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10 December 2017
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall
Worcester

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Worcester Concert Club winter season

The Carnival Band

Steve Banks, Jub Davis, Giles Lewin, Steno Vitale, Andy Watts

plus Carnival Choir!

Christmas music and carols from mediaeval times onwards

 
8.00pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG

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£15, concessions £13.
The Art Deco Night Owls present The Art Deco Ball.

The Art Deco Night Owls
The Hot Dance Orchestra
Brian Webb, vocals
Nikki Santilli, dancer

The Art Deco Night Owls are specialists in the recreation of the music and atmosphere of the exhilarating Roaring 20s Jazz Age into the Swinging 30s, said by an appreciative public to effervesce like sparkling champagne!
The Hot Dance Orchestra comprises eight talented multi-instrumentalists playing vintage instruments such as original vintage-era drum kit with period console, Chinese tom, temple blocks, crash/accent/bell cymbals, bass sax, tuba, string bass – not, of course, all played at once!
Also featured are banjo, piano, 2 saxophonists playing soprano, alto and tenor, clarinets, cornet and leader trombone.
For vocals we have Brian Webb, one of the very best and most accurate male vocalists covering this period of music, be it as a 30’s crooner or as a driving 20's singer.
With us for The Art Deco Ball we have Nikki Santilli, a leading early Jazz dancer to delight us with a dance or two. What will it be? Charleston, Blackbottom, Balboa? Most of the music from the period was actually written in Foxtrot rhythm, including, perhaps surprisingly, the Charleston, Blackbottom and Varsity Drag!
Come to dance, or just come to listen and soak up the atmosphere: either way we’ll have a Ball!

Cassellah Presents The Art Deco Night Owls in association with Nikki Santilli.
Box office: 01279 434 796
Email: info@thenightowls.co.uk

 
12 December 2017
 
8pm
St Peter's church
Church Lane
Berkhamsted
HP4 2AX

Details:
Naomi Taylor
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)1442 920303

£10-20
Words and Music at Christmas with Jeremy Irons*

Jeremy Irons
Hertfordshire Chorus

* Subject to availability
 
8.00pm
Berkhamsted
HP4 2AX

Details:
Naomi Taylor
Web site
E-mail
01442920303

£10.00 - £20.00
Words and Music at Christmas with Anton Lesser

Anton Lesser, Narrator
Hertfordshire Chorus
David Temple, Choral Director

Concert Programme
Readings in italics

Gabriel’s Message
Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite (Poulenc)
Hodie Christus Natus Est (Poulenc)

There is a Flower (Rutter)
Coventry Carol (trad)
Cradle Song (William Blake)
O Little One Sweet (trad arr. Bach)
Infant Joy (William Blake)
Candlelight Carol (Rutter)
Nativity Carol (Rutter)
Christmas (John Betjemen)
Sans Day Carol (Rutter)

Softly (Will Todd)
It Sifts from Leaden Sieves (Emily Dickinson)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Robert Frost)
The Three Kings (Cornelius)
Journey of the Magi (TS Eliot)
Stille Nacht
In the Bleak Midwinter (Darke)
Up-hill (Chrstina Rosetti)
Bethlehem Down (Warlock)

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol (Rutter)
‘Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes’ (Shakespeare – from Hamlet)
In Dulci Jublio (trad arr Pearsall)
Ring Out Wild Bells (Tennyson)
Sussex Carol
A Christmas Carol – stage 5 excerpt (Dickens)
Wassail Song

A Visit from St Nicholas (Clement Clarke Moore)
The Twelve Days of Christmas
 
15 December 2017
 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DH

Details:
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£10 - £15
Long, Long Ago

Londinium, chamber choir
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Herbert Howells: Long, long ago
Thomas Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David
Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
William Byrd: Exsurge, Domine
Anton Bruckner: Virga Jesse
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo
Edward Naylor: Vox Dicentis
Michael Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen
Michael Praetorius arr. Jan Sandstrom: Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen
Hans Leo Hassler: Hodie Christus natus est
Jaako Mantyjärvi: O magnum mysterium
Heinrich Schutz: Das Wort ward Fleisch
John Tavener: The Lamb
Jonathan Harvey: The Angels
Robert Pearsall: In Dulci Jubilo
Peter Warlock: A Cornish Christmas Carol

Londinium's Christmas programme offers a typically vibrant and inventive selection of seasonal repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. Firm favourites such as Tavener's 'The Lamb' and Rachmaninoff's 'Bogoroditse Devo' complement rarities by Howells, Warlock and EW Naylor, whilst superb motets by Byrd, Weelkes, and Schütz are heard alongside contemporary classics-in-the-making by Jan Sandström, Jaako Mantyjärvi and Jonathan Harvey. Wine and mince pies complete the perfect festive evening!
 
7.30pm
Holy Trinity Sloane Square
Sloane Street, Belgravia
London
SW1X 9BZ

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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.
 
16 December 2017
 
10.30am
Chalfont St Peter
Buckinghamshire

Details:
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Chalfont Concert Wind Band - Carols for Charity

10.30am-12.30pm
 
11.00am
Lewisham Shopping Centre
Molesworth Street, Lewisham
London
SE13 7HB

Details:
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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.

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

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

Renaissance Singers, choir
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.
 
8.00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
St Aldate's
OXFORD
OX1 1DP

Details:
Tickets Oxford
Web site
00 44 1865 305 305

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

The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church in the glorious surroundings of the Cathedral

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

Details:
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E-mail
02083488716

£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, and has recorded vocals for multi platinum-selling band Dragonforc

 
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

Details:
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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

Details:
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Carols for All

Malvern Festival Chorus

 


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