An Evening of Schubert and Mendelssohn

Friday 8 December 2023, 7.30pm at St. John's, Smith Square

Conductor: Mark Forkgen

Soloists: Cressida Sharp, Margaret Bridge, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Laurence Williams

with: Southbank Sinfonia

London Concert Choir and Southbank Sinfonia present an evening of choral and orchestral music by Schubert and Mendelssohn to open the Christmas Festival at St John’s. 

Why Schubert never finished his Eighth Symphony has been one of music’s great unanswered questions for nearly 200 years, but the work’s two movements are complete in themselves, as the sublime second movement resolves the tensions of the first. 

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