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Format: 2014-10-01
Format: 2014-10-01
  • 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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    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 | Southern Pro Musica
    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, 2014-10-04 19:45
    Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
    Alexandra Dariescu, Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra, Jamie Phillips
    St George's Bristol Bristol BS1 5RR
    United Kingdom

    The orchestra is privileged to welcome back the Assistant conductor of the Hallé Orchestra Jamie Phillips. Since he made his last appearance with the Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra, he has made his debut at the Salzburg Festival and conducted a number of orchestras in Europe including the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the Hamburger Symphoniker. He is joined by his friend, the up-and-coming Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu, to play perhaps one of the most popular of all piano concertos, the Grieg. We will also get a rare opportunity to hear the first movement of Beethoven’s 10th Symphony which has been reconstructed by Professor Barry Cooper. The programme also includes The Noonday Witch. This is one of the beautiful tone poems which Dvorák wrote late in life inspired by Czech Folk Ballads. The concert finishes with the vibrant and colourful Dance Rhapsody, which the English composer Frank Bridge wrote in 1908.

    Pre-concert talk with Professor Barry Cooper at 19.00

    See the website for Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra for quotations from previous conductors

    The Noonday Witch
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Symphony No 10, reconstructed by Dr Barry Cooper
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Dance Rhapsody
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
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    Fri, 2014-10-10 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Opening Concert with Sarah Connolly CBE (mezzo-soprano)
    Christopher Maltman, Daniel Norman, James Gilchrist, John Mark Ainsley, Joshua Ellicott, Neal Davies, Sarah Connolly CBE, Sholto Kynoch, Stephan Loges, William Dazeley
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    An all-star cast of singers come together for a celebratory start to The Schubert Project. Four tenors and four baritones sing well-known Schubert songs, as well as introducing some less familiar masterpieces. For the finale of the concert, they come together as a chorus, joined by inimitable mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly for a performance of the glorious serenade ‘Zögernd leise’.

    A co-promotion with Music at Oxford.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Ständchen (Zögernd leise)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-10-11 19:30
    Howard Goodall's Eternal Light | Chandos Choir
    Chandos Choir, Holly Lowe, Nicholas O'Neill, Robert Randall
    St Andrew's Church Coulsdon CR5 2DN
    United Kingdom

    Chandos Choir's Autumn concert at St Andrews Coulsdon recognises the centenary of the start of the First World War (for most countries).

    Howard Goodall has composed works across many idioms. He is perhaps best known for his TV and film repertoire which includes theme tunes for Black Adder, The Vicar of Dibley, QI and the Mr Bean Movies. However, he has also composed many musicals which have been performed across the world and there is also a broad repertoire of choral music of which this Requiem, Eternal Light which premiered in 2008, is attracting more and more attention.

    Eternal Light : A Requiem
    Howard Goodall (1958-)
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    Sat, 2014-10-11 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Sophie Karthäuser, Stephan Loges and Eugene Asti
    Eugene Asti, Sophie Karthäuser, Stephan Loges
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    The poems from Goethe’s great novel Wilhelm Meister have been an inspiration for many composers, and Schubert’s settings of these texts are many, varied and extraordinary. Other Goethe settings, including ‘Ganymed’ and ‘Gretchen am Spinnrade’ are also included.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Ganymed
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Gretchen am Spinnrade
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-10-11 11:00
    The Schubert Project: Schubert's Life and Times with Graham Johnson
    Alessandro Fisher, Birgid Steinberger, Graham Johnson OBE, Marcus Farnsworth
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Graham Johnson, a world-renowned pianist and Schubert expert, gives the first of five lecture recitals surveying Schubert’s world, his life and achievements. The first of these looks at the early years 1811-1815, with singers including renowned soprano Birgid Steinberger, Marcus Farnsworth and Young Artist Platform winning tenor Alessandro Fisher.

    Schubert's Life and Times Series:

    Part I: Saturday 11 October, 11am
    Part II: Saturday 18 October, 11am
    Part III: Wednesday 22 October, 11am
    Part IV: Saturday 25 October, 11am
    Part V: Saturday 1 November, 11am

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-10-04 09:30
    Congleton Choral Society presents a Mozart Singing Day with Christopher Cromar
    Christopher Cromar
    St Michael and All Angels Church Macclesfield SK10 1HW
    United Kingdom

    Congleton Choral Society's Singing Day featuring Mozart's Coronation Mass will be led by Christopher Cromar, a highly respected chorus master and sought-after vocal coach. Under his dynamic leadership we can expect a musically uplifting and educational day, with some fun thrown in. We do hope you will join us

    Mass in C, 'Coronation'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Fri, 2014-10-03 19:30
    Rachmaninoff: Inside Out | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alexander Ghindin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    The spirit of Russia permeated everything Rachmaninoff wrote, even after his final exile to America. There, in 1940, the composer composed his last orchestral score, the Symphonic Dances. A strange sense of foreboding pervades these compelling orchestral choreographies, but there’s optimism, too: in the last dance, against a baleful quotation from the death-themed plainchant Dies Irae, Rachmaninoff quotes the striving ‘Alleluia’ from his own All-Night Vigil. Rachmaninoff wasn’t about to let the forces of death win through, but he appears a long way here from the 17-year-old student who, in a period of total inspiration one summer, wrote a dashing, impassioned First Piano Concerto full of the joys of youth.

    The Isle of the dead
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in F sharp minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Symphonic Dances
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)