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Format: 2014-09-03
Format: 2014-09-03
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    Sat, 2014-09-06 12:00
    Clarinet recital with David Campbell -Benslow Music International Concert Series
    David Campbell, Ian Scott, John Flinders, Margaret Archibald
    Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music Trust Hitchin SG4 9RB
    United Kingdom

    Original works and arrangements for one, two and three clarinets and piano;

    Programme included in the ticket price; accessible parking; licensed bar

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    Sat, 2014-09-13 18:00
    A Musical Offering of Bach by Music for Awhile
    Frances Norbury, James Johnstone, Jane Mitchell, Jonathan Manson, Margaret Faultless
    Church of St John The Baptist Chirton SN10 3QS
    United Kingdom

    Maggie Faultless has delighted us before with Music for Awhile. This time she returns with more talent and we will be treated to several works by Johann Sebastian Bach and one by his son Carl Phillpp Emanuel Bach. We will hear Jonathan Manson of whom is said “Noble tone production, faultless security of technique and intonation made his playing pure pleasure.” Frances Norbury, who has played with Crispin Steele Perkins ( who visited us earlier) will be playing an Oboe Sonata and we will benefit from Maggie's introductions to the selections she , no doubt, has made. It promises to be a memorable evening of virtuoso playing.

    Sonata for oboe in G minor
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    Ricercar a 6 from Musikalisches Opfer, 'Musical Offering'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Suite for cello No 3 in C
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude from Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Thu, 2014-09-11 19:30
    Vivaldi's Gloria by candlelight | Lea Singers
    Amy Williamson, Benjamin Goodson, Brandenburg Baroque Soloists, Josephine Goddard, Lea Singers, Persephone Gibbs
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Our first concert this evening is a triumph of Baroque brilliance, with Persephone Gibbs leading the Brandenburg Baroque soloists in a Bach double, and Benjamin Goodson’s magnificent Lea Singers joining for the Vivaldi.

    This concert is part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Autumn Series.

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Thu, 2014-09-11 17:30
    Singing on the Steps! - Woolwich Singers (community choir)
    Benjie del Rosario, Woolwich Singers
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    The Woolwich Singers open the 2014 Autumn Series with a wonderful free event as they sing on the steps in front of the iconic portico of St Martin's. They are a community choir whose aim is to sing together, meet new people and have fun.

    They perform a mixture of traditional and pop songs, and everyone is welcome. What a great way to start our Autumn season - come along and join in!

    This free concert is the opening event of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Autumn Series.

    Somewhere from West Side Story
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Puttin' on the Ritz
    Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
    Make you feel my love
    Bob Dylan ()
  • Thu, 2014-09-11 21:30
    Rachmaninov's Vespers by candlelight | The Ariel Consort of London (choir)
    Douglas Lee, The Ariel Consort of London
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    St Martin's in the candlelight is a magical place to experience this masterpiece of Russian choral writing. The Ariel Consort made their Brandenburg Choral Festival debut earlier this year with a performance of the same work. Those who attended know this is a concert not to be missed!

    This concert lasts approximately one hour with no interval.

    It is the second of two concerts at St Martin's this evening, and a special combined ticket price is available for both concerts - please call the box office.

    This concert is part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Autumn Series.

    Vespers, 'All-Night Vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    Fri, 2014-09-05 19:30
    Two choirs, one Duke, and a golden coach | Exultate Singers
    Camerata Vocale Hannover, David Ogden, Exultate Singers, Hans-Dieter Reinecke, Richard Johnson
    St Mary Redcliffe Church Bristol BS1 6RA
    United Kingdom

    Why was a golden coach sent from London to Hanover on 6 September 1714?

    In collaboration with Camerata Vocale Hannover, Exultate Singers tells the story in words and music, marking the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian succession to the British throne.

    The programme includes music by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Handel, James MacMillan, Rachmaninov and Rheinberger.

    Entry to the concert is free. There will be a retiring collection.

    Reserve your ticket at the Exultate Singers website by 31st August and be entered into a free prize draw for a pair of tickets to one of Exultate Singers' Carols by Candlelight concerts

    Dennoch bleibe ich stets an dir
    Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
    Richte mich, Gott
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    O Sacrum Convivium!
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Veni, dilecte mi!
    Wolfram Buchenberg (1962-)
    Data Est Mihi Omnis Potestas from Strathclyde Motets
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Ave Maria) from Vespers, 'All-Night Vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Abendlied from 3 Geistliche Gesänge
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
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    Fri, 2014-09-12 13:00
    Lunchtime recital - Ke Ma (piano)
    Ke Ma
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

    Ke Ma was introduced to the piano from a very young age, by her father and her grandfather. Her accomplishments were evident from the outset: at just 5 years old she won 2nd prize in Xiwangbei competition, and subsequently went on to study with Prof. Zhong in Beijing, later winning 1st prize in the same competition at the age of 7. She studied with Prof. Galina Popova in the middle school affiliated to the Xinghai Conservatory of Music.

