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Format: 2015-03-05
Format: 2015-03-05
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    7 March 2015 - 1:15pm
    Organ recital: Norman Harper
    Norman Harper
    St George's Cathedral, Southwark London SE1 7HY
    United Kingdom

    The organ recital series at St George's Cathedral, Southwark - the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark - continues in 2015 with a recital by Norman Harper, Director of Music at St George's Cathedral. Mr Harper will be playing the Cathedral's 1958 Compton Organ.

    The programme will be mainly devotional in character, including music for Lent and Passiontide, mostly by JS Bach. Admission free and all are welcome.

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    8 March 2015 - 5:30pm
    Seraphim - Beautiful Sounds in Beautiful Spaces
    Anna Noakes, Gabriella Dall'olio, Seraphim, Vetta Wise
    St Michael's Church Framlingham IP13 9BJ
    United Kingdom

    The sound of seraphs will ring out on Sunday 8th March at 5.30 pm through another beautiful Suffolk church, St Michael the Archangel in Framlingham. Seraphim is excited to be performing with internationally-acclaimed recitalists, Gabriella Dall’Olio (harp) and Anna Noakes (flute).

    The music for this concert will include both a cappella and accompanied works by composers including Tavener, Brahms, Stanford and Klatzow, as well as beautiful and intricate settings of spirituals.

    Book early to avoid disappointment, as Seraphim’s concerts are always a sell-out!

    Three Carols for the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Peter Klatzow (1945-)
    The Lamb, 'Little Lamb, who made thee?'
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    4 Songs for female voices, 2 horns and harp
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    The Bluebird from 8 Partsongs
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
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    7 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Tasmin LIttle and Vivace Chorus at G Live
    Brandenburg Sinfonia, Jeremy Backhouse, Tasmin Little, Thomas Delgado-Little, Vivace Chorus
    G Live Guildford GU1 2AA
    United Kingdom

    We are delighted that the Vivace Chorus has invited international violinist Tasmin Little to perform at G Live. Tasmin has an unbridled passion for music and music education and this is a great opportunity to see one of the UK’s best-known musicians in action.

    Tasmin will be the star of the first half of this concert, playing the Mendelssohn violin concerto - a work which suits her technical skills and musical interpretation. Alongside this, you’ll hear the well-known Hebrides Overture – perhaps better known as Fingal’s Cave – and Mendelssohn’s choral piece Hear My Prayer, which contains the much loved O for the wings of a dove.

    The second half of this concert expands on the theme of the sea. Delius’s Sea Drift is a beautiful piece for choir, set to the words of American poet Walt Whitman. An emotional journey, it tells the story of a boy who watches a pair of mocking birds as they nest. One day, the female bird flies away and never returns, and her mate, who cannot leave the nest in case she returns, pines for her and calls a sad song to the world around him.

    Contrast this with the final work of the evening: a selection of sea songs for baritone and choir that revive traditional British music, this piece is full of wonderful tunes, exciting moments and brings the concert to a rousing close!

    The Hebrides, 'Fingal's Cave'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Hear My Prayer
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Sea Drift
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    Songs of the Fleet
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
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    7 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Surrey Cantata | From Christmas to Ascension
    Sebastian Forbes, Surrey Cantata
    St Peter's Church Old Woking GU22 9JE
    United Kingdom

    For our opening concert of 2015, we are delighted to welcome chamber choir Surrey Cantata and their musical director, Sebastian Forbes to the beautiful church of St Peter's in Old Woking for an evening of sacred choral music. For the first half of their concert, the choir will take us on a musical and spiritual journey with a sequence of music starting at Christmas and ending at the feast of the Ascension. For the second half of their programme, the choir will perform music by two masters of the German baroque: J.S.Bach and Heinrich Schutz, before ending with a selection of popular madrigals, including It was a lover and his lass.

    This concert is part of the Concerts at St Peter's series of classical music concerts in the historical church of St Peter's in Old Woking. Future concerts in 2015 will include an evening of English folk-song arrangements with soprano Joanna Bywater, a solo piano recital given by Matthew Rickard, and a recital of English music for violin and piano with violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck.

    Stille Nacht, 'Silent Night'
    Franz Grüber (1826-1871)
    Noël nouvelet
    Anonymous ()
    Die Könige from Weihnachtslieder
    Peter Cornelius (1824-1874)
    When to the Temple Mary went
    Johannes Eccard (1553-1611)
    Hide not thou thy face from us
    Richard Farrant (c. 1530-1580)
    Ave verum corpus Christi
    Peter Philips (1560/1-1628)
    Surrexit Christus hodie
    Anonymous ()
    Alleluia, Dic nobis Maria
    Francisco López Capillas (c.1615-1673)
    Gracious Spirit
    Sebastian Forbes (1941-)
    Caelos ascendit hodie from 3 Motets
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Psalm 100, 'Jauchzet dem Herrn'
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Jesu, meine Freude
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sing we at pleasure
    Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
    Draw on, sweet night
    John Wilbye (1574-1638)
    It was a lover and his lasse
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
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    5 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Journey - Claire Jones (harp) and the London Mozart Players
    Claire Jones, Juliette Bausor, London Mozart Players, Stuart Morley
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Between 2007 and 2011 Claire Jones was official harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales and performed regularly at royal and state functions including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in April 2011. In September 2012, Claire released her classical chart-topping album, The Girl With The Golden Harp with Classic FM. Sadly she was then diagnosed with ME and for the last 18 months has been battling her way to recovery. Marking her return to playing her new album, Journey, to be released in March, is a collection of beautiful classical music arranged for harp and orchestra by Chris Marshall, and performed by Claire and the London Mozart Players.

