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Format: 2018-09-21
Format: 2018-09-21
  • 22 September 2018 - 10:00am
    Handel's Messiah - Open Singing Day
    Douglas Tang, English Arts Chorale, Leslie Olive
    St Mary's Church Reigate RH2 7RN
    United Kingdom

    Treat yourself to a day of choral music-making and help us to raise money for vulnerable children!

    Join us for a singing day exploring Handel's ever-popular Messiah, under the inspiring leadership of the English Arts Chorale's founder and musical director, Leslie Olive. The day will be in aid of Coram, the children's charity, whose founder Thomas Coram established the Foundling Hospital in 1741, counting Handel amongst its patrons. English Arts Chorale will be performing the Messiah in St Mary's in April next year.

    The workshop will take place in the warm, encouraging acoustic and comfortable modern seating of St Mary's Church, Reigate.

    To reserve your place please submit your details on our online registration form, or if you prefer, download and complete the booking form and email it to singingday@englisharts.org.

    Messiah (Watkins Shaw Edition)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 22 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    A concert by Ensemble Alba in support of Help Refugees
    Alex McQuiston, Christine Anderson, David McDonald, Derrick Morgan, Ensemble Alba, Iona McDonald, Katharine Durran, Kirsten Jenson, Lynne Bulmer
    Dumfries Baptist Church Centre Dumfries DG1 4EJ
    United Kingdom

    Ensemble Alba is a new ensemble of invited professional and semi-professional string players from across Scotland and beyond. The soloists include well-established players but also some exciting new faces. Details of all the performers are available to view in regular posts on the Ensemble Alba Facebook page @ensemblealbauk.

    For this concert the players have come together in support of Help Refugees, an inspired charity doing so much to relieve the plight of refugees across Europe and the Middle East. We are fortunate to be able to hold this event in a wonderful new venue in Dumfries. We will also have joining us on the day Two of the Independent Newspaper's top 20 groundbreaking women of 2017!

    Aspects of Saturn, for string orchestra
    Marcus Blunt (1947-)
    Concerto for 2 cellos and strings in G minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Oblivion
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Concerto for viola and strings in G
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Symphony No 104 in D, 'London'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 22 September 2018 - 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)
    Dances from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Air in D for Strings 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 4 strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 28 September 2018 - 8:00pm
    A Concert of Hope featuring the London premiere of Street Requiem
    Battersea Choral Society, Choir with No Name, David Shannon, Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Highland Divas, Samuel Evans, Teddington Choral Society
    Central Hall, Westminster London SW1H 9NH
    United Kingdom

    A gala fundraiser for London’s homeless arts programs, A Concert of Hope is headlined by David Shannon (West End star of Matilda, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera), The Highland Divas from the USA and the Choir with No Name. This special concert will be the London premiere performance of the iconic Street Requiem.

    Awarded a special citation by the prestigious American Prize as 'dignifying the homeless’, Street Requiem is a 45 minute cantata, in a contemporary setting of the traditional sung requiem with additional English, African and Arabic lyrics and a modern setting of the Latin text.

    Incredibly moving, reflective, powerful and profound, Street Requiem aims to bring a sense of peace, remembrance and hope too many communities struggling to come to terms with street violence and a loss of safety on our streets – to give these souls a beautiful, resonant voice within our community and a place of remembrance. It has been performed in Australia, Europe and the United States to international acclaim, this tour has also included premiere performances in Edinburgh and Manchester.

    Local choirs Battersea Choral Society and the Teddington Choral Society will join The Sing The World choir, with choristers from Australia and the US in this performance, which will be conducted by Jonathon Welch. All proceeds from this concert will benefit London charities for the homeless including Streetwise Opera.

    Your heart will be moved. Your soul will sing! You will never forget being present at this concert!

    Street Requiem
    Kathleen McGuire (1965-)
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    27 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart | Windsor and Eton Opera
    Angela Good, Barnaby Beer, Fraser Grant, Graham McGregor-Smith, Gregor Kowalski, Ian Henderson, Ian Massa-Harris, Karen Speight, Kirsty Swift, Lindsay Bramley, Louise Herrington, Petronella Kereszturi, Windsor and Eton Opera, Windsor and Eton Opera Orchestra
    Courtyard Theatre, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead SL6 4PF
    United Kingdom

    A popular comic masterpiece by Mozart

    ~ The Marriage of Figaro ~

    Figaro and Susanna plan to get married - their master Count Almaviva has designs on Susanna and determined to stop the wedding. The Page Cherubino's passion for the ladies jeopardises this, and Figaro, Susanna and the Countess plot to shame the Count and save Cherubino from banishment. Plans don't run smoothly! Marcellina tries to force Figaro to marry her. However a revelation prevents this happening…but will the Count still find a way to thwart the wedding? Can the Countess win back her husband's affection…?

    The Opera has been created by the same powerful direction team that has worked so successfully for Windsor and Eton Opera twice before, added to this will be one of the most superb line-ups of soloists Windsor and Eton Opera has been able to acquire for a while.

