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16 December 2017
 
10.30am
Chalfont St Peter
Buckinghamshire

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Chalfont Concert Wind Band - Carols for Charity

10.30am-12.30pm
 
11am
Lewisham Shopping Centre
Molesworth Street, Lewisham
London
SE13 7HB

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Free
Festive Favourites at Lewisham Concert Band

Lewisham Concert Band
John Hargreaves, conductor

Christmas and festive music, as well as regular concert band repertoire.

A festive musical entertainment while you do your Christmas shopping! Free, but donations welcome.
 
7.30pm
St. George's, Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Way
London
WC1A 2SA

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In advance: £12/ 10 (concessions). On the Door: 14/ 12 (concessions)
O Oriens!

Renaissance Singers
David Allinson, director

Nicholas Gombert: Magnificat

Amid the onslaught of predictable and traditional seasonal fare, the Renaissance Singers presents a programme of sumptuous polyphony in the spirit of Advent, the liturgical season of expectation and preparation.

We are excited to be singing the cycle of ‘O’ antiphon settings published by Pierre Attaingnant in the mid-1530s. Written by a group of composers working at institutions including Notre Dame and Ste Chapelle, Paris, the polyphony is in the finest traditions established by Josquin — expressive, sinuous and studded with false relations.

Each antiphon begins with the exclamation ‘O’. They were to be sung at Vespers before and after the Magnificat on the days preceding Christmas Eve. The music is newly-edited for this concert, and to our knowledge this is the first modern performance of all nine motets in the cycle; only a few have previously been recorded.

The music, by composers including Pierre Certon, Antoine Mornable and Pierre de Manchicourt, deserves to be better known. It has great emotional power, especially in the untexted melismatic sections that are reminiscent of settings of the Lamentations. The programme will be capped with selected settings of the Magnificat by Franco-Flemish contemporaries.
 
8pm
Christ Church Cathedral
St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DP

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+44 (0)1865 305 305

£20/15(concessions)/10(unsighted)
Handel's Messiah

The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church

The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church Christmas Concert is always a highlight of the festive season at Christ Church. This year will be even more special, as the Singers are joined by Oxybaroxy, the Oxfordshire Youth Baroque Strings, and a quartet of tremendous young soloists, to perform Handel’s uplifting Messiah, under director James Morley Potter.
 
19 December 2017
 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG

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+44 (0)20 8348 8716

£15, concessions £8
Wilde Roses

Anna Tam, song, dance and various instruments
Emily Alice Ovenden, song, dance and various instruments

Musically and visually inspired by the medieval and renaissance world, we draw our repertoire from illuminated manuscripts, courtly song books, Elizabethan broadside ballads and the folk tradition. We are fascinated by the stories in these songs - medieval religious imagery so beautifully infused with nature; renaissance tales of piracy, jilted lovers and general folly alongside some of the most sincere and tender love songs that reach to the heart of life and human relationships.

Wilde Roses is an early-music collaboration between singers, multi-instrumentalists, composers, dancers and performers Anna Tam and Emily Alice Ovenden, who met while they were performing with the Mediaeval Baebes.
Anna Tam (musical director, singer, nyckelharpa, viola da gamba, hurdy gurdy, percussion) enjoys an eclectic career both in the folk and classical genres. She was trained as a classical singer and instrumentalist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During her early studies she performed at the Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3 and has been touring internationally since she was 15.

Emily Alice Ovenden (singer, recorders, percussion) received a scholarship from Andrew Lloyd Webber to study in London. With the Mediaeval Baebes she has made several albums, and recorded themes for BBC TV shows Victoria and Elizabeth. Emily has made 3 acclaimed albums with her band, Pythia.
 
21 December 2017
 
7.30pm
St James's Piccadilly
Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

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£5-27
In The Stillness

London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

Sally Beamish: In The Stillness
Cecilia McDowall: Now May We Singen
Eleanor Daley: Gabriel's Message
Kerry Andrew: Adam and the Mother
Bob Chilcott: Gifts for the Child of Winter
Peter Warlock: Bethlehem Down

Join one of the UK’s finest choirs for their sell-out Christmas offerings with stunning choral gifts and carols including music from Sally Beamish, Cecilia McDowall and Kerry Andrew, as well as familiar carols from Bob Chilcott, David Willcocks and Kenneth Leighton.
 
23 December 2017
 
10.30am
Queensmere Shopping Centre
High Street, Slough
Berkshire
SL1 2TW

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Carols for Charity - Chalfont Concert Wind Band

Ends at 12.30pm
 
28 December 2017
 
3pm
Malvern Priory
Church Street, Great Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 2AY

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Carols for All

Malvern Festival Chorus

 
6 January 2018
 
2.30pm
Pershore Abbey
Church Walk, Pershore
Worcestershire
WR10 1BB

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Worcester Philharmonic Orchestra - New Year Gala Concert

 
9 January 2018
 
1pm
St George the Martyr Church
Borough High Street
London
SE1 1JA

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'Open plan': Borough New Music Series 4

Simon Allen, percussion
Robert Percy, furniture-maker

Improvisation: Self-Assembly Event

 
14 January 2018
 
3pm
Bushey Academy
London Road
Bushey
WD23 3AA

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Box Office
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+44 (0)7467 248 258

£18; £15: £1 children (£1 discount if booked online or by telephone, except children)
New Year Classics

Rowena Calvert, cello
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Mendelssohn: Overture 'The Fair Melusine', Op 32
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 33
Tchaikovsky: Suite No 1 in D minor, Op 43

 
16 January 2018
 
1pm
St George the Martyr Church
Borough High Street
London
SE1 1JA

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Free admission
'Open plan': Borough New Music Series 4

