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.