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Format: 2017-09-26
Format: 2017-09-26
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    1 October 2017 - 3:30pm
    English Symphony Orchestra performs Haydn, Mozart, Milhaud and Piazzolla
    English Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Woods, Zoë Beyers
    Shirehall Hereford HR1 2HY
    United Kingdom

    The English Symphony Orchestra begin their third season of popular Shirehall Sunday concerts with what might be Haydn’s funniest work, The Distracted Gentleman. The absurd and surreal tone of the concert continues with Milhaud’s jovial and bizarre ballet brimming with the sounds of Brazil, and the South American flavour of the concert also includes three tangos by Piazzolla, both featuring Zoë Beyers, English Symphony Orchestra's newly appointed leader and one of the most exciting violinists in the UK. The concert concludes with Mozart’s humorous and rustic 39th symphony.

    “… possibly the funniest and most modern symphony ever written. Haydn uses most of the 20th century ‘isms’ in this piece- surrealism, absurdism, modernism, poly-stylise, and hops effortlessly between tightly integrated symphonic argument and rapid-fire cinematic jump-cutting” Conductor Kenneth Woods.

    Symphony No 60 in C, 'Il Distratto'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Le boeuf sur le toit
    Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
    Selected tangos
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Symphony No 39 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    5 October 2017 - 7:30pm
    Sound the trumpet! - The Bach Players
    Adrian Woodward, Inga Maria Klaucke, James Eastaway, Nicolette Moonen, Olaf Reimers, Oliver Webber, Rachel Elliott, Rachel Stott, Silas Wollston, The Bach Players
    Octagon Chapel Norwich NR3 1BN
    United Kingdom

    To mark their 20th anniversary The Bach Players present an all Bach programme: two joyous, well-known cantatas, the wedding Cantata 'Weichet nur' and 'Jauchzet Gott', complemented by two celebrated instrumental works, Brandenburg Concerto No 2 and a selection of fugues from the Art of Fugue.

    Rachel Elliott, who has sung with the ensemble form the very beginning is the soprano soloist and Adrian Woodward is the virtuoso trumpet player.

    Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Cantata ‘Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten’ (‘Wedding Cantata’)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    4 canons from The Art of Fugue
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Cantata No 51, 'Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    27 September 2017 - 7:30pm
    Music in Offices prize winners: Deloitte Choir and MEC - followed by Real Voices
    Becky Chalmers, Calum Fraser, Clive Pollard, Deloitte Choir, MEC Choir, Peter Crockford, Real Voices
    St Paul's Church, 'The Actor's Church' Covent Garden London WC2E 9ED
    United Kingdom

    The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London is proud to host the fabulous winners of the Music in Offices Choir of the Year Competition 2017, the choirs of Deloitte and MEC. The brilliant Music in Offices initiative has got office workers singing their hearts out all over the place, and these two groups will have seen off some stiff competition to reach the final so we are in for some fantastic performances. Also performing tonight, are Real Voices, an energetic and eclectic choir led by Becky Chalmers. Expect the roof of St Paul’s Covent Garden to be raised with a real range of repertoire!

    Medley from Les Misérables
    Claude-Michel Schönberg ()
    Sir Paul McCartney (1942- )
    River in Judea
    Linda Marcus ()
    Traditional African ()
    Barbara Ann
    Fred Fassert (1938-)
    And so it goes
    Billy Joel ()
    Hold back the river
    James Bay (1990-)
    Oh Shenandoah
    Traditional American ()
    Take on me
    Magne Furuholmen (1962-)
    Viva la vida
    Guy Berryman (1978-)
    Kiss from a rose
    Seal (1963-)
    Brandon Flowers ()
    In Harmony
    Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson ()
    Stevie Nicks (1948-)
    What you don't do
    Composer Not Known ()
    Jamie Hartman (1971-)
    Vance Joy (1987-)
    Ride on
    Jimmy MacCarthy (1953-)
    Eleanor Rigby
    Sir Paul McCartney (1942- )
    Traditional African ()
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    1 October 2017 - 7:30pm
    Mozart's Requiem Mass in D minor | Thomas Tallis Society Choir
    Eamonn Dougan, Ensemble DeNote, Thomas Tallis Society Choir
    St Alfege Church, Greenwich London SE10 9BJ
    United Kingdom

    The forthcoming season of the Thomas Tallis Society Choir of Greenwich commences on Sunday October 1st with a performance of the Mozart Requiem Mass in D minor in quite an unusual performance; instead of the usual accompaniment of strings, wind and brass, this performance will be accompanied by a wind band using the instruments available to Mozart when he began composing the work in 1790. The first half of the programme will focus on music for remembrance.

    Come and enjoy the unique atmosphere and incredible music in the beautiful setting of St Alfege. Tickets are already selling fast. Book now to avoid disappointment! Tickets are priced £15 for reserved pew seats with cushions, or £10 for side nave and gallery.

    For more details about this and upcoming concerts, follow the Thomas Tallis Society on twitter or join our facebook group and invite friends and family to join us. We look forward to seeing you at the concert.

    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    How are the mighty fallen
    Robert Ramsey (1612-1644)
    Into thy hands
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    Nunc dimittis
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    When David heard
    Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
    In ieunio et fletu
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
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    30 September 2017 - 7:30pm
    A Sure Stronghold | Divers Voyces
    Divers Voyces, Jeremy Jepson
    The Church of St Peter and St Paul Alconbury, Huntingdon PE28 4DX
    United Kingdom

    To mark the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, Divers Voyces present a programme of music from the time of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, including Palestrina's famous mass for Pope Marcellus II, which reputedly saved polyphonic church music from being banned by the Council of Trent.

