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Format: 2019-03-26
Format: 2019-03-26
  • 2 April 2019 - 6:30pm
    Blow with the Wind | Katie Cowling (recorders)
    Florence Petit, Katie Cowling, Thomas Allery
    Handel House London W1K 4HB
    United Kingdom

    Katie Cowling (recorders) presents the music written by and for the virtuosic wind players that Handel worked with during his lifetime. Accompanied by Florence Petit (Baroque cello) and Tom Allery (harpsichord), this programme will include pieces by Sammartini, Barsanti and Handel.

    Lord Aboyne’s welcome from A Collection of Scots Airs
    Francesco Barsanti (1690-1772)
    Sonata in G for flute and continuo
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sonata in G minor
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Sonata for flute and continuo in E minor
    Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700-1775)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    More than Gold | Cappella Caeciliana
    Cappella Caeciliana, Donal McCrisken
    St Malachy's Church Belfast BT2 8EN
    United Kingdom

    Cappella Caeciliana is delighted to return to the historic St Malachy's Church, Belfast. We will present a concert under the theme 'More than Gold', including the premiere of a work by that name composed by Anselm McDonnell.

    Lux Aurumque
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    More than gold
    Anselm McDonnell ()
    O vos omnes
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Crucifixus
    Antonio Lotti (c1667-1740)
    Improperium expectavit cor meum
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Ut omnes unum sint
    Sir James MacMillan (1959-)
    Cantique de Jean Racine
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Panis angelicus
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    Love Divine
    Howard Goodall (1958-)
    Oração do Amanhecer
    Niall Leonard ()
    Last words
    Tõnu Kõrvits (1969-)
    Sicut cervus
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Salve Regina
    Miklós Kocsár (1933-)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Elgar: The Music Makers/Muldowney: The Fall of Jerusalem |Salford Choral Society
    Emily Cobley, Joseph Buckmaster, Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, Rachel Abbott, Salford Choral Society, Thomas D Hopkinson, Tom Newall, Xaverian College Chamber Choir
    Royal Northern College of Music Manchester M13 9RD
    United Kingdom

    Elgar’s setting for The Music Makers shows unmistakeable passion, with writing for the chorus as fine as any he achieved while Muldowney’s intuitive sense of theatre creates a dramatic musical world for The Fall of Jerusalem with overwhelming lyricism.

    The Music Makers
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    The Fall of Jerusalem
    Dominic Muldowney (1952-)
  • 3 April 2019 - 1:10pm
    Jacobson-Brown Piano Duo and Eliza Safjan (soprano) perform Beethoven, Schubert
    Eliza Safjan, Julian Jacobson, Mariko Brown
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Since their formation in 2011, the piano duo of Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown has quickly established itself as an ensemble of rare distinction, vitality and originality. Following their critically acclaimed debut in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe’s Summer Festival in July 2011, they have given many concerts in venues including Southbank Purcell Room (2014 and 2015), St John’s Smith Square, Fairfield Halls, Blackheath Halls, Royal Academy of Music (‘Music Past and Present’ series), the Lower Machen Festival, Markson’s Bösendorfer series, Warwick University, Brighton Fringe Festival, and at venues in Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol. Abroad they have performed in Madeira at the Teatro Municipal, and they perform annually in France in the festival ‘Rencontres Musicales en Eygalières’.

    Their first CD, of music by Julian’s father Maurice Jacobson, was released in 2014 on the Naxos label by the British Music Society. Their CD for Somm Recordings, with works by Busoni, Debussy, Satie, Poulenc, Casella and Anthony Herschel Hill, will be released later in 2017.

    Their always expanding repertoire is firmly centred on the classics of the duo repertoire, and they have been particularly acclaimed for their performances of Schubert, Debussy, Ravel and Gershwin. However they also have a strong commitment to searching out neglected masterpieces, and – as composers as well as pianists – they maintain a strong and active involvement in contemporary music. Mariko’s piece, 'Travels through a mist of Chinese Mountains' has been performed to great acclaim in France and England, and Julian’s 'Palm Court Waltz' in memory of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett received its premiere in May 2013 in the Markson’s Bösendorfer series. They gave the world première of the revised version of 'After Braque' by Gary Carpenter in their Southbank debut in April. They have revived Debussy’s neglected ballet masterpiece 'Khamma', performing it as a collaboration with dance. 2014 also saw the première at St John’s Smith Square of Julian’s virtuoso transcription of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, which received excellent reviews and in 2016 they premiered Julian’s new transcription of Gershwin’s 'An American in Paris'. Also in 2016, in Manchester Art Gallery, they gave the premiere of Edward Lambert’s 'Aspects of Work', written for the duo and inspired by the painting 'Work' by Ford Madox Brown which is part of the gallery’s permanent collection.