    During Ke’s study years in China, great opportunities came when she successfully auditioned for the International Music festival and consequently attended masterclasses and gave performances in Canada and Poland, as well as winning 3rd prize in the chamber music category of the festival. 2010 saw Ke’s debut solo recital at Xinghai Conservatory of Music and she won 1st prize in the Kaisabao Piano Concerto Competition playing Prokofiev’s 3rd piano concerto.

    With full scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music she began her BMus course in London in September 2011. During her studies she was especially commended for her performance of Chopin’s B minor Piano Sonata in the prestigious Sterndale Bennett Competition, and won the Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, which is supported by worshipful Company of Musicians playing Bach Partita No.2. In 2012 she was placed 3rd in Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany. She has performed solo and ensemble concerts in London at St James Piccadilly, Kings Place and also giving some concerts outside. Ke had masterclass with many great pianists, such as John Perry, Huang-kuan Chen, Peter Frankl, Anton Kuerti, Kumsing Lee, Angela Hewitt, Marios Papadopoulos and Kathryn Stott. She currently studies with Professor Christopher Elton.

    Ke has a flair for contemporary music and a passion for the romantic period and looks forward to expanding these repertoires in her solo and quartet activities. She also looks forward to taking up her English Speaking Union Scholarship and her Wigmore Hall debut concert on 3rd April in 2014.

    Sonata for Piano No 16 in G major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Excerpts from 24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    Wed, 2014-09-10 19:30
    Susanna Rigacci (soprano) and Simone Soldati (piano) - InCanto Cinema
    Simone Soldati, Susanna Rigacci
    Queen Elizabeth Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Susanna Rigacci performs classic cinematic scores, including music by Ennio Morricone.

    Since 2001, she has performed worldwide in the film composer's concerts as a solo voice.

    She presents his compositions alongside other popular film music, accompanied by pianist Simone Soldati.

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    Mon, 2014-09-08 14:00
    Come and Sing Mozart's Requiem with Brandenburg Festival Chorus
    Brandenburg Festival Chorus, Iestyn Evans, Robert Porter
    St Botolph without Bishopsgate London EC2M 3TL
    United Kingdom

    Join the Brandenburg Festival Chorus and Bob Porter for an afternoon workshop looking at Mozart's final masterwork, the Requiem. If you would like to take part in the Armistice Day concert on Tuesday, this a great opportunity to refresh your memory and remind yourself of those tricky corners!

    Registration is from 1.45pm, with singing commencing at 2pm. You will need to specify your voice part when you book your ticket.

    Audience are welcome to attend the concert at 8pm.

    This event is part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Autumn Series.

    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Sat, 2014-09-13 19:30
    Ave maris stella: Marian motets by Josquin, Gombert, Willaert, Clemens and other
    De Profundis, Edward Wickham
    Little St Mary's Church Cambridge CB2 1QG
    United Kingdom

    Throughout the 15th and 16th centuries the great composers from northern France and the Low Countries (the 'Franco-Flemish school') dominated musical life in Europe. The stars of their age, by their skill and fame they gained the most important international musical positions. As a result their poised and well-proportioned style became the musical lingua franca until the new baroque style arose in northern Italy around 1600.

    In this concert De Profundis (Cambridge's all-male early music vocal ensemble) presents some of the 'greatest hits' of the most famous Netherlanders in music dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Prayers to Mary seem to have inspired these composers to their highest expressions of art and skill and some of these pieces (such as Josquin's Ave Maria and Clemens' Ego flos campi) are among the best known and best loved of the whole renaissance period.

    Gramophone Award winner Edward Wickham is Artistic Director of The Clerks, whose performances and recordings of Franco-Flemish polyphony have earned it an international reputation. Edward is also Director of Music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, where amongst other things he has founded the UK's first and only college-based children's choirs for girls.

    Magnificat 6 (sexti et primi toni)
    Nicolas Gombert (c1495-c1560)
    Ave virgo gloriosa
    Antoine Brumel (c1460-c1520)
    Inviolata, integra et casta es, Maria
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    Ave maris stella
    Adrian Willaert (1490-1562)
    Benedicta es, caelorum regina
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    Intemerata Dei mater
    Johannes Ockeghem (c1410-1497)
    Ave Maria
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    Tota pulchra es
    Heinrich Isaac (c1450-1517)
    Salve Regina a 5
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    Ego flos campi
    Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510-c1556)
    Magnificat 3 (tertii et octavi toni)
    Nicolas Gombert (c1495-c1560)