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Format: 2018-09-21
Format: 2018-09-21
  • 22 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Sussex Occasional Singers present Autumn Colours
    Autumnal Strings Orchestra, Christopher Harris, Claire Taylor, George Clifford, Mark Beesley, Simon Austin, Sussex Occasional Singers
    All Saints Church, Highbrook Ardingly RH17 6SS
    United Kingdom

    The Sussex Occasional Singers return to Highbrook Church for what is rapidly becoming an annual Autumn Shades concert. In an exciting and superbly varied programme,this concert includes the world premier of a work written by the Director to celebrate and commemorate the life of a much-loved local musician.

    With an array of local talent on show, Sussex Occasional Singers present their third Autumn Colours concert in All Saints, Highbrook on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 7:30.

    Their programme highlights the wonderful baroque violin playing of George Clifford who leads Autumnal Strings in accompanying the choir in Gabrieli’s Jubilate Deo, Purcell’s Jehovah and Handel’s The King shall rejoice and will make their own solo and ensemble contributions. Sussex Occasional Singers give their first performance of Simon Austin’s Night Music, written to a Nick Nye text in memory of Nick Milner-Gulland and sing Brahms’s lovely a cappella motet, O Heiland reiss and both Claire Taylor and Mark Beesley will perform solo arias in a very varied and exciting evening of music making.

    Sussex Occasional Singers has grown out of The Sussex Cantorum, which was a chamber choir active from 1992 until 2016 famed for the performance of a wide vocal repertoire ranging from baroque and early music through to 20th and 21st century English compositions. Cantorum have given world premieres of works by local composers including their founder and director, Simon Austin, notably in collaborations with the highly gifted writer, Nick Nye.

    There will be a retiring collection to support St Catherine's Hospice, Crawley.

    Jubilate Deo
    Andrea Gabrieli (c1510-1586)
    Coronation Anthem: The King shall rejoice
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf from 2 Motetten
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Night Music
    Simon Austin ()
  • 29 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    Ian Tracey (organ) - Wendover Music
    Ian Tracey
    St Mary's Church Wendover HP22 6NL
    United Kingdom

    This is the final concert of the year performed on the 're-voiced' Makin church organ by the distinguished virtuosos organist Ian Tracey.

    Ian Tracey has a life-long association with Liverpool Cathedral and its music. Together with his two illustrious predecessors, Henry Goss-Custard and Noel Rawsthorne, he continues the tradition of an almost Apostolic Succession. He initally studied organ with Lewis Rust and then with Noel Rawsthorne. Studies at Trinity College, London, culminated in Fellowship, after which scholarship grants enabled him to study with Andre Isoir and Jean Langlais in Paris, and conducting with Vernon (Tod) Handley.

    When Ian was appointed Organist of Liverpool Cathedral in 1980, he was the youngest cathedral organist in Britain. After 27 years of service, the Cathedral's Dean and Chapter created the post of 'Organist Titulaire', which allows him freedom to devote more time to playing, lecturing, recording, and writing. Ian has played at most of the major venues in this country and at an increasing number in Europe. He is very much in demand in the USA - where he has made 23 extensive tours, playing in all of the major cities. Recent seasons have included concerts in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Bermuda, Paris, Holland, Germany, Jersey and Spain.

    On the wider musical canvas, Ian is a frequent broadcaster with the BBC. His recordings - for EMI, Chandos, and Priory - on the Liverpool Cathedral Organ have met with wide acclaim from the critics. He regularly examines and adjudicates and, over the past 33 years, has conducted some 250 concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.

    Ian holds Fellowships from twenty prestigious musical institutions, both here and abroad, including the Royal College of Organists, as one of only 28 Honorary Fellows worldwide. In 2006, the University of Liverpool conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Music, recognising his long and distinguished service to music in Liverpool and his national and international reputation. In 2008, the Royal School of Church Music and, in 2009, the Guild of Church Musicians, awarded him Fellowships for services to church music.

