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Mozart's Requiem - St. John's, Smith Square

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ON FRIDAY, December 5, 2008, Mozart’s Requiem will be performed by the London Chamber Orchestra at St. John’s, Smith Square.

It will be performed on the date of Mozart’s death (in 1791) as part of the LCO’s Basically Beethoven Season, and will feature students of The Queen Elisabeth College of Music, Brussels, a highly specialised music school.

Inaugurated in July 1939, The Queen Elisabeth College is renowned for teaching exceptional young talented musicians. This is a new association with the LCO which will regularly present artists from the school.

The performance is being held in aid of the UK Children’s charity I CAN and the Bill Harrison Assessment Centre.

I CAN works to develop the speech, language and communication skills of every child, with a particular focus on those who find communication hard. This performance is in aid of the Bill Harrison Assessment Centre at I CAN’s Dawn House School in Nottinghamshire – a vitally important service providing families with an assessment of their child’s speech, language and communication difficulties and the type of educational support that will best meet their needs.

Members of the London Chamber Orchestra are Christopher Warren-Green (Conductor), Vasko Vassilev (Violin), Joel Hunter (Viola), Talar Dekrmanjian (Soprano), Annelies Dille (Mezzo Soprano), Daniel Norman (Tenor), Stephen Gadd (Baritone) and Tallis Chamber Choir.

Tickets: £25, £21, £17, £10; under 16’s free (limited availability).

Time: 7.30pm.

Box Office: 020 7222 1061.