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Format: 2015-07-07
Format: 2015-07-07
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    11 July 2015 - 7:30pm
    Blackburn Symphony Orchestra concert with Martin Roscoe
    Blackburn Symphony Orchestra, Martin Roscoe, Richard Howarth
    Croston Theatre, Westholme Upper School Blackburn BB2 6QU
    United Kingdom

    Orchestral concert with soloist Martin Roscoe, to celebrate Blackburn Symphony Orchestra's 50th anniversary.

    Please email Blackburn Symphony to book advance tickets, patrons and young persons tickets.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Festive Overture in A
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Scheherazade
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
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    9 July 2015 - 8:00pm
    JS Bach: Mass in B minor | Oxford Pro Musica Singers
    Christopher Watson, Instruments of Time and Truth, Jeremy Kenyon, Mark Jordan, Oxford Pro Musica Singers, Susannah Vango, Will Dawes
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Oxford Pro Musica Singers is one of most accomplished and established choirs in Oxford, and performs regularly in the city.

    In the final concert of their 2014–15 season, and under the baton of their new conductor Mark Jordan, Oxford Pro Musica Singers is joined by Instruments of Time and Truth, Oxford’s newest period-instrument orchestra, to perform Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor, regarded by many as the pinnacle of achievement in the history of Western classical music.

    Mass in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    11 July 2015 - 7:30pm
    Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra - Summer Charity Concert
    Mark Heron, Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Rachael Clegg
    Southwell Minster Southwell NG25 0HD
    United Kingdom

    A wonderfully varied programme for our regular visit to Southwell Minster. Kodaly's Dances of Galanta are inspired by folk music from a region of his native Hungary, whereas Strauss's oboe concerto harks back to the classical era in its poise and beauty. We end with the third symphony by Brahms, the most personal and reflective of his four symphonies.

    Proceeds from the concert will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy UK.

    Dances of Galánta
    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
    Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in D
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Symphony No 3 in F
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    11 July 2015 - 7:00pm
    Musical Banquet (early music trio) - A Feast for your Ears
    Adrian Boorman, Malcolm Pearce, Musical Banquet, Tricia Warhurst
    St Mary the Virgin Church Kidlington OX5 2AZ
    United Kingdom

    The critically acclaimed Oxfordshire early music trio Musical Banquet will be making a welcome return to St Mary the Virgin Church, Kidlington, Oxfordshire at 7pm on Saturday 11th July 2015 and performing a special Gala Concert in aid of the Kidlington Girlguiding Rebuilding Fund. Step back in time 400 years to hear the group serve up another delectable menu of musical delicacies including vocal and instrumental works by Dowland, Byrd and Gibbons along with some of their English and European contemporaries, interspersed with colourful period anecdotes.

    The Grade I listed church of St Mary dates from the 13th century and occupies an ancient site in the village between the river Cherwell and the Oxford canal, some 5 miles north of the city. Its octagonal spire, rising 171 feet above ground level, is a familiar landmark in the Cherwell valley, and known as `Our Lady's Needle'. Other notable features include some fine examples of medieval stained glass and, at the east end, beautifully carved oak misericords, thought to be the oldest in an English Parish Church.

    Tonight is an unusual and highly entertaining opportunity to experience works performed on period instruments combined with Countertenor voice much as the 17th and 18th century audience might have heard them. With plenty of surprises along the way, the concert will be presented in the group's characteristically innovative, energetic and imaginative style and the gourmet ‘menu’ includes some spicy 'musical nibbles' from 17th century Spain, accompanied by Baroque Guitar, and some sweet treats from one of England's finest composers, Henry Purcell. A tempting indulgence for all musical gastronomes!

    Ticket prices include a complimentary souvenir programme and a glass of wine or soft drink during the interval when there will be an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians. All proceeds from this event will be donated towards suporting the activites of the Kidlington Girlguiding.

    Musical Banquet's vibrant and energetic performances have delighted critics and audiences alike:

    ‘The effect of such entrancing music was quite magical’. ‘Beautifully presented with wit, polish and panache’. ‘A musical marvel!’ ‘The audience were spellbound’ 'Such enthusiastic and passionate performers' ‘An unforgettable evening!’ 'It was a real treat to listen to early English and European music performed to such a high standard’ ‘Thank you for another great show. You remain unique and indefatigable (and very digestible!’)’

    Come along and experience for yourself this 'Feast for the Ears'!

    If music be the food of love
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Passava amor
    Anonymous ()
    Dime, robadora
    Anonymous ()
    Vuestros ojos
    Anonymous ()
    Danza de las hachas
    Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
    Dame acojida
    Esteban Daza (fl. 1576)
    Der Rheinische Wein
    Adam Krieger (1634-1666)
    Springtime mantleth every bough
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    Amyntas with his Phyllis fair
    Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
    Now winter nights enlarge from Third Booke of Ayres
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    The Fall of the Leaf
    Martin Peerson (c1572-c1651)
    Come, Woeful Orpheus, from 'Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets'
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Almain the Honeysuckle
    Anthony Holborne (fl?1584-1602)
    Lasso vita mia
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Ah, silly soul
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Give not thy mind to heaviness
    Thomas Whythorne ()
    When the chill cherocco blows
    Anonymous ()
    This Merry Pleasant Spring
    Anonymous ()
    The Silver Swan
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
    Dainty fine bird
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
    Sweeter than Roses from Pausanias
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Music for a while from Oedipus
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    I attempt from love's sickness to fly from The Indian Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Fairest isle, all isles excelling from King Arthur
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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    11 July 2015 - 7:30pm
    Opera Night | Salford Choral Society
    Jennifer Rust, Matthew Hamilton, Roderick Barrand, Salford Choral Society
    Peel Hall, University of Salford Salford M5 4WT
    United Kingdom

    A night at the opera. Favourite choruses and arias, plus some new surprises.

