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Format: 2014-11-27
Format: 2014-11-27
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    Sun, 2014-11-30 18:00
    Advent Reflections | Harmonia Sacra (choir)
    Harmonia Sacra, Peter Leech
    The Church of St Thomas the Martyr Bristol BS1 6JG
    United Kingdom

    This year, in addition to the usual seasonal mix of old and new choral music, we celebrate three 300th anniversaries - the births of Gottfried Homilius (leading North German master in the generation after JS Bach) and Niccolo Jommelli (famous in late-Baroque Rome), and the death of Tommaso Bai, all of which took place in 1714

    Cum jucunditate
    Tommaso Bai (1636-1714)
    Oculi omnium
    Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774)
    Sehet, welch eine Liebe
    Gottfried August Homilius (1714–1785)
    Siehe, das ist Gottes Lamm
    Gottfried August Homilius (1714–1785)
    Creator alme siderum
    Lawrence Whitehead (1990-)
    Today the Virgin
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
  • Sun, 2014-11-30 16:00
    Handel's Messiah | Halifax Choral Society
    Brian McBride, Halifax Choral Society, Hazel McBain, John Pryce-Jones, Joshua Mills, North of England Classical Orchestra, Penelope Cousland
    Victoria Theatre Halifax HX1 1BU
    United Kingdom

    Handel's incomparable masterwork has long been treasured as the true hallmark of Christmas across the north of England, and especially in the home town of Halifax Choral Society. The oldest in continuous existnce, the Society has a uniquely proud tradition in having performed this Baroque masterpiece every year since our foundation in 1817. Our focus is to bring the work freshly alive in every performance.

    Messiah (Watkins Shaw Edition)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • Thu, 2014-12-04 19:30
    Carols and Brass - A Feast of Christmas Music
    Halifax Choral Society, John Pryce-Jones, Nicholas Childs, Rastrick High School Senior Choir, The Black Dyke Band
    Victoria Theatre Halifax HX1 1BU
    United Kingdom

    Halifax's own special feast of seasonal music, old and new. A classic combination of world class brass and Christmas carols and songs. Just the medicine we all need when December days are dreary and the nights seems longer and colder than ever. This is a happy and light-hearted but very musical banquet of fine seasonal cheer.

    The evening will include a performance by Rastrick High School Senior Choir.

    Christmas Delights for Choir, Brass Band and both!
    Various ()
  • Fri, 2014-12-05 19:30
    Carols and Brass - A Feast of Christmas Music
    Halifax Choral Society, John Pryce-Jones, Lindley Junior School Choir, Nicholas Childs, The Black Dyke Band
    Victoria Theatre Halifax HX1 1BU
    United Kingdom

    Halifax's own special feast of seasonal music, old and new. A classic combination of world class brass and Christmas carols and songs. Just the medicine we all need when December days are dreary and the nights seems longer and colder than ever. This is a happy and light-hearted but very musical banquet of fine seasonal cheer.

    Besides a performance by our guests Lindley Junior School Choir, the evening will also see Santa on stage, meeting children from the audience

    Christmas delights for choir, brass band and both!
    Various ()
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Autumn Classics | Croydon Symphony Orchestra
    Arthur Boutillier, Croydon Symphony Orchestra, Darrell Davison
    Concert Hall, Trinity School Croydon CR9 7AT
    United Kingdom

    This celebration of evocative classical music features Mozart's Symphony 31 'Paris', and two movements from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Croydon Symphony are delighted to welcome back our soloist Arthur Boutillier, runner up in our Concerto Competition last year, who will be performing Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme. The concert will conclude with Beethoven's powerful Symphony No 8.

    Refreshments will be served during the interval.

    Symphony No 31 in D, 'Paris'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Variations on a Rococo Theme in A
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Nocturne and Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 8 in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle | Darlington Choral Society
    Alison Gill, Andrew Christer, Bradley Travis, Darlington Choral Society, James Edwards, Marie Elliott, Richard Bloodworth, Sally Harrison
    The Dolphin Centre Darlington
    United Kingdom

    Famous for writing some 40 operas, Rossini wrote this Mass at the end of his life. This lovely tuneful piece is neither little, solemn nor especially liturgical, as Napoleon III remarked, and is performed with piano and harmonium accompaniment, written as it was for salon performance.

