Experience ensemble viii

2022 - 2023 Concert series

Please Join Us for Our Last Concert of the 2022-2023 Season! 

We have a very special concert planned to cap off our 2022-2023 season, commemorating the upcoming coronation of King Charles III. This concert replaces one announced earlier in the season.

Vivat! Music for Kings and Queens will be hosted by Arts on Alexander on the campus of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which is located at 2111 Alexander Ave. in Austin, and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Vivat! Music for Kings and Queens
Friday, May 5, 2023

To purchase tickets for this concert, click HERE.

In the summer of 1953, the world watched—through the modern technology of television—a young Elizabeth II be crowned monarch of the United Kingdom, creating a public fascination with the elaborate ceremony, music, and accompanying pomp and circumstance. As the world prepares to witness the coronation of King Charles III on May 6, Ensemble VIII explores the music of the monarchs’ coronations from James I to Elizabeth II in Vivat! Music for Kings and Queens. Music spanning Catholic, Protestant, Restoration, Victorian, and Modern England bind together these ceremonies spanning centuries and offer a musical glimpse into the splendor of these royal occasions. Following the ancient service order of a coronation, music of Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Tomkins, William Child, George F. Handel, and culminating in Parry’s “I Was Glad,” the audience will have an aural first-row seat to Westminster Abbey.

We hope to see you there!

 Hosted by Arts on Alexander on the campus of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2111 Alexander Ave., Austin, TX 78722.

Ensemble VIII is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and by the Texas Commission on the Arts. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.