Carla Rees, flutes
Ian Mitchell, clarinets
Clare Simmonds, piano

Robert Percy (born 1961): Touching the Void (first performance)
Dan Kessner (born 1946): Genera
Robert Percy (born 1961): New work (first performance)
Tom Ingoldsby (born 1957): The Cathedral (first performance)
Robert Percy (born 1961): Beacons (version for piano, flute and clarinet)

Borough New Music Series 4 event 2

This concert explores the sonic world of bass clarinet and bass flute. The flautist Carla Rees, who has developed an international reputation for her innovative work, is joined by the clarinettist Ian Mitchell (branded 'outstanding' by BBC Music Magazine) for a programme that features the work of the London composer Robert Percy, alongside contemporaries. They are joined by pianist Clare Simmonds for the world premiere of Tom Ingoldsby’s beguiling work, 'The Cathedral' and a version of Robert Percy’s 'Beacons' for piano, clarinet and flute, in which the compositional process is shared between composer and performers.
 
20 January 2018
 
7.30pm
Amersham Free Church
Amersham
Buckinghamshire

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Chalfont Wind Band Winter Concert

 
21 January 2018
 
2.00pm
St John's Church
73 Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8TY

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Singers £20 (no score required); £25 (score provided); audience free
Come and Sing: Vivaldi Gloria

London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

Vivaldi Gloria

Blast away the January blues, or kick-off your new year’s resolution in style by joining renowned conductor and choral expert Dominic Ellis-Peckham and the acclaimed London Oriana Choir for an inspirational and energetic afternoon of singing.
Join us, and bring some friends, to perform Vivaldi’s Gloria masterpiece, complete with orchestra and guest soloists. This is guaranteed to bring a smile to your faces and happiness to your ears to start 2018! Perhaps you’re even interested in considering becoming a member of London Oriana Choir? Well, what better way to test us out!
2.00pm Rehearsal, 6.00pm Performance
 
23 January 2018
 
1pm
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DP

Details:
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+44 (0)1223 357851

£9
Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Two

Jacqueline Shave, leader
Caroline Dearnley, principal cello
Huw Watkins, principal piano

Biber: Annunciation Sonata 1
Philip Glass: Orbit
Leo Chadburn: New work (world premiere tour)
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Mozart: Piano Trio in B Flat

Leo Chadburn’s new work for piano trio and electronics is set amongst chamber repertoire both new and old. The programme will showcase each instrument in the piano trio, from the softly-evolving cello melody in Philip Glass’ Orbit to the interaction of violin and piano in Arvo Pärt’s poignant Spiegel im Spiegel.

Post Concert Talk, 2.15pm
Leo Chadburn discusses his new work.
 
1.00pm
St George the Martyr Church
Borough High Street
London
SE1 1JA

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Free admission
'Air': Borough New Music Series 4

Miloš Milivojevic, accordion

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Milonga del Angel
Franck Angelis (b. 1962): Interier
Robert Percy (b. 1961): New work (WORLD PREMIERE)
Viaceslav Semenov (b. 1946):Don Rhapsody
Victor Vlasov (b. 1936): Five views on Country Gulag

Borough New Music Series 4 event 3

The accordion is the featured instrument in this performance by the virtuoso Miloš Milivojevic — “A hurricane of imaginative invention” (Hilary Finch, The Times). Presenting the accordion as a truly global instrument, Milivojevic takes us from Astor Piazzolla’s ever-popular Milonga del Angel to lesser known composers such as Franck Angelis, Viaceslav Semenov and Viktor Vlasov. A world premiere from Robert Percy complete the set from this exceptional musician.
 
24 January 2018
 
1pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7935 2141

£15
Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Two

Jacqueline Shave, leader
Caroline Dearnley, principal cello
Huw Watkins, principal piano

Biber: Annunciation Sonata 1
Philip Glass: Orbit
Leo Chadburn: New work (world premiere tour)
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Mozart: Piano Trio in B Flat

Leo Chadburn’s new work for piano trio and electronics is set amongst chamber repertoire both new and old. The programme will showcase each instrument in the piano trio, from the softly-evolving cello melody in Philip Glass’ Orbit to the interaction of violin and piano in Arvo Pärt’s poignant Spiegel im Spiegel.

Wigmore Hall – Pre Concert Talk, 12.15pm
Leo Chadburn talks to Dr Kate Kennedy about his new work.
 
26 January 2018
 
1pm
St Andrew's Hall
Norwich
NR3 1AU

Details:
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+44 (0)1603 630000
Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Two

Jacqueline Shave, leader
Caroline Dearnley, principal cello
Huw Watkins, principal piano

Biber: Annunciation Sonata 1
Philip Glass: Orbit
Leo Chadburn: New work (world premiere tour)
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Mozart: Piano Trio in B Flat

Leo Chadburn’s new work for piano trio and electronics is set amongst chamber repertoire both new and old. The programme will showcase each instrument in the piano trio, from the softly-evolving cello melody in Philip Glass’ Orbit to the interaction of violin and piano in Arvo Pärt’s poignant Spiegel im Spiegel.
 
27 January 2018
 
5.00pm
ST. CUTHBERT'S CHURCH
PHILBEACH GARDENS, EARLS COURT
LONDON
SW5 9EB

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+442071014479

15
London City Quartet for WKMT

 
28 January 2018
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall
Worcester

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Worcester Concert Club winter season

Peleas Ensemble

Henry Roberts - flute

Luba Tunnicliffe - viola

Oliver Wass - harp

Corelli - Trio sonata - opus 3 no 2
Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango
Britten - Lachrymae
Ravel - Tombeau de Couperin

 


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