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Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight at St Mary Le Strand Church

London, St Mary Le Strand Church

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About the Event

Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach at London's remarkable St Mary Le Strand Church.

Enjoy an outstanding musical evening with a selection of Bach's magnificent Brandenburg Concertos and other stunning works in the spectacular candlelit setting of St Mary Le Strand Church. Featuring some of the UK's most accomplished and exceptional musicians, The Piccadilly Sinfonietta will treat you to a concert to remember! There are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby to complete your night.

'Stunning' — Classic FM

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Since its formation in 2017, the Piccadilly Sinfonietta have become a regular feature on the UK concert scene, giving up to 100 performances a year in some of the country’s most beautiful and prestigious venues. The ensemble comprises some of the most prodigious musical talent and performs exclusively with leading virtuoso soloists. The group performs under the artistic direction of its founder, concert pianist Warren Mailley‐Smith and focuses on the virtuoso concerto repertoire of the baroque, classical and early romantic periods.

Practical Information

Seats in Band AA are located in the first two rows and include a free CD and programme.

Program

  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3, 4
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Violin Concerto in A Minor
Program is subject to change

Artists

Orchestra: Piccadilly Sinfonietta

Johann Sebastian Bach

The name Bach and the word musician had long been synonyms in Germany as the world saw 56 musicians from this kin. But it was Johann Sebastian Bach, a genius composer and virtuoso organ player, who shed lustre on his family name. He was born on th 31st of March 1685 in Eisenach, a small town in Thuringia. At the age of 10 he became an orphan and was brought up by his elder brother Johann Christoph, who was an organist in a neighbouring town. His brother was the one to teach music to the young Johann Sebastian. Later he moved to Luneburg where he attended a church school and mastered the techniques of playing violin, viola, piano and organ by the age of 17. Besides that, Bach was a choir singer and later after his voice broke he became a chanter’s assistant. In 1703 Bach was hired as a court musician in the chapel of Duke Johann Ernst III. He earned such a good reputation there that he was later invited to Arnstadt to be an organist at the New Church, where he wrote his best organ works. In 1723 he moved to Leipzig to be a chantor at St. Thomas Church where he stayed until his death of a stroke in 1750. In the year of his death he had undergone unsuccessful eye surgery which lead him to lose his eyesight. During that strenuous time his second wife Anna Magdalena helped him to write his last musical pieces. Bach’s artistic legacy is vast. He created compositions in all genres of the time: oratorias, cantatas, masses, motets, music for organ, piano and violin.

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St Mary Le Strand Church, Strand, London, United Kingdom — Google Maps

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