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12 December 2019
 
7.30pm
St Mary-at-Hill
Lovat Lane, Eastcheap
London
EC3R 8EE
United Kingdom

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Tickets GBP 12, concessions GBP 10, available online and on the door
The Humility of the Shepherds

Orlando Chamber Choir
William Fairbairn, organ
Lucy Goddard, director

Vaughan Williams: The truth from above
Aleotti: Angelus ad pastores ait
Monteverdi: Angelus ad pastores ait
Mouton: Quaeramus cum pastoribus
De Morales: Missa Quaeramus cum pastoribus
Guerrero: Pastores loquebantur
Mann: Once in royal David's city
Holst: In the bleak midwinter
Gallus: O magnum mysterium
Aleotti: Facta est cum angelo
McGlade: In the bleak midwinter
Beamish: In the stillness
Willcocks: Lo! he comes with clouds descending

Orlando Chamber Choir, organist William Fairbairn and director Lucy Goddard present a grassroots perspective of the Christmas story from the humble shepherds’ point of view. Intimate works by Claudio Monteverdi and Raphaella Aleotti, exciting polyphony by Francisco Guerrero and a Jean Mouton motet set the scene in a programme built around Cristobál de Morales’ Missa Quaeramus cum pastoribus. Contemporary works by Becky McGlade and Sally Beamish complete the picture. There will be audience carols too, with wine and mince pies in the interval. Our raffle proceedings will support the New Horizon Youth Centre.
 
14 December 2019
 
6.30pm
St Cuthbert's Church, Earls Court
50 Philbeach Gardens
London
SW5 9EB
United Kingdom

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Victor Gomez
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+44 (0)20 7101 4479

£15
Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 + Haydn Piano Concerto No 7 Hob XVIII

Juan Rezzuto, piano
Paola Delucchi, violin
WKMT Orchestra

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 1 in B major
Haydn: Piano Concerto No 7, Hob XVIII

 
7.30pm
Grosvenor Chapel
24 South Audley Street
London
W1K 2PA
United Kingdom

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£12/10 until Wednesday 11 December, 14/12 thereafter
¡Navidad en España! - A Spanish Christmas

Renaissance Singers
David Allinson, conductor

A flavour of Iberia, from chapel to street! Our festive programme overflows with the fervour of a Spanish Christmas — from the sublime polyphony of Victoria to infectious, syncopated polyphonic carols (villancicos) by Guerrero or preserved anonymously in the Upsala Cancionero.

At the heart of our programme is Victoria’s beloved motet O magnum mysterium and the noble mass setting he based upon it. A selection of seasonal motets will be balanced by the irrepressible rhythms of the street, in devotional villancicos from 16th century Spain.

With Spanish wine and festive snacks available to complement the music, this concert should provide a delightful diversion from standard seasonal fare. ¡Feliz navidad!
 
16 December 2019
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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£19-29
A December Song

Lonndon Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

Benjamin Britten: Excerpts from Ceremony of Carols
Roxanna Panufnik: The Call
Cecilia McDowall: Christ-Child
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: The Tym is all Ronne
Anna Disley-Simpson: ice-shining, glittering ice (first performance)
Herbert Howells: A Spotless Rose
Imogen Holst: Joys Seven
Mack Wilberg: Ding! dong! merrily on high
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Jolasongur 1891

Join London's most versatile choir for their renowned Christmas performances this December, to include festive choral favourites from Howells, Rutter and Britten alongside music from Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Roxanna Panufnik, Cecilia McDowall, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and the world première from Anna Disley-Simpson.
 
21 December 2019
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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£19-29
A December Song

Lonndon Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

Benjamin Britten: Excerpts from Ceremony of Carols
Roxanna Panufnik: The Call
Cecilia McDowall: Christ-Child
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: The Tym is all Ronne
Anna Disley-Simpson: ice-shining, glittering ice (world premiere)
Herbert Howells: A Spotless Rose
Imogen Holst: Joys Seven
Mack Wilberg: Ding! dong! merrily on high
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Jolasongur 1891


Join London’s most versatile choir for their renowned Christmas performances this December, to include festive choral favourites from Howells, Rutter and Britten alongside music from Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Roxanna Panufnik, Cecilia McDowall, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and the world première from Anna Disley-Simpson.
 
28 December 2019
 
6pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)333 666 3366

£25, 20, 16, 12
Gershwin and Moonlight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
Gershwin: Three Preludes
Gershwin: The man I love
Gershwin: I got Rhythm
Gershwin/Wild: Embraceable You
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

After the festivities have subsided and and you've had about as much seasonal music and turkey as you can take – head over to St James's Church Piccadilly . Virtuoso pianist Warren Mailley-Smith will be entertaining his audience with an upbeat programme that is both restful and refreshingly stimulating. This is just the place to put down your SALES shopping, gather your thoughts, and renew your emotional energy in time for New Years Eve!

With a conveniently early start time, you’ll still be able to make your evening drinks and dinner plans and not miss a second of the performance. An award-winning concert pianist and a favourite performer for the British Royal Family, Warren offers a programme of Beethoven and Chopin. In 2016 he became the first british pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. An exceptional talent and a self-deprecating sense of humour, combined with his formidable technical skill and mature musicality, makes him a favourite with audiences and venue staff alike.
 
14 January 2020
 
7.30pm
The Barbican Hall
Barbican Centre, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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From £40
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra With Maxim Vengerov

Maxim Vengerov, violin
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra
Sergey Smbatyan, conductor


Alexey Shor: Barcarolle for Violin and Orchestra
John Ter-Tatevosian: Symphony No 2 'The Fate of Man'
Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1
Ravel: Tzigane

On their European Tour organized by the European Foundation for Support of Culture, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Barbican Centre (14 January 2020). Under the baton of Sergey Smbatyan, celebrated violinist Maxim Vengerov will undertake Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Ravel's Tzigane, alongside an emotive Barcarolle by American-Maltese composer Alexey Shor which explores human feelings in a particular moment of time.

The ASSO will also present the European Premiere of John Ter-Tatevosian's Symphony No.2 "The Fate of Man", an enlightening piece marvelling at the human ability to cope with catastrophe. Inspired by Mikhail Sholokhov's short story of the same name, the work is about a truck driver who is forced to join the army during WWII before being wounded and captured in a concentration. The piece is flooded with feeling, and marvels at the human ability to cope with catastrophe through love of life and a strong will.
 


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