While most churches go quiet around the August Holiday, St Lawrence Jewry seize the opportunity to make some (beautiful) noise. This year, for their annual summer music festival, St. Lawrence will be celebrating the work of two well-known and much loved composers. First up is Franz Schubert, who although only living to the age of 32, was one of the most prolific composers in history. He wrote over six hundred lieder (songs), ten complete symphonies, and a staggering body of chamber music. Then there is Benjamin Britten, the British composer, if alive today, would have reached his centenary year.
All concerts are at 1pm and free to attend, but they welcome any donations, with a recommendation of £5.
16th August - Phantasy Quartet (Britten), Oboe Quartet in F major K370 (Mozart) by The Orsino Quartet
19th August - Tit for Tat (Britten) by Kangmin Justin Kim
20th August - Four Impromptus D935 (Schubert), Sonata in A (Hayden) by Edward Liddall
21st August - a collection of songs and Lieder from Britten and Schubert to be performed by Catherine Norton, Holly Marie Bingham, and Eduard Mas Bacardit
22nd August - A collection from Handel, Purcell, and Britten to be performed by Aurum Nactum
23rd August - String Quartet in F major (Britten) by The Silk Street String Quartet
27th August - Piano Sonata in G major, "Fantasy", D 894 (Schubert) by Hannah Watson
28th August - Timpani Piece for Jimmy (Britten) by George Barton and Craig Apps
29th August - A selection of songs and Lieder from Britten and Schubert to be performed by Njabulo Madlala
30th August - String Quintet in C D956 (Schubert) by EKA Quartet