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Format: 2020-04-09
Format: 2020-04-09
  • 19 April 2020 - 3:00pm
    Handel's Messiah - Coro Amici
    Ann Wilkes, Coro Amici, Edward Robinson, Guest baroque chamber orchestra, Jane Hobson, Richard James, Rowena Burton
    Dewsbury Town Hall Dewsbury WF12 8DS
    United Kingdom

    An Easter offering of mesmerising choruses, uplifting solos and compelling orchestral accompaniment, Handel’s Messiah has been one of the most enduring choral works ever written. Premiered in Lent, but often now performed in this region at Christmas, this concert takes the work back to time of year for which it was originally composed.

    Coro Amici is a group of like-minded singers coming together to rehearse and perform this work under the direction of its inspirational founder, Jane Hobson. Including solo artistes from the Royal Northern College of Music and accompanied by a hand-picked baroque chamber orchestra, a delicious treat is awaiting our audience.

    Messiah (Watkins Shaw Edition)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 18 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Haydn's Creation Mass and Beethoven's Mass in C - Congleton Choral Society
    Andrew Orton, Charlotte Richardson, Christopher Cromar, Congleton Choral Society, Laura Margaret Smith, Stuart Orme, The Philharmonic Ensemble, Tim Kennedy
    Congleton Town Hall Congleton CW12 1BN
    United Kingdom

    Haydn's Creation Mass includes some of the composer's most tuneful and exuberant music. We also perform Beethoven’s uplifting and consoling Mass in C, to celebrate the composer’s genius in the 250th anniversary year of his birth. With professional orchestra and soloists, this will be an evening of glrious music.

    Mass No 13 in B flat, 'Schöpfungmesse' (The Creation Mass)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Mass in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 17 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Anna Kondrashina (flute) and Pavel Timofeyevsky (piano)
    Anna Kondrashina, Pavel Timofeyevsky
    Cranleigh Arts Centre Cranleigh GU6 8AS
    United Kingdom

    Anna and Pavel are supported by the Martin Music Scholarship Fund of the Philharmonia Orchestra of London

    Sonata for flute and continuo No 6 in E
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Lensky's aria from Eugene Onegin
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Sonatine for flute and piano
    Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
    Sonata in A for violin and piano (arranged for flute and piano)
    César Franck (1822-1890)
  • 18 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Britten: Saint Nicolas/Haydn: Missa Sancti Nicolai
    Andrew Ashwin, Aoife Miskelly, Crouch End Festival Chorus, David Temple, Emma Lewis, London Orchestra da Camera, Marc Le Brocq, Pupils from Coldfall School
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    By turns refined and fierce, delicate and exuberant, Britten’s Saint Nicolas is filled with colour. Originally conceived as a community project, it includes moments of fun, terror, suspense and tenderness.

    With its talent for musical storytelling, Crouch End Festival Chorus complements Britten’s Saint Nicolas with Haydn’s vibrant Missa Sancti Nicolai.

    Crouch End Festival Chorus also presents three of the best entries from its recent From the heart competition, including a second performance of the winning entry by Ian Lawson.The competition, marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, asked composers to set words inscribed by Beethoven at the beginning of his Missa Solemnis manuscript (‘From the heart – may it return to the heart!’).

    Saint Nicolas
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Mass No 6 in G, 'Missa Sancti Nicolai'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    From the heart - may it return to the heart!
    Composer Not Known ()
  • 17 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: A Night at the Opera | St Martin's Soloists
    St Martin’s Soloists
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    An evening of popular arias and choruses from great operas with piano accompaniment

    Sous le dôme épais (The Flower Duet) from Lakmé
    Léo Délibes (1836-1891)
    Brindisi from La traviata
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Habanera from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    O soave fanciulla from La bohème, 'Bohemian life'
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
  • 10 April 2020 - 6:00pm
    Chilcott: St John Passion | Coventry Cathedral Chorus
    Ben Packer, Coventry Cathedral Chorus, Huw Ynyr, Orchestra Pro Anima, Paul Leddington Wright, Rachel Mahon, Sofia Larsson, William Haynes
    Coventry Cathedral Coventry CV1 5AB
    United Kingdom

    To mark the poignancy of Good Friday as part of the Cathedral's liturgical year, Coventry Cathedral Chorus will again perform Bob Chilcott's St John Passion, following our well received performance of the work two years ago.

