Monday, 29 February 2016

Musical Spring in Belgravia

St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
St Peter's Church, Eaton Square is the venue for the Spring 2016 season of Eaton Square concerts. The season opens on 3 March 2016 with the Fitzroy Quartet performing Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Bartók. The quartet is the 2016 winner of the St Peter’s Prize, which Eaton Square Concerts awards in partnership with the Royal Academy of Music to give young string quartets a much sought-after London performance platform. Other performers in the season include the London Bridge Trio (Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Kate Gould and Daniel Tong), and cellist Gemma Rosefield with pianist Tim Horton. 

The choir of Clare College, Cambridge, conductor Graham Ross will be performing a programme which includes Barber's Adagio and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with music by Lauridsen and Howells. The season concludes with the pianist Peter Donohoe performing Scriabin, Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven.

The church was originally built in the 1820s with a fine portico fronting a rather severe building, this radically altered in the later 19th century to create an ornately Romanesque interior. This was all destroyed by arson in 1988 and the new church, which re-opened in 1991 preserves the original portico and exterior but with a new, stylish interior.

Full information from the Eaton Square Concerts website.

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