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Format: 2014-08-23
Format: 2014-08-23
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    Wed, 2014-08-27 19:45
    Derby Cathedral Summer Organ Recitals
    Peter Gould
    Derby Cathedral Derby DE1 3DY
    United Kingdom

    This recital forms part of Peter Gould's Derby Diocese Organ Pilgrimage. Free admission, retiring collection.

    Fantasia and Fugue on the theme B-A-C-H
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Trio Sonata No 6 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Psalm Prelude Set 2, No 2
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Tu es Petra from Esquisses Byzantines
    Henri Mulet (1878-1967)
    Sonata No 1 in D minor
    Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
  • Sat, 2014-08-23 19:30
    The Angel of Mons
    Edenham Festival Consort, Grace Davidson, Mark Wilde, Martin Pickering, Patrick Hawes
    St Michael and All Angels Church Edenham PE10 0LG
    United Kingdom

    The world premiere performance of The Angel of Mons by composer Patrick Hawes an his librettist brother Andrew Hawes.

    The concert is taking place on the exact centenary of the apparition of an angel to over a hundred British soldiers of the first battle of the First World War. This occasion is especially poignant because many of these soldiers were from the Lincolnshire and Royal Anglian Regiments and all profits from the concert will be going to the Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Fund (registered charity no. 1085050).

    The sensational soprano Grace Davidson who featured on Patrick's Number One selling album Angel will be performing the new work live and there will be other works by Butterworth, Elgar and Handel performed by the specially formed Edenham Festival Consort, the tenor Mark Wilde and baritone Martin Pickering.

    The Angel of Mons
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    The lads in their hundreds from A Shropshire Lad
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Is my team ploughing? from A Shropshire Lad
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Sospiri
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Waft her, angels, throught the skies from Jephtha
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Happy Iphis, shalt thou live from Jephtha
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Factum est silentium
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    Prayer to a Guardian Angel
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    Psalm 23
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    Michael from Archangel Suite
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    Uriel from Archangel Suite
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    Let all the Angels of God Worship Him from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Angelus Domini
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    The last lullaby
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
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    Sat, 2014-08-23 22:00
    Fauré's Requiem by Candlelight | National Youth Choir of Scotland
    Christopher Bell, Christopher Nickol, National Youth Choir of Scotland
    St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh EH1 1RE
    United Kingdom

    There can be few more atmospheric settings in which to experience Fauré’s Requiem Mass than by candlelight in the historic St Giles' Cathedral. Composed ‘purely for the pleasure of it', and much loved for its serenity and soothing gentleness, his Requiem interprets death as a happy deliverance. Fauré’s best-known work returns to the Fringe after a 'glorious' (The Herald) sell-out performance from the National Youth Choir of Scotland in 2012.

    Also features James MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados. Beautifully fusing the sacred and secular, this work couples traditional religious texts with poems on political repression in Latin America.

    Requiem in D Minor
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Cantos Sagrados, 'Sacred Songs'
    James MacMillan (1959-)
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    Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    Opera Bites | Cantoris Opera
    Cantoris Opera, Cantoris Opera Orchestra, Stephen Pettitt
    St Mary the Virgin, Monkseaton Whitley Bay NE26 3SF
    United Kingdom

    Carmen is coming to Whitley Bay! Cantoris Opera in association with Arrighi’s Crescent Café, Seaton Delaval, is presenting Opera Bites – a concert performance of highlights from Carmen by Bizet, in costume with chamber orchestra, directed by Stephen Pettitt.

    There are two performances - Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August - they follow our highly successful performances of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at Seaton Delaval Hall in September 2012.

    Both performances are preceded by a champagne reception at 6.30 (included in the ticket price).

    Excerpts from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
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    Wed, 2014-08-27 13:10
    Lunchtime organ recital
    Michael Emerson
    Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul Chingford E4 7EN
    United Kingdom
    Prelude and Fugue in E minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chorale No 3 in A minor
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    Chant de Paix from 9 Pièces
    Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
    Tu es Petra from Esquisses Byzantines
    Henri Mulet (1878-1967)
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    Tue, 2014-08-26 13:15
    Music for tenor, horn and piano
    Alex Stead, Conal Bembridge-Sayers, Tim Stuart
    St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral Edinburgh EH12 5AW
    United Kingdom

    Three great composers of the mid twentieth century feature in this luchtime recital. Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Francis Poulenc are all represented by outstanding chamber compositions for tenor, french horn and piano.

