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Format: 2018-03-19
Format: 2018-03-19
  • 23 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    JS Bach's St John Passion | Goldsmiths Choral Union
    Alice Gribbin, Benjamin Williamson, Brian Wright, Goldsmiths Choral Union, Lukas Kargl, Musicians of London, Nicholas Mogg, Nicholas Pritchard, Peter Harris
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Starkly dramatic, Bach's great St John Passion is presented by one of London's finest amateur choirs, Goldsmiths Choral Union. Sung in German, and with a superb group of soloists led by the renowned tenor Nick Pritchard as the Evangelist storyteller, and the Austrian baritone Lukas Kargl as Christ, the performance features the authentic sounds of period instrumantalists, the Musicians of London.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    29 March 2018 - 1:00pm
    The Musick Scene | Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde (cello)
    Anthony Albrecht, Artem Belogurov, Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde
    Handel House Museum London W1K 4HB
    United Kingdom

    Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde (cello) draws upon the cosmopolitan influences of foreign composers living and working in Handel’s London.

    Sonata for cello and continuo No 3 in C
    Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
    Grave from Sonata for cello and continuo in A minor
    Giovanni Bononcini (1670-1747)
    Sonata for Cello
    William Flackton (1709 - 1798)
    Sonata for cello and continuo in A minor
    Giacobbe Cervetto (1682-1783)
    Cantabile siciliana from Sonata for cello and continuo in D
    James Cervetto (1749-1837)
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    22 March 2018 - 8:30pm
    Rachmaninov' Vespers (All-night vigil) | Chandos Chamber Choir
    Chandos Chamber Choir, James Davey
    Church of our Most Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell London EC1R 4QE
    United Kingdom

    Composed in 1915, the piece is based on texts taken from the Russian Orthodox all-night vigil service and is widely thought Rachmaninov’s finest achievement.

    The piece will be performed entirely in Russian.

    In keeping with the atmosphere of the piece, we are performing the piece after sunset at the slightly later time of 8.30pm.

    Due to the later start, we are offering a cold buffet supper in the church hall with some of the choir members before the event. This will be available from 730pm.

    Vespers, 'All-night vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    23 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bach: St John Passion | Southern Voices
    Florilegium, Jamie W Hall, Joel Williams, Katherine Dienes, Mark Wilde, Ruth Provost, Southern Voices, Thomas Humphreys, Tom Lilburn
    Winchester Cathedral Winchester SO23 9LS
    United Kingdom

    Winchester-based choir Southern Voices are holding their next concert shortly before the start of Holy Week, an ideal time to hear Bach’s dramatic telling of the Easter Story, as set out in the Gospel of St John.

    The choir is joined by a first-rate band of soloists, including bass-baritone Jamie W Hall singing the part of Christ and tenor Mark Wilde as the Evangelist. We are also delighted to be performing once more with Florilegium, one of the country’s most outstanding period orchestras.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    26 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Harmonic Spiritual Theatre
    Ex Cathedra Consort, Jeffrey Skidmore
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    This bittersweet Lenten programme explores the development of the oratorio with searing 17th century music by Carissimi, Charpentier, Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Anerio – whose publication Teatro armonico spirituale di madrigali lends the concert its name. Jephte makes a vow and faces having to sacrifice his only daughter, but not before she sings an agonisingly beautiful lament. Peter denies Christ three times before the cock crows.

    We’re delighted to give this concert on the opening day of the Holy Week Festival curated by St John’s Smith Square and Tenebrae.

    'rising finely to that wondrously poignant final lament' (The Independent)

    Listen to an excerpt here.

    The concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast at a later date.

    Rispondi, Abramo (from Teatro armonico spirituale di madrigali)
    Giovanni Francesco Anerio (1567-1630)
    Sedea lasso Gesu (from Teatro armonico spirituale di madrigali)
    Giovanni Francesco Anerio (1567-1630)
    O infelix recessus
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    O Jesu mea vita from Il quarto libro de madrigali
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Stabat Virgo Maria from Il quinto libro de madrigali
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Ure me, Domine amore tuo from Il quinto libro de madrigali
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Le Reniement de St Pierre
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634-1704)
    Maria, quid ploras
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Gloria tua from Il quinto libro de madrigali
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Plagas tuas
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Jephte, 'Historia di Jephte'
    Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674)
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    29 March 2018 - 6:30pm
    John Milton’s Paradise Lost performed by Lawrence Zazzo and Geoff Page
    Geoff Page, Lawrence Zazzo
    St Paul's Church Cambridge CB2 1JP
    United Kingdom

    The world premiere of a cantata based on John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor will sing a solo performance, accompanied on piano by the composer of the work, Geoff Page.

