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Format: 2015-05-04
Format: 2015-05-04
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    13 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    The Imperfect Pearl - life amd music of Domenico Zipoli
    Charlotte Fairbairn, Eloise Irving, Mark Latimer, Miles Golding, Sophie Gledhill, William Towers
    Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD
    United Kingdom

    The Imperfect Pearl is a music-drama celebrating the extraordinary life and music of one of the baroque era’s most overlooked and under-rated composers, Domenico Zipoli. The Baroque Brothers Grimm-style fairytale is an innovative project, which follows the journey of the seventeenth century composer from Rome to the rainforests of South America. The Imperfect Pearl or Perola Barroca (the derivation of the term baroque) describes the dissonances of Zipoli’s life and the Baroque music that drove him.

    “Phenomenal British pianist” (Guardian) Mark Latimer, executive producer Heulwen Phillips and director Emma Rivlin have created a “sumptuous and romantic” (The Independent) work in a wildly imaginative clash of culture, music and theatre. The Imperfect Pearl will tour the UK from May through to June 2015, visiting rustic barns, country festivals and other unique performance spaces.

    The Imperfect Pearl
    Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)
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    10 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Youthful Viennese Masterpieces | Mayfield Festival Choir
    Abigail Broughton, Eloise Irving, Jeremy Summerly, London Primavera Orchestra, Mayfield Festival Choir, Tristan Hambleton, William Blake
    St Dunstan's Church Mayfield TN20 6AQ
    United Kingdom

    The Great Mass in C minor was written when Mozart had recently moved to Vienna in order to find fame and fortune. It was designed to show the people of his native Salzburg what a success he was making of his freelance career in the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Even more importantly, the C-minor Mass was composed to showcase the vocal prowess of Mozart’s new wife, Constanze, whom Mozart took as his Soprano soloist to Salzburg in order to parade her in front of his father, sister, and former employer, the Archbishop of Salzburg.

    In this concert, Mozart’s 27-year old powers of invention are complemented by the genius of the 20-year old Schubert. Schubert’s German Stabat mater was also written in Vienna and was dedicated to the composer’s brother, Ferdinand. Unlike the Latin words to the Stabat mater, which concentrate on Mary’s grief at her son’s suffering on the cross, the German paraphrase of the text puts the figure of Christ at the heart of the Schubert’s oratorio.

    This concert may be unsuitable for anyone over the age of thirty, since the high level of creative assurance and technical proficiency displayed by the young Mozart and Schubert can fuel dangerous levels of envy.

    Mass in C minor, 'The Great'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Stabat Mater in F minor
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    9 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    An evening with international concert pianist Chiyan Wong
    Chiyan Wong
    St Mary's Church Alsager ST7 2EW
    United Kingdom

    Last year Chiyan Wong made a prestigious, widely praised debut at Wigmore Hall, London, with an all-Liszt recital. Recently he has appeared in a concerto appearance with the English conductor, Edward Gardner, and has completed a recording of Liszt’s Fantasy on Themes from the Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.

    "Chiyan Wong ----an exciting, original and thoughtful pianist" (Stephen Hough)

    Recognised by the Dutch newspaper Trouw as “possessing remarkable sophistication in his piano playing” at the age of 15 and by Korean pianist Kun-Woo Paik for having a rare “sincerity as a person which he applies to his music-making”, Wong made his Asian debut at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in March 2010. In the same year he made his debut in France at the International Music Festival in Dinard at the invitation of Paik. He was invited twice to perform for the Liszt Society of London in 2010 and 2011. In the 2010-2011 season, he gave a 15-concert recital tour in Germany. He was invited to return to Hong Kong in December 2011 to give a Liszt recital sponsored by the Radio Television Hong Kong Corporation as part of the city's celebration of the composer's bicentenary, which was broadcast live.

    Paisaje No 1 'La fuente y la campana' from Paisajes, for piano
    Federico Mompou (1893-1987)
    Fantasie in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in A
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Prelude, Choral et Fugue
    César Franck (1822-1890)
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    8 May 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Paolo Rinaldi (piano)
    Paolo Rinaldi
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Paolo Rinaldi was born in Desenzano del Garda, Italy, in 1991 into a musical family. He started playing the piano at the age of six, and initially was taught by his pianist parents, Roberta Bambace and Isacco Rinaldi. Since 2002 he continued with Umberto Bertetti at the Conservatory 'L Campiani' of Mantova (Mantua), and from the age of 16, studied there with Antonio Pulleghini, graduating with distinction in 2011. During his Conservatory years, Paolo received the 'Rinaldo Rossi' and 'Lions Club Mantova Host' scholarships, in addition to being named piano student of the year in 2010.

