Step inside ‘the actor’s church’, St Paul’s Covent Garden

Following Wednesday’s hugely successful launch event we now look forward to the first concert of the Firebird 2017/18 season on 10 October with La Vie Parisienne in the exquisite setting of St Paul’s Covent Garden.

Known affectionately as The Actors’ Church, St Paul’s, Covent Garden has long been associated with the theatre world since the opening of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1663 – the first of many of London’s West End theatres.

Many well known musicians, artists and actors have memorials in the church including Thomas Arne, Sir Charles Mackerras, Dame Edith Evans, Sir Charlie Chaplin, Sir Noël Coward, Gracie Fields, Stanley Holloway, Boris Karloff, Vivien Leigh and Ivor Novello.

Sir Charles Chaplin

This classical gem by Inigo Jones is one of England’s first buildings in the new Palladian style built in 1633. It is the perfect setting for this wonderful concert of world famous orchestral music including a concerto and operatic arias by Debussy, Offenbach, Bizet, Saint-Saëns and Beethoven.

Architectural Drawing

And working with the excellent forces of London Firebird Orchestra we welcome three very special performers with the return of conductor Jonathan Bloxham – now Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; renowned Belarusian cellist and Principal Cello of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Aleksei Kiseliov; and the award-winning Chinese soprano He Wu who was selected to sing before the First Lady of China, Madam Peng, on her visit to the UK in 2015.

Jonathan Bloxham, Aleksei Kiseliov and He Wu

Jonathan Bloxham, Aleksei Kiseliov and He Wu

Tickets are now on sale for this magnificent opening concert to our 2017-18 series in this wonderful and historic venue. Be sure to get your tickets in advance for what promises to be another hugely popular event by London Firebird Orchestra.