Classical Concerts in London UK
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4 July 2015
 
7.30pm
Highgate United Reformed Church
Pond Square Chapel, South Grove, Highgate
London
N6 6BJ
United Kingdom

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Summer Concert

Lotte Betts-Dean, mezzo-soprano
János Agócsi, guitar
North London Sinfonia
Owen Leech, conductor

Falla: El amor brujo
Arriaga: Symphony in D
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Montsalvatge: Variaciones sobre la Spagnoletta de Giles Farnaby (first UK performance)

 
7.30pm
St Mark's Church
St Mark's Square, Primrose Hill
London
NW1 7TN
United Kingdom

Details:
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£10, concessions £7, students £5
Lux Aurumque

Thames Chamber Choir, led by Andrew Campling and Christian Spielmann

Lassus: Magnificat Octavi Toni, Adoramus Te
Victoria: Ave Maria à 8
Palestrina: Stabat Mater
Palestrina: Tu es Petrus
Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Kernis: Effortlessly love flows (No 1 from Ecstatic meditations)
Lauridsen: Fire Songs from 'Madrigali' - Amor, io sento l'alma
Lauridsen: Fire Songs from 'Madrigali' - Se per havervi, oime
Rachmaninov: Vocalise Op 34 No 14 (cello solo)
Sisask: Benedictio
Chesnokov: Tebe Poem

Concert in aid of Primrose Hill Community Library.

Chalk Farm or Camden Town underground. Bus 274
 
5 July 2015
 
6.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0)7478 272 131

£10, concessions £8. £8 in advance and for concessions. Under-12s free
Moving Chamber Choir: Songs of the City

Members of the Moving Chamber Choir

A selection of choral works from the past 50 years to celebrate the city, performed by the whole choir with solos, duets and other small groups.
 
9 July 2015
 
7pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0)20 8348 8716

In advance: £12, concessions £10. On the door: £15, concessions £12
Picnic Jazz with John Etheridge's Sweet Chorus

Sweet Chorus
John Etheridge, guitar
Christian Garrick, violin
Dave Kelbie, guitar
Andy Crowdy, double bass

John Etheridge formed Sweet Chorus in 1998 as a personal tribute to Stephane Grappelli, the greatest violinist of Jazz, with whom he had toured for many years in the late 70s and early 80s.

The band takes its cue from the great Reinhardt/Grappelli repertoire of 1930s classics but is in no way a slavish imitation of that music.

Inspired by Grappelli’s always questing spirit the band evinces dazzling forays into repertoire from all periods ..always engaging and committed.

£35 Family ticket available on www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk
Bring along your picnic basket and your blanket for a chance to enjoy John Etheridge's Sweet Chorus perform on Lauderdale's Tea Lawn.

Ends at 9.30pm.
 
7.30pm
Grosvenor Chapel
24 South Audley Street
London
W1K 2PA
United Kingdom

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London Concord Singers: The Birds and the Bees, the Flowers and the Trees

 
22 June 2015 until 10 July 2015
 
London
United Kingdom

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City of London Festival (22 June - 10 July)

 
11 July 2015
 
7.30pm
St. George's Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Way
London
WC1A 2SR
United Kingdom

Details:
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Full price: £12, concessions (children, senior citizens, unemployed, etc) £10
The Ascent of the Soul

Renaissance Singers
David Allinson, director

To include:
Morales: Jubilate Deo
Victoria: Missa Gaudeamus

Spanish Renaissance polyphony is often described as 'mystical' – in contrast to the cooler, more 'objective' beauty of the music of Palestrina. If one city might be considered the crucible of Spanish mysticism, it is Avila, 'town of Stones and Saints'.

Sitting high in a rocky wilderness in central Spain, it was the birthplace of Saint Teresa, mystic and reformer, whose 500th anniversary is celebrated this year. During the 16th century its cathedral was a centre of musical excellence, employing superb organists and composers.

In this concert we celebrate the music of two Spaniards who came to dominate the European musical scene, but whose music is infused with the spirit of Avila: Cristobál de Morales (maestro de capilla at the cathedral, 1526-28) and Tomás Luis de Victoria, who learned the craft of composition there as a choirboy.
 
14 August 2015
 
1pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
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Free - Retiring Collection
James Brawn, piano

BPSE Lunchtime Series

An all-Beethoven programme
 
4 September 2015
 
7.30pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Details:
St John's Smith Square box office
Web site
+44(0)20 7222 1061

£15, 20 and concessions 10% off
The Complete Chopin Cycle - Concert 1

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano
Jeremy Nicholas, speaker

Introduction to the series by Jeremy Nicholas (author of 'Chopin: his life and music')
Chopin: Rondo in C minor Op 1
Chopin: Polonaise Op 40 No 1 in A
Chopin: Polonaise Op 40 No 2 in C minor
Chopin: Mazurkas Nos 1–4, Op 6 Nos 1–4
Chopin: Mazurka No 5 in B flat Op 7 No 1
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat Op 61
Chopin: Waltz Op 64 No 1 in D flat ‘Minute’
Chopin: Waltz Op 64 No 2 in C sharp minor
Chopin: Waltz Op 64 No 3 in A flat
Chopin: Nocturne Op 9 No 1 in B flat minor
Chopin: Nocturne Op 9 No 2 in E flat
Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante Op 22

In the heart of London this evening, the walls of St John’s Smith Square will resound to the romantic music of Chopin, as British pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith embarks on the first of eleven concerts during which he will perform all of Chopin’s 200+ solo works for the piano - from memory!

Described as 'Stunning' by Classic FM and 'The embodiment of the modern romantic concert pianist’ by Musical Opinion, this outstanding pianist is a favourite with London audiences and venues alike. Warren Mailley-Smith has performed for the British Royal Family on many occasions and has given acclaimed solo recitals at Carnegie and Wigmore Halls as well as performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra .

This evening's concert promises to take the listener on a spell-binding journey of moods and emotions. The audience will be treated to a programme full of poetry and virtuosic display, from some of Chopin’s most celebrated works, such as the Minute Waltz, Nocturne in E flat and Military Polonaise, to some of his less well known masterpieces, such as the Rondo No. 1, written when the composer was only 15 and one of his greatest mature masterpieces, the Polonaise-Fantasie.

Set behind the hustle and bustle of Westminster, the church of St John’s Smith Square offers visitors to London a unique concert experience as the only Baroque concert hall in the UK, with its wealth of history, superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of its own elegant cafe and restaurant in the downstairs crypt offering concert goers maximum convenience for the perfect evening out.

So why not indulge yourself in a late summer treat and join us for a spectacular evening of uplifting music at St John's Smith Square, performed by this hugely talented British pianist.

NEAREST TUBES: Westminster, St. James's Park and Pimlico.
 
10 October 2015
 
7.30pm
St Faith's Church
Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9JQ
United Kingdom

Details:
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Meridian Brass Quartet play to raise funds for the charity Practical Action

Herne Hill Festival

 
11 October 2015
 
1.30pm
Brockwell Hall
Brockwell Park, Herne Hill
London
SE24 9BJ
United Kingdom

Details:
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Peter Black plays a concert of Classical and Latin Guitar music

Herne Hill Festival

 
12 October 2015
 
7.30pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Details:
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A Tribute to John McCabe

Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Russell Keable, conductor

Richard Strauss: Don Juan
McCabe: Concerto for Orchestra
Mussorgsky, orchestrated by Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

 
14 October 2015
 
7pm
The Charter School
Red Post Hill, Herne Hill
London
SE24 9JH
United Kingdom

Details:
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The Peasants' Opera - based on the 1381 Peasants' Revolt and performed by school pupils

Herne Hill Festival

 
15 October 2015
 
7.30pm
Carnegie Library
Herne Hill Road, Herne Hill
London
SE24 0AG
United Kingdom

Details:
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The Eusebius String Quartet

Herne Hill Music Festival

 
17 October 2015
 
7.30pm
Herne Hill Baptist Church
Half Moon Lane
London
SE24 9HU
United Kingdom

Details:
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Harmony Sinfonia

Herne Hill Music Festival

 
28 October 2015
 
1.10pm
St James' Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
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Free - Retiring Collection
BPSE Lunchtime recital

BPSE Lunchtime recital series

Artist(s) and programme to be announced
 
11 December 2015
 
1.10pm
St James' Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
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Free - Retiring Collection
'The Dreamcatcher' - Gintaras Janusevicius, piano

Beethoven: Sonata in C Sharp Minor, Op 27 No 2, 'Moonlight'
Maurice Ravel: 'Ondine' from "Gaspard de la Nuit"
Franz Schubert/Franz Liszt: 'Erlkönig'
Derek Woods: "Dreamcatcher"
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade in F Minor, Op 54

BPSE Lunchtime recital series

 


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