Classical Concerts in London UK
A selection of forthcoming live music


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8 October 2014
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA
United Kingdom

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£ 5 (restricted view), 15 and 25
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Neal Davies, baritone
Holst Singers
City of London Sinfonia
Stephen Layton, conductor

Purcell: Fairy Queen Suite
Vaughan Williams: Shakespeare Songs
Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring
Owain Park: New Work World premiere
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For this celebration of Shakespeare, City of London Sinfonia are joined by the Holst Singers in Southwark Cathedral, the bard’s Parish Church when he lived and worked in London. The first half features luscious English music for voice inspired by Shakespeare’s words from Purcell, Finzi and Vaughan Williams with a world premiere by the young composer Owain Park. Mendelssohn’s evergreen music for Shakespeare’s irreverent and popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream completes the programme, alongside extracts from the play.

Part of the City of London Sinfonia's Shakespeare series. For full series information please see cls.co.uk/shakespeare
 
9 October 2014
 
8.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 8340 8716

£10 (concessions £9)
Zena James

Zena James, vocals
Simon Allen, saxophone
Mike Bradley, drums
Johnny Copland, bass
Mike Guy, piano

Jazz in the House

Soulful blues-tinged singer Zena James brings catchy grooves and infectious energy. Inspired as much by 70’s soul as by the jazz greats, Zena has enjoyed great reviews for her funky new take on popular and rare jazz gems and irresistible, low-down R&B sounds. Expect groovy arrangements of popular jazz standards and groove-laden self-penned originals. Allen is one of the key players of the moment, and the Bradley and Guy rhythm section are taking a night off from Michael Jackson, Thriller in the West End to form the tightest team around. “…you will have a marvellous time.” - Bob Sinfield, Jazz FM.
 
10 October 2014
 
7.45pm
The Prince Regent
Dulwich Road
Herne Hill
SE24 0NJ
United Kingdom

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£12 (£8 concessions)
Loving the Lyric

Jon Sayers
Sally Goldsmith
Jake Wilson
LiTTLe MaCHiNe

Herne Hill Festival

Songs & poems, from writers, musicians and singers: with Jon Sayers, Sally Goldsmith, Jake Wilson’s moving tribute to Scott of the Antarctic and the welcome return of poetry band LiTTLe MaCHiNe – hosted by Hylda Sims
 
11 October 2014
 
11am
Carnegie Library
Herne Hill Road
Herne Hill
SE24 0AG
United Kingdom

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Music at the Library - Opal Flutes

Opal Flutes

Herne Hill Festival

Opal Flutes engcourage players from all walks of life and offer a wide musical repertoire. Organised by the Friends of Carnegie Library. Refreshments provided
 
3pm
St Saviour's Hall
Herne Hill Road, Herne Hill
London
SE24 0AY
United Kingdom

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£8, £5 concessions
Youth Jazz Showcase

Herne Hill Festival

The culmination of this year’s Youth Jazz Initiative – aspiring young players, after months of practising and jamming, making their exciting debut
 
7.30pm
St Faith's Church
Red Post Hill
Herne Hill
SE24 9JQ
United Kingdom

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£12, £10 concessions
Music for 'Practical Action'

The Belvil Trio

Herne Hill Festival

Tamara Zivadinovic, soprano, Diana Galvydyte, violin, and Evelina Puzaite, piano, in a programme which includes Bach, Rachmaninov, Strauss, Bizet, Lehar, and Villa-Lobos. The Practical Action charity works with the world’s poorest people, using appropriate technology to fight poverty and transform lives for the better.
 
12 October 2014
 
11.45am
Brockwell Hall
Brockwell Park
Herne Hill
SE24 9BJ
United Kingdom

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£5, £3 concessions
The Friends' Musick in 'Noonday Serenade'

Herne Hill Festival

 
2.30pm
Community Greenhouses
Brockwell Park, Herne Hill
London
SE24 9BJ
United Kingdom

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£5, £3 concessions
Jazz in the Community Greenhouses

Ben Croft Trio

Herne Hill Festival

 
6.30pm
St Paul's Church
Herne Hill
London
SE24 9LY
United Kingdom

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Free (collection for Charity)
Choral Evensong

Sung by a choir drawn from the Anglican parishes of South London, in the newly refurbished church where John Ruskin worshipped. There will also be organ solos celebrating the centenary of the St Paul’s organ.