    Missa Papae Marcelli
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    O quam gloriosum
    Gioseffo Zarlino (1517-1590)
    Ein’ feste Burg, for organ
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
    Stella caeli
    Walter Lambe (c.1450-c.1504)
    If ye love me
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Hear the voice and prayer
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Lugebat David Absalon
    Nicolas Gombert (c1495-c1560)
    Versa est in luctum
    Alonso Lobo (c1555-1617)
    Le rossignol plaisant et gratieux
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    The nightingale
    Alfonso Ferrabosco I (1543-1588)
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    30 September 2017 - 7:30pm
    Cathedral Classics | Grampian Concert Orchestra
    Grampian Concert Orchestra, Tim Tricker
    St Machar's Cathedral Aberdeen AB24 1RQ
    United Kingdom

    Grampian Concert Orchestra tonight offers a delightful, hour long programme of varied short pieces, from well known English, Russian and German composers. Some of the pieces will be very familiar, others a little less so. All of them are a joy to hear, performed within Aberdeen's historic St Machar's Cathedral.

    Refreshments will be offered in the Cathedral, after the concert.

    Valse-Fantaisie in B minor
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
    Overture from Die Schone Melusine (The Fair Melusine)
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Hungarian Dance No 1 in G minor from 21 Hungarian Dances, for piano 4 hands, orchestrated by the compoer
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Chanson de Matin
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    May Song
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Salut d'amour
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Overture, Scherzo and Finale
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    1 October 2017 - 7:00pm
    Hywel Girls' Choir and Hywel Boy Singers/Angelicus Celtis
    Angelicus Celtis, Gareth Hamlin, Huw Tregelles Williams, Hywel Boy Singers, Hywel Girls' Choir, Jane Jewell, Jeremy Hywel Williams, John Hywel Williams
    Morriston Tabernacle Chapel Swansea SA6 8BA
    United Kingdom

    In celebration of Morriston Tabernacle Chapel’s prestigious award of Best Loved Place of Workship, join in the festivities with ‘A Celebration of Song’ with the international broadcast and performance voices of the Hywel Girls’ Choir and Hywel Boy Singers and ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalists and BBC Songs of Praise Artists Angelicus Celtis with organist Huw Tregelles Williams OBE, pianist Jane Jewell, percussionist Gareth Hamlin and narrator Jeremy Hywel – all under the legendary baton of John Hywel Williams MBE.

    The evening will take audiences on a magical journey across opera, screen and stage, international favourites and heart-warming sacred moments.

    O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
    Carl Orff (1895-1982)
    Hallelujah from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Panis angelicus
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    Stabat Mater
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Joseph Parry (1841-1903)
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Nessun dorma from Turandot
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Habanera from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
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    30 September 2017 - 4:00pm
    Hallelujah for Handel! - St Peter's Singers of Leeds
    National Festival Orchestra, Simon Lindley, St Peter's Singers of Leeds
    Holy Trinity Church Leeds LS1 6HW
    United Kingdom

    Arts@Trinity presents a concert with St. Peter's Singers and the soloists of the National Festival Orchestra under the direction of Simon Lindley.

    This year marks 290 years since Holy Trinity Church was consecrated and Handel's music was first performed in the building. At the same time it is the 290th anniversary of the coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline for which Handel had been commissiond to write the music.

    This concert will feature the 'Coronation Anthems' alongside 'Anthem of the Peace' (or 'Foundling Hospital Anthem').

    Pre-concert talks with Dr Simon Lindley:

    21st September 1pm: 'Handel and his Coronation Anthems'
    28th September 1pm: 'Handel, his Coronation Anthems and the Anthem on the Peace'

    Entry to both pre-concert talks is free, donations are welcome

    4 Coronation Anthems
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Peace Anthem
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    5 October 2017 - 1:00pm
    Young Artists' Platform: The Yehudi Menuhin School
    Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra
    The Foundling Museum London WC1N 1AZ
    United Kingdom

    Exceptional young musicians from The Yehudi Menuhin School perform a programme including Handel’s violin sonatas, along with other popular works for the violin and piano.

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    4 October 2017 - 2:30pm
    The Dual Alliance - Music from France & Russia | Ashtead Choral Society
    Ashtead Choral Society, James Henshaw
    Church of St Martin of Tours Epsom KT17 4PX
    United Kingdom

    Ashtead Choral Society present a varied selection of choral music from the dual alliance of France and Russia.

    From Fauré's Requiem to Rachmaninov's Vespers, together with motets by Debussy and Poulenc - we present a varied programme for you to enjoy. The composers whose music features in the programme cover an extraordinary period for both France and Russia - from the opulence of the late 19th century, through the turbulent years of the twentieth century to the post war period. It features in excerpts from Fauré' s Requiem some of the best known music of the period. Meanwhile, the breadth of the events of this period for France and Russia is perhaps caught in the context of the works - from Fauré' s Cantique de Jean Racine written when Fauré was still in education in Napoleon III's French Empire through to works such as Rachmaninov's Vespers of 1915, which has been seen as the final flourish of Imperial Russian Church music before the Revolution, concluding with Poulenc's Christmas Motets, written in the peace after the Second World War.

    The Society will be conducted by James Henshaw, our Musical Director, and Chorus Master of the English National Opera.

    Ashtead Choral is a Choral Society, based in Ashtead, Surrey, which covers all types of choral music, from baroque to jazz via oratorio and classical. It was founded in 1949 and continues to flourish today.

    Cantique de Jean Racine
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Excerpts from Requiem
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    4 motets sur des thèmes grégoriens
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Vespers, 'All-night vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    3 Chansons de Charles d'Orléans
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
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