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Format: 2018-03-20
Format: 2018-03-20
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    24 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Mozart's Mass in C minor and Haydn's Te Deum in C
    Academy Choir, Alessandro Fisher, London Mozart Players, Matthew Best, Rowan Pierce, Soraya Mafi, Thomas D Hopkinson
    Church of St John the Baptist Wimbledon SW19 4NZ
    United Kingdom

    The Academy Choir are bringing the London Mozart Players and a wonderful quartet of soloists to Wimbledon for an exciting concert on Saturday 24 March 2018, 7.30pm at St John's Church. The programme features Hadyn's Te Deum in C and two of Mozart’s greatest musical achievements: his Symphony No 41 ‘Jupiter’, and Mass in C minor.

    Filled with drama, virtuosity and a clear sense of hope, Mozart’s C Minor Mass is a true great – in 2015 Pope Francis commented that one movement – the Et incarnatus est – “is matchless; it lifts you to God!”. Brahms observed of Mozart’s 39th, 40th and 41st Symphonies that: “I am able to understand … that Beethoven’s first symphony did impress people colossally. But the last three symphonies by Mozart are much more important.” Praise indeed!

    Please visit the choir's website for more information on the choir and the concert. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Symphony No 41 in C, 'Jupiter'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Mass in C minor, 'The Great'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Te Deum in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    23 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bach's Cello Suites performed by Tim Lowe
    Timothy Lowe
    Chapel Arts Cheltenham GL50 3QQ
    United Kingdom

    Tim is widely recognised as an outstanding young British cellist. He is established as a recitalist and chamber musician, appearing regularly in festivals throughout the UK and Europe. He has played as a soloist in all the main concert venues in the UK and in London. Tim is Guest Principal Cello of the English Chamber Orchestra and tours around the UK and internationally with the ECO and the ECO Ensemble. He has also been Guest Principal at other major orchestras including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia. At the same time he has built a reputation as an outstanding teacher, and was by some distance the youngest Professor of Cello in London when he was appointed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2012. He plays on a cello made by Carlos Tononi in Bologna in 1716.

    This event is part of the Cheltenham Bach Choir’s 2018 Spring Festival of the Baroque.

    Excerpts from '6 Suites for Cello'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    25 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Ayr Choral Spring Concert
    Ayr Choral, Charlie Drummond, City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Doherty
    Town Hall Ayr KA7 1LX
    United Kingdom

    Ayr Choral Spring Concert on Sunday 25th March 2018 in Ayr Town Hall features two well known and loved 20th Century composers – Leonard Bernstein and John Rutter. A performance of Bernstein’s dramatic and moving Chichester Psalms with full orchestra will be Ayr Choral’s contribution to ‘Bernstein 100’ which is a worldwide celebration marking the centenary of the birth of the composer, conductor, musician and humanitarian. The concert also features Rutter’s Magnificat (first performed in 1990 in the Carnegie Hall, New York ) which is a joyful choral favourite with energetic rhythms and lyrical melodies.

    The Choir, and City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, will be conducted by Gerard Doherty and the soprano soloist is Charlie Drummond.

    Chichester Psalms
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    John Rutter (1945-)
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    23 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Iconic classics for piano and strings
    Esen-Nikolas Gjylaci, Eugenia Russell, Klimis Voskidis
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    After their 2017 sell-out success, Eugenia Russell and Klimis Voskidis return to 1901 Arts Club with guest artist Esen-Nikolas Gjylaci to present iconic classics for piano and strings.

    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 1 in B flat
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 9 in A, 'Kreutzer'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano Trio No 2 in E flat major
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    24 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Dream of Gerontius | Phoenix Choir of Crawley
    Jennifer Westwood, Phoenix Choir of Crawley, Phoenix Sinfonia, Quentin Hayes, Samuel Hayes, Tom Raskin
    The Hawth Crawley RH10 6YZ
    United Kingdom

    Phoenix Choir will be performing Elgar's seminal oratorio, The Dream of Gerontius at The Hawth in Crawley on 24th March 2018 in the run-up to Easter. Based on the poem of the same name by John Henry Newman, this choral masterpieces explores the emotional and spiritual journey taken by Gerontius as he passes from life into death and the world beyond, to come face-to-face with God.

