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Format: 2018-04-26
Format: 2018-04-26
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    5 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Durufle's Requiem | Marlow Choral Society
    Christopher Grant, Lauren Morris, Marlow Choral Society, The Cygnus Orchestra of London
    All Saints Church Marlow SL7 2AA
    United Kingdom

    Marlow Choral Society presents Durufle's much-loved Requiem (1948) and Vivaldi's Kyrie, conducted by Chris Grant with the Cygnus Orchestra of London. The orchestra will perform Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 trumpets and strings in C major. The mezzo-soprano soloist, Lauren Morris, will also sing a selection of Schubert lieder with piano accompaniment.

    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 trumpets and strings in C
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    28 April 2018 - 7:30pm
    Lambeth Wind Orchestra: Moving Images
    Clare McCaldin, John Holland, Lambeth Wind Orchestra
    All Saints Church Sydenham SE26 5DP
    United Kingdom

    Music that conjures up images beyond your imagination, featuring works for concert band by patron Stephen McNeff and others that help bring previously still things to life, from the magic of the silver screen to the might of the Roman army. The evening includes a rare performance of 'Image in Stone' for mezzo-soprano and wind ensemble, illuminating text from across the centuries with messages for today's hectic world. This concert is helping to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières.

    Mack & Mabel
    Jerry Herman (1932-)
    Moving Parts, for wind ensemble
    Stephen McNeff ()
    Image in Stone
    Stephen McNeff ()
    Night on the bare mountain
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
    Pini di Roma, 'Pines of Rome'
    Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
    Marche militaire
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
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    28 April 2018 - 3:00pm
    Treasures of the early Baroque, with Musicke in the Ayre
    Carmel Edwards, Din Ghani, Helen Atkinson, Marie Lemaire, Musicke in the Ayre
    Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel Leeds LS1 5EB
    United Kingdom

    Musicke in the Ayre have taken the opportunity to bring their ever-popular programme to Leeds. It consists of 17th century works from Italy, France and England for up to three sopranos, Composers include Luzzaschi, Monteverdi, Strozzi, Legrenzi, Le Camus and Lambert. Unsurprisingly, the Three Graces are referenced in some of these works!

    Musicke in the Ayre's Northern team (sopranos Helen Atkinson, Carmel Edwards and Marie Lemaire) will be joined by Din Ghani on archlute and baroque guitar.

    T'amo, mia vita
    Luzzasco Luzzaschi (c1545-1607)
    Zefiro Torna
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Come dolce hoggi l'auretta
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Corrente II from Intavolutura di liuto e chitarrone libro primo
    Alessandro Piccinini (1566-c1638)
    Fuyons cette rive charmante
    Sébastien Le Camus (c.1610 -1677)
    Admirons notre jeune
    Michel Lambert (1610-1696)
    Pavaniglia con parti variate
    Giovanni Paolo Foscarini (1600-1647)
    Sì dolce è'l tormento
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Lumi, potete piangere
    Giovanni Legrenzi (1625-1690)
    Le tre gratie a Venere
    Barbara Strozzi (1619-?1664)
    Al fonte, al prato
    Giulio Caccini (c1545-1618)
    Ma bergere
    Michel Lambert (1610-1696)
  • 28 April 2018 - 7:30pm
    From Major to Minor| Watford Philharmonic Society
    Božidar Smiljanic, Deborah Miles-Johnson, Emily Rowley Jones, Michael Cayton, Nicholas Allen, Watford Philharmonic Society Choir, Watford Philharmonic Society Orchestra
    Watford Colosseum Watford WD17 3JN
    United Kingdom

    The Watford Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra will perform two works in our spring concert. Dvorák's Mass in D major and Beethoven's Symphony No 9 in D minor. The 9th Symphony, considered to be one of Beethoven's greatest works, will be familiar to many and the choir will be very much looking forward to singing the choral finale!

    Dvorák's Mass in D major will be known to fewer of our audience and performers. It is a beautiful work which was commissioned by a friend of Dvorák for the consecration of a new chapel in 1887 and is described as reflecting the composer's simple faith and joy of life.

    Mass in D
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    5 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Music from under the Nothern Lights | Westminster Chamber Orchestra
    Marian Givens, Peter Davis, Westminster Chamber Orchestra
    St Thomas's Church Salisbury SP1 1BA
    United Kingdom

    The Westminster Chamber Orchestra is excited to present an evening of music from Scandinavia, Russia, and the Baltic States. The Northern Lights are a beautiful phenomenon, visible only from certain places in the world. Many composers have lived and worked under these spectacular lights and they continue to be a great source of inspiration. With music by Sibelius, Atterberg, Pärt and Grieg the concert will be a variety of music culminating in Tchaikovsky's magnificent Serenade for Strings in C major.

