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Format: 2019-06-26
Format: 2019-06-26
  • 6 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    Helen Jane Long (piano) and The London Players (strings)
    Helen Jane Long, The London Players
    Holy Trinity Church Guildford GU1 3RR
    United Kingdom

    Known for her memorable piano themes and evocative string arrangements, in 2018 British composer Helen Jane Long became the first billion streaming pianist and artist in the world.

    Her kaleidoscopic talent is a wonder to behold. Shift the lens in one direction and you see the remarkably gifted multi-instrumentalist, turn it again and you find the highly accomplished composer and recording artist.

    Helen’s signature sound is epic, cinematic and emotional. It inspires, it captivates and warms the soul. Ahead of her US tour, at the Holy Trinity, Guildford, Helen Jane Long will be performing music from her six piano albums including the famous 'Aviators' written for British Airway's multi-million pound campaign.

    Special bonus: there will be an opportunity to meet and great after the show and get merchandise signed.

    Identity album
    Helen Jane Long (1974-)
    Porcelain album
    Helen Jane Long (1974-)
    Intervention album
    Helen Jane Long (1974-)
    Embers album
    Helen Jane Long (1974-)
    Perspective
    Helen Jane Long (1974-)
  • 6 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Helen Davies, Peter G Dyson, Pippa Harris
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 violins No 8 in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Incidental Music from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 6 July 2019 - 6:30pm
    Beyond The Night Sky | Quire Voices and Coro
    Coro, Mark Griffiths, Quire Voices, Sean Bui
    The Parish Church of St John the Baptist Windsor SL4 1LT
    United Kingdom

    Join Quire Voices and award-winning London-based Coro Chamber Choir as they celebrate fifty years since the moon landings in a concert of music celebrating exploration and flight.

    Canticum Novum
    Ivo Antognini (1963-)
    O nata lux
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    Three Sacred Hymns, for mixed choir
    Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
    My flight for Heaven
    Blake Henson (1983-)
    O lux beata Trinitas
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Northern Lights
    Ola Gjeilo (1978-)
    Infinity
    Kim André Arnesen (1980-)
    Ballade to the Moon from Three Nocturnes
    Daniel Elder (1986-)
    Stars
    Eriks Ešenvalds (1977-)
    In the heart of the world
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
  • 29 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Power of Song
    Andrew Griffiths, Clare O'Connell, Gareth Brynmor John, James Orford, Kingston Choral Society, Penelope Cousland
    St Andrew's Church Surbiton KT6 4DS
    United Kingdom

    This fascinating programme brings together works from three very different traditions. Duruflé’s love of Gregorian plainchant shines through his understated, achingly lyrical Requiem mass, which will be performed alongside his friend Vierne’s enchanting songs, Les angélus, for mezzo-soprano and organ. John Tavener’s Svyati for choir and cello, written in memory of a friend, draws movingly on the colour and tradition of the Russian Orthodox church. Finally, The Power of Song by Max Bruch, is an impassioned, romantic hymn to the quasi-religious power of music itself.

    Open rehearsal: 2.30pm-4pm

    Requiem
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    Die Macht des Gesanges, for baritone and orchestra
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Svyati, for cello and choir
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Les angélus, for voice and organ
    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • 5 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    The King's Singers - Jam on the Marsh
    The King's Singers
    All Saints Church Lydd, Romney Marsh TN29 9DU
    United Kingdom

    The King’s Singers are a British a cappella vocal ensemble founded in 1968. For this concert celebrating 50 years in the business, The King’s Singers eclectic journey moves from Fauré to classic audience favourites and brand new surprises, via Bob Chilcott, Paul Patterson and Steve Martland, all in their signature close-harmony style.

    The Prayer of King Henry VI
    Henry Ley (1887-1962)
    We are
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Lágrimas de mi consuelo
    Juan Vasquez (c1510-c1560)
    Dessus le marché d'Arras
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Master of Music
    Toby Hession (1997-)
    Le papillon et la fleur
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Quand tu dors près de moi
    Gordon Langford (1930-2017)
    Horizons
    Peter Louis van Dijk (1953-)
    Dance to thy daddy
    Traditional ()
    Shenandoah
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Timepiece
    Paul Patterson (1947-)
    Poor Roger from Street Songs
    Steve Martland (1959-2013)
    A finer music
    Nico Muhly (1981-)
    Classic audience favourites
    Various ()
  • 29 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Pro Arte Choir - Songs and Dances
    Charles Andrews, London Pro Arte Choir, Tom Winpenny
    Church of St Michael and All Angels Mill Hill NW7 2JA
    United Kingdom

    London Pro Arte's summer concert will celebrate the season with a programme of English and American works by Bob Chilcott, Cecelia McDowell and Aaron Copland, as well as familiar madrigals and part-songs.

