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Format: 2018-10-21
Format: 2018-10-21
  • 24 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough PE1 1XS
    United Kingdom

    Join The Sixteen in an exploration of the sacred and secular works of 16th century composers William Cornysh (both father and son) and 20th century master of the voice, Benjamin Britten.

    Hear what Harry Christophers has to say about this year's Choral Pilgrimage programme here

    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    My Love she mourn'th for me
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Hymn to St Cecilia
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Salve Regina
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Advance Democracy
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Ave Maria, mater Dei
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Woefully arrayed
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Ah, Robin
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Sacred and Profane - 8 medieval lyrics
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 25 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul Sheffield S1 1HA
    United Kingdom

    Join The Sixteen in an exploration of the sacred and secular works of 16th century composers William Cornysh (both father and son) and 20th century master of the voice, Benjamin Britten.

    Hear what Harry Christophers has to say about this year's Choral Pilgrimage programme here

    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    My Love she mourn'th for me
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Hymn to St Cecilia
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Salve Regina
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Advance Democracy
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Ave Maria, mater Dei
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Woefully arrayed
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Ah, Robin
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Sacred and Profane - 8 medieval lyrics
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 26 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Durham Cathedral Durham DH1 3EH
    United Kingdom

    Join The Sixteen in an exploration of the sacred and secular works of 16th century composers William Cornysh (both father and son) and 20th century master of the voice, Benjamin Britten.

    Hear what Harry Christophers has to say about this year's Choral Pilgrimage programme here

    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    My Love she mourn'th for me
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Hymn to St Cecilia
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Salve Regina
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Advance Democracy
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Ave Maria, mater Dei
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Woefully arrayed
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Ah, Robin
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Sacred and Profane - 8 medieval lyrics
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 27 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Greyfriars Kirk Edinburgh EH1 2QQ
    United Kingdom

    Join The Sixteen in an exploration of the sacred and secular works of 16th century composers William Cornysh (both father and son) and 20th century master of the voice, Benjamin Britten.

    Hear what Harry Christophers has to say about this year's Choral Pilgrimage programme here

    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    My Love she mourn'th for me
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Hymn to St Cecilia
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Salve Regina
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Advance Democracy
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Ave Maria, mater Dei
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Woefully arrayed
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Ah, Robin
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Sacred and Profane - 8 medieval lyrics
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 27 October 2018 - 2:00pm
    The Sixteen: Choral Workshop
    Eamonn Dougan, Sally Dunkley
    Greyfriars Kirk Edinburgh EH1 2QQ
    United Kingdom

    Our choral workshops are led by The Sixteen’s associate conductor and bass Eamonn Dougan and singer and practical scholar Sally Dunkley. Local singing enthusiasts are treated to a 3 hour session of vocal coaching including advice on breathing technique, invigorating warm-ups, voice production and insights into the historical context of the Choral Pilgrimage music.

    For more information, please visit our website

    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Salve Regina
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
  • 30 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    In the Face of Adversity | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Lionel Bringuier, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Valeriy Sokolov
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Opening the series with a concerto described as a “pithy 'Shakespearian' role” by celebrated violinist David Oistrakh, Valeriy Sokolov performs one of the most gripping violin concertos in the repertoire. No Russian composer has experienced the oppressive hand of the Soviet state more than Dmitri Shostakovich, and whilst Stalin silenced many artists, it was only after Stalin’s death that Shostakovich dared to publish his Violin Concerto No.1.

    The emotional intensity swells after the interval when Lionel Bringuier conducts one of the most abundantly lyrical and superbly crafted masterpieces, Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2. Beset by self-doubt and depression in the years following his First Symphony, Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony restored his self-belief as a symphonist. Journeying from darkness, through an exquisite slow movement and concluding with a joyous triumphant finale, his Second Symphony is sixty minutes of the most glorious music from the symphonic repertoire.

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in A minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Symphony No 2 in E minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • 27 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Elvis Raised On Rock
    Craig Jefferson, The Passionettes, The Wonder of Elvis Band
    Plaza Theatre Romsey SO51 8AA
    United Kingdom

    Elvis Raised on Rock by Craig Jefferson - award winning Elvis tribute artiist

    Featuring The Wonder of Elvis Band and vocal backing from The Passionettes is a 2 set concert based on Elvis Live in Las Vegas 1970 and Elvis On Tour/ Aloha From Hawaii

    songs include Suspicious Minds, The wonder of you, American Trilogy, Blue Suede Shoes and many more.

    Come along and relive the music and magic of Elvis in concert.

  • 24 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Mahler Piano Series - Concert 7 - The Popular and the Profound | Iain Farrington
    Iain Farrington
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    The Mahler Piano Series features a wide variety of musical styles that influenced Mahler, as well as the bulk of his symphonic music arranged for solo piano.

    Acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger Iain Farrington explores the European musical melting pot of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring exceptional singers performing in an intimate salon venue from the period, this is a unique and remarkable exploration of Mahler’s musical world.

