Catch up with our online concerts
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More about the concert series
From the ashes of the 20/21 concert season, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields launched a new concert series at its spiritual home, the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields – its first London residency in many years. The concert programmes, devised by members of the orchestra, feature numerous contemporary works as well as pieces for solo instrument and works from the Academy’s core repertoire
The series began on Saturday 12 September with a poignant programme entitled Requiem For Our Time, which honoured those who have suffered and lost their lives to COVID-19. It was also given in memory of Martin Loveday, a former cellist with the Academy who died from Coronavirus in April 2020. Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten opened the concert, followed by the Fauré Requiem with soloists Carolyn Sampson and Roderick Williams, St. Martin’s Voices and conductor Andrew Earis.
Each concert is named after a theme from the experience of the pandemic including Isolation & Friendship, Regeneration, Love & Justice and Awakening. Overcoming Distance, on Saturday 26 September, included music by Bach and Mozart as well as Messiaen’s Abime des oiseaux from his Quatour pour la fin du temps, James MacMillan’s Horn interlude from ‘Since it was the day of Preparation…’ and Copland’s Quiet City. In ‘Night‘, we perform Eleanor Alberga’s Nightscape, conducted by the composer, alongside Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 ‘Gran Partita’ (21 November). The final concert will be a festive celebration (18 December).
Visit our YouTube channel to see more highlights from the series.
Keeping you safe
We, together with St. Martin-in-the-Fields church, are closely following government guidance and each concert will adhere accordingly to the latest advice.
Full details of the safety measures in place can be found on the St. Martin-in-the-Fields website, and include
- Reduced capacity in the church, with socially distanced seating
- Staggered arrival and entry times
- Shorter performances without interval
- Audience members will need to wear face-coverings (unless they are exempt as per the Government’s guidelines)
- Regular and thorough cleaning, with hand sanitiser for you
- No printed material – no tickets, programmes or programme notes
- The performances are also being recorded to watch as an online concert