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Format: 2018-03-21
Format: 2018-03-21
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    30 March 2018 - 8:00pm
    Brahms's Requiem - Choir of St Paul's Knightsbridge and RCM Chamber Ensemble
    Benjamin McKee, Choir of St Paul's Knightsbridge, Eleanor Ross, Michael Papadopoulos, Paul Sheehan, Peter Foggitt, Royal College of Music Chamber Ensemble
    St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge London SW1X 8SH
    United Kingdom
    Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), for choir and chamber ensemble
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    24 March 2018 - 3:00pm
    Musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music
    Cai Waverley-Hudson, Charlotte Kwok, Charlotte Price, Jordan Earnshaw, Maria Luis Garcis dos Santos, Matilde Viegas, Matt Jones, Musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music, Nuno Lucas, Tonglin Lin
    St Briavels Church St Briavels GL15 6RG
    United Kingdom

    Wye Valley Music proudly present the best young students of music from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

    Amongst the players there will be a string quartet and a piano trio in addition to two pianists. This concert will feature 11-year-old Charlotte Kwok, who attends the Junior Academy in Cardiff. In January she won second prize in the College Junior Piano Concerto competition and last month won joint first prize in the Senior Piano Recital class at the Abertawe Festival of Young Musicians in Swansea.

    Charlotte will open the concert by playing the first movement of Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A major K 414, accompanied by the Lunar String Quartet.

    The Lunar String Quartet, comprised of Jordan Earnshaw and Charlotte Price (violins), Matt Jones (viola) and Cai Waverley Hudson (cello), will then play Beethoven's String Quartet Op 18 No 1 in F major, followed by a very special piano piece played by a graduate student, Tonglin Lin. Her choice is from Messaien's Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus, the 11th movement called Premiere communion de la vierge.

    The second half of the programme sees the return of the Portuguese pianist Nuno Lucas, whose superb previous performances elicited very high praise from the audience. He will be performing with his all-Portuguese piano trio Maria Luis Garcis dos Santos (violin) and Matilde Viegas (cello), to play Piazzolla's Trio Revolucionario and Brahms's Piano Trio Op 8 in B major.

    It is rare to be able to assemble such a range of youthful talent for a single concert. This promises to be a very special afternoon and is highly recommended.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 12 in A (piano quintet version)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quartet No 1 in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Première communion de la vierge from Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Trio Revolucionario, for violin, viola and cello
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Piano Trio No 1 in B major
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    28 March 2018 - 1:10pm
    Lucy Winkett (soprano) and Patrick Craig (countertenor) sing Couperin
    Lucy Winkett, Patrick Craig, St James's Ensemble
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Lucy Winkett was a Choral Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge before going on to study at the Royal College of Music with Marion Studholme. While there Lucy sang regularly with various professional choirs including Polyphony and the Cambridge Singers. Her roles include Madame Silberklang in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor, Yum Yum in The Mikado, and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls. While training for ordination she became lead singer in the band The Ordained who went on to feature on BBC television. Lucy was Precentor of St Paul's Cathedral and sang Pergolesi's Stabat Mater there in her final year. She is now Rector of St James Piccadilly. Lucy is also a founder member of this country's premiere all-female professional choir, Aurora Nova.

    Patrick Craig was an Organ Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge before going on to study at the Royal College of Music with Ashley Stafford. Over the past twenty years Patrick has been a Vicar Choral at St Paul's Cathedral while also singing a thousand concerts with The Tallis Scholars across the world. He has also recorded the entire Latin sacred music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis as a member of the award-winning Cardinall’s Musick. He regularly sings solos in Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Nelson Mass and Bach's St John Passion at St Paul’s. Patrick is also the Musical Director of Temenos Chamber Choir in Sevenoaks, guest conductor of Chiara women’s choir, and is in demand as a leader of choral workshops across Europe. He is the founder director of Aurora Nova, this country’s pre-eminent all-female professional choir, who have regularly led Sunday worship in St Paul’s Cathedral for the last twenty years.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Leçons de ténèbres
    François Couperin (1668-1733)
  • 25 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Burford Singers - a concert for Palm Sunday
    Brian Kay, Joshua Ellicott, Quentin Hayes, Robin Baggs, The Burford Singers
    Church of St John the Baptist Burford OX18 4RY
    United Kingdom

    Our annual Palm Sunday concert brings together Stainer's Crucifixion and Henry Purcell's deeply moving and heartfelt tribute to his beloved Queen Mary

    Tickets reserved at all prices, children and students half price

    Postal booking (advised) open 27 January - 10th February
    Online booking from 17th February - booking fee applies

