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Format: 2016-12-05
Format: 2016-12-05
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    10 December 2016 - 7:00pm
    Family Carol Concert | Birmingham Choral Union
    Birmingham Choral Union, Colin Baines, Darren Hogg, Ruth Davis
    Selly Oak Methodist Church Selly Oak B29 6HT
    United Kingdom

    Please come and join us for our Family Carol Concert, with a selection of Christmas favourites and a chance for you to join in too! With a visit from Father Christmas and mince pies at the interval, it's the perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Festive Christmas Music
    Various ()
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    7 December 2016 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Postcards from Russia
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Steven Isserlis, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Whether they were in the St Petersburg of the Tsars, or Moscow under the Soviets, Russian composers wrote music without boundaries. Dargomyzhsky imagined Russian folklore's very worst witch flying from the heart of Russia to the coast of Latvia; Tchaikovsky took a Ukrainian folksong and transformed it into a riot of symphonic colour. Prokofiev poured out his heart in a cello concerto that goes far beyond its modest title, which is performed in this concert by Steven Isserlis, one of its most masterful living interpreters. And Mikhail Glinka has the time of his life in sunny Spain – a delightfully irreverent starting point for a voyage of musical discovery.

    Spanish Overture No 2, 'Summer night in Madrid'
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Baba-Yaga, fantasia for orchestra
    Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869)
    Symphony No 2 in C minor, 'Little Russian'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    14 December 2016 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Rachmaninov in love
    Jan Lisiecki, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Inside the young Rachmaninov was a volcano of passion – and in his First Symphony, it erupts. Soaring melodies, blazing fanfares and dark, thunderous stormclouds of emotion: it's got everything you could ask for from Rachmaninov – and then some. Vladimir Jurowski loves it, and he feels the same way about Glinka's delicious little miniature from the ballrooms of imperial St Petersburg. At the age of 21, meanwhile, Jan Lisiecki has already emerged as one of the supreme Chopin interpreters of our time. Chopin was only 20 when he wrote his First Concerto, so it's hard to imagine a better champion for this gloriously romantic music.

    Waltz Fantasy
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Symphony No 1 in D minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    10 December 2016 - 7:30pm
    Helen Jane Long (piano) and The London Players
    Helen Jane Long, The London Players
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    2016 brings an exciting year, straight into the top 10 Billboard charts with her new album 'Identity' released in April and three pieces nominated into the Classic FM Hall of Fame. We are excited to announce a Christmas show with Helen Jane Long and The London Players (strings)

    Her signature sound is cinematic classical and she’s kicking and dragging it into the future with her stunning fourth release, 'Identity'.

    Set in the beautiful location of St James's Church, Piccadilly, feel all the stress of your busy lives melt away whilst enjoying this tranquil and atmospheric concert of this talented artist.

    Helen Jane Long has composed extensively for TV and film, writing music for some of the world's most lucrative and memorable advertising brands. She is one of the most popular female pianists and artists of all time and she will be performing music from all of her four piano albums as well as some seasonal music.

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas
    Traditional ()
    Identity album
    Composer Not Known ()
    Porcelain album
    Helen Jane Long (1974-)
    Intervention album
    Helen Jane Long (1974-)
    Embers album
    Helen Jane Long (1974-)
    Winter Wonderland
    Felix Bernard (1897-1944)
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    10 December 2016 - 8:00pm
    Red Priest - winter baroque carnival
    Red Priest
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    Founded in 1997, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has given several hundred sell-out concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals. The musicians have redefined the art of period performance, creating a virtual orchestra through their creative arrangements, performing with swashbuckling virtuosity, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stagecraft.

    They will perform works by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Corelli and Van Eyck

    "Red Priest is like no other early music instrumental ensemble... bringing glee to the concert scene... transforming Baroque clichés into vivid drama, often at terrific speed and with practised coordination.... [with] a bedrock of tremendous skill and timing.” - Daily Telegraph

    This is the fourth in the 45th season of nine professional concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at Holmes Chapel Music Society's website.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 250. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We go out of our way to welcome new members.

    Wheelchair access is available by arrangement.

    The Society retains the right to change the programmes without notice.

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    12 December 2016 - 7:30pm
    Bach at Christmas
    English Baroque Soloists, Gianluca Buratto, Hannah Morrison, Hugo Hymas, Monteverdi Choir, Reginald Mobley, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
    Barbican Hall London EC2Y 8DS
    United Kingdom

    This year the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists will be celebrating Christmas with a mixed programme of JS Bach’s sacred choral works. As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Church, these works will transport audiences to 18th century Leipzig for a traditional Christmas celebration. The programme moves from the intimacy of 'Süsser Trost' to the vast celebration of joy that is Bach's Magnificat.