    The Popular and the Profound
    In his Seventh Symphony, Mahler drew on the many different sounds of his contemporaries, as well as his own groundbreaking concept of symphonic construction. This concert features influential works from the 'serious' musical world of Liszt, Zemlinsky and Suk, to the salon and operetta melodies of Lehar and Lange. Their influence is made apparent in a piano arrangement of the Seventh Symphony, a work of character, power and intimacy.

    Iain Farrington
    Iain has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, composer and arranger. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at Cambridge University. Iain has performed as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician at all the major UK venues, as well as in the USA, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, Hong Kong and all across Europe. He performed at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics with Rowan Atkinson, the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle. Iain has worked with many of the country's leading musicians, including Willard White, Lesley Garrett, Paul McCartney and gives frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio Three. He has composed orchestral, choral and instrumental pieces, including several orchestral works for the BBC Proms. Iain has arranged hundreds of works in many styles, including opera, instrumental and choral, African songs, cabaret, klezmer, jazz and pop. His chamber orchestrations of the symphonic repertoire (including much Mahler) are regularly performed around the world, and he has arranged and performed all of Elgar's symphonies on the piano.

    Waltz from The Merry Widow
    Franz Lehár (1870-1948)
    Bagatelle sans tonalite
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Liebe from Fantasies on Poems of Richard Dehmel
    Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
    Albumblatt, for piano
    Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
    Edelweiss
    Gustav Lange (1830-1889)
    Spring from 5 Pieces for Piano
    Josef Suk (1874-1935)
    Symphony No 7 in E minor
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • 31 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Mahler Piano Series - Concert 8 - Female Pioneers | Iain Farrington (piano)
    Iain Farrington, Rozanna Madylus
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    The Mahler Piano Series features a wide variety of musical styles that influenced Mahler, as well as the bulk of his symphonic music arranged for solo piano.

    Acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger Iain Farrington explores the European musical melting pot of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring exceptional singers performing in an intimate salon venue from the period, this is a unique and remarkable exploration of Mahler’s musical world.

    Female Pioneers
    Mahler's Eighth Symphony concludes with a celebration of 'The Eternal Feminine' and was dedicated to his wife Alma. This concert features songs and piano music exclusively by female composers who were Mahler's near-contemporaries. The range of nationalities include British, French and American music, as well as Austro-German composers, all of whom were pioneers in their musical world. A wide range of music is performed, works of great variety, colour and beauty.

    Iain Farrington (piano)
    Iain has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, composer and arranger. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at Cambridge University. Iain has performed as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician at all the major UK venues, as well as in the USA, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, Hong Kong and all across Europe. He performed at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics with Rowan Atkinson, the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle. Iain has worked with many of the country's leading musicians, including Willard White, Lesley Garrett, Paul McCartney and gives frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio Three. He has composed orchestral, choral and instrumental pieces, including several orchestral works for the BBC Proms. Iain has arranged hundreds of works in many styles, including opera, instrumental and choral, African songs, cabaret, klezmer, jazz and pop. His chamber orchestrations of the symphonic repertoire (including much Mahler) are regularly performed around the world, and he has arranged and performed all of Elgar's symphonies on the piano.

    Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano)
    Born in Leicestershire, of Ukrainian descent, Rozanna studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, and vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She was a member of the Royal Academy Opera and Academy Song Circle, where she was recipient of The Karaviotis Scholarship, The Sir Charles Mackerras Award and The Carr-Gregory Trust Award. Rozanna was awarded The Karaviotis Prize at Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, Nice, France, and attended the Solti Accademia in Castiglione della Pescaia. She was awarded a place on the prestigious Young Artist Platform at The Oxford Lieder Festival. Since then, she has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Music Room, Kings Place, the Prokofiev Hall at the Mariinsky Theatre and the St Petersburg Philharmonic. She was worked with numerous opera companies and ensembles, including Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Birmingham Opera Company, Garsington Opera, British Youth Opera, Sinfonia d’Amici, Stanley Opera, Melos Sinfonia and Counterpoise.

    Souvenir de Vienne
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
    Rhapsodie
    Mathilde Kralik (1857-1944)
    Reflets
    Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
    Dans l'immense tristesse
    Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
    In meines Vaters Garten from 5 Lieder
    Alma Schindler-Mahler (1879-1964)
    Licht in der Nacht from 4 Lieder
    Alma Schindler-Mahler (1879-1964)
    Out of the depths
    Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944)
    A bit of Cairo
    Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944)
    The Seal Man
    Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
    Tiger, tiger
    Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
    June twilight
    Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
    Fantasie negre
    Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1887-1953)
    3 Songs
    Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)
  • 26 October 2018 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 2 - The Heroic Polonaise | Warren Mailley-Smith
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Ballade No 1 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 19 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Introduction and Rondo in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 9 in B
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 10 in B Minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 2 in A minor from 3 Waltzes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Souvenir de Paganini (Variations in A)
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in A Minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 2 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise No 6 in A flat, 'Heroic'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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