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Format: 2014-10-22
Format: 2014-10-22
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    Thu, 2014-10-30 19:30
    Kirill Karabits conducts Stravinsky, Mozart and Mendelssohn
    Kirill Karabits, Leon McCawley, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Under the baton of Kirill Karabits, this programme features a fascinating selection of works – all exhibiting traits of Classical refinement, despite their wide-ranging dates of composition.

    Stravinsky’s ballet Pulcinella was one of his neoclassical gems, using music he believed to have been written by Pergolesi. Mozart’s charming, spirited Piano Concerto No 23, with its famous opening theme, is performed by celebrated pianist Leon McCawley.

    Mendelssohn was influenced by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven, but also by the scenery he enjoyed when, as a young man, he explored Europe on his ‘Grand Tour’. His stay in Scotland inspired, among many other works, his evocative ‘Scottish’ Symphony.

    Pulcinella, concert suite from the ballet
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 23 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 3 in A minor, 'Scottish'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    Mon, 2014-10-27 19:15
    JS Bach: Jesu Meine Freunde
    Capella St Lamberti Oldenburg, Max Barley, Simon Toyne, Tiffin Boys' Choir, Tobias Götting
    Church of St Clement Danes London WC2R 1DH
    United Kingdom

    The Tiffin Boys' Choir has often been referred to as the Rolls Royce of choirs. They are a superlative ensemble, and the Brandenburg Choral Festival is always thrilled to welcome them to our programme. This evening is especially exciting as they bring with them a visiting choir from Germany – the vibrant young Capella St Lamberti Oldenburg, choir of the Lambertikirche in Oldenburg.

    This concert is part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Autumn Series.

    Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Excerpts from Geistliche Chormusik
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Wie liegt die Stadt so wüsst?
    Rudolf Mauersberger (1889-1971)
    Jesu, meine Freude
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 19:30
    Music for the Feast of All Saints
    Yorkshire Bach Choir
    St Michael-le-Belfrey Church York YO1 7HH
    United Kingdom

    The concert will include Propers for All Saints

    Mass for 4 Voices
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Spem in Alium (40 part motet)
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Shadows of War | Bromley Boy Singers
    Bromley Boy Singers, Ian Maxwell, Travis Baker
    Church of St Clement Danes London WC2R 1DH
    United Kingdom

    With the approach of Armistice Day, and our thoughts on the anniversary of the Great War, The Bromley Boy Singers present a concert looking at the darker and lighter sides. The programme will comprise settings of war poetry, songs of reminiscence and inspiration, up-tempo numbers and jazz standards of the period, including works by Bob Chilcott, Paul Jarman and Ian Jefferson.

    This concert is part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Autumn Series.

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    Fri, 2014-10-24 19:30
    The Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips (director)
    Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars is renowned for its purity and clarity of tone, and peerless interpretations of Renaissance polyphony. Alongside the feast of 16th-century masterworks on offer tonight, they present three new compositions by winners of the National Centre for Early Music Young Composers Award 2014 in association with BBC Radio 3.

    Settings of the ‘Lamentations of Jeremiah’, the Old Testament texts for Holy Week, are the focus of tonight’s concert. We hear Thomas Tallis’s well-known setting of this penitential text along with less-familiar versions by Robert White and continental composers Palestrina, Victoria and Phinot.

    This recital will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

    Lamentations for Holy Saturday
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Lamentations
    Dominique Phinot (c1510-c1556)
    Haec Dies quam fecit Dominus
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Lamentations for Maundy Thursday
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Lamentations of Jeremiah I
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Media vita
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Lamentations (5vv) Part 1
    Robert White (c1538-1574)
    Lamentations
    Freya Ireland ()
    The Lamentations of Jeremiah
    Hugo Bell ()
    Lamentations of Jeremiah
    Kerensa Briggs ()
  • Tue, 2014-10-28 19:30
    La Notte - Vivaldi and Bach flute concertos
    Anna Noakes, London Gala Orchestra, Stephen Ellery
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    The most famous baroque flute concertos performed by one of UK's foremost flautists.

    Excerpts from masterpieces by Purcell, Handel and Vivaldi.

    Concerto for Flute and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'La notte'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Arrival of The Queen of Sheba from 'Solomon'
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Flute and Strings No 1 in F, 'La Tempesta di Mare'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, for Flute and Strings
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Air in F major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Suite from Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Excerpts from King Arthur
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • Thu, 2014-10-30 18:30
    The Fairy Queen: An Opera
    Andrew Tortise, Gareth John, Grace Davidson, Greg Morris, The Temple Players, The Temple Singers, William Towers
    Middle Temple Hall London EC4
    United Kingdom

    Middle Temple Hall provides the stunning setting for a new staging by Thomas Guthrie of Purcell's operatic masterpiece The Fairy Queen, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The accomplished cast, including Grace Davidson, Will Towers, Andrew Tortise and Gareth John, is drawn from the Temple Church Choir and Temple Singers. They will be accompanied by the Temple Players, directed by Greg Morris.

    The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • Fri, 2014-10-31 19:00
    The Fairy Queen: An Opera
    Andrew Tortise, Gareth John, Grace Davidson, Greg Morris, The Temple Players, The Temple Singers, William Towers
    Middle Temple Hall London EC4
    United Kingdom

    Middle Temple Hall provides the stunning setting for a new staging by Thomas Guthrie of Purcell's operatic masterpiece The Fairy Queen based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The accomplished cast, including Grace DAvidson, Will Towers, Andrew Tortise and Gareth John, is drawn from the Temple Church Choir and Temple Singers. They will be accompanied by the Temple Players, directed by Greg Morris.

    The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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    Mon, 2014-10-27 19:30
    Beethoven's Choral Symphony | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Barry Banks, Canada, David Stout, Lisa Milne, London Philharmonic Choir, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Patricia Bardon, Pinchas Zukerman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Pinchas Zukerman directs one of the greatest works of all time: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. In keeping with music that celebrates a unified vision, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with the National Arts Centre Orchestra to perform this majestic work.

    The evening also features JS Bach's ‘Erbarme dich, mein Gott’ from St Matthew Passion, with Pinchas Zukerman providing violin obbligato.

    Erbarme dich from St Matthew Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    A Ballad of Canada
    Malcolm Forsyth (1936-2011)
    Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Mon, 2014-10-27 19:30
    Judith Weir: Master of the Queen’s Music
    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe London SE1 9DT
    United Kingdom

    This year composer Judith Weir has been appointed as Master of the Queen's Music. She is the first female to hold this acclaimed post and the appointment has been hailed as excellent and imaginative.

    Join us in the Playhouse to celebrate Judith's 'addictive, scintillating music' (The Guardian) in the presence of the composer, as well as works by the previous six Masters, from the appointment of Elgar in 1924 to the most recent holder of the post, Peter Maxwell Davies.

    Composition Not Known
    Judith Weir (1954-)