    Eliza Safjan is a London-based Polish soprano. She was a winner of International Moniuszko Competition in Bialystok and
    Ludomir Rózycki Vocal Competition. She was also a 3rd prize winner at the Rudolf Petrák International Singing Competition in Žilina.

    Eliza had her debut with Glyndebourne Opera Festival 2015 as Une Pastourelle (cover) in Laurent Pelly's critically acclaimed production of Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges. In 2016 Eliza returned to Glyndebourne Opera in Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen.
    In 2017-2018 season Eliza performed the role of Annina in La Traviata also at Glyndebourne as well as covered the role of Servilia in the Claus Guth's new production of Mozart's La clemenza di Tito. In the Autumn Eliza had her debut at Wexford Festival Opera 2017 in Alfano’s Risurrezione. This season she will be returning to Wexford to sing the soprano I solo in Haendel's Dixit Dominus.

    Eliza is a committed recitalist, having recently performed in recital at Barbican Hall as part of the LSO Guildhall Artist Platform, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly and the Polish Embassy.

    Eliza studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Susan Waters, where she was supported by supported by the Backstage Trust, the Polonsky Foundation, the Guildhall School Trust, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland) and the President of Wroclaw. She previously graduated with the First Class honours degree from Karol Lipinski Music Academy in Wroclaw.

    She achieved the status of being designated an International Summer Academy Scholar, Young Artist at the 46th and 48th International Baroque Music Festival Wratislavia Cantans and the Young Artist at the National Opera in Warsaw as part of European Network of Opera Academies.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    3 Marches
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Variations on 'Ich Denke Dein'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Heiß mich nicht reden
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    So laßt mich scheinen
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Kennst du das Land?
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Marche écossaise sur un thème populaire
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Meine Liebe ist grün from 9 Lieder
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 30 March 2019 - 8:00pm
    L'homme armé by Guillaume Dufay | Welsh Camerata Choir
    Andrew Wilson-Dickson, Welsh Camerata Choir
    St Mary of the Angels, Canton Cardiff CF11 9BX
    United Kingdom

    Enter the fascinating world of early renaissance polyphony in the company of one of its greatest composers. This concert includes Dufay's 'Armed Man' mass (the first in a long line of works over the centuries based on the same popular melody) and other choral and instrumental items by the Franco-Flemish master.

    Tickets may be applied for via the choir's website

    Missa L'homme Armé
    Guillaume Dufay (c1397-1474)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Chelmsford Singers|John Rutter: Birthday Madrigals/Will Todd: Jazz Missa Brevis
    Chelmsford Singers, James Davy, Michael Horner Trio
    Church of St Michael and All Angels Galleywood, Chelmsford CM2 8PS
    United Kingdom

    In a break from from our usual classical repertoire, the Chelmsford Singers will be stepping into the world of jazz for our next concert. We are pleased to present an evening of jazz and choral music in a programme comprising Birthday Madrigals, settings of famous poems by John Rutter, Will Todd’s Jazz Missa Brevis, a recent setting of the Latin mass for choir and jazz trio, and a selection of well-known jazz standards arranged for choir. The Singers are joined by the Michael Horner Trio, who will also play jazz numbers, and are directed by James Davy in this vibrant evening not to be missed!

    Birthday Madrigals
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Jazz Missa Brevis
    Will Todd (1969-)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Exeter Symphony Orchestra play Mendelssohn, Bartok and Holst
    Brian Low Rhung Wei, Brian Northcott, Exeter Symphony Orchestra, Mark Perry
    Southernhay United Reformed Church Exeter EX1 1QA
    United Kingdom

    Exeter Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its spring concert comprising classics of the 19th and 20th century, with soloist Brian Low Rhung Wei in Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor by Felix Mendelssohn. The remainder of the programme features Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra and A Moorland Suite by Gustav Holst.

