Mozart, Vivaldi and Handel by Candlelight
Mozart – Salzburg Symphony No 2
Mozart – Church Sonata in D
Mozart – Serenata Notturna
Vivaldi – Summer
Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor
Vivaldi – Sinfonia ‘Alla Rustica’
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – Concerto Grosso in A Op 6 No 11
Bach – Air on the G String
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Belmont Ensemble of London
Helen Davies Violin
Pippa Harris Violin
Peter G Dyson Conductor
The Belmont Ensemble of London was founded by its Musical Director, Peter Dyson in 1991, It is now one of the busiest and finest chamber orchestras in the capital.
The Belmont Ensemble was the pioneering force in establishing the famous series of baroque concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields in the early 1990s and in 2012 the orchestra celebrates its 21st Birthday. They have now given over 500 concerts at the famous Trafalgar Square Church attracting large international audiences to their regular concerts.
The Orchestra was originally established to enable exceptional music graduates the opportunity to bridge the gap between leaving conservatoire and finding full-time employment, within a professional environment. Now a seasoned fixture on the London musical scene, the orchestra receives no subsidies or sponsorship, relying purely on enterprising programming and box office receipts.
The Belmont Ensemble is a highly flexible group with a dedicated core of string players for baroque music; it can adapt to encompass forces for large romantic concertos and choral works, to contemporary commissions.
“The band played with gusto… a very good chamber group” The Independent
“Quite delightful, wholly witty and wonderfully rhythmic, the ensemble’s playing is light, playful and precise” American Record Guide
“One of the UK’s most exciting orchestras” Classic FM