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Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

Friday 26 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.

Vivaldi – Sinfonia in G
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Mozart – Divertimento in D, K.138
Purcell – Chaconne
Mozart – Divertimento in B flat, K.137
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

Brandenburg Sinfonia
Hilaryjane Parker Violin
Ben Giddens Director/Harpsichord


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.

Before having her family, Hilaryjane Parker held leading positions in many London orchestras and chamber groups, including the Philharmonia, the Orchestra of St Johns and the Kantrovitch Ensemble. From 2000-2002 she was guest Concertmaster of the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen.

She has recently revived her busy schedule, playing regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta and various chamber ensembles.

Hilaryjane read Classics at Oxford University between violin studies with Rosemary Rapaport and Herman Krebbers.

Hilaryjane Parker – Violin

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

Fri 26 Oct 7:30 PM £29/£25/£18/£13/£9 Book

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