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21 November 2018
 
1pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone
London
W1U 2BP

Details:
Wigmore Hall Box Office
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7935 2141

£14-16
Britten Sinfonia - At Lunch One 2018-19

Jacqueline Shave, violin/director
Miranda Dale, principal 2nd violin
Clare Finnimore, principal viola
Caroline Dearnley, principal cello
Huw Watkins, principal piano
Mark Padmore, tenor

Luke Styles: new work
Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Tenor Mark Padmore is joined by principals of Britten Sinfonia for the London première of a new song cycle by Luke Styles, former Young Composer-in-Residence at Glyndebourne. The programme is crowned by Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge, which depicts rural life at a time when the First World War was drawing near.
 
20 November 2018 until 22 November 2018
 
London

Details:
Web site
Donatella Flick Conducting Competition

'We have thought very carefully about how best my competition can benefit young conductors, and this is why we have decided to change the criteria for applications, broadening reach, while also ensuring that it is conductors at the very start of their careers who benefit. I am delighted to partner with medici.tv for the first live stream of the Competition, and also to allow the public into the preliminary rounds. I believe that the more we can open up music-making to the world, the more people will be as enthralled and inspired by it as I am, so I'm really pleased that so many more people will have the opportunity to see the finalists in action next year. Finally I want to thank the extraordinary conductors and musicians who are on the judging panel, as I know each of them will inspire everyone who takes part. I wish everyone who enters the very best of luck!' - Donatella Flick
 
23 November 2018
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge, London
London
SE1 9DA

Details:
Web site
E-mail
0333 666 3366

£15 - 32
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

• Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
• Chopin - Nocturne in C sharp minor
• Chopin - Berceuse
• Chopin - Ballade No. 1
• Debussy - Clair de Lune
• Liszt - La Campanella
• Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata
• Gottschalk - The Banjo
• Gottschalk – Souvenirs D'Andalousie
• Gershwin - Embraceable You
• Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue


On Friday 23rd November 2018 at 7:30pm, in the heart of London, the walls of Southwark Cathedral will resound to the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Liszt played by British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, under the warm flicker of candlelight.

Described as 'Stunning' by Classic FM and 'The embodiment of the modern Romantic Concert pianist’ by Musical Opinion, this outstanding pianist is a favourite with audiences and venues alike. Warren Mailley-Smith has performed for the British Royal Family on many occasions and has given acclaimed solo recitals at Carnegie and Wigmore Halls.

This evening's concert promises to take the listener on a spell-binding journey of moods and emotions. Audiences will be treated to a programme full of poetry and virtuosic display, from Debussy's Clair de Lune, to Liszt's La Campanella in addition to a number of celebrated works by Chopin. The evening concludes with Gershwin's ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue, with its powerful melodies, driving rhythms and glittering piano writing in this compelling kaleidoscope of jazz and classical influences.

Situated directly opposite Borough Market and the Shard, Southwark Cathedral offer visitors to London a unique concert experience, with its superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of all the bars and restaurants of Borough High Street.

Located on the banks of the Thames in one of the most exciting parts of this beautiful city, this iconic venue is easy to reach with everything you need on your doorstep for a perfect night out.

So why not treat yourself to an autumnal s musical treat on and join us for an evening to remember of uplifting music at Southwark Cathedral performed by this sensational British pianist?


 
24 November 2018
 
7.00pm
Guildford Cathedral
Stag Hill, Guildford
Surrey, UK
GU2 7UP

Details:
Web site
Mozart Requiem with Chloe Hanslip

 
16 November 2018 until 25 November 2018
 
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire

Details:
Web site
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

hcmf// is the UK's largest international festival of new and experimental music, taking place over ten days and consisting of approximately fifty events - including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film - with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.
 
