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Format: 2014-07-23
Format: 2014-07-23
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 18:00
    An evening of music for string quartet and voice
    Ben Smith, Larkin String Quartet
    Church of St John The Baptist Chirton SN10 3QS
    United Kingdom

    We are thrilled to have the opportunity of hearing the noted tenor Ben Smith singing together with the Larkin Quartet on their return to Chirton. We are promised a most interesting and varied evening from Bach and Mozart to Rogers and Hammerstein. Ben joined the Pontypridd Male Voice Choir in April 2009 and is now their principal artist, lately touring Spain in May 2014. In September 2009, after a successful audition for Only Men Aloud, Ben was chosen to feature on the BBC2 series Young Welsh Tenors, which documented the discovery of his voice. Numerous TV appearances have followed, including the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. He is due to travel with Only Men Aloud to America this year so we are very lucky he can find time to come to sing to us.

    We are also privileged that Dave Larkin, Leah Evans, Allan Grant and Henry Salmon are returning to Chirton. They are a young, dynamic string quartet performing classical and more modern music of the highest order. The group enjoy performing all over the UK and abroad with recitals at The Old Royal Naval College, for The King of Thailand’s Birthday in Bangkok and at Buckingham Palace for the Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th Birthday. As well as their classical commitments, individual members of the quartet appear regularly on national television backing artists such as Kanye West, Jessie J, Cheryl Cole and Susan Boyle.

    We are in for a musical treat - come and join us ! You can even book supper in a thatched barn after the concert.

    Where 'er you walk from Semele
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Un' aura amorosa from Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Serenata
    Enrico Toselli (1883-1926)
    Divertimenti for Strings, Salzburg Symphonies'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Ombra mai fù, 'Largo' from Serse, 'Xerxes'
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Nella Fantasia from The Mission
    Ennio Morricone (1928-)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 first movement
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Cantata No 140, 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Die Maurerfreude
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Lacrymosa : Do not stand at my grave and weep from Eternal Light : A Requiem
    Howard Goodall (1958-)
    Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavaliera Rusticana
    Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
    Prélude No 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    You'll never walk alone from Carousel
    Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960)
    Bring him Home
    Claude-Michel Schönberg ()
    £15 in advance, £17.50 on the night, £5 for children Available from 01380 840261 Reasonable daytime and evening hours.
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    Sun, 2014-07-27 16:00
    German music for flute and piano
    Kiyoko Fukuo, Simon Gilliver
    Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden London WC2B 5EZ
    United Kingdom
    Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    3 Romanzen
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonatina
    Walter Gieseking (1895-1956)
    Sinfonische Kanzone for flute and piano
    Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
    No Tickets required.
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    Fri, 2014-08-01 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Eugene Alcalay (piano)
    Eugene Alcalay
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Regent Hall Summer Festival

    Sonata for Piano No 7 in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Prelude and Fugue No 15 in D flat
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Sonata for Piano No 19 in C minor
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No Tickets required.
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    Wed, 2014-07-23 19:30
    The Black Cat Opera Company presents Don Giovanni
    Allegra Giagu, James Savage-Hanford, Lynsey Docherty, Martin Robson, Matthew Palmer, Orchestra of The Black Cat Opera Company, Peter Ford, Philip Guy-Bromley, Philip Smith, Sarah Killian, The Black Cat Opera Company
    The Electric Theatre Guildford GU1 4SZ
    United Kingdom

    The Black Cat Opera Company presents a stellar cast of acclaimed singers in Mozart and Da Ponte's cautionary comic tale of seduction, murder and vengeance. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

    22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th July 2014.

    Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £17.50, students and over-60s £15. Please note booking fees apply. Available from 01483 444789 10.30-17.30.
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 19:30
    The Black Cat Opera Company presents Don Giovanni
    Allegra Giagu, James Savage-Hanford, Lynsey Docherty, Martin Robson, Matthew Palmer, Orchestra of The Black Cat Opera Company, Peter Ford, Philip Guy-Bromley, Philip Smith, Sarah Killian, The Black Cat Opera Company
    The Electric Theatre Guildford GU1 4SZ
    United Kingdom

    The Black Cat Opera Company presents a stellar cast of acclaimed singers in Mozart and Da Ponte's cautionary comic tale of seduction, murder and vengeance. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

    22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th July 2014.

    Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £17.50, students and over 60s £15. Please note booking fees apply Available from 01483 444789 10.30-17.30.
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    Fri, 2014-07-25 19:30
    The Black Cat Opera Company presents Don Giovanni
    Allegra Giagu, James Savage-Hanford, Lynsey Docherty, Martin Robson, Matthew Palmer, Orchestra of The Black Cat Opera Company, Peter Ford, Philip Guy-Bromley, Philip Smith, Sarah Killian, The Black Cat Opera Company
    The Electric Theatre Guildford GU1 4SZ
    United Kingdom

    The Black Cat Opera Company presents a stellar cast of acclaimed singers in Mozart and Da Ponte's cautionary comic tale of seduction, murder and vengeance. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

    22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th July 2014.

    Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £17.50, students and over 60s £15. Please note booking fees apply Available from 01483 444789 10.30-17.30.
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    Mon, 2014-07-28 19:30
    Concert of music for strings
    Claydon Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Molloy, Lucinda Wright
    Aylesbury Music Centre Recital Hall Aylesbury HP21 7ST
    United Kingdom

    Some of the finest string orchestra music played by the recently formed Claydon Chamber Orchestra. This performance is given on the orchestra's return from a concert tour in Belgium, including a performance at the Ghent Festival.

    The concert is given in aid of two local charities.

    Concerto for Cello and Strings No 1 in D
    Leonardo Leo (1694-1744)
    Concerto Grosso No 6 in G minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Serenade for strings
    Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Elegy for Strings
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Crisantemi
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    £5 Available from 01296 437392 .
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 19:30
    Vaughan Williams's Riders to the Sea - Opera Holloway
    Charlie Risius, Lewis Gaston, Opera Holloway, Orchestra of Opera Holloway
    Church of St Martin of Tours Epsom KT17 4PX
    United Kingdom

    Opera Holloway presents a rare opportunity to see Vaughan Williams’s tragedy Riders to the Sea alongside the comic opera Rita by Donizetti in a new English translation.

    Riders to the Sea is a dramatic and intense portrayal of a family's lament for sons lost at sea off the Donegal coast. Donizetti’s one act comedy contrasts this tragedy with the farcical tale of Rita. Having lived in fear of her first husband, she now keeps her second husband very much under the thumb. After he has been presumed dead at sea, the surprise return of her first husband triggers a comical series of events between all three characters. These two short operas are accompanied by full orchestra and chorus.

    Opera Holloway received five star reviews for their last production and have toured the UK with their work.

    Riders to the Sea
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Rita
    Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
    £15 (Festival Ticket: £40) Available from 07513 060 179 9am-9pm.
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    Thu, 2014-07-24 19:30
    The Very Distant Days
    London Concord Singers, Malcolm Cottle
    St Michael's Church, Belgravia London SW1W 9HH
    United Kingdom

    Judith Bingham's new work The Very Distant Days, a London Concord Singers commission, sets a text which intriguingly combines words by Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll. Bingham uses extracts from Dombey and Son and Alice in Wonderland to create a wonderfully meditative piece on ageing and growing old. London Concord Singers will be performing this alongside Zoltan Kodaly's own take on the same subject, Oregek.

    Also in the programme is Vaughan Williams Five English Folksongs, one of the gems of the 20th century choral repertoire, plus a selection of sacred music spanning 600 years from Victoria and Phillips to Cecilia McDowall.

    The Very Distant Days
    Judith Bingham (1952-)
    Regina Caeli
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    5 English Folksongs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Öregek
    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
    Sacred Service
    Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
    Missa Quam Pulchri Sunt
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    The Bluebird from 8 Partsongs
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Ave verum corpus Christi
    Peter Philips (1560/1-1628)
    Alleluia, I heard a voice
    Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
    £12 (under 25's £5, other concessions £10) includes a glass of wine Available from 020 7354 3195 Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm.
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 20:00
    Summer Baroque Season - A Taste of Europe
    Soloists of Oxford Philomusica
    Christ Church Cathedral Oxford OX1 1DP
    United Kingdom

    Oxford Philomusica's principal players look to the continent as they explore the rich Baroque legacy of chamber music. Works by lesser-known composers sit alongside those from their best-loved contemporaries as the players reveal some of the era’s hidden musical gems.

    Sonata for violin and continuo No 13 in D
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sonata No 6 in B flat for cello and continuo
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Sonata for oboe and continuo No 4 in G minor
    William Babell (1690-1723)
    Trio Sonata No 3 in B flat major
    Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)
    £20, £10 (unsighted) Available from 01865 980 980 Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm.