Where | St Albans Cathedral 

Cost | £15 (including interval drinks)

Speakers | Prof. Florian Mitrea and the Revd Iain Lane

Schubert's music springs from his childlike delight in the natural world, then wrestles with the tension between that sense of wonder and the fear of life's darker side and ultimately of death. Through extracts from his music, performed live, set alongside the paintings of his near contemporary, the artist Samuel Palmer, this evening explores the essence of Schubert's work and his sense of God, culminating in a complete performance of his final piano sonata, the B-flat Major D 960. There will be an interval with refreshments.

About Florian and Iain | Florian Mitrea is a professional pianist and has been appointed as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). His piano studies started in Bucharest, and he has performed both in the UK and internationally at venues which include places like Carnegie Hall in New York, and St John’s Smith Square. The Revd Dr Iain Lane has played an integral role in teaching here at the Cathedral, especially in teaching on the history of art, film and theology for the Cathedral Adult Learning Programme. The Revd Lane has previously given lectures on classical music with Florian, interpreting the lives of Composer’s, from Debussy and now to Schubert, through a Christian lens.

How to Book

You can book online by using the button above. If you are unable to book online please call the Learning Administrator on 01727 890212 (Monday to Friday 9.30 – 3pm term time) or the Box Office 01727 890290 (Monday to Sunday). Tickets will be on sale until 12noon on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

Clergy and Readers in St Albans Diocese have complimentary access to our Adult Learning courses, talks, study days, and reading groups. For clergy/Reader bookings, please email [email protected] with your name and role and we will confirm your place.