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Format: 2019-12-12
Format: 2019-12-12
  • 14 December 2019 - 7:00pm
    Carols from around the world | Colla Voce Singers
    Aidan Coburn, Colla Voce Singers, Geoffrey Webber
    St Saviour's Church, Pimlico London SW1V 3QW
    United Kingdom

    The return of our sell-out programme with some new gems for 2019: a Christmas choral concert given by the acclaimed Colla Voce Singers, conducted by Aidan Coburn, with Geoffrey Webber on organ. Drawing singers from across the UK, and now resident in Pimlico, this exciting chamber choir takes you on a magical festive journey of Carols from around the World.

    With old favourites for all to join in, and interval mulled wine and mince pies!

    Join us on Saturday 14 December 2019, 7pm - in the beautiful setting of St Saviour's in Pimlico, London - tickets available on the door and online

    Riu, Riu, Chiu
    Traditional Spanish ()
    Suo Gân
    Traditional Welsh ()
    A great and mighty wonder
    Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
    Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
    Jan Sandström (1954-)
    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, from '6 Schübler Chorales'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Ding dong! Merrily on high
    Traditional ()
    I wonder as I wander
    Carl Rütti (1949-)
    Dedziet skalu, putiet guni (Bring us fire, bring us light)
    Selga Mence (1953-)
    Infant holy, Infant lowly
    Sir David Willcocks (1919-2015)
    Noël nouvelet
    Traditional French ()
    The Shepherd's Carol
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Wexford Carol
    John Rutter (1945-)
    E'en so Lord Jesus, quickly come
    Paul Manz (1919-2009)
    Hail, little golden star (Witaj Gwiazdka Zlota)
    Roxanna Panufnik (1968-)
    Away in a manger
    Traditional ()
    Coventry Carol
    Richard Allain (1965-)
    Deck the hall
    Sir David Willcocks (1919-2015)
    O come, all ye faithful, 'Adeste fideles'
    Traditional ()
    O little town of Bethlehem
    Traditional ()
  • 13 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    O Magnum Mysterium | Londinium
    Andrew Griffiths, Londinium
    St John's Waterloo London SE1 8TY
    United Kingdom

    Londinium's festive programme brings together the very best of choral music from the Renaissance and the present day. Recent works by some of Britain's finest choral composers - Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Matthew Martin, Gabriel Jackson, John McCabe, Cecilia McDowall, and Francis Pott - are heard alongside seasonal music by Byrd, Dering, Lassus, Palestrina, Praetorius, and Sweelinck. Completing this rich tapestry are rarities by Kenneth Leighton, and two modern classics: Giles Swayne's visceral Magnificat I and Morten Lauridsen's luscious O magnum mysterium.

    Wine and mince pies will be served!

    Hodie Christus natus est
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
    Adam lay ybounden
    Matthew Martin (1976-)
    Surge illuminare
    Hieronymous Praetorius (1560-1629)
    Three Carols (1948)
    Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
    Quem vidistis, pastores?
    Richard Dering (c1580-1630)
    I sing of a maiden
    John McCabe (1939-2015)
    Hodie Christus natus est a 4
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    O magnum mysterium
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    Of a Rose
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    Nativitie
    Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
    Laetentur coeli
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Francis Pott (1957-)
    Bogoroditse Devo
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Bogoroditse Devo
    Cheryl Frances-Hoad (1980-)
    Omnes de Saba venient
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    The Christ-child
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Magnificat I
    Giles Swayne (1946-)
  • 14 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Glory of Christmas | Finchley Chamber Choir
    David Lardi, Finchley Chamber Choir, FInchley Symphony Orchestra, George Mattar
    Trinity Church, North Finchley London N12 7NN
    United Kingdom

    Music for all the family, including favourite carols for all to sing.

