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Format: 2017-12-15
Format: 2017-12-15
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    16 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    A Streatham Choral Christmas
    Calum Fraser, Richard Leach, Streatham Choral
    St Leonard's Church Streatham SW16 1HS
    United Kingdom

    Please come and join conductor Calum Fraser, organist Richard Leach and members of Streatham Choral for an evening of Christmas carols, songs and readings to get you in the festive mood!

    Selection from Carols for Choirs
    Sir David Willcocks (1919-2015)
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    17 December 2017 - 6:00pm
    Nowell sing we: medieval, renaissance and baroque music for Christmas
    Aitone
    St Anne's Church Radcliffe-on-Trent NG12 2AJ
    United Kingdom

    An exciting range of less well-known music for the Christmas season from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Some of the titles may be familiar, but the music won't be quite what you're expecting...

    Refreshments will be available during the interval, together with a chance to speak to the singers about the music. There will also be a display of musical sources in facsimile including pieces featured in the concert.

    Entry to the concert is free, but donations are invited. All proceeds will be shared between the group and Churches Together Refugee Network, the church's chosen cause.

    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    Anonymous ()
    Adam lay ybounden
    Anonymous ()
    A Christmas Carol
    Thomas Ravenscroft (1582-1633)
    Comfort ye
    Henry Aldrich (1647-1710)
    Ecce concipies et paries
    Balthasar Resinarius (c1486-1544)
    Dixit autem Maria from Gabriel Angelus
    Melchior Vulpius (c1570-1615)
    Hayl Mary
    Anonymous ()
    While shepherds watched
    William Tans'ur (1706-1783)
    O Jesulein süss
    Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
    O Sion that bringest good tidings
    Joseph Stephenson (1723-1810)
    Verbum caro factum est
    Gaspar van Weerbeke (c.1445-after 1517)
    Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
    Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
    Loco Credo: Hodie nobis Christus natus est from Missa in Nativitate Deus Noster Jesu Christe
    Loyset Compère (c1445-1518)
    From Virgin's womb
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
    While shepherds watched
    Daniel Read (1757-1836)
    Angels, from the realms of glory
    Stephen Storace (1763-1796)
    Gloria from Missa Ma bouche rit
    Johannes Martini (c1440-1497)
    Magi videntes stellam
    Ludovico Balbi (1545-1604)
    Vox in Rama audita est
    Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510-c1556)
    Nunc dimittis 'octavi toni'
    Ludwig Daser (c1526-1589)
    Noël: Sors de ton lit paré
    Eustache du Caurroy (1549-1609)
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    20 December 2017 - 1:10pm
    Hao Zi Yoh (piano) plays Chopin's 24 Preludes
    Hao Zi Yoh
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Born in 1995, Malaysian pianist, Hao Zi Yoh began her music studies at the age of 3. By the age of 12, she already performed at Carnegie Hall as a gold medallist of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. In the same year she also performed her own composition 'Bustling City and Peaceful Suburb', representing Malaysia at the Yamaha Asia Pacific Junior Original Concert 2007. She has appeared as soloist performing in festivals around Europe, USA, China, Japan and Malaysia.

    Described as a young artist with a great sensitivity to tone colour, Hao Zi has won top prizes in many international piano competitions, including the RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (Manchester, England 2012) where she performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under the baton of Hannu Lintu. Her success at the Concurso internacional de piano Rotary Club Palma Ramon LLull, Mallorca (Spain 2013) led her to concert tours in Spain, and also opportunity to perform with the Baleares Symphony Orchestra with conductor Pablo Mielgo.

    Recently she has won the Third Prize in the main category of Roma International Piano Competition and the Phillip Crawshaw Memorial Prize at the Royal Overseas League Competition. She is also recently selected for one of only a maximum of three Martin Musical Scholarship Trust Philharmonia Piano Fellowships on the Emerging Artists Programme, where she she is also selected as the one recipient of the opportunity sit in on relevant rehearsals to observe the role of an orchestral pianist.

    As a musician, Hao Zi is very interested in outreach programmes and workshops that involve improvisations. She has performed at Wigmore Hall as part of the Music for Moment Concert Series. Besides, she is also very much interested in music and colours, which led her to experimenting with different musical ideas at the Royal Academy of Music Summer Piano Festival 2015 and 2016.

    Hao Zi had the privilege to have studied under Prof. Christopher Elton (Royal Academy of Music - Master of Music and Professional Diploma Course), Prof. Elza Kolodin (Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Germany - Bachelor of Music) and Chong Lim NG (Malaysia).

    Hao Zi received music education at the Yamaha Music School at the age of 3 - Lillian Joseph, began taking piano lessons from Christina Ong Chin Chin a year after. In conjunction with the Yamaha Junior Special Advanced Course, she learned composition / harmony under Clement Siow and later Sin Min Fuei. She also received violin education under Ying Yuen Chin and Nora Kim.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    22 December 2017 - 1:10pm
    The Dominic Alldis Trio play festive jazz arrangements of classical masterpieces
    Andrew Cleyndert, Dominic Alldis, Dominic Alldis Trio, Martin France
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The Dominic Alldis Trio play music from their highly-acclaimed CD Praeludium, featuring jazz arrangements of classical themes by Bach, Fauré, Corelli, Satie, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Borodin, Bizet, Pachelbel, Chopin and Bartok, as well as some Christmas songs. Expect exquisite chamber music from three remarkable musicians fluent in the language of both classical music and jazz, a celebration of melody and the art of improvisation! The trio were recommended artists in the 2015 Concert Promotors Guide.

