The Trust’s second series of concerts, ‘The Anniversary Series’, was more ambitious than Series 1. It comprised twelve concerts performed from Autumn 2008 to late Spring 2009 and marked the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death. These concerts presented all but one of Handel’s other Organ Concertos and all of John Stanley’s Opus 7 Organ Concertos (as Stanley was Handel’s contemporary and a close friend). Again, each Concerto was played by a different soloist.
This series had an ‘added ingredient’ in that it included all 11 of Handel’s magnificent Chandos Anthems, each one sung by a different choir. The Handel Collection accompanied all the works throughout the Anniversary Series, and also played all of Handel’s Opus 3 Concerti Grossi.