We are pleased to announce that ticket booking has now opened for the 2014 Royal Hospital Chelsea concert series. This year’s series features new faces and return visits from artists who have enjoyed performing in the unique and atmospheric setting of Wren’s Chapel in the Royal Hospital. The full concert series brochure is available to download here.
This year, for the first time, the Concert Series will open with an opera. Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen was written at the same time as the Royal Hospital’s Chapel was holding its very first services, and this promises to be a unique and unmissable musical event performed by the critically acclaimed Bury Court Opera. Book online here.
We welcome back The Gould Piano Trio, who for over 20 years have been one of the country’s most accomplished chamber music groups. Familiar to listeners of BBC Radio 3, the trio will perform three highlights from their repertoire. Book online here.
Internationally-renowned British flautists Lisa Friend and Anna Stokes joined forces for their critically-acclaimed album Luminance and they perform this unique recital of romantic and charming arrangements for flute duo with cello and piano accompaniment. Book online here.
The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital perform Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor, one of the most compelling of all choral masterpieces, alongside Bach’s stunning Magnificat. The Royal Hospital’s own choir, which is formed from some of London’s finest professional choral singers and musicians, provides the chorus and soloists and William Vann, Director of Music, conducts. Book online here.
We close the series with a concert bringing together local schoolchildren, musicians and prize-winning soloists for performances of Rutters' Mass of the Children and Britten’s Saint Nicolas. This promises to be a delightful evening in the run up to Christmas. Book online here.
The RHC concert series, which continues to showcase the talents of both internationally renowned musicians and gifted young artists, is now in its eleventh 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, for the 2014 Concert Series.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:
• The Bowerman Charitable Trust
• The Chapel Music Foundation
• The Dunard Fund
• The Tillett Trust
• The Kathleen Ferrier Awards
• Bury Court Opera
All concerts start at 7pm. Wine and soft drinks will be served at the interval of each concert (this is included in the ticket price).
There will be a concert series programme available each evening priced at £3.
Series box seat £100
Series unreserved seat £80
Individual performance box seat £25
Individual performance unreserved seat £20
Telephone: 020 7730 4500
In person: Cadogan Hall Ticket Office, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
Wren Chapel, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road,
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