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21 February 2017
 
1.15pm
Lauderdale House,
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG

Details:
Web site
020 8348 8716

Free Concert.
Stephen Hose. New Artist in Residence

Stephen Hose, piano.

Mozart: Sonata in F Major K332
Liszt: Sonata in B Minor


February Festival

Stephen Hose trained at the Royal Academy of Music, where he held a Vaughan Williams Scholarship. He has specialised in chamber music and has worked extensively as a Musical Director, conductor and pianist in London and regional theatre in addition to appearances in France, Sweden, Ireland and Germany.
He was Chorus Master for Jessye Norman's Ellington's Sacred Songs at the Barbican Theatre and Epidavros, Greece, and his work as Music Director for Opera UK has included The Barber of Seville, Cosi fan Tutte, La Traviata, The Merry Widow, Olé and El Amor Brujo. His work with The Merry Opera Company includes La Traviata, The Magic Flute, Kiss Me, Figaro!, The Barber of Seville and La Belle Hélène (aka Troy Boy). He has also conducted over 50 performances of their unique staged Messiah.
Stephen was Musical Director and Associate for five productions of ITV’s Christmas Glory, filmed from New York, Llandaff Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and featuring stars from opera and pop including Sir James Galway, Charlotte Church, Montserrat Caballe, Robin Gibb and Sir Bryn Terfil, among others. Other TV work includes The Choir (BBC2), the People’s Passion, featuring Jessye Norman and Sir Thomas Allen, for the BBC and a documentary for Channel 4 on The Titanic.



 
23 February 2017
 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House,
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG

Details:
Web site
020 8348 8716

£12. Concessions £10.
The Moeran Quartet

Tom Leate, violin
Charlotte Fairbairn, violin
Helen Sanders-Hewett, viola
James Greenfield, cello

Beethoven Quartet in A major, Op. 18 No. 5
Bach: Air on the G string
Elgar: Chanson de Matin and Chanson de Nuit
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Mozart: Divertimento in D major
Borodin: Nocturne from Quartet no. 2
Followed by music from the 20th Century, including works by Irving Berlin and Cole Porter


February Festival

The Moeran Quartet take their name from the composer Ernest John Moeran (1894–1950). The four members of the quartet are all experienced chamber musicians with a passion for the championing of British music. They lead diverse and varied musical careers, playing regularly with orchestras such as the Hanover Band, the Urban Soul Orchestra, the Orchestra of St Paul’s and Opera Holland Park. Between them they have studied at the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music.
Studying at this latter establishment is not the only link with the eponymous composer. James Greenfield, cellist and past member of the Billroth Quartet, also attended the same boarding school, Uppingham; a school Moeran later returned to as a professor of music.
They look forward to bringing their passion for music to Lauderdale House, where they begin a residency in 2017.

Tom Leate, violin
Charlotte Fairbairn, violin
Helen Sanders-Hewett, viola
James Greenfield, cello




Time: 19:30
Venue: Lauderdale House
Price band A B
Standard £12.00
Concession £10.00
 
24 February 2017
 
8.00pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG

Details:
Web site

£15. Concessions (students, people on Benefits, Over-60s) £10.
Changing of "The Seasons"

Bruno Heinen, piano
Camerata Alma Viva


Bruno Heinen: Changing of "The Seasons".
1st Half: Bruno Heinen solo
2nd Half: Bruno Heinen/Camerata Alma Viva

The dynamic ensemble Camerata Alma Viva and renowned jazz pianist/composer Bruno Heinen have embarked on a daring new collaboration. They have recorded their take on one of the most recognisable and oft-performed works in all classical music. Heinen’s “Four Seasons” is a completely new composition. Rather than an arrangement of the Vivaldi, Heinen attempts to answer the question posed to him by the Camerata: If Vivaldi were alive today, what might a new “Four Seasons” sound like? Heinen explores a written and improvised language somewhere between jazz and impressionism to attempt an answer, with influences from historically-informed performance practice (emphasising the baroque spirit of freedom and transparency) and the language of modern jazz piano improvisation.
“The Four Seasons”, as one normally hears it, is a programmatic work, with the music depicting nature through sound, featuring thematic passages intertwined with improvisatory moments. Respect for the spirit of the piece is at the centre of the exciting new project, where a new perspective and free improvisation will enlighten and enrich each movement’s meaning, depth and essence.
They will be launching their album with a solo set from Heinen in the first half and their “Changing of the Seasons” in the second.


