|12:00pm||Doors open for sightseeing|
|4:00pm||Last entry for sightseeing|
City of London Festival brings great music and arts to St Paul's and the City once again
22 June 2015
Now in its 53rd year, the City of London Festival is once again bringing vibrant culture to the City, including two huge concerts at St Paul's.
Running from 22 June to 10 July, the Festival will showcase an extensive artistic programme ranging across many kinds of music, performance arts, spoken work performances, film, tours, walks and talks - more than 50 ticketed performances and over 100 free events outdoors.
St Paul's is delighted to welcome the London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as hosting the traditional Festival Eucharist.
|City of London Festival Eucharist|
|City of London Sinfonia|
Missa in C (KV 257) “Große-Credo Messe” | Mozart
O salutaris hostia | Rossini
Toccata and Fugue in D minor ‘Dorian’ (BWV 538) | J S Bach
|Sunday 28 June | 11am|
|No tickets required|
The Festival Eucharist is features a stunning Mass setting performance from the St Paul's Cathedral Choir, who have enriched and supported worship at the Cathedral for over 900 years, and is renowned as one of the major forces in British church music.
|Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment|
|Vespers of 1610 | Monteverdi|
|Thursday 2 July | 8pm|
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, joined by the Choir of the Enlightenment, will transport audiences back 400 years when they hear Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 as the piece was originally experienced – played on instruments as old as the music itself. This unfalteringly experimentalist classical ensemble orchestra promises an evening that will transport you back to the earliest days of St Paul’s.
This performance of Monteverdi’s extraordinary religious composition promises an even more sublime experience, as London’s leading period orchestra perform live inside St Paul’s - a Cathedral as impressive as St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, for which Monteverdi conceived this piece.
|London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus|
|Edward Gardner | Sarah Tynan | Robert Murray | Neal Davies|
|The Creation | Haydn|
|Wednesday 24 June|
This year, for the first time, the London Symphony Orchestra will perform in the City’s auspicious Cathedral under the
baton of dynamic British conductor Edward Gardner, as they take on Haydn’s Creation.