St John’s Smith Square launches a new season of concerts for 2017/18

The St John’s Smith Square season launch is a fixture in my calendar. I’ve been to three.

Every year it’s been stiflingly hot, the cool interior of the rebuilt Baroque church offering sanctuary from the heady intensity of London in July.

St John’s Smith Square is where I discovered a glorious musical celebration of Westminster, gasped at the musical delights created when pianist Christina McMaster and a pupil of her joined forced on stage, and heard an electrifying performance of Brahms 1 from (fanboy alert) the brilliant Aurora Orchestra.

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