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Format: 2018-10-21
Format: 2018-10-21
  • 21 October 2018 - 6:00pm
    Autumn Serenade | City of Bristol Choir
    Bristol Youth Choir, City of Bristol Choir, David Ogden, Emily Vine, Jeremy Little, Kate Woodman, Richard Johnson
    Redland Hall, Redmaids' High School Bristol BS9 3AN
    United Kingdom

    For their first concert in the newly built Redland Hall, City of Bristol Choir is delighted to be joined by the 120-strong Bristol Youth Choir for a concert of music on the themes of love, nature and time.

    The English National Opera soloist Emily Vine returns to Bristol to bring to life the wonderful poetry of John Clare for Cecilia McDowall’s exquisitely lyrical On Angel’s Wing.

    In The Passing of the Year, Jonathan Dove sets seven poems that trace the journey through the seasons, echoing human emotions and sentiments.

    As we prepare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of end of the First World War, poignant settings by Brian Knowles of familiar poems reflect on an individual’s response to conflict and loss.

    Copland’s stirring The Promise of Living brings the concert to a close in a celebration of life, love and the harvest of the fruits of the earth. Scored for choir and piano duet, it will be accompanied by pianists Richard Johnson and Kate Woodman, showcasing the school’s brand new Steinway grand piano.

    Choral Dances, arranged for tenor, harp and chorus from Gloriana
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    On Angel's Wing
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    Like a singing bird
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    The Passing of the Year
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    The Promise of Living from The Tender Land
    Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
    Poetry Serenade
    Brian Knowles (1946-)
  • 26 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Endellion String Quartet - 40th anniversary season
    Andrew Watkinson, David Waterman, Endellion String Quartet, Garfield Jackson, Ralph de Souza
    Wigmore Hall London W1U 2BP
    United Kingdom

    This concert begins the Endellions’ series at Wigmore Hall in the 2018-19 season It celebrates their 40th season as a string quartet. Three of the players are founder members and Ralph de Souza joined them in 1986. In 2013, Gramophone stated ‘There’s always a feeling when listening to the Endellion Quartet that you’re listening to the Urtext method of quartet playing.’ The Mendelssohn quartet is a joyous and celebratory piece to open the series. Britten’s quartet, nearly his final utterance, is darkly introspective and the Endellions have championed it throughout their career, recording it for EMI and then again for Warner. Beethoven’s tremendous second Razumovsky is another riveting mainstay of their repertoire.

    The other concerts in the Endellions' Wigmore Hall 40th anniversary series are on Sunday, 20 January and Wednesday, 29 May.

    String Quartet No 3 in D
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    String Quartet No 3
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    String Quartet No 8 in E minor, 'Rasumovsky'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 23 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Ensemble 360 - Skipton Music 2018-2019 : Concert 1
    Andrew Watson, Benjamin Nabarro, Claudia Ajmone-Marsan, Ensemble 360, Gemma Rosefield, Leon Bosch, Matthew Hunt, Naomi Atherton, Ruth Gibson
    Christ Church Skipton BD23 2AH
    United Kingdom

    Formed in 2005 to take up residency at Sheffield's Crucible Studio Theatre, Ensemble 360 quickly gained an enviable national reputation for virtuoso performances and bold programming. Eight players from the Ensemble will perform the Octet composed in 2004 by Widmann alongside its direct inspiration - the Octet in F by Schubert.

    Jörg Widmann (1973-)
    Octet in F
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 28 October 2018 - 8:30pm
    Josquin and Bach | Dorian Chamber Orchestra
    Cambridge, Dorian Chamber Orchestra, Samuel Huston, Soloists from the Choir of Gonville and Caius College
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    The Dorian Chamber Orchestra's 2018-2019 concert series begins with a programme of works by two composers who have come to epitomise their respective idioms.

    Josquin's Missa Pange lingua is an important example of Josquin's mature style. This paraphrase mass takes the Pange Lingua hymn which Josquin quotes and reworks throughout. The interval of the minor second which is so important in the hymn permeates the work, creating its distinctive phrygian sound world.

    JS Bach's early cantata 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis' displays the influence of the many different styles that would later be immortalised in the better known Passions and B minor Mass. The modal (dorian) inflection of the harmony shows the continuing blurred lines between diatonic and modal tonality in the Baroque style, while his use of a recitative and da capo aria structure is an early example of Bach's incorporation of Italian operatic influences into his cantatas.

    Missa Pange lingua
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    Cantata No 21, 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 21 October 2018 - 3:00pm
    Maker not Muse: Kitty Clive or The Fair Songster
    The Foundling Museum London WC1N 1AZ
    United Kingdom

    Explore the life and career of 18th-century actress, singer, feminist author and campaigner Kitty Clive.

    Kitty Clive (1711-1785) was a top London stage star. Renowned in theatre, opera and musical comedy, she transfixed audiences in everything from popular productions to works by Purcell, Shakespeare, Dryden, Henry Fielding and Handel. Historian Berta Joncus explores Clive’s life story, together with live performances of her songs. For music historians, theatre scholars and anyone curious about performance history and star production in 18th-century Britain, her story is not to be missed.

