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Format: 2014-11-27
Format: 2014-11-27
  • Sat, 2014-12-06 19:30
    Christmas Concert by candlelight | LMA Orchestra
    John Landor, LMA Orchestra
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy a candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Allegro in G major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Overture from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Silent Night
    Joseph Mohr (1792-1848)
    Away in a Manger
    Traditional ()
    The First Nowell
    Traditional ()
    O come, all ye faithful, 'Adeste fideles'
    Traditional ()
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Christmas Fantasia | Birmingham Bach Choir
    Alexander Mason, Birmingham Bach Choir, Paul Spicer, William Gee
    Birmingham Cathedral Birmingham B3 2QB
    United Kingdom

    A special, atmospheric concert of music for the season of Christmas featuring Morten Lauridsen’s beautiful O Magnum Mysterium and, at its heart, Vaughan Williams’s wonderful medley of Christmas music, the Fantasia on Christmas Carols. The programme also features a major work from the youthful Benjamin Britten when still a student at the Royal College of Music: Christ’s Nativity predating his extraordinary A Boy was Born which the choir has performed twice before. Howells’ beautiful carol anthems, Rutter’s sensuous Dormi Jesu and music by Jonathan Dove, Gerald Finzi, Elizabeth Poston and a rarely heard motet by J S Bach’s father-in-law, Johann Michael Bach, make this a truly beautiful Christmas programme unlike any you are likely to hear this year.

    Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
    Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987)
    Welcome all wonders in one sight
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    Christ's Nativity
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Dormi Jesu
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    3 Carol-Anthems
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Fantasia on Christmas Carols
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Fürchtet euch nicht
    Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694)
    O Magnum Mysterium
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
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    Thu, 2014-12-04 19:30
    Hannah Marcinowicz (clarinet/saxophone) and Maggini String Trio
    Hannah Marcinowicz, Julian Leaper, Maggini String Trio, Martin Outram, Michal Kaznovski
    Assembly Room Chichester PO19 1LQ
    United Kingdom

    Hannah Marcinowicz was hailed by The Times as ‘a superb young saxophonist’, she is an equally accomplished clarinettist as the first half of her programme with the Maggini String Trio will demonstrate. In the second half Hannah will play the saxophone, accompanied by the Maggini String Trio, in works by Gershwin, Piazzolla and Cole Porter.

    Hannah made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2008 and has since worked with a number of top UK orchestras, and has appeared as concerto soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

    Julian Leaper, Martin Outram and Michal Kaznovski are members of the distinguished Maggini String Quartet.

    Clarinet Quartet in C minor
    Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775-1838)
    String Trio No 3 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello
    Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971)
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    Thu, 2014-11-27 19:30
    On Heaven and Earth: a song for all ships, all seas
    Hilary Cronin, Nic Pendlebury, Trinity Laban String Ensemble
    Blackheath Halls London SE3 9RQ
    United Kingdom

    In keeping with our autumn theme, A song for all ships, all seas, the Trinity Laban String Ensemble programme follows an arc shaped journey, starting in the heavens with the late John Tavener’s Song of the Angel, featuring the sublime voice of Hilary Cronin, then onto the seas below with John Corigliano’s Voyage and Gavin Bryars's deeply moving The Sinking of the Titanic.

    James MacMillan’s A Meditation on Iona takes the audience back to dry land and the evening finishes with the singing angels of Aaron J Kernis’s Musica Celestis. The concert is framed by an electronic score created specially by students from our Composition Department, with lighting by Malcolm Richards.

    Song of the Angel
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    John Corigliano (1938-)
    The Sinking of the Titanic
    Gavin Bryars (1943-)
    Ì (A Meditation on Iona)
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    String Quartet No 1, 'Musica celestis'
    Aaron Jay Kernis (1960-)
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    Thu, 2014-12-04 19:30
    An evening of music by Howard Blake
    Howard Blake, Madeleine Mitchell, Peter Adams, Rosalind Ventris
    St Mary de Lode Church Gloucester GL1 2QT
    United Kingdom

    Gloucester Music Society continues its 85th anniversary celebrations as it welcomes the composer and pianist Howard Blake in a programme featuring his chamber music. Howard Blake is a Vice President of the Society and although well-known as the composer of “The Snowman”, he has written works in many genres, including superb chamber music. We are delighted that he will be joining us as both pianist and composer together with violinist Madeleine Mitchell, violist Rosalind Ventris and cellist Peter Adams for this celebratory concert, which includes the UK premiere of his Piano Trio No 2.

