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12 April 2019
 
1.15pm
Merton College Chapel
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD

Details:
Chapel administrator
Web site
+44 (0)1865 616724

£10
Passiontide at Merton 2019 - Exile Meditations

Riga Vocal Quartet Latvia
Chris Walsh Sinka, conductor

Arvo Pärt: Pacem domine
Josquin des Prez: De profundis
Gabriel Jackson: Exile Meditations

The Riga Vocal Quartet, founded in 2017 by American conductor and singer Christopher Walsh Sinka, is comprised of current and former members of the State Choir LATVIJA and the Latvian Radio Choir. Specialising in new music, the ensemble premiered Gabriel Jackson’s Exile Meditations in July 2017 to high acclaim.
 
13 April 2019
 
2pm
Merton College Chapel
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD

Details:
Chapel Administrator
Web site
+44 (0)1865 616724

£15
Passiontide at Merton 2019 - Stabat Mater

Merton College Girls' Choir
Girls' Choir of St Marys le Tower, Ispwich

Britten: Missa Brevis
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

tickets available from www.ticketsoxford.com
 
14 April 2019
 
5pm
Merton College Chapel
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD

Details:
Chapel administrator
Web site
+44 (0)1865 616724

£10-40
Passiontide at Merton 2019 - St Matthew Passion

Mark Wilde, Evangelist
Giles Underwood, Christus
Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano
Simon Ponsford, alto
Joel Williams, tenor
Tristan Hambleton, bass
Choir of Merton College
Merton College Girls' Choir
Instruments of Time and Truth
Benjamin Nicholas, conductor

Bach: St Matthew Passion

tickets available from www.ticketsoxford.com
 
27 April 2019
 
7.30pm
St James's, Piccadilly
Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

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

£18, 16
Bach: B minor Mass

Augusta Hebbert, soprano
Philippa Hyde, soprano
Ben Williamson, alto
Nathan Vale, tenor
Richard Latham, bass
Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Greg Morris, conductor

Bach: B minor Mass

A cornerstone of the choral repertoire, Bach’s magnificent Mass in B minor was one of the composer’s last works, completed in 1749. The Mass gave new life to vocal music that Bach had composed throughout his career.

Despite its sheer scale and grandeur, Bach didn’t even name the work, and it existed only as a collection of loosely related manuscripts for many years, until it was performed in a single sitting for the first time in 1859, more than a century after the composer’s death. The Mass is now considered by many to be the true culmination of his life’s work.

St James’s, Piccadilly, provides an elegant backdrop to Collegium Musicum of London’s springtime concert. The choir is joined by a host of exceptional soloists and Baroque instrumentalists for this performance of what is perhaps Bach’s most profound and heartfelt work.
 
25 April 2019 until 28 April 2019
 
Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill, Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 7PD

Details:
Web site
Leeds Lieder Festival

Leeds Lieder was founded in 2004 by Jane Anthony in partnership with a group of individuals and Leeds College of Music, to promote the enjoyment, understanding, appreciation, composition and performance
of art-song.
 
3 May 2019
 
7.30pm
St James' Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
City Music Productions
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)333 666 3366

£15, 22, 28
Piccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Great Romantics [3]

Martyn Jackson, violin
Rowena Calvert, cello
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Piano Trio No 3, Op 1 No 3 in C minor
Chick Corea: Addendum
Schubert: Piano Trio No 1 in B flat, D 898

Chamber music series. focusing on ‘The Great Romantics’. Featuring Beethoven, Schubert and Chick Corea.
 
11 May 2019
 
7pm
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Street, Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 9ND

Details:
Karen Brett
Web site
+44 (0)7484 230822

£15, students £7.50, accompanied children free. Includes a glass of wine or soft drink
Haydn's Creation

Esther Mallet, soprano
Michael Bell, tenor
Timothy Edlin, bass
Lymington Choral Society
Lymington Classical Players
Marjory King, leader
Michael Moorsom, cello continuo
Timothy Rice, keyboard continuo
Michael Goldthorpe, conductor

Joseph Haydn: The Creation

 
19 May 2019
 
3pm
Bushey Academy
London Road
Bushey
WD23 3AA

Details:
Box Office
Web site
+44 (0)7467 248 258

£18, £15, £1 children (£1 discount online)
Classics for Spring

Joseph Longstaff, horn
Martin Smith, violin
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Janacek: Suite, Op 3
Mozart: Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat, K 417
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op 28
Poulenc: Sinfonietta

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert IV

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

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£15-35
Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven Symphony Cycle (Nos 7 and 8)

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No 7
Gerald Barry: Dead March
Beethoven: Symphony No 8

A game of musical chairs plus a short but inventive symphony all bought together with a jubilant and joyous close: Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Cycle continues with Symphonies Nos 7 and 8.

Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia continue their journey through Beethoven’s symphonies with the brief, brilliantly inventive Symphony No 7 and the jubilant Eighth. Irish composer (and Beethoven devotee) Gerald Barry draws on melodies that he loves in Dead March, then allows them to behave as if 'everything is possible'.
 
26 May 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
+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.
 
30 May 2019 until 2 June 2019
 
Worcester

Details:
Web site
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.
 
8 June 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
+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.
 
14 June 2019
 
7.30pm
All Saints Church
Queens Road
Hertford
SG13 8AY

Details:
Web site
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

 
21 June 2019 until 27 June 2019
 
Kirkwall
Orkney

Details:
Web site
St Magnus International Festival

 
27 July 2019 until 3 August 2019
 
Gloucester

Details:
Web site
Three Choirs Festival

 
22 August 2019 until 27 August 2019
 
Presteigne
Powys

Details:
Web site
Presteigne Festival (22-27 August)

Based in border marches country between England and Wales, the Presteigne Festival's six music-filled days span the August Bank Holiday period. Established over thirty years ago, the Festival has a long tradition of supporting young artists and for presenting a fresh and individually stylised mix of contemporary works carefully balanced with twentieth century classics and featuring a wide range of music from the standard repertoire.
 
28 November 2019
 
1.05pm
St Bartholomew the Great
West Smithfield
London
EC1A 7BE

Details:
Web site
James Kreiling, piano

To include:
McCabe: Tenebrae

City Music Society

 
25 July 2020 until 1 August 2020
 
Worcester

Details:
Web site
Three Choirs Festival

 


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