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Format: 2020-02-24
Format: 2020-02-24
  • 1 March 2020 - 8:00pm
    Music for the Earth | Nova (early music vocal ensemble)
    Bruce Saunders, Nova (early music vocal ensemble)
    All Saints' Church, Clifton Bristol BS8 3ED
    United Kingdom

    Although they had plenty of other things to worry about – wars, disease, death, heaven and hell – it could be said that human beings in medieval and renaissance Europe had a closer relationship than ours with nature and a better understanding of how to live harmoniously within the natural order. This is a programme of songs and motets which have things to say to us about the environment when we listen from our current perspective of concern about climate change.

    The programme also includes music by Byrd, Von Wolkenstein and music for recorders by Josquin and Ciconia.

    In principio creavit Deus
    Sigismondo d’India (1582-1629)
    O stellae coruscantes
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Dum deambularet dominus
    Thomas Crecquillon (c1505/10-c1557)
    Timor et tremor
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Sicut cervus
    Antonio Gallego (fl 1630)
    Concussum est mare
    Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510-c1556)
    Kyrie from Missa Et ecce terrae motus (Earthquake Mass)
    Antoine Brumel (c1460-c1520)
    O noblissima viriditas
    Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
    Laudate dominum
    Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)
  • 29 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Dona Nobis Pacem
    Keith Orrell, Richard Lea, Robert Woods, William Byrd Singers
    Christ Church, West Didsbury Manchester M20 2ZD
    United Kingdom

    The William Byrd Singers, conducted by Keith Orrell, invite you to our forthcoming concert 'Dona Nobis Pacem' on the unusual date of 29 February. Also unusual is our use of both organs in Christ Church, played by Richard Lea and Robert Woods. As well as playing duets, they will accompany the choir in Vierne's Messe solennelle.

    The universal theme of peace is explored in a wide variety of styles, from Joubert's dramatic settings of texts a thousand years old to Faure's popular Cantique.

    Clausen re-imagines John Sheppard as past and present echo the quest for peace felt by every generation.

    We once again present a programme to delight and inspire you in the welcoming atmosphere of Christ Church. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Grand choeur dialogué from 6 pièces d'orgue
    Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)
    Cantique de Jean Racine
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Pro pace Motets
    John Joubert (1927-)
    Prelude on 'Picardy', for organ
    John Joubert (1927-)
    In pace
    René Clausen (1953-)
    Sonata No 1 for organ in D minor
    Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
    Messe solennelle, for double choir and 2 organs
    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • 26 February 2020 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital: Iyad Sughayer (piano)
    Iyad Sughayer
    Priory Church of St Bartholomew-the-Great London EC1A 9DS
    United Kingdom

    Jordanian-Palestinian pianist Iyad Sughayer, has already been invited to perform as soloist with many leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the European Union Chamber Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata. He has performed on the stage of the Bridgewater Hall, the Stoller Hall – where Iyad made his debut on BBC Radio 3 – the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Steinway Hall New York, Castleton Festival Virginia, Kings Place and Wigmore Hall in London.

    In 2019, Iyad become a City Music Foundation Artist having just returned from a series of recitals in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He also announced the release of his first album featuring the solo works of Khachaturian with BIS records in November 2019.

    Today's programme showcases a snippet from his new album of Khachaturian's 'Poem', where his compositional muscles were flexed to notable effect, alongside more traditional Mozart's Piano Sonata in No 18 and a selection of Liszt's Harmonies poétiques et religieuses,

    Poem in C sharp minor, for piano
    Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
    Sonata for Piano No 18 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
  • 5 March 2020 - 7:00pm
    Martin: Mass for Double Choir | New London Singers
    Ivor Setterfield, New London Singers
    The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy London WC2R 0DA
    United Kingdom

    Join New London Singers in the beautiful and intimate setting of the Savoy Chapel for an hour of sacred music for Lent. The programme focuses particularly on music from the twentieth century.

    Mass for double choir
    Frank Martin (1890-1974)
    De profundis
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Miserere
    Sir James MacMillan (1959-)
    The Reproaches
    John Sanders (1933-2003)
    Ave verum corpus, motet for 3 female voices
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Nunc dimittis
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
  • 25 February 2020 - 6:30pm
    The Drake Calleja Trust presents Siqian Li (piano) and Roberts Balanas (violin)
    Roberts Balanas, Siqian Li
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    The Drake Calleja Trust financially and artistically supports talented musicians studying across the UK. We award scholarships annually to classical solo instrumentalists and singers.