    Free concert (retiring collection)

    Prelude No 20 in C minor from 24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Have yourself a merry little Christmas
    Hugh Martin ()
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    15 December 2017 - 1:10pm
    Caroline Tyler and the Piccadilly Quintet play Mozart's Piano Concerto No 22
    Caroline Tyler, Piccadilly Quintet
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Written in 1786, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 22 is one of eleven piano concertos written by the composer within the space of only two years. By the time he completed this concerto he was composing The Marriage of Figaro. The role of Countess Almaviva comes to mind as we listen to this concerto, so subtle in its drama and sincere in its expression. In today's performance, Caroline Tyler and the Piccadilly Quintet will perform the work in a chamber version arranged by Ignaz Lachner.

    Caroline Tyler (piano) has performed at venues including the Barbican Hall in London, Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, and Martinu Hall and British Embassy in Prague. She graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a first-class Honours degree and a Masters. During her studies she competed with candidates from the Royal music colleges and Oxbridge to win the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize, as well the Norah Sande, Christopher Duke and Anglo-Czech Trust competitions. She regularly performs with Ensemble Reza and RSC soprano Alexandra Ferrari.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 22 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    18 December 2017 - 1:10pm
    Ella Rundle (cello) and Gamal Khamis (piano) play Brahms and Fazil Say
    Ella Rundle, Gamal Khamis
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Award winner of the 2015 Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists and 2013/14 Tillett Trust Young Artist cellist Ella Rundle performs as a soloist and chamber musician through out the U.K and Europe. She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins and completed her Masters degree at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, with Konstantin Heidrich. She gave her Wigmore Hall recital debut in November 2013 to critical acclaim.

    A passionate chamber musician, Ella is also a member of the cello octet “Cellophony” which was established in 2007 in London. They will be releasing their second CD in collabaration with Simon Callow in March. As a concerto soloist Ella has appeared with orchestras such as the Kensington Chamber Orchestra, New English Concert Orchestra and the Westminster Philharmonic.

    '…a splendid account of Debussy's cello sonata, weaving together its disjointed eccentricities skilfully and quite briskly. Faure's Romance was eloquent and understated, and Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise Brilliante op.3 was performed with panache..' - The Strad, Wigmore Hall 2013.

    After gaining a degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London, Gamal Khamis completed his formal musical education at the Royal College of Music. He first performed at the Wigmore Hall at the age of ten, and has since appeared at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Sage Gateshead, Oxford Lieder Festival, Buxton Festival and Chipping Campden Festival, as well as BBC radio and television. He has participated in festivals across Europe and North America, and has been lucky to receive guidance from musicians including Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Paul Badura-Skoda, Leon Fleisher and Robert Levin, among many others.

    Gamal has been a Concordia Foundation Artist since 2010, a Park Lane Group Artist since 2013, and is a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet who won the Elias Fawcett Trust Award at the 2016 ROSL Music Competition, and recently made their Wigmore Hall debut. He also performs regularly with Sinfonia Cymru. Gamal would like to thank The Carne Trust, Help Musicians UK, Else & Leonard Cross Charitable Trust, Kathleen Trust, Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust, and The Tillett Trust for their generous support.

    ‘The highlight of the evening was pianist Gamal Khamis, whose sensitivity and imagination shone out of his three performances.’ - Financial Times

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2 in F
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    4 Cities, Sonata for Cello and Piano
    Fazil Say (1970-)
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    21 December 2017 - 7:00pm
    Handel House Christmas Showcase
    Block4, Catriona McDermid, Emily Owen, Kate Conway, Naomi Burrell, Oonagh Lee, Satoko Doi-Luck, Simon Williams, Tabea Debus
    St George's Church, Hanover Square London W1S 1FX
    United Kingdom

    Handel House invites you to St. George’s Hanover Square to celebrate the Christmas season with our annual end-of-year concert.

    Each member of our New Artist Scheme will celebrate their year with us, so expect the very best baroque music performed by the Handel House Talent musicians, plus there will be a world-premiere of the Composer-in-Residence commission of new music inspired by Handel House.

    Performances will be punctuated with festive carols for all the audience to sing along to.

    Mi palpita il cor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sonata for violin, oboe, bassoon and continuo
    Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758)
    Paris Quartet No 6 in E minor
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Pan et Syrinx
    Michel Pignolet de Montéclair (1667-1737)
    Chamber Concerto in G minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    15 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio | Barts Choir
    Barts Choir, Ben Johnson, Benedict Nelson, Grace Davidson, Ivor Setterfield, Katie Coventry, Trafalgar Baroque Ensemble
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    In his Christmas Oratorio Bach drew on a long German tradition of sung Christmas narratives but as always surpassed them. Barts Choir will perform parts I-III.

    Like his Passion settings, the Biblical narrative is interspersed with solos and choruses commenting on the action. Though written in six parts to be performed over the main feast days of the Christmas season, it forms a continuous whole, especially Parts I-III describing the birth of Jesus, the angels appearing to the shepherds, and their visit to the manger.

    Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem, if less familiar, fits the season with its charitable theme, and the work ends with the Hallelujah chorus from Messiah.

    Cantata 1 from Christmas Oratorio
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Anthem for the Foundling Hospital, 'Blessed are they that considereth the poor'
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    16 December 2017 - 2:15pm
    Music for Christmas | Bristol Chamber Choir
    Bristol Chamber Choir, Gordon Pullin
    The Lord Mayor's Chapel Bristol BS1 5TB
    United Kingdom

    Settings of 'Ave Maria' by Biebl, Bruckner, Despres, Liszt, Parsons, Rachmaninov and Victoria, with carols from each composer's countries

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    15 December 2017 - 1:00pm
    Charlton House Concert Society presents Christmas with the Band
    Royal Greenwich Brass Band, Stephen Maw
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    The ever popular Royal Greenwich Brass Band returns to its home venue for the annual concert of carols, christmas music and brass band classics.

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