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Format: 2018-06-21
Format: 2018-06-21
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    23 June 2018 - 7:00pm
    Thaxted Festival: Endellion Quartet
    Endellion String Quartet
    Thaxted Parish Church Thaxted CM6 2QY
    United Kingdom

    Arguably the finest string quartet in Britain, the Endellion perform works spanning almost a hundred years. A masterpiece of form, Haydn’s ‘The Sunrise’ was written a year before Beethoven started to compose quartets, and completed after a London tour when it was named by his adoring public. Beethoven’s the 'Harp’ is so-called after the arpeggio pizzicato passages in its first movement, while the 'American’ was written during Dvorak’s residence in America and has elements of both American and Slavic styles.

    ‘Poise, true intonation, excellent balance and beautiful tone’

    This concert is sponsored by Gareth and Pauline Stainer.

    Please note the earlier start time. Following this concert there will be Morris and country dancing outside as part of the Church’s Patronal Festival. The famous Abbots Bromley Horn Dance will take place at approximately 10.15pm.

    String Quartet in B flat, 'Sunrise'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 10 in E flat, 'Harp'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 12 in F major, 'American'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 24 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Thaxted Festival: Brandenburg Sinfonia
    Brandenburg Sinfonia, Robert Porter
    Thaxted Parish Church Thaxted CM6 2QY
    United Kingdom

    A sweeping stylistic journey from Bach’s glittering orchestral suite to Stravinsky’s neo-classical concerto which is based around Bach’s concerto grossi Brandenburg Concertos, through Palladio, a mock-Vivaldi creation by Karl Jenkins (well-known to Classic FM listeners), via Bartok’s Folk Dances which were inspired by collecting the folk music of Transylvania. Stravinsky wrote his work for a Washington DC wedding, whereas Jenkins’s piece was written for a 1993 diamond advert. An eclectic programme from our exciting resident orchestra!

    In association with Orchestras Live

    Sir Karl Jenkins (1944-)
    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto in E flat 'Dumbarton Oaks'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Orchestral Suite No 4 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    29 June 2018 - 8:00pm
    Thaxted Festival: Freddy Kempf
    Freddy Kempf
    Thaxted Parish Church Thaxted CM6 2QY
    United Kingdom

    Freddy Kempf, BBC Young Musician of the year 1992 and a BBC Four regular, returns to the Festival with the well-known but challenging Chopin Etudes, Rachmaninov’s Etudes inspired by traditional folk stories, and Kapuskin’s jazz-inflected Etudes. Described as ‘a pianist in a million’, Freddy delights audiences with his unbounded technique and interpretive skill.

    3 Études from 8 Concert Études
    Nikolai Kapustin (1937-)
    12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    30 June 2018 - 11:00am
    Thaxted Festival: Family Concert with the Carnival Band
    The Carnival Band
    Thaxted Parish Church Thaxted CM6 2QY
    United Kingdom

    Our relaxed Family Concerts are always a great hit. This year, the hugely-talented and versatile Carnival Band will excite us with music ranging from the Renaissance to the hand-jive. Participation by young ones is guaranteed, and we will all enjoy Latin percussion, a kaleidoscope of instrumental and vocal colour, and the bending of many rules!

    ‘Purists may squirm, but the rest of us were having too much fun to care!’

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    30 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Thaxted Festival: Rodolfus Choir
    Ralph Allwood, The Rodolfus Choir
    Thaxted Parish Church Thaxted CM6 2QY
    United Kingdom

    Rodolfus Choir comprises some of our finest young professional voices, and always delights audiences with their fresh and vibrant singing. Selected by our new Artistic Director, works in this programme will include favourites by Parry, Stanford, Elgar, Tavener, and Whitacre, as well as a new commission by Cambridge’s Mark Gotham.

    ‘An unspeakably beautiful sound’ The Gramophone

    The blue bird from 8 Partsongs
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    My soul, there is a country from Songs of Farewell
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Thou art a sea without a shore, for mixed chorus and organ (first performance)
    Mark Gotham ()
    Antonio Lotti (c1667-1740)
    Magnificat in G
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Lux aeterna
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Adagio for Strings
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    There is an old belief from Songs of Farewell
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    There is sweet music from 4 Partsongs
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    At the round earth's imagined corners from Songs of Farewell
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen from 5 Rückert Lieder
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Miserere mei, Deus
    Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
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    25 June 2018 - 7:45pm
    Ravel, Liszt, Debussy | Young pianists from The Purcell School
    Students from The Purcell School for young musicians
    Purcell Room London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Talented young pianists from the UK's oldest specialist music school perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more in these recitals.

