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1 February 2020
 
1.30pm
St John's Church
73 Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8TY

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£25 to include a full score
Viva l'Opera: Opera Chorus Come-and-Sing

London Oriana Choir
Nicholas Chalmers, conductor

Purcell: When I am laid in earth,Dido and Aeneas
Purcell: With Drooping Wings, Dido and Aeneas
Mascagni: Easter Hymn, Cavalleria Rusticana
Bizet: Habanera, Carmen
Bizet: Toreador Song, Carmen
Puccini: Humming Chorus, Madama Butterfly
Verdi: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, Nabucco
Verdi: Brindisi, La Traviata
Strauss: Champagne Chorus, Die Fledermaus

From the passion of Purcell to the vigour of Verdi… come and join the London Oriana Choir and Nicholas Chalmers to sing-in the New Year with an energetic opportunity to enjoy the very best opera choruses. Whatever your background or choral experience, join us for a journey through the very best operatic ensemble moments.

Rehearsal 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Performance 6.30pm - 7.30pm
 
5 February 2020
 
6.45pm
French Cultural Institute
17 Queensbury Pl
London
SW7 2DT

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Critics' Question Time

Critics from The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times and Opera magazine join Opera Holland Park for an event where you pose the questions.
 
8 February 2020
 
7.30pm
St, Mary's Bourne Street
30, Bourne Street, Belgravia
London
SW1W 8JJ

Details:
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In Advance (to 5 February 7pm): £12/ £10 (concessions). Thereafter: £14/ £12 (cons.)
Vox in Rama: Lamentations by Phinot and White

David Allinson, director
Renaissance Singers, choir

Dominique Phinot: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Robert White: Lamentations of Jeremiah
George Kirby: Vox in Rama
Carlo Gesualdo: O Vos Omnes
William Byrd: Ne irascaris Domine

The Lamentations of Jeremiah inspired some of the most soulful polyphony ever written. Direct, dramatic settings of the verses alternate with lush vocal roulades. We present two of the greatest 16th century Lamentation settings, by Dominique Phinot and Robert White.

White’s astonishing Lamentations a5 are advanced in style for their time and feel like a despairing commentary on the religious turbulence of Elizabethan England. Phinot’s setting is equally pioneering, for the way he manages the double choir texture, starting with block textures but gradually opening up a kaleidoscopic range of subtle scoring combinations.

These two monumental pieces will be complemented by penitential motets by composers including George Kirby (Vox in Rama), Carlo Gesualdo (O vos omnes) and William Byrd (Ne irascaris) - music that crystallises sorrow and longing but also kindles humanity, hope and consolation.
 
7.30pm
St, Mary's Bourne Street
30, Bourne Street, Belgravia
London
SW1W 8JJ

Details:
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In Advance (to 5 February 7pm): £12/ £10 (concessions). Thereafter: £14/ £12 (cons.)
Vox in Rama: Lamentations by Phinot and White

David Allinson, director
Renaissance Singers, choir

Dominique Phinot: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Robert White: Lamentations of Jeremiah
George Kirby: Vox in Rama
Carlo Gesualdo: O Vos Omnes
William Byrd: Ne irascaris Domine

The Lamentations of Jeremiah inspired some of the most soulful polyphony ever written. Direct, dramatic settings of the verses alternate with lush vocal roulades. We present two of the greatest 16th century Lamentation settings, by Dominique Phinot and Robert White.

White’s astonishing Lamentations a5 are advanced in style for their time and feel like a despairing commentary on the religious turbulence of Elizabethan England. Phinot’s setting is equally pioneering, for the way he manages the double choir texture, starting with block textures but gradually opening up a kaleidoscopic range of subtle scoring combinations.

These two monumental pieces will be complemented by penitential motets by composers including George Kirby (Vox in Rama), Carlo Gesualdo (O vos omnes) and William Byrd (Ne irascaris) - music that crystallises sorrow and longing but also kindles humanity, hope and consolation.
 
