Summer Online Festival – tickets available
St Martin’s is delighted to present St Martin’s Summer Online Festival. Our first concert series since March explores the musical heritage of St Martin’s and features a fresh look at our most-beloved repertoire. Although audiences need to watch from home for now, all the concerts are recorded in St Martin’s and introduced by much loved BBC Radio 4 presenter and author Zeb Soanes. The initial broadcast date of each concert has now passed, but tickets for all three performances continue to be available for purchase. Concerts are available to view an unlimited number of times for ticket holders.
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.
A programme of some of Bach’s most beautiful and virtuosic choral motets on themes of religious longing, comfort and praise, intertwined with the haunting Cello Suite No. 4 and the celebrated Cello Suite No 1.
A portrait of Venice in the Baroque period, with a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria sung by an all-female vocal ensemble, just as in Vivaldi’s first performance at the Ospedale della Pietà. The concert also features one of the many solo vocal introductions he composed for the work, as well as madrigals by Barbara Strozzi, one of the most illustrious singers and composers of her time.
Tickets are available for £10 per concert. Each concert will be available for 30 days after the initial broadcast, and can be viewed as many times as you wish. Book one ticket for all three performances in one transaction and receive 20% off!
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 or see other ways in which you can help.
Our thanks to the supporters of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Trust, who have funded the St Martin’s Summer Online Festival.
Thank you for helping to keep our doors open this year.
Other things to do
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Enjoy Berlioz's incredible oratorio L'Enfance du Christ, exquisitely performed by the Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, under the direction of their visionary founder John Eliot Gardiner.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join St Martin’s Voices for a performance of merriment and festive cheer in the lead up to Christmas.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join St Martin’s Voices in this uplifting celebration of the Christmas season.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
St Martin's Chamber Orchestra presents a family friendly performance of the captivating Paddington Bear's First Concert, based on the childhood favourite book by Michael Bond and composed by Herbert Chappell.
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Trafalgar Sinfonia and their conductor Ivor Setterfield present a lively programme of seasonal Baroque favourites.