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Format: 2017-12-17
Format: 2017-12-17
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    22 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    Festive Fiesta | City of Bristol Choir with Bristol Ensemble
    Bristol Ensemble, City of Bristol Choir, David Ogden
    St George's Bristol Bristol BS1 5RR
    United Kingdom

    A feel-good festive evening of carols and Christmas music — come and sing all your festive favourites with members of City of Bristol Choir, accompanied by Bristol Ensemble and led in entertaining style by David Ogden. Bring the family for a wonderful evening of singing.

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    23 December 2017 - 2:00pm
    Children's Christmas Carnival | Bristol Ensemble
    Bristol Ensemble, John Telfer, Roger Huckle
    St George's Bristol Bristol BS1 5RR
    United Kingdom

    Give the whole family a Christmas treat at this special concert which features Prokofiev’s well-loved musical tale, Peter and the Wolf. A myriad of colourful characters — the bird, duck, cat, Peter himself, his grandfather, hunters, and of course, the wolf — are all represented by different instruments giving a wonderfully descriptive introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. With plenty of audience participation in festive favourites, this is a seasonal delight for all the family suitable for children of all ages, and parents and grandparents too!

    There is a second performance at 4pm.

    Running time 60 minutes without an interval

    Peter and the Wolf
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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    23 December 2017 - 7:45pm
    A Baroque Christmas with Bristol Ensemble
    Bristol Ensemble, Fflur Wyn, Imogen Triner, Rachel Gough, Roger Armstrong, Roger Huckle
    St George's Bristol Bristol BS1 5RR
    United Kingdom

    An exquisite evening of Christmas music from the golden era of the Baroque including festive music for solo soprano sung by Fflur Wyn. Her crystal clear tone and flawless technique is perfectly suited to Vivaldi’s exquisite Nulla in mundo pax sincera and Handel’s Gloria, a work full of expressive, intricate and flamboyant vocal writing. Virtuosic performers from the Bristol Ensemble take centre stage in instrumental concertos by Vivaldi and Telemann, as well as in Bach’s breathtakingly beautiful Concerto for 2 violins.

    Nulla in mundo pax sincera
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for flute in D major, 'Il Gardellino'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Double Violin Concerto in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for oboe and strings in C
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for flute, recorder and strings in E minor
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
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    20 December 2017 - 7:00pm
    Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and music for Advent and Christmas
    Glenn Kesby, Katie De La Matter, Lucy Thomas
    St George's German Lutheran Church Tower Hamlets E1 8EB
    United Kingdom

    Pergolesi's seminal work, Stabat Mater, is the centrepiece for this concert in aid of The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) London Branch.

    The venue's own heritage guides the second half of the concert with music for Advent and Christmas for German/Lutheran masters.

    The St George's German Lutheran Church is owned and managed by the Historic Chapels Trust. St George's is the oldest surviving German Church in the British Isles, opened in 1762.

    Today only the church and its former school adjacent are left to remind us of this huge refugee population in an area once called 'Little Germany'. The history of this part of London is one of successive waves of immigration: Huguenots, German speakers, Jews, Bangladeshis. Today the German episode in this story is far less known even though Aldgate and Whitechapel was home to the largest German speaking population outside the German lands for over a century.

    Stabat Mater
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Magnificat anima mea Dominum
    Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
    Bereite dich, Zion from Christmas Oratorio
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    O lieber Herre Gott, wecke uns auf
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    He shall feed his flock from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    22 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    The Joys of Christmas
    Brandenburg Brass, Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Tom Williams
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    The esteemed Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields join Brandenburg Brass for festive choral favourites alongside carols for audience including Hark! The herald angels sing, O come all ye faithful and It came upon the midnight clear.

