Howard Shelley : The Emperor Concerto

Gala concert with Howard Shelley to inaugurate new piano

Saturday 17th October 2015 at 7.30pm – St Paul’s Church – Knightsbridge

Howard Shelley

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Birthday and Fund Raising Concert

There is now a CD available of John Sunderland’s performance of the Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 (K414) together with the encore – Khachaturian Toccata.

If you would like a copy, please order one below. Postage and packing is £2.50, and although we are not charging for the CD we would ask you to consider a donation of minimum £10 towards the ongoing musical life at St Paul’s.

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Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A major (K414) - FrontCD Front
Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A major (K414) - BackCD Back


  • Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major (“The Emperor”)
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 (“The Italian”)

Thames Chamber Orchestra

  • Conductor: Keith Marshall
  • Pianist: Howard Shelley (who will also direct the Emperor concerto from the piano)


Following the fund raising birthday concert in April, we have raised over £36,000 which has enabled us to buy a magnificent 1990 Steinway concert grand piano. The piano was originally chosen by Alfred Brendel for the Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, who have cared for it since 1990, and where it has been played by many world class pianists. For the inaugural concert at St Paul’s Knightsbridge, we are very fortunate that Howard Shelley has agreed to direct and play the Emperor piano concerto by Beethoven – a great work to showcase the instrument. The programme will commence with Mozart’s Figaro overture with the Thames Chamber Orchestra under their principal conductor, Keith Marshall, and the concert will end with Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony.

Ticket prices

£15 / £20 / £35

Music Patrons’ Fund

We’re using this event to launch a new, exclusive group of Music Patrons. April’s concert produced a fantastic new Concert Grand Piano for the church. This October concert is the next step in a journey that will see us use this piano to release further the power of music at St Paul’s. Music is already a key part of the life of St Paul’s – and the Patrons’s Fund will allow us to promote concerts, to encourage and develop young musicians and to take some risks in programming. We hope that you may wish to join and to launch that fund by donating £250 or more at this concert. As an expression of our thanks, you will be invited to a Patrons’ launch party afterwards. Patrons will enjoy privileged access to special events in the future.

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Howard Shelley - The Emperor Concerto

Start date: October 16, 2015
Start time: 19:30

End date: October 16, 2015
End time: 21:30

Location: St Paul’s Church

Event type: Classic Concert

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