    Journey will be officially launched at this concert and proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Optimum Health Clinic Foundation to support its research work into the active treatment of ME Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and its associated condition, Fibromyalgia.

    Symphony No 19 in D
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Symphony No 40 in G minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Scarborough Fair
    Traditional English ()
    Ladies in Lavender
    Nigel Hess ()
    Si hei lwli 'mabi
    Traditional Welsh ()
    Toss the Feathers
    Traditional Irish ()
    Composer Not Known ()
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    14 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Ashtead Choral Society Spring Concert
    Ashtead Choral Society, Dominic Sedgwick, Hanah Liisa-Kirchin, James Henshaw, Joshua Mills, Oscar Perks, Raphaela Papadakis, The Outcry Ensemble
    Leatherhead Theatre Leatherhead KT22 8DN
    United Kingdom

    This spring, Ashtead Choral Society is performing at a new venue, the Leatherhead Theatre, with this three-part concert of romantic music from the Czech Republic, Germany and England.

    Dvorak's Stabat Mater was first performed in Prague in 1880. When the composer was invited to conduct this piece in London, the British went crazy for the music and Dvorak's international career dates from this visit. He returned to England eight more times.

    Vaughan Williams's Five Mystical Songs are the settings to music of poems by the 17th century poet and priest George Herbert. The songs have the same spiritual quality as the original texts and include the well-known anthem 'Let all the world in every corner sing'. Vaughan Williams was an outstanding 20th century composer with local connections. Ashtead is only a few miles away from Dorking, where the composer's statue can be seen outside the Dorking Halls.

    Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1 is without doubt the German composer's most well-known and well-loved work. This passionately romantic concerto has become a major item in the standard violin repertoire. It features prominently in Classic FM's Hall of Fame, where it was Number 1 at the millennium. A special treat to hear it performed by our local violinist from the Yehudi Menuhin School, Oscar Perks.

    Stabat Mater
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    5 Mystical Songs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
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    12 March 2015 - 1:10pm
    Reiko Fujisawa - lunchtime piano recital
    Reiko Fujisawa
    King's Hall, University of Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
    United Kingdom

    Reiko is looking forward to heading to the North East in March for this recital, part of a series being given in conjunction with the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. The concert includes music from Reiko's latest CD.

    Rain tree sketch II
    Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
    Sonata for Piano No 21 in C, 'Waldstein'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Impromptu No 2 in E flat from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    12 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Tragic Heroines with Trinity Laban's Chamber Choir and Ensemble
    Stephen Jackson, Trinity Laban Chamber Choir, Trinity Laban Chamber Orchestra
    Church of St George the Martyr London SE1 1JA
    United Kingdom

    Celebrate opera’s tragic heroines with concert performances of Giacomo Carissimi’s Jephte and Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Both significant baroque works in their own right, Jephte is an important example of mid-17th century oratorio form, whereas Dido and Aeneas is widely considered to be the foremost theatrical work in British composer history.

    Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674)
    Dido and Aeneas
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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    7 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Stockport Symphony Orchestra
    Alexandra Dariescu, Mark Heron, Stockport Symphony Orchestra
    Stockport Town Hall Stockport SK1 3XE
    United Kingdom

    A very welcome return to Stockport for the stunning Alexandra Dariescu as soloist in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no 1. Since she was last here, Alex has played several times with the Royal Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras and debuted at the Concertgebouw, Amsteram a few weeks ago.

    The concert opens with Haydn's Symphony No 104 and in the second half features Brahms's Third Symphony.

    Conductor Mark Heron again wields the baton.

    Symphony No 3 in F
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 104 in D, 'London'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in B flat minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    7 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Rodney Earl Clarke (baritone) and Christopher Gould (piano)
    Christopher Gould, Rodney Earl Clarke
    Rudolf Steiner House London NW1 6XT
    United Kingdom

    The Golden Age of Broadway Musicals/International Concert Series with Rodney Earl Clarke (baritone) and Christopher Gould (piano).

    Breathtaking spectacular featuring some of the world’s greatest musical theatre hits from Broadway, including If I Loved You, Some Enchanted Evening, Maria, Ol’ Man River and more

    Take a journey back through time with Rodney Earl Clarke and experience the bright lights of Broadway with music which has made an impact on us until this very day.

    Hailed by Gramophone as a “singer to be watched”, Rodney Earl Clarke is recognised for his versatility ranging from Mozart to Max Richter.He appeared in Jude Kelly’s award-winning production of Bernstein's On the Town, featured in Kenneth Branagh's epic film version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, performed in Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Celebration Prom, featured in the series Hidden Talent on Channel 4, appeared with the John Wilson Orchestra in the BBC Prom The Broadway Sound, debuted with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra performing the role of Jake in Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle and recently appeared as Crown in Porgy & Bess under the direction of John Doyle with the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen.

    Rodney's rendition of Ole man River was described as having ''elegant restraint'' Telegraph -The Broadway Sound/John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Proms

    ''There was fine work from Rodney Earl Clarke, who projected Ol' Man River with real passion'' Guardian - The Broadway Sound/John Wilson Orchestra

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