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Format: 2014-11-29
Format: 2014-11-29
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Piano recital by Jarel Robinson-Brown
    Jarel Robinson-Brown
    Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff CF10 3ER
    United Kingdom

    A piano recital of works ranging from Bach to Debussy, Chopin, Liszt and Schumann including some beautifully intimate transcriptions!

    Prelude and Fugue No 21 in B flat, from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Excerpts from Kinderszenen, 'Scenes from Childhood'
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sicilienne from Concerto No 5 in D minor (after Vivaldi)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude in B minor (arr. A Siloti)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude and Fugue in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prélude No 10, La cathédrale engloutie from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 9, Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq. from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum from 'Children's Corner'
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prelude in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in A Minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 4 in A minor from 4 Mazurkas
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:00
    JS Bach: Christmas Oratorio | Gloucester Choral Society
    Adrian Partington, Corelli Orchestra, Gareth Treseder, Gloucester Choral Society, James Birchall, Rebecca Rudge, Simon Ponsford
    Gloucester Cathedral Gloucester GL1 2LR
    United Kingdom

    Start your Christmas with Bach’s joyous and celebratory seasonal masterpiece. Written to be performed in 6 parts, from Christmas to Epiphany, we are performing parts 1, 2, 3 and 6, rich with jubilation, devotion and contemplation. Discover the sheer beauty of the Christmas story - the perfect way to get into the festive spirit.

    2 hours – sung in German

    Cantata 1 from Christmas Oratorio
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Haydn's Nelson Mass and Parry's Songs of Farewell, a winter concert farewell!
    Canticle Chamber Choir, James Lloyd-Thomas
    The Meeting House Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QF
    United Kingdom

    The Canticle Chamber Choir invites you to what is most likely our final concert together.

    We are looking forward to performing Haydn's Nelson Mass, composed in 1798 and Parry's Songs of Farewell, composed between 1916-18, in this concert and hope that you will enjoy the majesty of the Haydn and the emotional nature of the Parry.

    Mass No 11 in D minor, 'Nelson Mass' (Missa in Angustiis)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    6 Songs of Farewell
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:45
    A Celebration of British Music - St George's Chamber Orchestra
    Dominic Moore, St George's Chamber Orchestra
    St George's Parish Church Beckenham BR3 1AX
    United Kingdom

    This programme is a feast of British Music of universal appeal drawn from all parts of the United Kingdom and will demonstrate the splendour, richness and diversity of our musical heritage its styles and influences and indeed the diversity of the orchestra's membership who come from across the UK. We are particularly grateful to the Ulster Orchestra for lending us an unpublished work by Joan Trimble, and would like to encourage everyone to show their support for this wonderful orchestra who are currently fighting for survival.

    St George’s Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2004 as the professional orchestra for the South East in order to give local music lovers the opportunity to hear orchestral concerts of the highest standard on their own doorstep, and indeed for the musicians to enjoy making music together on their own doorstep!

    The orchestra is drawn from an extraordinarily talented, experienced and versatile pool of musicians, a large number of whom are past winners of prestigious awards and musical competitions in the UK and elsewhere. Many either are or have been members of the leading London orchestras and a significant number are principals in those orchestras. Many others are members of Britain’s best known chamber ensembles.

    We are proud to be resident at St George’s Church, Beckenham which has a long, strong and respected musical heritage, and boasts one of the finest church choirs in the UK. With its spaciousness, good acoustics and warm friendly atmosphere the church is an ideal venue for a chamber orchestra.

    A few comments from our audience:

    ‘St George's Chamber Orchestra has got to be one of the best things about being a Beckenham local. At the end of each concert I’m already looking forward to the next one.’

    ‘A most enjoyable evening – an excellent programme with a first class chamber orchestra; what more could you ask for?’

    ‘Your concert yesterday evening brought immense pleasure many congratulations to everyone. It is a privilege to live where such things happen locally.’

    ‘The concert was such a treat, what a programme! So lovely to hear those less-often performed pieces. Thank you.’

