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Format: 2018-03-20
Format: 2018-03-20
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    24 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Questors Choir Spring Concert
    Philip Norman, Questors Choir, Richard Wilkins
    St Martin's Church Ealing W3 9SQ
    United Kingdom

    Come and be stirred by the drama and passion of classical choral music. We are singing Luigi Cherubini's Requiem in C minor and the lesser-known 'Missa Brevis' by Antonio Caldini, as well as a more modern piece by Sir Hubert Parry.

    Requiem Mass No 1 in C minor
    Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)
    Missa brevis
    Composer Not Known ()
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    25 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    European music for wind quintet | Scordatura Women's Music Collective
    Bethany Tempest, Elsie Woollard, Emily Newman, Poppy Beddoe, Sarah Johnson, Scordatura Women's Music Collective
    The Old Church London N16 9ES
    United Kingdom

    Scordatura Women's Music Collective is a mixed chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music written by women. Our repertoire reaches back to the 16th century, and also encompasses contemporary and world music. We are comitted to promoting music written by women which has been unfairly neglected; to support and perform current composers; and to inspire the next generation of women to compose. Join us as we explore the music of some of Europe's best female composers.

    Quintet in C
    Claude Arrieu (1903-1990)
    Wind Quintet
    Hedwige Chrétien (1859-1944)
    Wind Quintet
    Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1984)
    Trio for winds
    Geraldine Mucha (1917-2012)
    Mountain Airs
    Judith Weir (1954-)
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    22 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    A Festival of Female Voices
    Gaynor Schofield, Glass Ensemble, Sarah Latto, Viva Acappella
    St Paul's Church, 'The Actor's Church' Covent Garden London WC2E 9ED
    United Kingdom

    The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London welcomes two female vocal ensembles and their contrasting programmes to the Autumn Series. In the first half, Berkshire-based choir the Glass Ensemble present a programme of Renaissance motets written for higher voices by European composers including Josquin, Lassus, Palestrina and Victoria. After the interval, Viva Acappella lighten the mood with a real variety of repertoire, including songs from the shows and Disney films, pop songs and American jazz standards. With both songs from Viva's bronze-medal-winning performance at the European Barbershop Convention last October, and some songs with full choreography, this is a show not to be missed!

    Alma redemptoris mater
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    Ego flos campi
    Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510-c1556)
    Adoramus te Christe
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Adoramus te, Christe
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Sancta Maria, libera nos
    Composer Not Known ()
    Ave virgo sanctissima
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    O regem caeli
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Happy together
    Gary Bonner ()
    Stray Cat Strut
    Brian Setzer (1959-)
    Feed the birds from Mary Poppins
    Robert B Sherman ()
    Feeling good
    Leslie Bricusse (1931-)
    The Climb
    Jessi Alexander (1976-)
    Love of my life
    Freddie Mercury ()
    Rule the world
    Composer Not Known ()
    Matty Malneck (1903-1981)
    Adele Adkins (1988-)
    Amazing Grace
    Traditional ()
    What kind of fool am I
    Leslie Bricusse (1931-)
    Love letters
    Victor Young (1900-1956)
    The Trolley Song
    Hugh Martin ()
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    26 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Adiemus and Land of My Fathers | Woolwich Singers and Côr Llunsain
    Benjie del Rosario, Côr Llunsain, Emma Bond, Hannah Gill, Robert Russell, Woolwich Singers
    St Paul's Church, 'The Actor's Church' Covent Garden London WC2E 9ED
    United Kingdom

    Tonight’s concert in the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London welcomes not one, but two choirs for this wide-ranging programme of choral music.

    In the first half the spirited Woolwich Singers perform some of their favourites, including folk tunes, jazz standards, pop songs, and the catchy and popular Adiemus by that giant of the contemporary choral repertoire, Karl Jenkins.

    In the second half Côr Llunsain transport us to the rolling hills and valleys of Wales, with traditional and contemporary Welsh works for choir, many of which have been inspired by the country’s distinctive landscape. The choir will also give the world premiere of Ave Maria, by the young Welsh composer Richard Vaughan, and the second UK performance of Rise up by American composer Jake Runestad. Tribute will be paid to the pop legends who were lost in 2016, George Michael, Prince and David Bowie, in a medley arranged by the choir’s conductor, Hannah Gill.

    Join us for this varied programme of popular and less familiar choral works in the lovely surroundings of St Paul’s Covent Garden.

