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2 February 2019
St James's church, Paddington
Sussex Gardens
W2 3UD

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£12 ('earlybird' discount) / £15 | 10 (students)
The Hour Glass

Andrew Griffiths, conductor

György Ligeti: Night/Morning
William Byrd: Haec Dies
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Una hora
Arvo Pärt: Which was the Son of…
Barnaby Martin: I saw eternity (first performance)
Johannes Ockeghem: Deo gratias à 36
Irving Fine: The Hour-Glass
Bob Chilcott: Even such is time
Charles Stanford: On Time
Stephen Chatman: Clocks

In a typically inventive and alluring programme, Londinium draws together a fascinating selection of choral music exploring Time and its passing. Highlights include the American Irving Fine's virtuosic suite 'The Hour-Glass', rarely heard on this side of the Atlantic, and the first performance of 'I saw eternity' by the award-winning young composer Barnaby Martin, alongside works by such varied figures as Byrd, Chilcott, Ligeti, Pärt and Stanford.
3 February 2019
St Andrew's Church
Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester

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

14 February 2019
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge

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?
16 February 2019
Ely Cathedral
The Gallery, Ely

Box Office
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01353 660349

£28, £22 (tickets include complimentary glass of bubbly)
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by candlelight Valentine’s Concert

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta (orchestra)
Harriet Mackenzie (violin)
Susan Parkes (soprano)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Vivaldi - Four Seasons
Albinoni – Adagio
Handel – Lascia ch’io pianga
Mozart – Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major

Serenade your loved one this year at the 2019 Sparkling Valentines Concert on Saturday Feb 16th with an evening of romance and virtuosity in the spectacular setting of Ely Cathedral by candlelight. The Piccadilly Sinfonietta performs Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, featuring the breathtaking international violinist, Harriet Mackenzie. The programme also includes Albinoni’s Adagio and the exquisite Mozart Piano Concerto no. 21 in C. This romantic extravaganza concludes with soprano Susan Parkes in Handel’s Lascia ch’io pianga. With a glass of interval bubbly included, the evening promises to entertain and enthral with more than a drop of romantic sparkle! Tickets £28 & £22.
St Gabriel's Pimlico
Warwick Square, Pimlico, London

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In Advance: £12/ £10 (concessions); On the Door: £14/ £12 (Concessions)
Songs of love and parting: my bittersweet Valentine

Renaissance Singers, choir
David Allinson, conductor

Claudio Monteverdi: Era l’anima mia
Nicolas Gombert: Amy Soufferz

Philip van Winder: Amy Souffrez

William Mundy: Vox patris caelestis

As red roses wither and empty chocolate boxes are recycled, the Renaissance Singers take a wide-eyed, post-Valentine's Day tour through the ecstasies and agonies of love. With a programme mixing languages and genres, we move from suave chansons to pained madrigals and on to passionate motets setting verses from the Song of Songs.

With the UK set to leave the European Union in March 2019 (at the time of writing), the programme may take on something of a valedictory air, with music from across Renaissance Europe – Italy (Palestrina), Spain (Victoria), France and the Low Countries (Gombert, Crecquillon, Lheritier). We conclude on home territory, with a performance of perhaps the last great Tudor votive antiphon, William Mundy’s monumental Vox patris caelestis.

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