We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Learn more here. x

Christmas Baroque by candlelight | London Concertante

When
Saturday December 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Where
Southwark Cathedral, London
Tickets
from £19
Book Online Book by Email
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto' Op 6 No 8 - Arcangelo Corelli
  2. Trio Sonata No 12 in D minor, variations on 'La Follia' Op 1 - Antonio Vivaldi
  3. Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1' K 136 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  4. Concerto Grosso No 7 in B flat Op 6, HWV 325 - George Frideric Handel
  5. Concerto for violin and strings in A minor BWV 1041 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293, from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons' Op 8 - Antonio Vivaldi
  7. Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297, from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons' Op 8 - Antonio Vivaldi

Wrap up warm and make the festive period a little longer as the London Concertante perform a selection of 17th century festive classics by musical masters Bach, Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi and Corelli.

Founded in 1991, the ensemble continues to travel up and down Britain, and beyond with tours throughout Europe and the USA. Recognised for their irresistible musical interpretations and enchanting performance style, it is no surprise that they have continued to find such far reaching support for over 25 years. Reaching critical acclaim on their numerous recordings, London Concertante have found themselves labelled one of the finest chamber ensembles in Europe.

The programme opens with the recognisable Concerto by Corelli, whose original manuscript featured the inscription ‘Made for the Night of Christmas’. An especially fitting piece for this time of year to help kick off this Christmas Bonanza in true festive style. After five short, yet immensely exciting movements, the work concludes with a thought provoking and heart-warming rolling melody on the upper violins that conjures melancholic images of a warm family fire and ‘those good old days’. Accompanying pieces include works by household names of the classical genre: Mozart, Handel and Bach. As London Concertante present their works to you, indulge in the uniqueness of each composer and the variety of characters, moods and emotions they create, as the orchestra gracefully interprets the dots on the paper, and transforms them into an aural spectacle in this stunning candlelit venue. A selection of aptly seasonal movements from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons bring a crisp freshness to the programme, with aggressive icy bursts and short, sharp accompaniment. Do not fear, you won’t be left feeling glum and shivery, as the uplifting and optimistic second movement of 'Winter' will warm you perfectly.

If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

“I have rarely seen more passionate, talented people, yet so down to earth, funny and warm… Thank you for an enchanting evening”
– a happy audience member (October 2017)

“Really accessible, entertaining and beautiful.”
– another happy audience member (November 2017)

“The phrasing had a grace and breadth, the sound a real glow”
– The Independent


Venue
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
London
SE1 9DA
England
This advertisement was submitted by London Concertante.
Print or Save this concert's QR code



Disclaimer: We endeavour to supply full and accurate information but cannot be held responsible for any errors.
Please check with the ticket vendor before you purchase your ticket. PLEASE REPORT BAD CONTENT

©2018 Concert Diary Ltd. The interactive Concert Guide specialising in listings for Opera, Ballet and Classical Music Concerts.