    The highly talented young soloist, Brian Low Rhung Wei began piano lessons aged 7 and first played this tuneful work - the first of Mendelssohn's two piano concertos - to great acclaim with conductor Jac van Steen in 2016 while studying at Wells Cathedral School, where he also sang and played violin. Now a third-year undergraduate at the Royal Northern College of Music, his other public appearances to date include concerts at the Wigmore Hall and during the XXIV International Chopin Festival in Busko-Zdroj, Poland. Mendelssohn completed the concerto in Italy in 1831 and then travelled to Paris where Franz Liszt sight-read the solo part faultlessly from the new, barely legible score; the great virtuoso gave the piece his instant seal of approval, while the admiring composer could only describe the impromptu rendition as “a miracle, a miracle!”

    Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra does, to coin a strapline, exactly what it says on the score: it offers a performance work-out for the entire orchestra. Composed in 1943 – three years after the Hungarian composer's emigration to the USA – and premiered in Boston, its five movements have been likened to a symphony, although Bartok maintained that its soloistic and virtuosic content made it a concerto. Whatever the label, the work exploits the range and colour of almost every instrument, and frequently juxtaposes dissimilar sections and sounds to produce a melodious whole. It really is like no other piece!

    A Moorside Suite was commissioned by the BBC for the National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain in 1928. It was the first and only piece Holst ever wrote for brass band, but it was very well received; indeed, its merit was quickly recognised by none other than Gordon Jacob – the prolific Royal College of Music professor of National Anthem fanfare fame – who arranged the excellent orchestral version the Exeter Symphony Orchestra will play. It is unmistakable as Holst’s work, from the first movement’s jaunty, skipping theme, to the ‘Saturn-reminiscent’ second and the vigorous march of the finale.

    A Moorside Suite, for brass band
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Concerto for Orchestra
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • 30 March 2019 - 6:30pm
    Haydn's Piano Concerto in G Hob XVIII:4
    Alvaro Sisti, Juan Rezzuto, West Kensington Music Team Orchestra
    St Cuthbert's Church London SW5 9EB
    United Kingdom

    Once again, West Kensington Music Team London Piano Studios organised a new classical concert in London about Joseph Haydn

    This time, we count on Juan Rezzuto's beautiful performance of Haydn concertos. This programme is about the piano concerto with orchestra in G Hob XVIII4, one of the most famous concertos ever written by the maestro.

    Juan Rezzuto has commited his entire life to analyse and play all Haydn sonatas and piano concertos, and in his way to get it, WKMT is on his side organising and promoting such a beautiful experience.

    Join us on the 30th March from 6.15pm in St Cuthbert's church, London, for this great performance of the fabulous piano concerto in G.

    Concerto for piano and orchestra in G
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 4 April 2019 - 7:00pm
    Lloyd's Choir Spring Concert 2019
    Anna Cooper, Cohen Ensemble, Edward Jowle, Jacques Cohen, Lloyd's Choir, Lottie Bowden, Matthew Keighley, Milly Forrest
    St Katharine Cree London EC3A 3BP
    United Kingdom

    Please join Lloyd's Choir, conducted by Jacques Cohen, for their 2019 Spring Concert. We shall be performing JS Bach's B minor Mass, considered by many to be a pinnacle of choral music. Written over the course of over 20 years towards the end of his life, Bach combines a range of vocal styles embracing Gregorian chant to Italian opera. It's soaring choruses are among the finest of his prodigious musical output.

    Lloyd's Choir will be joined by the acclaimed Cohen Ensemble, and a quintet of young soloists from the Royal College of Music who are about to embark on their careers.

    Mass in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Buxted Symphony Orchestra Concert with Hannah Sloane (cello)
    Buxted Symphony Orchestra, Hannah Sloane, Julian Broughton, Lisa Wigmore
    Holy Cross Church Uckfield TN22 1BP
    United Kingdom

    Buxted Symphony Orchestra presents a concert in tribute to former Buxted Symphony Orchestra secretary and cellist, Sue Leggatt. The programme will include Boccherini's Cello Concerto in G major, featuring guest soloist Hannah Sloane, as well as Gluck's Overture to Iphigenia in Aulis and Brahms's Symphony No 4 in E minor.

    Refreshments will be available during the interval, as well as a grand raffle with prizes generously donated by local businesses. All proceeds from the raffle will go towards the cost of running the orchestra and help us continue to offer a varied musical programme at our concerts.

    Overture from Iphigénie en Aulide
    Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
    Cello Concerto No 7 in G major
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
    Symphony No 4 in E minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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