Best of Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi

Church Window Mask

Saturday 18 May 7.30pm

Listen to the beautiful golden sound of our virtuoso string players led by the inspirational violinist Lorraine McAslan as they recreate this warm and life-affirming music.

  • Access

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  • London Octave
    Dietrich Bethge director
    Lorraine McAslan violin

    Handel – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Vivaldi – Sinfonia in G minor
    Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik
    Vivaldi – Summer from ” Four Seasons” Interval
    Bach – Violin Concerto in E major Pachelbel – Canon
    Bach – Concerto for 2 violins

    Experience this varied program of attractive and well loved masterpieces in the unique surroundings of St James’s church. Whether you are hearing these compositions for the first or time or already know them well, you will appreciate the lively approach of our superlative string players led by the inspirational violinist Lorraine McAslan, as they recreate this warm and life-affirming music.

    The outstanding ensemble London Octave (director Dietrich Bethge) was formed from London’s leading musicians in 2000. Since then they have performed over 150 concerts, not only for their audience’s, but also for their own enjoyment. They have appeared on BBC radio, toured abroad and made several CD’s.

    “full of sparkle and wit” Metro.
    Tonight’s soloist, the dazzling violinist Lorraine McAslan has recorded numerous acclaimed CD’s and is one of Great Britain’s outstanding violinists
    ‘”spellbinding’” The Daily Telegraph