We're delighted to be hosting a special Holy Year recital at the prestigious venue of St James Piccadilly, with Mexican classical guitarist Morgan Szymanski, accompanied by soprano, Laura Mitchell.

Photos: www.morganzsymanski.co.uk and www.laura-mitchell.com 

Morgan is a native of Mexico, he studied there as well as in Edinburgh and London at the Royal College of Music, collecting a number of prizes and scholarships along the way, including first prize at the National Guitar Competition in Mexico. He has performed as a soloist in a huge number of countries, including several major music venues and festivals in the UK, such as the Royal Opera House, appearing with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, Hallé, the Royal Northern Sinfornia and many more. He also gave an online lecture recital for the CSJ earlier this year from his home in the Mexican countryside alongside Ivan Moseley who gave a presentation on Mexican pilgrimage. You can read more about him at his website here.

And Laura graduated from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School and the National Opera Studio a year later.  She has performed all over the world with a wide range of companies amassing an extensive operatic repertoire. Most recently, she has performed Fiordiligi/Così fan Tutte for ETO, Pamina/The Magic Flute for Scottish Opera, Hero/Béatrice et Bénédict for WNO, and in a staged version of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, which began life in Berlin, then toured to the Bregenz Festival, the Opéra Comique in Paris, Dijon and other European cities between 2011-13. You can read more at her website here.

The programme will include music rooted in the Camino and Spain and will run for 75 minutes with no interval.

The event is subject to whatever Covid restrictions are in place at the time. We will be keeping all ticket holders informed of any changes or developments.

Doors will be open from 6:30pm, where front of house staff will guide you to your socially distanced seating.

Due to social spacing, we will not be serving refreshments inside the church. However, there are many cafés, pubs and bars nearby open before and after the concert. 

100 tickets available.

The event will not be live streamed but a recording of the event will be made available for purchase afterwards.

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