    Overture from Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Rondeau from Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Suite for Strings (1951)
    Joan Trimble (1915-2000)
    Divertimento
    Gareth Walters (1928-2012)
    Suite in F for Strings (Lady Radnor's Suite)
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Benedictus
    Sir Alexander Campbell MacKenzie (1847-1935)
    Country Gardens (In an English Country Garden)
    Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
    Irish Tune from County Derry
    Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
    Suo Gan
    Traditional Welsh ()
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:30
    A festive celebration with Nonsuch Singers
    James McVinnie, Nonsuch Singers, Tom Bullard
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Join Nonsuch Singers and conductor Tom Bullard for one of the best carol concerts in town!

    St James's Piccadilly, thought to be Wren's favourite London church, is the splendid setting for a programme mixing well-loved, traditional carols with lesser-known contemporary treasures. From Judith Weir's beautiful setting of a William Blake poem, My Guardian Angel, and Herbert Howells's A Spotless Rose to favourites including O little town of Bethlehem and See Amid the Winter's Snow, we have a very special treat in store!

    The arts and crafts market in the church square will also be open beforehand for Christmas shopping in the open air ...

    Drop down, ye heavens, from above
    Judith Weir (1954-)
    Adam Lay Y Bounden
    Matthew Martin (1976-)
    Gabriel's Message (The Angel Gabriel)
    Jonathan Rathbone ()
    There is no rose of such virtue (1954)
    John Joubert (1927-)
    My Guardian Angel
    Judith Weir (1954-)
    A spotless rose
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Bethlehem Down
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    O little town of Bethlehem
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Mater ora filium
    Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
    Make we joy now in this fest
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child
    Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
    Noel Nouvelet
    Stephen Jackson ()
    See amid the winter's snow
    Traditional ()
    Rocking
    Traditional Czech ()
    Away in a manger
    Nigel Short (1965-)
    Blessed be that Maid Marie
    Gareth Treseder (1985 - )
    The Watches of the Night
    Edward Nesbit (1986-)
    The shepherd's gift
    Judith Bingham (1952-)
    Quem pastores
    Nigel Short (1965-)
    Stille Nacht, 'Silent Night'
    Franz Grüber (1826-1871)
    O come, all ye faithful
    Traditional ()
    I sing of a Maiden
    Patrick Hadley (1899-1973)
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:30
    Sinfonia Tamesa with Daniel Pailthorpe (flute) - Matthew Taylor world première
    Daniel Pailthorpe, Sinfonia Tamesa, Tom Hammond
    Blackheath Halls London SE3 9RQ
    United Kingdom

    Sinfonia Tamesa is delighted to welcome Daniel Pailthorpe, principal flute of the BBC Symphony Ocrhestra, as the soloist for the world première performance of Matthew Taylor’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra.

    Matthew is a great friend of the orchestra, which performed the world première of his Viola Concerto (Humoreskes) in 2011. Matthew Taylor is recognised as a major voice in contemporary music. His orchestral work Storr was nominated for a British Composer Award and his Symphony No 2 and Viola Concerto (Humoreskes) were recently recorded by the BBC and received glowing reviews.

    Framing the concerto will be two granite-like giants of the repertoire by Beethoven - music that inspires Matthew, and all who play and hear it.

    Overture to 'The Creatures of Prometheus'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
    Matthew Taylor ()
    Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Eroica'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Wed, 2014-12-03 19:30
    Sleepers Wake - Music for Advent and Christmas
    English Chamber Choir, Guy Protheroe
    The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy London WC2R 0DA
    United Kingdom

    Advent is essentially a time of preparation. For our medieval Christian ancestors this would have been essentially a spiritual progression from darkness into light. Today it is more likely to be marked by the rituals of Christmas shopping, cooking and pre-Christmas social gatherings. Interestingly, however, there has in recent years been a revival in Britain of the middle European tradition of lighting Advent candles, one for each of the four Sundays, and of course children increasingly enjoy the variety of Advent calendars with their daily windows to be discovered and opened.

