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1 October 2014
 
7.30pm
Broughton St Mary's Church
Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh
Lothian
EH3 6NE
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0)131 662 8721

Free
Cadenza's Annual Open Rehearsal

Visitors of all voices (i.e. potential recruits!)
Cadenza, choir
Philip Redfern, interim musical director



A representative selection of the variety and range of music performed by Cadenza

Do you enjoy singing? Would you like to sing with one of Scotland's most exciting and versatile mised voice choirs?

Fresh from our triumphant, sell out Fringe 2014 concert in Greyfriars Kirk (4**** BroadwayBaby, “perfectly performed”, “beautifully rich sound”), we will shortly begin our annual recruitment drive for new singers.

Singers are welcome to join us by prior arrangement at any time during the year, but the Open Rehearsal is an ideal opportunity to “try us out first” with no strings, no commitment and no charge! No advance notice required either – just turn up on the night and join in. Our Membership Secretary (membership@cadenza.org.uk, or tel: 0131 662 8721) will be happy to provide any information not included in this posting.

We have a wide age range within the choir, from students upwards, and we always welcome good singers of any age and any voice. We are a very friendly chior, with an active social programme and will give you a very warm welcome if you decide to join us for the evening on 1st October.

Cadenza was founded in 1992 and is now considered to be one of Scotland’s top amateur mixed voice choirs, attracting members not just from Edinburgh, where we are based, but from across the central belt. Since Jenny Sumerling was appointed Musical Director in 2000, the choir has gone from strength to strength, with invitations to perform at a wide range of prominent events, including the Raymond Gubbay “Carols by Candlelight” in the Usher Hall and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and premièring the finalists in Waverley Care’s international Christmas Carol Writing Competition.

Jenny was recently appointed by the SQA as its principal assessor for Advanced Higher Music, and is taking a year’s sabbatical to concentrate on this very important work. We are delighted that her Cadenza role will be filled during that time by our Interim Musical Director, Philip Redfern, who brings a wealth of experience in choral conducting. Philip has already revealed some of the exciting programme of music planned for the forthcoming year and we await the remainder of the programme with eager anticipation. Cadenza performs throughout the year – at Christmas and fundraising concerts for charities during the spring and early summer, as well as the Edinburgh Fringe, covering a wide range of periods and styles.

Critically acclaimed at our annual Fringe concerts, we have enjoyed capacity audiences for many years and audience feedback which ranged from shouts of ‘Bravo’, whistles and a standing ovation, to ‘best thing we’ve attended in the Festival’ and ‘hard to believe this is an amateur choir’. Our most recent CD was highly praised by critics, choral directors, composers, arrangers and audiences, with play time on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. We have also previously been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 4 and Scotland.

Our repertoire is primarily classical, but covers a wide range of periods and styles from Renaissance to the present day and including sacred, secular, folk and jazz. We have a busy annual programme with carols at Christmas, mainly light part-song repertoire for our Charity concerts in the spring/early summer, and large works (e.g. Fauré Requiem, Rutter Gloria, Dvorak Mass in D, Mozart etc) for our Edinburgh Fringe Festival Concert in Greyfriars Kirk.

You can find more information about us at www.cadenza.org.uk
 
3 October 2014
 
8pm
St John the Baptist Church
Little Missenden, Amersham
Bucks
HP7 0RA
United Kingdom

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£8, 14, 20
Jennifer Pike and Tom Poster

Jennifer Pike, violin
Tom Poster, piano

W A Mozart: Sonata in G, K301
Thomas Hyde: Sonata for violin and piano Op 14 (world premiere)
J S Bach: Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004 (movements from)
Eugene-Auguste Ysaye: Sonata No 6 for solo violin in E major
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Op 50
Miklos Rozsa: Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song, Op 4

Little Missenden Festival

We open with two of this country’s most brilliant young performers.

Vaughan Williams originally wrote The Lark Ascending for piano accompaniment. The lark’s exquisite ascent sounds even more ethereal than in the later orchestral version we’re used to.

The delightful Sonata in G is the essence of Mozart – effortlessly melodious, charming yet profound. A sprightly and joyous opening, then a gracious dance with a reflective minor key Sicilienne at its core.

