Piccadilly Sinfonietta


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Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Christmas by Candlelight

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At 7:30pm on Saturday 21st December , in the heart of Glasgow, the walls of the Cathedral will resound to the music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Mozart, played by distinguished soloists Fenella Humphreys and Warren Mailley-Smith with the Piccadilly SInfonietta.

When the going gets tough in the run-up to Christmas and you've had about as much seasonal music as you can take, with choirs in every available church and hall - get yourself over to Glasgow Cathedral, in the city centre . This is just the place to put down your last-minute Christmas shopping, gather your thoughts, and renew your emotional energy.

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles and performs a selection of well-loved classics including the seasonal Christmas Concerto by Corelli and Vivaldi’s exquisite Four Seasons.

The concert features breathtaking feats of virtuosity from the exceptional violinist Fenella Humphreys and concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith who performs Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major.

This award-winning concert pianist has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Wigmore Hall, at Carnegie Hall and has played many times for the British Royal Family. Recently he became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. His recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio. Classic FM described him as "Stunning".

So why not treat yourself to a Christmas treat and join us for an evening of beautiful music at Glasgow Cathedral, performed by these sensational musicians.

Pachelbel - Canon
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Bach - Jesu Joy
Mozart - Piano concerto in C major, K467
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Fenella Humphreys

Acclaimed classical violinist, concerto soloist and chamber musician who has performed at such prestigious venues as London's South Bank Centre and Cadogan Hall and the the new Helsinki Music Centre. Fenella's solo and chamber performances have included broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, DeutschlandRadio Berlin, West-Deutsche-Rundfunk and BBC and Canadian TV as well as appearances around Europe, North and South America, Korea and Israel. 'Fenella Humphreys's performance is a wonder' (International Record Review) '... Fenella Humphreys is a top-notch violin soloist, producing a pure, sweet tone of piercing beauty...' (James A Altena, Fanfare Magazine) '... Fenella Humphreys is one of the few violinists with the guts and temerity (and the technique demanded by the music) to play Sibelius's chamber music... Sibelius's Opus 81 (1917-18) allowed Humphreys to demonstrate her complete absorption into this magical melodic world...' (Edward Clark, Classical Source).

See Fenella Humphreys tour dates

Warren Mailley-Smith

Warren Mailley-Smith appearing at this event

Sensational British concert pianist he performed the complete works of Chopin from memory in 11 concerts in 2016 at St John's Smith Square. He has performed with the RPO, is a favourite with Classic FM and The Royal Family and is the founder and artistic director of the Piccadilly Chamber Music Series.

See 16 tour dates featuring Warren Mailley-Smith

Also Appearing

Piccadilly Sinfonietta

Glasgow Cathedral

  • Castle Street
  • Glasgow
  • G4 0RH


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