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1 March 2019
 
7.30pm
St. James' Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

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0333 666 3366

£28, £22, £15
Piccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Great Romantics [1]

Matthew Jones (violin)
Cara Berridge (cello)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)


Beethoven: Op 1 no 1 in E flat
Hilary Tann: Nothing Forgotten 
Mendlessohn: Piano Trio no.2 in C minor

The West End’s newest chamber music series, Piccadilly Chamber Concerts returns in 2019, focusing on ‘The Great Romantics’. Each programme features a great 19th century Romantic masterpiece.

Now in its 2nd season, the 2019 series begins on March 1st with a performance of Beethoven’s highly-energised Piano Trio Op 1 No. 1 in E flat and Mendelssohn’s exquisite Piano Trio no. 2 in C minor and celebrates St David’s Day with a piano trio by Welsh composer Hilary Tann, the evocative “Nothing Forgotten”.

The distinguished welsh violinist Matthew Jones is Head of Chamber Music at Guildhall School of Music and has a large acclaimed discography with Naxos and other labels as both soloist and chamber musician.
Cara Berridge is cellist of the internationally renowned Sacconi String Quartet and is one of the leading cellists of her generation.
Concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith became the first british pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory in 2016 and is enjoying an increasingly wide following across the UK.

Audiences will be treated to an uplifting, entertaining and informative musical experience.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/601149
Box office: 0333 666 3366
Mondays to Fridays, 9.00AM to 7.00PM (excluding bank holidays) and Saturdays 9.00AM to 5.00PM.
 
3 March 2019
 
2.30pm
St Andrew's Church
Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester,
Essex
CO6 1LW

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

 
9 March 2019
 
7.30pm
Jesmond United Reformed Church
Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne.
North-East England
NE2 3AE

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£14, Senior (65 and over) £12, Unwaged / Students £5, Junior (18 and under) free Available from WeGotTickets.com/cn, choir members, at the door
Two German Requiems

Cappella Novocastriensis chamber choir and soloists
Simon Lee, conductor.
Baroque ensemble / piano duet

Heinrich Schütz: Musikalische Exequien.
Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem.

 
26 January 2019 until 10 March 2019
 
Cambridge

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Cambridge Female Composers Festival

 
14 March 2019
 
7.30pm
St Andrew Holborn
5 St Andrew Street
London
EC4A 3AF

Details:
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Tickets £15, concessions £10, available online and on the door
Tomás Luis de Victoria's Rome

Orlando Chamber Choir
Lucy Goddard, director

Giovanni da Palestrina – Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Jacques Arcadelt – Non v'accorgete, amanti
Jacques Arcadelt – Se'l tuo partir mi spiacque
Orlando di Lasso – Occhi, piangete
Orlando di Lasso – Vivo sol di speranza
Tomás Luis de Victoria – Vidi speciosam
Tomás Luis de Victoria – O vos omnes
Tomás Luis de Victoria – O quam gloriosum
Tomás Luis de Victoria – Laetatus sum a 12
Luca Marenzio – Che fa oggi il mio sole
Luca Marenzio – Cruda Amarilli
Luca Marenzio – Ombrose e care selve
Luca Marenzio – Leggiadre ninfe e pastorelli amanti
Philippe de Monte – Super flumina Babylonis
Giovanni da Palestrina – Angelus Domini descendit
Geovanni Francesco Anerio – Introit from Missa Pro defunctis

On an early spring day nearly 450 years ago, a young Spanish composer wandered through Rome where he had become cantor and organist at the church of Santa Maria di Monserrato. Tomás Luis de Victoria spent 22 years in the Italian city, from 1565 to 1587, and they were productivissimo. He held a number of prestigious posts, followed in Palestrina's footsteps as Maestro di Cappella at the Pontifical Roman Seminary, and took keen inspiration from the contemporary musical styles. In return, his compositions influenced the thriving international community of composers in Rome.

Orlando Chamber Choir’s programme begins with Giovanni da Palestrina’s rousing motet Jubilate Deo which highlights the Renaissance master’s influence on the younger De Victoria, whom he may have taught. We travel back in time to the Italian sojourns of Franco-Flemish composers Orlando di Lasso and Jacques Arcadelt. While in Rome they made their first forays into the madrigal form which, a few decades later, Luca Marenzio brought to its zenith with his chromatic style and exquisite word-painting – much to De Victoria’s admiration.

At the centre of the programme are four motets by De Victoria, including his superbly-crafted twelve-part Laetatus sum and the sublime Vidi speciosam for six voice parts.

Elements of Philippe de Monte’s motet Super flumina Babylonis suggest that, during his Roman years, he too was inspired by De Victoria’s writing. Our journey ends with a late work by Palestrina in which a wing-flapping angel descends from heaven, and with the Introit of the profoundly moving Requiem Mass by Roman-born composer Giovanni Anerio.

On his wander through Renaissance Rome, little did De Victoria know what influence his music would have, and how it would blend with his colleagues’ works into such a rich and varied programme.
 
7.30pm
St Andrew Holborn
5 St Andrew Street
London
EC4A 3AF

Details:
Web site

Tickets £15, concessions £10, available online and on the door
Tomas Luis de Victoria's Rome

Orlando Chamber Choir
Lucy Goddard, director

On an early spring day nearly 450 years ago, a young Spanish composer wandered through Rome where he had become cantor and organist at the church of Santa Maria di Monserrato. Tomas Luis de Victoria spent 22 years in the Italian city, from 1565 to 1587, and they were productivissimo. He held a number of prestigious posts, followed in Palestrina's footsteps as Maestro di Cappella at the Pontifical Roman Seminary, and took keen inspiration from the contemporary musical styles. In return, his compositions influenced the thriving international community of composers in Rome.

Orlando Chamber Choir's programme begins with Giovanni da Palestrina's rousing motet Jubilate Deo which highlights the Renaissance master's influence on the younger De Victoria, whom he may have taught. We travel back in time to the Italian sojourns of Franco-Flemish composers Orlando di Lasso and Jacques Arcadelt. While in Rome they made their first forays into the madrigal form which, a few decades later, Luca Marenzio brought to its zenith with his chromatic style and exquisite word-painting - much to De Victoria's admiration.

At the centre of the programme are four motets by De Victoria, including his superbly-crafted twelve-part Laetatus sum and the sublime Vidi speciosam for six voice parts.

Elements of Philippe de Monte's motet Super flumina Babylonis suggest that, during his Roman years, he too was inspired by De Victoria's writing. Our journey ends with a late work by Palestrina in which a wing-flapping angel descends from heaven, and with the Introit of the profoundly moving Requiem Mass by Roman-born composer Giovanni Anerio.

On his wander through Renaissance Rome, little did De Victoria know what influence his music would have, and how it would blend with his colleagues' works into such a rich and varied programme.

Da Palestrina - Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Arcadelt - Non v'accorgete, amanti
Arcadelt - Se'l tuo partir mi spiacque
Di Lasso - Occhi, piangete
Di Lasso - Vivo sol di speranza
De Victoria - Vidi speciosam
De Victoria - O vos omnes
De Victoria - O quam gloriosum
De Victoria - Laetatus sum a 12
Marenzio - Che fa oggi il mio sole
Marenzio - Cruda Amarilli
Marenzio - Ombrose e care selve
Marenzio - Leggiadre ninfe e pastorelli amanti
De Monte - Super flumina Babylonis
Da Palestrina - Angelus Domini descendit
Anerio - from Missa Pro defunctis: Introit


 
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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