    Since 2015 we have made 97 awards to outstanding young musicians from all over the world. As well as financial help we support our scholars with concert opportunities, and we are delighted to be at the 1901 Arts Club for the first time.

    Latvian violinist Roberts Balanas made his solo debut at London’s Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in 2013 and has performed extensively across the UK, Europe and Asia ever since.

    He has participated in numerous music festivals including the International Chamber Music Festival Stavanger, Aurora Chamber Music Festival, ProQuartet Festival and Halesworth Festival amongst others. His musical collaborations include eminent artists such as Semyon Bychkov, Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner and Marin Alsop.

    Currently studying with Rodney Friend on the Master of Arts programme at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Balanas has been mentored by Leonidas Kavakos, Maxim Vengerov and Pinchas Zukerman. His studies are generously supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Tillett Trust, Albert Cooper Musical Trust, Colin Keer Trust and St Marylebone Educational Foundation.

    He currently performs on a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin which has been kindly lent to him from the Royal Academy of Music collection.

    Born in 1992, Chinese pianist Siqian Li started her musical education at the age of four. She studied with Madame Huiqiao Bao, received her Bachelor of Music Degree at Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing) and became the first pianist to be awarded the 'Best of Best - Top and Innovative Talent' diploma and scholarship by China Ministry of Culture. After obtaining a Master of Music Degree with Academic Honors and a Graduate Diploma at New England Conservatory (Boston) as a student of Professor Alexander Korsantia, she continues to pursue an Artist Diploma at Royal College of Music (London) in the class of Professor Norma Fisher.

    Her performances have taken place across China, USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Japan, and South Korea, at venues including Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Egypt Cairo Opera House, Shenzhen Grand Theatre, London School of Economics, and Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. She also frequents the festival circuit, with the recent performances at Annecy Classic Festival, Festival d'Auvers sur-Oise, Dinard Festival International de Musique, Shanghai International Music Festival, and BNP Paribas Rising Star Piano Festival. As a young musician, Siqian was invited to join the charity concerts to support children’s musical education in China. As a soloist, she has collaborated on a wide range of repertoire with international chamber musicians, and has appeared in concerts with Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, Xiamen Opera Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine State Symphony Orchestra, and Central Conservatory of Music Youth Symphony Orchestra, among others.

    Siqian is the Silver Medalist and the Special Prize Winner of San Jose International Piano Competition 2019, a semi-finalist of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018, the Grand Prix and the Special Prize Winner of Vladimir Krainev International Piano Competition. She was also awarded the First Prize at Imola International Piano Competition, Yamaha China Piano Competition Conservatoire, Puigcerda International Festival Competition, and prizes at numerous important international competitions. Meanwhile, Siqian is a Yamaha Future Artist, Drake Calleja Trust Scholar (London), the recipient of Lansum Music Scholarship (Los Angeles), Chengxian Fu Music Scholarship (Taiwan), and generously supported by Talent Unlimited Foundation (London).

    Her recent performance engagements including the concerts at Yamaha Ginza Concert Hall (Tokyo Japan), St.Mary Perivale, and 1901 Arts Club (London).

    Sonata for violin and piano
    Nikolai Kapustin (1937-)
    Hebrew Melody for violin and piano
    Joseph Achron (1886-1943)
    La capricieuse, for violin and piano
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Sonata for Piano No 18 in G
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 29 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Of Love and Celebration | Vox Cantab
    Louisa Denby, Vox Cantab
    St Mary's Church Comberton CB23 7EB
    United Kingdom

    We’re looking forward to singing a variety of classics both sacred and secular, serious and light, from (mostly) English composers through the ages. Join us for an entertaining evening of music for all the family.

  • 29 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Heartstrings: Corona Strings and Raymond Burley (guitar) perform romantic works
    Corona Strings, Janet Lincé, Raymond Burley
    Dorchester Abbey Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH
    United Kingdom

    Dorchester Abbey will be the setting for a concert of romantic music for Valentines’, to include Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Serenade for Strings, miniature masterpieces by Cotswold-inspired composer, Gerald Finzi, and Nordic composers Sibelius and Nielsen, and a rare chance to hear a British Guitar Concerto by a living composer; Vincent Lindsey-Clark.

