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Format: 2018-11-15
Format: 2018-11-15
  • 17 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Britten's War Requiem | Leeds Festival Chorus
    Andrew Staples, BBC Philharmonic, Benjamin Appl, Cantabile Choir, City of Glasgow Chorus, Evelina Dobracheva, Leeds Festival Chorus, Simon Wright
    Leeds Town Hall Leeds LS1 3AD
    United Kingdom

    Combining works from poet Wilfred Owen, who lost his life in the ‘war to end all wars’, with the ritual of the Latin Requiem Mass, the result is timeless and profoundly moving. Heart-wrenching harmonies, melody and orchestration brutally lay bare the reality of one human obeying an order to kill another: a passionate outcry against man’s inhumanity to man.

    The BBC Philharmonic, together with Leeds Festival Chorus, City of Glasgow Chorus, Cantabile Choir and world-class soloists from both Germany and the UK, perform in the awe-inspiring space of Leeds Town Hall to commemorate the moment, 100 years ago, when the guns fell silent.

    Unusually, an exhibition of photographs accompanies this performance, in Leeds Town Hall’s Brodrick Exhibition Space. Leeds Festival Chorus, with City of Glasgow Chorus and Cantabile Choir, present a touching and personal tribute to their ancestors, men and women, who served during the First World War, and to the staff and patients at Leeds’ main war hospital at Beckett Park. This has free entry.

    ‘My subject is War, and the Pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity... all a poet can do today is warn’ – Wilfred Owen

    War Requiem
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 24 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Chester Music Society Choir: The Dream of Gerontius
    Chester Cathedral Choir, Chester Music Society Choir, David Ellis, Graham Jordan Ellis, Kathryn Rudge, Liverpool Sinfonia, Nicholas Hardy
    Chester Cathedral Chester CH1 2HU
    United Kingdom

    The Dream of Gerontius is a work for voices and orchestra in two parts composed by Sir Edward Elgar in 1900, to text from the poem by John Henry Newman. It relates the journey of a pious man's soul from his deathbed to his judgement before God.

    Gerontius (a name derived from the Greek word geron, "old man") is a devout Everyman. Elgar's setting uses most of the text of the first part of the poem, which takes place on Earth. This music is now cherished by believers of many denominations, as well as by countless agnostic music-lovers. It is no longer the doctrine that matters, but the heartfelt expression of loss and hope in the face of death: ‘Farewell, but not for ever!’

    The Dream of Gerontius
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 21 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival - Wolf, Schubert, Schoenberg, Suk
    Alicja Smietana, Bartholomew LaFollette, Dimitri Murrath, Giulio Plotino, Irina Botan, Natalie Klouda, Simon Callaghan
    St Anne's Church London N6 6AP
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. In the intimate setting of Highgate's beautiful churches, a stone's throw from Hampstead Heath, Highgate International Chamber Music Festival presents varied programmes with masterworks of the repertoire set alongside lesser-known gems, delivered with fresh, energised performances by world-class musicians performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else.

    Italian Serenade
    Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
    Verklärte Nacht
    Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
    Piano Trio in B flat 'Sonatensatz'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Andante festivo, for string quartet
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Piano Quartet in A minor
    Josef Suk (1874-1935)
  • 24 November 2018 - 7:15pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival - Boccherini, Zemlinsky, Schubert
    Alec Frank-Gemmill, Alina Ibragimova, Ashok Klouda, Chi-chi Nwanoku, Dimitri Murrath, Julian Bliss, Natalie Klouda, Simon Callaghan, Tom Service
    St Michael's Church, Highgate London N6 6BJ
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. In the intimate setting of Highgate's beautiful churches, a stone's throw from Hampstead Heath, Highgate International Chamber Music Festival presents varied programmes with masterworks of the repertoire set alongside lesser-known gems, delivered with fresh, energised performances by world-class musicians performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else.

    This evening's concert is introduced by BBC presenter Tom Service.