    Intermezzo for strings
    Kurt Magnus Atterberg (1887-1974)
    Serenade for string orchestra
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Andante festivo, for string orchestra
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    2 Melodies
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
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    6 May 2018 - 7:00pm
    Dream of Gerontius | Oldham Choral Society
    Benjamin Hulett, East Lancs Sinfonia, Kathleen Wilkinson, Nigel P Wilkinson, Oldham Choral Society, Thomas D Hopkinson
    RNCM Concert Hall Manchester M13 9RD
    United Kingdom

    The Dream of Gerontius is one of the great choral masterpieces, and arguably Elgar's greatest work. Following the text of Cardinal Newman's epic poem, it contains some superb music, and reaches sublime heights in the 'hymn' 'Praise to the holiest' and the beautiful 'Angels' farewell'.

    An evening not to be missed!

    The Dream of Gerontius
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    5 May 2018 - 1:00pm
    Exiles, immigrants and émigrés, with Musicke in the Ayre
    Amanda Seaborn, Din Ghani, Esha Neogy, Helen Atkinson, Melissa Scott, Musicke in the Ayre
    St Alfege Church, Greenwich London SE10 9BJ
    United Kingdom

    A programme of 17th century music linked with composers and patrons who for various reasons end up displaced from their origins. Greenwich émigré residents Ferrabosco and Lanier occupy pride of place in the programme, which also includes music by Catholic recusants and exiles such as Byrd, Philips and Dering. Dowland of course was well-known for his self-exile. Patronage by immigrant royalty such as Anne of Denmark, Henrietta Maria, and Willam and Mary forms another keystone in the programme (with the last bringing Purcell into the mix). As a collecting point for immigrants through the ages, (and an area of particular interest to royalty) Greenwich has a strong relevance to the programme.

    Lady, if you so spite me
    Alfonso Ferrabosco I (1543-1588)
    Like Hermit poor
    Alfonso Ferrabosco II (1578-1628)
    O sweet kiss
    Alfonso Ferrabosco I (1543-1588)
    No more shall meads be deck'd with flowers
    Nicholas Lanier (1588-1666)
    Young and simple though I am
    Nicholas Lanier (1588-1666)
    Fantasia a 3
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Ye sacred muses
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Flow my tears
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Lasso vita mia
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Piangono al pianger mio
    Angelo Notari (1566-1663)
    Bid the Virtues from Come, ye sons of art, (Birthday ode for Mary II)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    O dive custos Auricae domus (Elegy on the death of Queen Mary)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    O durezza di ferro
    Richard Dering (c1580-1630)
    The Nightingale
    Peter Philips (1560/1-1628)
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    29 April 2018 - 8:00pm
    Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra
    Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra, Cristian Grajner De Sa, Dennis Simons
    Our Lady and St Michael's Church Abergavenny NP7 5UD
    United Kingdom

    It is our great pleasure to welcome back Cristian Grajner de Sa who gave such a splendid performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with us in 2015 and is this time performing the very challenging Tchaikovsky concerto. Mentored by Maxim Vengerov, Cristian is currently studying under Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum of Salzburg and has received plaudits from some of the world's finest musicians.

    We will also be performing Rossini's William Tell overture and Schubert's Symphony No 8 (Unfinished) to round out a very enjoyable programme.

    Overture to 'William Tell'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Symphony No 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    4 May 2018 - 8:00pm
    Oxford May Music: Clarinet Fantastic!
    Alexandra Raikhlina, Enno Senft, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, Gemma Rosefield, Jack Liebeck, Julian Bliss, Louise Williams, Simon Oswell, Thomas Carroll
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    A great variety of pieces for the clarinet and various other instruments by Prokofiev, Baermann, Glazunov, Weber and Spohr. Star clarinettist Julian Bliss has a well-earned rest during Dvorák's wonderful String Quintet.

    Overture on Hebrew Themes in C minor
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Adagio for Clarinet and Strings
    Heinrich Baermann (1784-1847)
    String Quintet in G
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Rêverie orientale, for clarinet and strings
    Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936)
    Quintet for clarinet and strings in B flat
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Fantasy and Variations on a theme of Danzi
    Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
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    5 May 2018 - 8:00pm
    Oxford May Music: Last of the Romantics
    Ailish Tynan, Danny Driver, Jack Liebeck, James Baillieu
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    The last decades of the 19th century and the first of the 20th mark the last flowering of romanticism. We journey through German romanticism with late piano pieces by Liszt and Brahms. Via four delightful songs by Gustav Mahler, we arrive at Richard Strauss’s wonderful songs Morgen and the Four last Songs. The shape of things to come is illustrated by Schoenberg’s Three Piano Pieces, Op 11.

    4 Klavierstücke
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    La lugubre gondola II
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    3 Klavierstücke
    Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
    Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grünen Wald from Lieder und Gesänge
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Ablösung im Sommer
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Scheiden und Meiden from Lieder und Gesänge
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Ging heut' Morgen über's Feld from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, 'Songs of a wayfarer'
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Morgen! from 4 Lieder
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Four Last Songs
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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