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The Soldier's Tale

  • St John's Church Lansdowne Crescent W11 2NN United Kingdom (map)

The Soldier’s Tale is a witty and sardonic Faustian story of a young soldier who gives his violin to the Devil in exchange for untold wealth. This new adaptation, directed by Joseph Hardy, features recent graduates of Drama Studio London and London Contemporary Dance School, as well as some of the most outstanding young professional musicians in London.

The first half of the concert will explore the works of some composers who were influential to Stravinsky in his early years, and will feature tenor Nick Hardy and pianist Aaron Burrows.

Tickets are priced at £10/£5 and are available on the door or online in advance ( All proceeds from this concert will go to Sarah's Rural Library Fund (, charity no. 1144970).

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Narrator - Elizabeth Heery
Soldier - Joseph Hardy
Devil - Clark Alexander
Princess - Robyn Holder

Violin - Sophie Lockett
Double Bass - Siret Lust
Clarinet - Ausiàs Garrigós Morant
Bassoon - Luke Tucker
Cornet - Sarah Campbell
Trombone - Ross Learmonth

Conductor - Matthew Hardy
Director - Joseph Hardy

Tenor - Nick Hardy
Piano - Aaron Burrows

First half programme:

Stravinsky - Tango for piano solo
Stravinsky - Three pieces for clarinet solo
Chabrier - L'invitation au voyage
Tchaikovsky - None but the Lonely Heart
Glinka - Trio for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano

When booking online a 10% booking fee applies.

Earlier Event: February 12
Soldiers' Tales
Later Event: November 24