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Format: 2014-04-23
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    Thu, 2014-04-24 19:45
    Daniel Röhn: all-time favourites for violin
    Daniel Röhn, Irina Botan
    Purcell Room London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    The third-generation of a family of extraordinary violinists, German virtuoso Daniel Röhn makes his Southbank Centre debut. Together with pianist Irina Botan, he presents a programme of all-time favourites for violin.

    Daniel Röhn is the outstanding third generation in a family of extraordinary violinists. As the grandson of Furtwängler’s concertmaster and son of Andreas Röhn, Bayerische Rundfunk concertmaster for 30 years, he received early violin training at home before studying under Ana Chumachenco in Munich.

    A soloist of “sparkling virtuosity” (Diapason), a technician of “mesmerising control” (The Strad) and a musician of “refined lyricism, depth and sensitivity” (Le Monde de la Musique), Röhn continues to astound audiences and critics alike.

    On invitation by Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ion Marin and Gustavo Dudamel, to name but a few, Röhn has performed as soloist worldwide to great acclaim, frequently likened to the great violinists of the past: Szeryng, Heifetz (The Strad and Diapason) and Kreisler (Ruggiero Ricci).

    His Claves recording début won a Diapason d’Or, and his Schubert Fantasy was regarded as “one of the most accomplished versions ever recorded,” (Diapason).

    'A young god – absolutely impeccable and masterful' (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

    'A sensational player...dispatched with a nonchalance to take the breath away' (The Strad)

    Variations on a theme of Corelli (arr. Kreisler)
    Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in F (1838)
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Polonaise No 1 in D
    Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
    £15, concessions £7.50 (limited availability) Available from 0844 847 9910 .
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    Tue, 2014-04-29 12:30
    St Michael the Archangel Choir, Ohio, USA - free concert
    Brian Bisig, St Michael the Archangel Choir
    St Helen's Church York YO1 8QN
    United Kingdom

    St. Michael the Archangel Choir sings at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sharonville, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, USA. The parish has a long history of excellent choral music led by talented choir directors. The touring choir combines members of two choirs that each serves a different time at St. Michael. The choir emphasizes sacred repertoire in a variety of styles, from Renaissance motets to contemporary choral anthems to pop and gospel influenced works. For this tour, they have prepared several arrangements of early American hymn tunes and also some medleys of American folk songs. The choir is thrilled to be able to tour Scotland and England and share its music with others around the world.

    Non nobis, Domine
    Rosaphayne Powell (1962-)
    Regina caeli
    Robert White (c1538-1574)
    Leaning on the everlasting arms
    Anthony J Showalter (1858-1924)
    Holy Manna
    William Moore (1800-1900)
    Brother James's Air
    James Leith Macbeth Bain (1860-1925)
    We cannot measure how you heal (Ye banks and braes)
    John Bell ()
    American Folk Rhapsody
    Linda Specavek (1945-)
    An American quilt
    Traditional American ()
    Polly Wolly Doodle
    Traditional American ()
    I got rhythm
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Sanctus
    Craig Courtney (1955-)
    Come thou fount of every blessing
    Composer Not Known ()
    No Tickets required.
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    Sat, 2014-05-03 19:30
    Festival of the Voice Gala Concert| The Hilliard Ensemble, Singer Pur, Amarcord
    Amarcord, Eo Nomine, Sarah Tenant-Flowers, Singer Pur, The Hilliard Ensemble
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    The final concert in the Festival of the Voice epitomises the 40 years of The Hilliard Ensemble’s outstanding achievement. We bring together three generations of vocal ensembles, in a programme which crosses the ages and geographical borders. The dynamic new ensemble Eo Nomine sings Wilbye, Tomkins, Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Schütz. Singer Pur offer a Festival first with music by Brahms, Sting, and Cole Porter. Amarcord sing Jean Cras and join The Hilliard Ensemble in a work by Roger Marsh; and we hear Japanese folksongs by Toshio Hosokawa. The climax of the Festival comes when conductor Sarah Tennant-Flowers directs a performance of Orlando Gough’s Hand over Hand, given by all four vocal ensembles.