    Magnificat in E flat
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Lutheran Mass in F
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Cantata, 'Susser Trost, mein Jesus kommt'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    13 December 2016 - 7:30pm
    Alina Ibragimova (violin)
    Alina Ibragimova
    Town Hall Skipton BD23 1AH
    United Kingdom

    Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of the younger generation. This was illustrated in her prominent presence at the 2015 BBC Proms, which included two separate concerto performances and two late-night Albert Hall recitals to capacity audiences.

    Sonata for solo violin No 3 in C
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Partita No 3 for solo violin in E
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for solo violin No 4 in E minor
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
    Sonata for solo violin No 5 in G
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
    Sonata for solo violin No 6 in E
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
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    12 December 2016 - 7:30pm
    Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
    Andrew Nethsingha, Cambridge, Choir of St John's College, Glen Dempsey, Joseph Wicks
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The world-renowned Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge returns to Cadogan Hall for an evening of choral music.

    The Choir at St John’s College was founded in the 1670s and is one of the world’s leading choirs of men and boys. The concert presents music for Christmas including Poston’s spellbinding Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree, John Gardner’s exuberant setting of Tomorrow shall be my dancing day and traditional favourites The Holly and the Ivy and Ding dong, merrily on high. All of these works have been recorded by the choir on its new CD Christmas with St John’s.

    There is also music by Vaughan Williams and by Jonathan Harvey, including The Annunciation which was written especially for the choir in 2011.

    Part of Choral at Cadogan 2016-17

    The Annunciation
    Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)
    Ave Maria
    Robert Parsons (c1530-1570)
    The Angels
    Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)
    Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
    Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987)
    I wonder as I wander
    Carl Rütti (1949-)
    The Shepherd's Carol
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Out of your sleep arise
    Anthony Milner (1925-2002)
    Dormi Jesu
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
    John Gardner (1917-2011)
    Prayer to the Father of Heavan
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    I saw three ships
    Simon Preston (1938-)
    There is no rose of such virtue (1954)
    John Joubert (1927-)
    Sir Christèmas
    William Mathias (1934-1992)
    The Three Kings
    Peter Cornelius (1824-1874)
    The Holly and the Ivy
    Traditional ()
    Ding dong, merrily on high
    Traditional English ()
    Sonata for piano 4 hands in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Prelude and Fugue No 17 in A flat, from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    14 December 2016 - 7:30pm
    The Hallé Christmas Concert with Noah Stewart (tenor), conducted by Stephen Bell
    Noah Stewart, Stephen Bell, The Hallé
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    This year our popular Hallé Christmas Concert has a touch of opera gala, courtesy of the acclaimed American tenor, Noah Stewart, whose versatile voice has taken him to the Royal Opera House, the John Wilson Orchestra and the top of the UK Classical Album Chart with his debut solo album for Decca.

    Noah will be performing popular arias and sacred songs by Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Handel and Puccini, including the world’s favourite tenor aria, Nessun Dorma. There will be plenty of orchestral spectacle to enjoy, too, with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé, and some festive fun from Vladimir Rebikov and leading British composer Nigel Hess. As ever, you’ll also have the chance to join in with some seasonal favourites, courtesy of Martin and Blane’s hit song for Judy Garland and Mel Tormé’s chestnut-roasting Christmas classic.

    Prelude and Polonaise from Christmas Eve Suite
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Agnus Dei
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Lensky's aria from Eugene Onegin
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Excerpts from The Nutcracker
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Nessun dorma from Turandot
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Kijé's wedding from Lieutenant Kijé Suite
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Troika from Lieutenant Kijé Suite
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Waltz from The Christmas Tree Suite
    Vladimir Rebikov (1866-1920)
    Panis angelicus
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    Every valley from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    A Christmas Overture
    Nigel Hess ()
    Suite, 'Winter Bonfire'
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Stille Nacht, 'Silent Night'
    Franz Gruber (1826-1871)
    The Christmas Song ('Chestnuts roasting on an open fire')
    Mel Tormé (1925-1999)
    Have yourself a merry little Christmas
    Hugh Martin ()
    Sleigh Ride
    Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
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    12 December 2016 - 7:30pm
    John Rutter's Christmas Celebration 2016 | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Andrew Lucas, Choristers of St Albans Cathedral, Elin Manahan Thomas, John Rutter, Melanie Marshall, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Bach Choir
    Symphony Hall Birmingham B1 2EA
    United Kingdom

    There's no better way to get into the festive spirit than attending John Rutter's popular Christmas Celebration, conducted and presented by John Rutter himself and performed by the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Enjoy this festive favourite by singing along to the world’s favourite carols including Hark! The herald angels sing, Once in Royal David’s city and Deck the halls and hear the orchestra perform Christmas classics and John Rutter carols.

    This is a magical, winter treat is full of sparkle and Christmas cheer and is not to be missed!

    Christmas selection
    Various ()
    Composition Not Known
    John Rutter (1945-)
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