24.10.12 7.00pm, The Wren Chapel, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4SR; £20 individual ticket £75 series ticket for all 5 concerts

Holst : St Paul’s Suite Op 29 No 2
Barber : Adagio for Strings
Warlock : Capriol Suite
Vivaldi : The Four Seasons

The RHC Concerts, now in its 9th year, offers a unique opportunity to enjoy music in the remarkable and historical Royal Hospital Chelsea when the magnificent Wren Chapel will resonate to the sound of classical and choral music.

A welcome return by London Serenata who, under the baton of William Vann, Director of Music at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, are 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.

Tonight’s programme showcases four popular orchestral works: folk tunes feature in the opening piece, written by Holst in 1912 for his students at the St Paul’s School; the American composer Barber was just 26 when he wrote Adagio for Strings, known for its poignancy and simplicity; Warlock based his set of dances, the Capriol Suite, on tunes contained in a manual of Renaissance dances, and the concert ends with The Four Seasons, Vivaldi’s best known work, a set of four violin concertos with the content of each depicting its respective season.

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