    Ohimè, se tanto amate
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Weep, weep mine eyes
    John Wilbye (1574-1638)
    Sospir che del bel petto
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Qual fora, donna
    Carlo Gesualdo (c1561-1613)
    Weep no more thou sorry boy
    Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
    Yet again, as soon revived
    Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
    Gioite voi col canto
    Carlo Gesualdo (c1561-1613)
    Rimante in pace
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Darthulas Grabgesang from 3 Gesänge
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Fields of Gold
    Sting (Gordon Matthew Sumner) (1951-)
    Every Time We Say Goodbye
    Cole Porter (1891-1964)
    Dans la montagne
    Jean Cras (1879-1932)
    Three Japanese Folksongs
    Toshio Hosokawa (1955-)
    Hand over Hand
    Orlando Gough (1953-)
    Poor Yorick
    Roger Marsh (1949-)
    Tickets £30; students, unwaged £25 including free interval drink Available from 01223 847330 .
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    Thu, 2014-05-01 13:15
    Voyage à Paris - art song recital
    Alexander Chaplin, Zoe Lethbridge
    St Pancras Parish Church London NW1 2BA
    United Kingdom

    A recital of art song from 20th century Paris given as part of the lunchtime recital series at St Pancras Parish Church. The recital presents a number gems from the genre from the evocative harmonies of Debussy to Poulenc’s quirky settings of texts by Apollonaire.

    Banalités
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    A Chloris
    Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
    Quand je fus pris au pavillon
    Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
    Nuit d'etoiles
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Clair de lune from Fêtes galantes, Set 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Cinq mélodies populaires grecques, 'Five Popular Greek Songs'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Lydia, from '2 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Les berceaux from 3 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Mandoline from 5 Mélodies
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Prélude No 10, La cathédrale engloutie from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    No Tickets required.
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    Sat, 2014-05-03 19:30
    East Anglia Chamber Orchestra
    Andrew Watkinson, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Helen Medlock, Stephen Stirling
    Ely Cathedral Ely CB7 4DL
    United Kingdom

    The region’s premier chamber orchestra returns to Ely Cathedral and Thaxted Parish Church after last year’s electrifying performances for a programme of classical favourites, once again under the direction of acclaimed conductor and violinist Andrew Watkinson, best known as the leader of the Endellion String Quartet.

    The evening begins with Mendelssohn’s hugely popular overture The Hebrides (‘Fingal’s Cave’), written to evoke the grandeur of the basalt caves on Staffa in the Inner Hebrides, and the rolling seas that took Mendelssohn there in 1829. We cross to the other side of Europe for the Romanian Dances (1915) of Béla Bartók, short pieces full of the brash vigour, joy, and passionate yearning of the Transylvanian folk music that Bartók collected and loved. The orchestra is joined by Stephen Stirling, one of Britain’s foremost horn players, for Mozart’s much-loved Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major (K 495), with its familiar hunting-call finale. Professor of Horn at Trinity College, London, among many roles as soloist and orchestral player Stephen is principal horn in the City of London Sinfonia, with whom he has recorded the complete Mozart Horn Concertos. The evening ends with the spectacular Symphony No 4 in B flat (Op 60) of Beethoven, a piece with a subtler majesty than the towering 3rd and 5th Symphonies but every bit as intense and life-affirming as its neighbours.

    Join us for what promises to be another wonderful evening of music-making.

    “the highlight of the musical year” “precise and sensitive playing” Cambridge News
    “an outstandingly agile horn soloist” The Times

    The Hebrides Overture
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No 4 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 4 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    6 Romanian Folk Dances
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    £18 / £15 concessions. £5 under 18s Available from 01353 660349 Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm.
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    Fri, 2014-05-02 18:30
    St Michael the Archangel Choir, Ohio, USA - free concert
    Brian Bisig, St Michael the Archangel Choir
    Grosvenor Chapel London W1K 2PA
    United Kingdom

    St. Michael the Archangel Choir sings at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sharonville, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, USA. The parish has a long history of excellent choral music led by talented choir directors. The touring choir combines members of two choirs that each serves a different time at St. Michael. The choir emphasizes sacred repertoire in a variety of styles, from Renaissance motets to contemporary choral anthems to pop and gospel influenced works. For this tour, they have prepared several arrangements of early American hymn tunes and also some medleys of American folk songs. The choir is thrilled to be able to tour Scotland and England and share its music with others around the world.

    Wine and soft drinks will be offered free of charge after the performance with the opportunity to meet the choir!

    Non nobis, Domine
    Rosaphayne Powell (1962-)
    Regina caeli
    Robert White (c1538-1574)
    Leaning on the everlasting arms
    Anthony J Showalter (1858-1924)
    Holy Manna
    William Moore (1800-1900)
    Brother James's Air
    James Leith Macbeth Bain (1860-1925)
    We cannot measure how you heal (Ye banks and braes)
    John Bell ()
    American Folk Rhapsody
    Linda Specavek (1945-)
    An American quilt
    Traditional American ()
    Polly Wolly Doodle
    Traditional American ()
    I got rhythm
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Sanctus
    Craig Courtney (1955-)
    Come thou fount of every blessing
    Composer Not Known ()
    No Tickets required.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Brockenhurst Choir Concert April 2014
    Anna Gillingham, Brockenhurst Choir, Joseph Padfield, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Miriam Newton, Sam Smith
    St Saviour's Church Brockenhurst SO42 7SP
    United Kingdom

