The Nottingham Chamber Music Festival presents the Bach Goldberg Variations performed by the Le Page Ensemble at St Mary’s Church. The Bach Goldberg Variations were first published in 1741 and written originally for harpsichord by J.S. Bach.
This famous work was later transcribed for string trio by Dmitri Sitkovetsky in 1985 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Bach’s birth. We invite listeners to join us in the dramatic space of St Mary’s in the Lace Market, Nottingham’s oldest structure still in use today. The Le Page Ensemble bring their warmth and spirit to the music, for an unforgettable experience.
*All concerts last approximately one hour and are without interval
About St Mary’s in the Lace Market
St. Mary’s Church is the oldest religious institution in Nottingham, located in the heart of the historic Lace Market district. It is the largest mediaeval structure in Nottingham, with original building works dating from 1377 to 1475. The church contains many artefacts, including Nottingham’s oldest door from the 14th century. Sculptures of a lion and a unicorn dated c.1705 greet visitors at the West entrance of the church. Legend has it that Robin Hood came to the original site of St. Mary’s to pray.