7.30pm
St Johns Smith Square
Smith Square, Wetsminster, London SW1
London
SW1P 3HA
Mozart, Beethoven Concerto 3, Haydn Nelson Mass

Arina Lazgiian, piano
St George's Beckenham Choir
Chameleon Arts Orchestra

 
7.30pm
St Johns Smith Square
Smith Square, Wetsminster, London SW1
London
SW1P 3HA

Details:
Marcus Wibberley
020 7222 1061

£25, £20, £15
Viennese Triumphs

Arina Lazgiian, piano
St George's Beckenham Choir
Chameleon Arts Orchestra
Marcus Wibberley, Conductor

Mozart: Overture Le Nozze di Figaro
Beethoven: Piano C0ncerto 3 in c minor
Haydn: Nelson Mass

 
9 February 2020
 
3.00pm
St John-in-Bedwardine Church
1A Bromyard Road
Worcester
WR2 5BS

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£12 / £10 conc. from door or Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611427. Under 18's free.
Farewell to Vienna: A New Beginning

Ensemble Burletta

Shelley Levy, clarinet
Katalin Kertesz, violin
Lucy Hewson, violin
Nichola Joy Blakey, viola
Cressida Nash, cello

Bach-Mozart: Fugues
Gal: Clarinet Quintet
Horovitz: Concertante
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet


Part of the Insiders Outsiders arts festival: celebrating the contribution of refugees from Nazi Europe to British culture.
 
7.45pm
St Martha-on-the-Hill
Halfpenny Lane, Chilworth, near Guildford
Surrey
GU4 8PZ

Details:
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Free admission
The Lodore Trio

Pam Pecko Smith, flute
Heather Birt, viola
Margaret Ozanne, piano

To include:
Graham Williams: Three Bagatelles (first performance)

The Lodore Trio (flute, viola and piano) plays recently composed works for this evocative instrumental grouping.

The Dark Sky Series consists of Sunday evening hilltop recitals at St Martha's, Chilworth.
 
14 February 2020
 
6.00pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Zach Vanderburg
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E-mail
0333 666 3366

£32, £25, £15
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
Gershwin’s Three Preludes
Gershwin’s The Man I Love
Gershwin/Wild’s Embraceable You
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue


On Valentines Day, in the heart of London, join us for a romantic, candlelit evening in the stunning St James's Church Piccadilly, with an intimate concert featuring Warren Mailley-Smith, proclaimed by ClassicFM as "stunning". Enjoy selections of the world’s greatest classical music with romantic classics by Beethoven and Gershwin. Concert includes a red rose for your special Valentine.

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Mondays to Fridays, 9.00AM to 7.00PM (excluding bank holidays) and Saturdays 9.00AM to 5.00PM. tickets@citymusicpromotions.co.uk


 
7.30pm
St James' Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Zach Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
0333 666 3366

£32 £25 £15
Valentine’s Vivaldi by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano

Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major BWV 1042
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

On Valentine’s Day, in the heart of London, join us for a romantic, candlelit evening in the stunning St James’s Church, Piccadilly with the Piccadilly Sinfonietta and pianist and Artistic Director, Warren Mailley-Smith.

The concert features timeless works by the monumental composers, Mozart, Handel, Bach, and Vivaldi. If you’re looking for a special evening with your Valentine, in need of a relaxing experience, want to learn more about classical music, or just want to hear virtuosic performances by some of the best, young performers in the UK, this concert is just for you.

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles. Founded in 2018, the ensemble has performed in halls throughout the UK including London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester and further afield. The Piccadilly Sinfonia exists to perform the world’s greatest classical music in the UK’s most historic venues.

The concert features breath-taking feats of virtuosity in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the “stunning” playing of pianist Warren Mailley-Smith in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major.

Award-winning concert pianist and a favourite performer for the British Royal Family, Warren Mailley-Smith, recently 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.

