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Format: 2014-09-02
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    Fri, 2014-09-12 19:30
    Paul Provost - organ recital
    Paul Provost
    Guildford United Reformed Church Guildford GU2 4BS
    United Kingdom

    Paul Provost's recital will include music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Percy Whitlock, Joseph Jongen and J Healey Willan. As Sub-Organist of Guildford Cathedral, Paul's work includes assisting the Organist, Katherine Dienes-Williams, in all aspects of running the Cathedral Choirs, as well as being the main organist for Cathedral services. In addition to this he is in demand as a freelance recitalist, accompanist, and choral director, and is the Musical Director of the North Downs Consort. He also deputises regularly directing and accompanying various choral groups, and has worked with orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and Southern Sinfonia.

    He began studies on the piano and cello at the ages of four and six – his early musical inspiration coming from attending choir rehearsals at the local church. Since then church music has played a large part in his life. He was educated at Chetham’s School of Music, where alongside the cello, organ became increasingly his principal study. Paul was Organ Scholar at Manchester Cathedral from 1999 to 2004.

    From 2004 to 2007, Paul was Organ Student at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was responsible for accompanying the daily round of services, and assisting the then Director of Music, David Hill, in training the famous chapel choir. With St John’s, he toured to Paris, Austria, Estonia, the USA, The Netherlands and Venice, in addition to numerous concerts, recordings, and broadcasts. During this time, he was widely active as an accompanist, recitalist and conductor.

    Paul has given organ recitals in such venues as Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Kings College, Cambridge, and in the Buxton Festival. Previously to his post at Guildford, Paul was Assistant Director of Chapel Music and Assistant Organist at Winchester College. He is married to Ruth, a freelance singer working across the country, and when not immersed in the complicated life of Cathedral Music can usually be found somewhere in the Cumbrian Fells.

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    Fri, 2014-09-12 19:30
    Ravish'd with Sacred Extasies - Elin Manahan Thomas and David Miller
    David Miller, Elin Manahan Thomas
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    Devotional songs by Dowland, Campion, Humfrey and Purcell. Blessed with a voice of crystalline purity and resonance, Elin Manahan Thomas – heard by millions at the opening of the Paralympic Games – is perfectly matched by the exquisite lute playing of David Miller. Two artists at the top of their profession.

    A Morning Hymn, 'Thou wakeful shepherd'
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    How long, great God
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore from First Booke of Ayres
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    Author of light, revive my dying spright from First Booke of Ayres
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    The Frog Galliard
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Sleep, downy sleep
    Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
    Lord, what is man?
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    A fancy
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Miserere, my maker
    Anonymous ()
    A Hymne to God the Father, 'Will thou forgive that sin'
    Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
    The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Lute Suite
    René Mesangeau (fl.1567–1638)
    In this trembling shadow
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    If that a sinner's sighs
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    An Evening Hymn on a Ground, 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light'
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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    Tue, 2014-09-09 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury CT1 2EE
    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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    Thu, 2014-09-04 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Wells Cathedral Wells BA5 2PA
    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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    Fri, 2014-09-05 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Winchester Cathedral Winchester SO23 9LS
    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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    Sat, 2014-09-06 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban St Albans AL1 1BY
    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, 2014-09-05 19:30
    Mozart Concert Weekend - Concerto Concert 1
    Cherubim Chamber Soloists, George Ross, Joseph Shiner, Michael Maxwell Steer, Octavia Lamb
    Wardour Chapel, New Wardour Castle Tisbury SP3 6RH
    United Kingdom

    The first concert of a weekend of events in the splendour of Wardour Chapel celebrating the young musical talent supported by The Cherubim Music Trust. Selected soloists will play concerti by Mozart and Haydn, using the professional level instruments loaned to them by the Trust to forward their careers.

    In this concert, there will be an opportunity to hear the 1828 Corby cello, presently on loan to George Ross, playing Haydn's Cello Concerto No 1 in C.

    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No 2 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No 1 in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    Sun, 2014-09-07 19:30
    Mozart Concert Weekend - Concerto Concert 2
    Cherubim Chamber Soloists, Gareth Humphreys, Michael Maxwell Steer, Molly Cokburn, Niina Chamberlain, Octavia Lamb, Rebekah Reid
    Wardour Chapel, New Wardour Castle Tisbury SP3 6RH
    United Kingdom

    The final concert in the Cherubim Music Trust's Mozart Concerto Weekend, showcasing young talent. This concert will feature old favourites and some works heard not as often as they should be, such as Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.

    Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Church Sonata No 15 in C major for Organ and Strings
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Harp and Strings in B flat
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    Sat, 2014-09-06 19:30
    Mozart in love - Favourite arias and duets
    Elena Xanthoudakis, Francis Church, Jeremy Silver
    Wardour Chapel, New Wardour Castle Tisbury SP3 6RH
    United Kingdom

    Elena Xanthoudakis recently sang Pamina at ENO and is a rising star of the bel canto repertoire. Francis Church is an established feature of the British and international opera scenes. Jeremy Silver has conducted English Touring Opera, Opera Brava, and Cape Town Opera amongst many others.

    Tonight's concert, in the Rococo splendour of Wardour Chapel, will have an additional delight for top-price ticket holders: a champagne reception at Wardour Castle itself.

    Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Queen of the Night's aria) from Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Là ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Exsultate, jubilate
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Excerpts from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Fri, 2014-09-05 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Austen Piano Trio
    Austen Piano Trio, Daniel Edwards, Giulio Potenza, Mª Victoria Jericó
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by Trinity Laban Conservatoire

    Winners of the Stratford Music Festival Chamber Music Competition, the Austen Piano Trio was formed in June 2013 and has achieved remarkable success in this short time. Their performances stand out for their vitality and musicality.

    Since their beginning they have received masterclasses with the Carducci Quartet and the Wihan Quartet. They also receive regular coaching with David Kenedy and Richard Markson. Trinity College of Music selected them for the prestigious Chamber Studio course, where they received coaching with Richard Ireland, Christopher Richter and Michael Bochmann. They have played in places such as the National Maritime Museum, Waltham Abbey, as well as in private venues. This summer they will be giving concerts around the UK and the Czech Republic.

    Mª Victoria Jericó (violin) was born in Pamplona, Spain. She is currently studying for a violin MMus degree with Andrew Sherwood with a TLC Scholarship.

    Daniel Edwards (cello) began his musical education began at the age of fifteen and has since performed at the Royal Festival Hall; St John’s, Smith Square; Cadogan Hall; the Purcell Room and has played for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Giulio Potenza (piano), was born in Palermo in 1990 (Italy). He started his piano lessons at the age of six with Roberto Giordano and in 2000 he entered the Conservatory of Trapani, where he received his piano Diploma with the high distinction under the tutelage of Walter Roccaro.

    Piano Trio No 1 in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano Trio No 1 in B flat
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)