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23 June 2018
 
7.30pm
Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres
Grange Road, Great Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 3HB

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A German Requiem

Malvern Festival Chorus
Richard Knight, conductor

Brahms: A German Requiem

 
8 June 2018 until 24 June 2018
 
Snape Maltings
Aldeburgh
Suffolk
IP17 1SP

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Aldeburgh Festival

Aldeburgh Festival 2018 celebrates Britten and America. It also reflects 1948 - the remarkable period in post-war British history when the festival began and when so much of what we now regard to be the backbone of our cultural life was launched. In his centenary the music of Bernstein plays a significant part in the festival. Britten and Bernstein: composers, pianists, conductors, programme planners, educators, and major media figures were towering creative leaders, and are linked but rarely met each other. They sailed against prevailing winds and were celebrated and revered everywhere, and here they can be heard side by side with many connections that resonate across the festival. These links include Peter Grimes, W H Auden, Revd Walter Hussey and their composing friend Aaron Copland.
 
26 June 2018
 
8pm
St Leonard's Church
Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6JN

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Looking back: Looking forward

Lore Lixenberg, soprano (Birdsongs for Lore, Book 1)
CoMA London Ensemble
Gregory Rose, conductor

Paul Burnell: Acute Suite No 1
Phil Cashian: Star Machine
Howard Jones: Homage to Miro
Hannah Kendall: Onset
Naomi Pinnock: Four Humours
Sam Pradalie: Exodus (first performance)
Gregory Rose: Birdsongs for Lore, Book 1 (first performance)
Gregory Rose: Three-Edged Polygon
Jess Ward: Aqueous (first performance)

Celebrating CoMA’s 25th year, our programme will include favourites from the past and works written for this year’s festival.
 
27 June 2018
 
7pm
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London
SW7 2BS

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+44 (0)207 591 4314

£10, 20, 30, 40, 50
In The Locked Room and The Lighthouse

Stephen Unwin, director
Michael Rosewell, conductor
Hannah Wolfe, designer

Huw Watkins (composer) and David Harsent (librettist): In the Locked Room
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin joins forces with Michael Rosewell for two thrilling operas.
 
28 June 2018
 
8pm
Our Lady of Help of Christians Church
Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town
London
NW5 2XT

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+44 (0)7771 600 776

Free - suggested donation five pounds
Mornington Sinfonia Summer Concert

Elizabeth Ann Binks, violin
Ana Ivanova, viola
Bryan Ogilvie, bassoon
Mornington Sinfonia
Keith Bramich, conductor

Sullivan: Iolanthe Overture
Mozart: Duo in G, K 423 (last movement) for violin and viola
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto (slow movement)
Johann Halvorsen: Passacaglia on themes by Handel, for violin and viola
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op 46 Nos 4 and 6
Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C

Nearest tube: Kentish Town
Free entrance
Snacks and drinks afterwards with the performers
Concert in aid of SanKTus Welfare Project for the homeless in Kentish Town. Please give a donation. Suggested donation: 5 pounds
 
29 June 2018
 
7pm
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London
SW7 2BS

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7591 4314

£10, 20, 30, 40, 50
In The Locked Room and The Lighthouse

Stephen Unwin, director
Michael Rosewell, conductor
Hannah Wolfe, designer

Huw Watkins (composer) and David Harsent (librettist): In the Locked Room
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin joins forces with Michael Rosewell for two thrilling operas.
 
7.30pm
Emma Cons Hall, Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Road
London
SE1 7HT

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Planets for Pianos

Michalis Angelakis, piano
Dimitris Karydis, piano
Eleni Mavromoustaki, piano
Petros Moschos, piano
Wilfrid Murray, piano
Kate Ryder, piano
Haruko Seki, piano
Nikos Stavlas, piano
Paul Sarcich, conductor

Gustav Holst, arranged by Paul Sarcich: The Planets

Morley College Festival of Arts and Culture 2018

Nearly a hundred years after the first performance of Gustav Holst's famous orchestral work, Morley piano tutors join forces in this spectacular Redux of The Planets for 4 pianos, 8 pianists and percussion in an arrangement by Paul Sarcich, Morley's composition tutor, specially commissioned for the Festival.

There will be a short pre-concert talk for ticket holders by historian and musicologist Neil Arthur Williams at 7pm.

This visually captivating performance will be enhanced by images created by Morley Digital Media students.
 
29咠 June 2018 until 29 June 2018
 
70.30pm
St James's Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

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Three international classical musicians play wonderful chamber music in central London.

 
30 June 2018
 
7.30pm
St Albans High School
Townsend Avenue
St Albans
AL1 3SJ

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£16 (£14 concessions); £1 children
A Time For All Seasons

Sophie Edwards, soprano
Beaumont School Vocal Ensemble
St Albans Choral Society
Richard Harvey, piano
George Vass, conductor

Cecilia McDowall: A Fancy of Folksongs
James MacMillan: The Gallant Weaver
Cecilia McDowall: A Time for all Seasons
Bob Chilcott: Like a Singing Bird
Bob Chilcott: Irish Blessing
John Rutter: The Sprig of Thyme

 
7.30pm
St John in Bedwardine Church
1A Bromyard Rd, St John's
Worcester
WR2 5BS

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'Stars & Stripes' - a programme of popular American music

Elgar Chorale

 
7.30pm
St Mary Redcliffe Church
Colston Parade
Bristol
BS1 6RA

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Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem

 
7.30pm
St Mary Redcliffe Church
Colston Parade
Bristol
BS1 6RA

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Symphonie Fantastique

Charlotte Newstead, soprano
Martin Le Poidevin, baritone
The Choirs of St Mary Redcliffe Church
Bristol Concert Orchestra
Stefan Hofkes, conductor

Purcell arr Stokowski: Dido's Lament
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

This concert of two halves opens with Stokowski's string arrangement of Purcell's heartrending Dido's Lament ('When I am Laid in Earth'), providing an incredibly effective prelude to Vaughan Williams' empassioned plea for peace Dona nobis pacem (written after the composer's experiences as an ambulance driver in World War I) and recognised as a neglected choral masterpiece.

