100 Years of British Coronations / Instruments of Time and Truth

Instruments of Time and Truth musicians standing in front of the Sheldonian

 A dazzling pageant of ceremonial music premiered in London: from Purcell’s ‘My Heart is Inditing’ to Handel’s blazing ‘Zadok', taking in lesser-known gems from Jeremiah Clarke, Henry Cooke, John Blow and William Boyce’s glorious ‘The King Shall Rejoice’, gleaming with trumpets. These were the resplendent choral works that accompanied the crowning of Kings and Queens, from the Restoration of Charles II to the coronation of George III.

Instruments of Time and Truth are Oxford’s very own Baroque orchestra, directed by renowned conductor Edward Higginbottom.

Ticket Information

Standard ticket prices range from £15 - £42

Concession ticket prices range from £7.50 - £21

Concessions for Full Time Students, Under 26s, Patrons with Disabilities, Wheelchair Users, and Patrons on Universal Credit. 

If you require a wheelchair space or accessible seating for this event, please call 01865 305 305 or email boxoffice@oxfordplayhouse.com for further assistance.


Doors open at 19:00. Latecomers will be admitted at an appropriate break in the performance. 

The running time is approximately 150 minutes, with a finish time of 22:00.