    Petite Messe Solennelle
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
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    Tue, 2014-12-02 19:30
    Reiko Fujisawa - piano recital
    Reiko Fujisawa
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Reiko Fujisawa is one of the top concert pianists in the UK whose performances have been described as “beautifully poised” by The Guardian. She will be performing an evening recital of much loved works for piano alongside the beautiful ‘Afar’ by Yoichi Togawa from her native Japan.

    Afar for solo piano
    Yoichi Togawa (1959-)
    Sonata for Piano No 21 in C, 'Waldstein'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:30
    JS Bach: Christmas Oratorio (parts 1, 2, 3 and 6) | Dulwich Choral Society
    Aidan Oliver, Andrew Tortise, Catherine Backhouse, Dulwich Choral Society, Elin Manahan Thomas, Jonathan Brown, Sinfonia Britannica
    Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich London SE10 9LW
    United Kingdom

    Start your Christmas with Bach’s joyous masterpiece, performed in the splendour of Wren’s Old Royal Naval College. Written to be performed in 6 parts over the feast days from Christmas to Epiphany, this concert features some of Bach’s most jubilant and ravishing music. Performed in German, with period instruments.

    Cantata 1 from Christmas Oratorio
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    Tue, 2014-12-02 19:30
    The Return to London of Kyung Wha Chung (violin)
    Kevin Kenner, Kyung Wha Chung
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    One of the supreme violinists of the last 50 years, Kyung Wha Chung returns to the Royal Festival Hall for her first UK appearance in over a decade. After recent triumphs in her native Korea and in China, Chung is set to electrify London once again.

    Her dazzling and probing artistry has made her one of classical music's most acclaimed performers. Lauded for her passion, her musicality and the intense excitement that she brings to her performances, Chung's uniquely expressive interpretations of the violin literature have established her as an artist of the very highest stature.

    In her long career, Kyung Wha Chung has appeared regularly as a soloist with the world's most prestigious orchestras, working with top conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, André Previn, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti and Sir Georg Solti. As a recitalist, she has collaborated with an extraordinary list of important artists including Radu Lupu, Krystian Zimerman, Peter Frankl and Itamar Golan and as a member of the Chung Trio, with her brother, conductor/pianist Myung-Whun Chung, and her sister, cellist Myung Wha Chung.

    Kevin Kenner’s artistry was recognized throughout the world by three prestigious awards: the top prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the International Terrence Judd Award in London, and the bronze medal at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. In the years leading up to those remarkable accomplishments, he won prizes at the Van Cliburn International Competition (Fort Worth, 1989) and the Gina Bachauer International Competition (Salt Lake City, 1988).

    “She's a star who radiates a constant light. Though younger players may flair to greater magnitudes, she remains, with a handful of famous names, like a fixed constellation among comets, meteors and other nine- days wonders.” The Independent

    He has been praised as “one of the finest American pianists to come along in years” (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune), “one of the best performance I have ever heard in the concert hall of all four of Chopin's Ballades” (Adrian Jack, Independent) and The Financial Times described Kenner as “a player of grace, subtle variety and strength”.

    Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No 27 in G
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 in F minor
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in A
    César Franck (1822-1890)
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:30
    The Joy of Christmas 2014 | Jubilate Chamber Choir
    Charlton Kings Junior School Choir, English Concertante Orchestra, Holy Apostles School Choir, Ian Higginson, Jubilate Chamber Choir, St Edward's Preparatory School Choir, St Edward's School Senior Choir, The Richard Pate School Choir, University of Gloucestershire Choir, Vernon Harwood
    Cheltenham Town Hall Cheltenham GL50 1QA
    United Kingdom

    Get into the Christmas spirit with this festive feast of music, carols, poetry and seasonal readings. One of Gloucestershire's leading chamber choirs joins forces with five local schools to kick start the Christmas season in Cheltenham.

    This concert is kindly being co-sponsored by St Edward's School, Cheltenham, St Edward's Preparatory School and UK Parking Control Ltd.

    Festive Christmas Music
    Various ()
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