraordinary energy and emotion – he seems to be able to tap into something deep and universal in people," commented University of Portsmouth music lecturer George Burrows.
He added that his music is "so loved and so relevant", with the choir having undergone rehearsals for the last three months in preparation.
The piece is due to be sung tomorrow (May 9th) by a 70-strong choir, which is made up of both students and staff at the university.
Fans of the famous composer can find out more about him by visiting Handel House Museum free of charge with the London Pass.
He is said to have composed many of his famous pieces at the residence, including the Messiah and Fireworks Music.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 Things to do in London: Indulge your sweet tooth at the M&M store
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Capture the sights and sounds of London with the Photo Walks of London tour
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 London attractions: Go for a glide-by on a Thames River Cruise
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Lebanese artist hits headlines at the Tate
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Join King Henry VIII at the Medieval Banquet
Monday 29th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Witness the best games in history at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis museum
Saturday 27th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Learn the language of the sea aboard HMS Belfast
Friday 26th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Get the ball rolling with an Arsenal Stadium Tour
Thursday 25th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Say hallo to All Hallows Church in London
Wednesday 24th of April 2013 Things to do in London: War Child draws to a close at the British Music Museum
Tuesday 23rd of April 2013 Things to do in London: Add a touch of royalty to your trip at the Queen's Gallery