Classical music at church

Stefano Zanchetta
Stefano Zanchetta

A Venetian quartet will be coming to St Mary’s Church in Finedon tonight (Tuesday),

L’OFFERTA MUSICALE Orchestra da Camera di Venezia will return to Finedon this November with ‘In Search of Classicism’; a concert of Haydn and Beethoven string quartets.

This concert will explore the last flowering of the Classical String Quartet; pairing one of Haydn’s last Quartets, with Beethoven’s first.

The Quartet will be led by one of Venice’s best violinists Stefano Zanchetta.

There will be an introduction by the composer Philip Sawyers at the start of the evening. Refreshments will be available in the interval.

The concert is being organised by Ad Parnassum, who performed with L’Offerta Musicale at Finedon last August with Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas.

The night will begin with a talk at 7pm by composer Philip Sawyers. The performance begins at 7.45pm.

Tickets for the performance including the talk) £8, are available from the church or visit