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Format: 2015-03-28
Format: 2015-03-28
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    28 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    JS Bach's St John Passion | Exeter Festival Chorus
    Benedict Nelson, David P Webb, Exeter Festival Chorus, Julian Rippon, Katherine Manley, Music for Awhile, Nigel Perrin, Rupert Enticknap
    Exeter Cathedral Exeter EX1 1HS
    United Kingdom

    What better way to celebrate Easter than with one of the glorious Passions of JS Bach? Our offering this year is the lesser known St John Passion, sung in German, which brings to life the humanity of the passion story, combining unflinching rawness with moments of great intimacy.

    With our wonderful line up of Musicians and soloists, it promises to be an evening of pure opera; we hope you can join us.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    3 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    New London Singers: Rutter's Requiem and Allegri's Miserere
    Ivor Setterfield, New London Singers
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Conducted by Ivor Setterfield, New London Singers will perform a one-off choral concert on Good Friday with music spanning the baroque period to present day.

    New London Singers are one of London's most dynamic chamber choirs. Their repertoire includes music that is both broad and adventurous, including sacred and secular, Renaissance to contemporary. Concerts range from great choral works to ambitious and exciting a cappella performances. They strive to perform memorable music of the highest quality.

    Requiem
    John Rutter (1945-)
    As one who has slept
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Svyati, for Cello and Choir
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Funeral Ikos
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Videns Dominus from Strathclyde Motets
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    Mitte Manum Tuam from Strathclyde Motets
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    Geistliches Lied
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Miserere mei
    Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
    Crucifixus à 8
    Antonio Lotti (c1667-1740)
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    28 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Miserere - A capella music for Passiontide | Godwine Choir
    Alex Davan Wetton, Edward Hughes, Godwine Choir
    St Vedast-alias-Foster London EC2V 6HH
    United Kingdom

    Join the Godwine Choir as they sing starkly beautiful works for Lent and Easter. This young semi-professional ensemble has been praised by the baritone Roderick Williams for their 'sensitive' performances and 'complete immersion' in the music. With a uniquely expressive style and superb tonal blend, this promises to be a truly memorable and moving Passiontide concert.

    The concert will take place in the wonderful acoustic of St Vedast alias Foster, conveniently located near St Paul's station. This stunning City church provides the perfect space for an evening of musical reflection. The performance will include a short interval when wine shall be served.

    The Godwine Choir was established in April 2014 by ex-Cambridge choristers. The ensemble has been featured in the Financial Times, and has recorded a charity video for War Child. They have performed in Queens' College Cambridge, St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate and St George the Martyr, Borough. Future plans include recitals at Buckfast Abbey and Southwark Cathedral.

    For more information and to reserve your seat please visit the choir's website.

    Drop, drop slow tears
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
    Tristis est anima mea from 4 Motets pour un temps de pénitence
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Miserere mei
    Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
    Salvator mundi from Requiem
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Lamentations of Jeremiah III
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Christus factus est
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    O vos omnes
    Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
    O vos omnes
    Carlo Gesualdo (c1561-1613)
    Christus factus est
    Felice Anerio (c1560-1614)
    The Lord is good
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    Salvator mundi, salva nos 1
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    The Reproaches
    John Sanders (1933-2003)
    Tristis est anima mea
    Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722)
    Drop, drop slow tears from Crucifixus pro nobis
    Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
  • 29 March 2015 - 4:00pm
    Aldwych Sinfonia present: a masterpiece
    Aldwych Sinfonia, Alexander Aldren, Angus McPhee, Ewan Stockwell, Laura Hocking, Maud Millar, Nick Mogg
    St George's Church, Bloomsbury London WC1A 2SR
    United Kingdom

    Please join the Aldwych Sinfonia in their greatest concert yet: a performance of JS Bach's St Matthews Passion, unconducted.

    This concert is very small scale, with only 11 singers and 1 per part in the orchestra. Please don't miss out on this completely unique concert!

    St Matthew Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    29 March 2015 - 5:00pm
    JS Bach: Mass in B minor
    Benjamin Nicholas, Elin Manahan Thomas, Grace Durham, Nicholas Morton, Nicholas Scott, Oxford, Oxford Baroque, The Choir of Merton College
    Merton College Chapel Oxford OX1 4JD
    United Kingdom

    For the final concert of the 2015 Passiontide festival, the choir is joined by Oxford Baroque in a performance of JS Bach’s crowning masterpiece, the Mass in B minor. The superb line-up of soloists, led by Elin Manahan Thomas (‘meltingly expressive’,Evening Standard), includes rising stars Grace Durham, Nicholas Scott and Nicholas Morton. Following brilliant performances over the last few years of Bach’s Passions and Handel’s Messiah during Passiontide, this concert promises to be a highlight of the Easter season in Oxford.

    Mass in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    3 April 2015 - 3:00pm
    JS Bach's St John Passion (semi-staged) | Brighton Festival Chorus
    Andrew Rupp, Ashley Riches, Brighton Festival Chorus, Chamber Domaine, Claire Williams, James Morgan, Joseph Cullen, Juliette Pochin, Katherine Manley, Mark Wilde, Paul Reeves, Robert Murray
    Brighton Dome Brighton BN1 1UG
    United Kingdom

    As Easter beckons, Brighton Festival Chorus returns to Brighton Dome for a special ‘in the round’ performance of JS Bach’s glorious St John Passion.