    There is also a workshop for selected passages of this work, held on 3rd February 2018 10am - 4pm at Crawley Baptist Church, Crabtree road, Crawley, W. Sussex RH11 7HJ with music on hire for £3 and £15 to attend the workshop or £35 to attend future rehearsals and sing at the concert. See the choir's website or ring 01293 515287 for futher information and booking.

    The Dream of Gerontius
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    24 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    French Connections | Streatham Choral
    Calum Fraser, Lauren Young, Peter Brooke, Peter Foggitt, Streatham Choral
    St Leonard's Church Streatham SW16 1HS
    United Kingdom

    Join conductor, Calum Fraser, and members of Streatham Choral for an evening of music from our Gallic neighbours.

    Cantique de Jean Racine
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Notre Père
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    Litanies à la Vierge noire
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Hymne à la Vierge, 'Hymn to the Virgin'
    Pierre Villette (1926-1998)
    Psalm 150
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
  • 26 March 2018 - 1:10pm
    The Alauda Quartet play Haydn's Seven last words of Christ on the Cross
    Alauda Quartet, Cristina Prats-Costa, Elena Cappelletti, Mari Adachi, Milan Berginc
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The Alauda Quartet is one of the leading European young string quartets formed at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2011. An internationally diverse ensemble, the quartet shares a unifying passion for chamber music and a strong desire to explore the repertoire of the string quartet.

    Prize winner at the Orlando International Competition 2017 and selected as Park Lane Group artists in 2015 they gave their debut recitals at the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St. Martin-in-the-fields in London. They were also selected Concert Artists with Making Music for 2016-17.

    The quartet enjoys a busy performing schedule and has performed extensively across the UK at venues and festivals including Barbican Hall, Conway Hall, St Margarets Westminster, Kings Place, Kings Lynn Festival, Friends of Beaminster Festival, Bury St Edmunds Concert Club, Winchester College Concert Series, City Music Society, Avon Valley Concerts, Stockbridge Music Festival, Lincoln International Concert Series and Bradford Cathedral Chamber Series among others.

    As well as their concerts in the UK the Alauda Quartet have enjoyed performing in various music festivals across Europe and Asia holding regular tours in Spain, Italy, Serbia and Germany.

    They gave their debut recital at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in 2014.

    The Alauda Quartet recorded at the Radio Nacional de España as part of the Young Artist Platform Series and have also been broadcast on Radio Vaticana in Rome and Kultur Radio Deutschland.

    From 2016 the Alauda quartet, under the guidance of Simone Gramaglia from the Quartetto Di Cremona, was selected to be part in 'Le dimore del quartetto' project, that promotes the leading role of patronage responding to young string quartets' needs and enhancing the Italian artistic heritage.

    During their time at the Royal Academy they studied with Jon Thorn and had masterclasses with eminent quartets including Belcea Quartet, Artemis, Endellions and Emerson. They also received their Masters in Chamber Music from the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover where they studied with Oliver Wille of the Kuss Quartet.

    The Alauda quartet was selected to perform at IMS Prussia Cove in 2013 and since 2014 has been taking part on the ProQuartet – CEMC programme in France. At ProQuartet they studied with Günter Pichler with whom they also studied at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, July 2014. They have also had the great honour of performing for the late Sir Colin Davis.

    The Alauda Quartet is also involved in several educational projects across the UK. Appointed Young Professional String Quartet in residence at Pro Corda in 2013 and giving workshops at public schools through the Westminster Music Service.

    They have recently recorded the complete string quartets of the Italian composer Roffredo Caetani, which have been released on Brilliant Classics in November 2016. The CD is a world premier recording supported by the Caetani foundation in Italy and will be promoted during the 2017 season.

