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Bach, Handel and Mozart by Candlelight

Thursday 18 October 2018

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Part of the Sound of St Martin’s, our annual series of concerts celebrating the musical life of this unique institution.

The music programme at St Martin’s embraces concerts, music in worship, our innovative Great Sacred Music series as well as an exciting range of broadcasts, recordings and podcasts.


Mozart – Church Sonata in C, K. 328
Handel – Arias from Messiah
Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Bach – Ich habe genug, BWV 82
Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525

Helen Lacey Soprano
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Andrew Earis Director


Helen Lacey graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first-class honours degree in 2017. During her studies, she was awarded the Chris Petty Prize for English Song and the Elsie Thurston Prize. In August 2017, Helen performed at the Tête à Tête opera festival in a world premiere of ‘Citizens of Nowhere’, an opera-ballet by Rambert’s composer in Residence, Anna Appleby. Helen is a regular concert soloist; recent performances include: Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Rochester Cathedral, Mozart’s Requiem at St Martin-in-the-fields, Britten’s Te Deum at the Royal Albert Hall, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb at Leeds Town Hall (broadcast on BBC Radio 3) and Faure’s Requiem at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. 

The Brandenburg Sinfonia (Artistic Director: Bob Porter) is also in great demand abroad and has, in recent years visited France, USA, Bermuda, the Channel Islands, Barbados, Cyprus, Malta and St Petersburg. The varied range of activities undertaken by the orchestra include a major concert series at St Martin-in-the- Fields and a major Classical Music cruise on the QE2. One of the recent highlights was an International Opera Gala conducted by Richard Bonynge in the presence of HRH Prince Charles. A large number of artists of international standing have worked with the orchestra including Richard Bonynge, Yvonne Kenny, Emmanuel Hurwitz, Lesley Garrett, John Georgiadis, John Wallace, Emma Kirkby, James Bowman and Gordon Hunt. Its repertoire ranges from Bach to Lloyd Webber and its members give over one hundred performances of orchestral, chamber choral and operatic music during the year.

Andrew Earis is Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields where he oversees the music programme at this busy London church. Recent performances include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Beethoven Mass in C with Southbank Sinfonia. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Imperial College, London, and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester. In addition to his duties at St Martin’s, Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio’s religious output as a producer of programmes including Radio 4 Sunday Worship and Radio 3 Choral Evensong.

A limited number of under-30s tickets are available for this concert, priced £5. Please enquire in person at the box office.

Dates, Times & Book

Thu 18 Oct 7:30 PM £29/£25/£18/£13/£9 Book

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