    The programme opens with Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular homage to Mozart; his Serenade, composed in 1880. The vibrancy and originality of the Serenade is complimented by the exquisite beauty and lyricism of three further works: Sibelius’s intense string miniature Romance from 1903; the first published work – a suite for strings, known as Little Suite - written by Denmark’s most prominent composer, Carl Nielsen; and a deeply felt Romance by English composer, Gerald Finzi.

    A highlight of the concert will be a performance of the second Guitar Concerto by Vincent Lindsey-Clark, who is one of the UK’s top guitar exponents. Well known for his compositions for the instrument, which have been performed around the world as well as his educational work, in this performance Corona Strings will be joined by soloist Raymond Burley; one of the country’s most experienced guitarists, having performed in virtually every possible guitar ensemble combination, including jazz and harpsichord, and with many ‘starry’ names such as Rick Wakeman and John Etheridge.

    “Dorchester Abbey provides an exceptional acoustic in which to hear these works”, said Conductor, Janet Lincé. “As the host venue for many internationally-renowned artists and events, we are delighted to be performing in one of the most historically important venues in the county.”

    Founded in 2012, Corona Strings has established a reputation for dynamic sound and sensitive playing. The orchestra is formed from a fine pool of professional players from Oxfordshire and beyond and repertoire ranges from the romantic ‘greats’ to music of the 20th century as well as exciting contemporary works.

    Serenade for string orchestra
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Romance for Strings in C
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Concerto for guitar and strings No 2
    Vincent Lindsey-Clark (1956-)
    Little Suite for strings in A minor
    Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
    Romance for Strings in E flat
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
  • 29 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Miserere - Music for the Lenten Season | Oxford Pro Musica Singers
    Mark Jordan, Oxford Pro Musica Singers
    Exeter College Chapel Oxford OX1 3DP
    United Kingdom

    A concert of beautiful music for the Lenten season, featuring two settings of the Miserere. Allegri’s iconic setting is joined with James MacMillan’s moving and powerful work, also for unaccompanied choir. Other music includes Tallis’s ‘Lamentations of Jeremiah’, Lotti’s ‘Crucifixus à 8’ and Purcell’s ‘Hear my Prayer’. Join us for an evening of memorable and moving music in the glorious setting of Exeter College Chapel.

    Miserere mei, Deus
    Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
    Miserere
    Sir James MacMillan (1959-)
    Hear my Prayer, O Lord
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Crucifixus à 8
    Antonio Lotti (c1667-1740)
    Ave verum corpus
    Colin Mawby (1936-)
    Lamentations of Jeremiah I
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Salvator mundi
    John Blow (1649-1708)
    Crucifixus à 16
    Antonio Caldara (c1670-1736)
    Lord, thou hast been our refuge
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Immortal Bach
    Knut Nystedt (1915-2014)
  • 29 February 2020 - 9:30pm
    Learn how to sing better workshop
    Ellie Martin, Katie Young, Stephen Wall
    Queen Elizabeth's Academy Mansfield NG19 7AP
    United Kingdom

    Join Ellie Martin (professional singer and Musical Director) and local voice therapy expert, Katie Young and learn how the voice works, the body supports the voice, how to warm up properly and to improve your singing technique. You don't need to be able to read music or have sung in a choir before, or you may have been singing in choirs for years.

    Ellie will be using different techniques and different music to help us all find our own unique voices in a relaxed, friendly, fun and supportive setting. Kate will be helping us look after our voices, giving us exercises to achieve relaxation and muscle balance in the larynx and taking us through soem exercises to make sure the body can support the breathing and flow needed for singing.

  • 26 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    A Rojak Night of Music - new and classic works of Singaporean composers
    Benjamin Wong, Churen Li, Windson Liong
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    3 unique individuals, 3 different musical disciplines, 1 common Singaporean identity bound together by the love of music.

    Join award-winning classical pianist, Churen Li, classical countertenor and musical theatre crossover singer, Benjamin Wong, as well as musical theatre singer, Windson Liong, as they bring you an eclectic 'rojak' evening of music and songs, celebrating new and classic works of Singaporean composers across different genres, such as classical, opera, musical theatre, folk and pop.

    * Rojak, translated to 'eclectic mix' in colloquial malay, also refers to a fruit salad dish

    with the support of National Arts Council Singapore

    Classical, opera, musical theatre, folk and pop
    Composer Not Known ()
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