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: 2018-04-26
Format: 2018-04-26
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    1 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Forged in Sheffield: Sheffield University Chamber Choir
    Sheffield University Chamber Choir, Tristan Fanning
    Firth Hall, University of Sheffield Sheffield S10 2TN
    United Kingdom

    A versatile choir of voices from across the University, the Chamber Choir performs in Sheffield and tours further afield. This concert is based on polyphonic renaissance music, inspired by Palestrina’s serenely bright Missa Brevis, and will also include works by Taverner, Tallis, Hassler and others.

  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    5 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Forged in Sheffield: The Music Makers
    Hallam Sinfonia, Peter Taylor, Sheffield University Singers' Society
    Firth Hall, University of Sheffield Sheffield S10 2TN
    United Kingdom

    The Singers’ Society mark their anniversary with a suitably joyful programme, including Parry’s I was glad and Elgar’s The Music Makers where they will be joined by Hallam Sinfonia, and Bob Chilcott’s lively Five days that changed the world.

    I was glad
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    The Music Makers
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Five days that changed the world
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    28 April 2018 - 7:30pm
    8 Minutes - Alexander Whitley Dance Company
    Alexander Whitley Dance Company
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    It takes just eight minutes for sunlight to travel 93 million miles to earth. In this unique collaboration with scientists from Science and Technology Facilities Council RAL Space, choreographer Alexander Whitley takes inspiration from solar science research and its stunning imagery.

    Dance, film and music take us on a journey through the universe, revealing the drama of the burning ball of plasma that illuminates our planet and exploring the numerous ways in which we relate to our home star. With an installation of high-definition imagery from visual artist Tal Rosner and a specially created score by the electroacoustic music innovator Daniel Wohl, 8 Minutes captures our curiosity and wonder for this unimaginably vast subject.

  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    4 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Jazz at the Movies | Joanna Eden (singer) and Chris Ingham Quartet
    Chris Ingham Quartet, Joanna Eden
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    Jazz at the Movies put a jazzy spin on the evocative songs and soundtrack themes from classic films including The Aristocats, From Russia with love, The Pink Panther, When Harry met Sally, and many more. Featuring material ranging from Bond to Bacharach, this is an enchanting evening, rich with witty anecdote, sophistication and swing.

    Jazz at the Movies are fronted by acclaimed Saffron Walden singer Joanna Eden, and feature the groovy sounds of the Chris Ingham Quartet.

  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    5 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bernstein at 100: BBC Symphony Orchestra
    BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Gillingwater, Roderick Cox, Steven Osborne
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    Composer, conductor, showman: Leonard Bernstein was the ultimate musical all-rounder. To celebrate his 100th birthday, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Roderick Cox play the music he loved – Gershwin’s swinging Rhapsody in Blue – and the music he wrote: a rare performance of his Bible-inspired first symphony.

    Rhapsody in Blue
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    The Firebird Suite (1919)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Overture from Candide
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Suite, Appalachian Spring
    Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
    Symphony No 1, 'Jeremiah'
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
  • 29 April 2018 - 4:20pm
    Russian Opera Gala and the 9th International Russian Song Festival
    Aigul Akhmetshina, Alexander Naumenko, British Imperial Orchestra, Evgeniy Yuzhin, Evgeny Kungurov, Graham Jones, Irina Chernova, Larisa Gergieva, Larisa Rudakova, Maria Veretenina, Mark Stone, Vasily Gerello
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Elena Obraztsova.

    Star guest performers – soloists from the Royal Opera House, Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg, the Bolshoi, Moscow – sing popular Russian and International arias, songs, and romances by famous composers, as well as classical folk songs, in this delightful show for music lovers.

    The genres in the Finale of the Ninth International Russian Song Festival and Contest, UK are: Classical, Romance Song, Folk, and Best 20th-century.

    Chair of the Judges: Larisa Gergieva, National Artist of Russia.

    Programme for the evening:
    1) Opening Ceremony (including fantastic guest performances, a video tribute to the great Russian singers Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Elena Obvaztsova, and an exhibition of photos)

    The evening will begin with an exhibition of photographs of both singers in the foyer, kindly lent to us by Elena Obraztsova Centre, our partners in the project, and will be followed by a premiere screening of a moving and profound short film, commissioned by Eurolog UK, and directed by Pavel Soro (Sorofilm), in memory of these great singers, accompanied by the soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre Larisa Rudakova and the British Imperial Orchestra conducted by Dr Graham Jones.

