The Piccadilly Christmas Concert 2017

The Piccadilly Christmas Concert 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 19:30

When the going gets tough in the run-up to Christmas and you've had about as much seasonal music as you can take - think Trafalgar Square and carols round the Norwegian Tree, bands in Oxford Street, choirs in every available church and hall - then get yourself over to St James's Church Piccadilly. Virtuoso pianist Warren Mailley-Smith will be entertaining his audience with a programme that is both restful and refreshingly stimulating. This is just the place to put down your last-minute Christmas shopping, gather your thoughts and renew your emotional energy. An award-winning concert pianist and a favourite performer for the British Royal Family, Warren offers a programme of Beethoven and Chopin. In 2016 he became the first british pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. An exceptional talent and a self-deprecating sense of humour, combined with his formidable technical skill and mature musicality, makes him a favourite with audiences and venue staff alike. This year he is joined in a chamber performance of Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No 12 by one of the UK’s foremost chamber groups – the Veles Ensemble - and the outstanding soprano star, Susan Parkes, who will perform arias by Puccini and festive song.

Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor, 'Pathétique'
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Rhapsody No 2 in G minor, for piano
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Grande valse brillante in E flat
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Rondo capriccioso in E
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Rigoletto Paraphrase
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
The Swan from Le carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals'
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Vittorio Monti (1868-1922)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 12 in A (piano quintet version)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Si, mi chiamano Mimi from La bohème, 'Bohemian life'
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)


St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL
United Kingdom
51° 30' 31.59" N, 0° 8' 12.4296" W
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£25 unreserved and £15 concessions Available from 020 7766 1100 Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00.
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