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Format: 2019-11-14
Format: 2019-11-14
  • 23 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Havering Concert Orchestra - Sounds of Scandinavia
    Havering Concert Orchestra, Laurence Tatnall
    Frances Bardsley School Romford RM1 2RR
    United Kingdom

    The Havering Concert Orchestra is pleased to announce its Autumn Concert - Sounds of Scandinavia.

    This is the first concert designed by their newly appointed Conductor, Lawrence Tatnall, they are performing works depicting the Sounds of Scandinavia.

    Helios Overture
    Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
    Excerpts from Peer Gynt
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
  • 23 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Saints and Angels | Exeter Festival Chorus
    David Ogden, Exeter Festival Chorus, Kieran White, Peter King
    St David's Church Exeter EX4 4HR
    United Kingdom

    To compliment this wonderful program we are delighted to be joined by Cygnet Theatre Company, providing short interludes of poetry from Dryden, Blake and Rossetti

    Hymn to St Cecilia
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    For St Cecilia
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    A Hymn for St Cecilia
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    My Guardian Angel
    Judith Weir (1954-)
    Faire is the heaven
    Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
  • 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)
  • 24 November 2019 - 2:30pm
    Fauré's Requiem | Polymnia (chamber choir)
    John Byron, Jonathan Kingston, Polymnia
    The Church of St Mary and St Giles Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1BD
    United Kingdom

    Fauré, a religious sceptic, saw his Requiem as a ‘lullaby of death’; it contains some of his most sublime melodies. The rest of the programme for this concert acknowledges the passing seasons with Britten's exquisite Hymn to St Cecilia (in recognition of her saint’s day) and Poulenc's Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël. We will also sing Eric Whitacre’s Go, lovely Rose and excerpts from Jonathan Dove's The Passing of the Year, following its great reception at our Summertime concert with Lesley Garrett.

    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Hymn to St Cecilia
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    What sweeter music
    Richard Allain (1965-)
    Ah, sun-flower from The Passing of the Year
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    Go, lovely Rose
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
  • 23 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    An Evening with Brahms and Schumann | Concordia Chamber Choir
    Alexander Jones, Concordia Chamber Choir, Dan Ludford-Thomas, Helen Meyerhoff, Luis Parés, Martyn Noble
    All Saints Church, West Dulwich London SE21 8JY
    United Kingdom

    For our autumn concert, the Concordia Chamber Choir brings you a unique programme devoted largely to the work of Johannes Brahms, one of the great composers of the 19th century Romantic Period. Our centrepiece is the magisterial German Requiem. Originally written to be performed with a full orchestra, Brahms later prepared this version for soloists, chorus and two pianists with a single piano. Yet instead of diminishing its impact, it is, if anything, enhanced, allowing the voices full rein to soar and capture the intensity of the music. Our soloists will be Helen Meyerhoff and Alex Jones.

    In addition, we will also bring you songs from Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben sung by Helen Meyerhoff, accompanied by Luis Parés and, not least, the stunningly beautiful Brahms Geistliche's Lied, a 'spiritual song' whose mood anticipates the great Requiem itself and whose lyrics contain the line 'let no sad thought oppress thee.' We do hope you will take that wise advice and join us for a night of memorable music.

    Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Geistliches Lied
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Frauenliebe und -leben
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 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)
    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)
  • 23 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Dvorák's Stabat Mater | Tonbridge Philharmonic Society
    Christopher Turner, Dawid Kimberg, Helena Dix, Matthew Scott Rogers, Orchestra of Tonbridge Philharmonic Society, Sophie Dicks, Tonbridge Philharmonic Society
    Chapel of St Augustine, Tonbridge School Tonbridge TN9 1JP
    United Kingdom

    Tonbridge Philharmonic Society’s 2019/2020 season begins on Saturday 23rd November 2019 with a performance of Antonin Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, in the magnificent Chapel of St Augustine, Tonbridge School.

    The choir and orchestra will be joined by four stellar soloists for the evening - Helena Dix, Sophie Dicks, Christopher Turner and Dawid Kimberg. Tonbridge Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra will be conducted for the evening by guest Music Director, Matthew Scott Rogers.

    Consisting of 10 beautifully varied movements, Dvorák’s Stabat Mater is a substantial choral masterpiece. It is the longest setting of Stabat Mater, a 13th century poem describing the suffering of Mary at the foot of the cross.

    Stabat Mater
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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