"St James Church" London Off The Beaten Path Tip by Jenniflower

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No. 197 Piccadilly, London W1

This historic church is literally a stone's throw from my office and I go there nearly on a daily basis. The church was built in 1676-84 by Sir Christopher Wren, one of 52 built by the architect after the Great Fire of London.

The interior shot of the church is unfortunately through glass, plus is taken with my phone camera, so isnt of the greatest quailty, and doesn't do the beautiful interior justice. I will endeavour to get a shot of it during Christmas time, when they have a HUGE Christmas tree inside :)

St James church has recitals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 1pm which are free to the public. They last an hour and are really worth it. Talented pianists, flutist etc. come and play. Here are some of them to give you an idea of what is on offer:

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH 1.10pm
NATASCHA BRIGER clarinet/bass clarinet
DANIEL GRIMWOOD piano
WEBER Grand Duo Concertant
WEINER Ballad
SCULTHORPE Tailitnama Song (world premiere version for bass cl/pno)
LUTOSLAWKI Dance Preludes

FRIDAY 4 MARCH 1.10pm
CHARLES WATT cello
ALISDAIR BEASDON piano
BACH Suite No.5
BRAHMS Sonata in F minor

MONDAY 7 MARCH 1.10pm
SUSANNA HODDER-WILLIAMS flute
ROBERT BRIDGE piano
PROKOFIEV Sonata Op.94
BACH Sonata in B minor

WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 1.10pm
Cellissimo
KATHERINE DENTON cello
DANIEL SWAINE piano
BRIDGE Sonata BACH Suite No.3
CHOPIN Introduction and Polonaise

FRIDAY 11 MARCH 1.10pm
Beethoven Piano Society of Europe
GORDANA KOSTIC soprano
PETER BATAI oboe
Pianist TBA
MOZART BEETHOVEN

A lovely variety, immensely popular, and best of al, it's FREE!!!!

Phone: 020 7734 4511
Website: http://www.st-james-piccadilly.org

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  • Updated May 30, 2006
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