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Format: 2019-12-12
Format: 2019-12-12
  • 15 December 2019 - 8:00pm
    Fairhaven Singers - Music for Advent and Christmas
    Fairhaven Singers, Ralph Woodward
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    Our Christmas concert is an annual highlight for choir members and audience alike, featuring seasonal favourites and new revelations. Masterpieces by Josquin and Howells, a sensuous carol by Dave Brubeck, and memorable works by living composers Richard Lloyd, Philip Stopford and Ian Shaw are interspersed with carols for all to sing. The combination of these heavenly sounds with a free glass of wine and one of Cambridge’s most beautiful buildings should make our concert on Sunday 15 December an unmissable occasion!

    Wine served from 7.15 pm, included in the ticket price!

    Drop down, ye heavens (The Advent Prose)
    Richard H Lloyd ()
    Ave Maria ---- virgo serena
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    Sleep, holy infant, sleep from La fiesta de la posada
    Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)
    Lully, lulla, lullay
    Philip WJ Stopford (1977-)
    Long, long ago
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Rejoice and be merry
    Traditional ()
    Away in a Manger (Afton Water)
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Videntes stellam Magi
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Tollite Hostias
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Sussex Carol, 'On Christmas Night'
    Traditional ()
  • 16 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    A Welsh Choral Christmas | Liverpool Welsh Choral
    Aled Jones, John Doyle, Keith Orrell, Liverpool Welsh Choral, Northop Silver Band, Stephen Hargreaves
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Liverpool L1 9BP
    United Kingdom

    Come along to enjoy a real Liverpool Welsh Choral Christmas at our annual event at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. To fit in with our Welsh theme, we have Aled Jones as our presenter. Aled is well known for his recordings as a boy chorister, especially for his recording of the Snowman's Walking in the air. He can now be heard frequently on Classic FM and BBC's Songs of Praise

    There will be an eclectic mix of old and new, some to join in with and others to enjoy listening to. As usual, there will be items in Welsh for you to enjoy as well as plenty in English!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a Welsh Choral experience at our fantastic Philharmonic Hall. Join us!

    For unto us a child is born from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Carol y seren
    Gareth Glyn (1951-)
    All bells in paradise
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Schneewalzer
    Goff Richards (1944 - 2011)
  • 15 December 2019 - 3:00pm
    Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra
    Dominic Grier, Rita French, Sompting Village Primary School Choir, Worthing Choral Society, Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra
    Assembly Hall Worthing BN11 1HQ
    United Kingdom

    We are joined by the Boundstone Chorus and the Sompting Primary School Choir for a festive treat of seasonal fairy tales and carols for all. We will also be looking forward to some audience participation.

    Overture from Hansel and Gretel
    Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
    The Nutcracker, Concert Suite
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Sleigh ride, 'Winter night'
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    L'apprenti sorcier, 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'
    Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
    Troika from Lieutenant Kijé Suite
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Sleigh Ride
    Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
  • 14 December 2019 - 2:15pm
    Christmas Music and Carols | Bristol Chamber Choir
    Bristol Chamber Choir, Gordon Pullin
    The Lord Mayor's Chapel Bristol BS1 5TB
    United Kingdom

    The choir will be singing settings of 'Hodie Christus natus est' by Sweelinck, Marenzio, Byrd and Donati. There will also be cariols by Vaughan Williams, Walton, Kodaly and Pearsall

  • 13 December 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Concert - Coldstream Guards Jazz Orchestra
    Coldstream Guards Jazz Orchestra, Rachel Smith
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Freely arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn featuring jazz interpretations of this well-loved music

    Nutcracker Suite, for jazz band
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 20 December 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Concert - Jingle Bell Brass perform Stan Kenton’s A Merry Christmas
    Jingle Bell Brass, Richard Ward
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Stan Kenton Christmas Spectacular

    Jingle Bell Brass, conductor Richard Ward, perform Stan Kenton's swinging album...'A Merry Christmas'

    A collection of cool festive favourites was created in 1960s for band leader Stan Kenton by composer/arranger Ralph Carmichael. Specially brought together for this project, brass players from London's West End and studio scenes will recreate some the charts from the easy listening albums, in a Christmas cracker of a concert.

    Performed in its entirety with a few added extras this will certainly put you in the Christmas spirit

  • 20 December 2019 - 1:10pm
    A Festive Lunchtime Recital with J5O Brass Quintet
    Christopher Bearman, David Marley, Eddie Morgan, Haydn Leech, J5O Brass Quintet, Patrick Dodds
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    J5o Brass were founded in London in 2008. The group have since gone on to perform at the 'BBC Good Food Show' and 'Gardeners' World Live' (both at Birmingham NEC); charity functions at London Olympia Hilton Hotel and solo concerts across the capital at locations such as Canary Wharf and LSO St Luke's. Their interest in the indigenous folk music of Europe led to a programme of arrangements that were premiered at the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble competition, where they finished runners-up. A keen desire to promote the growing importance of music in the film and video game industry has seen numerous arrangements comissioned specifically for the group to showcase a genre growing in popularity. They frequently perform varied programmes of baroque and early music; arrangements of popular classics; jazz and world music and original compositions for brass quintet.

