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Format: 2014-11-01
Format: 2014-11-01
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    Fri, 2014-11-07 20:00
    Coull String Quartet - Benslow Music International Concert Series
    Coull String Quartet, Nicholas Roberts, Philip Gallaway, Roger Coull, Rose Redgrave
    Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music Trust Hitchin SG4 9RB
    United Kingdom

    Programme included in the ticket price; free accessible parking; licensed bar

    String Quartet No 19 in C, 'Dissonance'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quartet No 2
    Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
    String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From my life'
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
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    Sat, 2014-11-08 19:30
    Bruckner's Mass in E minor | Sussex Chorus / Kent Sinfonia
    Alan Vincent, John Walker, Kent Sinfonia, Sussex Chorus
    All Saints Church Hove BN3 3QE
    United Kingdom
    Toward the Unknown Region
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Serenade for Wind Instruments No 12 in C minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Mass No 2 in E minor
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
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    Sat, 2014-11-08 19:00
    Chelsea Opera Group - Cristina, regina di Svezia (Jacopo Foroni)
    Andrew Greenwood, Ben Thapa, Chelsea Opera Group Chorus, Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra, David Wilson-Johnson, Dominic Walsh, Helena Dix, John Bellemer, Lucia Cirillo, William Dazeley
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Concert performance in Italian with English surtitles. Pre-performance talk at 5.45 pm, free for ticketholders.

    Winner of the 2014 International Opera Award for Rediscovered Work, this will be the opera's UK première. It was a huge hit at the 2013 Wexford Festival. The conductor will be Andrew Greenwood, who conducted in Wexford. Helena Dix, who scored a huge personal triumph in the Wexford performances, will sing the title role.

    Cristina, regina di Svezia
    Jacopo Foroni (1825-1858)
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    Sun, 2014-11-02 19:30
    Alexandra Dariescu performs Grieg's Piano Concerto
    Alexandra Dariescu, Brian Wright, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Orchard Theatre Dartford DA1 1ED
    United Kingdom

    The exuberant Overture to The Bartered Bride by Smetana provides a sparkling opening to the concert and concludes beautifully to lead into Butterworth’s The Banks of Green Willow. Butterworth was an English composer; in The Banks of Green Willow, he has woven together strands of English folksong to create a gentle, pastoral landscape.

    The centrepiece of tonight’s programme is without doubt one of the most popular works ever written for the piano: Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Its dramatic opening leads into rich, lyrical melodies and passages of showstopping virtuosity; it will be brought to life by pianist Alexandra Dariescu, BBC Music Magazines ‘Rising Star’ in 2013 and winner of the 2013 Woman of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture category.

    The Orchestra concludes with Beethoven’s legendary Symphony No 5, which begins with some of the most famous bars ever written.

    Overture from The Bartered Bride
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
    The Banks of Green Willow
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Symphony No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Tue, 2014-11-11 20:00
    For the Fallen | The Stondon Singers (chamber choir)
    Christopher Tinker, The Stondon Singers
    Priory Church of St Laurence Blackmore CM4 0RN
    United Kingdom

    A special concert of music for Armistice Day, featuring John Rutter's Requiem as the central work. Accompaniment will be provided by an instrumental ensemble.

    Requiem
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Lux Aeterna
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    For the Fallen
    Douglas Guest (1916-1996)
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    Tue, 2014-11-11 19:30
    Wagner, Richard Strauss and Brahms | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Eleanor Dennis, Martyn Brabbins, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The programme for this concert and our pre-concert chamber music recital showcases sextets by Richard Strauss and Brahms, both of whom used this rich ensemble to create music of expressive beauty.

    Both Wagner and Brahms saw themselves as successors to Beethoven, yet their music was strikingly different. Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg starts the concert in proud vein and the concert ends with a powerful work of sublime inspiration, Brahms’s First Symphony. These frame the divine Four Last Songs by Strauss – his final and most exquisite piece.

    Overture from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, 'The Mastersingers of Nuremburg'
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    4 Letzte Lieder, '4 Last Songs'
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Symphony No 1 in C minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    Thu, 2014-11-06 19:30
    Rutter's Requiem and Shakespeare Songs
    Addison Chamber Choir, David Wordsworth, Emma Price, Highgate School Chorale, Pimlico Academy Senior Choir, Tom Wiggall
    Church of St Clement Danes London WC2R 1DH
    United Kingdom

    In the first half of this evening's concert, the combined choirs of Highgate School and Pimlico Academy present the Rutter Requiem. Then the Addison Singers bring us a sequence of Shakespeare settings celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth.

    This concert is part of the Brandeburg Choral Festival Autumn Series.

    Requiem
    John Rutter (1945-)
    It was a lover and his lasse
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    3 Shakespeare Songs (1951)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Shakespeare Songs
    Matthew Harris (1956-)
    Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
    Nils Lindberg (1933-)
    It was a lover and his lass
    John Rutter (1945-)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 19:30
    Music for the Feast of All Saints
    Yorkshire Bach Choir
    St Michael-le-Belfrey Church York YO1 7HH
    United Kingdom

    The concert will include Propers for All Saints

    Mass for 4 Voices
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Spem in Alium (40 part motet)
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
  • Tue, 2014-11-11 20:00
    Mozart's Requiem | Brandenburg Festival Chorus
    Brandenburg Festival Chorus, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Robert Porter
    Royal Courts of Justice London WC2 2LL
    United Kingdom

    The Royal Courts of Justice provide a stunning backdrop for the final concert in the Brandenburg Choral Festival Autumn Series. The Brandenburg Festival Chorus and Sinfonia present a feast of magnificent Mozart under the baton of the festival's Aritistic Director Robert Porter.

    Please note tickets must be purchased in advance for this concert. No tickets will be available on the door.

    This concert is part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Autumn Series.

    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Ave Verum Corpus in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Sat, 2014-11-08 14:00
    Come and Sing Mozart's Requiem with Brandenburg Festival Chorus
    Brandenburg Festival Chorus, Iestyn Evans, Robert Porter
    St Botolph without Bishopsgate London EC2M 3TL
    United Kingdom

    Join the Brandenburg Festival Chorus and Bob Porter for an afternoon workshop looking at Mozart's final masterwork, the Requiem. If you would like to take part in the Armistice Day concert on Tuesday, this a great opportunity to refresh your memory and remind yourself of those tricky corners!

    Registration is from 1.45pm, with singing commencing at 2pm. You will need to specify your voice part when you book your ticket.

    Audience are welcome to attend the concert at 8pm.

    This event is part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Autumn Series.

    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)