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Format: 2015-01-28
Format: 2015-01-28
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    7 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    Exmouth Choral Society with Devon Baroque
    Devon Baroque, Elizabeth Drury, Exmouth Choral Society, Josie Walledge, Julian Rippon, Laurence Blyth, Matthew Reeve, Nicholas Hawker
    Holy Trinity Church Exmouth EX8 2AB
    United Kingdom

    Exmouth Choral Society - to promote the enjoyment of singing.

    Dixit Dominus
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Mass No 7 in B flat, 'Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo' (Little Organ Mass)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Magnificat in B flat
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    O Lord, rebuke me not
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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    6 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    People's Proms Concert
    Joanne Gardner, Lindsay Bridgwater, Proms Festival Choir, Susanne Dymott
    St Peter's Church Staines TW18 2DX
    United Kingdom

    The 17th annual People's Proms Concert, with soloists, trumpet and timpanist and a choir of nearly 80 singers.

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    7 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    Scottish Chamber Choir - L'homme armé
    Mark Hindley, Scottish Chamber Choir
    St Andrew's and St George's West Church Edinburgh EH2 2PA
    United Kingdom

    The Scottish Chamber Choir presents a rich selection of choral music from the Scottish Renaissance. Robert Carver's Mass is the apotheosis of early choral writing, celebrating the beauty of the human voice in its intricate journey through the liturgy. Interspersed throughout it, in this concert, are gems from the Wode Psalter, exquisite settings of sacred texts by contemporaries of Carver. A concert of rare and inspirational music.

    Mass 'L'homme armé'
    Robert Carver (c1490-1550)
    Domine in virtute tua II
    Robert Johnson (c1500-c1560)
    Si quis diligit me
    David Peebles (died 1579?)
    Omnes gentes
    Jean Maillard (fl 1538-1557)
    Descendi in hortum meum
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    7 February 2015 - 7:30am
    A Handful of Singers
    A Handful of Singers, Christopher Finch
    St John the Evangelist Church Bath BA2 4AF
    United Kingdom

    Bath's acclaimed chamber choir, A Handful of Singers, presents a programme of contrasts, juxtaposing the solemn splendour of Mozart's Requiem (as completed by Süssmayr), the dignified austerity of Vaughan Williams's unaccompanied Mass in G minor for double choir, and Haydn's cataclysmic 'storm' chorus, Insanae et vanae curae, written for a revival of his sacred opera Il Ritorno di Tobia. The choir is accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra.

    Established in 2002, the choir has forged a reputation as one of Bath's most respected choral ensembles. Originally a literal handful of experienced singers, the group has operated since 2005 as a versatile chamber choir of 20 auditioned singers under its award-winning conductor, Christopher Finch.

    A Handful of Singers has regularly performed at major events in and around Bath and in 2009 the choir won a significant grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund's Choral Ambition Scheme in recognition of its distinction in choral performance and outreach work with local primary and secondary school choirs.

    In autumn 2013 A Handful of Singers launched its first commercial CD, Sing, Be, Live, See..., recorded in the fabulous acoustics of Prior Park College Chapel, Bath, and showing the diversity and high artistic standards the choir has been synonymous with. Excerpts from the recording can be heard on the choir's website www.ahandfulofsingers.org.

    'this was as good as it gets ... a masterclass in purity of tone and musical understanding' Bath Chronicle, April 2014

    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Mass in G minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Insanae et vanae curae
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    7 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    Kew Sinfonia concert
    Clara Rodriguez, Kew Sinfonia, Marc Dooley
    St Anne's Church, Kew Green London TW9 3AA
    United Kingdom

    The concert highlight will be Chopin's First Piano Concerto performed by Clara Rodriguez:

    A pianist of rare quality in her very special brand of musicianship. She can and does play softly, with a range of nuance between pianissimo and mezzoforte of rare subtlety, of the kind which makes the music steal upon the ear like vibrations from another world. Her playing (Purcell Room) produced an unforgettable spell of unsullied beauty. Geoffrey Crankshaw, Musical Opinion

    Sibelius's Pelleas and Melisande opens with the portentous Sky at Night theme and continues with ever changing drama.

