Past concerts

Weir and Vaughan Williams – 3 July 2021

Judith Weir – Winter Song
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 5

Tom Evans leader
Marc Dooley conductor

3 July 2021, 6.30pm 
St Paul’s Church, Hammersmith

This concert will last about 60 minutes and there will be no interval. Please note the early start time.

Tickets: full price £10, under-18s £6.50. Pre-book online only. Friends of FSO get a free ticket.

Covid safety

We’re very much looking forward to seeing you at our concert.

Please stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms, or have been in contact in the past 14 days with someone who has coronavirus. If you’re unable to attend the concert please contact us for a refund (details are on your booking confirmation email).

To help us comply with Covid-19 regulations, please make sure you:

  • arrive in good time
  • use the main north entrance to the church (not the St. Paul’s Centre next door)
  • wait at the entrance to be shown to your seat by a steward
  • wear a face covering inside the church (unless you are exempt)
  • maintain social distancing from people outside your group at all times 
  • remain seated at the end of the concert until a steward invites you to leave 
  • leave promptly and wait until you’re outside before having any conversations with people outside of your group

Please also note that:

  • no bar or refreshments will be available.
  • audience seating will be socially distanced, as will the orchestra.
  • as performers, members of the orchestra are allowed to remove their face coverings while seated.

We hope you enjoy the concert, in spite of these unusual restrictions.

Covid risk assessment for this concert (PDF)

About this concert

This very special concert will be our first public performance for a year and a half.

Winter Song, by Judith Weir, is about the need to keep going through hard times, with the prospect of sunshine ahead. Every player is a soloist, each with their own intricate line to perform, forming a chain of melody throughout.

Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony was written and premiered during World War II and evokes an oasis of serenity and hope in times of trouble.


Photo of Hammersmith Bridge copyright © St Paul’s Hammersmith

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