GB2364: Saturday 1 October: Mozart Fest 2022: Concert by the Marcel Sinfonia at The Actors' Church, Covent Garden
SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER (evening): MOZART FEST 2022 FINAL CONCERT given by the MARCEL SINFONIA and LONDON DOCKLANDS SINGERS at ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, COVENT GARDEN (50 free tickets, but booking with Andrew Campling required by 10pm on Thursday 29 September. Maximum of 2 tickets per application)
Composer, conductor and pianist Andrew Campling ( http://www.andrewcampling.com ) has very kindly offered my group of friends 50 complimentary tickets for a concert given by the Marcel Sinfonia ( http://www.andrewcampling.com/marcel.html ) and London Docklands Singers ( https://londondocklandssingers.org ). This takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday 1 October at St. Paul's, Covent Garden (The Actors' Church).
The Programme: Mozart's Piano Concerto No.13 in C major (K415); Andrew Campling's "A time to mourn, and a time to dance" (for piano and strings); and, after the interval, Mozart's Requiem D minor (K626). Andrew Campling will be the conductor, and the Japanese pianist Kazunari Shiraiso will be the soloist in the concerto and the Campling. There will be an interval of 20 minutes starting at about 8.20pm (after the Campling) during which refreshments will be available (see below), and the concert will end at around 9.40pm. You can see details of this concert at https://actorschurch.org/whatson/mozart-fest-2022-final-concert .
Reserving your Place(s): Andrew is kindly dealing with booking requests. The deadline for booking is 10pm on Thursday 29 September. To reserve your seat(s), e-mail him at a.campling@... [a "dot" campling "at" btopenworld "dot" com]. Please include "Sat 1 Oct: Comps Request/GB" in the subject heading. You may book for up to 2 people (yourself plus a guest), and you do not need to give the name of your guest, if any. Just state your full name and the total number of places you are requesting (either 1 or 2). Please use CAPITAL letters for your family name (for example: John SMITH - 2 places please) to help Andrew arrange the guest list in alphabetical order. Please do not book for a guest unless you are sure of that person's attendance. As long as you apply by the deadline, you should receive an e-mail within a day or so either confirming your booking or informing you if your application was unsuccessful. Please do not book unless you are sure to attend and arrive on time. However, if having booked you later find that you cannot attend, please contact Andrew as soon as possible to cancel, so that your seat(s) can be offered to someone on the waiting list. To do so, use the same e-mail address with the word "cancellation" included in the subject heading.
Venue & Transport Details: The nearest station is Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line, Zone 1). However, Charing Cross, Embankment, Leicester Square and Holborn stations are also within easy walking distance. There are no planned engineering works on the tube this weekend. The address of the venue is St. Paul's Church (The Actors' Church - http://www.actorschurch.org ), Bedford Street, WC2E 9ED. For a map, please click on http://tinyurl.com/3vf45hn .
Ticket Collection: You can collect your tickets from the Box Office staff in the church's foyer between 7pm (when the doors open) and 7.25pm. Please collect your tickets in good time. If you were unable to book a complimentary ticket, you should only turn up if you are prepared to purchase one (£16, full price; £12 concessions; £8 students). Since we are lucky enough to be offered complimentary tickets, please consider donating some coins (suggested donation: £1) towards a programme, perhaps to share with a friend.
Summary of Timings: 7pm - doors open; 7.30pm - concerts starts; 8.20pm (approx.) - interval starts; 8.40pm (approx.) - second part starts; 9.40pm (approx.) - concert ends.
Refreshments: Drinks will be available to purchase before the concert and during the interval. You will find me near the bar, on the left-hand side of the church as you enter, between around 7.10pm and 7.25pm, and during the interval.
Charity Event: Proceeds from the concert are in aid of Mathieson Music Trust ( https://mathiesonmusictrust.org.uk ), and we are encouraged to make a cash donation to this charity at the end of the concert. This worthwhile trust gives deprived children in Kolkata a rounded education through music.
Please Note: Please note that there are no public toilets in the church. The nearest are just outside the church on the Piazza.
Planning to Bring Children? Please only bring children who can sit still quietly, and note that the minimum age is 12.
SUMMARY OF FUTURE EVENTS
Tues 27 Sept: London Firebird Orchestra at St. George's, Hanover Square, W1S 1FX, in a concert of Beethoven and Mozart starting at 7.30pm (50 tickets at the special price of £5, but advance purchase required by 6pm on Sun 25 Sept - go to https://groups.io/g/gordonbeal/message/2363 for details) - PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 24-HOUR TRAIN STRIKE, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FROM 12 NOON ON MON 26 SEPT, HAS BEEN POSTPONED (OWING TO THE PASSING OF THE QUEEN), SO TRANSPORT SHOULD BE OPERATING NORMALLY;
Sat 1 Oct: Mozart Fest at The Actors' Church (details above).
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