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15 December 2018
 
7.30pm
St Ann’s Church
St Ann Street, Manchester
Manchester
M2 7LF

Details:
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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

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£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

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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
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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

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An evening of sublime classical music, opera and festive song.

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

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An evening of sublime classical music, opera and festive song.

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

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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.


 
6 January 2019
 
2.30pm
St Andrew's Church
Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester,
Essex
CO6 1LW

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Bon jour, bon mois - Blondel at Colchester Early Music

 
17 January 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£15 - £40
Britten Sinfonia - Elder conducts Mahler and Brahms

Britten Sinfonia
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Anna Stephany, mezzo-soprano

Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Brahms as Brahms wished it to be heard: Sir Mark Elder joins Britten Sinfonia for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler songs and Britten’s last completed orchestral work .

Sir Mark Elder conducts Brahms’s radiant and bucolic 2nd symphony, in the second year of an acclaimed four-year symphony cycle. The cycle borrows from the spirit of early performances of the works by performing them with the musical forces that Brahms intended, to ‘exhilarating’ effect (The Times). The concert also traces a poetic line from Brahms’s symphonic Romanticism to more intimate evocations of poetry, love and nature in Mahler’s emotionally charged Songs for a Wayfarer, and Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes, the composer’s last completed orchestral work.
 
20 January 2019
 
3pm
Bushey Academy
London Road
Bushey
WD23 3AA

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

£18, £15, £1 children (£1 discount online)
New Year Classics

Fenella Humphreys, violin
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Elgar: Overture 'Froissart', Op 19
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47
Dvorak: Symphony No 8 in G, Op 88

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert II

 
25 January 2019
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Warren Mailley-Smith
Web site
03336663366

£32, £28, £20 & £15
Burns Night “Baroque Spectacular by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Susan Parkes, soprano
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano


Albinoni- Adagio
Bach – Piano Concerto in D minor
Handel – Lascia ch’io pianga
Vivaldi – Winter (from the 4 Seasons)
Bach – Double Violin concerto in D minor


Celebrate the end of the week on Burns Night with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, London’s newest orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most brilliant young professional musicians, lead by the sensational british violinist Harriet Mackenzie.

The dynamic Chamber Orchestra presents a programme of some of the greatest Baroque music ever written including “Winter” from Vivaldi’s masterpiece, “The Four Seasons” and Bach's thrilling Double Violin Concerto in the beautiful surroundings of St James’ Church, in the heart of London’s West End by the evocative glow of candlelight.

This is complimented by a rendition of Handel's heart-wrenching Aria "Lascia ch'io pianga" sung by stunning soprano Susan Parkes and a performance of Bach's sparkling Piano Concerto in D minor featuring exceptional british pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, who has developed a large following across the UK thanks to his effortless technique and charismatic charm. One of his most extraordinary achievements is performing the complete solo works (3.5 million notes) of Frederick Chopin from memory. Mailley-Smith is a firm favourite with the Royal Family and he has been featured as Classic FM CD of the Week.
 
29 January 2019
 
7.30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ

Details:
Warren Mailley-Smith
Web site
0207 7661100

£29, £25, £18, £13, & £9
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven – Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor ‘Pathetique’
Schubert – Impromptu No 3 in G flat
Chopin – Prelude No 15 ‘Raindrop’
Chopin – Waltz in D flat ‘Minute Waltz’
Beethoven – Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor ‘Moonlight’
Rachmaninov – Prelude in G minor
Rimsky Korsakov arr. Rachmaninov – Flight of the Bumblebee
Debussy – Arabesuqe
Gershwin – Preludes
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue


On Tuesday 29th January at 7.30pm, in the heart of London, the walls of St Martin-in-the-Fields will resound to the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Beethoven and Rachmaninov played by British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, under the warm flicker of candlelight.

Described as 'Stunning' by Classic FM and 'The embodiment of the modern Romantic Concert pianist’ by Musical Opinion, this outstanding pianist is a favourite at St Martin's with audiences and staff alike. Warren Mailley-Smith has performed for the British Royal Family on many occasions and has given acclaimed solo recitals at Carnegie and Wigmore Halls.

