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Format: 2019-03-26
Format: 2019-03-26
  • 30 March 2019 - 11:30pm
    Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and Boyce - Royal Free Music Society Choir
    Andrew Rochford, Benjamin Seifert, Benjamin Wolf, Hampstead Sinfonietta, Matthew Pochin, Rose Martin, Royal Free Music Society Choir, Susanna Hurrell
    St Mark's Church, Regents Park London NW1 7TN
    United Kingdom

    The Royal Free Music Society and the Hampstead Sinfonietta present an evening of music by Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach and William Boyce. The choir will open the evening with a work of a single movement. Lobet den Herrn is a short but pacey motet for four parts by the German Baroque composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. The joyful hymn of praise is a setting of Psalm 117 - O praise the Lord, all ye nations (Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden).

    The bright mood continues with Mozart’s 29th Symphony in A major, performed by the Hampstead Sinfonietta. Composed in 1774 in Salzburg where he worked as a court musician, the graceful and energetic symphony reflects the self-confidence of the prodigious Wolfgang Amadeus, only eighteen years old at the time.

    The orchestra will also perform William Boyce’s Symphony No 4 in F major. Like the rest of London-born Boyce’s eight ‘Symphonys’ written for the theatre and the court, this delightful piece was originally composed as an overture for an opera. By the time he wrote it, the 18th century composer had already lost his hearing.

    Many will be familiar with the next piece of music as a beautiful instrumental melody played at weddings. But in this concert, the choral interlude, ‘Jesu, joy of man’s desiring will be sung by the Royal Free Music Society. JS Bach wrote it as part of a longer cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Heart and mouth and deed and life) – based on an earlier melody by Johann Schop. The words in English are by the poet Robert S Bridges.

    Joined by four wonderful soloists and accompanied by the Hampstead Sinfonietta, the Royal Free singers will split into two choirs to perform Antonio Vivaldi’s exquisite setting of Beatus Vir. This beautiful motet is the best known of several versions of Psalm 111 (Blessed is the man) that the prolific Italian Baroque musician and priest composed to be sung in church at Vespers. With intense rhythms and rousing melodies, the two vocal parts intertwine and echo each other - reflecting the polychoral music traditions of Vivaldi’s native Venice.

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    Beatus Vir
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Symphony No 29 in A major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 4 in F
    William Boyce (1711-1779)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring) from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 27 March 2019 - 7:15pm
    Reflections 2 - Lamento | Nos Miseri Homines
    three parts vied
    The Guildhall Chichester PO19 1NS
    United Kingdom

    Following an inspiring performance of Bach Magnificat in Chichester Cathedral, the singers of Nos Miseri Homines are once again joining instrumental ensemble three parts vied for Reflections - a series of concerts for Lent. Featuring outstanding instrumentalists and singers performing powerful and evocative music in beautiful surroundings.

    For our second concert, three parts vied weave trio sonatas by Buxtehude with impassioned meditations by Rosenmüller and Biber for countertenor, culminating in Schmelzer’s astonishing celebration of the life of Ferdinand III. The viola da gamba provides a central thread, partnering with voice, violin, and viola in turn.

    Trio Sonata in A minor
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
    Salve Regina
    Anonymous ()
    Trio Sonata in D major
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
    O dives omnium
    Johann Rosenmüller (c1619-1684)
    Passacaglia for solo violin in G minor from Mystery Sonatas and Passacaglia
    Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704)
    Sonata (Canon) for 2 viols da gambe and basso continuo
    Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
    Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III
    Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c 1623-1680)
  • 3 April 2019 - 7:15pm
    Reflections 3 - Britten and Purcell
    Andrew Hayman, Frances Gregory, Paul Grant
    The Millenium Hall, Westbourne House School Chichester PO20 2BH
    United Kingdom

    Following an inspiring performance of Bach Magnificat in Chichester Cathedral, the singers of Nos Miseri Homines are once again joining instrumental ensemble three parts vied for Reflections - a series of concerts for Lent. Featuring outstanding instrumentalists and singers performing powerful and evocative music in beautiful surroundings, we hope you will join us for a meditative and restorative series of concerts.

    Our third concert brings together outstanding young opera singers Paul Grant (baritone: Royal Academy of Music, Garsington Opera) and Frances Gregory (mezzo-soprano: Royal Academy of Music, Glyndebourme Opera) for an evening of songs by Britain’s most evocative composers - Henry Purcell and Benjamin Britten.

    Let the dreadful engines of eternal will
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    The bonny Earl o' Moray from Folksong arrangements
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    O Can Ye sew cushions?
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Ca' the yowes from Folksong arrangements
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Tom Bowling from Folksong arrangements
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Oliver Cromwell
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    The Salley Gardens
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    The Foggy Dew
    Traditional English ()
    Music for a while
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Sweeter than Roses, from 'Pausanias'
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    A Charm of Lullabies
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    The trees they grow so high from Folksong arrangements
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    O waly, waly from Folksong arrangements
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem | Tonbridge Philharmonic Society
    Jonathan McGovern, Michael Waldron, Orchestra of Tonbridge Philharmonic Society, Rhian Lois, Tonbridge Philharmonic Society
    Chapel of St Augustine, Tonbridge School Tonbridge TN9 1JP
    United Kingdom

    Ein deutsches Requiem was written in 1865 after the death of the composer’s mother. It is an intensely personal work full of moments of tenderness and sorrow. It was later described by Brahms as a ‘human requiem’ with its emphasis on consoling the living rather than mourning the dead. This concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of the collaboration between Tonbridge Philharmonic Society and Evangelisches Kantorei Heusenstamm. We will be welcoming 30 members of the Kantorei to perform for this concert of friendship. The soloists for the evening will be Rhian Lois (soprano) and Jonathan McGovern (baritone). Conducting the combined forces will be Michael Waldron, in his second appearance with Tonbridge Philharmonic Society this season. The concert will take place in the magnificent Chapel of St Augustine, Tonbridge School.

    Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Dorchester Choral Society perform a concert of dramatic music
    Colin Howard, Dorchester Choral Society, Samuel West
    St Mary's Church Dorchester DT1 2LZ
    United Kingdom

    Samuel West, the film and TV actor/director son of Timothy West and Prunella Scales, will be joining Dorchester Choral Society to perform a programme that features two works that need a narrator: William Walton’s Façade and Arthur Honegger’s King David. Sam has made quite a speciality of working with musicians – he has appeared in the Proms six times and has frequently performed Façade which is well known to British audiences. But he has never performed the Swiss composer’s less well known 'dramatic psalm' before.

    Dorchester Choral Society’s Musical Director Colin Howard explains “The two pieces were ground breaking in their time and are very dramatic. Façade features nonsense poems by Edith Sitwell spoken over the music. In King David the narration punctuates the singing. Both require the narrator to time the spoken word very precisely with the music – no mean feat. We are incredibly fortunate to have secured an actor of Sam’s quality to work with us in what promises to be a really memorable performance.”

    The programme is being rounded off by two short popular pieces of choral music: Gabriel Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Morten Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium (both in Classic FM’s 2018 Hall of Fame).

    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Le Roi David, 'King David'
    Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
    Cantique de Jean Racine
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    O magnum mysterium
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
  • 3 April 2019 - 7:30pm
    International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove Spring Concert 2019
    András Keller, Ferenc Rados, Lars Anders Tomter, Steven Isserlis
    Church of King Charles the Martyr Falmouth TR11 3DX
    United Kingdom
    Sonata for viola and piano in E flat
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
    Sonata for cello and piano No 1 in D minor
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Preludes and Etudes for piano
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Adagio for viola and piano
    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
    Piano Trio No 2 in E minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
  • 2 April 2019 - 6:00pm
    NYOS Junior Orchestra
    Jonathan Hargreaves, NYOS Junior Orchestra
    New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow G2 3NY
    United Kingdom

    We are thrilled to welcome conductor Jon Hargreaves to the podium this spring to lead our youngest members through an array of pieces chosen to introduce our players to some of the very best of the orchestral repertoire at this early stage in their musical lives as they perform as part of NYOS Junior Orchestra.

    Anniversary Overture
    Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
    Marche écossaise sur un thème populaire
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    The Land - a suite for orchestra
    Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994)
    La Calinda from Koanga
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    Selected movements from Symphony No 8 in G
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Wessex Concert Orchestra - Romantic Favourites - Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky
    Eloisa-Fleur Thom, Nicola Ashton, Tim Harrison, Wessex Concert Orchestra
    Malmesbury Abbey Malmesbury SN16 0AA
    United Kingdom

    Wessex Concert Orchestra perform in the glorious setting of Malmesbury Abbey.

    Conductor Tim Harrison says ‘There is not a more popular concerto than the fun, energetic and melodious Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and we welcome Eloisa-Fleur Thom as our soloist. Tchaikovsky’s 5th symphony is a gem of the Romantic era. This symphony, is amongst the finest in the repertoire, and will leave you with a smile on your face. We hope you can join us’

    Overture from Peter Schmoll
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 5 in E minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Brahms: A German Requiem | Voxcetera
    Ellie Sperling, Guest Chamber Orchestra, Jamie Sperling, Jane Hopkins, Voxcetera
    St Michael's Church, Highgate London N6 6BJ
    United Kingdom

    Full of rich, warm harmonies, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem stands out among the great, popular requiems as being less a mass for the dead and more an offering of solace for those who mourn. Inspired perhaps by the deaths of his mother and his friend and fellow composer Robert Schumann, its music evokes comfort, loss, fear, peace and even joy.

    This performance uses Iain Farrington's acclaimed, sensitive arrangement of the orchestral score for eight players, promising an experience that's both grand and intimate. A bar will be open before and after the concert.

    Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, Voxcetera is a North London-based chamber choir, performing an impressive variety of sacred and secular music spanning the 13th century to the present day. Recent activity includes concerts at St Martin-in-the-fields, East Finchley Arts Festival, a tour to southern Germany and recording work for Unicef's Generations campaign.

    Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Questors Choir - Mozart vs Salieri
    Anastasiia Golovina, Philip Norman, Questors Choir, Richard Wilkins
    St Martin's Church West Acton, London W3 9SQ
    United Kingdom

    Questors Choir Spring Concert – Mozart v Salieri

    Come and enjoy classical choral music with guest solorist Anastasiia Golovina.

    We will be following Questors Choir’s Spring Concert tradition and singing a selection of sacred pieces. This year they will be by 18th century composers Mozart and his rival, Salieri.

    Dies irae from Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Kyrie from Requiem in C minor
    Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)
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