Herne Hill Festival

 
14 October 2014
 
8pm
Island Arts Studio
Milkwood Road, Herne Hill
London
SE24 OEZ
United Kingdom

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£12, £8 concessions
Jazz Talent Showcase

GRRB and Ukairo3

GRRB: a hybrid of old time sounds that have echoed throughout decades of music history, including music hall, Americana, folk and jazz, using banjo, fiddle, guitar, washboard, trombone and soaring three-part harmonies.

Ukairo3 bring you vintage jazz sounds from the great American songbook, led by the smoky vocals of Anna Ukairo. This guitar-and-bass-driven trio include ballads, bossa nova and classic tunes from the golden age of jazz and swing.


 
15 October 2014
 
8pm
Island Arts Studio
Milkwood Road, Herne Hill
London
SE24 OEZ
United Kingdom

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£12, £8 concessions
Blues and Balkan

Robin Bibi and Tony Marten, Yendva Yendva

Robin Bibi & Tony Marten play blues/roots/ acoustic music on guitars, stomp box, bass, and banjo... and there’s powerful singing too!

Yendva Yendva’s folk music from the Balkans and beyond reflects the many styles of this region from lively Gypsy folk to Turkish orientalism.

 
16 October 2014
 
7.30pm
198 Gallery
Railton Road, Herne Hill
London
SE24 0JT
United Kingdom

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£8, £5 concessions
The Gelächter Trio - Composition Competition

The Gelächter Trio

Founded at the Royal College of Music, this Trio perform anywhere from the Hilton Hotel, to the Wallace Collection. They were awarded the June Emerson Launchpad Prize. Their programme includes the shortlisted entries for our 2014 composition competition. You, the audience, vote to choose the winner.
 
8pm
The Prince Regent
Dulwich Road, Herne Hill
London
SE24 0NJ
United Kingdom

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£12 (£8 concessions)
Klezmer and Slide Guitar Songs

Balabustah, Mark Harrison

Balabustah! are Chris on accordion and Dov on violin. They play an eclectic mix of Klezmer, Traditional Eastern European and Gypsy music, as well as original compositions.

Mark Harrison is a singer-songwriter using the style of the early folk/blues artists but with a modern twist. Original lyrics, strong and compelling rhythms expertly played ‘slide-fashion’ on his famous ‘National’ guitar.

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

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020 8340 8716

£10 (concessions £9)
Renato D’Aiello : Confluences

Renato D’Aiello, saxophone
Sandro Zerafa, guitar
Hiroshi Murayama, piano
Nicola Muresu, double bass
Ivano Fortuna, drums

Jazz in the House

Inspired by two years of packing the upstairs of Ronnie Scott’s with guests from all over the world. Confluences is a fascinating aural journey around the world, with each song representing a different place.

Murayama won the Grand Prix at the Yokohama Festival.
Sandro Zerafa is Director of the Malta Jazz Festival and organiser of the Paris Underground Collective.
 
17 October 2014
 
8pm
Island Arts Studio
Milkwood Road, Herne Hill
London
SE24 0EZ
United Kingdom

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£12, concessions £8
Jazz Stars - The Tim Richards Trio

The Tim Richards Trio

We welcome back Jazz pianist, composer and teacher Tim Richards after his superb concert at the 2011 Festival, with a selection of standards and originals, featuring Van Morrison’s drummer Jeff Lardner and Dominic Howles on double bass.
 
18 October 2014
 
1pm
Michael Tippett School
Milkwood Road, Herne Hill
London
SE24 0HZ
United Kingdom

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Free
Joining Together to Make Music

Pupils of the Tippett Music Centre, and the LCCO

For the last two Festivals the Music Centre pupils and players from a local orchestra have combined to give a lunchtime concert to parents and the public, showcasing a new piece of music written for the occasion. This year’s composer is Sarah Lianne Lewis, whose music has been performed by the BBC Orchestra of Wales, Gemini, and PianoCircus.
 
4pm
Methodist Hall
Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill
London
SE24 9JG
United Kingdom

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£8, £5 concessions
Dances, Drums and Whistles - Family Concert

Flautotonic - Dave Beaney, Lauren Brant, Rebecca McChrystal

Join Flautotonic - David Beaney, Lauren Brant, Rebecca McChrystal - in an interactive and entertaining exploration of dance music from around the world. Audience participation encouraged.
 
