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Format: 2014-09-03
Format: 2014-09-03
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    Fri, 2014-09-12 19:30
    Paul Provost - organ recital
    Paul Provost
    Guildford United Reformed Church Guildford GU2 4BS
    United Kingdom

    Paul Provost's recital will include music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Percy Whitlock, Joseph Jongen and J Healey Willan. As Sub-Organist of Guildford Cathedral, Paul's work includes assisting the Organist, Katherine Dienes-Williams, in all aspects of running the Cathedral Choirs, as well as being the main organist for Cathedral services. In addition to this he is in demand as a freelance recitalist, accompanist, and choral director, and is the Musical Director of the North Downs Consort. He also deputises regularly directing and accompanying various choral groups, and has worked with orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and Southern Sinfonia.

    He began studies on the piano and cello at the ages of four and six – his early musical inspiration coming from attending choir rehearsals at the local church. Since then church music has played a large part in his life. He was educated at Chetham’s School of Music, where alongside the cello, organ became increasingly his principal study. Paul was Organ Scholar at Manchester Cathedral from 1999 to 2004.

    From 2004 to 2007, Paul was Organ Student at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was responsible for accompanying the daily round of services, and assisting the then Director of Music, David Hill, in training the famous chapel choir. With St John’s, he toured to Paris, Austria, Estonia, the USA, The Netherlands and Venice, in addition to numerous concerts, recordings, and broadcasts. During this time, he was widely active as an accompanist, recitalist and conductor.

    Paul has given organ recitals in such venues as Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Kings College, Cambridge, and in the Buxton Festival. Previously to his post at Guildford, Paul was Assistant Director of Chapel Music and Assistant Organist at Winchester College. He is married to Ruth, a freelance singer working across the country, and when not immersed in the complicated life of Cathedral Music can usually be found somewhere in the Cumbrian Fells.

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    Fri, 2014-09-12 19:30
    Ravish'd with Sacred Extasies - Elin Manahan Thomas and David Miller
    David Miller, Elin Manahan Thomas
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    Devotional songs by Dowland, Campion, Humfrey and Purcell. Blessed with a voice of crystalline purity and resonance, Elin Manahan Thomas – heard by millions at the opening of the Paralympic Games – is perfectly matched by the exquisite lute playing of David Miller. Two artists at the top of their profession.

    A Morning Hymn, 'Thou wakeful shepherd'
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    How long, great God
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore from First Booke of Ayres
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    Author of light, revive my dying spright from First Booke of Ayres
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    The Frog Galliard
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Sleep, downy sleep
    Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
    Lord, what is man?
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    A fancy
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Miserere, my maker
    Anonymous ()
    A Hymne to God the Father, 'Will thou forgive that sin'
    Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
    The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Lute Suite
    René Mesangeau (fl.1567–1638)
    In this trembling shadow
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    If that a sinner's sighs
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    An Evening Hymn on a Ground, 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light'
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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    Sat, 2014-09-13 17:30
    Crouch End Festival Chorus: Verdi's Requiem
    Austin Gunn, Crouch End Festival Chorus, David Temple, Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, Graeme Danby, Lisa Swayne, Valerie Reid
    Alexandra Palace London N22 7AY
    United Kingdom

    On 22 June 1984 the now internationally acclaimed Crouch End Festival Chorus rehearsed for the first time in Middle Lane Methodist Church. Crouch End Festival Chorus founders John Gregson and David Temple persuaded eighty local singers to turn up - a mix of people, from music graduates to those who had never sung in a choir before.

    Three months later those singers, plus forty more from London Philharmonic Choir, performed Verdi’s Requiem in Hornsey Town Hall, thus beginning the amazing journey of Crouch End Festival Chorus under the baton of David Temple.

    To celebrate its 30th birthday, Crouch End Festival Chorus is once again staging this Requiem - one of the greatest and most dramatic works in the choral repertoire. In the spirit of the first performance in 1984, the choir will be joined at Alexandra Palace by singers from the local community, as well as four top soloists and the Forest Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Requiem
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
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    Sat, 2014-09-13 19:30
    Unfinished Remembering - world premiere | Birmingham Bach Choir
    Birmingham Bach Choir, Johane Ansell, Midlands Military Community Choir, Orchestra of the Swan, Paul Spicer, William Dazeley
    Symphony Hall Birmingham B1 2EA
    United Kingdom

    Unfinished Remembering marks the start of the Midlands' commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Paul Spicer's new choral symphony, Unfinished Remembering, reflects on the sacrifices of the First World War. Written especially for the Birmingham Bach Choir to perform with full orchestra, semi-chorus and soloists, it is dedicated to all those who suffered as a result of this war and of all conflicts over the past 100 years.

    Vaughan Williams's cantata Dona Nobis Pacem is a plea for peace, composed in 1936 during the growing fears of a new war.

    A Shared Singing is a new national song also composed by Paul Spicer (libretto by Euan Tait). It is a song of hope dedicated to the British Legion and its work with and for all those who have served with the British Armed Forces. Hear it sung by the choir and the newly formed Midlands Military Community Choir, based in Birmingham.

    This concert is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

    Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm by Euan Tait.

    Dona Nobis Pacem
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Unfinished Remembering
    Paul Spicer (1952-)
    A Shared Singing
    Paul Spicer (1952-)
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    Tue, 2014-09-09 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury CT1 2EE
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Thu, 2014-09-04 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Wells Cathedral Wells BA5 2PA
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Fri, 2014-09-05 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Winchester Cathedral Winchester SO23 9LS
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Sat, 2014-09-06 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban St Albans AL1 1BY
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    There will be a free pre-concert talk from Harry Christophers and a member of The Sixteen before this concert, exploring the context and performance practice of the repetoire.

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Sat, 2014-09-13 12:00
    Summer Saturday Recital Series - The Milgram Trio
    JongSun Woo, Kirsten Jenson, Lyrit Milgam, The Milgram Trio
    St James's Church Bushey WD23 1BD
    United Kingdom

    The Milgram trio is an exciting new ensemble made up of violinist Lyrit Milgram, cellist Kirsten Jenson and pianist Jongsun Woo, all seasoned soloists and chamber musicians in their own rights. Individually they have won concerto competitions and have been invited to perform with orchestras around the UK and abroad, and have taken part in festivals and master classes throughout Europe, America, Israel and Canada.

    As chamber musicians, they have each performed in venues such as Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

    The Milgram Trio receives regular coaching sessions from Patsy Toh and Mark Messenger. Together, they have played numerous concerts around London and are looking forward to many more exciting projects this year including a number of concerts, competitions and master classes.

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    Fri, 2014-09-05 19:30
    Mozart Concert Weekend - Concerto Concert 1
    Cherubim Chamber Soloists, George Ross, Joseph Shiner, Michael Maxwell Steer, Octavia Lamb
    Wardour Chapel, New Wardour Castle Tisbury SP3 6RH
    United Kingdom

    The first concert of a weekend of events in the splendour of Wardour Chapel celebrating the young musical talent supported by The Cherubim Music Trust. Selected soloists will play concerti by Mozart and Haydn, using the professional level instruments loaned to them by the Trust to forward their careers.

    In this concert, there will be an opportunity to hear the 1828 Corby cello, presently on loan to George Ross, playing Haydn's Cello Concerto No 1 in C.

    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No 2 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No 1 in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)