What a Night!
Orchestra shines at Poet's Church
Over 140 people poured into St Giles-in-the-Fields, known as ‘The Poet’s Church’, on Saturday 23 November, for a sparkling winter concert featuring the music of Mozart and Handel.
London Arte Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Fabricio Brachetta, delivered a rousing performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor. They were joined by organist Jonathan Bunney for Handel’s virtuosic Organ Concerto in B flat Major, Op. 4 No. 6. The concert finished with a world premiere; Fabricio Brachetta’s One Movement for Orchestra, composed for his newborn son.
The historic setting of ‘The Poet’s Church’, known for its fine acoustics and prime West End location, enhanced the musical experience. Audience members were ushered in by a ticket-seller in 17th-century costume, adding to the sense of occasion.
The applause at the end of the concert said it all. “The orchestra was simply fantastic”, said one first-time visitor to St Giles. “Mozart and Handel in a baroque church—what more can one ask for?”
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