“An impressively poised, solemn, and moving performance that brought honor to all the ensembles involved”
Jeremy Eichler
Boston Globe
5 March 2012
(Britten War Requiem)


Fit for a Queen

Music from the 1953 coronation of Elizabeth II
in celebration of her jubilee year

The Providence Singers
Betsy Burleigh, Artistic Director

The Brown University Chorus
Bradley Naylor, Visiting Conductor

Patrick Aiken  Organist

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Sayles Hall, Brown University
3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at St. Mary’s Church, Bristol


Hubert Parry
I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me
Herbert Howells
Behold, O God
William H. Harris
Let My Prayer Come Up Into Thy Presence *
Georg Friderick Handel
Zadok the Priest

George Dyson

Confortare Be Strong *

John Redford
William Byrd

Rejoice in the Lord Alway
I will Not Leave You Comfortless
Homage anthems performed by the Brown University Chorus

Ralph Vaughan Williams
All People that on Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth)
O Taste and See *
Charles Villiers Stanford
Gloria in Excelsis
Orlando Gibbons
Threefold Amen
The Brown University Chorus
William Walton
Te Deum Laudamus *
The combined choirs
Gordon Jacobs (arr.)
Finale: God Save the Queen


* Music composed for the coronation in 1953