Roderick Williams to sing at the coronation service for King Charles III

It has been announced that Roderick Williams OBE will be one of three soloists to perform during the coronation service for King Charles III at Westminster Abbey on the 6th May 2023.    Roderick will sing alongside bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and soprano Pretty Yende with a specially assembled “coronation orchestra” conducted by Sir Anthony Pappano.   In addition to his performance as a soloist, Roderick is also one of ten British composers who have been commissioned to write music for the service.


“It is hard to put into words how excited and honoured I am to have been chosen both to sing at His Majesty’s Coronation and also to contribute a brand new piece of music,” Roddy commented. “To be a part of this historic occasion is humbling and awe-inspiring.  His Majesty’s love of the arts and music in particular is of huge importance to all of us in this profession and we are grateful for the opportunity to showcase British music-making in this most magnificent setting. I look forward to playing my part in this great celebration.  On a personal note, it is especially gratifying for me to be able to stand alongside my two young nephews who happen to be choristers in the Westminster Abbey Choir.  I am sure this day will live long in all our memories.”


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