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Format: 2015-03-31
Format: 2015-03-31
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    8 April 2015 - 1:15pm
    St Peter's lunchtime recital series 2015: West Hill Park Community Choir
    Wendy Blunn, West Hill Park Community Choir
    St Peter's Church Bournemouth BH1 2EE
    United Kingdom

    Kicking off the 2015 lunchtime recital series at St Peter's Bournemouth, The West Hill Park Community Choir, directed by Wendy Blunn will perform a varied choral programme. This is the beginning of the choir's European concert tour.

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    2 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Transfiguring Night | Project Instrumental (chamber orchestra)
    Project Instrumental
    Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse London E8 1HE
    United Kingdom

    What happens when you bring together some of the most incandescent art and music (n)ever heard before, some of the most effervescent creative minds and skilled performing hands in the world, and an Attic? It can only be a Transfiguring Night. And it’s on April 2.

    Project Instrumental and artist Yiyun Kang find light in dark places through music, projection mapping and space. Nightmare and beauty, forest and moonlight, secrets and elevation fill Hackney Attic in an existential shimmer of psyche and phenomena.

    Brilliant young ensemble, Project Instrumental, brings thrilling performances to unbounded audiences. Bold, imaginative and boundary defying, this virtuosic ensemble strips back the peripherals with their straightforward contemporary approach to music.

    Yiyun Kang is an artist, researcher and lecturer, currently in London as a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art. From a painting background, her work explores the borders between real and virtual through video installation, interactive installation, animation and digital prints.

    Come not knowing.

    "If you're partial to strings & things, you need Project Instrumental in your life. Awesome" - Rick Grant, Take Records

    Night Tracks (world premiere)
    Stephen Montague (1943- )
    String Sextet (1916)
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    Verklärte Nacht, for string sextet
    Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
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    1 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Chapelle du Roi (vocal ensemble) : Tenebrae
    Alistair Dixon, Chapelle du Roi
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Holy Week was one of the richest sources of inspiration for many of Europe's Renaissance composers. As the tension mounted in the approach to the crucifixion and resurrection, the music accompanying the liturgy would become more emotional and highly wrought. The greatest drama was found in the candlelit service of Tenebrae held at sunset; the shadows lengthening as the candles were extinguished one by one.

    This programme explores music of the Triduum particularly that of the candlelit service of Tenebrae.

    The centrepiece of the programme will be the celebrated Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis

    ‘Chapelle created a wonderfully muscular sound ... luxurious thanks to the richness of the polyphony ... in this church’s lovely acoustic the lines of the ‘Sanctus’ soared to the heavens’ The Independent

    'They make a beautiful sound as anyone can hear' Evening Standard

    In jejunio et fletu
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Derelinquat impius
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Emendemus in Melius
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    O Domine Jesu Christe
    Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
    Tenebrae Responsories
    Carlo Gesualdo (c1561-1613)
    Lamentations for Maundy Thursday
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Lamentations of Jeremiah
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
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    1 April 2015 - 1:05pm
    Howard Shelley - Mozart explored: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor
    Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Continuing their highly successful Mozart Explored series, Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players introduce Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor. The concert begins with a short illustrated talk from Howard Shelley, introducing the principle themes and revealing how the work has been written. Then follows a full performance of this astonishing work, showing Mozart at the height of his composing powers; from the turbulent opening movement, through the tender, lyrical slow movement and culminating in a Rondo full of irregularities. The addition of two trumpets and timpani to the orchestra adds a dramatic and grand conclusion to this highly successful series of lunchtime concerts.

    Don't miss this wonderful pianist with the London Mozart Players in the splendid surroundings of St John's Smith Square.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 20 in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    2 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Derek Paravicini Quartet Concert for World Autism Awareness Day
    Derek Paravicini Jazz Quartet
    Cranleigh Arts Centre Cranleigh GU6 8AS
    United Kingdom

    In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, the Derek Paravcini Quartet will be playing a concert at Cranleigh Arts Centre in partnership with Jigsaw Trust. Derek Paravicini is one of the most extraordinary pianists and musical entertainers of his generation. Yet he is blind, autistic and has severe learning difficulties. Dubbed 'The Human iPod' in the States, Derek has a repertoire of tens of thousands of pieces - all learnt very rapidly, just by listening. Derek's unique musical abilities are recognised all over the world. Now, along with three exceptional musicians, Derek has formed his own ensemble - the Derek Paravicini Quartet. Recently debuting on Radio 3's 'In Tune' programme and currently playlisted on Jazz FM, the Derek Paravicini Quartet provide new takes on classic songs and jazz standards, with a repertoire from ragtime to Radiohead, from Irving Berlin to the Beatles, from Cole Porter to Coldplay.

