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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.

 
7.30pm
St. James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J NLL

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

 
8.00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DP

Details:
Web site
E-mail
01865 305305

Tickets £15 (£10 concessions)
LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Christmas with the Cathedral Singers

Cathedral Singers of Christ Church

Carols and music by Thomas Tallis, Eric Whitacre, and more


The Christmas season is not complete without an evening spent in the musical and convivial company of the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, their director James Morley Potter, and organist David Bannister.
Come and join us for a concert of beloved carols and new discoveries, festive readings, and a glass of wine, in Oxford's beautiful Cathedral.
This year, in 'Light of the World', the Singers will focus on the theme of light.
 
29 December 2018
 
7.45pm
St James's Church Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, St. James's
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Warren Mailley-Smith
Web site
03336663366

£32, £28, £20, £15
Four Seasons by Candlelight at Christmas

Piccadilly Sinfonia
Zoë Beyers | leader/violin
Lucy Humphris | trumpet
Zoe Perkins| trumpet
Warren Mailley-Smith | piano


Pachelbel - Canon in D
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 trumpets, RV 537
Chopin - Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons


After the festivities have subsided and and you've had about as much seasonal music and turkey as you can take – head over to St James's Church Piccadilly. This is just the place to put down your Sales shopping, gather your thoughts, and renew your emotional energy in time for New Years Eve!

The Piccadilly Sinfonia are performing a programme to amaze and enthral, including Vivaldi’s incredible 4 Seasons performed by one of the UK’s greatest violinists, Zoë Beyers.

All ticket holders will enjoy a free glass of interval bubbly with the season’s compliments – the perfect accompaniment to this evening’s sparkling programme.

The sensational concert pianist Warren Mailliey-Smith is featured in Chopin’s breath-taking Piano Concerto no. 2. In 2016 he became the first british pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. An exceptional talent and a self-deprecating sense of humour, combined with his formidable technical skill and mature musicality, makes him a favourite with audiences and venue staff alike.

The slightly later start time of 7.45pm will allow you to still make your evening drinks or dinner plans and not miss a second of the performance.



 
7.45pm
St James's Church Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, St. James's
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Warren Mailley-Smith
Web site
03336663366

£32, £28, £20, £15
Four Seasons by Candlelight at Christmas

Piccadilly Sinfonia
Zoë Beyers | leader/violin
Lucy Humphris | trumpet
Zoe Perkins| trumpet
Warren Mailley-Smith | piano


Pachelbel - Canon in D
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 trumpets, RV 537
Chopin - Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons


After the festivities have subsided and and you've had about as much seasonal music and turkey as you can take – head over to St James's Church Piccadilly. This is just the place to put down your Sales shopping, gather your thoughts, and renew your emotional energy in time for New Years Eve!

The Piccadilly Sinfonia are performing a programme to amaze and enthral, including Vivaldi’s incredible 4 Seasons performed by one of the UK’s greatest violinists, Zoë Beyers.

All ticket holders will enjoy a free glass of interval bubbly with the season’s compliments – the perfect accompaniment to this evening’s sparkling programme.

The sensational concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith is featured in Chopin’s breath-taking Piano Concerto no. 2. In 2016 he became the first british pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. An exceptional talent and a self-deprecating sense of humour, combined with his formidable technical skill and mature musicality, makes him a favourite with audiences and venue staff alike.

The slightly later start time of 7.45pm will allow you to still make your evening drinks or dinner plans and not miss a second of the performance.


 
29 December 2018 until 29 December 2019
 
6.00pm
St James's Church Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, St. James's
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Warren Mailley-Smith
Web site
03336663366

£25, £20, £16, £12
Gershwin and Moonlight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
Gershwin - Three Preludes
Gershwin - The man I love
Gershwin - I got Rhythm
Gershwin/Wild - Embraceable You
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue


After the festivities have subsided and and you've had about as much seasonal music and turkey as you can take – head over to St James's Church Piccadilly . Virtuoso pianist Warren Mailley-Smith will be entertaining his audience with an upbeat programme that is both restful and refreshingly stimulating. This is just the place to put down your SALES shopping, gather your thoughts, and renew your emotional energy in time for New Years Eve!

With a conveniently early start time, you’ll still be able to make your evening drinks and dinner plans and not miss a second of the performance.

An award-winning concert pianist and a favourite performer for the British Royal Family, Warren offers a programme of Beethoven and Chopin. In 2016 he became the first british pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. An exceptional talent and a self-deprecating sense of humour, combined with his formidable technical skill and mature musicality, makes him a favourite with audiences and venue staff alike.
 


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