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16 March 2024
 
7.30pm
Worcester Cathedral
8 College Yard
Worcester
WR1 2LA

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01905611427
140 voices sing Beethoven's glorious Mass in C

 
13 March 2024
 
9.30am
St Andrew's Methodist Church
Pump Street
Worcester
WR1 2QT

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Come & Sing 1-day choral workshop: Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle

 
24 March 2024
 
3.30pm
Cadogan Hall
London
SW1X 9DQ

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Piano Quintets by Elgar and Vaughan Williams with Mark Bebbington and RPO string principals

 
20 February 2024 until 10 March 2024
 
7.30pm
London

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The Duchess of Padua - a new chamber opera

 
15 March 2024
 
7.00pm
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA

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£25-£40
50 Years of Song

London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor
Beth Nielsen Chapman, guest soloist
David Smith, piano

Beth Nielsen-Chapman: Color Of Roses
Beth Nielsen-Chapman: Prayers Of An Atheist
Eric Whitacre: Leonardo Dreams Of His Flying Machine
Cecilia McDowall: World premiere
Tomas Luís de Victoria: Nigra Sum Sed Formosa
Giovanni Gabrieli: Angelus Ad Pastores Ait
Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus
Thomas Tallis: Salvator Mundi
Anton Bruckner: Os Justi
Johannes Brahms: Geistliches Lied
Richard Allain: Christ’s Love Song
Jocelyn Hagen: Vespertillians
Anna Disley-Simpson: In their Gold Coats
Michael Tippett: Steal Away
Jessica Curry: Home
Tara Mack: In Lak’ech
Sydney Guillaume: Kalinda


The centrepiece of the choir's 50th anniversary year brings together the best of its concert repertoire spanning five decades and seven centuries, plus special guest, twice Grammy-nominated US singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman recreating two pieces from a seminal performance with the choir at a concert for peace in St Paul’s Cathedral in London in 2006.

Other highlights from this most versatile choir include the world premiere of the anniversary commission from the choir's patron Cecilia McDowall and works ranging from Renaissance composers such as Spain’s Tomas Luis Victoria and Italy’s Giovanni Gabrieli, via the 19th century with Bruckner and Brahms to contemporary writers such as Eric Whitacre and Jessica Curry.

For this concert, the choir is also working for the first time with Thomas Guthrie, an innovative and award-winning British director and musician working in theatre and music to tell stories in vivid, new and direct ways.
 
9 March 2024
 
7.30pm
Temple Church
Temple
London
EC4Y 7BB

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07812599340

£18, £16
Aurora Chorealis

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir and Players
Greg Morris, conductor

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri
Grieg: Ave maris stella
Gjeilo: Ubi caritas
Gjeilo: Northern Lights
Pärt: Nunc dimittis
MacMillan: Lux aeterna (from Strathclyde Motets)

The northern lights, or the aurora borealis, are beautiful dancing waves of light that have captivated people for millennia.

In Europe, though Iceland and the northern regions of Norway, Sweden and Finland are located within the aurora zone, the spectacle is visible from further afield, and Collegium Musicum of London takes its inspiration for its next concert from composers from these northern lands.

Born in 1637 in Helsingborg, Skåne, Dieterich Buxtehude recognised Denmark as his native country. His cantata cycle Membra Jesu nostri is a unique and impressive work. Based on texts from a medieval Latin hymn, Salve mundi salutare, the cycle contains seven beautiful cantatas, each dedicated to a different part of Christ’s crucified body.

Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist who is widely considered one of the leading lights of the Romantic era. His radiant setting of Ave Maris Stella (Hail, star of the sea) was composed in 1898.

Luminaries from the contemporary music scene, Arvo Pärt, James MacMillan and Ola Gjeilo add further lustre to this wide-ranging celebration of northern European choral music.

Collegium Musicum of London will be conducted, with his usual inspired assurance, by the choir’s musical director Greg Morris.
 
24 March 2024
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall
Chapel Walk Worcester
Worcestershire

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Worcester Concert Club

Maggini String Quartet

Julian Leaper (violin)
Ciaran McCabe (violin)
Martin Outram (viola)
Peter Adams (cello)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Quartet in A major, opus 18 no 5
John Ireland - Quartet no 1 in D minor
Johannes Brahms - Quartet in A minor, opus 51 no 2

See website for further details
 
21 March 2024
 
7.30pm
St James's Sussex Gardens
Sussex Gardens, London
London
W2 3UD

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£24, £20
Bach - St John Passion

Orlando Chamber Choir
Lucy Goddard, director
Ruairi Bowen, tenor (Evangelist)
Gareth Brynmor John, baritone (Jesus)
Jimmy Holliday, bass (Pilate)
Clare Lloyd-Griffiths, soprano
Kate Symonds-Joy, mezzo-soprano
Sebastian Hill, tenor
Musica Poetica

Bach’s St John Passion combines the words of an ageing eyewitness of Jesus’ crucifixion, reflecting on what must have been the most influential event of his lifetime, with music by a deeply Lutheran composer to whom the Reformation will have given these words new urgency and depth.

The narrative, taken from the German Luther Bible, is attributed to the apostle John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved”. Bach set his testimony to exquisite recitatives which our soloists will interpret for you, with regular interjections from the choir in the guise of various crowds. The stunning arias and reflective chorales, based on hymns familiar in Bach’s time, provide moral summaries of the events.

With its colourful orchestral accompaniment, Bach’s St John Passion paints an expressive and immediate picture of Jesus’ last few days, conveying the anger, fear, resignation and joy in the various voices – and once again impressing and moving the listener with this timeless story of sacrifice and salvation. The chorus Ruht wohl, almost at the end of the passion, is famously hard to sing, not for technical but for emotional reasons.

 
11 May 2024
 
5.00pm
St Cuthbert's church
50 Philbeach Gardens
London
sw5 9eb

Details:
VICTOR RUIZ
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02071014479

19.90
WKMT MAY PIANO FESTIVAL

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22 March 2024
 
7.30pm
St John's Church
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA

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£36, £28, £20
Parisian Spring

Goldsmiths Choral Union
Affinity Chamber Orchestra
Jack Apperley Conductor
Rosamond Thomas Soprano
Alex Bower-Brown Baritone
Lily Platts Soprano
Richard Gowers Organ



Fauré Requiem
Boulanger Pie Jesu
Duruflé Requiem


The requiem masses of Fauré and Duruflé are distinctly optimistic in character. They both paint a picture of a welcoming heaven and a forgiving God. Fauré’s requiem was completed in 1890, Duruflé’s in 1947. Lili Boulanger (the sister of Nadia Boulanger) died in 1918 aged 24. She had a short but notably successful career, becoming the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome composition competition. In this concert, spanning the Parisian music scene over 60 years, Lili Boulanger’s haunting Pie Jesu is the link between the two well-loved choral works.
 


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