    The production will be traditionally costumed and with an excellent orchestra – making for a very special night at the opera, one certainly not to be missed!

    Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 28 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart | Windsor and Eton Opera
    Angela Good, Barnaby Beer, Fraser Grant, Graham McGregor-Smith, Gregor Kowalski, Ian Henderson, Ian Massa-Harris, Karen Speight, Kirsty Swift, Lindsay Bramley, Louise Herrington, Petronella Kereszturi, Windsor and Eton Opera, Windsor and Eton Opera Orchestra
    Courtyard Theatre, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead SL6 4PF
    United Kingdom

    A popular comic masterpiece by Mozart

    ~ The Marriage of Figaro ~

    Figaro and Susanna plan to get married - their master Count Almaviva has designs on Susanna and determined to stop the wedding. The Page Cherubino's passion for the ladies jeopardises this, and Figaro, Susanna and the Countess plot to shame the Count and save Cherubino from banishment. Plans don't run smoothly! Marcellina tries to force Figaro to marry her. However a revelation prevents this happening…but will the Count still find a way to thwart the wedding? Can the Countess win back her husband's affection…?

    The Opera has been created by the same powerful direction team that has worked so successfully for Windsor and Eton Opera twice before, added to this will be one of the most superb line-ups of soloists Windsor and Eton Opera has been able to acquire for a while.

    The production will be traditionally costumed and with an excellent orchestra – making for a very special night at the opera, one certainly not to be missed!

    Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 29 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart | Windsor and Eton Opera
    Angela Good, Barnaby Beer, Fraser Grant, Graham McGregor-Smith, Gregor Kowalski, Ian Henderson, Ian Massa-Harris, Karen Speight, Kirsty Swift, Lindsay Bramley, Louise Herrington, Petronella Kereszturi, Windsor and Eton Opera, Windsor and Eton Opera Orchestra
    Courtyard Theatre, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead SL6 4PF
    United Kingdom

    A popular comic masterpiece by Mozart

    ~ The Marriage of Figaro ~

    Figaro and Susanna plan to get married - their master Count Almaviva has designs on Susanna and determined to stop the wedding. The Page Cherubino's passion for the ladies jeopardises this, and Figaro, Susanna and the Countess plot to shame the Count and save Cherubino from banishment. Plans don't run smoothly! Marcellina tries to force Figaro to marry her. However a revelation prevents this happening…but will the Count still find a way to thwart the wedding? Can the Countess win back her husband's affection…?

    The Opera has been created by the same powerful direction team that has worked so successfully for Windsor and Eton Opera twice before, added to this will be one of the most superb line-ups of soloists Windsor and Eton Opera has been able to acquire for a while.

    The production will be traditionally costumed and with an excellent orchestra – making for a very special night at the opera, one certainly not to be missed!

    Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 22 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    Inkberrow Sinfonia
    Charlotte Moseley, Richard Laing, The Inkberrow Sinfonia
    St Peter's Church Inkberrow WR7 4DZ
    United Kingdom

    This concert is the 16th annual orchestral concert bringing together professional and semi-professional musicians from the West Midlands to form the Inkberrow Sinfonia and including guest soloists for the major work. Proceeds from the concert go to the Chernobyl Children’s Project charity and to the ongoing restoration of the parish church of Inkberrow. The Chernobyl Children’s Project charity plays host to children and their carers each summer from the contaminated area of Belarus, to give the children a good holiday and help to improve their health, as well as helping fund projects in Belarus.

    The Parish Church of St Peter is in need of major restoration including repairs to the stonework and windows and replacement of an inefficient and elderly heating system, and also to redecorate and repair the N Aisle ceiling which suffered water damage following the major theft of lead from the roof. Funds from last year's concert went towards the replacement of the N Aisle roof.

    Grand Overture in C major, 'Namensfeier'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Symphony in C
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Water Music Suite No 1 in F
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 22 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | September launch
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    St Ann's Church Manchester M2 7LF
    United Kingdom

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frederic Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian Salons. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautiful setting of Manchester’s St Ann’s Church - with a complimentary glass of champagne at this conveniently located venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 & 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Watch Warren playing Chopin

    Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Grande valse brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Introduction and Variations in E on a German air, 'Der Schweizerbub'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise No 5 in F sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 8 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 4 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 5 in B flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 30 September 2018 - 4:30pm
    Sunwook Kim
    Sunwook Kim
    Westminster Cathedral Hall London SW1P 1QW
    United Kingdom

    Sunwook Kim came to international recognition when he won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006, aged just 18, becoming the competition’s youngest winner for 40 years, as well as its first Asian winner. His performance of Brahms’s Concerto No 1 with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder in the competition’s finals attracted unanimous praise from the press. Since then, he has established a reputation as one of the finest pianists of his generation, appearing as soloist in the subscription series of some of the world’s leading orchestras.

    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Humoreske in B flat, for piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Fantaisie in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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