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Format: 2015-03-29
Format: 2015-03-29
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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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    29 March 2015 - 6:00pm
    Dido and Aeneas | South Chiltern Choral Society
    Paul Burke, South Chiltern Choral Society
    Great Hall, University of Reading Reading RG1 5AQ
    United Kingdom

    Come and hear us celebrate English music in a beautiful setting at the University. This is the second concert directed by South Chiltern Choral Society’s new conductor, Paul Burke, after his highly successful Christmas debut.

    Dido and Aeneas is Purcell’s first opera, and one of the earliest English operas, composed about 1688. The story is based on Virgil’s Aenid and tells the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage for Aeneas, the Trojan hero. The well-known lament ‘When I am laid in earth’ describes her despair.

    Handel composed Zadok the Priest for the coronation of George II in 1727. It has been sung at every British coronation since. The jubilant Come Ye Sons of Art was composed by Purcell for the birthday of Queen Mary II in 1694.

    Dido and Aeneas
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Come ye sons of art, (Birthday Ode for Mary II)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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    29 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    International Last Night of the Proms with The Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge
    Claire Filer, Darrell Davison, Matilda Lloyd, The Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    Join us for a night of internationally inspired Last Night of the Proms music played by the Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge.

    Enjoy listening to all the as the usual favourites, as well as pieces from Puccini, Strauss and Tchaikovsky.

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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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    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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    29 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    One Equal Music | New Cambridge Singers
    Graham Walker, New Cambridge Singers
    St Vigor's Church Fulbourn CB21 5BN
    United Kingdom

    A programme of exquisite music for unaccompanied double choir.

    Two of Bach's motets, the joyful Singet dem Herrn and the yearning Komm, Jesu, Komm, are contrasted with two classics by Sir William Harris: Faire is the Heaven and Bring us, O Lord.

    Contrasting mass settings by Lassus and the 20th-century Swiss composer Frank Martin complete the programme.

    Komm, Jesu, komm!
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Faire is the heaven
    William H Harris (1910-1949)
    Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Singet dem Herrn
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Bring us, O Lord God
    William H Harris (1910-1949)
    Mass for double choir
    Frank Martin (1890-1974)
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