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Event 12: University of York Chamber Choir and University Baroque Ensemble

St Michael le Belfrey Church, High Petergate
Monday 8 July 1:00pm

Adults £12.00 | Concessions £10.00 | Students £5.00

A peaceful celebration

Handel Te Deum and Jubilate for the Peace of Utrecht
Biber Battalia

Handel's Te Deum and Jubilate for the Peace of Utrecht were his first public church compositions for England, written in 1713 for a thanksgiving service in St Paul's Cathedral to celebrate a recently signed peace treaty. Composed for large forces, it foreshadows the grand choral style of later English works such as Messiah and the Coronation Anthems. Heinrich Biber's instrumental music has a very individual voice and sonority; his 'suite' of movements Battalia, composed in 1673, is typical programmatic music of the time, its effects ranging from an alarming cacophony of drunken soldiers to slap-pizzicato musket shots!