    This programme has its own progression, not only from darkness into light but from Old Testament prophecy to the birth of the infant Jesus. Virga Jesse is based on the words of the prophet Isaiah telling of the rod of Jesse bursting into flower. Tallis’s short hymn O nata lux (light born of light) provided a direct inspiration for James MacMillan’s more contemporary take on radiant light. With Bach’s Cantata Wachet auf (Sleepers wake) the wise and foolish virgins await the arrival of their bridegroom, for whom they too will provide light. And, talking of virgins, one of the principal characters in the events leading up to the birth of Jesus, is of course the Virgin Mary who, heavily pregnant and preparing herself to deliver her first-born, is nevertheless taken off on a donkey to deliver a tax return! Together with the thread of ‘darkness into light’, our sequence also includes a selection of portraits of the Blessed Virgin from a number of different Christian traditions - Catholic, Orthodox, medieval and modem. The medieval/modem mix is also a key feature of Benjamin Britten’s sequence for high voices and harp and our programme is completed by the four motets written by Francis Poulenc, the last of which is a rousing setting of Hodie Christus natus est (Today Christ is born). Such celebration could be deemed a little premature, but it forms a fitting conclusion to our own musical journey through this time of preparation and expectation.

    Virga Jesse floruit
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    Ave Maria
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    O nata lux de lumine
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    O Radiant Dawn from Strathclyde Motets
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    A Ceremony of Carols
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Cantata No 140, 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Bogoroditse Devo
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Sub tuum praesidium
    Ivan Moody (1964-)
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:30
    Tessitori (viola and guitar duo) - debut album launch recital
    Isabel Pereira, João Loureiro, Tessitori
    St Peter's Church, Belsize Park London NW3 4HY
    United Kingdom

    In their debut album launch recital Tessitori present their most esteemed works by Vivaldi, Schubert from their already critically acclaimed album, a new arrangement of the beautiful 'Cantos de España' by Albéniz and the world premiere of a work by João Loureiro.

    "it's clear that we're dealing with two highly able players whose policy of allowing the music and the audience to breathe freely is carried out with conviction..."in Classical Guitar Magazine

    Tessitori is a viola and classical guitar duo formed by award winning musicians who met while studying at the Royal Academy of Music. Captivated by the singular quality of this combination of instruments they started to look for music that could be arranged for the ensemble aiming at presenting a different perspective on the works of great composers.

    Sonata for violin and continuo
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Sonata for arpeggione and piano in A minor
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Cantos de España
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Surrender
    João Loureiro (1974-)
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    Sun, 2014-11-30 19:30
    Deck the Halls CD launch | Susanna Andersson (soprano) / Little Venice Ensemble
    Angelique Lihou, Björn Kleiman, Jamie Kenny, Johan Hugosson, Jonathan Cunliffe, Karin Norlen, Little Venice Ensemble, Simon Desbruslais, Susanna Andersson, Yuri Zhislin
    St Mary's Church, Paddington Green London W2 1LG
    United Kingdom

    Chamber Music in Little Venice present a CD launch concert of 'Deck the Halls' - a Christmas kaleidoscope of classical, popular and folk music recorded with the Swedish Star soprano Susanna Andersson and the superb Little Venice Ensemble.

    The concert will be followed by a launch party with mulled wine and seasonal treats.

    Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol
    Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
    Sleigh Ride
    Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
    Nu tändas tusen julejus
    Emmy Köhler (1858-1925)
    I Betlehem
    Jerker Leijon ()
    Carols old and new
    Various ()
    In dulci jubilo
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    In the bleak midwinter
    Harold Darke (1888-1976)
    Largo from Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter', RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Let the bright Seraphim from Samson
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    Fri, 2014-12-05 20:00
    Bingham Quartet and Nigel Clayton - Benslow Music International Concert Series
    Bingham String Quartet, Nigel Clayton
    Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music Trust Hitchin SG4 9RB
    United Kingdom

    Programme included in the ticket price; free and accessible parking; licensed bar

    String Quartet No 67 in F
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Quintet for Piano and String Quartet in F minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    String Quartet in A minor
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
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