Boxing Day Baroque
Vivaldi – ‘Autumn’ and ‘Winter’ from Four Seasons
Corelli – Concerto grosso in G minor No 6 op 8 ‘Christmas Concerto’
Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Vivaldi – Christmas Violin Concerto ‘Il Ripsoso’
Bach – Air ‘on a G String’
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Torelli – Christmas Concerto
Handel – ‘Overture’ and ‘Christmas Sinfonia’ from Messiah
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Belmont Ensemble of London
Anna Bradley and Pippa Harris Violins
Peter G Dyson Conductor
The Belmont Ensemble of London was founded by its Musical Director, Peter Dyson in 1991, winning instant critical acclaim. 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. They have now given over 500 concerts at the famous Trafalgar Square Church, where they are firmly established as one of the most popular of the principal orchestras, attracting large international audiences to their regular concerts. 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 orchestra has also performed regularly at London’s Southbank Centre and at numerous Festivals and Music Societies around the country, from Somerset to Sussex and Ludlow to Northampton.
Belmont have broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Channel 4 and Five Television and have recorded an eclectic range of CDs from Vivaldi and Mozart to Bach and Walton.
Peter Dyson is an outstanding English Conductor, described by The Times as a “Baroque specialist” and by the London Evening Standard as “An internationally respected conductor”.
A graduate of the highly acclaimed Advanced Conducting Course at the Royal Academy of Music he was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2000, an honour reserved for the Conservatoires most eminent graduates.
He has guest conducted orchestras around the world, from Guatemala to Latvia and the Czech Republic to Macedonia.
“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