Some of the finest music was written for solo violin – Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas are miracles of expression. Jennifer plays movements from his great D minor Partita.

Bach’s intellectual intensity and Paganini’s brilliance inspired violin virtuoso Ysaye’s fine but rarely heard solo sonatas. The 6th, rhapsodic and dazzling, vibrates with the passion of a Habanera.

Thomas Hyde’s three-movement violin sonata (world première), written for Jennifer Pike, was inspired by Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.

These charming Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song show Miklos Rozsa’s great affection for his native folk music.

Jennifer Pike is an exciting talent – youngest BBC Young Musician of the Year (2002), then a New Generation Young Artist. “Dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique” (Classic FM)

Tom Poster’s piano playing has won him many prizes, and many admirers. The Guardian called him a “young lion” of the piano.

“His versatility and unerring sense of what works best marks him out as a musician’s musician and everyone in the business should be beating a path to his door” (MusicWeb International)
 
6 September 2014 until 3 October 2014
 
Bonn
Germany

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Beethovenfest Bonn

 
4 October 2014
 
8pm
St John the Baptist Church
Little Missenden
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0RA
United Kingdom

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Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

Little Missenden Festival

 
5 October 2014
 
3pm
St John the Baptist Church
Little Missenden
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0RA
United Kingdom

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Ligeti Quartet

Little Missenden Festival

 
2 October 2014 until 5 October 2014
 
Cumnock
East Ayrshire
United Kingdom

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The Cumnock Tryst

Inspired by a piece of music James MacMillan wrote in the 1980s when he was still living in Ayrshire - a setting of William Soutar’s love poem, The Tryst (an old Scots word for a meeting place or a romantic rendezvous). The town's name, Cumnock, means 'place of confluence', sitting where the Glaisnock River and the Lugar Water meet.

For four packed days and nights The Cumnock Tryst, a new festival created by James MacMillan, will be a meeting place for music-lovers.
 
6 October 2014
 
8pm
St John the Baptist Church
Little Missenden
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0RA
United Kingdom

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Octandre Ensemble perform Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale

Little Missenden Festival

 
2 October 2014 until 6 October 2014
 
Cracow
Poland

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Cracovia Music Festival 2014

'Cracow – one of the twelve most important towns in the world. The former capital of Poland is one of Europe’s last undiscovered destinations. Here the Holy Father Pope John Paul II served as a Bishop for more than twelve years. Centre of the old town is Rynek (main market place), one of Europe’s most beautiful and largest market places. This market place is divided by huge cloth halls as well as the gothic St Mary’s Basilica. At the south edge of the old town rises the Wawelburg with the famous King’s castle. In these historic surroundings, in the renowned churches of Krakow as well as in the concert hall with its appealing acoustics, the festival concerts take place.'
 
7 October 2014
 
8pm
St John the Baptist Church
Little Missenden
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0RA
United Kingdom

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Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside & Philip Franks celebrate Ivor Gurney's works from the Great War

Little Missenden Festival

 
8 October 2014
 
7pm
Latvian National Opera
Aspazijas bulvaris 3
Riga
LV-1050
Latvia

Details:
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Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges

 
7.30pm
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Birmingham University, Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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A String Pilgrimage

English Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Woods, conductor

Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra
McCabe: Pilgrim for Double String Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for Strings

John McCabe is the ESO's Composer in Association

Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm
 
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
 
8pm
Village Hall
Little Missenden
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0RA
United Kingdom

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Claudia Aurora performs an evening of soulful Fado music

Little Missenden Festival

 
9 October 2014
 
8.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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

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The Erebus Ensemble perform a programme from the golden age of English choral music

Little Missenden Festival

 
11 October 2014
 
11am
Carnegie Library
Herne Hill Road
Herne Hill
SE24 0AG
United Kingdom

Details:
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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
 
11am
St Peter’s Church
St Peter’s Gate, Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 2NW
United Kingdom

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Coffee Concert - consort music by Byrd, Gibbons, Taverner and Ferrabosco

 
2pm
St John the Baptist Church
Little Missenden
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0RA
United Kingdom

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Patricia Rozario, soprano, and Josephine Knight, cello, perform works by Sir John Tavener

Little Missenden Festival

 
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
 


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