    Bethlehem Down
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    Angelus ad Virginem
    Anonymous ()
    Star Carol
    John Rutter (1945-)
    But peaceful was the night
    David Bednall ()
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    19 December 2017 - 7:30pm
    The 3 British Tenors: Christmas Opera in the Chapel
    Barry Clark, Connor Hęnrýk Fogel, David Heathcote, Matthew Clark, The 3 British Tenors
    The Royal Foundation of St Katharine London E14 8DS
    United Kingdom

    After their spectacular London relaunch in September, The 3 British Tenors present a sparkling programme of the best loved Christmas songs from around the world and your favourite operatic arias and songs from the shows in the beautiful chapel of the historic Royal Foundation of St Katharine. Rossini’s Sì, ritrovarla io giuro, from his opera, Cinderella, Pourqui me réveille, from Massenet’s opera Werther and Verdi’s famous La donna è mobile provide vocal fireworks alongside those heart-warming Christmas songs such as O Holy Night, Winter Wonderland and Let it snow.

    An international Christmas is invoked with Strauss’s Winterweihe, Tu scendi dalle stelle, from Italy and the wonderful Feliz Navidad from Spain.

    And who can resist Christmas comedy classics with Sterndale Bennett’s The Carol Singers and Tom Lehrer’s A Christmas Carol?

    The ticket price includes a complementary glass of wine in the beutiful surroundings of The Royal Foundation of St Katharine.

    O sole mio
    Eduardo Di Capua (1865-1917)
    Si, ritrovarla io giuro from La Cenerentola, 'Cinderella'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams)
    Rudolf Sieczynski (1879-1952)
    Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon from Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Winter Wonderland
    Felix Bernard (1897-1944)
    The Holy Boy
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Pourquoi me réveiller from Werther
    Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
    Ombra mai fu from Serse (Xerxes)
    Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
    La donna è mobile from Rigoletto
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Ave Maria, 'Ellens Gesänge III' from 7 Gesänge aus Walter Scotts 'Fräulein vom See'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Let it snow
    Jule Styne (1905-1994)
    Libiamo ne'lieti calici (Drinking song) from La Traviata
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Tu scendi dalle stelle
    Alphonsus Maria de Liguori (1696-1787)
    Winterweihe from 5 Lieder
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    O come, all ye faithful, 'Adeste fideles'
    Traditional ()
    Silent Noon from The House of Life
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Come the wild, wild weather
    Sir Noël Coward (1899-1973)
    A Christmas Carol
    Tom Lehrer (1928-)
    Feliz Navidad
    Jose Feliciano (1945-)
    The First Mercy
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    The Carol Singers
    Thomas Sterndale Bennett (1882-1944)
    O Holy Night
    Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)
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    19 December 2017 - 4:00pm
    Contemporary Music for All: Midwinter Mix
    CoMA London, Gregory Rose
    St John on Bethnal Green London E2 9PA
    United Kingdom

    CoMA London Ensemble plays Open Score favourites plus seasonal variations. Teh programme includes a world premiere by Joshua Kaye.

    Hadal Zone
    Kirsty Devenay ()
    Now and ever
    Mojiao Wang ()
    Piers Hellawell (1956-)
    Haiku VI
    Zhoumin Chan ()
    A Fatal Optimist
    Donnacha Dennehy (1970 - )
    Memory spaces
    Joshua Kaye ()
    Manger Variation
    Composer Not Known ()
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    23 December 2017 - 7:00pm
    A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
    Aljosa Josh Skorja, St Matthew's Choir
    St Matthew's Church Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3QF
    United Kingdom

    Relive the magic of the Christmas story through inspirational readings, sublime choral music, and some of your favourite sing-along carols

    Join us for festive refreshemnts after the service!

    A babe is born
    William Mathias (1934-1992)
    Adam lay ybounden
    Boris Ord (1897-1961)
    I saw three ships
    Traditional ()
    Ding dong, merrily on high
    Traditional English ()
    Candlelight Carol
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
    John Gardner (1917-2011)
    O come, all ye faithful, 'Adeste fideles'
    Traditional ()
    Hark! The herald angels sing
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    O little town of Bethlehem
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
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