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St Paul’s Sinfonia was formed in 2004 to perform concerts at the beautiful old Church of St Paul in Deptford. We spent our first 7 seasons there very happily, but in 2011 we spread our wings and moved to new venues. This season is our fourteenth, and we continue to go from strength to strength, always supported by you, our audience, whose never-ceasing enthusiasm is the reason why we enjoy performing so much!
Before we highlight some of the great concerts that we have awaiting you in our 2017-18 season, we want first to draw your attention to the final concert of the season. Two years ago, we performed a fantastic concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, to much acclaim; so this season we thought we’d try again, and are taking our final concert of the season to the wonderful acoustics of Cadogan Hall. With a great programme including Debussy’s La Mer, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s evocation of the 1001 Nights, Scheherezade, it is going to be a night to remember!
While our programmes for the 2017-18 season contain our usual eclectic mix of the familiar and the new, the neglected classics and the acknowledged masterpieces, there is one strand that runs through the whole season. We are exploring the richness of the Austro-German tradition as never before, with symphonies, song-cycles and concertos from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Mahler – and not forgetting
a survey of some of the jewel-like works of Anton Webern, whose expressionist world is like an intense distillation of everything that has gone before.
We are welcoming some truly stellar soloists to work with the Sinfonia this season. We are particularly excited to be performing with the superb young British violinist, Jennifer Pike, who will be playing the Sibelius violin concerto with us in March 2018. We also have some great vocal soloists coming to sing with us, including James Hall, the stunning counter-tenor who sang Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with us last season; the wonderful mezzo Anna Harvey, singing Respighi’s Il Tramonto and the Haydn dramatic scena Berenice che fai; and the great baritone Stephen Kennedy, completing his cycle of Mahler songs with the achingly beautiful and moving Rückert-Lieder.
Tickets for all our concerts are available on the door from 7.00 p.m. on the day of the concert – we hope to see you there in September for the opening concert of our season!