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15 December 2016
 
8.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
Katherine Ives
Web site
+44 (0)20 8348 8716

£10. Concessions £7 - students only
Nigel Price Organ Trio with Vasilis Xenopoulos and Alex Garnett

Nigel Price, guitar
Ross Stanley, organ
Matt Home, drums
Vassilis Xenopoulos, tenor sax
Alex Garnett, tenor sax

Jazz in the House

Currently in the middle of a 56-date tour of the UK, Nigel Price is one of Britain’s finest guitarists. His blend of flowing, fiery bebop lines, deep blues feeling and his hard swinging performances have made him a big hit with jazz audiences everywhere. His Organ Trio has been awarded a Parliamentary Jazz Award for best jazz ensemble. Nigel is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s where he has performed over 400 times. Previously he spent three years with the James Taylor Quartet. His latest album "Heads & Tales (Vol 2)" is released on November 11th (Whirlwind).
For this show, The Organ Trio will be joined by sax virtuosos Vasilis Xenopoulos, one of London's top jazz saxophinists. Originally from Athens Vasilis has worked with many of the best musicians on the jazz scene including Jim Mullen, Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes and Derek Nash. Joining Nigel and Vasilis at Lauderdale House will be Alex Garnett, one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Europe for over two decades. Instantly recognisable by his dark, husky sound and hugely versatile, he has enjoyed success as a professional creative jazz artist, composer and arranger, and is an in-demand session saxophonist.

 
16 December 2016
 
7.30pm
St Mary-at-Hill
Lovat Lane
London
EC3R 8EE
United Kingdom

Details:
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£12 (until 11th December) / £15 | 10 (students)
A Light in the Darkness

Londinium, chamber choir
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Mendelssohn: Im Advent
MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
Schutz: Tröstet, Tröstet mein Volk
Thea Musgrave: Hear The Voice of the Bard
Byrd: Vigilate
Cecilia McDowall: O Oriens
Brahms: O Heiland, reis die Himmel auf
John Sheppard: Verbum caro factus est
Mendelssohn: Frohlocket ihr Völker auf Erden
Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Jean Mouton: Nesciens Mater
Lassus: Resonet in laudibus
Ireland: The Holy Boy
Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden

Choral music for Advent and Christmas
Londinium's festive programme retraces the journey from Old Testament prophecy to the events of the Nativity in a superb selection of a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Highlights include Poulenc's lyrical 'Four Christmas Motets', motets by Byrd, Lassus, Mouton and Schütz, music by Brahms and Mendelssohn, and, from our own time, James MacMillan and Cecilia McDowall. Our programme closes with a rare performance of Schoenberg's glorious early masterpiece 'Friede auf Erden': an unforgettable, sumptuously-scored clarion call for harmony and brotherhood in a fractured world.
 
17 December 2016
 
7.30pm
St George's, Bloomsbury
London
WC1A 2SA
United Kingdom

Details:
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£12/10 (conc.) in advance, £14/12 (conc.) at the door
Shepherds, what have you seen? - A Flemish Christmas

Renaissance Singers
David Allinson, director

Jacobus Clemens non Papa: Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis a5
Jacobus Clemens non Papa: Pastores quidnam vidistis a5
Nicholas Gombert: Hodie nobis
Jacobus Clemens non Papa: O magnum mysterium
Pierre Verdelot: Beata es virgo Maria
Josquin des Prez: O virgo virginum
Jacobus Clemens non Papa: Pastores loquebantur
Adrian Willaert: Mirabile mysterium

Join us for an evening of seasonal 16th century music that centres on the nativity scene, and upon the humble shepherds who were among the first to see the baby Jesus. Our programme features works by Jacob Clemens and his Franco-Flemish contemporaries. Clemens’s music is polyphonic perfection: unlike most northern European composers of the time he never travelled to Italy; he revels in relatively conservative close-worked counterpoint and sonorous chording. His Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis moves seamlessly between moods of contemplative reverence and joyful dancing. All is crowned by a rapturous Agnus Dei in which the texture is enriched by an extra voice.

The setting of the Mass will be interspersed with seasonal motets by Gombert, Verdelot, Josquin, Willaert and Clemens himself. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available at the interval. Vrolijk kerstfeest!
 
20 December 2016
 
7.30pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7621 2800

£15-40
An English Folk Christmas by Candlelight

Derek Welton, baritone
Holst Singers
City of London Sinfonia
Michael Collins, conductor
Jeremy Cole, conductor

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Vaughan Williams: This is the Truth Sent from Above
Bolton: A Garland of Carols
Warlock: Bethlehem Down
Cleobury: Shropshire Carol
Audience carols and seasonal readings

A celebratory evening of this country's traditional Christmas folk tunes and tales.
 
21 December 2016
 
7.30pm
St. James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
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The Piccadilly Christmas Concert

 
10 May 2017
 
7.30pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Details:
Box Office
Web site
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

£32 | 25 | 20 | 15
A 60th Birthday Celebration for George Vass

Gillian Keith, soprano
Sadie Fields, violin
Sarah-Jane Bradley, viola
Jonny Byers, cello
Orchestra Nova
George Vass, conductor

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
David Matthews: Three Housman Songs, Op 69 (first London performance)
James Francis Brown: Trio Concertante (first London performance)
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op 18
Tippett: Concerto for double string orchestra

 


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