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Format: 2014-07-23
Format: 2014-07-23
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    Fri, 2014-07-25 19:00
    Baroque Masterpieces
    Catherine Rimer, Kati Debretzeni, Neil McLaren
    St Nicolas Church Pevensey BN24 5LD
    United Kingdom

    St. Nicolas Church Pevensey hosts three musicians from The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

    The programme of Baroque masterpieces will be performed on original instruments and includes solos for each, concluding with a trio sonata by Bach’s most gifted son Carl Philipp Emmanuel, whose 300th anniversary is marked this year.

    Neil McLaren is a long standing member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a regular at Glyndebourne Festival since 1989. Having moved from London to live by the sea in East Sussex he continues a busy freelance career both in this country and abroad. Kati Debretzeni is one of the leaders of the O.A.E where Catherine Rimer shares the position of No 2 cello and both of them also play for Sir John Eliot Gardiner's English Baroque Soloists (as leader and guest continuo respectively).

    This is Neil's 7th consecutive year playing in Pevensey where Catherine is also a regular and they are delighted that Kati will join them for the first time.

    The concert is in aid of St Nicolas Church which has a superb acoustic and is itself approaching 800 years of age in 2016. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own picnic to enjoy in the beautiful and ancient churchyard before the concert.

    12 Fantasias for solo flute
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Suite for solo cello No 1 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Trio Sonata for flute, violin and continuo in A
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    £10 (to include interval refreshments) Available from 07759 388845 .
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    Wed, 2014-07-23 18:00
    Didi and Friends at the BCU International Piano Academy
    Ann Arscott, Di Xiao, Malcolm Wilson, Mark Bebbington
    Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham B3 3HG
    United Kingdom

    This concert features International Piano Academy staff, including renowned pianists Mark Bebbington, Malcolm Wilson and Di Xiao. Come and enjoy an evening of fabulous piano music from Liszt, Debussy, Kapustin and Messiaen. This is set to be an evening full of imagination and colour so we hope you will join us in our dress code by wearing something bright.

    The evening also includes a special guest – jazz singer, Ann Arscott, who lost her voice and ability to speak five years ago following a major stroke, but who has battled her way back to sing again. Come along and be inspired.

    Malcolm Wilson

    For more than twenty-five years Head of the Piano Department of Birmingham Conservatoire, and in 2011 was made Emeritus Professor. His performing career embraces chamber music, accompaniment, improvisation and two piano repertoire. From 1982 to 2005 he was a principal pianist with the CBSO. Recent recordings have included two piano versions (together with Philip Martin) of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Rachmaninov`s Symphonic Dances.

    Mark Bebbington

    Increasingly recognised as a champion of British music, Mark Bebbington has recorded extensively for Somm label to unanimous critical acclaim. Projects for 2014/15 include concerto recordings with the Ulster and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, appearances in major concert series and festivals both in the UK and throughout Europe (including a debut at the Husum “Piano Rarities” Festival in Germany and the Grand Theatre – Opera National de Bordeaux as part of the Bordeaux International Festival), concertos with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and BBC Concert Orchestras and London solo recitals at the South Bank, St John’s Smith Square and the Wigmore Hall. In October of this year, Mark makes his Carnegie Hall debut with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra.

    Ann Arscott

    Miss Arscott began singing at a young age and turned professional at 18. As a professional singer, she sang in jazz clubs over the world and even competed on Stars In Their Eyes.She also sang alongside Birmingham jazz legend Andy Hamilton at a club in London. But after a devastating stroke in 2009, Ann lost the power of speech, leaving her with no way to communicate. Incredibly, she has discovered she can still sing and now communicates that way.

    Di Xiao

    Described as “a pianist of awesome gifts” Chinese pianist Di Xiao’s international career started at 17 when she played the Yellow River Piano Concerto for the Malaysian Royal Family in Kuala Lumpur. Subsequently she has taken to the platform across the globe from Europe to Malaysia, Ukraine, Singapore, India, China and the UK. Di international career began in earnest when she was selected as the UK’s representative to the universally acclaimed ‘European Concert Halls Organisation (ECHO) Rising Stars’ series in 2009 which took her to some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. Following her Cologne Philharmonie recital the press stated that “Di Xiao presents a demanding programme that takes your breath away.”

    Di’s albums were well received and have featured on both BBC Radio 3 In Tune and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.

