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Format: 2014-12-22
Format: 2014-12-22
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    22 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by candlelight
    Alexander Mason, Ex Cathedra Choir, Jeffrey Skidmore, Lynda Sayce
    St Paul's Church Birmingham B3 1QZ
    United Kingdom

    In the deep, still darkness of St Paul’s Church, only candles pierce the night. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in quiet harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music both old and new, and readings to make you smile – and reflect – Ex Cathedra's popular Christmas concerts are a Birmingham tradition, and a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

    Early booking is recommended. This concert will end at approximately 10pm.

    * A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except purchases made in person at the Town Hall or Symphony Hall Box office.

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    23 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by candlelight
    Alexander Mason, Ex Cathedra Choir, Jeffrey Skidmore, Lynda Sayce
    St Paul's Church Birmingham B3 1QZ
    United Kingdom

    In the deep, still darkness of St Paul’s Church, only candles pierce the night. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in quiet harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music both old and new, and readings to make you smile – and reflect – Ex Cathedra's popular Christmas concerts are a Birmingham tradition, and a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

    Early booking is recommended. This concert will end at approximately 10pm.

    * A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except purchases made in person at the Town Hall or Symphony Hall Box office.

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    22 December 2014 - 6:30pm
    Family Christmas Concert | Sussex Chorus
    Alan Vincent, John Walker, Sussex Chorus
    The King's Church Burgess Hill RH15 9LR
    United Kingdom

    Carol concert with many carols including audience participation, including those suitable for children

    Christmas Selection
    Various ()
  • 26 December 2014 - 7:00pm
    Boxing Day Baroque by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Helen Davies, Peter G Dyson, Pippa Harris
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, 'Il riposo, per il Santissimo Natale' (For the Holy Birth)
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Concerto Grosso No 6 in G minor, 'Christmas'
    Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709)
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon from Canon, from the Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Air on the G String from Air on a G String, from 'Orchestral Suite No 3'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Overture from Overture to 'Messiah'
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from 'Solomon'
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    22 December 2014 - 2:00pm
    The Snowman and Peter and the Wolf | Mozart Symphony Orchestra
    Jack Dee, Jack Topping, Mozart Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mackenzie
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Legendary comedian Jack Dee narrates Peter and the Wolf. The Mozart Symphony Orchestra under conductor Philip Mackenzie provides a live accompaniment to the film of the Snowman and Jack Topping sings the aria 'Walking in the air'. A classic Christmas treat for all the family.

    The Snowman (film screening with live orchestral accompaniment)
    Howard Blake (1938-)
    Peter and the Wolf
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
  • 31 December 2014 - 3:30pm
    New Year's Eve Operetta Matinée by candlelight
    Angela Simkin, Natasha Day, Nicky Spence, Peter Foggitt, Timothy Connor
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Start your New Year’s Eve celebrations with a glittering array of favourite opera and operetta scenes and arias, with international artists from the Concordia Foundation presented by Musical Director Peter Foggitt. It's a lovely opportunity to get in the mood to celebrate New Year's Eve, with rousing arias sung with panache by these wonderful young artists. And you can join in yourself with Auld Lang Syne at the end!

    Programme correct at time of posting, certain items may be substituted nearer to the time.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Auld Lang Syne
    Traditional ()
    Brindisi from 6 Romanze
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Si, mi chiamano Mimi from La Bohème, 'Bohemian Life'
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Largo al factotum from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, 'The Barber of Seville'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Sous le dôme épais (The Flower Duet) from Lakmé
    Léo Délibes (1836-1891)
    O soave fanciulla from La Bohème, 'Bohemian Life'
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, 'The Barber of Seville'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Ah, Mimi from La Bohème, 'Bohemian Life'
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Soave sia il vento from Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Regular Royal Queen from The Gondoliers, 'The King of Barataria'
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    Champagne Finale from Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Czardas from Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    You Are My Heart’s Delight from The Land of Smiles (Das Land des Lächelns)
    Franz Lehár (1870-1948)
    Love Unspoken from The Merry Widow
    Franz Lehár (1870-1948)
    I've got Rhythm
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Bess, you is my woman now from 'Porgy and Bess'
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Tonight quintet from West Side Story
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    You'll never walk alone from Carousel
    Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960)
  • 27 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    Bach: The Complete Brandenburgs at Christmas
    Anthony Halstead, Dietrich Bethge, London Octave, Lorraine McAslan, Neil Brough, Norbert Blume, Philip Harmer, William Bennett
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos are among his most popular compositions. London Octave's performance at Christmas each year attracts a sell-out audience at St Martin's. Each concerto is unique and played by different solo instruments. Marvellously varied and lively musicmaking by some of Britains finerst instrumentalists.

    Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    26 December 2014 - 3:00pm
    Carols for All | Gloucester Choral Society
    Adrian Partington, Gloucester Choral Society, Jonathan Hope
    Gloucester Cathedral Gloucester GL1 2LR
    United Kingdom

    We all look forward to this final concert of the year. Please join us for our traditional celebration in this most beautiful of settings; we’ll be singing a mix of traditional carols and seasonal choral pieces. As always, you’re encouraged to join in and raise the rafters.

    Admission is free but each year we support a local charity – there will be collection at the end.

    Carols for choir and audience
    Various ()
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    22 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge - Bach's B minor Mass
    Gwilym Bowen, Iestyn Davies, Katherine Watson, Neal Davies, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton, The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge has established itself as one of the leading mixed-voice choirs in the world. In addition to singing the liturgy in the College Chapel, the Choir enjoys a programme of high-profile performances and recordings, international tours and regular broadcasts.

    After the sell-out success of its recent Festival performances, the Choir again joins forces with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, this time for the B minor Mass, one of Bach’s greatest choral works. Stephen Layton conducts and they are joined by four outstanding soloists.

    “Virtuoso is the right word. I for one can’t immediately think of any more appropriate way of describing singing of such staggering accomplishment.” BBC Music Magazine

    “Spectacular … Stephen Layton has inspired his singers to heights of magnificence.” International Record Review

    Part of the 29th Annual Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square

    Mass in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    23 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    Polyphony - Messiah
    Gwilym Bowen, Iestyn Davies, Katherine Watson, Neal Davies, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Polyphony, Stephen Layton
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    This year sees the 20th anniversary of the first performance of Messiah at St John’s Smith Square by Stephen Layton and Polyphony. We are immensely proud that this annual performance is considered to be one of the superlative interpretations. A formidable line-up of soloists join Stephen Layton and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for what promises to be an exhilarating performance.

    “No-one, but no-one performs Messiah better every year than the choir Polyphony under the conductor Stephen Layton.” Evening Standard

    “Wow! Words are inadequate to convey the sheer brilliance of Polyphony and of Layton’s conducting.” Early Music Today

    “There are few finer exponents of this great oratorio than Polyphony and Stephen Layton whose annual St John’s Smith Square performances are a highlight of the season.” Classic FM Magazine

    Part of the 29th Annual Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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