    First performed in Leipzig on Good Friday 1724, Bach’s powerfully meditative interpretation of the Gospel of St John is a work of startling immediacy yet subtle nuance, recreating the psychological and emotional conflict of Christ’s final days before His public trial and crucifixion.

    Bach’s dramatic vision is brought vividly to life in this intimate Proms-style performance, which takes the singers in and amongst the audience.

    Ticket holders will also be able to attend a workshop for free on Sat 21 Mar at St George’s Church, Kemptown to learn more about the St John Passion and the chorales that will be sung.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    29 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Louth Choral Society presents Brahms's Requiem
    David Nettle, Elizabeth Adams, Gareth Brynmor John, Louth Choral Society, Martin Pickering, Richard Markham
    St James's Church Louth LN11 0DP
    United Kingdom

    Brahms’s choral masterpiece ‘A German Requiem’ features in the programme of Louth Choral Society’s forthcoming Spring concert. This uplifting work for choir and soloists will be accompanied by the outstanding internationally acclaimed piano duo David Nettle and Richard Markham. Nettle and Markham will perform four hands on their favourite, specially transported, Steinway piano for the occasion in St. James’s Church, Louth on Sunday 29th March at 7.30 pm.

    Joining Louth Choral Society will be professional baritone Gareth Brynmor John who gained instant international recognition as winner of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier singing competition in 2013, and local soprano Elizabeth Adams, a former pupil of Caistor Grammar School and a past member of Louth Choral Society, now commencing her professional career at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

    Choir director Martin Pickering explained “this is a rare opportunity to hear the Brahms Requiem performed by some hugely talented musicians and as the composer originally envisaged it”.

    The programme also includes works by Poulenc and Saint-Saëns.

    Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), arranged for piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
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    1 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Erato Piano Trio - Song and Dance
    Erato Piano Trio, José Menor, Julia Morneweg, Yuri Kalnits
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    "Performance of great power and authority..." Stratford Herald
    "...superb concert played with sensitivity, commitment and musicianship by this impressive team". Yorkshire Post
    "considerable technical demands left them altogether unfazed" MusicWeb International

    Ticketholders are invited to enjoy the club's bar half an hour before the performance and to join the performers in there after the recital.

    Keyboard Trio in G , 'Zigeuner' (Gypsy Rondo)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Trio No 2 in C
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, 'Dumky'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    30 March 2015 - 1:10pm
    Free lunchtime concert: William Dutton (violin) and Mariko Brown (piano)
    Mariko Brown, William Dutton
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    William Dutton was born in 1995 in Leeds. He asked to play the violin aged 3 and began taking lessons when he was 4. In 2004 his talent was recognised by the Kazakh virtuoso Marat Bisengaliev; he subsequently studied with Marat and his wife Vassilia and then with Raimonda Koço in Leeds. William was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain between 2003 and 2008 and was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Scholarship in 2006.

    In 2008 William gained a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School where he currently studies with Lutsia Ibragimova. As a pupil of the Yehudi Menuhin School, William regularly performs in the school solo and chamber music recitals, most notably last year leading a performance of Schubert’s C major Quintet. He led the viola section of the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra last summer in the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland, playing on Lord Menuhin’s Testore viola. In November 2013 William led the 1st violins of the YMS orchestra as they toured Holland, giving concerts in the Hague and in Amsterdam where they accompanied the finalists of the Youri Egorov International Piano Competition.

    Whilst studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School, William has worked alongside artists such as Heinrich Schiff, Jeremy Menuhin, Alina Ibragimova, Valeriy Sokolov, Charlie Siem and Paul Watkins, playing in venues which include The Menuhin Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and The Mansion House.

    Successes as a soloist have included first place in the Concerto Class and the Annie Forth and Thomas Trophy Classes at the Harrogate Competitive Festival. William was a soloist in Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins with the York Minster Musical Society in York Minster in 2012. In April 2013, and then when he was invited back in March 2014, William was a guest soloist at the European String Teachers’ Association conference. In February 2014 William performed at the Interlakner Musikfestwochen in Bern where Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy presented the Yehudi Menuhin School with an award.

    In April 2014 William was the winner of the Strings Final of the BBC young musician of the year 2014. He is currently studying at the Haute École de Musique in Lausanne under the tuition of Svetlana Makarova and Pavel Vernikov.

    William has also had international success as a singer. Winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year in 2006 enabled him to perform with world class soloists, orchestras, conductors and celebrities including José Carreras, Alfie Boe, Aled Jones and Ken Dodd. He made his BBC proms début in July 2007 as a soloist in Fauré’s Requiem with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales conducted by Thierry Fischer, and his Welsh Proms début in July 2008 as the Youth in Mendelssohn’s Elijah alongside Bryn Terfel. In May 2009 he gave a recital of vocal and violin music at the famous Akademisches Gymnasium in Vienna. Film credits include ‘First Boy’ in a production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute’ directed by Kenneth Branagh. In 2007 William was signed by Universal Classics and Jazz as a member of ‘The Choirboys’.

    Sonata for violin and harpsichord No 4 in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Partita for solo violin No 3 in E
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    3 April 2015 - 6:00pm
    The Tiffinians
    The Tiffinians
    National Portrait Gallery London WC2H 0HE
    United Kingdom

    Join us again at the National Portrait Gallery for their special 'after hours' experience. As you explore the galleries, take time to pause in Room 21 and hear a selection of contemporary and classic numbers given a fresh a cappella treatment. The Tiffinians may be young, but they are slick and sophisticated, and not to be missed!

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