1 December 2018
 
2.30pm
St Nicholas' Chapel
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1NH

Details:
Web site
Make we Joye in this Fest - The York Waits at St Nick's

 
7pm
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Street, Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 9ND

Details:
Karen Brett
+44 (0)1590 679161

£15, (12.50) accompanied children free, includes glass of wine or soft drink
French Romantic Music

Charlotte Bowden, soprano
Richard Pinkstone, tenor
James Atkinson, baritone
Lymington Choral Society
Lymington Classical Players
Marjory King, leader
Timothy Rice, organ
Michael Goldthorpe, conductor

Berlioz: The Childhood of Christ (Part II)
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Franck: Psaume 150
Gounod: Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile
French carols for choir and audience

 
7.30pm(C)
St George's Bristol
Great George Street, off Park Street
Bristol
BS1 5RR

Details:
Bristol Concert Orchestra
Web site
0845 40 24 001

£8 - £15 (children £1)
Mahler and Mendelssohn

Bristol Concert Orchestra
Eloisa-Fleur Thom, violin
Stefan Hofkes, conductor

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No.1

 
2 December 2018
 
2.30pm
St Andrew's Church
Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester,
Essex
CO6 1LW

Details:
Web site
Make we Joye in this Fest - The York Waits at Colchester Early Music

 
6 December 2018
 
8pm
Don Bosco Hall, Our Lady Help of Christians Church
Falkland Road, Kentish Town
London
NW5 2XT

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)7771 600 776

Free entrance
Mornington Sinfonia end of year concert

Elizabeth Ann Binks, violin
Mornington Sinfonia
Keith Bramich, conductor

Hérold: Zampa Overture
Adrian Rumson: Violin Concerto (first public performance)
Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C ('Jupiter')

Retiring collection in aid of the SanKTus, the welfare project for the homeless and socially excluded. Refreshments after the concert.
 
7 December 2018
 
7.30pm
St John's Waterloo
Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8TY

Details:
Web site

£10 - £15
Nowell Sing We

Londinium, chamber choir
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

John Byrt: All and Some
Thomas Tallis: Gloria from Missa Puer natus est nobis
Francis Pott: Balulalow
Jonathan Dove: Wellcome, All Wonders In One Sight
Herbert Howells: Sing Lullaby
John Rutter: Hymn to the Creator of Light
Tallis: Sanctus from Missa Puer natus est nobis
Peter Warlock: Bethlehem Down
Peter Maxwell Davies: Fleecy Care Carol
Cecilia McDowall: Now may we singen
Tallis: Agnus Dei from Missa Puer natus est nobis
Gabriel Jackson: To Morning
Adrian Peacock: Venite, Gaudete!

At the heart of Londinium's festive programme is Thomas Tallis' 'Missa Puer natus est nobis', a sumptuous Christmas Mass probably composed for the joint choirs of the English and Spanish Chapels Royal, and first performed for Queen Mary and King Philip II of Spain at Christmas 1554. Interspersed between its movements are fine recent carols by Francis Pott, Jonathan Dove, Peter Maxwell Davies, Cecilia McDowall, Gabriel Jackson, and Adrian Peacock, alongside classic festive works by Peter Warlock and Herbert Howells. This vibrant and diverse selection of music is capped by John Rutter's superb 'Hymn to the Creator of Light', a musical tribute to Howells.

Mince pies and wine will be served!
 
8 December 2018
 
5.00pm
ST CUTHBERT'S CHURCH
50 Philbeach Gardens, London
London
SW5 9EB

Details:
VICTOR GOMEZ
Web site
E-mail
+442071014479

12
WKMT CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Juan Rezzuto
WKMT Ensemble
WKMT Students Orchestra
WKMT Teachers

Haydn piano concerto Hob XVIII:10
Juan Rezzuto piano
WKMT Ensemble

Petite Suite by Debussy
WKMT TEACHERS four hands

Christmas Carols
WKMT Students Orchestra

 
9 December 2018
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall
Crowngate, Worcester
Worcestershire

Details:
Web site
E-mail
A Journey Around Europe

Nicola Hands, oboe
Jonathan Pease, piano

Poulenc - France - Sonata for oboe an dpiano Op 15
Grieg - Norway - Sylphide no 1 from Lyric Pieces Book VII Op 3
Finzi - England - Interlude Op 12
Granados - Spain - Mazurka no 1 from Escenas romanticas Op 4
Hindemith - Germany - Sonata for cor anglais and piano Op 18
Sibelius - Finland - When the Rowan Blossoms no 1 from Five Pieces Op 2
Nielsen - Denmark - Two Fantasy Pieces Op 7
Chopin - Poland - Nocturne no 8 in D flat Op 6
Saint Saens - France - Sonata in D for oboe and piano Op 12