    The Purcell School is one of the UK’s leading specialist music schools and holds the Unesco Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its unique contribution to music, education and international culture. ‘…it gives me great hope for the future of the music profession when I hear what these young people are capable of’ Sir Simon Rattle CBE

    Impromptu No 1 in F minor from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Prelude from Le tombeau de Couperin
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Concert Paraphrase on Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Oiseaux tristes from Miroirs
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Ballade No 2 in B minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Prélude No 12, Feux d'artifice from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Concert Suite from The Nutcracker, transcribed for solo piano
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Papillons, for piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Toccata in D minor
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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    23 June 2018 - 6:00pm
    Music for midsummer | The Ionian Singers
    The Ionian Singers, Timothy Salter
    The Danish Church Regents Park NW1 4HH
    United Kingdom

    The Ionian Singers under their conductor Timothy Salter will give a concert in the Danish Church on Saturday 23rd June at 6pm.

    Music by Elgar, Stanford, Coleridge-Taylor, Ireland, and Finzi will range through the pastoral, the amorous and the philosophical. English madrigals and arrangements by Salter of popular English and Danish folk songs complete a programme of music to delight on a summer’s evening.

    After the concert you are invited to the garden party in the Danish Church garden to celebrate St John's Eve (Skt Hans Aften).

    The lee shore
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
    The evening star
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
    My spirit sang all day from 7 Partsongs
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Cradle song
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    The Prince of Sleep
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Feasting I watch
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Draw on, sweet night
    John Wilbye (1574-1638)
    Though Amaryllis dance in green
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Elsie Marley
    Traditional ()
    Strawberry Fair
    Timothy Salter (1942-)
    The Haven
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    The angler's song
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Nu falmer skoven trindt om land from 2 Danish folk songs
    Timothy Salter (1942-)
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    24 June 2018 - 3:00pm
    Dvorák's Cello Concerto | Cranbrook Symphony Orchestra
    Cranbrook Symphony Orchestra, Laura van der Heijden, Michael Hitchcock
    Benenden School Benenden TN17 4AA
    United Kingdom

    The Cranbrook Symphony Orchestra welcomes back BBC Young Musician of the year 2012, Laura Van der Heijden to perform Dvorák's Cello Concerto in a concert to raise much needed funds for Hospice in the Weald. With the beautiful Mendelssohn Ruy Blas overture and Brahms's Symphony No 2 so full of memorable tunes, it will a delicious musical feast of a concert.

    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Ruy Blas, overture for orchestra
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    30 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Glad greetings and fond farewells
    Andrew Wells, Petros Singers, Richard Bannan
    St Michael and All Angels Church, Chiswick London W4 1TT
    United Kingdom

    Dating back to the earliest human civilisations the ritual of greeting and farewell has been a hallmark of social interaction, whether in celebration of a newborn, the romance of love at first sight, the new beginnings of weddings and coronations, or the mourning of memorial and burial. Whenever such occasions have been marked with ceremony, music has played an integral part.

    Our summer concert will explore these pieces with a particular focus on C Hubert H Parry. A leading musical figure of Victorian England, Parry died in 1918 and his Songs of Farewell form the centrepiece of the performance. Parry, suffering heart failure both literal and figurative - as students, friends and colleagues were lost during the First World War - wrote these motets knowing they were likely amongst his last compositions. As such they provide a unique perspective on the musical farewell.

    We will also perform Stanford’s celebratory Magnificat, written in memory of Parry; Haydn’s Te Deum, written to welcome a victorious Lord Nelson to court in 1800; Parry’s famous coronation anthem I was glad; and works by Rutter and Holst. Join us for an evening of beautiful and touching music.

    Petros Singers is a well-regarded auditioned chamber choir with a reputation for high-quality singing and innovative programmes. We perform a wide-ranging and diverse repertoire and collaborate with top-class orchestras and soloists in West and Central London.

    Richard Bannan (music director) is a baritone, conductor and arranger. He sings with many of the country's leading vocal ensembles, including the Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle where he is a lay clerk.

    Andrew Wells (organ) has been the accompanist for Petros Singers since 1987. He graduated from the London College of Music and also studied at Trinity College London. He plays for several choirs and has frequently been rehearsal pianist for the BBC Singers and Symphony Chorus.

    Songs of Farewell
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    I was glad
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Magnificat for double choir
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    30 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Something old, something new - Haydn, Mozart and Todd's Mass in Blue!
    Amy Webber, Calum Fraser, Richard Leach, Streatham Choral
    St Leonard's Church Streatham SW16 1HS
    United Kingdom

    Please come and join conductor, Calum Fraser, and members of Streatham Choral for an evening of masses old and new - from Mozart's Kyrie in D minor through to Will Todd's Mass in Blue, accompanied by a jazz trio.

    Kyrie in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Mass No 7 in B flat, 'Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo' (Little Organ Mass)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Mass in Blue
    Will Todd (1969-)
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