    Songs of Sanctuary from Adiemus
    Sir Karl Jenkins (1944-)
    Traditional African ()
    Composition Not Known
    Traditional ()
    Falling slowly
    Charles Beale (1964-)
    Chatanooga choo choo
    Harry Warren (1893-1981)
    Scarborough Fair
    Traditional English ()
    Love can build a bridge
    Naomi Judd (1946-)
    Robbie Williams ()
    Thank you for the music
    Benny Andersson ()
    Deuwch i'r dyfroedd
    Traditional Welsh ()
    Ysbryd y Nos
    Hefin Elis ()
    Ar lan y mor
    Traditional Welsh ()
    Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
    Traditional Welsh ()
    Rise up
    Jake Runestad (1986-)
    Calon Lân
    Traditional Welsh ()
    Ave Maria
    Richard Vaughan ()
    A Thousand Years
    Mac Huff ()
    Icons of 2016 Medley
    Composer Not Known ()
    Dros Gymru'n Gwlad (Finlandia)
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
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    24 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    International Concert Series Spring Concert - visible music
    Ayako Yoshida, Gregers Brinch, Louis Demetrius Alvanis, Sigune Johanna Brinch
    Rudolf Steiner House London NW1 6XT
    United Kingdom

    This spring concert will include a number of various contributions. International concert pianist Louis Alvanis will be performing works by Debussy as well as a Danse macabre by the greek composer Christodoulos Giorgiades. Alvanis will also accompany composer and baritone Gregers Brinch in 4 of his songs. He will also be joined by the japanese violinist Ayako Yoshida in Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata as well as William Krolls droll Banji and fiddle. The concert will feature an unusual item of eurythmy to Debussy's Clair de lune, performed by eurythmist Sigune Brinch with a choreography by Rudolf Steiner. Eurythmy is an art of movement inaugurated by Steiner that seeks to make music visible as well as language and so is generally performed to live music or creative speech.

    Danse macabre
    Christodoulos Georgiades ()
    L'isle joyeuse
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 9 in A, 'Kreutzer'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Apple rhyme
    Gregers Brinch (1964-)
    Banjo and Fiddle
    William Kroll (1901-1980)
    Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
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    23 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Brief Encounters with Addison Jazz
    Addison Jazz Ensemble, Addison Jazz Singers, Addison Jazz Trio, Jill Jarman, Matthew Hough
    St Paul's Church, 'The Actor's Church' Covent Garden London WC2E 9ED
    United Kingdom

    Addison Singers Jazz Choir, Ensemble and Trio return to the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London with Brief Encounters. The programme will include great tunes by Burt Bacharach, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and Fats Waller amongst others. Join us for some toe-tapping jazz at St Paul’s, Covent Garden.

    Every time we say goodbye
    Cole Porter (1891-1964)
    One for my baby
    Harold Arlen (1905-1986)
    A house is not a home
    Burt Bacharach (1929-)
    This joint is jumpin'
    Fats Waller (1904-1943)
    Minnie the moocher
    Cab Calloway (1907–1994)
    Blip blip
    Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
    Blue Moon
    Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
    Love me or leave me
    Gus Kahn ()
    Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
    Got to get you into my life
    Sir Paul McCartney (1942- )
    It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing)
    Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
    I ain't gonna let you break my heart again
    David Lasley (1947-)
    Cry me a river
    Arthur Hamilton ()
    Big noise from Winnetka
    Ray Bauduc (1906-1988)
    Feeling good
    Leslie Bricusse (1931-)
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    25 March 2018 - 6:00pm
    The Visit to the Sepulchre | Newbury Chamber Choir
    Edward Lambert, Newbury Chamber Choir, Susan Holmes
    St George's Church Newbury RG14 6NU
    United Kingdom

    In these special Easter performances, Newbury Chamber Choir presents an arrangement of one of the oldest musical dramas that exist: the plainson melodies of the twelfth century Visitatio sepulchi has been arranged for contemporary choral performance. The music is simple, uplifting and meditative as it tell the story of the disappearance of Christ's body from the tomb. It has its moving and dramatic moments too, as in the famous scene where the three Marys recognize the gardener as their risen saviour.

    There will be a retiring collection in aid of the church and the choir.

    The visit to the Sepulchre
    Anonymous ()
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    21 March 2018 - 8:00pm
    A cappella Europe: 700 years of song | Brighton Early Music Festival Singers
    John Hancorn, The BREMF Community Choir, The BREMF Consort of Voices, The BREMF Singers
    St Martin's Parish Church Brighton BN2 3HQ
    United Kingdom

    Wednesday March 21st is European Day of Early Music and to celebrate this Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) will present a concert entitled A cappella Europe: 700 years of song. The programme will feature all three choirs formed by BREMF in the last several years – the BREMF Consort of Voices, the Singers and the Community Choir. This unique European musical journey through time will include the earliest known 10th-century polyphony, plus a kaleidoscope of works by later composers up to Bach. There will also be anonymous music from 12th century Europe and the 13th century Lewes Breviary.