    Free recital with retiring collection

    Suite from Der Schneemann (The Snowman)
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    Excerpts from Soundtrack to the film Home Alone
    John Williams (1932-)
    The Twelve Days of Christmas
    Traditional ()
    Music from Disney's 'Frozen'
    Kristen Anderson-Lopez ()
    Excerpts from Love Actually
    Craig Armstrong ()
    The nightmare before Christmas
    Danny Elfman ()
    Parade of the Ewoks from Soundtrack to the film Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
    John Williams (1932-)
  • 13 December 2019 - 1:10pm
    Danilo Mascetti (piano) plays Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Dutilleux
    Danilo Mascetti
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Danilo Mascetti is an Italian pianist, the Carne Trust Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music of London. He regularly performs as soloist all over Europe, with orchestras such us Pomeriggi Musicali, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Symphonic State Orchestra of Craiova. From 2014 he performed in China and Japan, debuted in London, Prague, Rome, USA and North Africa, with orchestras such as the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, the Nova Amadeus orchestra, the New York Concert Artists Symphony Orchestra, performing for Kyoto International Music Students Festival, Aspect Foundation for Music and Arts, New York Concert Artists. During this last season he performs in Russia, Romania, Czech Republic, Italy and England, with orchestras such ASF Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Králové; during spring 2019 he plays with UniMilanoB Orchestra, again ASF Orchestra, Philarmonic Orchestra of Bacau and RCM Chamber Orchestra. He studied with Vincenzo Balzani, Natalia Trull and Vsevolod Dvorkin, and he is currently student of Vanessa Latarche and Gordon Fergus – Thompson. He gained international reputation becoming laureate of competitions as 'Princesse Lalla Meryem' in Rabat, 'Gyorgios Thymis' in Greece, 'Chopin' in Rome, 'Pianotalents', 'E Pozzoli' in Seregno, 'F Liszt' in Grottamare. During his studies he was supported by C Bechstein, the Ann Driver Trust, the Music Talks Award, the Inpdad Italian awards. Involved from an early age with his parents and his family in the care of foster children, Danilo Mascetti has worked since 2015 with non-profit organizations of Lombardy becoming co-founder and Artistic Director of Arte Solidale Festival (Lake Como); all the proceeds from this festival go to help minors in need.

    Free recital with retiring collection.

    Sonata for Piano No 2 in A
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    No 6: Scherzo from 6 Pieces on a single theme
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Chorale and variations from Sonata for Piano
    Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
  • 16 December 2019 - 1:10pm
    The Echea Quartet play Beethoven
    Aliayta Foon-Dancoes, Clara Loeb, Echéa String Quartet, Eliza Millett, Emily Earl
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Prizewinners of the International Anton Rubinstein Chamber Music Competition (2018) and Finalists in the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition (2019), the Echéa Quartet was formed in 2017 at the Royal Academy of Music, London. They have recently been awarded the role as Fellowship String Quartet for 2019/20 at the Royal Academy of Music. The quartet are Concordia Foundation Artists 2018/19 and City Music Foundation Artists 2019/20.

    In 2018, the Echéa Quartet were the string-quartet-in-residence at Ferrandou Musique, Dordogne, where they collaborated with the British baritone, David Wilson-Johnson. They were also awarded the role of Fellowship Quartet at Wintergreen Performing Arts, where they toured across Virginia, and worked and performed with violinist Rachel Barton Pine. In 2019, they performed Mendelssohn’s Octet in collaboration with the Selini Quartet at the Musikverein (Vienna), collaborated with Marin Alsop at the World Economic Forum (Switzerland) and were featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’. The quartet will be touring the west coast of North America this coming August and September, and have been accepted onto the ChamberStudio program, through which they will be mentored by Simon Rowland-Jones.

    The Echéa Quartet’s continued dedication to new music is increasingly central to their work. They have collaborated with composer Andrew Norman and workshopped and premiered new string quartets at a Composer’s String Quartet Platform at Academy. In April 2019, they performed in the inaugural year of the Krama Contemporary Music Festival in Athens, Greece and premiered Rob Laidlow’s Piano Quintet at Emmanuel College Cambridge as part of the Burnaby Recital Series. They have worked closely with Harrison Birtwistle at the Academy, and recently performed a concert of Birtwistle compositions alongside new compositions by Louise Drewett and Freya Waley-Cohen. The quartet workshopped violinist/composer Henning Kraggerud’s Preghiera at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, where they also premiered a quartet by James May, winner of the West Cork Composition Competition. They also attended the Banff Centre for the Arts ‘Evolution of the String Quartet’ course where they worked closely with the Jack, Eybler and Parker Quartets and workshopped and premiered a piece by composer Christina Volpini.

    Free recital with retiring collection.

    String Quartet No 12 in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 14 December 2019 - 7:00pm
    Family Carols with Canterbury Choral Society
    Canterbury Choral Society, Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir, Festival Brass Ensemble, Richard Cooke
    Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury CT1 2EE
    United Kingdom

    A Christmas feast for all the family! Come and celebrate singing some Christmas classics with old favourites and a few less familiar carols. The programme also features Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir and the Festival Brass Ensemble, and will include Once in Royal David’s City, The Shepherd’s Farewell and See amid the Winter’s Snow. Children in the audience will be invited to come forward to sing on the stage. Family Carols 2019 is a must to start your Christmas.

    This concert is not suitable for children under 2 years old

    Once in Royal David’s City
    Traditional ()
    Hymn for Christmas Day
    Thomas Taylor ()
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