    Ian's other posts include: Organist to the City of Liverpool; Organist at St George's Hall; Chorus Master to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society; Guest Director of Music for the BBC's Daily Service; Professor, Fellow, and Organist at Liverpool John Moores University; Tonal Director for Makin Organs & Copeman Hart Ltd

    Choral-Partita, 'Christus, der ist mein Leben'
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Fantasia in G 'Pièce d'Orgue'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Scherzo in G minor
    Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
    3 Pieces for Organ (March, Meditation, Introduction and Toccata)
    Nicholas Choveaux (1904-1995)
    Capriol Suite
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    Suite from 'Nutcracker'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Excerpts from Music for the Royal Fireworks
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 30 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    Charlotte Moseley (violin) plays Mendelssohn with Orchestra of St John
    Charlotte Moseley, Orchestra of St John, Richard Jenkinson
    St John's Church Bromsgrove B61 7JW
    United Kingdom

    Orchestra of St John's superb leader, Charlotte Moseley, performs the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in the excellent accoustic of St John's Church Bromsgrove, in a concert which benefits the Motor Neurone Disease Society, and the Derek Fradgley Music Trust. The evocative tone poem, The Land of the mountain and the flood, together with Beethoven's white hot fifth Symphony complete the programme. Conducted by Richard Jenkinson.

    The Land of the mountain and the flood
    Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 22 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    International Musicians Seminar - Autumn Series 2018
    Marazion Community Centre Marazion
    United Kingdom

    Sándor Végh, the great Hungarian violinist, founded the International Musicians Seminar in 1972, believing the remote location on the Atlantic coast in Cornwall to be charged with energy which could inspire and reinvigorate musicians – a unique atmosphere far removed from the stresses and strains of a musician's busy travelling life. Over the years, the IMS has become a renowned centre of musical idealism. Steven Isserlis became the Artistic Director in 1996 and IMS has continued to flourish and grow.

    This autumn concert series in Cornwall grows out of the Open Chamber Music seminar which takes place every September for 3 weeks. It is an opportunity for musicians to come together to play chamber music and explore the repertoire in a totally unpressured atmosphere. Over one hundred musicians from all over the world are involved during the whole seminar, and over sixty chamber music pieces are rehearsed in total. The concert programmes are decided by the musicians during each week of rehearsal, and the concerts give audiences a chance to hear the music that has been rehearsed and studied so intensively.

  • 23 September 2018 - 2:30pm
    International Musicians Seminar - Autumn Series 2018
    St Gluvias Church Penryn TR10 8AJ
    United Kingdom

    Sándor Végh, the great Hungarian violinist, founded the International Musicians Seminar in 1972, believing the remote location on the Atlantic coast in Cornwall to be charged with energy which could inspire and reinvigorate musicians – a unique atmosphere far removed from the stresses and strains of a musician's busy travelling life. Over the years, the IMS has become a renowned centre of musical idealism. Steven Isserlis became the Artistic Director in 1996 and IMS has continued to flourish and grow.

    This autumn concert series in Cornwall grows out of the Open Chamber Music seminar which takes place every September for 3 weeks. It is an opportunity for musicians to come together to play chamber music and explore the repertoire in a totally unpressured atmosphere. Over one hundred musicians from all over the world are involved during the whole seminar, and over sixty chamber music pieces are rehearsed in total. The concert programmes are decided by the musicians during each week of rehearsal, and the concerts give audiences a chance to hear the music that has been rehearsed and studied so intensively.

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    28 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    International Musicians Seminar - Autumn Series 2018
    St Pol de Leon Church Paul, Penzance
    United Kingdom

    Sándor Végh, the great Hungarian violinist, founded the International Musicians Seminar in 1972, believing the remote location on the Atlantic coast in Cornwall to be charged with energy which could inspire and reinvigorate musicians – a unique atmosphere far removed from the stresses and strains of a musician's busy travelling life. Over the years, the IMS has become a renowned centre of musical idealism. Steven Isserlis became the Artistic Director in 1996 and IMS has continued to flourish and grow.

    This autumn concert series in Cornwall grows out of the Open Chamber Music seminar which takes place every September for 3 weeks. It is an opportunity for musicians to come together to play chamber music and explore the repertoire in a totally unpressured atmosphere. Over one hundred musicians from all over the world are involved during the whole seminar, and over sixty chamber music pieces are rehearsed in total. The concert programmes are decided by the musicians during each week of rehearsal, and the concerts give audiences a chance to hear the music that has been rehearsed and studied so intensively.