    Sancte Bonifati martyr
    Anonymous ()
    Haec dies
    Léonin (fl c1163-c1190)
    Resonet nostra domino caterva
    Codex Calixtinus ()
    Regi perennis glorie
    Codex Calixtinus ()
    Dei testis egregius
    The Lewes Breviary ()
    Beate martyr prospera
    The Lewes Breviary ()
    Vox nostra resonet
    Codex Calixtinus ()
    Pour avoir mon Dieu propice
    Codex Calixtinus ()
    Kyrie from Messe de Nostre Dame
    Guillaume de Machaut (c1300-1377)
    Ave maris stella
    Guillaume Dufay (c1397-1474)
    Praeter rerum seriem
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    The Lord’s Prayer
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Audivi vocem de caelo
    Duarte Lôbo (1565-1646)
    Selig sind die Toten
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Hear my Prayer, O Lord
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Motet 'Jesu, meine Freude'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    King Herod and the cock
    Traditional English ()
    Bold Reynard the fox
    Traditional English ()
    Sing we now merrily
    Thomas Ravenscroft (1582-1633)
    A round of three country dances in one
    Thomas Ravenscroft (1582-1633)
    Counsel for married folks
    Composer Not Known ()
    Regina Coeli à 12
    Giovanni Gabrieli (c1553/7-1612)
    Tu es petrus
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
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    24 March 2018 - 7:00pm
    Handel's Messiah | Colla Voce Singers
    Aidan Coburn, Colla Voce Players, Colla Voce Singers, Feargal Mostyn-Williams, Laurence Panter, Malachy Frame, Rebecca Hardwick
    St Saviour's Church, Pimlico London SW1V 3QW
    United Kingdom

    Founded in 2005, Colla Voce Singers is a highly acclaimed chamber choir based in London under the direction of Aidan Coburn. The choir performs three full-scale concerts a year, with occasional smaller events, as well as touring widely throughout Europe. Members are largely drawn from current and formal choral scholars of universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Royal Holloway, and Birmingham as well as a number of London conservatoires. Some of the singers also work professionally in churches and cathedrals around London. Performing a wide range of repertoire, the choir has commissioned and premiered a number of pieces, and recorded the choral works of Roxanna Panufnik for Warner Classics.

    Please join our mailing list to receive the latest news and for an exclusive discount to this concert - visit Colla Voce Singers' website for details.

    St Saviour's Pimlico is next to Pimlico Underground Station, and on-street parking is available in the area on Saturdays.

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    28 March 2018 - 9:30pm
    John Stainer's The Crucifixion
    David Halls, John Challenger, Salisbury Cathedral Choir, Salisbury Cathedral Youth Choir, St John Singers
    Salisbury Cathedral Salisbury SP1 2EJ
    United Kingdom

    A wonderful opportunity to listen to a concert featuring the Salisbury Cathedral Choir, Salisbury Cathedral Youth Choir and the St John Singers. They will be conducted by Stephen Abbott and David Halls with John Challenger as organist.

    John Sanders was an English organist, conductor, choir trainer and composer. He was organist of Gloucester Cathedral from 1967 to 1994 and director of the Three Choirs Festival from 1968 to 1994. The Reproaches is a sublime piece of unaccompanied music and is performed in many English cathedrals on Good Friday.

    Marcel Dupré (1886-1971), one of the most outstanding organists of his generation, made the first of his many visits to America in 1921. He refers in his memoirs to the evening of 8 December when, at a recital he was giving in the Wanamaker Auditorium in Philadelphia, he was offered several liturgical themes on which to improvise and he instantly decided to improvise an organ symphony in four movements which depicted in music the life of Jesus. This improvisation became the basis of his Symphonie-Passion which he began to compose on his return to France.

    The Crucifixion, a Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer, is an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887. It is scored for choir and organ, with solos for tenor and bass and includes five hymns, some of which have become well-known in their own right. The work was first performed on February 24, 1887 in Marylebone Parish Church. Its structure is clearly modelled on the scheme of choruses, chorales, recitatives and arias of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, which in 1873 Stainer had introduced into the Music for Holy Week at St Paul’s Cathedral.

    The Crucifixion
    Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
    The Reproaches
    John Sanders (1933-2003)
    Crucifixion from Symphonie-Passion, for organ
    Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
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