    Cristina Prats-Costa plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, kindly on loan from Merito String Instruments Trust GmbH.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    The seven last words of Christ on the Cross
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    24 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Cantores in the Cotswolds perform Morten Lauridsen's Lux aeterna
    Cantores in the Cotswolds, John Holloway, Simon Gibson
    St Peter's Church, Leckhampton Cheltenham GL53 0QJ
    United Kingdom

    Cantores’ programme to be performed on March 17th in Cirencester Parish Church and on March 24th in St Peter’s Church Leckhampton comprises works inspired by the idea of light as a symbol of wisdom, enlightenment or creativity.

    The main work is ‘Lux aeterna’ by the American composer Morten Lauridsen and written in 1997. The five movements contain texts from the Requiem where light is seen as the ultimate state of rest and the Latin hymns ‘O nata lux’ and ‘Veni sancte spiritus’. This music, always radiant and often ecstatic, has helped to make Lauridsen one of the most popular composers currently writing for choirs.

    In stark contrast is Brahms’s large scale motet ‘Warum ist das Licht gegeben’ – ‘Why has light been given for such trouble?’. This begins with a bleak and chromatic fugue but resolves finally into the major key, ‘In peace and joy I go my way’.

    The programme also includes motets by Tallis and Byrd, two settings of ‘Hail gladdening light’ by Charles Wood and Alexander Grechanninov and a major work by John Rutter, in a style far distant from his Christmas carols, ‘Hymn to the Creator of Light’.

    Warum ist das Licht gegeben? from 2 Motetten
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Christe qui lux es et dies
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Hail, gladdening light
    Charles Wood (1866-1926)
    Hymn to the Creator of Light
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Lux aeterna
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    Gladsome light
    Alexander Gretchaninov (1864-1956)
    O nata lux de lumine
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
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    24 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Blackburn Symphony Orchestra
    Blackburn Symphony Orchestra, Richard Howarth, Waynne Kwon
    Blackburn Cathedral Blackburn BB1 5AA
    United Kingdom

    Join us for an orchestral concert of some of the 20th century's most evocative English music with talented young cellist Waynne Kwon playing the Walton Cello Concerto.

    Waynne was born in Seoul South Korea, and was brought up and studied music in Australia. He attends the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK where he has been awarded a scholarship and a generous loan of their 1694 Ruggieri cello. He was also a finalist at the RNCM Concerto Competition. Waynne was also recently awarded The Tait Memorial Trust, Higgins Family Scholarship to help hime continue his studies.

    Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    4 Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
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    24 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Faversham Choral Society
    Faversham Choral Society, Faversham Choral Society Chamber Orchestra, James Brown
    St Mary of Charity Parish Church Faversham ME13 8GZ
    United Kingdom

    Haydn's mighty choral work 'Nelson Mass', originally called the 'Mass for Troubled Times', is now forever associated with Admiral Horatio Nelson’s victory over Napoleon.

    Howard Goodall's composition Eternal Light was commissioned in 2008 and has received countless performances since then, making it his most popular large scale choral composition. Written to mark the 20th anniversary of the ensemble London Musici, Goodall’s interpretation of the Requiem, it was also envisaged as a dance piece for the Rambert Dance Company. Traditionally a prayer for the salvation of the departed soul, Goodall’s requiem centres on those who are left behind to grieve.

    Future concerts by Faversham Choral Society include a ‘Come and Sing’ Event in June 2018 and participation in a Remembrance Day Concert on Saturday 10 November joining Sittingbourne Orpheus and other choirs to mark 100 years since the end of 1st World War .

    Come and join us: We meet in the United Church Hall Preston Street Faversham 7.45pm on Wednesdays. Come and give us a try with no obligation, we are a friendly choir and we don’t have auditions.

    Mass No 11 in D minor, 'Nelson Mass' (Missa in angustiis)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Eternal Light: A Requiem
    Howard Goodall (1958-)
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