Mozart's famous Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is followed by an evocative version of Boccherini's Nights in the Streets of Madrid written specially for the Cathedral Orchestra by Adam Webster. The local young soprano, Julia Smith, sings Berlioz's ravishingly romantic songs Summer Nights (Les Nuits d’Été) . Music by his contemporary, Mendelssohn, concludes the concert: excerpts from the pieces he wrote for Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. This is an concert full of the romance of a summer's evening.
There is more romantic music on October 12, notably Bruch's Violin Concerto.