    Dances of Time
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    A Fancy of Folk Songs
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    Old American Songs
    Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
  • 29 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Gregynog Festival - A Nocte Temporis and Reinoud Van Mechelen (tenor)
    A Nocte Temporis, Anna Besson, Benjamin Alard, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Ronan Kernoa
    Gregynog Hall Tregynon, Nr Newtown SY16 3PW
    United Kingdom

    Gregynog Festival, Wales’s oldest classical music festival, returns in June with its traditional combination of beautiful summer events in idyllic Mid Wales locations. The season celebrates the vision of the Davies family – Gwendoline and Margaret Davies and their brother David, 1st Baron Davies - for a better world rooted in culture and peace following the First World War.

    Erbarme dich, an all-Bach programme of arias for tenor, flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord, will be performed by the multi-award-winning Flemish tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen and his Baroque ensemble A Nocte Temporis. Their Gregynog Festival recital marks their début appearance in Wales.

    Reinoud Van Mechelen graduated from the Brussels Royal Conservatoire in 2012 and was awarded the prestigious Caecilia Prize for Young Musician of the Year by the Belgian music press in 2017. After working for several years as a soloist with conductors including William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Hervé Niquet and Christophe Rousset, he founded his own ensemble A Nocte Temporis in 2016.

    A Nocte Temporis means ‘from time immemorial’: a nod toward the past, to what is changing, and especially toward what remains unchanged. The aim is to present historically-informed performances that touch the emotions of as wide an audience as possible. The ensemble’s two CDs, Erbarme dich: Arias of JS Bach for tenor and flute (2016) and Clérambault: Cantates françaises (2018), have been released to unanimous critical acclaim, and gained awards including two Chocs from Classica magazine (‘A Bach recording blessed by the Gods’), five Diapasons, a Diapason d’Or, and a Caecilia Prize as one of the ten best recordings of 2016.

    After touring its Bach programme to Warsaw, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Pavia, A Nocte Temporis has been invited to perform at prestigious venues including the Festival Radio France (Montpellier), MA Festival (Brugge), Bozar (Brussels), Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles and Wigmore Hall.

    The 2019 Gregynog Festival season also includes concerts by the chamber-folk group VRi (22 and 23 June), the Odysseus Piano Trio (28 June) and the organist Meirion Wynn Jones (30 June), plus community outreach performances, talks and exhibitions across Mid Wales.

    Chorale Prelude, 'Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes-Sohn', from Orgel-Buchlein
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Choral: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn from Cantata No 96, 'Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Recitative: Ach! ich bin ein Kind der Sünden from Cantata No 78, 'Jesu, der du meine Seele'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Siciliano from Sonata for flute and keyboard No 2 in E flat
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Aria: Wenn auch gleich aus der Höllen from Cantata No 107, 'Was willst du dich betrüben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Aria: Lass, o Fürst der Cherubinen from Cantata No 130 'Herr Gott, Dich loben alle wir'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude from Suite No 1 for solo cello in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Aria: Drum ich mich ihm ergebe from Cantata No 107, 'Was willst du dich betrüben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sarabande from Partita in A minor for solo flute
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Aria: Wo wird diesem Jammertale from Cantata 'Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    3rd movement: Andante from Sonata for flute and continuo in E minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Aria: Erschüttre dich nur nicht, verzagte Seele from Cantata No 99, 'Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chorale Prelude, 'Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Aria: Erbarme dich from Cantata No 55, 'Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 28 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Gregynog Festival - Odysseus Piano Trio
    Odysseus Piano Trio
    Gregynog Hall Tregynon, Nr Newtown SY16 3PW
    United Kingdom

    Gregynog Festival, Wales’s oldest classical music festival, returns in June with its traditional combination of beautiful summer events in idyllic Mid Wales locations. The season celebrates the vision of the Davies family – Gwendoline and Margaret Davies and their brother David, 1st Baron Davies - for a better world rooted in culture and peace following the First World War.

    Formed in 2015, the Odysseus Piano Trio is developing a reputation as one of the most dynamic and distinctive ensembles to emerge in recent years. The trio have performed at Kings Place, St David’s Hall and regularly perform in festivals and concert societies in the UK.

    Sara Trickey enjoys an exciting and diverse career as a solo violinist and chamber musician. Noted for her ‘fiery and passionate’ performances (The Strad) and ‘beautifully refined tone’ (Musical Opinion), she performs at many of the UK’s major venues and events, including the Presteigne, Alwyn, Oxford May Music, York and Wye Valley Chamber Music festivals. She plays regularly with pianist Daniel Tong with whom she has recorded the Schubert Sonatinas to critical acclaim (‘Irresistible!’ – Barry Millington). A CD of Fauré and David Matthews has recently been released by Deux-Elles.

    Rosie Biss is principal cellist of Welsh National Opera and, outside that role, she enjoys a busy and varied career as a chamber musician, soloist, guest principal and teacher. As a recitalist and former member of the Zehetmair Quartet and Trio, European Music Project and Scottish Ensemble, Rosie has played throughout Europe and America, broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and WDR 3, and performed at major music festivals including Edinburgh, Aspen, Verbier and Schleswig-Holstein.

