What's On

Your essential guide to all the best concerts taking place in the UK and Ireland. Click here to find out how to submit an event.
Search for an Event
Format: 2014-07-22
Format: 2014-07-22
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Sun, 2014-07-27 19:30
    Llanfyllin Music Festival: Concert 4 | The Allegri String Quartet
    Daisy Vatalaro, Norbert Blume, The Allegri String Quartet
    St Myllin's Church Llanfyllin SY22 5BW
    United Kingdom

    The final concert of this year's Festival features sees the Allegri joined by two guests to play sextets from the Romantic era by masters of the art. Both pieces have had a wider audience than the concert hall: film music buffs may recognise the Brahms from an episode of Star Trek (Sarek) and an Inspector Morse TV episode, while excerpts from the Tchaikovsky score were used in the 2005 ballet Anna Karenina, choreographed by Boris Eifman.

    String Sextet No 2 in G
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    String Sextet in D minor, 'Souvenir de Florence'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    £17, £16 (over 60s and unwaged); accompanied under 16s free Available from 07783 548520 Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 7.00 pm.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Sat, 2014-07-26 12:00
    Summer Saturday Recital Series - Philip Drew (organ)
    Philip Drew
    St James's Church Bushey WD23 1BD
    United Kingdom

    Philip Drew was born in Portsmouth in 1951. He started taking piano lessons at the age of 8 and his first involvement with church music was in the choir of St Mark’s Church, Portsea. He went on to learn the organ with the Organist and Choirmaster, Russell Shepherd. He read for an Honours degree in Music at the University of Durham where he was also a choral scholar in the Cathedral Choir. He continued his organ studies first with Conrad Eden and later with Alan Thurlow.

    He took up a post as Alto Lay Clerk in Llandaff Cathedral Choir in 1975 and taught in the Cathedral School. In 1979 he became organist and choirmaster at Christchurch, Llanishen in Cardiff. 1981 saw a move to Derbyshire to be Director of Music in a boarding preparatory school. Then in December 1982, Philip moved back to Portsmouth as organist and choirmaster at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Southsea.

    As well as his work at Holy Spirit Church, Philip is a visiting teacher of Singing at the University of Chichester. He has given organ recitals and accompanied choirs and choral societies in many venues in South Wales, Derbyshire and Southern England including playing regularly in the Tuesday lunch time recital series at Marlborough Rd Methodist Church in St Albans. He also conducts the choirs Wyndcliffe Voices and Cantores Vagantes and directs the Lazy Lane Mynstrells, an early music band in which he plays Recorders of various sizes and bass Crumhorn. He is Diocesan Organs Adviser for Portsmouth (C of E) Diocese.

    Composition has been an important part of Philip’s musical life since he was at school. His earliest works were largely choir or organ pieces or songs but after settling back in Portsmouth and particularly having become involved in the Portsmouth District Composers’ Alliance, of which he is Vice-Chairman, he has had the opportunity to branch out into many types of instrumental chamber music though his association with choral music continues, including a commission for the Gatley Choral Society in Greater Manchester. To date, he has written 130 pieces and received over 240 performances; in France and the USA as well as in Britain.

    Prelude to 'Te Deum'
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634-1704)
    Chaconne in F minor
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Fugue in G, 'Jig Fugue'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    William Mathias (1934-1992)
    Philip Drew (1960-)
    Satyagrapha (Act 3 conclusion)
    Philip Glass (1937-)
    Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
    Fela Sowande (1905-1987)
    Monologue No 5 in G from 12 Monologues
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
    No Tickets required.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Fri, 2014-07-25 19:30
    City of London Chamber Orchestra
    City of London Chamber Orchestra, Susanna Candlin, Thomas Hull
    All Saints Church Dingley LE16 8PG
    United Kingdom

    Music at Dingley was founded in 1985 as a summer school for young musicians but has now evolved into an annual programme of concerts and recitals by professional musicians, providing classical music of the highest professional standard in the setting of Dingley Hall and the delightful Norman Church, overlooking the beautiful Welland Valley. In its unrivalled setting Music at Dingley occupies a unique position in the musical life of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

    Tickets at £10 for a Hog Roast (from 6pm) are also available or concertgoers are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the beautiful grounds of Dingley Hall.

