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Rachmaninov Vespers by candlelight

  • St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 4JJ UK (map)

We welcome Skolia Choir back to the festival to perform Rachmaninov's epic Vespers, or All Night Vigil. Famous for its low bass writing and melodies inspired by the chants of the Russian Orthodox Church this is bound to be a memorable performance of this atmospheric work in the beautiful surroundings of a candlelit St Martin's.

  • Rachmaninov Vespers

Skolia Choir
Conductor - Elizabeth de Lacey

This concerts lasts approximately one hour without an interval.

Tickets £14 (unreserved) available from the St Martin's box office - call 020 7766 1100 or click here to book online.

NB a reduced price combined ticket for this evening's two concerts is available - please call the St Martin's box office (25% discount).


Skolia Choir was formed in 2003 by its musical director and conductor Elizabeth de Lacey. Ever since its very humble beginnings, the choir has been lucky enough to have as its ‘home’ the beautiful St Peter’s Church in Notting Hill. This popular choir, which enjoys huge local support, has been described in the press as a ‘West London musical sensation’. Under the exacting direction of Elizabeth de Lacey, the choir attracts singers who enjoy the challenge of getting right to the heart of they music they sing. As a result, audiences often remark that the choir sounds strikingly different in each new work it performs.
Over the thirteen years of its existence, the choir has performed a long list of works from the classical choral repertoire including such highlights as Monteverdi’s Vespers and Bach’s St John Passion, and has worked with some of the brightest young soloists in the business, as well regularly partnering with the Brandenburg Sinfonia. Since winning 1st prize at the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition in 2011, where they were praised for ‘lovely warm singing and wonderful attention to detail’, the choir has developed a taste for singing a cappella and exploring the a cappella repertoire.

Earlier Event: January 12
Mozart Requiem by candlelight
Later Event: January 14
Come & Sing: Community Choirs