Magnificent Mozart

Mozart Overture to La Finta Giardiniera

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major – Andante (Soloist Miaomiao Yu)

Mozart Divertimento K136

Mozart Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’ in C – Molto Allegro

Miaomiao Yu piano
London Mozart Players


The London Mozart Players and Bach to Baby get together for their first collaboration. Come meet the epitome of musical royalty – Magnificent Mozart! Bringing together a 22-piece orchestra in a programme featuring his vivacious Jupiter Symphony and the serene Andante from the piano concerto in C. Follow the drama of the overture to the opera La Finta Giardiera, dance to the regal elegance of Divertimento in D and, to crown it all off, your favourite singalong Christmas carols. A glittering treat for the whole family!

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their families. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow. No concert is complete without feeding, crying and nappy changing!


There will be two performances, one at 2.00pm and one at 4.15pm. Tickets: £15 per adult (including two children free).

Due to popular demand, we have released a second allocation of tickets to both concerts. Only a few tickets to each concert now remain.


‘From Bach to the Bulgarian deep Bass’ – The London Festival of Bulgarian Culture

J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Martin Georgiev Soul Searching – Contrabass Clarinet Concerto (world premiere)
Haydn Violin Concerto in C major
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Brahms Psalm 13

London Mozart Players
Francis Holland Girls School Choir
St Paul’s Girls School Choir
Svetlin Roussev violin
Ivo Stankov  violin
Scott Lygate contrabass clarinet
Vania Vatralova-Stankov soprano
Charlotte Stephenson mezzo-soprano
Martin Georgiev conductor

The London Mozart Players perform at Cadogan Hall for the London Festival of Bulgarian Culture.
Currently, Bulgarian violinists are leaders of 47 of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. In this closing LFBC concert, the violinist Svetlin Roussev – leader of the Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France will perform Haydn’s Violin Concerto in C with the London Mozart Players, and will be joined by violinist Ivo Stankov (Leader of Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra and artistic director of LFBC) in Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins. Clarinetist Scott Lygate will give the World Premiere of the first UK
Concerto for the Contrabass Clarinet (and the first one to be performed in London) – Soul Searching by Bulgarian/British composer and conductor Martin Georgiev (assistant conductor at ROH Covent Garden and recently Composer in Residence to the City of Heidelberg), who will conduct the concert.

Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and Psalm 13 by Brahms will complete the programme, featuring Bulgarian soprano Vania Vatralova-Stankov and English mezzo-soprano Charlotte Stephenson (Fellow of Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells) joined by two of London’s top choirs from St. Paul’s Girls and Francis Holland Schools.

Anton Bruckner Choir

Handel Dixit Dominus, HWV232
Mozart Mass in C Minor, K427

London Mozart Players
Rowan Pierce soprano
Sinbad O’Kelly soprano
James Hall countertenor
Joel Williams tenor
Henry Neill baritone
Christopher Dawe conductor
Following a critically acclaimed performance of the St Matthew Passion in 2015, the Anton Bruckner Choir returns to St John’s with this scintillating pairing of Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. Mozart harks back to the high Baroque in music that is grand, formal, and demanding; there is no high-wire act in music more exacting than the Soprano aria ‘Et incarnates eat’. The Anton Bruckner Choir will be joined on stage by the London Mozart Players and conductor Christopher Dawe.


Christmas Gifts from the London Mozart Players

Mozart Explored

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K 449
Howard Shelley pianist-conductor
London Mozart Players
Mozart Explored is a series that aims to unearth and explore both Mozart’s best-loved and lesser-known piano concertos. With short illustrated introductions to the concerto from Howard Shelley as well as a full performance of the work, these concerts offer listeners a unique and personal insight into understanding the characteristics of Mozart’s compositional style.

Regarded as the first of Mozart’s mature series of concertos, Piano Concerto No. 14 is the first of three successive piano concerti. The work shares with K450 and K451 an increased demand on the soloist, a developed writing style for the orchestra and a new found boldness in the treatment of the form.


Christmas test

The Portsmouth Grammar School Remembrance Concert

Alain Litanies
Lili Boulanger Pie Jesu
Albinoni Oboe Concerto No. 2 in D minor
Kelly Elegy for Strings: In memoriam Rupert Brooke
Campkin I watched the Dying Light (world premiere)
Britten arr. Imogen Holst Rejoice in the Lamb
Jonathan Dove Selection of songs from Friday Afternoons

Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir
Portsmouth Grammar School Community Choir
Portsmouth Grammar School Junior School
Castle Primary School
Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Orchestrar
London Mozart Players

Dominic Peckham conductor

The London Mozart Players join musicians from The Portsmouth Grammar School for the annual Remembrance Concert. The centrepiece of the concert is a newly-commissioned work by PGS Associate Composer Alexander Campkin, setting words by Rupert Brooke and exploring new choral sound worlds. Alongside this piece are solo performances by Lydia Carter (oboe) and Francesca Clayton (soprano), with the LMP, and a performance of Imogen Holst’s orchestration of Britten’s ‘Rejoice in the Lamb’.

In the second half, over 100 children from The Portsmouth Grammar Junior School and Castle Primary School join the PGS Chamber Choir, Year 7 Choir and London Mozart Players under the baton of Dominic Peckham to perform songs written by Jonathan Dove, inspired by Benjamin Britten’s ‘Friday Afternoons’ in a newly-commissioned orchestration written by Christopher Hussey and supported by the Aldeburgh Trust.

Lest We Forget

Mozart Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477
Corp And All the Trumpets Sounded
Mozart Requiem in D minor, K 626
London Mozart Players
Guildford Choral Society
Josephine Goddard soprano
Amy Lyddon contralto
Thobela Ntshanyana tenor
Gareth Brynmawr John bass
Jonathan Willcocks conductor
This concert, as we approach Remembrance Sunday, marks the Centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme – four months of attritional carnage in 1916 during which nearly one and a half million men lost their lives. One of the truly great settings of the Requiem Mass – that of Mozart – is partnered by a stunning work by the contemporary composer Ronald Corp. Set for soprano and baritone soloists, chorus and orchestra, the text of this moving lament for those who died in the Great War combines the ancient words of the Mass for the Dead with poetry by First World War poets such as Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, Charles Sorley and Wilfred Owen – all of whom were profoundly affected by the terrible slaughter of warfare.  As a Prelude, the concert opens with Mozart’s brief but moving Funeral Music.


Mozart Explored

Mozart Concerto for Piano No. 13 in C major, K 415

Howard Shelley pianist-conductor
London Mozart Players

Howard Shelley and London Mozart Players return to St John’s Smith Square for the third season of their highly successful lunchtime concert series Mozart Explored. For the second concert in the series, Howard Shelley will explore Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.13, a concerto that develops the soloist’s role to be displayed more prominently than in previous works, while the orchestra sees the use of more counterpoint that in previous concerti. Full of life, the work sees no shortage of ideas, that the composer can’t wait to show the audience.