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Format: 2015-03-27
Format: 2015-03-27
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    1 April 2015 - 7:15pm
    The Cardinall's Musick
    The Cardinall's Musick
    Howard Assembly Room Leeds LS1 6NU
    United Kingdom

    A jewel in the crown of Early Music consorts, The Cardinall’s Musick is one of the most expressive and entertaining ensembles in the world. This imaginative vocal group recreates the sounds of the past in a way that makes them live in the present. Under Andrew Carwood’s direction The Cardinall’s Musick has won the Gramophone Award for Early Music no fewer than four times.

    ‘Clear tones; perfect intonation; an ideal balance between individual colour and an ensemble blend’ The Times

    This special Easter concert is dominated by Thomas Tallis’s darkly glorious Mass for Four Voices and concludes with a new commission by young composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, the first DARE Cultural Fellow in the Opera Related Arts in association with Opera North and the University of Leeds.

    Mass for four voices
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
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    28 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    JS Bach's St John Passion | Kidderminster Choral Society
    Andrew Randall, Colin Campbell, Geoffrey Weaver, Kidderminster Choral Society, Marcus Huxley, Martha McLorinan, Nathan Vale, Susannah Vango, The Elgar Sinfonia
    Kidderminster Town Hall Kidderminster DY10 2BL
    United Kingdom

    Bach conveys with immense power and humanity the drama and the pathos of the Passion story. His ability to present the events of Holy Week in music that goes to the heart is unique.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 29 March 2015 - 7:00pm
    St John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus | Spring Concert
    Emma Dogliani, Haydn Chamber Orchestra, James Oldfield, John Andrews, Katy Bingham-Best, Peter Mitchell, St John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus
    St John of Jerusalem Church Hackney, London E9 7EY
    United Kingdom

    In part a homage to his father’s setting, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Magnificat was written in1749 possibly in the hope of succeeding him as Cantor in Leipzig. It is a thrilling, joyous and moving work containing some of his best music.

    Michael Haydn wrote his Requiem in C Minor following the death of the Count Archbishop Sigismund von Schrattenbach in Salzburg on December 1771 and completed it before the year was over but it is likely that the death of his own daughter earlier in the year was the true motivation for its composition.

    Both works influenced Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. Acknowledging the importance of C P E Bach as a composer he said: “He is the father, we are the children” and used the themes in the last movement (Sicut erat) in the Kyrie of his own Requiem.

    Mozart was present, with his father Leopold, at the first three performances of the Michael Haydn Requiem in January 1772 and it provided him with an important model in the writing of his own.

    A 50-strong Hackney choir is joined by top soloists and an excellent orchestra for what promises to be a thrilling evening of choral music.

    Wine and soft drinks will be available before the concert and during the interval.

    Admission is free, but tickets are required in advance. For further details please see the choir's website. A retiring collection will help raise money to fund future concerts.

    Requiem (Missa pro defunctis Archiepiscopo Sigismundo)
    (Johann) Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
    Magnificat in D
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
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    30 March 2015 - 12:40pm
    Lunchtime concert with Matthew Rickard (piano)
    Matthew Rickard
    Christ Church Woking GU21 6YG
    United Kingdom

    Woking-based pianist Matthew Rickard gives a lunchtime recital at Christ Church in the centre of Woking as part of their popular Music on Mondays series of lunchtime concerts. Matthew will offer a trio of works; a sprightly piano sonata by Haydn, a suite of piano pieces evoking Spain by Albeniz, and a beautiful miniature by contemporary composer Lionel Sainsbury.

    Matthew Rickard studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Surrey, and has a busy career as both soloist and chamber musician. Matthew has recorded several CDs with violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck for EM Records, and as part of his commitment to local music making, runs a series of classical music concerts in the beautiful church of St. Peter's in Old Woking, where he is also organist.

    Piano Sonata in B flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Sea Storm
    Lionel Sainsbury ()
    Cantos de España
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
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    3 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    The Story of Easter through Music | Horologe (ensemble)
    St Mary the Virgin Church Finedon NN9 5NR
    United Kingdom

    Charpentier's dramatic story of Peter's betrayal of Christ 'Le reniement de Saint Pierre', followed by Pergolesi's popular 'Stabat Mater' and finally the discovery of the empty tomb on easter morning in Guerrero's epic 'Maria Magdalena' performed by the consort group and soloists of 'Horologe' bring the story of Easter to life.