    Piano Trio No 2, 'Elegia Stravagante' UK premiere
    Howard Blake (1938-)
    Pennillion, for cello and piano
    Howard Blake (1938-)
    Violin Sonata
    Howard Blake (1938-)
    Prelude for solo viola
    Howard Blake (1938-)
    Impromptu from Lifecycle, for piano
    Howard Blake (1938-)
    Piano Quartet
    Howard Blake (1938-)
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    Fri, 2014-12-05 13:00
    Lunchtime Christmas Concert - Royal Greenwich Brass Band
    Karl Westwood, Nick Armstrong, Ross Lumbard, Royal Greenwich Brass Band, Stephen Maw
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    This ever popular band returns for its annual concert of carols, Christmas music and brass band classics.

    Kevin Norbury ()
    The Holy City
    Stephen Adams (1844-1913)
    The Kingdom Triumphant
    Eric Ball (1903-1989)
    Joyous Carillon
    Norman Bearcroft ()
    Stille Nacht, 'Silent Night'
    Franz Grüber (1826-1871)
    Frosty the Snowman
    S Nelson ()
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    The Carducci Quartet: Poetry and Prayers
    Emma Denton, Eoin Schmidt-Martin, Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming, The Carducci String Quartet
    Influence Church Richmond DL10 4AS
    United Kingdom

    The Anglo-Irish Carducci Quartet always attracts a large audience when it comes to Richmond - and this is its fifth visit - not least because of the astonishing rapport between the performers. Tonight’s programme ranges from Mozart, by way of a magisterial late Beethoven quartet, to Philip Glass’s 'Mishima'.

    String Quartet No 15 in A minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 15 in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quartet No 3 (Mishima)
    Philip Glass (1937-)
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:30
    Handel's Messiah by candlelight | Eboracum Baroque
    Chris Parsons, Eboracum Baroque Chorus, Eboracum Baroque Orchestra
    The University Church of St Mary the Virgin Oxford OX1 4BJ
    United Kingdom

    Eboracum Baroque are delighted to be returning to the University Church in Oxford to perform Handel's celebrated work, Messiah. Relax in the run up to Christmas with this candlelit performance from some of the top young singers and instrumentalists in the UK. Performed on period instruments from the time of Handel, this is an evening of festive music not to be missed!

    Messiah features many of Handel’s most famous choruses and arias notably the Hallelujah chorus. Originally composed in 1742 it is now one of the most performed works of classical music of all time across the world.

    Eboracum Baroque provide a performance platform for recent graduates from the top music institutions in the UK including the Royal College of Music and the University of York. The group has performed all across the UK including in the Ryedale Festival and Grimeborn Opera Festival and were recently described as some of the most promising young singers and musicians around today.’ - Music OMH

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Blackburn Symphony Orchestra
    Blackburn Symphony Orchestra, Helena Rose, Richard Howarth
    Accrington Town Hall Accrington BB5 1LA
    United Kingdom
    Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Symphony No 1 in E minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:30
    Caliente Trio (flute, saxophone and harp)
    Andy Scott, Caliente Trio, Clare Southworth, Lauren Scott
    The Civic Centre Berkhamsted HP4 3HD
    United Kingdom

    Exploring the dynamic between composer and performer, Caliente Trio perform music specially written by award winning composer Andy Scott, alongside works by Milhaud, Ibert, Prokofiev and Fauré. Three consummate performers (soloists, RLPO, Hallé, Apollo Sax Quartet) and experienced educators, (professors at Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music) present an engaging, stimulating and accessible event; rooted in classical music with jazz influences.

    Brasileira from Scaramouche
    Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
    Deux Interludes for Flute, Violin and Harp
    Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
    Prelude in C, 'Harp'
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Sonata No1 for Flute and Harp
    Andy Scott ()
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    In the bleak midwinter
    Traditional ()
    Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Ave Maria
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Joy to the World
    Traditional ()
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