Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by Candlelight
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Bach – Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D Minor
Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach – Adagio for Oboe and Strings
Bach – Air on the G String
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – Oboe Concerto in G
Vivaldi – Sinfonia ‘Alla Rustica’
Vivaldi – Spring and Summer from ‘The Four Seasons’
Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor
Belmont Ensemble of London
Helen Davies Violin
Pippa Harris Violin
Geoffrey Coates Oboe
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.