For the second half, the incredible Symphonie Fantastique - the 'programme symphony' written by a 27-year-old Berlioz telling the (autobiographical) story of "an artist gifted with a lively imagination" who has "poisoned himself with opium" in the "depths of despair" because of "hopeless, unrequited love." The five movements of this hallucinatory tale include a beautiful waltz, the famous 'March to the Scaffold' and concludes at the funeral of the hero attended by sorcerers and monsters.

Or, as Leonard Bernstein put it 'Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral.' Fantastical indeed ...
 
7.30pm
St Peter's Church
St Peter's Way, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
SR6 0DY

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£10 (free to anyone in full-time education)
The Glories of the 20th Century England

Cappella Novocastriensis
Peter Coulson, conductor

Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Tippett: Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'
Harris: Faire is the Heaven
Stanford: Three Motets
Wood: Hail Gladdening Light
Wood: Nunc dimittis in B flat

Tickets at http://www.wegottickets.com/cn , from choir members) or at the door.
 
2 July 2018
 
7pm
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London
SW7 2BS

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7591 4314

£10, 20, 30, 40, 50
In The Locked Room and The Lighthouse

Stephen Unwin, director
Michael Rosewell, conductor
Hannah Wolfe, designer

Huw Watkins (composer) and David Harsent (librettist): In the Locked Room
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin joins forces with Michael Rosewell for two thrilling operas.
 
3 July 2018
 
7pm
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London
SW7 2BS

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7591 4314

£10, 20, 30, 40, 50
In The Locked Room and The Lighthouse

Stephen Unwin, director
Michael Rosewell, conductor
Hannah Wolfe, designer

Huw Watkins (composer) and David Harsent (librettist): In the Locked Room
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin joins forces with Michael Rosewell for two thrilling operas.
 
7.30pm
St Ann's Church
St Ann Street
Manchester
M2 7LF

Details:
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£10, 8 and 5 at the door
Kantos Chamber Choir: McCabe, Britten, Macmillan, Bairstow, Finzi, Grainger, Rory Johnston and Robin Walker

Kantos Chamber Choir
Ellie Slorach, conductor

McCabe: The Lily White Rose
A capella choral music by Britten, Macmillan, Bairstow, Finzi, Grainger, Rory Johnston and Robin Walker

 
4 July 2018
 
7.30pm
St Mark's Church
Broomhill
Sheffield
S10 2SG

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£10, 8 and 5 at the door
Kantos Chamber Choir: McCabe, Britten, Macmillan, Bairstow, Finzi, Grainger, Rory Johnston and Robin Walker

Kantos Chamber Choir
Ellie Slorach, conductor

McCabe: The Lily White Rose
A capella choral music by Britten, Macmillan, Bairstow, Finzi, Grainger, Rory Johnston and Robin Walker

 
5 July 2018
 
7.30pm
St Luke the Evangelist
Burton Stone Lane
York
YO30 7BE

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£10, 8 and 5 at the door
Kantos Chamber Choir: McCabe, Britten, Macmillan, Bairstow, Finzi, Grainger, Rory Johnston and Robin Walker

Kantos Chamber Choir
Ellie Slorach, conductor

McCabe: The Lily White Rose
A capella choral music by Britten, Macmillan, Bairstow, Finzi, Grainger, Rory Johnston and Robin Walker

 
6 July 2018
 
7.30pm
St Mary the Virgin
Station Road, Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7AQ

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Kantos Chamber Choir: McCabe, Britten, Macmillan, Bairstow, Finzi, Grainger, Rory Johnston and Robin Walker

Kantos Chamber Choir
Ellie Slorach, conductor

McCabe: The Lily White Rose
A capella choral music by Britten, Macmillan, Bairstow, Finzi, Grainger, Rory Johnston and Robin Walker

 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DH

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GBP 12 ('earlybird' discount) / 15 | 10 (students)
Captured Light

Londinium
Leanne Singh-Levett, piano
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Lili Boulanger: Renouveau
Claude Debussy: Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans
Maurice Ravel, arr Clytus Gottwald: Soupir
Gabriel Faure: Madrigal
Maurice Durufle: Quatre Motets sur des themes gregoriens
Claude Debussy, arr Clytus Gottwald: Les Angelus
Lili Boulanger: Hymne au soleil
Gabriel Faure: Les Djinns
Lili Boulanger: Les Sirenes
Claude Debussy, arr Clytus Gottwald: Des pas sur la neige
Claude Debussy: L'isle joyeuse (piano)
Maurice Ravel: Trois Chansons
Lili Boulanger: Soir sur la plaine

Londinium marks the centenaries of the deaths of Claude Debussy and Lili Boulanger by plunging into the heady world of early twentieth-century French choral music. Lili Boulanger, the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome, lived for just 24 years; her prodigious talent is nowhere clearer than in her luxuriant and often-ecstatic works for choir and piano, far too rarely performed today. We pair Debussy's classic 'Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans' with virtuosic transcriptions of his songs and piano music by the masterful arranger Clytus Gottwald, and our programme is completed with works by Faure, Ravel, and the perennially popular 'Quatre Motets sur des themes gregoriens' by Maurice Durufle.
 


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