 
10 December 2018
 
7.30pm
St Mary-at-Hill
Lovat Lane, Eastcheap, London
London
EC3R 8EE

Details:
Web site

voluntary donation
Puer natus est nobis

Orlando Chamber Choir
Oliver John Ruthven, director
Graham Thorpe, organ

Byrd: Rorate caeli desuper
Willcocks: While shepherds watched their flocks
Ord: Adam lay ybounden
Tallis: Missa Puer natus est nobis
Byrd: Domine, praestolamur adventum tuum
Jacques: Away in a manger
Parsons: Ave Maria
Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin
Vaughan Williams: No sad thought his soul affright
Vaughan Williams: O little town of Bethlehem
Ruthven: Coventry Carole
Ruthven: O my deir hert
Byrd: Ecce virgo concipiet
Willcocks: God rest you merry, gentlemen
Byrd: Puer natus est nobis

At the heart of Orlando Chamber Choir's Christmas concert is Thomas Tallis' large-scale Missa Puer natus est nobis, based on the festive plainchant of the same title. The choice of this particular Latin text suggests that the mass was written during the reign of Queen Mary, and the seven-part scoring indicates that Tallis had more extensive forces at his disposal than just the English Chapel Royal. This all points to a first performance in December 1554 when Spanish King Philip, Mary's husband, was in England with his Capilla Flaminca. It is likely that the rich and sonorous Missa Puer natus est nobis ("Onto us a boy is born") was also meant to celebrate that Queen Mary was thought to be pregnant at the time, and hoping for an heir.

Tallis' magnificent mass is interspersed with Advent music from William Byrd's “Gradualia” (1605), written to provide the recusant Catholic community with settings of the Mass Propers. Each of Byrd’s compositions is a small shining jewel of musical inventiveness and text characterisation. The Christmas constellation is completed by music from Tudor times to modern day, including Robert Parsons' exquisite Ave Maria and works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Boris Ord, Benjamin Britten and Malcolm Ruthven...

...but the stars of Orlando Chamber Choir's Christmas concerts are invariably the audience when they join in with the traditional carols! There will be festive readings too - with wine, mince pies and an interval raffle to complete this all-sensory Christmas evening.
 
7.30pm
St Mary-at-Hill
Lovat Lane, Eastcheap
London
EC3R 8EE

Details:
Web site

voluntary donation
Puer natus est nobis - Christmas for Queen and commoners

Orlando Chamber Choir
Oliver John Ruthven, director
Graham Thorpe, organ

Byrd: Rorate caeli desuper
Willcocks: While shepherds watched their flocks
Ord – Adam lay ybounden
Tallis: Missa Puer natus est nobis
Byrd: Domine, praestolamur adventum tuum
Jacques: Away in a manger
Parsons: Ave Maria
Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin
Vaughan Williams: No sad thought his soul affright
Vaughan Williams: O little town of Bethlehem
Ruthven: Coventry Carol
Ruthven: O my deir hert
Byrd: Ecce virgo concipiet
Willcocks: God rest you merry, gentlemen
Byrd: Puer natus est nobis


At the heart of Orlando Chamber Choir's Christmas concert is Thomas Tallis' large-scale Missa Puer natus est nobis, based on the festive plainchant of the same title. The choice of this particular Latin text suggests that the mass was written during the reign of Queen Mary, and the seven-part scoring indicates that Tallis had more extensive forces at his disposal than just the English Chapel Royal. This all points to a first performance in December 1554 when Spanish King Philip, Mary's husband, was in England with his Capilla Flaminca. It is likely that the rich and sonorous Missa Puer natus est nobis ("Onto us a boy is born") was also meant to celebrate that Queen Mary was thought to be pregnant at the time, and hoping for an heir.