    Busoni's rarely heard Comedy Overture sets the character of the concert: warmth, lively tunes and emotions, drama.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Pelleas and Melisande
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Comedy Overture
    Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
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    30 January 2015 - 7:45pm
    Love Songs from Brazil | Gabriela Di Laccio (soprano) and Marcelo Bratke (piano)
    Gabriela Di Laccio, Marcelo Bratke
    Purcell Room London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Soprano Gabriela Di Laccio and pianist Marcelo Bratke illuminate Brazilian music of the 20th century.

    They take in both classical and popular pieces including works by Brazilian composers Heitor Villa-Lobos, Cláudio Santoro, Dorival Caymmi and Tom Jobim.

    Love Songs
    Claudio Santoro (1919-1989)
    Songs of the Tropical Forest
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    Garota de Ipanema, 'The Girl from Ipanema'
    Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994)
    Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994)
    Samba do avião
    Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994)
    O vento
    Dorival Caymmi (1914-2008)
    Rosa Morena
    Dorival Caymmi (1914-2008)
    O que é que a baiana tem?
    Dorival Caymmi (1914-2008)
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    7 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    Rachmaninoff: Vespers | Londinium (chamber choir)
    Andrew Griffiths, Londinium
    St Andrew's Church, Holborn London EC4A 3AB
    United Kingdom

    In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of its première, Londinium performs one of the greatest of all a cappella choral works: Rachmaninoff's magnificent All-Night Vigil. This monumental setting, enveloping ancient Church Slavonic chant in music of unparalleled richness, was Rachmaninoff's last major work before leaving Russia. It also represents both the final flowering and greatest achievement of the Russian Orthodox tradition before its suppression after the October Revolution. We precede Rachmaninoff's work with Kurt Nystedt's haunting O Crux, performed in memory of its composer whose hundredth birthday would have fallen this year.

    Vespers, 'All-Night Vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    O Crux
    Knut Nystedt (1915-)
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    4 February 2015 - 7:45pm
    Nicola Eimer and Fenella Humphreys celebrate 150th birthdays of Sibelius/Nielsen
    Fenella Humphreys, Nicola Eimer
    Purcell Room London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Violinist Fenella Humphreys and pianist Nicola Eimer celebrate the 150th anniversaries of Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen. Alongside stunning works by Sibelius and Nielsen, the duo performs the world premiere of a new set of British miniatures inspired by Sibelius' 5 Pieces op. 81.

    Fenella Humphreys responds to its elegiac reflection and technical display at top flight level' (Orchestral Choice CD, 5* BBC Music Magazine)

    'Nicola Eimer is an outstanding artist' (The Strad Magazine)

    5 Pieces for Violin and Piano
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Violin Sonata No 2 in G minor
    Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
    Sonatina for Violin and Piano
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    5 Pieces for Violin and Piano, after Sibelius's 5 Pieces Op 81
    Composer Not Known ()
    4 Pieces for Violin and Piano
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
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    5 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    Maki Sekiya (piano) - Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Wagner
    Maki Sekiya
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Japanese born and Russian trained, Maki Sekiya arrived recently to live in this country. Spotted by John Lubbock, she has been delighting audiences with her appearances under the banner of the Orchestra of St John’s. Tonight, in this solo recital, she brings to Oxford a world premiere by composer Somei Satoh from her native Japan.

    Prelude (Dawn over the Moscow River) from Khovanshchina
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in A minor
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Suggestion diabolique from 4 Pieces for Piano
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Lily dance Of The Maidens from 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Sonata for Piano No 7 in B flat
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Prelude to Tristan und Isolde
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Liebestod from 'Tristan und Isolde'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Yume no kagami
    Somei Satoh (1947-)
    Incarnation II
    Somei Satoh (1947-)
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    31 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    David Russell - The Art of Classical Guitar
    David Russell
    Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London EC2Y 9BH
    United Kingdom

    The International Guitar Foundation presents: David Russell - The Art of Classical Guitar

    David Russell is one of the giants of the classical guitar today.

    His beautifully polished and refined playing have made him a hero to guitarists and audiences the world over. His many recordings for Telarc have met with tremendous acclaim and numerous awards including a Grammy. David is highly sought after and tours the world continuously, this is a rare chance to see the world’s foremost classical guitarist in concert, performing in the brand new Milton Court Concert Hall.

    David Russell will also be running a masterclass as part of this tour. Details can be found on the IGF website.

    Rossiniana III
    Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)
    Sonata for keyboard in D
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Valses Poeticos
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    Partita for Violin No 1 in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Capricio Catalan
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Sonata for keyboard in D
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
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