    Brockenhurst Choir is very pleased to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark this special occasion, a Golden Jubilee Concert will be held at St Saviour’s on Saturday 26 April at 7.30pm. The Choir of over 90 singers will perform Handel’s Oratorio ‘Israel in Egypt’, a wonderfully tuneful and exciting setting of one of the most dramatic stories in the Bible. It includes vivid depictions of the plagues, the terrifying slaying of the first born, and the tumultuous Red Sea crashing over the Egyptians. The choir will be accompanied by a full orchestra, and will be conducted by Miriam Newton. The soloists are four impressive, young professional singers from London. We look forward to sharing this landmark event in the history of the choir.

    Israel in Egypt
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £15 (students £5)
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    Fri, 2014-05-02 18:30
    A Hilliard Anniversary Album | The Hilliard Ensemble with Singer Pur
    Singer Pur, The Hilliard Ensemble
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    To launch Cambridge Early Music's Festival of the Voice, The Hilliard Ensemble has created a very special programme – testament, if any were needed, to their pre-eminence in the vocal world. 13th-century French music, Pérotin, Sheryngham and Cornysh sit alongside traditional Armenian music, Arvo Pärt and Vache Sharafyan. The Ensemble is joined by Singer Pur for featured festival composer Ivan Moody’s Anástasis.

    Photographer: Marco Borggreve

    Ah, gentle Jesu
    Sheryngham (fl 1500)
    And one of the Pharisees
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Viderunt omnes
    Pérotin (c1160-c1225)
    Ave Maria, Mater Dei
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Lord who made the spring run
    Vache Sharafyan (1966-)
    Most Holy Mother of God
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Anástasis
    Ivan Moody (1964-)
    £20, full-time students and unwaged £15 Available from 01223 847330 .
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    Fri, 2014-05-02 21:00
    Nah sind wir, Herr | Amarcord
    Amarcord
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    Founded in 1992 by erstwhile members of the world-famous St Thomas Boys Choir in Leipzig, five part ensemble amarcord present a programme of music from ‘the libraries of St Thomas and amarcord’. Mixing the old and the new, they contrast 16th and 17th century works by Pandolfo Zallamella, Giovanni Battista Stefanini, Johann Walter (and Orlando Di Lasso, with contemporary works by Krystof Penderecki, Ivan Moody, Marcus Ludwig and with UK premieres of works by Bernd Franke and Sidney Marquez Boquiren.

    Bach Personae – five voices in today’s world
    Bernd Franke (1959-)
    Ingrediente Domino
    Pandolfo Zallamella (1551-?)
    Benedicamus Domino
    Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-)
    Christus resurgens
    Giovanni Battista Stefanini (1574-1630)
    Chalice of Wisdom
    Ivan Moody (1964-)
    Laudes de Saint Antoine de Padoue
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Mitten wir im Leben sind
    Johann Walter (1496-1570)
    Tenebrae
    Marcus Ludwig (1960-)
    Confitemini Domino
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Gloria
    Sidney Marquez Boquiren (1970-)
    £20, full-time students and unwaged £15 Available from 01223 847330 .
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    Sat, 2014-05-03 12:00
    O thou whom my soul loveth | Singer Pur
    Singer Pur
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    Another programme with a broad sweep of composers: Adrian Willaert, Dominique Phinot, Jacobus Gallus, and Heinrich Schütz are complemented by two more recent German composers, Wolfgang Rihm and Hans Schanderl. Featured composer Ivan Moody receives a performance of his Canticum Canticorum II. As always at the Festival of the Voice, a mixture of composers known and unknown, but presented in a compelling and inspired fashion by Singer Pur.

    Salve sancta parens
    Adrian Willaert (1490-1562)
    Virgo Dei genitrix
    Adrian Willaert (1490-1562)
    Da ciel venne messo nouvello
    Gavin Bryars (1943-)
    Surge, propera amica mea
    Dominique Phinot (c1510-c1556)
    Canticum Canticorum II
    Ivan Moody (1964-)
    Huc me sidereo
    Adrian Willaert (1490-1562)
    Huc me sidereo
    Hans Schanderl (1960-)
    Peccantem me quotidie
    Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591)
    Motet No 3: Velum templi scissum est from 7 Passions-Texte
    Wolfgang Rihm (1952-)
    Nacket bin ich vom Mutterleib gekommen, SWV 279 from Musikalische Exequien
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Tickets £20; students, unwaged £15 Available from 01223 847330 .