Event: Connection with Choral Classics – Tuesday 31 March 2020

On Tuesday 31 March, the Friends of the Connection are offering a unique evening, blending insight into the Connection’s developing focus on innovative enterprise activity with a rare opportunity to hear Handel’s Oratorio ‘Judas Maccabaeus’ in the inspiring surroundings of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

This Connection with Choral Classics evening will begin with a talk and discussion led by Ben Benton, Enterprise Development Lead at the Connection, which will examine the Connection’s work in involving clients in enterprise activity, as a pathway off the streets into employment and housing. We will then enjoy a meal in the Connection prepared by clients being trained as part of this activity, who will then join us to share their experiences. Finally we will walk across to St Martin’s for a performance of Handel’s 1746 oratorio ‘Judas Maccabaeus’, described as ‘the story of a people’s triumph told in music of high drama and glorious pageantry, full of rousing choruses, ravishing duets and fiery arias.’
The timetable for the evening is as follows:

6.00 – 7.45pm: Talk and supper in The Connection, 12 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HW (look for the red door)
7.45 – 9.45pm: Concert by Candlelight in St Martin-in-the-Fields

All-inclusive tickets cost £42. After the deduction of costs, all the proceeds will go to enable the Friends to support the work of The Connection at St Martin’s with homelessness and vulnerable people in central London.

The concert will be performed by the Medici Choir and the Brandenburg Sinfonia, conducted by David Gostick, as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival. The Friends are very grateful to the Brandenburg Choral Festival for supporting our programme for the evening.

If you would like to attend, please contact Rupert in the Friends Office via email friends@cstm.org.uk, saying how many tickets you would like, or please use the online booking form below. Places are limited, so it would be advisable to book early.