Rhapsody in Blue at Christmas by Candlelight

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Friday 29 December 6pm

Enjoy an outstanding musical evening in the days after Christmas with a breathtaking programme of piano masterpieces in the stunning candlelit setting of St James Church PiccadillyFeaturing renowned concert pianist, Daniel Grimwood. Including Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue and many other outstanding works by greats such as Beethoven and Chopin , this will be festive concert to remember! 

  • Getting here

    We are at 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus.

  • Access

    St James’s aspires to be a place where all can belong, and where every person’s gifts and identities are welcome and celebrated. We are working to improve the experience at St James’s in the church building and the online community. We have step-free access from the courtyard to the church, and a toilet for disabled people. The courtyard and Redemption Roasters coffee shop are wheelchair accessible. If you have special access requirements (e.g. wheelchair users) please contact concerts@sjp.org.uk

  • Chopin – Rondo a la Mazur (No. 2) 

    Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody (No 12) 

    Liszt – Chasse Neige 

    Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue 

    About Daniel Grimwood  

    With a repertoire ranging from Elizabethan Virginal music to the works of living composers, Daniel enjoys a solo and chamber career which has taken him around the globe, performing in many of the most prestigious concert platforms, including the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room in London, Saffron Hall, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Symphony Hall Birmingham, the Sage Gateshead, the Three Choirs Festival, the Rachmaninoff and Gnessin Halls in Moscow, as well as venues in Germany, Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Estonia, Taiwan, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Lebanon, Oman and Australia. His musical interest started as a 3-year-old playing the nextdoor neighbour’s piano in Kent, and by the age of 7 he was performing in front of audiences. His training continued with Graham Fitch at the Purcell School, where he also studied violin, viola and composition, giving him a broad appreciation of classical music, and later with Vladimir Ovchinnikov and Peter Feuchtwanger. Daniel is a passionate about all keyboard instruments old and new, and has given a recital of Chopin’s Etudes on the composer’s own Pleyel piano.