Saturday 13 March 2021 - St John's Church, Wimbledon - 7 pm
Academy Baroque Players
Rowan Pierce, soprano
Susanna Hurell, soprano
Helen Charlston, mezzo soprano
James Way, tenor
Matthew Best - conductor
We have all be greatly saddened by the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had globally. One of the areas in which that impact has been particularly keenly felt in the UK is the performing arts in which so many people are self-employed and rely on concerts for their income. It seems to us to be very important therefore that we do all that we can to be ready to hold concerts as soon as conditions permit. To that end we are planning on the basis that our concert in mid-March will be able to go ahead. Detailed information regarding this concert will be available here shortly.
Tickets for this concert (priced from just £15 for adults and only £5 for students and under 18s) will shortly be on sale to members of our Friends scheme and will be on general sale from Friday 1 January 2021.
Please note the slightly earlier than usual start time for this concert.
We are determined to ensure that our concerts are not just highly enjoyable musical occasions but also an integral part of community life. They offer an opportunity to catch up with friends as well as make new ones; to hear familiar music and - hopefully - also some less familiar music that you will swiftly come to love. They are also events for all ages; we believe very strongly that high quality musical organisations - particularly those with a strong community focus - have a responsibility to share their music with everyone, not just those for whom attending a classical music concert is a routine experience. For that reason we always offer very affordable child tickets throughout our venues as well as affordable full price tickets. We also take our work into schools and invite local schoolchildren and parents to witness our final rehearsals free of charge. If you would like to support or take advantage of these opportunities please do get in touch.
Further concert plans
As yet unscheduled concert plans include performances of Berlioz's L'Enfance du Christ, the completion of our cycle of the major Handel oratorios, motets by Bruckner and others, at least one of Bach's Passions, further great English choral anthems and a series of new commissions.