Thursday 23 June 2022, 6pm onwards
St Paul’s Cathedral, London
An evening like no other, this gala event will celebrate the return to life of the City of London, as well as giving an opportunity to reflect on the past two years.
Beginning with a champagne reception in the unique and elegant Nelson Chamber, gala guests will then enjoy best seats under the famous St Paul’s dome for a spectacular concert by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. The concert will feature Berlioz’s colossal Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale in one of the few places that can do it justice. To see full concert details, please click here.
Following the concert, we descend to the beautiful Crypt for a very special dinner with music.
6.00pm Champagne reception by Nelson’s tomb in the Crypt of St Paul’s
7.00pm Concert begins in the Cathedral
8.30pm Three course Gala Dinner in the Crypt
Dress – black tie
A very limited number of gala tickets are available, so please book as soon as possible.
Triomphale Gala Committee
Lizzie Ridding (Committee Chair)
Jane Quinn OBE
This gala concert will be a wonderful celebration for the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra, resident at the Square Mile’s Barbican Centre, and having long enjoyed a strong association with St Paul's Cathedral.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the finances of many of the arts organisations that enhance our lives and our cities with their cultural offering. For the London Symphony Orchestra, funds usually generated through ticket sales, international tours, recording sessions and corporate sponsorships were decimated instantly. Across the sector in 2021, 50,000 musicians left the industry due to the impact of the pandemic. In order to retain and sustain their membership of 100 of the world’s most talented musicians, the LSO cut into their reserves.
The Always Playing Appeal was launched to re-build, protect and sustain their freelance musicians for the future, as well as building on the digital innovations of the last two years to share the life-enhancing power of music and music education with millions more around the world.
This event is being run by London Symphony Orchestra Ltd (registered charity number 232391). Net proceeds from the event will be transferred to the LSO Always Playing Appeal Fund held by the LSO Endowment Trust (registered charity number 233700). This is an unrestricted fund to be used to make grants to the LSO Group with the primary focus being to sustain the LSO’s activities and support a new business model in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gala Media Partner