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Format: 2014-11-28
Format: 2014-11-28
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    Fri, 2014-12-05 19:00
    Britten's Ceremony of Carols | Eboracum Baroque Chorus
    Cecily Beer, Chris Parsons, Eboracum Baroque Chorus
    Rochester Guildhall Rochester ME1 1PY
    United Kingdom

    Eboracum Baroque present a Christmas programme featuring Benjamin Britten’s glittering Ceremony of Carols for upper voice and harp. Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies and hear a selection of other christmas favourites sung by some of the best young voices in the UK.

    Britten’s Ceremony of Carols is a selection of movements set to a middle english text. Originally written in 1942 when Britten was on voyage returning from the USA, the upper voice vocal writing and harp complement each other perfectly.

    Eboracum Baroque provide a performance platform for recent graduates from the top music institutions in the UK including the Royal College of Music and the University of York. The group has performed all across the UK including in the Ryedale Festival and Grimeborn Opera Festival and were recently described as some of the most promising young singers and musicians around today.’ - Music OMH

    A Ceremony of Carols
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Music by Bach and Tomás Luis de Victoria | Luton Choral Society
    Adrian Horsewood, Claire Tomlin, Crispin Lewis, Ian Aitkenhead, Luton Choral Society, Paul Bentley, The Musicall Compass
    The Priory Church of St Peter Dunstable LU5 4NA
    United Kingdom

    This concert of early music will be accompanied by period insturments.

    In addittion to the main works, there will be instrumental music for viols and recorders

    Requiem (Officium defunctorum) a 6
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Cantata No 106, 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:30
    Sounding Food and Music
    Andrew Morley, Frances Bourne, Rebecca Hardwick, The Centenary Ensemble
    The Old Market Brighton BN3 1AS
    United Kingdom

    Contemporary Connections presents an exploration of food, eating and dieting in music. We invite the listner to make connections between hearing, tasting, creativity and gender issues in both the food and music industries. Programming exciting and often little heard works by women including a new commission by sound artist Amy Cunningham, this concert will be sure to surprise and engage all kinds of audiences.

    Food Preservation
    Daphne Oram (1925-2003)
    Food
    Pia Gilbert (1921-)
    The Frivolous Cake
    Helen Bowater (1952-)
    I am Bread
    Nicola LeFanu (1947-)
    Smart Appliances
    Composer Not Known ()
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    Sun, 2014-11-30 18:00
    Advent Reflections | Harmonia Sacra (choir)
    Harmonia Sacra, Peter Leech
    The Church of St Thomas the Martyr Bristol BS1 6JG
    United Kingdom

    This year, in addition to the usual seasonal mix of old and new choral music, we celebrate three 300th anniversaries - the births of Gottfried Homilius (leading North German master in the generation after JS Bach) and Niccolo Jommelli (famous in late-Baroque Rome), and the death of Tommaso Bai, all of which took place in 1714

    Cum jucunditate
    Tommaso Bai (1636-1714)
    Oculi omnium
    Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774)
    Sehet, welch eine Liebe
    Gottfried August Homilius (1714–1785)
    Siehe, das ist Gottes Lamm
    Gottfried August Homilius (1714–1785)
    Creator alme siderum
    Lawrence Whitehead (1990-)
    Today the Virgin
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
  • Sun, 2014-11-30 16:00
    Handel's Messiah | Halifax Choral Society
    Brian McBride, Halifax Choral Society, Hazel McBain, John Pryce-Jones, Joshua Mills, North of England Classical Orchestra, Penelope Cousland
    Victoria Theatre Halifax HX1 1BU
    United Kingdom

    Handel's incomparable masterwork has long been treasured as the true hallmark of Christmas across the north of England, and especially in the home town of Halifax Choral Society. The oldest in continuous existnce, the Society has a uniquely proud tradition in having performed this Baroque masterpiece every year since our foundation in 1817. Our focus is to bring the work freshly alive in every performance.

    Messiah (Watkins Shaw Edition)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • Thu, 2014-12-04 19:30
    Carols and Brass - A Feast of Christmas Music
    Halifax Choral Society, John Pryce-Jones, Nicholas Childs, Rastrick High School Senior Choir, The Black Dyke Band
    Victoria Theatre Halifax HX1 1BU
    United Kingdom

    Halifax's own special feast of seasonal music, old and new. A classic combination of world class brass and Christmas carols and songs. Just the medicine we all need when December days are dreary and the nights seems longer and colder than ever. This is a happy and light-hearted but very musical banquet of fine seasonal cheer.

    The evening will include a performance by Rastrick High School Senior Choir.

    Christmas Delights for Choir, Brass Band and both!
    Various ()
  • Fri, 2014-12-05 19:30
    Carols and Brass - A Feast of Christmas Music
    Halifax Choral Society, John Pryce-Jones, Lindley Junior School Choir, Nicholas Childs, The Black Dyke Band
    Victoria Theatre Halifax HX1 1BU
    United Kingdom

    Halifax's own special feast of seasonal music, old and new. A classic combination of world class brass and Christmas carols and songs. Just the medicine we all need when December days are dreary and the nights seems longer and colder than ever. This is a happy and light-hearted but very musical banquet of fine seasonal cheer.

    Besides a performance by our guests Lindley Junior School Choir, the evening will also see Santa on stage, meeting children from the audience

    Christmas delights for choir, brass band and both!
    Various ()
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Autumn Classics | Croydon Symphony Orchestra
    Arthur Boutillier, Croydon Symphony Orchestra, Darrell Davison
    Concert Hall, Trinity School Croydon CR9 7AT
    United Kingdom

    This celebration of evocative classical music features Mozart's Symphony 31 'Paris', and two movements from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Croydon Symphony are delighted to welcome back our soloist Arthur Boutillier, runner up in our Concerto Competition last year, who will be performing Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme. The concert will conclude with Beethoven's powerful Symphony No 8.

    Refreshments will be served during the interval.

    Symphony No 31 in D, 'Paris'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Variations on a Rococo Theme in A
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Nocturne and Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 8 in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle | Darlington Choral Society
    Alison Gill, Andrew Christer, Bradley Travis, Darlington Choral Society, James Edwards, Marie Elliott, Richard Bloodworth, Sally Harrison
    The Dolphin Centre Darlington
    United Kingdom

    Famous for writing some 40 operas, Rossini wrote this Mass at the end of his life. This lovely tuneful piece is neither little, solemn nor especially liturgical, as Napoleon III remarked, and is performed with piano and harmonium accompaniment, written as it was for salon performance.

    Petite Messe Solennelle
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
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    Tue, 2014-12-02 19:30
    Reiko Fujisawa - piano recital
    Reiko Fujisawa
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Reiko Fujisawa is one of the top concert pianists in the UK whose performances have been described as “beautifully poised” by The Guardian. She will be performing an evening recital of much loved works for piano alongside the beautiful ‘Afar’ by Yoichi Togawa from her native Japan.

    Afar for solo piano
    Yoichi Togawa (1959-)
    Sonata for Piano No 21 in C, 'Waldstein'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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