Restore and Revive: Haydn in London in pictures

Posted on: November 11, 2020 in: Programmes>2020-21 Season

On Wednesday 4 November, City of London Sinfonia returned to Southwark Cathedral for the second of our Restore and Revive programmes, ‘Haydn in London’, featuring chamber and orchestral works by Haydn and Ligeti. Take a look at these two concerts in pictures captured by Tom Bowles.

We started with a musical exhibition of sorts – with living programme notes. Audience members got the chance to go inside the music by listening to excerpts and talking with five musicians dotted around the Cathedral.

CLS string quartet at the High Altar, Southwark Cathedral

We were then treated to excerpts from two contrasting chamber works: Haydn’s ‘Fifths’ String Quartet – pictured above – performed at the High Altar and Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet.

CLS strings and winds in Southwark Cathedral

The final piece of the night saw City of London Sinfonia come together for a full-scale symphony for the first time in many months: Haydn’s triumphant ‘London’ Symphony – a tribute to London’s cultural importance and resilience in these strange times, on the eve of the November lockdown.

  • CLS string quartet at Southwark Cathedral
  • CLS string quartet in black and white
  • CLS string quartet
  • Katherine Spencer (clarinet)
  • Audience applauding at Southwark Cathedral
  • CLS brass at Southwark Cathedral
  • City of London Sinfonia socially distancing
  • CLS winds at Southwark Cathedral
  • CLS performing Haydn Symphony
  • Dan Bates (oboe)
  • French horns
  • Alexander Wood (violin) directing CLS
  • Timpani and trumpets
  • Audience applause in Southwark Cathedral

Those that couldn’t make it to Southwark Cathedral for Restore and Revive: Haydn in London will be able to watch the performance on our YouTube and Facebook channels from Tuesday 17 November, 8pm, until 17 December. Find out more on our website and take a sneak peak at the concert in our video trailer.

All images in this blog post are © Tom Bowles for City of London Sinfonia, 2020. Trailer produced by Michael Whight Audio Recordings and Videos.

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