When the going gets tough in the run-up to Christmas and you’ve had about as much seasonal music as you can take – think Trafalgar Square and carols round the Norwegian Tree, bands in Oxford Street , choirs in every available church and hall – get yourself over to St James’s Church Piccadilly . This is just the place to put down your last-minute Christmas shopping, gather your thoughts, and renew your emotional energy.
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles and performs a selection of well-loved classics including the seasonal Christmas Concerto by Corelli and Mozart’s exquisite Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
To celebrate its 10th consecutive year, the Piccadilly Christmas Concert 2018 features the virtuoso concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith in performance with the Piccadilly Sinfonietta, with Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major.
The award-winning concert pianist and a favourite performer for the British Royal Family recently became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. An exceptional talent and a self-deprecating sense of humour, combined with his formidable technical skill and mature musicality, makes him a favourite with audiences and venue staff alike. PRESS QUOTE: “Tall and Talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of the modern romantic concert pianist” – Musical Opinion
The stunning soprano Susan Parkes will perform a selection of arias by Puccini.
Albinoni – Adagio in G minor
Corelli – Christmas Concerto Op 6 No.8
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467
Bach – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Puccini – Operatic arias for Christmas
BOX OFFICE DETAILS:
Tickets – Unreserved £28, Concessions £15
Box office – tel: 0207 7661100
– online: http://www.smitf.org/piccadillychristmas