    Berta Joncus is a music scholar, critic, journalist and project consultant embracing technology to advance musical practice and research. She champions digital media as a means to transform music and knowledge about music. Joncus is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Music, Goldsmiths. As an established female academic, she hopes to encourage other women to take up leadership roles in and outside the academy.

  • 27 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Palestrina and the Papal Chapel: a century of music from Rome
    Stephen Rice, The Renaissance Singers
    St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico London SW1V 2AD
    United Kingdom

    We return to Rome for our autumn concert as we explore the music of Palestrina the composers of the Papal Chapel from the 16th century. We are delighted to welcome Stephen Rice, Director of the Brabant ensemble as our guest conductor for this concert as we perform music by Palestrina and his contemporaries. The Papal Chapel has inspired composers from all ages and the 16th century was no exception with both singers and composers traveling from Northern Europe as well as other parts of Italy and Spain for the chance to perform there.

    Palestrina is perhaps the composer who had the most enduring influence on the development of music from this time and his work is often seen as the high-point of Italian Renaissance polyphony. The centrepiece of our concert will be Palestrina’s eight part Missa assumpta est Maria. To complement Palestrina, we will also present music from the papal chapel which is considered to have inspired him. In particular, we will perform works by Guillaume du Fay, Giovanni Maria Nanino and Jean Bonnevin which whilst unfamiliar in the modern era, will have been the key influence on Palestrina’s writing.

    Missa Assumpta est Maria
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Surrexit pastor bonus
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Alleluia, tulerunt Dominum meum
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Nigra sum sed formosa
    Andreas De Silva (c1475-c1530)
    Haec dies
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Exultet conjubilando
    Jean Mouton (1459-1522)
    Estote fortes in bello
    Jacques Arcadelt (c1507-1568)
    Gavisi sunt discipuli
    Giovanni Maria Nanino (1543-1611)
    Pater noster
    Jacques Arcadelt (c1507-1568)
    Regina caeli
    Composer Not Known ()
    Regina caeli a8
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
  • 28 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    For the Fallen | Ayr Choral
    Andrew Forbes, Andrew Huggan, Andrew McTaggart, Ayr Choral, Catriona Hewitson, Graham McCusker
    Town Hall Ayr KA7 1LX
    United Kingdom

    Ayr Choral's Autumn concert this year reflects the widespread focus by choral societies and orchestras on the commemoration of the end of World War 1 in November1918. Dona nobis pacem, with words by Walt Whitman and music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, reflects experiences of both the American Civil War (Whitman) and World War 1 -when Vaughan Williams enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a stretcher bearer carrying injured and dying men from the trenches, and experienced at first hand the horrrors of the 3rd Battle of Ypres when 1,265,000 men - mainly British, Germans and French - died. Dona Nobis Pacem was written in 1936 just as the storm clouds again gathered over Europe.

    In contrast, Howard Goodall's Eternal Light is a lyrical, reflective and emotional modern "requiem for the living" focussed in particular on "interrupted lives". Goodall's inclusion of the Canadian John MccRae's 'In Flanders Field the poppies grow...' again touches on World War 1.

    Our soloists, cellist and pianist are all young and enormously talented Scottish professional musicians, as is our newly appointed dynamic and insightful Musical Director Andrew McTaggart.

    Eternal Light: A Requiem
    Howard Goodall (1958-)
    Dona nobis pacem
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Greater love hath no man
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
  • 28 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Samling Academy Singers
    Samling Academy Singers
    Sage Gateshead Gateshead NE8 2JR
    United Kingdom

    Samling Academy is developing a new generation of classical singers in the North East of England through unique training and performance opportunities with world-class artists. The culmination of six days of intensive study, this concert showcases some of the most exciting up-and-coming talent in the region in a programme of best-loved songs, arias, duets and ensembles.

  • 21 October 2018 - 3:00pm
    Purcell School Symphony Orchestra
    Douglas Boyd, Ilai Avni, Madeleine Bradbury Rance, The Purcell School Symphony Orchestra
    Watford Colosseum Watford WD17 3JN
    United Kingdom

    Talented young musicians from The Purcell School Symphony Orchestra perform Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No 2 with pupil Ilai Avni as soloist, and Mahler's Symphony No 4.

    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

    Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor
    Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
    Symphony No 4 in G
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Suite from Ma mère l’oye, 'Mother Goose'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 27 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Masters of Polyphony | Epsom Chamber Choir
    Epsom Chamber Choir, Mark Biggins
    Church of St Martin of Tours Epsom KT17 4PX
    United Kingdom

    Epsom Chamber Choir present a programme of sacred settings from the 16th and 20th centuries.

    Missa Paschalis
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Ave virgo sanctissima
    Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
    Tu es petrus (6vv)
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    O sacrum convivium
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Mass for double choir
    Frank Martin (1890-1974)
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