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26 May 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
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+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£15-35
Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No. 9)

Claudia Boyle, soprano
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan, Britten Sinfonia Voices director
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès, conductor

Gerald Barry: The Eternal Recurrence
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (choral)

Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Symphony Cycle, conducted by Thomas Adès, concludes with Beethoven’s mighty ‘choral’ symphony and Gerald Barry’s feverish The Eternal Recurrence.

Beethoven’s extraordinary Ninth Symphony is regarded by many as the finest of all symphonies, and its message of humanity, perhaps most famously encapsulated in the symphony’s Ode to Joy chorus, continues to resonate today (not least, as the anthem for the European Union). Here, Beethoven’s masterful celebration of the human race is paired with Gerald Barry’s The Eternal Recurrence, a brilliant, feverish setting of texts from Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Also sprach Zarathustra.
 
28 May 2019
 
7pm
Gresham Centre
St Anne & St Agnes Church, Gresham St
London
EC2V 7BX

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Free - all welcome
Top US Choir Strike The Right Note in the Heart of London

Morgan State University Choir
Eric Conway, director

Baltimore-based Morgan State University Choir heads to the UK in May, with a concert at the stunning church of St Anne and St Agnes on 28 May.

Previously, this top collegiate gospel choir were invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to perform at The White House for a televised music special, ‘Music in the Gospel Tradition’. The choir supported Aretha Franklin, who together sang in front of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

The evening will be a wonderful mix of spiritual classics alongside arrangements of iconic songs by The Beatles, including ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘Let It Be’, in addition to excerpts from Gershwin’s ‘Porgy & Bess’ and Bernstein’s ‘Mass’.
 
29 May 2019
 
1.10pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

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Free admission
Park Lane Group Free Lunchtime Concert

Dominic Degavino, piano

Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No 1
McCabe: Evening Harmonies - Hommage à Dukas (Study No 7)
Beethoven: Sonata No 30 in E, Op 109

PLG Young Artists

 
1 June 2019
 
7.30pm
St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Bedford Street
London
WC2E 9ED

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£5-22
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor

London Oriana Choir
Dominic-Ellis-Peckham, conductor

Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Purcell: Hear My Prayer, O Lord
McDowall: Regina Caeli
Andrew: O Nata Lux:
Jessica Curry: Home:
Stephanie Devlin: Pulchra Es

 
30 May 2019 until 2 June 2019
 
Worcester

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Elgar Festival

The official celebration of the life and music of Edward Elgar, based in his home town of Worcester with activities spanning Elgar Country, and held annually during the weekend closest to his birthday (2 June 1857). Combines symphonic and string orchestra concerts by the festival's orchestra-in-residence, the English Symphony Orchestra, with chamber concerts, choral concerts, recitals, outdoor concerts, plays, exhibits and talks.
 
5 June 2019
 
8pm
St James' Church
Sussex Gardens
London
W2 3UD

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Free
Encore Chorale make their UK debut alongside the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir

Encore Chorale


Encore Chorale will make their debut tour of the UK with a free concert alongside Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir at St James's Sussex Gardens on 5 June at 8pm.

Its founder Jeanne Kelly established Encore Chorale in 2001, after conducting a study that revealed involvement in artistic programmes helped older adults with their physical health, mental health and feelings of social inclusion. Since then, Encore Chorale has brought 'new feeling, new meaning' (The New York Times) into the lives of its members (of which everyone is over 55 years old).

They'll sing a mix of well-loved spiritual classics alongside some finger-snapping jazz gems and lesser-known folk songs. The two choirs will then join together at the close to present Rollo Dilworth's 'Take Me to the Water'.
 
7 June 2019
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA

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£15, 22, 28, 32
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

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
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

 
8 June 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
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+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£15-40
Britten Sinfonia - Donizetti's Il Paria with Opera Rara

Albina Shagimuratova, soprano
Opera Rara Chorus
Britten Sinfonia
Mark Elder, conductor

Donizetti: Il Paria

A rare chance to hear Il Paria, one of Donizetti’s most innovative and daring scores, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Britten Sinfonia.

Opera Rara is known internationally for bringing rare and neglected operas vividly back to life. Working in partnership with Britten Sinfonia, and featuring acclaimed Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova, Opera Rara present Donizetti’s Il Paria, a work that brings a new exotic colour to Italian opera of the period, inspired by its setting in ancient India.
 
9 June 2019
 
6pm
The Church of St Lawrence
West Wycombe Hill, West Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP14 3AP

Details:
Dick Morbey
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)333 666 3366

£12 Accompanied under 18s: free.
Chiltern Camerata - Mozart and Mendelssohn

Alexandra Caldon, violin
The Chiltern Camerata
Sam Laughton, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No 1
Mozart: Symphony No 41, 'Jupiter'
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

This concert will be Sam Laughton's final concert with the orchestra. Sam has presided over a golden decade with the Camerata during which it has progressed through a broadening repertoire to ever higher standards.

This concert is characterised by beginnings and endings. The programme includes the first and last symphonies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: His Symphony No 1 was written in 1764 at the age of eight. His magnificent final Symphony No 41 - The masterpiece 'Jupiter' - was composed 24 years later, just three years before his death.