 
25 February 2017
 
7.30pm
All Saints' Parish Church
Church Street, High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP13 6RF

Details:
Dick Morbey
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)1494 883112

£12 (concessions £10). Under 18s: free.
The Chiltern Camerata performs music by Brahms and Stravinsky

The Chiltern Camerata
The Camerata Consort of singers
Sam Laughton (conductor)

Brahms - A German Requiem
Stravinsky - Suite 'Pulcinella'


The players of the Chiltern Camerata follow up the exceptional success of the first concert of their current season when they return on Saturday, 25 February to All Saints' Parish Church, High Wycombe, in a performance of choral and orchestral music by Brahms and Stravinsky

They will be performing the Brahms German Requiem, in which the orchestra will be joined by soloists and singers from the Camerata Consort of singers. This large-scale work for chorus, orchestra, a soprano and a baritone soloist was composed between 1865 and 1868. A German Requiem is not primarily a Mass for the dead. Instead, it is intended as comfort for those who mourn and who feel the pain of the death of others. Brahms had just experienced such loss extremely personally: his mother had died that very same year.

Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite for orchestra in 8 short movements was composed in 1922 and is derived from the ballet of that name. It was the gateway to Stravinsky's second phase as a composer, the neoclassical, in which the composer looked back to the past in this charming, witty, disarmingly simple music influenced by eighteenth-century music.
Tickets from any of the following (there is no booking fee):
Information Offices in:
High Wycombe (Main Library);
Marlow (Institute Road);
Princes Risborough.

Music Shops:
The Record Shop, 37 Hill Avenue, Amersham
Perfect Pitch, 72, The Broadway, Chesham;
Rosehill Instruments, 64 London End, Beaconsfield;
Strings of Penn, Elm Road, Penn.

From the Hon. Secretary:
01494 883112 or info@chiltern-camerata.org.uk
And on the door on the evening of the performance subject to availability.
 
26 February 2017
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall Worcester
West Midlands

Details:
Web site
Worcester Concert Club

Benjamin Frith, piano

Michael Haydn: Sonata i9n C minor, H.20
John Field: Nocturne no 2, H.25
Nocturne no 14, H.60
Frederic Chopin: 2 Polonaises Op 26, C minor and E flat minor
Grand Valse Op 42
Franz Liszt: Rhapsodie hongroise, no 11
Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op 9

see www.worcserenade.co.uk
 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG

Details:
Web site

£15. Concessions £12.
John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe

John Etheridge, guitar
Vimala Rowe, vocals

Together John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe weave a magical spell, effortlessly travelling musically from India to Africa, Middle East and the USA. There will also be solos from John, taken from his celebrated show that he has performed for 10 years all over Europe. This is a unique pairing that satisfies on so many levels. Not to be missed.

February Festival Event

Legendary guitarist John Etheridge has had substantial relationships during his 45-year career with some of the most famous names of 20th-century music, including Stephane Grappelli, Yehudi Menuhin, Nigel Kennedy, John Williams, and Soft Machine. Tonight he joins forces with sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe, who has been gaining plaudits wherever she goes. She featured recently in Paco Pena’s Flamencura at Sadler’s Wells, an indication of the breadth of her talent.
Their album ‘Out of the Sky‘ was elected to the Top Ten Critics’ Choice of Album of the Year 2016 in both the Guardian and the Sunday Times; and their track ‘Detour Ahead ‘to the Top Five in the Guardian .
‘This beautiful album’ (Guardian)
’A rare mix of visceral emotion and jazzy intelligence’ (Sunday Times)
‘John Etheridge demonstrates awesome authority every time he touches the guitar’ John Fordham (Guardian)
‘Immensely soulful, powerful performance’ (London Jazz News)
Box Office: 020 8348 8716