    Lawrence Zazzo made his operatic debut as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream to great acclaim, whilst studying voice at the Royal College of Music. Lawrence performs in major international opera houses, has worked with leading conductors and premieres the work of composers in both early and contemporary music. He regularly appears in concerts and recitals all over the world. His CD and DVD recordings include Giulio Cesare, A Royal Trio, Saul, Deborah, Rodelinda, Messiah, Rinaldo, Serse, Partenope, Riccardo Primo, Griselda, Byrdland, Lunarcy, Lotario, Fernando Ré di Castiglia, Chichester Psalms, Stabat Mater, Apollo et Hyacinthus, and Mitridate. He has recently been appointed Lecturer and Head of Music Performance at Newcastle University, where he lectures, teaches voice, and leads a module on baroque opera.

    Geoff Page is a composer, lyricist, pianist, Artistic Director of Cambridge Youth Musical Theatre, and Head of Music at Cambourne Village College. He has written a large variety of works for theatre, from one–man dramatic song cycles to large–scale musicals for more than one hundred performers. His most recent works include: The Overcoat, The Pirate Queens, Typhoid Mary, Murder in the Red Barn, The Odyssey: An Epic Musical Epic and Lonely Hearts.

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    23 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    City Chorus - The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Sir Karl Jenkins
    City Chorus, Henry Tozer, James Geer, Lottie Greenhow, Nicola Beckley, Paul Ayers, Philip Shannon
    St Andrew's Church, Holborn London EC4A 3AB
    United Kingdom

    Please join us for a programme of sublime music by Karl Jenkins, Bach, Palestrina, and Mendelssohn on the theme of peace.
    Tickets £10 on the door from 7pm.

    City Chorus concerts are famously convivial, filled with friends and family. Don't miss this wonderful evening.

    The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
    Sir Karl Jenkins (1944-)
    Kyrie from Missa L'homme armé
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Verleih uns Frieden
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    O pray for the peace of Jerusalem
    John Blow (1649-1708)
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    20 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Horsforth Choral Society concert to showcase Leeds' choral heritage
    Greg Smith, Horsforth Choral Society, Matthew Lazenby
    St Margaret's Church Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5LA
    United Kingdom

    Horsforth Choral Society is set to celebrate 90 years of singing and performing this month, with a concert showcasing the music and composers of Leeds past and present.

    The 100-strong choir, which has performed and sung in Horsforth since 1928, marks this exciting milestone with a varied and dynamic concert, in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson.

    The ambitious programme includes Ralph Vaughan Williams’s work, Toward the unknown region, which premiered in Leeds in 1907. This stirring piece, based on a Walt Whitman poem, established Vaughan Williams - best known for his much-loved violin and piano work The Lark Ascending - as a new and important voice in English music.

    The choir will also be singing music by contemporary Leeds composers, including Tim Knight’s Benidicite, Andrew Carter’s Easter Alleluya and the Ave Maria by Simon Lindley, Leeds City Organist Emeritus. There are also works by Edward Bairstow, who was organist of Leeds Parish Church between 1906 and 1913 before moving to York Minster, and by Philip Wilby, Professor Emeritus of the University of Leeds.

    Horsforth Choral Society is recruiting new members for its 90th anniversary season. We welcome all ages and no audition is necessary. For more information please call 07854 079418 or email info@horsforthchoralsociety.co.uk

    Toward the unknown region
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Ave Maria
    Simon Lindley (1948-)
    The Lamentation
    Sir Edward C Bairstow (1874-1946)
    Abide with me
    Samuel Liddle (1867-1951)
    Let all mortal flesh keep silence
    Sir Edward C Bairstow (1874-1946)
    Tim Knight (1959-)
    Easter Alleluya
    Andrew Carter (1939-)
    Wondrous Cross
    Philip Wilby (1949-)
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