    Booking in person opens on 17th February:

    The Madhatter Bookshop
    122, High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ

    Full details and booking form available on our website

    Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    The Crucifixion
    Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
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    30 March 2018 - 6:00pm
    Chilcott: St John Passion | Coventry Cathedral Chorus
    Coventry Cathedral Chorus, Fine Arts Brass Ensemble, Matthew Minter, Orchestra Pro Anima, Paul Leddington Wright, Sofia Larsson
    Coventry Cathedral Coventry CV1 5AB
    United Kingdom

    For one year, Coventry Cathedral Chorus will break from its tradition of staging a Bach Passion in order to present Bob Chilcott’s wonderful setting of the St John Passion. The simplicity and directness of the writing has an impact which is both moving and captivating. The work does, in outline, follow the structure of Bach’s Passions, and is led by an Evangelist. There are some original settings of hymn texts which are accessible and refreshing.

    Having sung the part of the Evangelist in both Bach’s settings, and also both works as a treble in the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Chilcott says:- “It is the austerity, the agony and ultimately the grace of this story that has inspired me to write this piece”. The concert will open with Bach’s most famous motet, Jesu meine Freude.

    2019 will see the choir return to presenting a Bach Passion.

    St John Passion
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Jesu, meine Freude
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 24 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bach - A Family Affair | Epsom Chamber Choir
    Epsom Chamber Choir, Jack Apperley
    Church of St Martin of Tours Epsom KT17 4PX
    United Kingdom

    Epsom Chamber Choir perform a programme exploring the music of JS Bach, his forebears and others who influenced him. The choir will be performing under guest conductor Jack Apperley, who is currently studying for a Masters in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music.

    Two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s finest and most dramatic motets will be at the heart of the concert: ‘Komm, Jesu Komm’ and ‘Jesu meine Freude’. Also being performed are works by three other Bachs (Johannes, Johann Christoph and Johann Michael), and music by two further composers who influenced the great man: Heinrich Schütz and Johann Kuhnau.

    This concert delivers a unique perspective that pays tribute to the music of the men on whose shoulders JS Bach stands. JS’s own influence continues, and the choir will also sing a 20th century re-imagining of a Bach chorale by Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt.

    Komm, Jesu, komm
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Jesu, meine Freude
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirbt
    Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)
    Motet: Das Blut, Jesu Christi
    Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694)
    Tristis est anima mea
    Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722)
    Selig sind die Toten
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Ich bin eine rufende Stimme
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Immortal Bach
    Knut Nystedt (1915-2014)
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    23 March 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Concert - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Band
    Conal Bembridge-Sayers, Robert Childs, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Band
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A welcome return visit to London by the brass band conducted by the doyen of euphonium playing and brass band conducting, Dr Robert Childs.

    Samuel R Hazo ()
    A Celtic Suite
    Philip Sparke (1951-)
    Concertante for piano and brass band
    Edward Gregson (1945-)
    Trumpet Blues and Cantabile
    Harry James (1916-1983)
    Memories of a lost boy
    Ben Hollings ()
    To boldly go
    Peter Graham (1958-)
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    30 March 2018 - 2:30pm
    Messiah on Good Friday - Royal Choral Society
    Anna Devin, Dominic Sedgwick, Madeleine Shaw, Richard Cooke, Richard Pearce, Royal Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rufus Müller
    Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    The Royal Choral Society has performed Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876. This annual concert is one of London’s great Easter traditions and the perfect way to spend Good Friday afternoon.

    For the 2018 performance of Great Britain’s favourite choral masterpiece, the choir will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra alongside quartet of superb soloists, all conducted by the choir’s Music Director, Richard Cooke.

    It is thought that the Royal Choral Society, the choir that was formed for the opening of the Royal Albert Hall in 1871, has sung Handel’s magnificent Messiah more than any other choir – estimated as around 280 times. What could be a better start to your Easter weekend?

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    25 March 2018 - 7:00pm
    JS Bach's St John Passion - Durham Cathedral Choir and the Avison Ensemble
    Avison Ensemble, Daniel Cook, Durham Cathedral Choir, Pavlo Beznosiuk
    Durham Cathedral Durham DH1 3EH
    United Kingdom

    Durham Cathedral Choir joins forces with the Avison Ensemble to perform Bach's stunning St John Passion on the evening of Palm Sunday. This unmissable concert will be conducted by Daniel Cook, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral with internationally renowned violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk leading the orchestra. Vocal soloists will be from within Durham Cathedral Choir including some of the Cathedral Choristers.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    22 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight
    Ivor Setterfield, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto Grosso No 3 in E minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for 4 violins in B minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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