Classical Concerts in London UK
A selection of forthcoming live music

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2 December 2015
The Grosvenor Chapel
24 South Audley Street
United Kingdom

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£15; children under 16 free
A Child was Born

Mark Forkgen, conductor

Carols old and new and some for the audience to join in too. An evening of Christmas Carols in aid of Child Rescue Nepal (formerly The Esther Benjamins Trust). Child Rescue Nepal rescues, cares for and educates trafficked Nepali children who are sold for child labour. We save them from a life of physical abuse and forced labour, bring them home, provide medical and psychological treatment and try to re-unite them with their families. We aim to stamp out the trafficking of children by carrying out anti-trafficking work, such as community education, pursuing the prosecution of traffickers, and improving schools. Learn more about us at or contact
5 December 2015
St James's
United Kingdom

John Biggins
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+44 (0)7812 599340

£16 / 12
Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem

Augusta Hebbert, soprano
Andrew Rupp, baritone
Iain Farrington, piano
Philippa Mo, violin
Morwenna del Mar, cello
Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Greg Morris, conductor

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Brahms: Geistliches Lied, opus 30
Brahms: Piano Trio in B Major opus 8

Brahmsís German Requiem, witten as a tribute to his mother, and designed to comfort the grieving, has touched many peopleís lives since it was composed in 1868.

In terms of both length and musical content, Ein Deutches Requiem is Brahmsís largest single work. Deeply moving, profound and powerful, its status as one of the greatest monuments of choral music Ė especially among its nineteenth-century peers Ė is unchallenged.

Although originally written for choir, soloists and large orchestral forces, Collegium Musicum of London will present an exciting new version; the orchestral parts have been rearranged for chamber ensemble consisting of flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, Ďcello and piano, though the choral and solo parts remain untouched.

Arranger Iain Farrington has enjoyed an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger, has made numerous recordings, and has broadcast on BBC Television, Classic FM and BBC Radio 3.

The concert will also feature Brahmsís hauntingly beautiful Geistliches Lied, opus 30, in another new arrangement by Iain Farrington, alongside the composerís Piano Trio in B Major opus 8.

Londonís liveliest chamber choir will present a poignant and uplifting night of music-making. A unique opportunity to hear a sensitively re-worked interpretation of a timeless choral classic, in an unforgettable evening of choral and chamber music.
Trinity Church
Hindes Road, Harrow
United Kingdom

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Trinity Orchestra Harrow: Legends and Fairy-Tales

Trinity Orchestra, Harrow
John Andrews, conductor

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman Overture
Dvořáak: The Golden Spinning Wheel
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

11 December 2015
St James' Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
United Kingdom

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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

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
United Kingdom

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£12 (until 6 December) / 15 | 10 (students)
I Sing of a Maiden

Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Thomas Tallis: Videte Miraculum
John Joubert: There is no Rose
Herbert Howells: A Spotless Rose
Arnold Bax: I Sing of a Maiden
Francis Pott: I Sing of a Maiden
William Byrd: Ecce virgo concipiet
John Byrt: All and Some
John Tavener: Hymn to the Mother of God
Howard Skempton: Adam lay y-bounden
Robert Parsons: Ave Maria
Richard Rodney Bennett: Five Carols
Arnold Bax: Mater Ora Filium

Inspired by Arnold Bax's virtuosic masterpiece 'Mater ora filium', Londinium presents a concert of English Christmas music in praise of the Virgin Mary. From the shimmering, translucent world of Thomas Tallis' 'Videte Miraculum' to the majesty of Tavener's 'Hymn to the Mother of God', and from favourites by Howells and Joubert to lesser-known gems by Howard Skempton, Richard Rodney Bennett and Francis Pott, there will be something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful selection of festive music.
17 December 2015
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, Sloane Square
United Kingdom

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£15, 20, 25, 30
Rachmaninff Piano Concerto No 2

Leslie Howard, piano
Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London
Christopher Petrie, conductor

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No 2
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2
Huma: Symphony Carpatica (first London performance)

World-renowned pianist Leslie Howard joins the PCOL for a powerful performance of Rachmaninovís Piano Concerto No. 2, a work regarded by many as the greatest piano concerto of them all. Its gorgeous melodies and inspired form has made it a mainstay of the repertoire.
Enescuís Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 follows and is a work that draws upon the beautiful melodies of the Romanian lautari (gypsy) musicians.
PCOL are very excited to present the London premiere of Symphony Carpatica by Calin Huma, a Romanian-British composer. Humaís Symphony is inspired by the Carpathian Mountains in Romania and takes listeners on a journey to the grandeur of the colossal peaks, folk-like melodies and energetic rhythmic finale!

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