London Concert - February 11th 2023
Festival of Chapels gave their first concert outside Switzerland when invited to play at St Andrew's church in Muswell Hill, North London ( a big thank you for the chance to play goes to Véronica Chacon, Jéròme Royet and Father Andy.)
A quartet comprising of players from all previous courses joined and rehearsed in Switzerland before flying out and joining the UK players (six) who had prepared their music in London.
In just two days the concert was prepared, performed and then celebrated by all ten students, culminating in a trip to see Carmen at the London Coliseum, home of English National Opera.
Here's a short sample of the performance - separate videos of each piece are available if you follow the links below the video....
The lunchtime programme :
Antonio Vivaldi - The first movement of the Bb concerto from the 'La Stravaganza" group of 12 concertos.
Anton Webern - The slow movement of an unfinished quartet - the only movement Webern completed.
Dmitri Shostakovich - String quartet No 7.
Samuel Barber - Adagio. Arranged for all ten players.