The RHC Concerts Patron: Julian Lloyd Webber FRCM
Welcome to The RHC Concerts 2012
Welcome to this year's series of concerts at The Royal Hospital Chelsea which features a great variety of top class performances - it includes new faces and also, by popular demand, return visits of artists who have so enjoyed performing in the unique setting and fine acoustic of The Chapel.
The Navarra Quartet was formed in 2002 and have appeared at major festivals and venues throughout Europe, Russia, the USA and Bahrain.
The Gould Piano Trio is an ensemble with an enviable reputation for musical integrity and imagination, which has continued to evolve since their early success in winning the Charles Hennen and Melbourne international chamber music competitions. The Gould Piano Trio are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year with a number of concerts, including appearances at St George's, Bristol and Wigmore Hall.
The London Serenata make a welcome return to the Concert Series, under the baton of William Vann, Director of Music at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. This year they will be joined by Magdalena Filipczak - considered to be one of the outstanding young Polish violinists of her generation, Magdalena has been successful at numerous international and national Violin Competitions.
The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital is one of the finest church choirs in London and attracts capacity audiences - tickets are sure to be snapped up this year for the choir's performance of In Paradisum in commemoration of Remembrance Day when they will be joined by soprano Aiofe Miskelly, baritone David Stout and trumpeter Hannah Bishop.
And last but by no means least, Dame Felicity Lott will conclude the 2012 Concert Series with a celebration of English Song. The RHC Concerts is delighted to host the internationally acclaimed soprano Felicity Lott who is one of Britain's best known and best loved singers and has given performances in opera houses the world over under batons of such noble conductors as Bernard Haitink, Carlos Kleiber and Georg Solti.
The RHC Concerts, which continues to showcase the talents of both internationally renowned musicians and gifted young artists, is now in its ninth year and firmly established in London's musical calendar. We look forward to welcoming you to the remarkable and historical Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Home of the Chelsea Pensioners.
RHC CONCERT SERIES - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Navarra Quartet - Wednesday 26th September 7pm
Gould Piano Trio - Wednesday 10th October 7pm
London Serenata - Wednesday 24th October 7pm
The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital - Wednesday 7th November 7pm
Dame Felicity Lott - Wednesday 21st November 7pm
The generous support of
The Bowerman Charitable Trust
The Chapel Music Foundation
is gratefully acknowledged