St Martin-in-the-Fields Royal Norwegian classical concert – Commence the festivities in classical style
Every December there is an unfaltering traditional in the British capital for Norway to deliver a huge Christmas tree to Londoners. The Norwegian tree is erected and decorated in a blaze of colour and creativity in Trafalgar Square. The tree is a gift to London from the people of Oslo to mark remembrance and gratitude for the assistance given by Britain to Norway in the Second World War.
This significant festive occasion sees carol singers flock to Trafalgar Square as the tree’s conspicuous presence becomes yet another Christmas landmark in London.
To celebrate the installation of the great Norwegian tree a concert is held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church. The Royal Norwegian annual Christmas concert features highly regarded Norwegian classical musicians to deliver an extraordinary programme of classical music of the highest quality.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church is an extremely interesting music venue. Many types of concerts take place in this London landmark, including jazz and chamber music. The church also acts as a place of worship with morning prayers and services. The church was opened in 1724 and is in the style of Greek revival, resembling the Acropolis in Athens. St. Martin-in-the-Fields is dedicated to St. Martin, a bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a well-known resting point for pilgrims on route to Santiago de Compostela.
With wonderfully rich acoustics music concerts have been held at this interesting church for 250 years and have seen the likes of Handel and Mozart perform within its elaborately decorated walls.
The classical concert in St. Martins-in-the-Field will take place on Friday 6 December, 2013 at 19.30. There will also be a stripped down matinee on the same day at 13.00, which is free for all. The price of the evening show is £29.00 and concessions are available.
For more information about one of this landmark church’s most popular annual concerts visit the St.Martin-in-the-Field website.