    Since a young age Paolo Rinaldi has been performing with great acclaim both in Italy and abroad. Among notable performances at that time, he lists the Mozart Concerto KV456 in Bb, which he performed in 2010 with the Mantova Conservatory orchestra at Palazzo Ducale, Mantova (Sala di Manto), under the direction of Domenico Tondo. He has also been invited to play in Lugano, Switzerland, in an event sponsored by the Cultural Centre 'Artis Magistri' in a memorial concert dedicated to Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.

    In 2007 he won 2nd prize in the piano competition 'Città di Bardolino', as well as having been awarded the 'Rinaldo Rossi' Prize for the best interpretation of a composition of the twentieth century.

    He further received the 'Egidio for music' scholarship in 2011, from the Comune di Salò (BS), followed by a concert in the Town Hall of the city.

    Whilst studying at the Conservatory of Music in Mantova, he took part in the Masterclasses of Bruno Canino, Arabel Moraguez, Boris Petrushansky, Eser Öykü Dede and Pier Narciso Masi.

    In 2011 he attended the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, as a participant in the advanced course led by Prof. Andrzej Jasinski, and was chosen to play in the Akademiekonzert at the Wiener Saal. After his performance of Bach's Fantasia and Fugue BWV 904, he was cited as one of the best students of the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum course.

    In 2013, Paolo was accepted on the MA post-graduate course at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he now studies with Sulamita Aronovsky.

    Toccata No 2 in E minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Piano No 32 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Reflets dans l'eau, from 6 Images
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Hommage à Rameau, from '6 Images'
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Mouvement, from '6 Images'
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Quaderno Musicale di Annalibera
    Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975)
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    9 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Spring Fancies -an evening of music in aid of Music for Autism
    Adrian Boorman, Alice Rowse, Christine Cairns, Jonathan French, Sara McDouall-Saw
    St Peter's Church Marsh Baldon OX44 9LS
    United Kingdom

    A seasonal poperee of music with Spring Fancies, a Gala evening of song presented to raise money for the charity Music for Autism. This popular group of local musicians are making a first visit to Marsh Baldon for tonight's concert featuring soprano, mezzo-soprano and countertenor voices in solo and duet works spanning several centuries. An eclectic programme means that there's something to suit all musical tastes!

    The Grade II* listed church of St Peter dates from the 12th century and is situated in a tranquil setting on the edge of the village, some 5 miles southeast of Oxford. Originally built by the monks from Dorchester its tower has an unusual design with a square base that changes to an octagon at belfry level, thought to have been designed to support a steeple which was never built. Notable features include a fine Jacobean oak pulpit and a painting of the Annunciation by the C18 Italian master Pompeo Batoni which hung in the chapel of Corpus Christi College, Oxford until 1794, when Sir Christopher Willoughby had St. Peter's Church remodelled and donated the work. St Peter's forms a fitting backdrop for an evening of music featuring an eclectic selection of works by diverse composers, from Handel to Quilter, from Offenbach to Cole Porter, from Mozart to Flanders and Swann!

    Showcasing talented local singers, all pupils of renowned Oxfordshire-based mezzo-soprano and teacher Christine Cairns (who is making a guest appearance in the concert) accompanied by the award-winning pianist Jonathan French. All funds raised tonight will be shared between St Peter''s Church and the charity Music for Autism, started by Christine some years ago with her husband John Lubbock, Artistic Director of the Orchestra of St Johns. The money goes directly to specifc projects to help autistic children and young adults like their son Alexander and also towards presenting concerts exclusively for the autistic and their families, using the power of music to reach across the communication barriers.

    Tickets include a souvenir programme and post-concert reception with wine and refreshments when there will also be an opportunity to meet and talk with Christine and the performers as well as learn more about the charity. So, why not come along, support this great cause, give your ears a treat and enjoy a Spring Fancy or two!

    Laudamus Te
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Fairest isle, all isles excelling from King Arthur
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Vergin tutto amore
    Francesco Durante (1684-1755)
    Sull' aria from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Man is for the woman made
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Pur ti miro from L'incoronazione di Poppea, 'The Coronation of Poppea'
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    An die Musik
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    La papillon et la fleur from 2 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Dime, robadora
    Anonymous ()
    Dame acojida
    Esteban Daza (fl. 1576)
    Rondo alla Turca from Sonata for Piano No 11 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Dream Valley from 3 Songs of William Blake
    Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
    Con rauco mormorio from Rodelinda
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    The sun, whose rays are all ablaze from The Mikado (or The Town of Titipu)
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    Song of a Nightclub Proprietess
    Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
    We'll gather lilacs from Perchance to Dream
    Ivor Novello (1895-1951)
    Vedrai, carino, from 'Don Giovanni'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Without you from My Fair Lady
    Frederick Loewe (1901-1988)
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    9 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Vive La France! Gounod and Bizet | Marlow Choral Society
    Christopher Grant, Josephine Goddard, Marlow Choral Society, Nicholas Morton, Nick Pritchard, The Cygnus Orchestra of London
    All Saints Church Marlow SL7 2AA
    United Kingdom

    An evening of music by French composers, Charles Gounod and Georges Bizet, featuring Gounod's St Cecilia Mass and Bizet's Te Deum, performed by Marlow Choral Society with professional soloists. There will also be excerpts and vocal solos from Gounod's Faust and Romeo et Juliette, and Bizet's Carmen and The Pearl Fishers.

