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27 October 2018
 
7.30pm
St Ann's Church
St Ann Street
Manchester
M2 7LF

Details:
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Chopin for piano

Exquisite Chopin music - virtuoso pianist - free glass of champagne - early finish
 
7.30pm
St Gabriel's
Warwick Square, Pimlico
London
SW1V 2AD

Details:
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In advance: £12/ 10 (conc), at the door: £14/ 12 (conc)
Palestrina and the Papal Chapel: a century of music from Rome

Renaissance Singers
Stephen Rice, conductor

Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria

We return to Rome for our autumn concert as we explore the music of Palestrina and the composers of the Papal Chapel from the 16th century. We are delighted to welcome Stephen Rice, Director of the Brabant ensemble as our guest conductor for this concert as we perform music by Palestrina and his contemporaries. The Papal Chapel has inspired composers from all ages and the 16th century was no exception with both singers and composers traveling from Northern Europe as well as other parts of Italy and Spain for the chance to perform there. Palestrina is perhaps the composer who had the most enduring influence on the development of music from this time and his work is often seen as the high-point of Italian Renaissance polyphony. The centrepiece of our concert will be Palestrina’s eight part Missa assumpta est Maria. To complement Palestrina, we will also present music from the papal chapel which is considered to have inspired him. In particular, we will perform works by Guillaume du Fay, Giovanni Maria Nanino and Jean Bonnevin which whilst unfamiliar in the modern era, will have been the key influence on Palestrina’s writing.
 
3 November 2018
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
Montague Close
London
SE1 9DA

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£5-33
J S Bach: Magnificat and Ethel Smyth: Mass in D

London Oriana Choir
Merdian Sinfonia
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

J S Bach: Magnificat
Ethel Smyth: Mass in D

Power, splendour and discovery - join London Oriana Choir and Meridian Sinfonia in the stunning setting of Southwark Cathedral as they perform Bach’s joyous Baroque masterpiece alongside a dramatic mass by the pioneering Suffragette composer Ethel Smyth.

Pre-concert talk, 6.45pm-7pm, on the extraordinary life of Ethel Smyth by the renowned expert Dr Christopher Wiley from the University of Surrey.
 
9 November 2018
 
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

£15-32
Britten Sinfonia - The Last Letter

Jonathan McGovern, baritone
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Gould, violin/director

Gurney: The Western Playland
Kelly: Elegy
Ravel, arranged by Robert Weiner: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Stephan: Nachspiel
Nico Muhly: The Last Letter
Barber: Adagio for Strings

To commemorate the end of the Great War, Britten Sinfonia gives the first performance of a new arrangement of Nico Muhly's poignant The Last Letter as part of a compelling and dramatic evening of music and words.

Nico Muhly's The Last Letter sets an intriguing and moving selection of letters by First World War German and English soldiers and their loved ones, interspersed with music and poetry written by composers and poets on both sides of the conflict.
 
7.30pm
St James's Church Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)333 666 3366

£15-32
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

Bach: Air on a G String
Vivaldi: 4 Seasons
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major K414

Celebrate the end of the week with The Piccadilly Sinfonia, an exciting new orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most outstanding young professional musicians, lead by the sensational violinist Zoë Beyers, (leader of the CBSO). This dynamic ensemble present a programme of some of the greatest classical music ever written including Vivaldi’s masterpiece, “The Four Seasons” in the beautiful surroundings of St James’ Church, in the heart of London’s West End by the evocative glow of candlelight.
This special concert also features 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.

 
10 November 2018
 
7.30pm
St George's Hall
St George’s Place, Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1JJ

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)344 8000 410

£25
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (‘Moonlight Sonata’)
Schubert: Impromptus Op 90 Nos 2 and 3
Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op 20
Chopin: Studies Op 10, Nos 5 and 12 (‘Black Key’ and ‘Revolutionary’)
Chopin: Polonaise Op 40 No 1 in A major (‘Military’)
Rachmaninov: Prelude Op 3 No 2 in C sharp minor
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

On Saturday 10th November 2018 at 7:30pm, in the heart of Liverpool, the walls of St George’s Hall will resound to the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Liszt 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 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.

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, from Debussy's Clair de Lune, to Liszt's La Campanella 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.

Situated directly opposite Liverpool Lime Street Station, St George’s Halls offer visitors to Liverpool an easily accessible musical treat, with its superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of all the bars and restaurants of the city on its doorstep.

So why not treat yourself to an autumnal musical treat on and join us for an evening to remember of uplifting music at St George’s Hall, performed by this sensational British pianist, making his Liverpool debut.
 
