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Vivaldi The Four Seasons by Candlelight

Saturday 01 February 2020

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.

Programme

Mozart – Divertimento in F
Boyce  – Symphony No 4
Handel – Selection from Water Music Suite in G
Purcell – Chaconne
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

HilaryJane Parker Violin
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Ben Giddens 
Director/Harpsichord

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

Performers

As well as its renowned work in the UK, the Brandenburg Sinfonia 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.

Ben Giddens is a freelance Organist and Pianist based in Reading, Berkshire. From 2009-2012 Ben held the post of Sub-Organist at Magdalen College, Oxford where he featured on recordings and toured to Belgium and the Netherlands with the Chapel Choir. Prior to this Ben held the position of Acting Assistant Organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he performed live on BBC Radio 3 and performed at many Royal occasions. Between 2014-2015 Ben held the post of Organist at St Bartholomew the Great, London. In 2008 Ben graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first class honours degree in Music. Whilst studying for his degree, he held the organ scholarship at Norwich Cathedral. Ben currently maintains an active schedule of freelance performing and holds the post of accompanist at the University of Reading as well as deputising regularly at The Tower of London, St Bride’s Fleet Street, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St Paul’s Knightsbridge.

Dates, Times & Book

Sat 01 Feb 7:30 PM £32/£29/£22/£16/£9 Book

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