  • 11 July 2015 - 7:30pm
    Fauré's Requiem - by candlelight | English Chamber Choir
    Belmont Ensemble of London, English Chamber Choir, Michael Higgins, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Requiem
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Pavane
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Cantique de Jean Racine
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Ave Verum Corpus in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Church sonata in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Gloria Patri from Dixit Dominus
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude, Cantata 147
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    11 July 2015 - 7:30pm
    The Bard in Bredon | Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra
    Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra, David Curtis, Rhiannon Symonds
    The Village Hall Bredon GL20 7QN
    United Kingdom

    For its summer excursion to Bredon the CSO - Cheltenham's Symphony Orchestra - brings you music inspired by our local playwright, William Shakespeare. Well, not quite local because Stratford upon Avon is twenty five miles up the River Avon from Bredon but he feels like one of our local lads. Music from Finzi, Walton and Mendelssohn are complemented by something of a rarity, a trombone concerto by Olson which is to be played by the winner of the 2014 Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year, Rhiannon Symonds. A delightfully varied evening of music making.

    (I don't think WS played the sackbut but you never know....)

    Three Soliloquies from Love's Labours Lost
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    2 Pieces from Henry V
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra in F
    Ole Olson (1850-1927)
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    12 July 2015 - 8:00pm
    Carducci Quartet and Christian-Pierre La Marca (cello) at Jordans Festival
    Christian-Pierre La Marca, The Carducci String Quartet
    Jubilee Hall Seer Green HP9 2QJ
    United Kingdom

    Beethoven in C minor, it has been said, is one of the most profound and powerful modes of musical expression. This is the case not only in his Fifth Symphony, but also in the Quartet Op 18 No 4, much of it characterised by great urgency and passion. The Suite of three short pieces written in 1926 by the Catalan composer and cellist Gaspar Cassadó provides a complete contrast. Schubert's use of a second cello in his quintet rather than a second viola allows one cello to be the main melodic instrument while the other provides the bass. The first hearing of this sublime Quintet often proves an unforgettable high point in a music-lover's experience.

    The Carducci Quartet is recogised as one of today's most successful string quartets. Winners of international competitions, the quartet has appeared at prestigious venues across the globe, including the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York and John F Kennedy Centre, Washington D.C. Young French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca has attracted widespread attention for playing that combines natural virtuosic command with impassioned musicianship. He has performed at many international venues.

    String Quartet No 4 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Suite for Solo Cello
    Gaspar Cassadó (1896-1966)
    String Quintet in C
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    9 July 2015 - 7:30pm
    Songs of Vaughan Williams | Whitehall Choir
    Henry Neill, Ian Tindale, Paul Spicer, Soo Bishop, Whitehall Choir
    St Peter's Church, Eaton Square London SW1W 9AL
    United Kingdom

    The Whitehall Choir’s summer concert at St Peter’s, Eaton Square, is a feast of music by that towering English genius Ralph Vaughan Williams. The centre piece is his Five Mystical Songs for baritone solo and choir sung by Henry Neill. Vaughan Williams had the extraordinary gift of creating a magical atmosphere in his music often connected by a distant past in either his choice of texts or in taking inspiration from a long distant music period – particularly the Tudor period. He responded powerfully to words and those used for the Mystical Songs really fired his imagination as they have fired the imagination and sensibilities of listeners ever since. Henry Neill will also be singing some of Vaughan Williams’ songs in this programme including some of the Songs of Travel with Ian Tindale, a recent winner of the accompanists’ prize in the Ferrier competition. The programme also includes the wonderful Five English Folksongs arranged by Vaughan Williams, ‘Valiant for Truth’ and one of his most vividly colourful anthems: ‘Lord, thou hast been our refuge’ which ends with an exciting final section in which choir and organ are joined by a trumpeter.

    Come and be transported to a different world with the Whitehall Choir conducted by Paul Spicer, with organist/pianist Ian Tindale, trumpeter Soo Bishop and baritone soloist Henry Neill, on Thursday 9th July at 7.30pm.

    5 English Folksongs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Valiant for Truth
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    5 Mystical Songs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Lord, thou hast been our refuge
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
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    11 July 2015 - 7:30pm
    Cambridge Philharmonic | The Dream of Gerontius
    Daniel Norman, Nicholas Garrett, The Cambridge Philharmonic Chorus, The Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra, Timothy Redmond, Yvonne Howard
    Ely Cathedral Ely CB7 4DL
    United Kingdom

    Along with Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius is one of the pillars of the British choral tradition. Since its premiere in 1900 (a year after the Enigma Variations) it has been rightly celebrated as not only one of Elgar’s greatest works, but arguably the most important choral work written by any English composer. Setting Cardinal Newman’s poem about a dying man’s last moments on earth and the long journey of his soul towards the judgment of God, Elgar’s Wagner-infused score is a moving and unforgettable masterpiece.

    The Dream of Gerontius
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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