Vivaldi Concertos at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

We enjoyed a candlelight concert tonight at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, a landmark church in the heart of London. In previous visits, we’ve attended Christmas concerts at the church. The first time we visited the church, we created a “work of art” with brass rubbing materials in the crypt, a fun family activity.

A church has been on this site in Trafalgar Square since medieval times. The present building was constructed in a Neoclassical design by James Gibbs in 1722–1726.

Renowned violinist Joshua Bell — who has performed in Grass Valley, thanks to InConcert Sierra — is Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the celebrated chamber orchestra.

Tonight we saw a performance by “Trafalgar Sinfonia,” the new name for the New London Soloists Orchestra. It featured Vivaldi Concertos, including “The Four Seasons.”

The crowd clearly enjoyed the performance. It was a balmy evening, just turning dark as we left. We grabbed one of London’s iconic black taxis and headed back to our hotel.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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