    Robin Green enjoys a busy career as a piano soloist, chamber musician and conductor. His Dialog mit Mozart CD on the Gramola label was ‘Editor’s Choice’ in The Strad, and Gramophone wrote of Games Chorales and Fantasie on the Claves label: ‘Green….an intelligent and sensitive musician with a genuine flair for imaginative programming.’ Former recipient of the Leverhulme Chamber music fellowship at the Royal College of Music, Robin was first prizewinner of the Royal Overseas League Chamber Music Competition and Concours Nicati in Switzerland and runner-up at the International Schubert Duo Competition.

    Gregynog Festival 2019: Vision also includes performances by the chamber-folk group VRi (22 and 23 June), A Nocte Temporis with the tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen (29 June), and the organist Meirion Wynn Jones (30 June).

    This concert will be preceded by a talk about Walford Davies and Wales by Gregynog Festival's Artistic Director, Dr Rhian Davies, in the Senior Common Room at Gregynog Hall at 6.00pm.

    Piano Trio in D, 'Ghost'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Welsh Miniatures, for violin, cello and piano
    Evan Thomas Davies (1878-1969)
    Antiphony, for vioin and cello
    W Hubert Davies (1893-1965)
    Piano Trio No 1 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 30 June 2019 - 2:30pm
    Gregynog Festival - Meirion Wynn Jones (organ)
    Meirion Wynn Jones
    Bethel Chapel Aberystwyth SY23 2BJ
    United Kingdom

    Gregynog Festival, Wales’s oldest classical music festival, returns in June with its traditional combination of beautiful summer events in idyllic Mid Wales locations. The season celebrates the vision of the Davies family – Gwendoline and Margaret Davies and their brother David, 1st Baron Davies - for a better world rooted in culture and peace following the First World War.

    2019 marks 100 years since Gregynog Festival’s first Artistic Director, Henry Walford Davies, became first Gregynog Professor of Music at Aberystwyth University, 1919-26, and first Director of the National Council of Music for Wales, 1919-41: appointments that were funded by Gwendoline and Margaret Davies. Meirion Wynn Jones' recital includes music by Aberystwyth composers who have played the fine Frederick Rothwell organ at Bethel Chapel over the years, including Walford Davies who gave the inaugural recital in 1924.

    A native of Rhewl, Llangollen, Meirion Wynn Jones was educated at Wells Cathedral School, before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied organ and piano. As a student he held organ scholarships at Winchester Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Having held organist posts at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the Birmingham Oratory, and Brecon Cathedral, Meirion now pursues a freelance career as a composer, accompanist and teacher. He was for many years a staff accompanist at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, and at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

    Meirion's choral and vocal works have been recorded and broadcast on BBC radio and S4C. In 2011 he was awarded the Musician’s Medal (Tlws y Cerddor) for composition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Recently-commissioned works include Ffrindiau Bach a Mawr for Côr Heol y March, and the anthem Beloved, let us love for the John S. Davies Singers, marking the fortieth anniversary of their founding. His recital includes the world premiere performance of his Diptych on themes of Walford Davies, the 2019 Gregynog Festival commission.

    Other concerts during this year's Festival season include the chamber-folk string trio VRi (22 and 23 June), the Odysseus Piano Trio (28 June), and A Nocte Temporis with the tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen (29 June)

    Solemn Melody
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
    Minuet from Arminio
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Minuet-Scherzo from 2 Pièces, for organ
    Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
    Minuet from Joseph
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Er cof
    Composer Not Known ()
    Jesu Dulcis Memoria
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
    Aria, for organ
    Firmin Swinnen (1885-1972)
    Prelude, Elegy and Toccata, for organ
    William Mathias (1934-1992)
    Interlude in C, for organ
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
    Diptych on themes of Walford Davies, for organ
    ()
  • 6 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    Sounding North | The Carice Singers
    George Parris, The Carice Singers
    The Swedish Church London W1H 4AG
    United Kingdom

    Premiered to great acclaim at the Oxford Lieder Festival last Autumn, ‘Sounding North’ presents a regional exploration of Nordic choral music from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. The audience will experience music and languages from Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, in addition to 'kulning' (Swedish herding calls), Norwegian folk-singing, and 'löyly' (the sound of steam in a Finnish sauna).

    'A magical concert - the music was just staggering - such variety and such a wonderful programme'
    Prof Peter Davidson, Author of The Idea of North

    Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm

    All audience members attending the Saturday evening performance are invited to join a post-concert reception with Nordic-style refreshments!

    The Carice Singers is a British vocal ensemble directed by George Parris, described as possessing a "beauty of tone" and "musicality" that "few can match" (Gramophone Magazine, 2016). Since its founding in 2011, the ensemble has gained an enviable reputation for superb performances and imaginative programming, resulting in concerts in 2018 at the Cheltenham Music Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival.

    Heyr, himna smiour
    Porkell Sigburbjörnsson ()
    Hvad est du dog skjøn from 4 Psalms
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    September
    Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)
    Rakastava
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Nuits, adieux
    Kaija Saariaho (1952-)
    Förvårskväll
    David Wikander (1884-1955)
    Lauantaisauna
    Matthew Whittall (1975-)
    Maya Dances
    Per Nørgård (1932-)
    Halleluja, vår strid er endt
    Ørjan Matre (1979-)
    I himmelen
    Karin Rehnqvist (1957-)
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