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    3 April 2015 - 6:30pm
    Passion and Prayer: as told through plainsong and polyphony
    The Epiphoni Consort, Tim Reader
    St Peter's Church, Vauxhall London SE11 5HY
    United Kingdom

    The Epiphoni Consort returns to St Peter’s Vauxhall for a candlelit recital of powerful and contemplative music for Good Friday by choral composers from the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This programme of music for Lent and Passiontide includes Allegri's Miserere, Sanders's Reproaches and works by Byrd, Gesualdo, Gibbons, Victoria, Harris, Parry and Schlenker.

    The Epiphoni Consort is a small chamber choir performing sacred and secular music of all eras to a professional standard across London's great churches and concert halls. They will be performing in the beautiful surroundings and stunning acoustic of St Peter's Vauxhall in what will be an evening to remember.

    Lent Prose
    Anonymous ()
    Civitas Sancti Tui
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Miserere mei
    Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
    Hosanna to the Son of David
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
    Ubi Caritas et Amor
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    Judas mercator pessimus from Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday
    Carlo Gesualdo (c1561-1613)
    Jod. Manum suam from Lamentations for Maundy Thursday
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Antonio Lotti (c1667-1740)
    The Reproaches
    John Sanders (1933-2003)
    Love Unknown
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Faire is the heaven
    William H Harris (1910-1949)
    Never weather-beaten sail
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Now the green blade riseth
    Traditional ()
    Water plainsong
    Composer Not Known ()
    Terry Schlenker (1957-)
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    10 April 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble
    Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble, Stephen Maw
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    The Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble was formed in 2001 when Trinity College of Music left central London for the World Heritage site of the Old Royal Naval College, and took for a title the name one of the architects - Nicholas Hawksmoor. Established by Stephen Maw, who was at the time the head of chamber music at Trinity, Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble is a numerically flexible group playing both Harmonie music, as in this concert, and many other later, especially composed or arranged, works. Often using a line-up as set by Richard Strauss in his early Serenade Op.7 and Suite Op.4, written when he was just 18, for pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and contrabassoon plus 4 horns the Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble performs many works arranged by Geoffrey Emerson such as The Elgar Organ Sonata in G, String Serenades by Tchaikovsky and Suk plus many smaller pieces by Debussy, Arensky, Mendelssohn, Berlioz and Franck. The Spohr is an unusual work in the Janissary style and uses tree percussion players who are put to good use in this version of Beethoven’s Wellington’s Victory

    The players are all present or former students from the major music colleges in London.

    Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
    Wellingtons Sieg, 'Die Schlacht bei Vittoria'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    3 April 2015 - 2:30pm
    JS Bach's St John Passion, with Polyphony
    Elin Manahan Thomas, Gwilym Bowen, Margaret Faultless, Neal Davies, Orchestra of Polyphony, Polyphony, Robert Davies, Stephen Layton, Stuart Jackson, Terry Wey
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Once again Polyphony under the baton of Stephen Layton bring their acclaimed interpretation of Bach’s St John Passion to St John’s Smith Square on Good Friday. With an outstanding line-up of soloists and the best period instrument players, led by Margaret Faultless, this is a performance not to be missed.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    4 April 2015 - 7:00pm
    Classical Easter Concert - sacred and operatic arias
    Caitlin Mbewe, David Palmer, Heather Heighway, Kirsty Ligertwood, Stephanie Guidera
    Independent Methodist Church Liverpool L15 8LY
    United Kingdom

    Themes of passion and betrayal, suffering and joy will be shared through sacred music and operatic arias at a Classical Easter Concert to raise funds for the Christian Fellowship School, Liverpool. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Guidera, soprano Heather Heighway and baritone David Palmer will be accompanied by Caitlin Mbewe and Kirsty Ligertwood. Doors open at 6.30 p.m.

    Highlights include a fine selection of Handel from Stephanie, 'An outstanding soloist' - Gramophone Magazine, Verdi from David 'A lovely, beautifully produced, mature timbre.' - Opera Now and Heather Heighway's stunning performance of Offenbach's Doll Aria. Kirsty and Caitlin will perform Debussy, Faure and Khachaturian, solos and duets. A retiring collection will be taken.

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