This evening's concert promises to take the listener on a spell-binding journey of moods and emotions. Audiences will be treated to a programme full of poetry and virtuosic display, with the 2 celebrated works by Beethoven – The Moonlight & Pathetique Sonatas and Debussy’s Arabesque, in addition to a number of celebrated works by Chopin. The evening concludes with Gershwin's ever popular Rhapsody in Blue, with its powerful melodies, driving rhythms and glittering piano writing in this compelling kaleidoscope of jazz and classical influences.

Resplendent from its recent renovation, the church of St Martin's offers visitors to London a unique concert experience, with its superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of dining downstairs beforehand in the crypt restaurant.

Set in Trafalgar Square, this beautiful and self-contained venue is conveniently situated in the heart of London’s West End, offering warm, peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the capital’s winter evening.

So why not treat yourself and join us for an evening of uplifting music at St Martin's performed by this spectacular British pianist?
 
3 February 2019
 
2.30pm
St Andrew's Church
Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester,
Essex
CO6 1LW

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Ma fin est mon commencement - Consort of 1 at Colchester Early Music

 
14 February 2019
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA

Details:
0333 666 3366

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

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
Satie – Gymnopodie
Debussy – Clair de lune
Rachmaninov – Prelude in G minor
Rachmaninov/Kreisler – Liebesfreud
Chopin – Ballade no. 1
Sibelius - Romance
Liszt - Liebestraume
Gershwin – The Man I love
Gershwin - Embraceable You
Beethoven - Appasionata Sonata


On Valentines Day 2019 at 7.30pm, in the heart of London, the walls of Southwark Cathedral will resound to the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Rachmaninov, played by British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, under the warm flicker of candlelight.

Serenade your loved one, with one the UK's leading concert pianists playing some of the most romantic and passionate classical music ever written, including Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Debussy's Claire de Lune. The venue is conveniently located for London Bridge and the many bars and restaurants of Borough High Street and Borough Market will complete the perfect romantic evening.

Described as 'Stunning' by Classic FM and 'The embodiment of the modern Romantic Concert pianist’ by Musical Opinion, this outstanding pianist is a favourite with audiences and venues alike. Warren Mailley-Smith has performed for the British Royal Family on many occasions and has given acclaimed solo recitals at Carnegie and Wigmore Halls.

Situated directly opposite the bustling Borough Market, London Bridge and the Shard, Southwark Cathedral offer visitors to London a unique concert experience, with its superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of all the bars and restaurants of Borough High Street.

Located on the banks of the Thames in one of the most exciting parts of this beautiful city, this iconic venue is easy to reach with everything you need on your doorstep for a perfect romantic night out.

So why not complete the perfect Valentines Day experience with an evening of romantic music at Southwark Cathedral performed by this sensational British pianist?
 
3 March 2019
 
2.30pm
St Andrew's Church
Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester,
Essex
CO6 1LW

Details:
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The battle between Shrovetide and Lent - Passamezzo at Colchester Early Music

 
16 March 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£25 - £35
Britten Sinfonia - Brad Mehldau Piano Concerto

Britten Sinfonia
Brad Mehldau, piano

Brad Mehldau: Piano Concerto

One of the great improvisers of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau premieres a new piano concerto, commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and the Barbican.

Brad is a pianist that’s really able to get under the skin of the music. He finds new beauty in old melodies – not just with jazz standard, but also in his interpretations of Bach, Bluegrass and Radiohead.
 
17 March 2019
 
3pm
The Purcell School
Aldenham Road
Bushey
WD23 2TS

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

£18, £15, £1 (children) (£1 discount online)
Classical Masters

Alim Beisembayev, piano
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style in C, D591
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37
Mozart: Symphony No 38 in D, K 504 'Prague'

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert III

 
24 March 2019
 
2.30pm
St Andrew's Church
Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester,
Essex
CO6 1LW

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Westron Wynde - The Colchester Waits and Gregory Rose at Colchester Early Music

 


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