    2) Over 40 of the best international, Russian and English arias, romances and songs performed by the competition’s international finalists

    Guest performers will be followed by the finalists of the international vocal contest in four categories: classical, Russian romances, folk and modern songs. The main genre of the competition will be classical. Another wonderful category that brilliantly represents Russian culture is Russian romance, and the music covers the period from the eighteenth century to the present day. The musical spectrum of the festival is very broad.

    The panel of judges will be headed by the National Artist of Russia - Larisa Gergieva, (sister of the conductor Valery Gergiev), the Head of the Music Academy at the Mariinsky Theatre. Other well-known judges include Amanda Roocroft, Professor of Vocal Studies at the RCM; Dr. Graham Jones, MBE, the former Royal conductor; the National Artist of Russia, soloist of the Mariinskiy Theatre Vasily Gerello; Larisa Rudakova, Professor at Moscow Conservatoire and Irina Chernova, the Director of the Elena Obraztsova Centre.

    3)Drinks reception for the winners, guests and VIP ticket holders during the Interwal

    4) Winners’ Awards Ceremony

    The programme can be changed at the organisers' discretion.

    Supported by Elena Obraztsova Centre, St. Petersburg

    Standard tickets for the Gala and Vocal Contest Finale can be purchased from Cadogan Hall. VIP tickets including drinks reception and after party from Billetto

    call: 020 8458 6077, 020 8201 9389, 07771782406

    Les tringles des sistres tintaient from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Cortigiani, vil razza dannata from Rigoletto
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Backstage aria,'I'm burning with passion' from Rafaello
    Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
    Otvet mne zorkoe svetilo...(Shemakhan Queen) from Le Coq d'Or (The Golden Cockerel)
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Part 1 of Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra
    Reinhold Glière (1875-1956)
    E lucevan le stelle from Tosca
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Art is calling for me from The Enchantress
    Victor Herbert (1859-1924)
    Olga's aria from Eugene Onegin
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Lensky's aria from Eugene Onegin
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    O luce di quest'anima from Linda di Chamounix
    Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
    Dark eyes
    Evgeny Grebenka (1812-1848)
    Yamshik, ne goni loshadei
    Traditional Russian ()
    Funiculì, Funiculà
    Luigi Denza (1846-1922)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    29 April 2018 - 7:00pm
    Bach and Buxtehude at Easter | Colchester Chamber Choir
    Colchester Chamber Choir, Richard Moore, Roderick Earle
    St Edmundsbury Cathedral Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS
    United Kingdom

    Featuring two great Easter cantatas: Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4 and Buxtehude’s Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 43, the Colchester Chamber Choir makes a welcome return to St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Accompanied by some of the country’s finest young baroque players (strings, trumpets, continuo and timpani) from the Royal Academy of Music, the choir will also sing Bach’s motet Lobet den Herrn, and three other works by Buxtehude; his Magnificat, the Passiontide cantata Jesu, meines Lebens Leben and the joyous Alleluia (from Der Herr ist mit mir). Richard Moore, organ, will play some of Bach’s and Buxtehude’s great Easter chorale preludes. Roderick Earle directs.

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Magnificat anima mea
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
    Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
    Cantata 'Jesu meines Lebens leben'
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
    Cantata 'Christ lag in Todesbanden'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Alleluia, from Der Herr ist mit mir
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    3 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Mozart and Moonlight by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Costas Fotopoulos, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, 'Moonlight'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 12 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    29 April 2018 - 7:30pm
    From the New World | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Elizabeth Sombart, Gianluca Marcianò, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Wycombe Swan Theatre High Wycombe HP11 2XE
    United Kingdom

    Rossini’s sparkling Semiramide Overture provides an explosive opening, paving the way for Mozart’s elegant and charming Piano Concerto No 23 and Dvorák’s powerful yet poignant ‘From the New World’ Symphony. This selection from three great classical masters will thrill and delight.

    Overture from Semiramide
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 23 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 28 April 2018 - 7:30pm
    From the New World | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Gianluca Marcianò, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sonoko Miriam Welde
    Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre Swindon SN1 1QN
    United Kingdom

    Rossini’s sparkling Semiramide Overture provides an explosive opening, paving the way for Bruch’s elegant Violin Concerto and Dvorák’s powerful yet poignant ‘From the New World’ Symphony. This selection from three great romantic masters will thrill and delight.

    Meet the Musicians

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional musician in a world-famous orchestra? Now’s your chance to ask! Members from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be in the Upper Foyer at 6.45pm–7.15pm to answer your questions. It’s free of charge and informal so pop in to say hello!

    Overture from Semiramide
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here