So why not treat yourself to a spectacular evening and join us for a concert to remember of uplifting music.


 
23 February 2020
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall
Crowngate, Worcester
West Midlands
WR1 3LD

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Worcester Concert Club

The Frith Piano Quartet

Benjamin Frith - piano
David Le Page - violin
Robin Ireland - viola
Richard Jenkinson - cello

Mozart - Piano quartet in E flat major K493 no 2
Turina - Piano Quartet in A minor Op 67
Brahms - Piano Quartet in G minor Op 65 no 1

Frith Piano quartet

works by Mozart, Turina and Brahms
 
29 February 2020
 
6.30pm
St Cuthbert's Church, Earls Court
50 Philbeach Gardens
London
SW5 9EB

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WKMT Ltd
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+44 (0)20 7101 4479
Haydn and Mozart concertos in London

Juan Rezzuto, piano
Paola Delucchi, violin
WKMT Strings Ensemble

Mozart: Violin concerto No 1
Haydn: Piano concerto Hob XVIII:7

 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
Piccadilly
W1J 9LL

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The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic, in a hugely

 
4 March 2020
 
7.00pm
Bob Boas House
22 Mansfield St, Marylebone
London
W1G 9NR

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The superfluous man and the bookish girl: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Lada Valešová and Rosamund Bartlett talk to Anna Picard about Tchaikovsky’s life and music from his miniatures for solo piano to Eugene Onegin.
 
11 March 2020
 
7.00pm
Pushkin House
5A Bloomsbury Square
London
WC1A 2TA

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OHP Young Artists Masterclass with Amanda Roocroft

Internationally celebrated for her performances in the role of Tatyana, Amanda Roocroft makes her role debut as Tatyana’s mother, Madame Larina, in Opera Holland Park’s 2020 production of Eugene Onegin.

Introduced by Donald Macleod, presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Composer of the Week, Amanda conducts a masterclass with singers from the 2020 Opera Holland Park Young Artists, in music including arias from Tchaikovsky’s opera.
 
12 March 2020
 
7.30pm
St Andrew Holborn
5 St Andrew Street
London
EC4A 3AF

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£15, concessions 10, available online and on the door
Genealogy of a Genius - Bach family motets

Orlando Chamber Choir
Oliver John Ruthven, organ
Lucy Goddard, director

Johann Michael Bach: Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe
Johann Michael Bach: Halt, was du hast
Johann Sebastian Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm
Johann Sebastian Bach: Ich lasse dich nicht
Johann Ludwig Bach: Das ist meine Freude
Johann Christoph Bach: Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf
Johann Christoph Bach: Herr, nun laessest du deinen Diener
Johann Christoph Bach: Der Gerechte
Johann Christoph Bach: Fuerchte dich nicht
Johann Christoph Bach: Es ist nun aus mit deinem Leben
Knut Nystedt: Immortal Bach

Orlando Chamber Choir invites you to an evening of copious counterpoint by Johann Sebastian Bach, his ancestors and their descendants. We reel you into the repertoire with "the" Bach's moving masterpiece "Komm, Jesu, komm" - but no sooner have you settled in your seat than we sing you off it with the double-choir jubilation of "Das ist meine Freude" by Bach's third cousin Johann Ludwig. Further down the family tree we find Johann Michael, Bach's father-in-law and uncle to his first wife. He intricately interweaves his motets' melodies to set hymns and Psalm texts simultaneously, creating a contemplative discourse between heavenly and earthly voices. Johann Michael's brother Johann Christoph contributes more intimately crafted compositions with madrigalian musicality and word-painting aplenty. We leave you with the hope and comfort of Bach's "Ich lasse dich nicht" which, true to its title, once heard stays with you forever. Come and marvel at the masterful motets of this phenomenal family!
 