    Le Reniement de St Pierre, 'Cum caenasset Jesus'
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634-1704)
    Maria Magdalene
    Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
    Stabat mater
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
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    1 April 2015 - 1:10pm
    Free lunchtime concert: Hüseyin Gündogdu (cello) plays Bach
    Hüseyin Gündoğdu
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Hüseyin Gündogdu is one of the most highly talented and up and coming cellists of his generation. His capabilities on the cello as a soloist and chamber musician attract audiences in the UK and around the world. He regularly performs in Europe, and his future concerts include performing Prokofiev’s Symphony Concertante for cello and orchestra in Turkey.

    Hüseyin Gündogdu received a full scholarship to attend the Music and Performing Arts faculty of Bilkent University in 2006, and the following year he joined the Zoltan Kodaly World Youth Orchestra during their European Tour.

    His ambitions prompted him to move to the United Kingdom where he was awarded a place at the Royal Northern College of Music studying with Emma Ferrand.

    During his studies, Huseyin has won numerous prizes and awards including becoming a Concordia Foundation artist in 2013, and winning 3rd Prize in the Dobrich Albena Music Competition in Bulgaria.

    He has had lessons and masterclasses with, among others, Miklos Perenyi, David Cohen, Ralph Kirshbaum, Raphael Wallfisch, Karine Georgian, and attended the 2012 Cello Biennale in Amsterdam where he had a master class with Truls Mork. He also played in a master class with Robert Cohen which was filmed by Lake District Summer Music.

    Hüseyin Gündogdu currently studies MMus at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Natalie Clein, where he is kindly supported by a TCL Scholarship, Talent Unlimited and funding from the conservatoire.

    Hüseyin plays on a modern cello by Edrio Edrev made in Cremona, and an 18th century English cello by Benjamin Banks kindly lent to him by Trinity Laban.

    Free recital (retiring collection).

    Suite for cello No 2 in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Preludio-Fantasia from Suite for solo cello
    Gaspar Cassadó (1896-1966)
    Dialogo from Sonata for solo cello
    György Ligeti (1923-2006)
    Allegretto from Partita for solo cello
    Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907-1991)
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    27 March 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Concert - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Band
    Robert Childs, Roger Webster, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Band
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A welcome return visit to London by the brass band conducted by the doyen of euphonium playing and brass band conducting Dr Robert Childs. There will be works in addition to those advertised plus wonderful guest soloists!

    Wilfred Heaton (1918-2000)
    March from Pines of Rome
    Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
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    28 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Handel's Messiah | All Saints Chorus and Orchestra
    All Saints Chorus, All Saints Orchestra, Bene't Coldstream, Clive Dobbins, Jon Cullen, Margaret Feaviour, Paul Kusel-Baum, Stephen Alder
    West Ham Parish Church London E15 3HU
    United Kingdom

    The All Saints Chorus and Orchestra continue celebrate their twentieth anniversary season with a performance of Handel's 'Messiah'. The newly restored 1000 year old parish church of All Saints West Ham will provide a magical setting for this ever popular work.

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    28 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Brahms's Requiem | Jubilo Choir
    Edinburgh Players, Ivor Klayman, Jubilo Choir, Susan McNaught, Walter Thomson
    St Cuthbert's Parish Church Edinburgh EH1 2EP
    United Kingdom

    Brahms's 'German Requiem' completed in 1867, is one of the towering works of the choral repertoire, a work of great beauty and power. It was written after the death of his mother and his close friend Robert Schumann. It is not a Latin Mass for the Dead like the famous works of Mozart, Verdi and Faure. Instead it is a setting of Biblical texts in his native German uttering words of consolation, comfort and hope for the mourners reflecting on the continuing life and influence of the departed.

    Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 29 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Ayr Choral Union spring concert
    Andrew McTaggart, Ayr Choral Union, City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Doherty, Jeremy Budd, Linda Finnie, Wilma MacDougall
    Town Hall Ayr KA7 1LX
    United Kingdom

    Ayr Choral Union's spring concert this season is the magnificant Bach St Matthew Passion. The choir is delighted to be joined again by the City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra and eminent soloists - Wilma MacDougall, Linda Finnie, Jeremy Budd and Andrew McTaggart.

    An opportunity to hear this work with a large scale choir may be unfashionable, but a great chance for choir, soloists and orchestra to celebrate Bach at his most extravagant.

    "It is this meeting of worlds - Bach's with that of the New Testament - that lies at the heart of the St Matthew Passion. Its multiple layers of musical and dramatic argument, and the way in which the emphasis shifts constantly between them, helps to support its vast span; but it also lifts the work high above the level of functional church music and turns it into one of the profoundest creations of Western art."

    Programme note © Lindsay Kemp/BBC

    St Matthew Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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