We also welcome to the concert the celebrated violinist Alexandra Caldon for a performance of the ever-popular Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
 
13 June 2019
 
7pm
St Mary Aldermary
Watling Street
London
EC4M 9BW

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£15, concessions 10, available online or at the door
Garden of Delights

Orlando Chamber Choir
Lucy Goddard, director

De Machaut: Rose, liz, printemps, verdure
Des Prez: El grillo
Van Weerbeke: O Maria, clausus hortus
Isaac: Hora e di maggio
Isaac: Ich stund an einem Morgen
Brumel: Sicut lilium inter spinas
Janequin: Le chant des oiseaux
Gombert: Diversi diversa orant - Salve Regina
De Rore: Descendi in hortum meum
Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi
Di Lasso: Veni in hortum meum
Di Lasso: Veni dilecte mi
Wheeler: The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Wheeler: The Winter it is Past

Orlando Chamber Choir presents an all-sensory summer concert with the fragrance of flowers and the sound of Franco-Flemish Renaissance gardens. Our musical plantsmen include Antoine Brumel, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Cipriano de Rore and Orlando di Lasso, all of whom captured melodies from the biblical gardens of the Song of Songs. There will be secular flora too – polyphony about roses, lilies, vines and other greenery – with Josquin des Prez’ well-known cricket hiding amidst the leaves. Clément Janequin adds birdsong to this musical garden, with singers mimicking starlings, blackbirds and the occasional nightingale. To root this oasis in today’s Central London, we have seeded two contemporary garden-inspired compositions by Janet Wheeler, ready to bloom on the concert day. Orlando’s Garden of Delights is open from 19:00 and, to cater for all senses, will conclude with a communal picnic.
 
14 June 2019
 
7.30pm
All Saints Church
Queens Road
Hertford
SG13 8AY

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Orchestra of the Swan

Steven Isserlis, cello
Orchestra of the Swan
Tom Hammond, conductor

McCabe: Red Leaves
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C
Haydn: Adagio cantabile (Symphony No 13)
Stravinsky: Apollon Musagète (1947 version)

Hertfordshire Festival of Music

 
15 June 2019
 
4pm
St Cuthbert's Church
50 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court
London
SW5 9EB

Details:
Victor Gomez
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7101 4479

from £29
IX London Piano Festival by WKMT

Music Students of all levels and ages
WKMT Teachers

After eight editions, now we bring the ninth edition with more performers, new pieces in a better grand piano, in a much bigger venue.

WKMT Teachers and students will be playing different pieces throughout the festival.

Classical and Jazz music.
 
20 June 2019
 
7.30pm
Crypt on the Green
Clerkenwell Close
London
EC1R 0EA

Details:
John Biggins
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)7976 629435

£14/12
Songs for a Summer's Eve

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Greg Morris, conductor

Rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the capital’s most accomplished chamber choirs, Collegium Musicum of London makes its first visit to the atmospheric Crypt on the Green in Clerkenwell with a varied and colourful programme of a cappella songs, inspired by the summer sunshine.

Works by Vaughan Williams, Sullivan, Weelkes and Rutter, alongside popular Beach Boys classics and clever Gershwin arrangements will show off the versatile ensemble’s musical dexterity. With a great selection of up-beat and off-beat tunes, a terrific venue and a free glass of fizz thrown in, what better way to while away a summer’s night?
 
4 June 2019 until 22 June 2019
 
7.30pm
Opera Holland Park Theatre
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut

OHP Chorus
Opera Holland Park
City Of London Sinfonia

 
21 June 2019 until 27 June 2019
 
Kirkwall
Orkney

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St Magnus International Festival

 
28 June 2019
 
7.30pm
St James' Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

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Piccadilly Sonfonietta

The Piccadilly Sonfonietta and two distinguished soloists play Handel, Bach and Vivaldi.
 
29 June 2019
 
7.30pm
St George's Bristol
Great George Street, off Park Street
Bristol
BS1 5RR

Details:
Bristol Concert Orchestra
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)8454 024001
Bristol Concert Orchestra: Americano! Gershwin's American in Paris, and Barber Adagio for Strings

Susanne Holmes, mezzo-soprano
Bristol Concert Orchestra
Stefan Hofkes, conductor

Bernstein: Candide Overture
Barber: Adagio for strings
Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Gershwin: An American in Paris
John Williams: Star Wars Suite

 
30 June 2019
 
3pm
St James's Church
High Street, Bushey
Hertfordshire
WD23 1BD

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+44 (0)7467 248 258
Extra chamber concert

BSO Wind Soloists
George Vass, conductor

Richard Strauss: Serenade in E flat, Op 7
Charles Gounod: Petite Symphonie
Richard Strauss: Suite in B flat, Op 4

 
26 June 2019 until 30 June 2019
 
East Neuk
Fife

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+44 (0)131 247 2000
East Neuk Festival

Classical, jazz, world music and al fresco art on the Fife coast, in quirky, atmospheric and special venues, from churches, halls, an ex-nuclear bunker, caves, an RAF base and a Scout hut to stately homes and gardens ...

The heart of the ENF is intimate chamber music, but the festival is eclectic: world, jazz, folk, contemporary, early, choral and electronica all have their places. ENF has also commissioned films, exhibitions, public art and installations and literature events.
 
13 July 2019
 
7.30pm
St Gabriel's, Pimlico
Warwick Square
London
SW1V 2AD

Details:
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At the door: £14/ 12. In advance (to 10 July 2019): £12/ 10
O beata Trinitas: Renaissance music for Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Renaissance Singers
David Allinson, conductor

A central tenet of Christian belief is that there is one creator, who is simultaneously Father, Son and Holy Ghost — the formulation so familiar from the Creed, and in countless prayers, that it may pass almost without a thought. The mysterious and frequently-misunderstood concept is celebrated on Trinity Sunday, one of the few major feasts in the calendar that celebrates a doctrine rather than an event or individual. In music, the concept became linked with the harmony of the major triad.

Join us for this programme of sublime mass music and motets in honour of the Trinity written during the Renaissance period, by composers from England (Tallis, Sheppard, Byrd), the low countries (Josquin, de Rore), Italy (Palestrina) and Iberia and the New World (Guerrero, Victoria, Lopez Castillas).
 


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