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28 June 2022
 
7.30pm
Barbican
London

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From £10
Mercadante's Il proscritto

Britten Sinfonia
Carlo Rizzi, conductor
Ramón Vargas, Giorgio Argyll
Iván Ayón-Rivas, Arturo Murray
Irene Roberts, Malvina Douglas
Elizabeth DeShong, Odoardo Douglas
Sally Matthews, Anna Ruthven
Goderdzi Janelidze, Guglielmo Ruthven
Susana Gaspar, Clara
Alessandro Fisher, Osvaldo
Niall Anderson, An official of Cromwell
Opera Rara Chorus

Saverio Mercadante: Il proscritto

Opera Rara Artistic Director and internationally acknowledged 19th-century opera specialist Carlo Rizzi joins Britten Sinfonia and an exceptional cast in a revival of Mercadante’s Il proscritto.

This will be the first performance of one of Mercadante’s most daring and innovative scores since its Naples premiere in 1842. Restored from its original manuscript, Il proscritto weaves a tragic tale of lost love and political treachery during the rule of Oliver Cromwell.

In over 50 years of operatic archeology, Opera Rara’s mission has been to rediscover and restore neglected works of the highest quality, giving them new life through studio recordings and live performance. This concert will present Opera Rara’s 46th restoration of a forgotten work from opera’s glorious past.
 
29 June 2022
 
7.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ

Details:
Mollie Lewis
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E-mail
+441865980980

£48 £38 £28 £15 (students £5)
Beethoven's Mass in C major

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Eilana Lappalainen soprano*
Soloists to be announced
Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple chorus director
Peter Tiboris conductor

Beethoven Die Weihe des Hauses Overture, Op. 124
Beethoven Ah! perfido, Op. 65*
Beethoven Mass in C major, Op. 86

Beethoven's primary concern in his radiant Mass in C major was 'not God or princes, but the human being entering the church.' A combination of spirituality and humanity can be felt in almost every bar of the piece, which treated the text and sentiments of the Mass as they had never been treated before. The result is a humble beautiful contemplation of the divine, invested with Beethoven's innovating, symphonic designs - one of his most unusual and touching works, and a fitting tribute to the composer himself, two-and-a-half centuries on from his birth. Greek-American conductor Peter Tiboris is at the helm of the Orchestra for a concert which also includes Beethoven's great concert aria Ah! perfido.
 
1 July 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

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St James's Church, Piccadilly
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03336663366

£22, £28, £38
Brahms and The Great Romantics, by Candlelight

Shlomy Dobrinsky, violin
Meghan Cassidy, viola
Katherine Jenkinson, cello
Dave Brown, double bass
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Brahms – Scherzo in C Minor
Farrenc - Piano Quintet in A Minor Op.30
Schubert - Trout Quintet

Now in its fifth season, the Piccadilly Chamber Music Series is delighted to present five concerts exploring the chamber music of Johannes Brahms alongside music of other great romantic composers who influenced this towering genius - or who were directly influenced by Brahms himself.


The final concert of our 2022 series features the well-loved 'Trout Quintet' by Schubert with the added dimension of double-bass, concluding with Louise Farrenc’s acclaimed Piano Quintet in A minor for the same forces, with a ravishingly beautiful slow movement. These two hugely appealing works are linked together with a performance of Brahms’ Scherzo in C minor for violin and piano from the ‘FAE Sonata’.


Tonight’s musicians have collectively performed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, conductors and in the most prestigious Chamber Music Festivals in the UK and abroad. Their breathtaking range of combined musical experience and virtuosity will ensure this thrilling programme is a night to remember!


Set in the heart of London’s West End, The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series provides an exciting new platform for some of the UK’s most outstanding musicians and a new opportunity for audiences to hear some of the world’s greatest chamber music masterpieces performed in an inspiring setting. Each concert showcases some of the UK’s greatest musicians in displays of enormous virtuosity and sublime calmness.
 
2 July 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

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£38, £28, £22
Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith - Piano

Programme

Beethoven – Sonata in C sharp minor, (‘Moonlight Sonata)
Chopin – Nocturne in C sharp min - Posthum.
Chopin - Fantasy Impromptu Op 66
Chopin - Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op 23
Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
Beethoven – Sonata in F minor, Op 57 (‘Appassionata Sonata’)
Liszt - La Campanella
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Rachmaninov – Prelude in C sharp minor 3
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

On Saturday 2nd July at St James Piccadilly, the renowned British Concert Pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith,  plays Gershwin's epic Rhapsody in Blue and other popular classics to celebrate the summer in Central London. Warren is a favourite with UK audiences, well-known for his incredible feat of learning to play all 3.5 million notes of Chopin’s piano music from memory and hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement” He is one of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, giving over 100 solo performances in the UK alone yearly. He has performed for the Royal Family over 30 occasions and his last CD was featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week