7.30pm
Herne Hill United Church
Red Post Hill, Herne Hill
London
SE24 9PW
United Kingdom

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£8, £5 concessions
Piano Recital - Haruko Seki

Haruko Seki's playing is 'bathed in tonal beauty' where 'vivid colouristic strokes ... take one off into a world of serene enchantment' says The Times. Programme includes: Saint-Saens: Bagatelle Op 3, Valse Gaie Op 139; Chopin: Andante Spianato, Grand Polonaise Brillante Op 22; and music by Ireland, Borodin (Polovtsian Dances) and Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue).
 
7.30pm
St John’s Church
Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill
London
W11 2NN
United Kingdom

Details:
Liz Aram
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+44 (0)7812 599340

£12/8
Rachmaninov and J S Bach

Catherine Martin, violin
Peter Scorer, cantor
Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Greg Morris, conductor



Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Bach: Violin Partita in D minor

St John at St John’s
Rachmaninov had composed the piece at his summer estate Ivanovka, following his American tour of 1909. After the work premiered on November 1910, in Moscow, the Russian Orthodox ecclesiastical authorities strongly objected to the work's "spirit of modernism" and refused to sanction it for use during church services.In a letter to a frend dated July 1910, Sergei Rachmaninov wrote: 'I have long thought about the (St John) Liturgy, and I have long aimed at reproducing it. I took it up rather by chance and immediately got carried away. After that, I finished it very quickly. Not for a long time…have I written anything with such pleasure.’

Official rejection notwithstanding, the piece is a sublime, mesmeric setting which both transports and elevates the listener. Rachmaninov, paying particular attention to the meaning of the text, emphasises the most emotive moments with unexpected harmonic, rhythmic and metric changes, prompting the listener to experience the drama of the Orthodox service through the music alone.

Collegium Musicum of London’s performance, under conductor Greg Morris, offers a rare opportunity to hear this neglected masterpiece – a striking testament to a composer, at the height of his powers, wonderfully incorporating Orthodox Russian chant into the rich, late romantic nationalist tradition.

Alongside the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, CML presents – by way of a complete contrast – Bach’s virtuosic Violin Partita in D minor, performed by the talented leader of The Gabrieli Consort, Catherine Martin.
 
19 October 2014
 
11.30am
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 8348 8716

£7; concessions £5; schoolchildren £1
Southbank Wind Quintet

Holly Musson, flute
Julia Hantschel, oboe
Daniel Broncano, clarinet
Kylie Nesbit, bassoon
Jonathan Maloney, horn

Anton Reicha: Wind Quintet No 2 in E Flat
Andre Jolivet: Sonatine for oboe and bassoon
Jean Francaix: Wind Quintet No 1

Family-Friendly Concerts

Classical music needs brilliant young advocates to communicate its power and worth in the 21st century. Southbank Sinfonia brings together 32 outstanding graduates from all over the world to prepare them for this role. Born within Southbank Sinfonia 2014, our wind quintet has recently performed at the Royal Opera House, the Anghiari Festival in Tuscany, and Stone House.
 
4.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 8348 8716

£13; concessions £11
Sandra Marvin, supported by Joe Leather

Sandra Marvin, vocals
Joe Leather, vocals

Cabaret in the House

Sandra Marvin is currently in Kate Bush's highly anticipated Before The Dawn concerts at the Hammersmith Apollo. Other credits include the Oscar-winning soundtrack for the film Gravity, and appearances at the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s. She has performed as Miss Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray in the West End and as Matron Mama Morton in Chicago.
Joe’s credits include Damn Yankees, Elegies and BathHouse: The Musical! He has also provided backing vocals for BBC Radio 2 and Britain's Got Talent.
 
6pm
St Faith's Church
Red Post Hill
Herne Hill
SE24 9JQ
United Kingdom

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£8, £5 concessions
Community Opera - Benjamin Britten’s ’Noye’s Fludde’

Local Children, amateur musicians, local adults and professional soloists

What fitter start for the presentation of Community Opera in Herne Hill than Noye's Fludde! Based on a 13th Century Chester Mystery Play, it is written to be performed mostly by children and amateur musicians. Rosendale, JAGS and other local schools are taking part along with local adults, and professional soloists. Funded by Dulwich Community Council.
 
7 November 2014
 
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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Mark Bebbington at St John's Smith Square

Mark Bebbington, piano

To include:
McCabe: Tenebrae

 
13 November 2014
 
7.30pm
St James' Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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Youthful Masterpieces

Chris Hopkins, piano
Blaze Ensemble
George Vass, conductor

 


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