Saturday 23rd June - Eternal Source of Light Divine
Viva la Musica is a chamber choir based in Loughborough conducted by our own Fr Simon. This concert featured an all-Handel programme with the Coronation Anthems, the Birthday Ode for Queen Anne (which gave us the title of the concert) and arias from Opera and Oratorio that had royal connections.
Viva were joined by the period chamber orchestra Musica Donum Dei and soloists Judit Feltszeghy, soprano, Tom Williams, countertenor, and Andrew Ashwin, baritone.
This concert sold out and gave those organising the Festival a new understanding of the phrase 'standing room only'!
Pictures of the afternoon rehearsal
...and of the concert