7.30pm
St Ann’s Church
Breamish Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 2DD

Details:
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Choral music for Remembrance Day with Cappella Novocastriensis, conductor Simon Lee

 
11 November 2018
 
2.30pm
St Andrew's Church
Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester
Essex
CO6 1LW

Details:
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Sacred Fragments - Leah Stuttard at Colchester Early Music

 
3pm
Huntingdon Hall
Crowngate
Worcester

Details:
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Worcester Concert Club - winter programme 2018/19

Llyr WIlliams, pianoforte

Beethoven: 32 variations on an original theme in C minor, WoO 80
Robert Schumann: Humoreske in B flat minor Op 20
Brahms: Theme and variations in D minor Op 18 b
Brahms: Sonata no 3 in F minor Op 5

 
The Courtyard Centre for the Arts
Penhaligon Way
Hereford
HR4 9YJ

Details:
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The Armed Man

Bromyard Choral Society
The Cradley Singers
Regency Sinfonia
Kate Cheetham, conductor

Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man
John Rutter: Gloria

Concert marks Cradley Singers' 40th Anniversary
and Bromyard Choral Society's 60th Anniversary
 
17 November 2018
 
11.00am(G)
Pushkin House
5a Bloomsbury square,
London, UK
WC1A 2TA

Details:
VICTOR Gomez Ruiz
Web site
E-mail
+442071014479
MUSIC FESTIVAL VIII EDITION - WKMT

Between 11 am to 6.30 pm

Food catering and drinks served before and after every concert. Our library will be fully ready to host our guests while enjoying the finest food and drinks waiting to the next concert to happen.

 
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 | November “Ballade No. 4 & Fantasy in F minor”

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

All compositions are by Frederic Chopin:

Fantasy in F minor op.49 (1841)
Nocturne op.9 (1830-32)No.2 in Eb
Polonaises op.40 No.1 in A ‘Military’
Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth.
Nocturne op.15 (1830-33) - No.2 in F-Sharp
Mazurka No. 23 in D, Op. 33, No. 2
Nocturne No. 21 in C Minor, Op. posth.
Rondo à la Mazur in F op.5 (1826)
Ballade No.4 in F minor op.52 (1842-43)


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.






 
18 November 2018
 
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)
Beethoven's Pastoral

Joanna Gutowska, cello
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Lars-Erik Larsson: Pastoral Suite, Op 19
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
Beethoven: Symphony No 6 in F, Op 68 'Pastoral'

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert I

 
21 November 2018
 
1pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone
London
W1U 2BP

Details:
Wigmore Hall Box Office
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7935 2141

£14-16
Britten Sinfonia - At Lunch One 2018-19

Jacqueline Shave, violin/director
Miranda Dale, principal 2nd violin
Clare Finnimore, principal viola
Caroline Dearnley, principal cello
Huw Watkins, principal piano
Mark Padmore, tenor

Luke Styles: new work
Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Tenor Mark Padmore is joined by principals of Britten Sinfonia for the London première of a new song cycle by Luke Styles, former Young Composer-in-Residence at Glyndebourne. The programme is crowned by Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge, which depicts rural life at a time when the First World War was drawing near.
 
20 November 2018 until 22 November 2018
 
London

Details:
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Donatella Flick Conducting Competition

'We have thought very carefully about how best my competition can benefit young conductors, and this is why we have decided to change the criteria for applications, broadening reach, while also ensuring that it is conductors at the very start of their careers who benefit. I am delighted to partner with medici.tv for the first live stream of the Competition, and also to allow the public into the preliminary rounds. I believe that the more we can open up music-making to the world, the more people will be as enthralled and inspired by it as I am, so I'm really pleased that so many more people will have the opportunity to see the finalists in action next year. Finally I want to thank the extraordinary conductors and musicians who are on the judging panel, as I know each of them will inspire everyone who takes part. I wish everyone who enters the very best of luck!' - Donatella Flick
 
23 November 2018
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge, London
London
SE1 9DA

Details:
Web site
E-mail
0333 666 3366

£15 - 32
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

• Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
• Chopin - Nocturne in C sharp minor
• Chopin - Berceuse
• Chopin - Ballade No. 1
• Debussy - Clair de Lune
• Liszt - La Campanella
• Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata
• Gottschalk - The Banjo
• Gottschalk – Souvenirs D'Andalousie
• Gershwin - Embraceable You
• Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue


On Friday 23rd November 2018 at 7:30pm, in the heart of London, the walls of Southwark Cathedral will resound to the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Liszt 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 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.

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, from Debussy's Clair de Lune, to Liszt's La Campanella 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.

Situated directly opposite Borough Market 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 night out.

So why not treat yourself to an autumnal s musical treat on and join us for an evening to remember of uplifting music at Southwark Cathedral performed by this sensational British pianist?


 
24 November 2018
 
7.00pm
Guildford Cathedral
Stag Hill, Guildford
Surrey, UK
GU2 7UP

Details:
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Mozart Requiem with Chloe Hanslip

 
16 November 2018 until 25 November 2018
 
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire

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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

hcmf// is the UK's largest international festival of new and experimental music, taking place over ten days and consisting of approximately fifty events - including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film - with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.
 
1 December 2018
 
2.30pm
St Nicholas' Chapel
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1NH

Details:
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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

 


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