"Stunning" Classic FM
 
7.30pm
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College, Cowley Place
Oxford
OX4 1DY

Details:
Mollie Lewis
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E-mail
+441865980980

£30 (students £5)
Immortal Beloved

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Jessica Duchen narrator
Benjamin Appl baritone
Manon Fischer-Dieskau piano
Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic



Beethoven Excerpt from Andante favori, WoO 57
Beethoven Andenken, WoO 136
Beethoven An die Hoffnung, Op. 32
Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95
Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
Beethoven Resignation, Wo0 149
Beethoven Bagatelle in E flat major, Op. 126 No. 6
Beethoven Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß from String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135

The identity of the 'Immortal Beloved', to whom Beethoven wrote an unaddressed love letter in 1812, has been so well protected that she remains a mystery to this day - or almost. Until the late 20th century the significance of one candidate was virtually wiped from history. Could this be her? In her recently published novel, Immortal, author and music critic. Jessica Duchen explores the tragic history of this extraordinary woman, and what appears to be her long influence on Beethoven and his music. This narrated concert brings a heart-breaking love story to life while demonstrating its heroine's enduring presence in Beethoven's works.
 
28 June 2022 until 3 July 2022
 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place,
London
W86LU

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Curated by Julien Van Mellaerts and Dylan Perez, the Opera in Song series returns with an expanded p

 
7 July 2022
 
7.30pm
Crypt on the Green
Clerkenwell Close Clerkenwell
London
EC1R 0EA

Details:
Liz Aram
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E-mail
07812 599340

£16/£14
Songs for a Summer's Eve

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir.
Conductor: Greg Morris

Choral music by Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Elgar, Whitacre and The Beach Boys, as well as some spectacular musical surprises combine to make up a varied and eclectic programme of songs for midsummer – from one of London’s liveliest and most accomplished vocal ensembles.

CML returns to the theme of summer for the choir’s latest uplifting visit to the Crypt on the Green in lively Clerkenwell.
And after the last couple of years of almost unremitting misery – aren’t we all in need of cheering up?
Choral music by Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Elgar, Whitacre and The Beach Boys, as well as some spectacular musical surprises combine to make up a varied and eclectic programme of songs for midsummer – from one of London’s liveliest and most accomplished vocal ensembles.
 
9 July 2022
 
7.30pm
Manchester Cathedral
Victoria Street
Manchester
M3 1SX

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£15, £19, £25, £28, £38
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight Sonata"
Chopin's Nocturne in C# minor, No. 20 posth.
Chopin's Fantasy-Impromptu in C# minor, Op. 66 posth.
Chopin's Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C# minor
Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 27 in F minor, Op 57 "Appassionata Sonata"
Liszt's Un Sospiro
Debussy's Clair de lune
Rachmaninov's Prelude in C# minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Enjoy an outstanding performance of timeless piano works in the beautiful setting of Manchester Cathedral by Candlelight

Spectacular British Concert Pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith performs a selection of sensational works for solo piano. Treat yourself and your loved ones to an evening of stunning classical music by candlelight at the stunning Manchester Cathedral for an evening to remember.
 
7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd,
London
SE1 8XX

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£20-£27
Women Composers Festival

London Oriana Choir
Edinburgh Singers
Southern Spirit Singers
Students of Archer Academy

Tuxedo: Dust Bowl No 2 - Hannah Kendall
Home - Jessica Curry
I loved you first - Jessica Curry
In the Blue - Anna Disley-Simpson
Salve Regina - Rebecca Dale
So true a fool is love - Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Who we are - Kerry Andrew
Regina Caeli - Cecilia McDowall
Green Fingers - Shruthi Rajasekar
These things shall be - Ailsa Dixon
In Lak'ech - Tara Mack
Butterfly - Mia Makaroff
Underneath the Stars - Kate Rusby, arranged for choir by Jim Clements
Swept Away - Sarah Quartel

Celebrating the power, diversity and genius of women composers past and present, London Oriana Choir brings together guest choirs from around the UK for an evening of choral music, including a commission by Hannah Kendall.

Alongside London Oriana Choir, Edinburgh Singers, Southern Spirit Singers and Archer Academy reflect the breadth and depth of music and styles composed by women, which is now recognised and performed up and down the country. All the choirs come together at the end of the evening to perform the rousing finale.

This evening's concert represents the culmination of London Oriana Choir’s pioneering five15 initiative to champion women composers with new commissions, increased programming, workshops, recordings and an online anthology. Many of the commissions are performed by the choir tonight.

Shortly celebrating its 50th anniversary, London Oriana Choir regularly performs in the capital, around the country and abroad under the leadership of musical director Dominic Ellis-Peckham.
 