    Excerpts from 8 Concert Etudes
    Nikolai Kapustin (1937-)
    4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Prélude No 1, La colombe from 8 Préludes (1929)
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Prelude No 5, 'Cloches d'angoisse et larmes d'adieu
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Prélude No 8, Un reflet dans le vent from 8 Préludes (1929)
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Ave Maria
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prélude No 7, La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 5, Les collines d'Anacapri from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 10, La cathédrale engloutie from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 12, Minstrels from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este from 'Annees de pelerinage-annee 3'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Prélude No 7, Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 6, Général Lavine - eccentric from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 12, Feux d'artifice from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Summertime from Porgy and Bess
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    £12/ £6 concessions / free for under 18s Available from 0121 331 5909 Lines open Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm.
  • Sat, 2014-08-02 19:30
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Mia Cooper, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto No 6 in G minor, 'La Stravaganza'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air from Concerto Grosso No 10 in D minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto Grosso No 12 in D minor, 'La Folia', after Corelli Op 5
    Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    £28, £24, £20, £15, £9 Available from 02077661100 Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm.
  • Sat, 2014-07-26 19:30
    Summer Light Music Concert
    Harry Maughan, Judith Watts, Richard Watts, Valerie Ashworth-Pirillo, Vincent Pirillo
    St Barnabas Church Linslade, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2NR
    United Kingdom

    Enjoy a summer concert of light music for voice, organ and piano.

    Works will include the Dambusters March by Eric Coates, duets from the Merry Widow, comedy songs and will finish with a rousing singalong accompanied by the mighty organ at St Barnabas.

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    Wed, 2014-07-30 13:10
    Free lunchtime concert by Tacoma Youth Chorus
    Kyle Haugen, Tacoma Youth Chorus
    St Andrew's Church, Holborn London EC4A 3AB
    United Kingdom

    This outstanding American choir from Washington State performs a varied programme of Schubert, Bach and Mendelssohn along with works by contemporary American composers. Tacoma Youth Chorus is a mixed choir comprising singers aged 15-20. Directed by Kyle Haugen, this concert forms part of their international tour across England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. As well as regular performances in the USA from Seattle to Olympia, the choir tours internationally every three years. The choir has performed in the UK, France, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Acclaimed both nationally and internationally, Tacoma Youth Chorus is described as “one of the jewels of our city”.

    If ye love me
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Lift thine Eyes from Elijah
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Deep Peace
    Brian Tate ()
    I want to be ready
    Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
    In monte oliveti
    Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784)
    Jubilate Deo
    Judith Herrington (1949-)
    Tread softly
    Judith Herrington (1949-)
    No Tickets required.
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 19:45
    Free concert by Tacoma Youth Chorus
    Kyle Haugen, Tacoma Youth Chorus
    St Peter's Methodist Church Canterbury CT1 2BE
    United Kingdom

    This outstanding American choir from Washington State performs a varied programme of Schubert, Bach and Mendelssohn along with works by contemporary American composers. Tacoma Youth Chorus is a mixed choir comprising singers aged 15-20. Directed by Kyle Haugen, this concert forms part of their international tour across England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. As well as regular performances in the USA from Seattle to Olympia, the choir tours internationally every three years. The choir has performed in the UK, France, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Acclaimed both nationally and internationally, Tacoma Youth Chorus is described as “one of the jewels of our city”.

    If ye love me
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Lift thine Eyes from Elijah
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Deep Peace
    Brian Tate ()
    I want to be ready
    Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
    In monte oliveti
    Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784)
    Jubilate Deo
    Judith Herrington (1949-)
    Tread softly
    Judith Herrington (1949-)
    No Tickets required.
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 12:00
    Free lunchtime concert by Tacoma Youth Chorus
    Kyle Haugen, Tacoma Youth Chorus
    Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury CT1 2EE
    United Kingdom

    This outstanding American choir from Washington State performs a varied programme of Schubert, Bach and Mendelssohn along with works by contemporary American composers. Tacoma Youth Chorus is a mixed choir comprising singers aged 15-20. Directed by Kyle Haugen, this concert forms part of their international tour across England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. As well as regular performances in the USA from Seattle to Olympia, the choir tours internationally every three years. The choir has performed in the UK, France, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Acclaimed both nationally and internationally, Tacoma Youth Chorus is described as “one of the jewels of our city”.

