While the audience had to contend with the usual discomforts of two hours on pew benches, the Aronowitz Ensemble were forced to move about from space to space, in their different formations, trying to find a sweet spot from which to play.
The most ridiculous of all three different arrangements saw them performing Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 with the piano angled across the nave, and the four accompanying string players squashed into the aisle directly in front.
It seemed less than satisfactory for all involved, and didn't help the acoustic challenges of the venue, which blurred much of this concert.
Despite information in the programme, only four of the seven Aronowitz Ensemble members were performing on this occasion. They were joined by guests Maria Johnston, from the Navarra Quartet (violin), Scott Dickinson (viola) and Christian Elliot (cello).
Happily, all the group were well capable of transporting you beyond the limitations of any venue with their playing.
Their Strauss Sextet from Capriccio was relaxed and contemplative, rather than fevered, allowing time and space to enjoy the exquisitely tortuous harmonies. Tom Poster's Chopin Concerto was full of rhapsodic beauty, without too much rubato. The chamber version of this work, as it was performed here, doesn't convince in the same way the orchestral version does, despite the charms of the group's elegant and gentle rendering of the last Mazurka.
With a gorgeous Brahms String Quintet no 2 in G major to close the night, these musicians were back in their own territory.