    Introduction and Allegro for Strings
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Concerto for Clarinet and Strings in C minor
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    £23 Available from 0116 233 3111 Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm.
  • Tue, 2014-07-22 19:30
    Rhapsody in Blue and Moonlight Sonata | Maria Marchant (piano)
    Maria Marchant
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Romantic piano music in an enchanting candle-lit atmosphere. As well as Beethoven's famous Moonlight Sonata, you can hear George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, 'Moonlight'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Rhapsody in Blue (solo piano version)
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Prelude No 15 in D flat, 'Raindrop'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Excerpts from London Pieces
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Études-tableau No 8 in D minor from Études-Tableaux
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Études-tableau No 5 in E flat minor from Études-Tableaux
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    £20, £16, £13 Available from 020 7766 1100 Monday - Saturday 10.00-17.00.
  • Fri, 2014-08-01 19:30
    Bach Concertos | London Musical Arts Ensemble
    John Landor, London Musical Arts Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Our concert features three of Bach's greatest Concertos, which rightly stand among his best-loved compositions. With their variety of instrumentation, musical invention and expression, they are full of charm, exuberance, poignancy and panache.

    The Meet the Music concerts are a great way to get into the minds of the great composers and into the spirit of the music. It’s an informal and entertaining interval event where the group take a close look at how the music was composed by breaking it down to reveal its hidden treasures. You will also come face-to-face with the musicians as they perform excerpts among the audience. It’s a great warm up for the performance!

    Rondeau from Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Oboe Concerto in C minor
    Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto For Oboe And Violin in D Minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Keyboard and Strings in F minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £26, £22, £18, £13, £9 Available from 020 7766 1100 Monday - Saturday 10.00-17.00.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Sat, 2014-07-26 19:30
    The Archaeus String Quartet
    Ann Hooley, Elizabeth Turnbull, Louise Bevan, Nicholas Boothroyd, The Archaeus String Quartet
    The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Hambleden RG9 6RT
    United Kingdom

    Formed in 1990, the Archaeus Quartet has performed in music clubs and arts centres throughout the UK and at the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room in London. From 1999 – 2005 as resident group at The Space Arts Centre in Docklands, the quartet gave several series of recitals. Composers have written works specially for the group. CD recordings have been received with critical acclaim.

    String Quartet No 2
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    String Quartet No 8 in E minor, 'Rasumovsky'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 23 in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £12.50 (Friends £10), free to under 18s and students Available from 01189 403555 & 01491 571588 any.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Sat, 2014-07-26 14:30
    A Shropshire Lad | Roderick Williams (baritone) and Gary Matthewman (piano)
    Gary Matthewman, Roderick Williams
    Huntingdon Hall Worcester WR1 3LD
    United Kingdom

    George Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad perfectly captures the essence of Englishness, while poignantly recalling those 'lads in their hundrreeds who, like the composer himself, lost their lives to World War 1. One of our festival favourites, baritone Roderick Williams, will be performing this and songs by, amongst others, Gurney, Ireland, Finzi and Anthony Payne.

    A Shropshire Lad
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    £25, £20 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Sat, 2014-07-26 19:45
    Britten's War Requiem
    Choristers of Gloucester, David Wilson-Johnson, Geraint Bowen, Hereford and Worcester Cathedral Choirs, James Oxley, Peter Nardone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Susan Gritton, Three Choirs Festival Chorus
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    The first of this year's Three Choirs Festival evening concerts features one of the most iconic choral works in British musical history. Combining texts from the Latin Requiem Mass with vivid anti-war poetry by Wilfred Owen, this deeply affecting work serves as a compelling reminder, in this anniversary year, of 'the pity of war'.

    War Requiem
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Sat, 2014-07-26 22:15
    The Song of Angels | Opus Anglicanum (5-man a cappella group)
    Opus Anglicanum
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    In this late-night concert Opus Anglicanum, a five-man a cappella group, together with a narrator, present a programme centred on angels and their roles as guardians, warriors, messengers and healers. Prepare to be transported to the heavens with a selection of 15th-century songs and Gregorian chan, intersersed with readings of mediaeval texts.

    The Song of Angels
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
    And there was war in heaven
    Howard Skempton (1947-)
    Alleluia, Ave Maria
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    £12 Available from 0845 652 1823 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Sun, 2014-07-27 10:00
    Sing Gregorian Chant with Opus Anglicanum
    Opus Anglicanum
    St Swithun's Church Worcester WR1 2RH
    United Kingdom

    This all-day workshop with Opus Anglicanum prepares participants for a liturgical performance at 5.30 of the Vespers of St Dunstan, as sung in Worcester Cathedral nearly 800 years ago. This unique opportunity is suitable for both experienced and novice singers.

    Vespers of St Dunstan
    Anonymous ()
    £35 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.