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Format: 2019-11-11
Format: 2019-11-11
  • 16 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Ealing Choral Society: Britten's Saint Nicolas
    Ealing Choral Society, Fenella Humphreys, Jonathan Williams, London Concordia Ensemble, Matthew Long
    St Barnabas Church, Ealing London W5 1RH
    United Kingdom

    Ealing Choral Society returns to St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger, with an evening bringing together music celebrating saints and psalms. The programme of serene and sacred music ranges from Herbert Howells's 'Hymn for St Cecilia,' Holst's 'Two Psalms' and 'St Paul's Suite,' Cecilia McDowall's poignant 'Ave maris stella' culminating in Benjamin Britten's masterful cantata, 'Saint Nicolas.'

    Ealing Choral Society will be joined by tenor Matthew Long, students from local choirs, London Concordia Ensemble, and violinist Fenella Humphreys. Jonathan Williams conducts.

    Saint Nicolas
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    A Hymn for St Cecilia
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Ave maris stella
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    2 Psalms
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    St Paul's Suite, for strings
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
  • 14 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: The Enlightened Trumpet
    Hannah Schneider, Marios Papadopoulos, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Merkelo
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Paul Merkelo has been described by Gramophone magazine as ‘a player of unusual gifts’. In anticipation of his new Sony Classical album recorded with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul joins us for the most glittering work in the trumpet concerto repertory, Haydn’s beloved E flat concerto, and a rare gem: the D major concerto by Mozart’s father Leopold, performed here on the composer's 300th birthday. Haydn’s own spirited tribute to the University of Oxford opens this concert while we end with the first in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final symphonic trilogy – a symphony as passionate as it is perfect.

    Pre-concert recital 18:30

    Young Artists' Platform
    A chance to hear talented young musicians
    Free admission

    Symphony No 92 in G, 'Oxford'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in E flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D
    Leopold Mozart (1719-1787)
    Symphony No 39 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 12 November 2019 - 9:30pm
    Piano Pilgrimage by candlelight | Nicholas McCarthy
    Nicholas McCarthy
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Celebrated pianist Nicholas McCarthy has inspired many around the world with his sheer determination and spirit in achieving a prolific concert career despite being born with only one hand. His historic graduation from the Royal College of Music in 2012 made press headlines worldwide with him being the first ever one-handed pianist to graduate in their 130 year history.

    This concert tour will focus on his favorite composers Bach and Rachmaninoff representing the best exponents of the baroque and romantic period.

    The haunting beauty and poignancy of Bach and Rachmaninoff’s music will be performed in the impressive settings. Each piece will be introduced giving humorous and interesting insights. Including Bach’s monumental Chaconne in D minor and the delicate pastoral setting of ‘Sheep may safely graze’ along with Nicholas’s own exciting arrangement of Rachmaninov’s blazingly virtuosic Prelude in G minor Opus 23 No 5.

    Nicholas has toured the U.K and all over the world including China, Europe, Istanbul, Japan, South Korea the US and South Africa. He is also a popular motivational speaker and presenter.

    Join Nicholas for a fascinating and spellbinding evening featuring an important cross-section of these great and prolific composers.

    Prelude from Suite No 1 for solo cello in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sheep may safely graze, from Cantata No 208
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude from Prelude and Fugue in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chaconne from Partita for violin No 2 in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Toccata and Fugue in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude No 5 in G minor from 10 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Variation XVIII from Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Prelude No 10 in B minor from 13 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Andante from Sonata for cello and piano in G minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Beloved, let us fly from 15 Songs
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Daisies from 6 Romances
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Spring waters from !2 Songs
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • 16 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Gloria and Chilcott's Christmas Oratorio ~ Congleton Choral Society
    Christopher Cromar, Congleton Choral Society, Elin Rees
    Congleton Town Hall Congleton CW12 1BN
    United Kingdom

    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741) is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers. He was renowned during his lifetime as a composer and a virtuoso violinist; his fame and influence were widespread across Europe. The Gloria is a joyous work, overflowing with distinctive melodies and rhythms which give it immediate appeal. Choir and orchestra create rich contrasts of mood: exuberant and reflective, joyous and sombre, playful and tender, with a thrilling theatrical quality.

    Bob Chilcott (b 1955) is a contemporary composer who has a passionate commitment to working with amateur choirs. He has enjoyed a lifelong association with choral music, as a chorister and choral scholar in the choir of King's College, Cambridge, and as a member of the King's Singers. He became a full-time composer in 1997. We are excited to be giving the second public performance of Chilcott’s brand new Christmas Oratorio, which premiered on August 1st this year at the Three Choirs Festival. In this majestic work words from St Luke and St Matthew are intertwined with poetry from the 16th to the 19th century to create a compelling re-telling of the Christmas story.

