Ensemble’s global musical mission stops off in St Andrews

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne
The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne

A leading chamber ensemble dedicated to sharing a love of music will be in St Andrews this month as part of a world tour.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne has the maxim “classical music the world over” and it takes to the road to with its musical mission.

“The objective is simple – we want to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music,” a spokesperson for the company said.

“It is irrelevant for our musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, in Cologne Cathedral or in the Sydney Opera House – their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time.”

The popular ensemble gives around 300 concerts a year and this year its tour is taking in Australia and New Zealand.

The repertoire consists primarily of hand-picked pieces and the appeal of its programme lies in bringing together popular and unknown works from a wide variety of musical epochs.

“This mix promises great diversity of the very highest order, without us having to preach to the audience in the process,” the spokesperson said. “After all, music is for entertainment and not for instruction.”

The St Andrews concert will be in Holy Trinity Church on Sunday, July 27.

The programme will include Vivaldi Concerto in G Minor for Violin, Strings and basso continuo and Concerto in E Minor for Bassoon, Strings and basso continuo, Rossini’s Sonata a Quattro No 3 in C major ‘La Tempesta di Mare’ and Mozart’s Concerto in B Flat Major for Bassoon and Orchestra.

Tickets from the information centre in Market Street or at the door.