    Tickets may be applied for via Marlow Choral Society's website

    Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile (St Cecilia Mass)
    Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    Te Deum
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Je veux vivre dans ce rêve from Roméo et Juliette
    Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    Avant de quitter ces lieux from Faust
    Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song) from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Duet from Les Pêcheurs de Perles, 'The Pearl Fishers'
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Comme autrefois from Les Pêcheurs de Perles, 'The Pearl Fishers'
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
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    8 May 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Concert - Royal Greenwich Brass Band
    Jacob Phillips, Royal Greenwich Brass Band, Stephen Maw
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    This ever popular brass band returns with a programme of music to thrill and inspire.

    The Ransomed Army
    Kevin Norbury ()
    The Vikings
    Philip Sparke (1951-)
    My Strength, My Tower
    Dean Goffin ()
    Kenny Baker (1921-1999)
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    7 May 2015 - 6:00pm
    Lyra Ensemble - Election Night Concert!
    The Lyra Vocal Ensemble from St Petersburg
    Church of St John The Baptist Chirton SN10 3QS
    United Kingdom

    The Lyra ensemble from St Petersburg, Russia have delighted audiences around the world with their unique mix of humour, traditional and sacred music and world classics. They promise an evening of entertaiment and surprises for General Election night.

    Bogoroditse Devo
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Gremin's Aria from Eugene Onegin
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    In uomini, in soldati from Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Duetto buffo di due gatti (Cats' Duet)
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Composer Not Known ()
    Praise the name of the Lord
    Composer Not Known ()
    Glory to the Father ....
    Dmitri Stepanovich Bortniansky (1751-1825)
    Gladsome light
    Composer Not Known ()
    Under thy grace
    Composer Not Known ()
    Plaisir d'amour
    Jean-Paul-Égide Martini (1741–1816)
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    9 May 2015 - 7:45pm
    A Taste of Italy - Baroque Violin Concertos | St George's Chamber Orchestra
    Dominic Moore, Patrick Savage, St George's Chamber Orchestra
    St George's Parish Church Beckenham BR3 1AX
    United Kingdom

    In the first of two baroque concerts the St George's Chamber Orchestra explores the elegance of Italian music. On the 27th June we will contrast this with the grander expansive style of German music of the time.

    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 is pure gold.'

    ‘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.’

    'Music wonderful and surroundings perfect! Thank you.'

    'I have really enjoyed the concerts over these last years. So good and so convenient for me. Long may you continue!'

    'I greatly value the opportunity and experience you provide of "going round the corner" and hearing professionals at work. Thank you so very much.'

    'Last night's concert was one of the best I have ever been to. Simply sublime.'

    Concerto Grosso No 1 in D
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Concerto Grosso No 1 in F minor, from 6 Concertos in 7 Parts
    Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
    Concerto for two violins, 'Echo'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Sonata a cinque in C
    Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
    Concerto Grosso in C minor
    Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764)
    Concerto for Violin in E flat major 'La Tempesta di Mare'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    9 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Blessed Light | Divers Voyces with La Dolce Gamba (viol consort)
    Divers Voyces, George Haynes, Jeremy Lloyd, La Dolce Gamba
    St Mary's Church Stamford PE9 2DF
    United Kingdom

    Early music vocal ensemble Divers Voyces are joined by guest director George Haynes and viol consort La Dolce Gamba for an evening of music for chapel and mansion from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

    Following the recent reinterment of King Richard III, the concert concludes with a performance of Sadoc saderdos, a piece written in his honour by contemporary composer Michael Mullen, in the style of a late 15th century votive antiphon.

    O lux beata Trinitas
    Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521)
    Audivi vocem de coelo
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Ave verum corpus
    Gaspar van Weerbeke (c.1445-after 1517)
    Gaude virgo Katharina
    John Dunstable (c1390-1453)
    Sanctus from Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas
    John Taverner (c1490-1545)
    Draw on, sweet night
    John Wilbye (1574-1638)
    Sleep, fleshly birth
    Robert Ramsey (1612-1644)
    Ye sacred muses
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Ah, Robin
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Sadoc sacerdos
    Michael Mullen (1961-)
    O rosa bella
    John Bedyngham (c.1420-c.1460)
    Sub tuum praesidium
    Costanzo Festa (c1480-1545)
    Christe qui lux es et dies
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    In nomine à 4
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Adieu mes Amours
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
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