    Christmas Oratorio
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 15 November 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Flora Fontanelli (violin) and Danilo Mascetti (piano)
    Danilo Mascetti, Flora Fontanelli
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal College of Music

    Flora Fontanelli and Danilo Mascetti met in London and started performing together in 2018, focusing immediately on themed programs and on a cultural approach to music. They had their first tour during fall 2018, called Mozart and the Italians and they presented French programs during the following winter, working together with soprano Marcella Di Garbo. They had their debut with orchestra in May 2019, performing Bach alongside the Slovenian flutist Alenka Bogataj, with Arte Solidale Festival Orchestra. Flora currently studies with Jan Repko, and travels Europe performing both with modern and early music ensembles such as Aura Musicale. Danilo is the Carne Trust Junior Fellow at the RCM, and has a busy solo career, performing with orchestras such as Thessaloniki State Orchestra, West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra.

    Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Gymnopedie No 3, 'Lent et grave'
    Erik Satie (1866-1925)
    Nocturne
    Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
    Sonata for violin and piano No 1 in A minor
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Suite Italienne from Petrushka (1911)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • 16 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | London Musical Arts Ensemble
    John Landor, London Musical Arts Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy our candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and exquisitely performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring) from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chacony for strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Dances from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 16 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Handel's Messiah | Birmingham Festival Choral Society
    Birmingham Festival Choral Society, David Wynne, James Williams, Penelope Appleyard, Phillipa Thomas, The Musical and Amicable Society, Xavier Hetherington
    Church of St Alban the Martyr Birmingham B12 0YH
    United Kingdom

    Come to a sparkling performance of Handel's ever-popular Messiah in the beautiful acoustics of St Alban's church. The top-class soloists and baroque orchestra playing period instruments will ensure a very special performance of this choral masterpiece.

    Messiah (Watkins Shaw Edition)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 16 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    St Ives Choral Society perform Handel's Messiah
    Alison Daniels, Emma Lewis, Harry Bagnall, Philip Wilcox, Richard Chen, St Ives Choral Society, St Ives Choral Society Orchestra, Zoe Bonner
    Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester PE28 2HZ
    United Kingdom

    Handel's Messiah, probably the best known and loved oratorio of all, was written in 1741 and first performed in Dublin. It was the sixth of his oratorios, a relatively new genre at the time, which he turned to following a run of opera composing. The text begins in Part I with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and moves to the annunciation of the nativity. In Part II, Handel concentrates on the Passion and ends with the 'Hallelujah' chorus. In Part III he covers the resurrection of the dead and Christ's glorification in heaven. Messiah will be our first outing to Godmanchester church, where we look forward to performing by candlelight in the lovely acoustic there. We are delighted to be joined by young singers from Hinchingbrooke School, who will be singing the duet version of How Beautiful are the Feet for us. Save the date, Saturday November 16th in Godmanchester Church for what promises to be a memorable evening.

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 16 November 2019 - 7:00pm
    The Bradford Chorale - Lights and Shadows
    Jenny Martins, The Bradford Chorale, Tom Carr
    St Paul's Church Shipley BD18 3EH
    United Kingdom

    Come and listen to our first concert of the 2019 to 2020 season. We will be singing a variety of lovely choral works, including the above, reflecting our chosen light and shade theme for this autumn.

    Refreshments will be available in the interval for a small charge.

    Lux aeterna
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    O magnum mysterium
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    Lux aeterna (choral arrangement of 'Nimrod'), from The Enigma Variations
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Cantata No 118, 'O Jesu Christ, mein's Leben Licht'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Ave maris stella
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
  • 16 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Idil Biret (piano) and Whitehall Orchestra perform Liszt
    Christian Halstead, Idil Biret, Michael Nebe, Whitehall Orchestra
    St James's Church, Paddington London W2 3UD
    United Kingdom

    “One seldom hears such a lively, passionate and dynamic performance of the two Liszt piano concertos… Idil Biret's Liszt is masterly, powerful ....magnificently sounding…” Pizzicato Magazine

    The Whitehall Orchestra is delighted to welcome back the world-renowned concert pianist Idil Biret, who has sold over 3 million records worldwide.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in E Flat
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in A major
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Mazeppa
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Symphony No 5 in E flat
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
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