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St Martin’s Summer Online Festival: A London Sketchbook

This concert originally broadcast on 20 August, but tickets are still available to view the performance online until 19 September. If you have a ticket, the concert is available for an unlimited number of viewings during this period.

We open our summer online festival with a journey through the heart of musical London, including pieces performed in and around the church in the 17th and 18th centuries. Featuring well-known movements from Purcell’s Abdelazer and Handel’s Water Music, alongside part of Mozart’s London Sketchbook composed during his childhood London residency together with music by Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an extraordinary composer, violinist and conductor born in 1745 in Guadeloupe.


Mozart, arr. Rondeau – Kontratanz (The London Sketchbook)

Purcell – Rondeau from Abdelazer
Purcell – Chaconne in G minor

Handel – Suite in F from Water Music
Overture – Air – Bourrée – Hornpipe

Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de Saint-Georges – Allegro assai from Quartet No 6 in D

Handel – Suite in G from Water Music
Minuet – Rigaudon & Trio – Minuet – Gigue

Mozart – Divertimento in D


Zeb Soanes Presenter
St Martin’s Strings

Our thanks to the supporters of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Trust, who have funded the St Martin’s Summer Online Festival. Help us secure the future of music at St Martin’s by making a donation today.

The performance will be available to ticket holders for 30 days after the initial broadcast with unlimited number of viewings.

As the impact of COVID-19 takes hold, we need people like you to keep helping us and the musicians we work with. Each concert in our festival costs around £2,000 to produce. If you are able to make a donation on top of your ticket price, you will help us to secure the future of music at St Martin’s. Please add your donation at the checkout. Thank you for helping to keep our doors open this year.

Please note that these concerts are pre-recorded in the church with no audience present, and edited together before broadcast. The performers and technical crew carefully adhere to all current government regulation on social distancing.

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