    Sonata for cello and basso continuo in G
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
    Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in D minor
    Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
    Octet in F
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 25 November 2018 - 6:30pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival - Haydn, Brahms, Ludwig, Schumann
    Alina Ibragimova, Ashok Klouda, Dimitri Murrath, Irina Botan, Julian Bliss, Natalie Klouda, Wu Qian
    St Anne's Church London N6 6AP
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. In the intimate setting of Highgate's beautiful churches, a stone's throw from Hampstead Heath, Highgate International Chamber Music Festival presents varied programmes with masterworks of the repertoire set alongside lesser-known gems, delivered with fresh, energised performances by world-class musicians performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else.

    This Gala concert brings to an end the festival's week of music-making.

    Keyboard trio in E flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Three Yiddish Dances, for piano trio
    David Ludwig ()
    Quintet for piano and strings in E Flat
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 20 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival - Beethoven, Mahler, Schubert
    Alexander Sitkovetsky, Ashok Klouda, Chi-chi Nwanoku, Dimitri Murrath, Irina Botan, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Simon Callaghan
    St Michael's Church, Highgate London N6 6BJ
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. In the intimate setting of Highgate's beautiful churches, a stone's throw from Hampstead Heath, Highgate International Chamber Music Festival presents varied programmes with masterworks of the repertoire set alongside lesser-known gems, delivered with fresh, energised performances by world-class musicians performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else.

    String Trio No 1 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Prayer
    Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
    Piano Quartet (in one movement) in A minor
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Autumn in Buenos Aires
    Jose Elizondo ()
    Quintet for piano and strings in A, 'Die Forelle' (Trout)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 17 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Music for all - Destiny | Orchestra of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
    Barbara Ruzsics, Stephen Pratt, The Orchestra of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
    The Crypt at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool L3 5TQ
    United Kingdom

    Destiny - from the conflicts of Roman society, to the deceptions of love; from the fears and sorrows of a mother to the fate of humanity: in this concert we take on all the big human emotions with hugely dramatic music old and new.

    Access - the only access for Crypt concerts is through the underground car park.
    Doors open at 7pm
    Access for the disabled - the Crypt is accessible using the lift situated in the Rotunda, via the underground car park

    Refreshments are available next to the Crypt Concert Room

    The Cathedral Car Park accessed from Mount Pleasant is under the cathedral with direct access to the concert venue by lift or stairs. Limited capacity on a first come first served basis. A charge of £3 is payable on arrival.

    Coriolan Overture
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Ah, perfido, scene and aria, for soprano and orchestra
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 49 in F minor, 'La passione'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Concertante, for soprano and orchestra
    John Moseley ()
    Symphony No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 20 November 2018 - 10:00pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival - César Franck's violin sonata
    Giulio Plotino, Irina Botan
    St Michael's Church, Highgate London N6 6BJ
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. In the intimate setting of Highgate's beautiful churches, a stone's throw from Hampstead Heath, Highgate International Chamber Music Festival presents varied programmes with masterworks of the repertoire set alongside lesser-known gems, delivered with fresh, energised performances by world-class musicians performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else.

    This concert, part of the new 'Sonatas by candlelight' series offers a short, intimate late-night concert performance to round off an evening of music-making.

    Sonata for violin and piano in A
    César Franck (1822-1890)
  • 22 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival - Purcell, Debussy, Elgar, poetry
    Ashok Klouda, Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield, Meghan Cassidy, Natalie Klouda, Simon Callaghan, Simon Callow
    St Anne's Church London N6 6AP
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. In the intimate setting of Highgate's beautiful churches, a stone's throw from Hampstead Heath, Highgate International Chamber Music Festival presents varied programmes with masterworks of the repertoire set alongside lesser-known gems, delivered with fresh, energised performances by world-class musicians performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else.

    This concert also celebrates Highgate poets, with poetry readings by Simon Callow.

    Chacony for strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    String Quartet in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Quintet for piano and strings in A minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 22 November 2018 - 10:00pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival - Bax's viola sonata
    Dmitri Murrath, Simon Callaghan
    St Anne's Church London N6 6AP
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. In the intimate setting of Highgate's beautiful churches, a stone's throw from Hampstead Heath, Highgate International Chamber Music Festival presents varied programmes with masterworks of the repertoire set alongside lesser-known gems, delivered with fresh, energised performances by world-class musicians performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else.

    This concert, part of the new 'Sonatas by candlelight' series offers a short, intimate late-night concert performance to round off an evening of music-making.

    Sonata for Viola and Piano
    Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
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