    The piece so beautifully captures the essence of the story, incorporating Bach's tradition of tenor Evangelist, several other soloists and a major role for the chorus. Bach's tradition was also that the congregation would join in the chorales. This rarely happens these days, but in Chilcott's piece, familiar passiontide hymns have been set for all to sing, but with new, approachable and quite lovely tunes. There is time within the performance for the tunes to be easily learned!

    Preceding the Passion, the choir will sing Gerald Finzi's Lo, the full, final sacrifice, a setting of a poem by Richard Crashaw. The text of this extended anthem, which last 15 minutes, memorialises the celebration of the Eucharist, and as such is a wonderful way to set the scene for this Good Friday concert.

    Become a Coventry Cathedral Chorus Patron and benefit from discounted concert tickets, reserved seats and invitations to special events, including two interval receptions per season. Contact patrons@coventrycathedralchorus.com or apply online

    St John Passion
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Lo, the full, final sacrifice
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
  • 17 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Postponed: Illuminate Cambridge - shining a light on the work of women composers
    Naomi Sullivan, Yshani Perinpanayagam
    Emmanuel College Old Library Cambridge CB2 3AP
    United Kingdom

    Illuminate Women's Music is delighted to announce that in Season I 2020 saxophonist Naomi Sullivan and pianist Yshani Perinpanayagam will be Illuminate's performers in residence. They will be working with our composers in residence Angela Elizabeth Slater and Blair Boyd as well as our 2020 Season I composers Lara Poe, Nina Danon and Ray Gibson! These new works will be programmed alongside historical works and existing repertoire including Hillary Tann's In the first, Spinning Place and Sarah Westwood cable veins for solo piano!

    Join us in the beautiful surrounds of the Old Library at Emmanuel College Cambridge for an evening of music new and old by women composers performed by Yshani Perinpanayagam and Naomi Sullivan

    Tickets can bought on the door. Further booking information to come

    Illuminate Women's Music 2020 concerts have received grants and sponsorship from Arts Council England, RVW Trust and Incorporated Society of Musicians

    Punch, echo for saxophone and piano
    Angela Slater (1989-)
    cable veins, for solo piano
    Sarah Westwood ()
    Caress of the Sea, for saxophone and piano
    Nina Danon ()
    Mainspring, for saxophone and piano
    Lara Poe ()
    New work
    Composer Not Known ()
    Raidho, for saxophone and piano
    Ray Gibson ()
    Sonata for saxophone and piano
    Fernande Decruck (1896-1954)
    Tableaux de Provence
    Paule Maurice (1910-1967)
    In the first, Spinning Place, for saxophone and piano
    Hilary Tann ()
  • 9 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Maundy Thursday: St John Passion | Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford
    Choir of The Queen's College, Daniel Norman, David Stout, Joshua Ellicott, Katie Bray, Mary Bevan, Owen Rees, Oxford, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Tristan Hambleton
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Drama and suffering lie at the heart of Bach’s concentrated depiction of Christ’s arrest, rendition and execution, the St John Passion. But this probing, unsettling yet beautiful work is also one of Bach’s most optimistic, ending with a confident look to the future that invites us all, irrespective of faith, to partake in joy as we have partaken in pain. In the expert hands of Professor Owen Rees, Director of Music at The Queen’s College who conducts his own choir and six outstanding soloists, this Maundy Thursday performance will be both dramatic and devotional.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 10 April 2020 - 2:30pm
    Cancelled: JS Bach's St John Passion
    Ashley Riches, Iestyn Davies, Mary Bevan, Neal Davies, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Polyphony, Robert Murray, Ruairi Bowen, Stephen Layton
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment return to St John's Smith Square under Stephen Layton, performing Bach’s St John Passion. Bach’s sublime music, performed by top soloists, choir and orchestra in a beautiful building – this is an experience not to be missed.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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