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Format: 2019-12-12
Format: 2019-12-12
  • 19 December 2019 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 3 - Ballade No 4 | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 evenings in the 2019-20 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from October 2019 to July 2020.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Fantaisie in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 2 in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise in A 'Military'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 20 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 5 in F sharp major
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 23 in D
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 21 in C minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Rondo à la Mazur in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 4 in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 19 December 2019 - 9:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 3 - Ballade No 4 | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 evenings in the 2019-20 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from October 2019 to July 2020.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Fantaisie in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 2 in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise in A 'Military'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 20 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 5 in F sharp major
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 23 in D
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 21 in C minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Rondo à la Mazur in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 4 in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 13 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by candlelight
    Ex Cathedra Consort, Jeffrey Skidmore
    Church of St James the Greater Leicester LE2 1NE
    United Kingdom

    In the deep, still darkness, only candles pierce the winter gloom. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music old and new, and readings to make you smile and reflect, Ex Cathedra's popular Christmas concerts are a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

    Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

    This concert will end at approximately 10pm.

    Listen to excerpts and buy copies of Ex Cathedra's Christmas CDs: Christmas Music by Candlelight and Joy in the morning

  • 15 December 2019 - 3:00pm
    Elysium Brass Quintet
    Elysium Brass Quintet
    Colyer-Fergusson Hall Canterbury CT2 7NB
    United Kingdom

    Elysium Brass is an award-winning brass quintet formed in 2013 from graduates of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

    Elysium Brass frequently performs at corporate dinners and VIP events and have been fortunate to perform in venues such as The Guildhall, Haberdashers Hall, Mansion House, Skinners Hall, Inner Temple Hall, Drapers Hall and Lords Cricket Ground for events such as the Worshipful Company of International Bankers Banquet, The Guild of HR Professional Banquet and the NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards for England and Wales Cricket Board.

    As well as concerts, Elysium Brass have performed in a number interactive educational workshops to primary schools in the London Borough of Islington, festivals and different communities throughout the UK inspired by our participation in projects with musicians from Decoda, the affiliate ensemble of the Carnegie Hall, New York.

  • 14 December 2019 - 7:00pm
    English Christmas Music | Lymington Choral Society
    Adrian Osman, Andrew Knights, Esther Mallett, Lymington Choral Society, Michael Goldthorpe, Nick Cartledge, Peadar Townsend, Priestlands School Singers, Sarah Freestone, Timothy Rice
    St Thomas' Church Lymington SO41 9ND
    United Kingdom

    Lymington Choral Society presents two English Christmas pieces composed seventy years apart. Although each is based on a series of traditional carols they are very different in style and instrumentation. The programme also includes carols for choir and audience.

    Geoffrey Bush's lyrical Christmas Cantata (1947) exists in several versions, all by the composer himself. Tonight's version is for soprano and oboe soloists, choir and piano. Bush's early training as a Salisbury Cathedral choirboy is much evident in the choral writing. After an extended instrumental prelude the voices gradually emerge before the carols begin in earnest. The words are taken from various sources including the Prayer Book, The Bible, mediaeval carols and a poem by Hilaire Belloc. The work is characterised by great variety of mood and pace ranging from the pain of the crucifixion through the drama of the slaughter of the innocents to the joy of the Finale: I saw three ships. The work concludes with the Anglican Grace and quiet introspection. It is interesting to compare this combination of classical tradition and twentieth century astringency in Bush's sound world with the current exhibition of British neo-romantic art of the same period in Lymington's St Barbe Museum (ends 4th November 2019)

    Alexander L'Estrange's Wassail! (2017) calls for a children's choir (single upper voices only) SATB adult choir and a jazz ensemble of recorder, accordion, string bass, piano and a large assortment of percussion. It was commissioned by the United Learning Partnership Fund to inspire young people with a love for music. The children's parts are integral to the work but are kept reasonably straightforward whilst the adult choir and jazz ensemble have more intricate contrapuntal music. Of the twelve movements only two are in Latin, the rest being in English. The whole work is uplifting and positive with some ingenious rhythmic shifts. Expression marks such as with drive, and a smile, jolly and with a solid groove give a flavour of this fun piece.

    A Christmas Cantata
    Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998)
    Wassail! Carols of Comfort and Joy
    Alexander L'Estrange ()
  • 12 December 2019 - 6:30pm
    Christmas Concert with Adventus Domini Choir
    Adventus Domini Choir, Sandra Rigby-Barrett
    St George's Church, Hanover Square London W1S 1FX
    United Kingdom

    Adventus Domini Choir under the direction of Sandra Rigby-Barrett, along with the Newbold Children’s Choir will give a superb evening of music and seasonal song. Come and enjoy a wonderfully atmospheric evening in the beautiful surroundings of St George’s Church.

    The ticket price includes refreshments, together with a complimentary programme.

    Here's what some audience members at our previous Christmas concerts have said about the event:

    "What a fabulous night in a beautiful setting. The range and variety of music you performed was wonderful.”
    "What a wonderful evening; the music and readings were exceptional and to have audience participation as well was unexpected but delightful.”

    Christmas selection
    Various ()
  • 20 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Handel's Messiah by candlelight | Six Centuries Chamber Choir
    Cathy Bell, Helen Semple, John Upperton, Jon Stainsby, Linden Baroque Orchestra, Peter Fender, Six Centuries Chamber Choir
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The power, the glory, the tenderness, the anguish ... every mood is represented in Handel's magnum opus: Messiah!

    With Linden Baroque on period instruments.
    A seasonal performance by candlelight, in the perfect setting of this Christopher Wren church.

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 21 December 2019 - 4:30pm
    The Snowman - film screening with live orchestral accompaniment
    Nova Foresta Classical Players, Paul Ingram
    St Thomas' Church Lymington SO41 9ND
    United Kingdom

    Experience the magic this Christmas with a showing of the timeless classic film ‘The Snowman’, accompanied by live orchestra performing music from the film by Howard Blake. Performed by the Nova Foresta Classical Players and conducted by Paul Ingram, this event is suitable for all the family.

    The Snowman
    Howard Blake (1938-)
  • 21 December 2019 - 3:15pm
    The Snowman - film screening with live orchestral accompaniment
    Nova Foresta Classical Players, Paul Ingram
    St Thomas' Church Lymington SO41 9ND
    United Kingdom

    Experience the magic this Christmas with a showing of the timeless classic film ‘The Snowman’, accompanied by live orchestra performing music from the film by Howard Blake. Performed by the Nova Foresta Classical Players and conducted by Paul Ingram, this event is suitable for all the family.

    The Snowman
    Howard Blake (1938-)
  • 21 December 2019 - 2:00pm
    The Snowman - film screening with live orchestral accompaniment
    Nova Foresta Classical Players, Paul Ingram
    St Thomas' Church Lymington SO41 9ND
    United Kingdom

    Experience the magic this Christmas with a showing of the timeless classic film ‘The Snowman’, accompanied by live orchestra performing music from the film by Howard Blake. Performed by the Nova Foresta Classical Players and conducted by Paul Ingram, this event is suitable for all the family.

    The Snowman
    Howard Blake (1938-)
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