Restore and Revive: Haydn in London
City of London Sinfonia performs Haydn's 'London' Symphony in the second of three Restore and Revive concerts at Southwark Cathedral.
“Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony is not just a chance for everybody to perform together again, but a nod to our name, and a chance to remember how culturally important and resilient London has been and will continue to be.” – Alexandra Wood
Before the orchestra performs a full-scale symphony for the first time in over seven months, you can rejoice in chamber music for string quartet and wind quintet. These chamber works are full of contrasting emotions, from the positive energy of Haydn’s “Fifths” Allegro to the harrowing dissonance of Ligeti’s Lamentoso. You’ll also be able to discover more about the music through living programme notes, in which we’ll invite you to venture round the “forest” cathedral to meet some of the musicians and characters in our performance.
HAYDN String Quartets, Op.76, No.2 (I: Allegro)
LIGETI Six Bagatelles for wind quintet (II: Rubato. Lamentoso)
HAYDN Symphony No.104, ‘London’
City of London Sinfonia
Alexandra Wood Director/Violin
The performances (2pm and 7pm) will be presented in our usual seriously informal style. Audience members will be able to roam around the Cathedral and experience the music in varying acoustics around the Gothic and Romanesque building, and pre-booked bubbles of chairs are also available in the Nave.
Safety measures, such as social distancing and wearing masks, are being put into place for everyone's safety. Tickets must be booked in advance.
These concerts will be recorded by and an edited version will be broadcast on our YouTube and Facebook channels at a later date.
Nave seating: £15; £1 U16s
Roaming: £10; £5 *CLS 5IVER (16-25s/students); £5 *Concessions; £1 U16s
Customers can book up to six tickets. All bookings are subject to availability.
*CLS 5IVER and Concessions should read our terms and conditions of sale to find out if they qualify for these ticket types and be prepared to provide proof at the concert.
Nave seating (seated): Seats will be set out in the Nave in the number that you have booked (e.g. if you have booked four tickets, we will lay out four seats together). If your group would prefer to be sat in a socially distanced grouping, please email boxoffice(at)cls.co(dot)uk with your request, order number and account name.
Roaming (unseated): Roamers can wander around the Cathedral (adhering to the one-way system and social distancing measures) and sit on their own cushions or the stone ledges in the aisles. Please note that we are unable to provide cushions.
Access: Wheelchair users can obtain a free companion ticket. If you or one of your party are a wheelchair user or have another access requirement, please let us know via email so we know how best to assist you – particularly if you will not require a seat in the Nave. Wheelchair users will have full access to the entire nave area of the venue.
We are unable to accept phone or post bookings at this time. If you require Box Office support, please visit this page for useful information.
City of London Sinfonia and Southwark Cathedral are committed to the continued wellbeing of their staff, musicians, stewards, and audience members during these concerts. You will notice various procedures and protocols being implemented to ensure your safety during your time with us.
By booking tickets, you agree to adhere to our safety measures. Please also ensure that you are up to date with current government guidelines in London. If you have any questions that are not covered in our safety measures list or FAQs, please get in touch with our box office via email.