    Excerpts from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Jauchzet frohlocket from Christmas Oratorio
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    I was glad
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Gold and Silver Waltz
    Franz Lehár (1870-1948)
  • 21 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Epsom Choral Society with London Metropolitan Brass
    Benedict Lewis-Smith, Epsom Choral Society, Julian Collings, London Metropolitan Brass, Marion Lea
    Church of St Martin of Tours Epsom KT17 4PX
    United Kingdom

    Festive Music

    Carols old and new - sing along with traditional favourites

  • 21 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Christmas by candlelight
    Fenella Humphreys, The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, Warren Mailley-Smith
    Glasgow Cathedral Glasgow G4 0RH
    United Kingdom

    Tonight the walls of Glasgow Cathedral will resound to the music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Mozart, played by distinguished soloists Fenella Humphreys and Warren Mailley-Smith with the Piccadilly SInfonietta.

    When the going gets tough in the run-up to Christmas and you've had about as much seasonal music as you can take, with choirs in every available church and hall - get yourself over to Glasgow Cathedral, in the city centre . This is just the place to put down your last-minute Christmas shopping, gather your thoughts, and renew your emotional energy.

    The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles and performs a selection of well-loved classics including the seasonal Christmas Concerto by Corelli and Vivaldi’s exquisite Four Seasons.

    The concert features breathtaking feats of virtuosity from the exceptional violinist Fenella Humphreys and concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith who performs Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No 21 in C major. This award-winning concert pianist has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Wigmore Hall, at Carnegie Hall and has played many times for the British Royal Family. Recently he became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. His recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio. Classic FM described him as "Stunning".

    So why not treat yourself to a Christmas treat and join us for an evening of beautiful music at Glasgow Cathedral, performed by these sensational musicians.

    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    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)
    Concerto for piano and orchestra No 21 in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 19 December 2019 - 8:00pm
    A Christmas Vocal Feast with Indigo May and Cordydd
    Côrdydd, Huw Foulkes, Indigo May
    Acapela Centre Pentyrch, Cardiff CF15 9QD
    United Kingdom

    Sit back, relax and let Indigo May and Côrdydd put you in a festive mood. A concert packed with heavenly harmonies, seasonal favourites and thrilling voices.

    Meinir Ann Thomas, founder of Indigo May became a member of Côrdydd when she returned to Wales after years of living in Australia and London. Her relationship with the choir continues with this collaboration and celebration of vocal harmony.

    Indigo May

    The exquisite vocals of soprano duo Indigo May perform classical and modern gems with a fresh twist. They come to Acapela Studios fresh from performances on a transatlantic voyage from New York on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 cruise liner. Indigo May never cease to thrill their audiences with their vocal versatility and seamless blend. Their mesmerizing performances bring you vocal hi-jinx and a fusion of classical, pop, jazz and Celtic gems with some Bach thrown in for good measure.

    Meinir Ann Thomas and Julie Kench met whilst touring the World performing in some the World’s best concert halls, opera houses and jazz clubs as members of the legendary Grammy award winning acapella group ‘The Swingle Singers’. Between them they have performed in many countries around the World as soloists and session vocalists; and with various choirs, opera companies, bands, close harmony groups and other artists.

    The seamless blend of their voices brings you the enchanting sound of Indigo May.

    “Breathtaking!” “ … blew us away … ” “…like one voice … ”
    “Not just classical crossover. The girls cross many genres with ease.”

    Côrdydd

    Since a group of friends came together in Cardiff to form a new mixed choir in the year 2000 under the baton of Sioned James, Côrdydd has established itself as one of Wales’ most successful choirs.

    It has won at the National Eisteddfod twelve times, and claimed the main title of ‘Choir of the Festival’ on six occasions. Côrdydd won BBC Radio Cymru’s choral competition in 2003, and the mixed choir category in S4C’s ‘Côr Cymru’ twice in 2009 and 2017. Côrdydd won the Best Choir prize at the Pan Celtic Festival in Ireland in 2018.

    Over the years, the choir has performed a varied repertoire on numerous stages in Wales and beyond, and has travelled to Barbados and Hong Kong, performed in Carnegie Hall in New York, and as part of the Ontario Welsh Festival in Canada. Côrdydd has also been fortunate to work with some of the world’s most famous choral composers, including Eric Whitacre, Paul Mealor and Morten Lauridsen.

