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Format: 2014-09-23
Format: 2014-09-23
  • Fri, 2014-09-26 19:30
    Fauré's Requiem - by candlelight | English Chamber Choir
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Ciara Hendrick, Elizabeth Weisberg, English Chamber Choir, Peter G Dyson, Philip Tebb
    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)
    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Let the bright Seraphim from Samson
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Laudate Dominum from Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, 'Solemn Vespers'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Fri, 2014-10-03 19:30
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Oboe No 3 in G minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Adagio in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Air in F major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    Fri, 2014-09-26 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Southwell Minster Southwell NG25 0JP
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    There will be a free pre-concert talk from Harry Christophers and a member of The Sixteen before this concert, exploring the context and performance practice of the repetoire.

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Sat, 2014-09-27 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Tewkesbury Abbey Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Mon, 2014-09-29 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Eamonn Dougan, The Sixteen
    The Church of Christ the Cornerstone Milton Keynes MK9 2ES
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    There will be a free pre-concert talk from Harry Christophers and a member of The Sixteen before this concert, exploring the context and performance practice of the repetoire.

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Wed, 2014-10-01 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Carlisle Cathedral Carlisle CA3 8TZ
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    There will be a free pre-concert talk from Harry Christophers and a member of The Sixteen before this concert, exploring the context and performance practice of the repetoire.

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Fri, 2014-10-03 19:30
    From the New World - Czech Orchestral Works
    Jonathan Willcocks, Pavlos Carvalho, Southern Pro Musica
    Petersfield Festival Hall Petersfield GU31 4EA
    United Kingdom

    Southern Pro Musica with their Principal Conductor, Jonathan Willcocks, return to Petersfield to perform three Czech Romantic favourites, the lively overture to Smetana's opera The Bartered Bride, Dvorák's B minor Cello Concerto, featuring the brilliant and versatile young cellist Pavlos Carvalho, and finally Dvorák's most popular symphony, No 9 in E minor 'From the New World'.

    Overture from The Bartered Bride
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    Sat, 2014-09-27 19:30
    Amadeus Chamber Orchestra
    Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Jennifer Wigram, Maksim Stsura, Simon Thompson
    St Saviour's Church St Albans AL1 4DF
    United Kingdom
    Overture from Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 3 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 9 in C, 'Great'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Wed, 2014-09-24 19:30
    Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Lindberg | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    In 1943, at the height of the war, Dmitri Shostakovich began work on his 8th Symphony, a musical canvas in which he attempted to confront and understand the catastrophic violence and suffering Russians were being forced to witness daily. In the Symphony’s chilling Allegro is Shostakovich’s vision of the machine of war; the music driven forward by tension, not through tunes but through mechanical and demonic rhythms.

    To open the season, Vladimir Jurowski also conducts Prokofiev’s scurrying 3rd Piano Concerto and Chorale – a luminous masterpiece after Bach by new Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg, one of the greatest orchestral craftsmen alive.

    Free pre-concert event | Royal Festival Hall, London | 6:00pm

    Magnus Lindberg conducts the LPO's Foyle Future Firsts in the London premiere of his stunning piece Souvenir, described in the New York Times as 'shivering, diaphanous and pungent.'

    Chorale
    Magnus Lindberg (1958-)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 3 in C
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Symphony No 8 in C minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
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    Sat, 2014-09-27 19:30
    Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Elena Tanski, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    Brighton Dome Brighton BN1 1UG
    United Kingdom

    As Sergei Prokofiev's first violin concerto began to take shape in the summer of 1915, the composer wrote of 'a beautiful, tender theme that gives me much pleasure'. When the piece was eventually finished over four years later it was precisely those themes - the Concerto's tender, dreamy nonchalance - that surprised those who thought its creator a noisy enfant terrible.

    Forced out of Russia into exile in the USA, Serge Rachmaninoff wrote his last orchestral work in 1940, the Symphonic Dances. A strange sense of foreboding pervades these compelling orchestral choreographies, but there's optimism in the piece, too, as the composer moves from the dark world of his own The Isle of the Dead to quote the striving 'Alleluia' from his All-Night Vigil.

    The Isle of the dead
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in D
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Symphonic Dances
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)