 
2 March 2017
 
7.30pm
St Mary-le-Bow Church
Cheapside
London
EC2V 6AU

Details:
Web site

£10
O for the Wings of a Dove

Ad Libitum Chamber Choir
Colin Spinks, organ
Julian Collings, conductor

To include:
Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Leighton: Crucifixus pro nobis
Pärt: The woman with the alabaster box

 
7.30pm
St Sophia's Cathedral
Moscow Road, Bayswater
London
W2 4LQ

Details:
Web site
Rachmaninov Vespers

 
5 March 2017
 
3pm
The Purcell School
Aldenham Road
Bushey
WD23 2TS

Details:
Box Office
Web site
+44 (0)7467 248 258

£18; £15; £1 children
Beethoven, Brahms and a world premiere

Tim Horton, piano
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Edward Longstaff: Sator Arepo (first performance)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat, Op 19
Brahms: Serenade No 2 in A, Op 16

 
6 March 2017
 
7.00pm
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square, London
London
SW1P 3HA

Details:
Web site

£15.00 (£10.00 concessions)
A Tree of Song - Kodály Celebration Concert

The Banchieri Singers (Hungary)
The Joyful Company of Singers (UK)
Over 200 children's voices from across the UK
Dr Douglas Coombes MBE, conductor
Dr László Norbert Nemes, conductor


A special concert marking the 50th anniversary of Kodály's death, and celebrating 50 years since the introduction to Britain of his approach to music education by Cecilia Vajda. Features a range of folk songs and choral pieces performed by over 200 children, and the premiere of A Tree of Song, a specially commissioned piece by Bob Chilcott.
 
10 March 2017
 
8pm
Artrix
Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B60 1PQ

Details:
Web site
Retorica (violin duo)

Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo

William Croft: Sonata IV
David Matthews: 8 Duos (2001)
Moeran: Sonata for two violins (1930)
McCabe: Spielend (2003)
Rawsthorne: Theme and Variations (1938)

Bromsgrove Concerts

 
11 March 2017
 
7.30pm
St John's Church
St John's Road, Epping
Essex
CM16 5DN

£12 in advance, £15 on the door, u18s free
Songs of Farewell

Meljon Singers
Janette Ruocco, conductor

Howells: Requiem
Howells: Take him, earth, for cherishing
Britten: Chorale after and old French carol
Britten: Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High
Rubbra: Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici
Parry: Songs of Farewell

St John's Church, Epping CM16 5DN
7.30pm
Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/meljon
 
17 March 2017
 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre without Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DQ

Details:
Web site
E-mail
07709  521  433

£20, £15, £12 (concessions)
St John Passion

Orlando Chamber Choir
Musica Poetica
Will Dawes, director
Nick Pritchard, Evangelist

St John Passion, J.S. Bach (BWV 245)

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.

Another emotional aspect to this concert is that it is Will Dawes’ last as Orlando Chamber Choir’s Musical Director. Will has been appointed Director of Chapel Music at Somerville College, Oxford. Please join us for a passionate send-off!
 
19 March 2017
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall Worcester
West Midlands

Details:
Web site
Worcester Concert Club

Musical and Amicable Society

Sophie Barber, Christiane Gagelmann, Kate Fawcett : violin
Henrik Persson : Cello
Martin Perkins : Harpsichord

Schmelzer : sonata a tre violini
Marini: sonata in ecco Op8 no 44
Telemann: Gulliver suite
Purcell: Three parts on a ground
Pachelbel: Canon and gigue
Fux: Sonate a tre violini K 342