Tallis' magnificent mass is interspersed with Advent music from William Byrd's “Gradualia” (1605), written to provide the recusant Catholic community with settings of the Mass Propers. Each of Byrd’s compositions is a small shining jewel of musical inventiveness and text characterisation. The Christmas constellation is completed by music from Tudor times to modern day, including Robert Parsons' exquisite Ave Maria and works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Boris Ord, Benjamin Britten and Malcolm Ruthven...

...but the stars of Orlando Chamber Choir's Christmas concerts are invariably the audience when they join in with the traditional carols! There will be festive readings too - with wine, mince pies and an interval raffle to complete this all-sensory Christmas evening.
 
15 December 2018
 
7.30pm
St Ann’s Church
St Ann Street, Manchester
Manchester
M2 7LF

Details:
Web site
0333 666 3366

£25 Ticket includes complimentary glass of Champagne
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | Sonata No. 2

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

All compositions are by Frederic Chopin:

Nocturne op.9 (1830-32)No.1 in Bb minor
Sonata No.2 in Bb minor op.35 (1839)
Etude in F Minor, Op. posth. " Méthode des méthodes " (Trois Nouvelles Études)
Etude in A-Flat, Op. posth. " Méthode des méthodes "
Etude in D-Flat, Op. posth. " Méthode des méthodes "
Mazurka No. 21 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 30, No. 4
Nocturne No. 18 in E, Op. 62, No. 2
Scherzo No.1 in B minor (1831-32)


The brilliant piano music of the great Frederic Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian Salons. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautiful setting of Manchester’s St Ann’s Church - with a complimentary glass of champagne at this conveniently located venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

The Pianist:

In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 & 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.










 
7.30pm
St. George's Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Way
London
WC1A 2SA

Details:
Web site

£14/ £12, In Advance: £12/ £10
of Shepherds and Angels: Morales’s Christmas Mass

Renaissance Singers, choir
Dr. David Allinson, conductor

Cristobal de Morales: Missa Quaeramus cum pastoribus

Cristóbal de Morales based his lush Missa Quaeramus cum pastoribus on an immensely popular popular motet by Mouton. In reworking the original material he transformed its breezy, taut four-voice textures into larger canvasses of lush, five-part polyphony, dividing the basses throughout to create rich sonorities that culminate in a seven-fold division of forces for the Agnus Dei.

To contrast with the Mass, we sing reduced-texture seasonal motets by Morales, along with works by his greatest Spanish successor, Victoria, and by Victoria’s successor at the Collegio Germanico in Rome, Annibale Stabile. An uplifting evening of festive polyphony that will be perfectly complemented by the mince pies and mulled wine available at the interval!
 
13 December 2018 until 16 December 2018
 
Birmingham

Details:
Web site
On Stage - choral festival

Britain's second largest city and Europe's 8th most populous metropolitan city, Birmingham has got a perfect location, right at the heart of Britain, with only one hour and a half by train from London and just one hour to Shakespeare's home, Stratford-upon-Avon.
 
19 December 2018
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£10 - £50
Britten Sinfonia - Handel's Messiah

Britten Sinfonia
Jacqueline Shave, violin/director
Sophie Bevan, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Allan Clayton, tenor
Roderick Williams, baritone
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan, Britten Sinfonia Voices director

Handel: Messiah

Britten Sinfonia are joined by a scintillating line-up of some of the UK’s finest singers for a festive performance of Handel’s thrilling and jubilant Messiah. With its brilliant arias and magnificent choruses, it is easy to see why Handel’s emotionally charged portrayal of biblical scenes is a popular fixture on many people’s Christmas calendar.
 
21 December 2018
 
7.30pm
St. James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J NLL

Details:
Web site
An evening of sublime classical music, opera and festive song.

 


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