7.30pm
St Andrew Holborn
5 St Andrew Street, London
London
EC4A 3AF

Details:
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£15, concessions £10, available online and on the door
Genealogy of a Genius - Bach family motets

Orlando Chamber Choir
Paul Plummer, organ
Lucy Goddard, director

Johann Michael Bach: Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe
Johann Michael Bach: Halt, was du hast
Johann Sebastian Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm
Johann Sebastian Bach: Ich lasse dich nicht
Johann Ludwig Bach: Das ist meine Freude
Johann Christoph Bach: Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf
Johann Christoph Bach: Herr, nun laessest du deinen Diener
Johann Christoph Bach: Der Gerechte
Johann Christoph Bach: Fuerchte dich nicht
Johann Christoph Bach: Es ist nun aus mit deinem Leben
Knut Nystedt: Immortal Bach

Orlando Chamber Choir invites you to an evening of copious counterpoint by Johann Sebastian Bach, his ancestors and their descendants. We reel you into the repertoire with "the" Bach's moving masterpiece "Komm, Jesu, komm" - but no sooner have you settled in your seat than we sing you off it with the double-choir jubilation of "Das ist meine Freude" by Bach's third cousin Johann Ludwig. Further down the family tree we find Johann Michael, Bach's father-in-law and uncle to his first wife. He intricately interweaves his motets' melodies to set hymns and Psalm texts simultaneously, creating a contemplative discourse between heavenly and earthly voices. Johann Michael's brother Johann Christoph contributes more intimately crafted compositions with madrigalian musicality and word-painting aplenty. We leave you with the hope and comfort of Bach's "Ich lasse dich nicht" which, true to its title, once heard stays with you forever. Come and marvel at the masterful motets of this phenomenal family!
 
14 March 2020
 
7.30pm
St John's Church
St John's Road, Epping
Essex
CM16 5DN

Details:
Anne Jones
Web site
E-mail
+447931972204

£12 (£10 if purchased in advance - free for children & full-time students under 25) available from www.felicitas.org.uk or www.ticketsource.co.uk
In Paradisum

Felicitas Chamber Choir presents 'In Paradisum'
Musical Director: Simon Winters; Organist: Roger Bluff

Durufle: Requiem
Allegri: Miserere
Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories (Maundy Thursday)
Alonso Lobo: Versa est in luctum

 
17 March 2020
 
7.30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7766 1100

£9, 13, 18, 25, 29
Prince: Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and Fourth Piano Concerto

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano
Piccadilly Sinfonia

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Beethoven: Symphony No 4 in B flat
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G


The Piccadilly Sinfonia presents five concerts that celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The second concert in the series, Prince, features Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and his Fourth Symphony, works premiered in 1807 in a private concert at the home of Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz. The concert is rounded out with masterful works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Samuel Barber, two composers who were influenced by the works of Beethoven. Explore the fate of a man who composed for princes and kings, who ushered in a new era in classical music becoming its hero, and is remembered today as an emperor among men, one of the greatest composers of all time.
 
23 March 2020
 
7.30pm
St Luke’s Church
Queen’s Park Road
East Sussex
BN2 9ZB

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
0333 666 3366

£28, £19, £15
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | March | Minute Waltz & Scherzo no. 2

Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Waltz op.64 (1847) No.1 in Db Minute
Impromptu No.3 in Gbop.51 (1843)
Waltz in Abop.42 (1840)
Tarantelle in A-Flat, Op. 43
Polonaise op.71 No.2 in Bb
Allegro de concert in A, Op. 46
Nocturne op.27 (1835) No.1 in C# minor
Nocturne No. 17 in B, Op. 62, No. 1
Waltz No. 11 in G-Flat, Op. 70, No. 1
Mazurka No. 44 in G, Op. 67, No. 1
Scherzo No.2 in Bbminor op.31 (1837)


Concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform the complete works of Chopin in one series of concerts, from memory. Following the hugely successful Chopin & Champagne series in 2018/19, he brings the series of programmes of Chopin's greatest masterpieces to Brighton’s St Luke’s Church in 2020.
 


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