  • 14 December 2019 - 7:00pm
    Handel's Messiah - Salisbury Cathedral Choir with the City of London Sinfonia
    Benjamin Hulett, City of London Sinfonia, Claudia Huckle, David Halls, Felix Kemp, Jennifer France, Salisbury Cathedral Choir
    Salisbury Cathedral Salisbury SP1 2EJ
    United Kingdom

    The City of London Sinfonia once again joins the Choir of Salisbury Cathedral and soloists – Jenniger France, Claudia Huckle, Benjamin Hulett and Felix Kemp - for a stirring performance of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah.

    Composed in 1741 and first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742, Handel’s Messiah has become one of the best-known and most popular choral works.

    This sublime music in the exquisite medieval setting of Salisbury Cathedral is the perfect preparation for Christmas

    In aid of the Salisbury Cathedral Choral Foundation

    Messiah (Watkins Shaw Edition)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 14 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas by candlelight | The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
    Harriet Mackenzie, Susan Parkes, The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
    The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul Sheffield S1 1HA
    United Kingdom

    On Saturday 14th December 2019 at 7:30pm, in the heart of Sheffield, the walls of the Cathedral will resound to the music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Bach, played by Harriet Mackenzie and the Piccadilly SInfonietta.

    When the going gets tough in the run-up to Christmas and you've had about as much seasonal music as you can take, with choirs in every available church and hall - get yourself over to Sheffield Cathedral. This is just the place to put down your last-minute Christmas shopping, gather your thoughts, and renew your emotional energy.

    The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles and performs a selection of well-loved classics including the seasonal Christmas Concerto by Corelli and Vivaldi’s exquisite Four Seasons. The concert features breathtaking feats of virtuosity from the violinist sensation, Harriet Mackenzie.

    So why not treat yourself to a Christmas Special on and join us for an evening to remember of uplifting music at Sheffield Cathedral, performed by the sensational Piccadilly Sinfonietta making their Sheffield debut.

    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    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)
    O holy night
    Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)
    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 22 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas by candlelight | The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
    Fenella Humphreys, The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, Warren Mailley-Smith
    Cathedral Church of St Nicholas Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PF
    United Kingdom

    On Sunday 22nd December 2019 at 7:30pm, in the heart of Newcastle, the walls of the Cathedral will resound to the music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Mozart, played by Fenella Humphreys, Warren Mailley-Smith and the Piccadilly SInfonietta.

    When the going gets tough in the run-up to Christmas and you've had about as much seasonal music as you can take, with choirs in every available church and hall - get yourself over to Newcastle Cathedral. This is just the place to put down your last-minute Christmas shopping, gather your thoughts, and renew your emotional energy.

    The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles and performs a selection of well-loved classics including the seasonal Christmas Concerto by Corelli and Vivaldi’s exquisite Four Seasons. The concert features breathtaking feats of virtuosity from the sensational violinist Fenella Humphreys and features the virtuoso concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith in a performance of Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No 21 in C major. This award-winning concert pianist has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, played many times for the British Royal Family and recently became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. An exceptional talent and a self-deprecating sense of humour, combined with his formidable technical skill and mature musicality, make him a favourite with audiences and venue staff alike. His CDs are often played on the BBC and Classic FM which has described him as"Stunning."

    So why not treat yourself to a Christmas Special on and join us for an evening to remember of uplifting music at Newcastle Cathedral, performed by this sensational orchestra The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, making their Newcastle debut.

    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    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)
    Concerto for piano and orchestra No 21 in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 12 December 2019 - 8:00pm
    Christmas with Blossom Street (chamber choir)
    Blossom Street, Hilary Campbell
    St James's Church, Paddington London W2 3UD
    United Kingdom

    Join Blossom Street for an hour of Christmas favourites old and new, from Howells to Rachmaninov.

    A spotless rose
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    I saw a fair Maiden
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    A Lullaby
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Bogoroditse Devo
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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