Our small plates menu will be unavailable in our Café Bar on  Sunday 19 and Tuesday 21 May. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Beethoven 5 by Candlelight

Bristol Ensemble

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Bristol Ensemble
Conductor  Roger Huckle
Piano  Viv Mclean


Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5
Beethoven Symphony No 5


Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No 5 is widely considered one of the cornerstones of western music. First performed in Vienna’s Thearter an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterward and is described as “one of the most important works of the time”. The symphony, and the four-note opening motif in particular, are known worldwide, with the motif appearing frequently in popular culture, from disco versions to rock and roll covers, to uses in film and television.

The piano concerto No 5 is an equal to the symphony and redefined the relationship between the piano and the orchestra.

The Extraordinary Viv Mclean joins the Ensemble for what will be a memorable evening of top class music making in the wonderful candlelight surroundings of St George’s Bristol.

Doors: 7pm | First half: 7.30pm | Interval: 8.15pm | Second half: 8.45pm | Estimated end time: 9.15pm

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!