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8 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
Allison Neale Quintet: Neale meets Steele

Allison Neale, alto sax
Leon Greening, piano
Dario di Lecce, bass
Steve Brown, drums
Nathanial Steele, vibes


Jazz in the House

Drawing from the influences of the great West Coast altoists of the 1950s, Allison's new Quintet project, "Neale Meets Steele ", features vibraphonist Nathaniel Steele, a young jazz musician in the American bop tradition influenced heavily by Milt Jackson, alongside hard-swinging pianist Leon Greening, bassist Julian Bury and, on drums, Steve Brown. They will perform music from her latest CD, "I Wished on the Moon ", released to great acclaim in 2015 on Trio Records.

American-born altoist Allison Neale’s beautifully-crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, with whom she has a particular affinity. As a strong advocate of the melodic West Coast style, she has performed alongside leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall and Bud Shank and, more recently, tenorist Scott Hamilton, as well as featuring in both the John Dankworth Generations Band and the Back to Basie Orchestra.
 
9 December 2016
 
8pm
St Mary's Church
Church Street, Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DB
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Baroque Masterpieces with Amersham Festival Chamber Orchestra

 
10 December 2016
 
7.30pm
St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Avenue
New York City
NY 10022
United States of America

Details:
Web site
Welcome Yule

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its 'full-bodied sound'", the Dessoff Choirs ushers in the winter solstice with a concert of seasonal repertoire and contemporary arrangements of carols. The choir will surround the audience and cradle them in the music of Bach’s Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230, and in music by Tavener, Lauridsen and Howells. This music, along with the audience joining in on the carols, is the perfect way to enjoy the holiday spirit.
 
7.30pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th Street
New York
NY 10023
United States of America

Details:
Aaron Smith
Web site
E-mail
+1 212 280 0330
Early Music New York performs Renaissance European carols, noels and motets

 
11 December 2016
 
12 noon
Latvian National Opera
Aspazijas bulvaris 3
Riga
LV-1050
Latvia

Details:
Web site
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

 
6pm
Latvian National Opera
Aspazijas bulvaris 3
Riga
LV-1050
Latvia

Details:
Web site
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

 
7pm
Marlborough Road Methodist Church
Marlborough Road, St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 3XQ
United Kingdom

Details:
Ticket secretary
Web site
+44 (0)7884 231958

£13 | £1 children
A Christmas Celebration

Cunningham Hill Junior School Choir
St Albans Choral Society
Richard Harvey, organ
George Vass, conductor

Jonathan Dove: Seek him that maketh the seven Stars
John Tavener: Today the virgin
Mendelssohn: Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden
Carols for choir and audience
Christmas readings

 
10 December 2016 until 11 December 2016
 
BRIC House
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
New York
NY 11217
United States of America

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+1 718 683 5600

10 Dec: US$18 advance; $21 at the door; 11 Dec: $10 advance; $12 at the door
A Brooklyn Schubertiade

The Knights
Ariadne Greif, soprano

A Brooklyn Schubertiade:
Franz Schubert: songs
Accompanied readings of poems by Walt Whitman and others, including Paul Muldoon's "Cathedral of Salt" (world premiere) read by the poet himself and set to music by The Knights
Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
Maurice Ravel: Chansons Madecasses
Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Jet Whistle
Antonin Dvorak (arr. Jeremy Kittle): "Going Home" from Symphony No. 9, 'New World'

Dec 10 at 8pm; Dec 11 at 2pm (family matinee show)
 
13 December 2016
 
7.30pm
Church of the Gesu
1145 Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee
53233
United States of America

Details:
Web site
Gail Archer, organ

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer.
 
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:
Web site

£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.
 
8pm
St John the Baptist Church
Little Missenden
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0RA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)1494 958148

£18, 14, 8
Carolling Rounds & Christmas Revelry in Hardy's Wessex

Dave Townsend, director, concertina, fiddle, voice
Tim Hill, clarinet, voice
Philip Humphries, serpent, voice
Charles Spicer, oboe, cor anglais, voice

In period costume and with 19th century village band instruments, the band perform West Gallery carols, harmony songs and rousing dance music, linked together with spoken extracts and incorporating a Dorset Mummers' play.

Little Missenden Festival

In period costume and with 19th century village band instruments, the band perform West Gallery carols, harmony songs and rousing dance music, linked together with spoken extracts and incorporating a Dorset Mummers' play.

The Mellstock Band performs a show built round descriptions of Christmas festivities in the works of Thomas Hardy, and Dorset dialect poet William Barnes.

The Band have appeared in TV and film dramas ( Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Pride and Prejudice ) , and featured in RSC and National theatre productions.
 
17 December 2016
 
4pm
James Memorial Chapel
3041 Broadway
New York
NY 10027
United States of America

Details:
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Messiah Sing

The Messiah Sing is a beloved seasonal event and the start of a new tradition for Dessoff.
 
7.30pm
St George's, Bloomsbury
London
WC1A 2SA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site

£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!
 
8pm
Christ Church Cathedral
At Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DP
United Kingdom

Details:
Tickets Oxford
Web site
+ 44 (0)1865 305305

£15 (£6 restricted view)
Carols for Choir and Audience

Daniel Tate, baritone
The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church
David Bannister, organ, piano
James Morley Potter, director

A feast of carols and readings including Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other festive favourites from The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church in the glorious surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine during the interval.
 
18 December 2016
 
12 noon
Latvian National Opera
Aspazijas bulvaris 3
Riga
LV-1050
Latvia

Details:
Web site
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

 
4pm
St. John's Episcopal Church
319 Saint John's Place
Brooklyn
NY 11217
United States of America

Details:
Web site
The Dessoff Choirs

Hailed as "one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its 'full-bodied sound'".
 
6pm
Latvian National Opera
Aspazijas bulvaris 3
Riga
LV-1050
Latvia

Details:
Web site
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

 
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

 


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