Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert
Music for Royal Occasions
Richardson Auditorium
Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:30pm

Ralph Vaughn Williams - O taste and see
William Walton - Coronation Te Deum
Herbert Howells - Behold, O God, our defender
Henry Purcell - I was glad
Henry Purcell - Hear my prayer
Hubert Parry - I was glad


Henry Purcell - My heart is inditing
William Croft - The Lord is a sun and a shield
Georg Frideric Handel - Zadok the Priest

Princeton University Glee Club
Princeton University Chamber Choir
William Trego Singers
Nassau Sinfonia

Gabriel Crouch, conductor
Eric Plutz, organ

Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students

Music for Royal Occasions
Our annual concert in celebration of the life and legacy of Walter L. Nollner brings three centuries of glorious ceremonial music composed for British coronations to Princeton’s campus. The music ranges from the extremely familiar (Handel’s Zadok the Priest) to the utterly unknown (William Croft’s grand anthem The Lord is a Sun and a Shield was composed for the coronation of George the First exactly three hundred years ago and has been performed in the United States on one solitary occasion since then!). The coronations represented range from James the Second in 1685 to Elizabeth the Second in 1953. 

Introducing the artists
Alongside Princeton University’s Glee Club and Chamber Choir, the concert will feature a professional baroque orchestra, a thoroughly modern 4-manual organ for the 20th Century fireworks (to be played by University organist Eric Plutz), and for the very first time our brand new choir - the William Trego Singers will be joining the Glee Club for Sir Hubert Parry’s I Was Glad.