Event: Brandenburg Concerts 28 December 2022

The Friends of the Connection are delighted to invite you to an evening of concerts on Wednesday 28 December at St Martin-in-the-Fields, “Fauré Requiem by Candlelight” and a “Ceremony of Carols by Candlelight”, a talk by CEO of The Connection, Pam Orchard and light refreshments. You can collect your tickets on the day from 5.30pm in good time for the first concert.

At 6pm, a performance by the Brandenburg Festival Chorus and Sinfonia of the exquisite Requiem setting by Gabriel Fauré.

In the first half, the strings of the Brandenburg Sinfonia will perform two popular pieces by Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and his Divertimento in F K.138. Nestling between those two will be Samuel Barber’s iconic Adagio.

Then following the interval, their very own Bob Porter will conduct Fauré’s iconic Requiem.

During the interval, refreshments will be available and Pam Orchard will talk on “Homelessness and Christmas – exploring the themes and links”.

From 9pm, the music continues with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” along with a selection of festive bon-bons including Catemos a Maria, Maria Wiegenlied, I sing of a maiden and Stille Nacht.

Performers are Excalibur Voices directed by Duncan Aspden.

What a wonderful way to perk up the follow holiday period between Christmas and New Year!

Friends can purchase tickets for one, either or both performances below or please contact friends@cstm.org.uk for more information.