    The recital includes four solo songs from Vaughan Williams's well known cycle of Robert Louis Stevenson's poems entitled 'Songs of Travel'. Written in the first four years of the twentieth century, they helped bring the young composer to the attention of the public and remain among his most popular and evocative songs.

    The remaining compositions by Britten and Poulenc feature french horn, and all in one way or another recall the British virtuoso Dennis Brain, who was by far the most celebrated french horn player of his generation.

    Together with tenor Peter Pears, Dennis Brain gave the first performance of the landmark 'Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings' in 1943. This work was also published in a version entitled 'Serenade Op 31' with a piano subsituting for the string orchestra, and this masterpiece is here represented by the movement 'Hymn'.

    A focal point of the recital is Britten's Canticle III 'Still falls the rain' subtitled 'The Raids, 1940, Night and Dawn'. It was first performed by Britten, Peter Pears and Denis Brain in 1955. The rain is that of bombs in the London Blitz and the work is a setting of Edith Sitwell's poem of that name. Britten mirrors Sitwell's Christian imagery of suffering in the poem, which is amongst the profoundest that Britten has set and forshadows his settings of Wilfred Owen's poems in 'War Requiem'.

    Dennis Brain had a love of fast cars, and his life ended prematurely in a car accident when driving his Triumph TR2 along the A1 after a performance with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Edinburgh festival in 1957. He was only 36 and the event was one of the major musical tragedies of the time. Francis Poulenc, who had performed with Brain and was in Britain at the time of his death, promptly composed Elégie in his memory and played the piano in its first performance with Neill Sanders (Brain's colleague in the Philharmonia orchestra). This unusually personal piece appears to represent in stark terms the horn player's accident and Poulenc's raw reflections on it.

    Canticle No 3, 'Still falls the rain'
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Hymn from Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Elégie
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    The Vagabond from Songs of Travel
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
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    Mon, 2014-09-01 19:00
    Yumiko Samejima (soprano) - Charity concert
    Haruhi Hata, Yumiko Samejima
    Embassy of Bosnia Herzgovina London W8 5JJ
    United Kingdom

    A fundrasing event for the victims of the flood in Bosnia-Herzegovina with one of Japan's foremost soprano assoluta - Yumiko Samejima, accompanied by Haruhi Hata (piano).

    Part of the continuing MCS Young Artists Fund classical music concert fundraising series.

    Salut d'amour, 'Liebesgruss'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Now sleeps the crimson petal
    Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
    Someone
    Composer Not Known ()
    Je te veux
    Erik Satie (1866-1925)
    La Rosa y el Sauce
    Carlos Vicente Guastavino (1912-2000)
    Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams)
    Rudolf Sieczynski (1879-1952)
    Da unten im Tale from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Als Luise die Briefe
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Der Lindenbaum from Winterreise
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Der Nussbaum from 'Myrthen'
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden from 6 Songs
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    Mon, 2014-09-01 18:30
    A Spectacle of Light and Choral Music | Lumina Voices
    Andy McKeown, Lumina Voices, Rupert Gough
    Waldorf Hilton Hotel London WC2B 4DD
    United Kingdom

    A spectacular display of light and choral music set in the magic of the palm court at the Waldorf Hilton London

    Discover the mysteries of the Northern Lights through a magical display of light and choral music. In the stunning surroundings of the Palm Court in the Waldorf Hilton Hotel, the choir LUMINA presents a unique musical experience in collaboration with lighting projection artist Andy McKeown.

    Whilst enjoying champagne and canapés, guests will become totally immersed in surround sound and light. In a programme of spiritually-charged music, the professional choir Lumina will demonstrate their exciting new partnership with the light artist Andy McKeown. Working with real-time interactive images, McKeown is well known in the North of England for transforming large cathedrals and civic buildings with large-scale projected light installations including the Blackpool Illuminations, Light Night Liverpool and York Minster Kaleidoscope.

    The music will feature composers frequently heard on Classic FM - Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo - as well as traditional favourites Thomas Tallis and Gustav Holst. Each piece will be seamlessly linked by specially-composed electronic deconstructions of the music by rising composer Chris Whiter. A particular feature of the programme will be music and imagery depicting the evocative Northern Lights.

    Pulchra es, amica mea
    Ola Gjeilo (1978-)
    Lux Aurumque
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    The Spheres
    Ola Gjeilo (1978-)
    Stars
    Eriks Ešenvalds (1977-)
    Hail, gladdening light
    Charles Wood (1866-1926)
    O Nata Lux
    Vytautas Miškinis (1954-)
    O nata lux de lumine
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)