(zā`dŏk), in the Bible. 1 Founder of a prominent priestly family. 2 One of David's men. 3 Grandfather of Jotham. 4 Sealer of the Covenant. 5 High priest. 6,7 Builders of the wall. 8 Scribe. The last two may be the same.
The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, led by conductor Tecwyn Evans, then kicked off with Handel's Zadok The Priest, chosen as a piece to welcome beginners and children into the classical world.
Who would ever have envisaged Zadok The Priest - the Champions League anthem - being blared out at Fir Park on a memorable night against Panathinaikos as the Well boys took their bow in qualifiers in 2012?
The singers who make up Shir Ba'Emek from the Israeli city of Afula are students, mothers and professionals of various walks of life who get together for rehearsal every Tuesday evening under the direction of Yoram Zadok of the Afula Music Conservatory.
They are joining the Spires Philharmonic Chorus under the baton of Colin Touchin for a programme which features Elgar's Empire March and The Music Makers, as well as Handel's Zadok the Priest and Purcell's Rondo from Abdelazar.