  • 29 September 2018 - 1:30pm
    International Musicians Seminar - Autumn Series 2018
    St Michael's Mount Marazion
    United Kingdom

    Sándor Végh, the great Hungarian violinist, founded the International Musicians Seminar in 1972, believing the remote location on the Atlantic coast in Cornwall to be charged with energy which could inspire and reinvigorate musicians – a unique atmosphere far removed from the stresses and strains of a musician's busy travelling life. Over the years, the IMS has become a renowned centre of musical idealism. Steven Isserlis became the Artistic Director in 1996 and IMS has continued to flourish and grow.

    This autumn concert series in Cornwall grows out of the Open Chamber Music seminar which takes place every September for 3 weeks. It is an opportunity for musicians to come together to play chamber music and explore the repertoire in a totally unpressured atmosphere. Over one hundred musicians from all over the world are involved during the whole seminar, and over sixty chamber music pieces are rehearsed in total. The concert programmes are decided by the musicians during each week of rehearsal, and the concerts give audiences a chance to hear the music that has been rehearsed and studied so intensively.

  • 23 September 2018 - 6:00pm
    Special Choral Evensong for the commmunity
    Choir of Hampstead Parish Church, Peter Foggitt
    The Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead Hampstead NW3 6UU
    United Kingdom

    Never tried Choral Evensong? Or not been for a while? Come and discover this wonderful service with Hampstead's professional choir and director of music. The service starts at 6pm and will be followed by drinks and nibbles at 7pm. Church of England.

    Magnificat
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    They that go down to the sea in ships
    Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)
  • 23 September 2018 - 4:00pm
    Corde Cuore - Heartstrings | Italian and Spanish songs for soprano and guitar
    Claudia Alvarez Calderon, Stephen Yates
    St Peter's Church Ugborough PL21 0NT
    United Kingdom

    A concert of Italian and Spanish songs from the Romantic period for soprano and classical guitar performed by Dartmoor based Peruvian-Italian coloratura soprano Claudia Alvarez Calderon and local guitar virtuoso Stephen Yates. The programme will include two song cycles by Mauro Giuliani, a friend of Gioacchino Rossini, whose influence can be heard. These pieces take the listener on an emotional journey with operatic intensity accompanied by the delicate sound of the guitar. The second composer featured is the Spanish Fernando Sor with three short 'seguidillas' and the humorous song 'Las quejas de Maruja', or 'Maruja's complaints'. Stephen also performs two solo pieces including the crowd pleaser 'Asturias'.

    Stephen and Claudia released their first album containing this programme in January 2018 and have had great success performing it across Devon to audiences of all ages. The songs will be performed in Spanish and Italian and a programme with the translation of the lyrics will be provided to the audience.

    Sei Cavatine, for voice and guitar
    Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)
    Asturias
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Si dices que mis ojos
    Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
    Mis descuidados ojos
    Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
    Las mujeres y cuerdas
    Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
    Las quejas de Maruja
    Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
    Sei Ariette, for voice and guitar
    Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)
    Capricho árabe
    Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
  • 23 September 2018 - 7:30pm
    Saints and Sinners | Nova (early music vocal ensemble)
    Bruce Saunders, Nova (early music vocal ensemble)
    All Saints' Church, Clifton Bristol BS8 3ED
    United Kingdom

    An entertaining evening of medieval and Renaissance music – sublime and celestial for the Saints by Sheppard, Clemens and Lobo, sordid 13th Century songs from Spain and Germany for the sinners! Plus three of Lassus's great 'Lagrime di San Pietro' cycle, St Peter at the end of his life still haunted by his betrayal of Christ; and Walter Lambe's glorious setting of Nesciens Mater in honour of the Virgin Mary. A programme with many moods and colours sung by Nova, Bristol’s specialist early music vocal ensemble in the stunning acoustic of All Saints, Clifton.

    O Quanta Qualia
    Peter Abelard (1079-1142)
    O Quam Gloriosum
    Jacobus Vaet (1529-1567)
    Nesciens mater
    Walter Lambe (c.1450-c.1504)
    Concussum est mare
    Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510-c1556)
    O lux et decus Hispaniae
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Cantigas de Santa Maria
    King Alfonso el Sabio (1221-1284)
    Hoy comamos y bebamos
    Juan del Encina (1468-1529)
    Susanna fair
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Pater peccavi
    Duarte Lôbo (1565-1646)
    Excerpts from Lagrime di San Pietro
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Justorum animae
    Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510-c1556)
    Justi in perpetuum vivent
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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