 
7.00pm
Lauderdale House,
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG

Details:
Web site

£12 at the door. Under-16s £5.
Music from Spain and Latin America

Adrian Azuelo, guitar
Ricardo Garcia-Curbelo, harp, cuatro and vocals

Enjoy this rich musical journey crafted by two fine soloists.
The classical guitarist Adrian Azuelo has captivated audiences worldwide with his passionate performances of the colourful and romantic music of Spain and Latin America.
Ricardo Garcia-Curbelo has been an eminent representative of Latin American poetry and music on a wide variety of stages, both nationally and internationally. He presents a great combination of traditional pieces together with many of his own often spellbinding compositions. Vibrant, energetic and jazzy pieces contrast with more classical enchanting melodies and tender
vocals. The sound of his Modelo Corvado harps adds to the uniqueness of his performances, which continue to take audiences by surprise.
"His brilliant musicianship earned him a lot of respect and a lot of fans for the Latin American music". Taplas Magazine, Wales.


Box office: 07986 589 553 / 020 8539 0246
The classical guitarist Adrian Azuelo has captivated audiences worldwide with his passionate performances of the colourful and romantic music of Spain and Latin America. Adrian has appeared live as a guest soloist on national television. He is a graduate of London University and a postgraduate of the Royal College of Music
“At the summit of his art” Le Midi, France
Ricardo Garcia-Curbelo has been an eminent representative of Latin American poetry and music on a wide variety of stages, both nationally and internationally. He presents a great combination of traditional pieces together with many of his own often spellbinding compositions. Vibrant, energetic and jazzy pieces contrast with more classical enchanting melodies and tender vocals. The sound of his Modelo Corvado harps adds to the uniqueness of his performances, which continue to take audiences by surprise.
"His brilliant musicianship earned him a lot of respect and a lot of fans for the Latin American music". Taplas Magazine, Wales.


 
25 March 2017
 
7.30pm
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
Holywell Hill, St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 1BY

Details:
Box Office
Web site
+44 (0)1727 890 290

£25 | 20 | 15 | 10 with concessions
Mozart Mass in C minor

Daisy Brown, soprano I
Elizabeth Cragg, soprano II
Mark Chaundy, tenor
Dominic Sedgwick, bass
St Albans Choral Society
Orchestra Nova
George Vass, conductor

Mendelssohn: Overture: The Hebrides, Op 26
Brahms: Schicksalsleid, Op 54
Mozart: Mass in C minor, K 427

 
7 April 2017
 
7.30pm
Merton College Chapel
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD

£25 / £10 / £5
Seven Last Words from the Cross

Choir of Merton College
Berkeley Sinfonia
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor

Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Part: Silouan's Song
Tallis: Sancte Deus
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
MacMillan: Seven last Words from the Cross

https://www.ticketsoxford.com/whats-on/all-shows/seven-last-words-from-the-cross/4611
 
10.00pm
Merton College Chapel
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD

£10
Contemporary Reflections and Prayers

Martlet Voices
Giles Underwood, Director

Philip Moore: Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

https://www.ticketsoxford.com/whats-on/all-shows/contemporary-reflections-and-prayers/4612
 
8 April 2017
 
2.00pm
Merton College Chapel
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD

£15 / £10
Miserere mei - music of Lamentations

The Marion Consort

Cardoso: Lamentatio
Lobo: Pater Peccavi
Morago: Oculi Mei
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah I
Magalhaes: Commissa mea pavesco
Morago: Versa est in luctum
Fernandez: Circumdederunt me dolores mortis
Allegri: Miserere mei, deus

https://www.ticketsoxford.com/whats-on/all-shows/miserere-mei-music-of-lamentation/4588
 
9 April 2017
 
5.00pm
Merton College Chapel
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD

£40 / £30 / £20 / £10
JS Bach: St Matthew Passion

Choir of Merton College
Merton College Girls' Choir
Oxford Baroque
Benjamin Nicholas, conductor
Rogers Covey Crump
Giles Underwood
Elin Manahan Thomas
Helen Charlston
Nicholas Scott
Henry Neill

JS Bach: St Matthew Passion

https://www.ticketsoxford.com/whats-on/all-shows/j-s-bachs-st-matthew-passion/3478
 


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