    If ye love me
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Lift thine Eyes from Elijah
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Deep Peace
    Brian Tate ()
    I want to be ready
    Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
    In monte oliveti
    Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784)
    Jubilate Deo
    Judith Herrington (1949-)
    Tread softly
    Judith Herrington (1949-)
    No Tickets required.
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 13:10
    Lunchtime organ recital
    John Rippin
    Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul Chingford E4 7EN
    United Kingdom
    Gaudeamus
    Sidney Campbell (1909-1974)
    Voluntary in C
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Fantasia and Fugue in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Nocturne
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    Intrada from Six Bagatelles
    Hermann Schröder (1904-1984)
    Pastorale
    William Lloyd Webber (1914-1982)
    Toccata in B flat minor from Pièces de fantaisie - Suite No 2
    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
    No Tickets required.
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    Sat, 2014-08-02 18:00
    Opera arias concert with Tülay Uyar - soloist of Istanbul State Opera Theatre
    Burak Gülşen, Haruhi Hata, Tülay Uyar
    Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina London W8 5JJ
    United Kingdom

    MCS Young Artists Fund would like to express solidarity with the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina for the loss and devastation caused by this worst ever floods that have hit their country in recorded history leading to losses of lives and their homes..
    We aim to cover the cost of the organisation of this event from the sales of food and beverages in order to be able to donate as much as possible from the proceeds of the tickets.

    Tülay Uya (soprano)

    Tülay Uyar is one of the stars of Istanbul State Opera and Ballet who is very much in demand.
    In 2013-2014 season alone she will appear in more than 5 performances of L.V. Beethoven/ 9th Symphony and Pergolesi Stabat Mater with both State Opera Theatre Orchestra of Istanbul and Izmir, among others: Italian arias concert with Eskisehir and Bursa State Orchestra, G.Mahler/ 4th Symphony with Bursa State Orchestra and Cukurova State Orchestra under the baton of Antonio Pirolli, Naci Özgüç and Stefano Mazzolini, not to mention her busy opera appearances in Istanbul & Mersin State Opera.

    As a recitalist she has performed in more than 35 countries in prestigious halls such as Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Moscow Philharmony Maly Sal (Moscow) and many others. She has recorded for Naxos label.

    Ms Uyar is nationally known in her native country as the singer for all the Walt Disney films in Turkey, adored by Turkish children.

    Haruhi Hata (piano)

    After attending the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Geidai) Ms Haruhi Hata furthered her education under Yvonne Lefebure in Paris, and Nikita Magaloff in Switzerland.
    Since winning first prize in the Claude Debussy International Piano Competition, (Saint-Germain-en-Laye / France), she has been active in the concert scene, her recitals of Books 1 and 2 of Bach 's Well Tempered Clavier, as well as all 6 Partitas, have drawn attention to her as a Bach specialist.

    As a pedagogue, Mme Hata has frequently being invited as a jury in international competition in Italy, France, Russia,and produced winners and finalists at Long-Thibaud Competition and other concourse. Since 2006 she has held master courses at the Conservatorio Statale "Giuseppe Verdi h di Torino and in Paris joined by Prof. Henri Barda and Prof.Anne Queffe'lec.

    She has released CDs: JS Bach / The Well-tempered Clavier and Haruhi Hata Recital / Variations from Japanese songs, making her a versatile performer with a repertoire ranging from Bach to contemporary music, and very much immersed in chamber music and accompaniment.

    Non disperar, chi sa? from Giulio Cesare
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Da tempeste from Giulio Cesare
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, 'The Well-Tempered Clavier', Book 2
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude and Fugue No 35 in F, from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude and Fugue No 44 in A minor, from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude and Fugue No 47 in B, from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Deh vieni, non tardar from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Una donna quindici anni from Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    3 Mazurkas
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    3 Nocturnes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Gianni Schicchi
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Deux Arabesques for piano
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    O Dieu! Que de bijoux! from Faust
    Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    £12 concert only; £10 post-concert reception with wine and champagne Available from 07872628750 Monday to Saturday: 10am to 8pm.
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 19:30
    Richard Hills - organ concert
    Richard Hills
    Leicester Cathedral Leicester LE1 5PZ
    United Kingdom

    The fifth concert in Leicester's summer organ recital series is given by Richard Hills. Richard is a former Exeter College, Oxford and Portsmouth Cathedral organ scholar. In 2010 he was named 'Organist of the Year' by the American Theatre Organ Society. Richard is currently a freelance organist, based at St Mary's, Bourne Street (London).

    Overture to 'Zampa'
    Ferdinand Hérold (1791-1833)
    In a country lane from Summer Days Suite
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
    Excerpts from The Mikado (or The Town of Titipu)
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    Arabesque from 24 Pièces en style libre
    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
    Spanish Ladies from Suite: In Malaga
    Frederic Curzon (1899-1973)
    Canzona and Scherzetto from Sonata for Organ in C minor
    Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)
    Hornpipe in F major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Overture from Dichter und Bauer' (Poet and Peasant)
    Franz von Suppé (1819-1895)
    £7.50; students with NUS Card £5; accompanied children (16 and under) free