15 July 2022
 
7.30pm
St Giles' Cathedral
High Street, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH11RE

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£38, £28, £19
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
Liam Lynch (violin)

Bach - Double Violin Concerto in D min
Bach - Piano Concerto in D min
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

On Friday 15th July in the beautiful setting of St Giles Cathedral, the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a spectacular selection of Bach and Vivaldi by Candlelight in a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

'Stunning' - Classic FM
 
7.30pm
Olivier Hall
St Edward's School, Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 7NN

Details:
Mollie Lewis
Web site
E-mail
+441865980980

£32 £26 £18 £10 (students £5)
Summer Series I - Baroque Favourites

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Ewan Millar oboe
Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
Marios Papadopoulos harpsichord/director

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Marcello Oboe Concerto
Handel Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major, HWV 350
Albinoni Adagio in G minor
Pachelbel Canon in D major
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049

In the beautiful surroundings of the new Olivier Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, soloists from the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra take you to the cradle of musical civilization - the Italian baroque. The works by Albinoni and Pachelbel have become justifiably famous, even if the Oboe Concerto by Marcello remains a well-kept secret. Bach admired this regal, yearning and introspective piece enough to transcribe it for organ, before flooding his own Brandenburg Concertos with a distinctly Italian style of bustling musical conversation. Handel's ceremonial Water Music completes this baroque cornucopia led by our own outstanding musicians.
 
16 July 2022
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW

Details:
St Mary's Cathedral
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03336663366

£19, £29, £38
Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight - Etudes Op.25

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

F. Chopin: Etudes Op.25 Nos. 1-12 and other selected works

 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

Details:
St James's Church, Piccadilly
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£22, £28, £38
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta - Orchestra
Martyn Jackson - violin soloist/guest leader

Bach - Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Bach - Violin concerto in E major
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, by candlelight in the beautiful setting of St James Church Piccadilly. A hugely appealing programme also including two magnificent Bach concertos, and designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles. Founded in 2018, the ensemble has performed in halls throughout the UK including London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester and further afield. The Piccadilly Sinfonia exists to perform the world’s greatest classical music in the UK’s most historic venues.
 
7.30pm
St Marin-in-the Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ

Details:
Mollie Lewis
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E-mail
+441865980980

£32 £26 £18 £10 (students £5)
Summer Series I - Baroque Favourites

Oxford Philharmonic orchestra
Ewan Millar oboe
Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
Marios Papadopoulos harpsichord/director

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Marcello Oboe Concerto
Handel Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major, HWV 350
Albinoni Adagio in G minor
Pachelbel Canon in D major
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049

In the beautiful surroundings of the new Olivier Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, soloists from the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra take you to the cradle of musical civilization - the Italian baroque. The works by Albinoni and Pachelbel have become justifiably famous, even if the Oboe Concerti by Marcello remains a well-kept secret. Bach admired this regal, yearning and introspective piece enough to transcribe it for organ, before flooding his own Brandenburg Concertos with a distinctly Italian style of bustling musical conversation. Handel's ceremonial Water Music completes this baroque cornucopia led by or own outstanding musicians.
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
Ely
EH12 5AW

Details:
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03336663366

£19, £29, £38
Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight - Etudes Op.25

Warren Mailley-Smith

Programme (All Chopin):
Prelude in A-Flat, Op. Posth.
Waltz in Ab op.69 no.1 (1835) L'Adieu
Polonaise-Fantaisie in Ab op.61 (1846)
Nocturne No. 12 in G, Op. 37, No. 2
Twelve Études op.25 (1833-37)

Few things are more magical than hearing the world’s most breath-taking classical music being performed live by a brilliant concert pianist in beautiful surroundings, by the flicker of candlelight with a glass of champagne in hand. This experience comes to life on Saturday 16th July at St Mary’s Cathedral when it plays host to a programme of Chopin’s most virtuosic and romantic music.

The complimentary Champagne will be served from 7pm.

Conveniently situated near Haymarket Station, there is a wide choice of nearby restaurants and bars to complete your night out. Whether you are planning a date or treating family and friends, you have everything on your doorstep for the perfect evening.

Concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith is a favourite with UK audiences, well-known for his incredible feat of learning to play all 3.5 million notes of Chopin’s piano music from memory and hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”

He is one of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, giving over 100 solo performances in the UK alone yearly. He has performed for the Royal Family over 30 occasions and his last CD was featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week

Forget your busy week and treat yourself to an evening of relaxing and invigorating classical music performed with charm and humour by one of the UK’s most brilliant musicians.

“Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern romantic concert pianist…” – Musical Opinion
 
22 July 2022
 
6.30pm
1901 Arts Club
7 Exton St, Lambeth, London SE1 8UE
Lambeth
SE1 8UE

Details:
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£35
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | Etudes Op 25 (6.30pm and 9pm)

Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano

All Chopin:
Prelude in A-Flat, Op. Posth.
Waltz in Ab op.69 no.1 (1835) L'Adieu
Polonaise-Fantaisie in Ab op.61 (1846)
Nocturne No. 12 in G, Op. 37, No. 2
Twelve Études op.25 (1833-37)

Celebrate the end of the week with a pre-dinner (6.30pm) or post-dinner (9pm) performance of Chopin, complete with a complimentary champagne reception!

Few things are more magical than hearing the world’s most breath-taking classical music being performed live by a brilliant concert pianist in beautiful surroundings, by the flicker of candlelight with a glass of champagne in hand. This experience comes to life on Friday 22nd July at the 1901 Arts Club when it plays host to a programme of Chopin’s most virtuosic and romantic music.

Note - the complimentary Champagne is served from 30mins before the start of the concert.

'Stunning' Classic FM
 
22 July 2022 until 5 August 2022
 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place,
London
W86LU

Details:
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Little Women

Charlotte Badham, Jo
Kitty Whately, Meg
Harriet Eyley, Beth
Elizabeth Karani, Amy
Frederick Jones, Laurie
Harry Thatcher, John Brooke
Lucy Schaufer, Cecilia March
Benson Wilson, Friedrich Bhaer
Victoria Simmonds, Alma March
Nicholas Garret, Gideon March
Steffan Lloyd Jones, Mr Dashwood

Mark Adamo: Little Women

The UK premiere of an opera that has become a modern classic in the USA – “some sort of masterpiece” in the words of the New York Times. Composer Mark Adamo has adapted Louisa May Alcott’s evergreen coming-of-age novel, set around the time of the Civil War. Independent and ambitious Jo, her sisters Meg, Beth and Amy, their devoted mother, boy-next-door Laurie and studious Friedrich Bhaer are brought to life in music of open-hearted immediacy.
 
21 July 2022 until 6 August 2022
 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place,
London
W86LU

Details:
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Margot La Rouge / Le Villi

Creative team

Francesco Cilluffo, Conductor
Martin Lloyd Evans, Director
takis, Designer
Jake Wiltshire, Lighting Designer
Jami Reid Quarrell, Choreographer
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Chorus Master

Margot la Rouge Cast

Anne Sophie Duprels, Margot
Samuel Sakker Sergeant Thibault
Paul Carey Jones, LArtiste
Sarah Minns, Lili Beguin
Laura Lolita Peresivana, Nini
Laura Woods, La Patronne
George von Bergen, First Soldier
Jack Holton, La Poigne
Alistair Sutherland, Second Solider
David Woloszko, Totor
Grace Nyandoro, First Woman
Alys Roberts, Second Woman
Chloe Pardoe, Third Woman
Steffan Lloyd Owen, First Drinker
Matthew Duncan, Second Drinker
Peter Lidbetter, Third Drinker/A Man
Richard Moore, Waiter
Dragos Andrei Ionel, Police Inspector

Le Villi Cast
Anne Sophie Duprels, Anna
Peter Auty, Roberto
Stephen Gadd, Guglielmo

Frederick Delius: Margot la Rouge
Giacomo Puccini: Le Villi

This thrilling double bill of Delius and Puccini contrasts two surprise reunions between old flames. One leads to a crime of passion, the other to supernatural revenge. Delius explores a seedy corner of Paris and verismo extremes in Margot la Rouge, while the Gothic romance of Le Villi is given soaring expression by Puccini.
 
9 August 2022 until 13 August 2022
 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place,
London
W86LU

Details:
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HMS Pinafore

Creative Team

David Eaton, Conductor
John Savournin, Director
Madeleine Boyd, Designer
Jake Wiltshire, Lighting Designer
David Hulston, Choreographer
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Chorus Master

Cast

Richard Burkhard, Sir Joseph Porter
John Savournin, Captain Corcoran
Peter Kirk, Ralph Rackstraw
Frederick Long, Dick Deadeye
Themba Mvula, Boatswain
Peter Lidbetter, Bob Becket
Llio Evans, Josephine
Sophie Dicks, Hebe
Lucy Schaufer, Mrs Cripps

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan: HMS Pinafore

Your father is a captain and the Admiral of the Fleet wants to marry you. So how do you tell them that a mere able seaman has captured your heart? A flagship of Gilbert and Sullivan’s fleet of comic operas, HMS Pinafore is a tangled tale of love that cheekily defies the social and naval hierarchy.

It follows in the wake of The Pirates of Penzance, 2021’s rip-roaring collaboration between Charles Court Opera and Opera Holland Park.
 
24 September 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

Details:
St James's Church, Piccadilly
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£22, £28, £38
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Violin/guest leader to be confirmed
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Mozart - Piano Concerto in A major K414
Bach – Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, and other magnificent works by candlelight in the beautiful setting of St James Church, Piccadilly. A hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!
 


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