A blonde woman singing in a choir

Rowan Pierce, soprano & Peter Manning, Conductor

LUX sponsors a charity evening of music by candlelight with some starry guests at a palatial setting in London’s Chelsea.


The Bath Festival Orchestra (BFO) gave an intimate recital to an audience including some of London’s most significant philanthropists in the State Apartments at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Star act was soprano Rowan Pierce, who entranced the audience with a rendition of Deh Vieni from Le Nozze di Figaro. Sipping some Nyetimber sparkling wine before and after the recital, the audience, there to support the BFO, was enraptured.

Two women

Sally Greene and Countess Andrea Hamilton

An asian woman talking to a group of people

Olivia Ma, David Banks and Aud Jebsen

An old man in a red army uniform standing next to a man in a suit

William Waggott and Chelsea Pensioner

A man clapping in an audience
A bag, flowers and magazine on a table

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An old man and women

Aud Jebsen and David Banks

A boy standing between two women

Paige Nelson, Edouard Favre-Gilly de Bueil and Comtesse Marie Laure Favre-Gilly de Varennes de Bueil

A woman playing the violin

Maren Bosma, Leader

A thank you note in red and black

Later this year, the BFO will be performing Schumann’s Cello Concerto at Kings Place, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto at Cadogan Hall, and a ground-breaking new commission from pre-eminent American composer Tod Machover, where music will meet science.

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