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1 December 2017
 
7.30pm
Opera House
Copenhagen
Denmark

Details:
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Puccini: La fanciulla del West

There are many strong women in the world of opera, and some of the most significant are found in the operas of Puccini. On this list of great heroines we find Minnie - the focal point of Puccini's masterpiece La fanciulla del West.

Minnie is the owner of the local bar in a rough, poor town. Here, every day is about survival and about finding happiness despite life's hardships. Amidst the harsh life in the small town, Minnie manages to add a little colour to the world and create a small breathing space for the exhausted workers.

But Minnie's oasis is threatened when she falls in love with an outlaw on the run and has to fight for her love and for the chance to start a new life with her love by her side.

La fanciulla del West is conducted by Alexander Vedernikov who will become The Royal Danish Orchestra's Chief Conductor in 2018.
 
7.30pm
Bosbury Parish Hall
Bosbury
Herefordshire
HR8 1PU
United Kingdom
Frank Loesser: Guys and Dolls

Bosbury Players

 
8pm
Benslow Music Trust
Benslow Lane, Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG4 9RB
United Kingdom

Details:
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Bingham Quartet with Nigel Clayton, piano

Bingham Quartet:
Steve Bingham, violin
Marina Gillam, violin
Brenda Stewart, viola
James Halsey, cello

Nigel Clayton, piano

Haydn: String Quartet Op 76 No 5
McCabe: Quartet No 7, 'Summer Eves'
Franck: Piano Quintet

Benslow International Recital Series

 
8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street
Boston
MA 02115
United States of America

Details:
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Odyssey Opera

 
8pm
German Lutheran Church of St Paul
315 West 22nd Street
New York
NY 10011
United States of America

Details:
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US$20-25, suggested door or reserved seating
The Chelsea Symphony: Holiday Concert

Warren Wernick, trumpet
Dirk Wels, flute
Megan Hilands, violin
The Chelsea Symphony
Reuben Blundell, conductor
Nell Flanders, conductor
Pam Aubin, guest conductor

Leopold Mozart: Sinfonia pastorale in B-flat major, 'Alphorn'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concert rondo for Flugelhorn and Orchestra, K 371
Carl Reinecke: Flute Concerto in D major, Op 283
Bedřich Smetana: The Moldau
Maurice Ravel: Tzigane, rapsodie de concert
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Aaron Dai: The Night Before Christmas

The Chelsea Symphony's one-night-only holiday concert features a special guest narrator in a beloved annual TCS tradition, the performance of resident composer Aaron Dai's The Night Before Christmas. The concert opens with two festive brass works featuring trumpeter Warren Wernick: Leopold Mozart's Sinfonia Pastorale and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Concert Rondo. The Reinecke Flute Concerto featuring Dirk Wels, and the smoldering Moldau by Smetana close out the first half. The concert continues with Tzigane by Ravel featuring violinist Megan Hilands. This year TCS is thrilled to present another celebrated tradition, our annual performance of Sleigh Ride, this year guest conducted by the winning bidder of the 2016-17 holiday auction, and a person very close to the orchestra, Pam Aubin!

A silent auction in support of the orchestra will take place before the downbeat and during intermission, concluding during a festive wine reception following the concert.
Start your holiday season with TCS!

Concerts will be held at St. Paul's German Lutheran Church, 315 West 22nd Street

Tickets on sale at Eventbrite
 
2 December 2017
 
2.30pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
New York
10018
United States of America

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Adult tickets: $40 for dancing-room or seats farther away, and $75 for prime seating. Kid tickets: $25 for one, $45 for two, and $60 for three. (All children must be accompanied by an adult dancing companion.)
EXO's Nutcracker Dance Party

Experiential Orchestra
James Blachly, conductor

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

Have you always wanted to dance with the Sugarplum Fairies, or to glide to the soaring strings in the pas de deux? Now is your chance! EXO is building on its famous Rite of Spring Dance Party, inviting you to immerse yourself in the heart of the sound with a Nutcracker Dance Party!

No ballet experience is necessary. Seats also available either inside the orchestra or off to the sides. Holiday themed-attire and ballet costumes are welcome!
 
7pm
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Street
Hampshire
SO41 9ND
United Kingdom

Details:
Mrs Hammond
Web site
+44 (0)1425 614023

£12.50 (restricted view) £15
Lymington Choral Society Christmas Concert

Lymington Choral Society
Priestlands School Singers
Lymington Classical Players
Jack Maguire, leader
Eluned Pierce, harp
Timothy Rice, organ
Louise Fuller, soprano
Emily Gray, mezzo-soprano
Rosanna Cooper, contralto
Benjamin Smith, tenor
Hugo Herman-Wilson, baritone
Lymington Choral Society
Priestlands School Singers
Lymington Classical Players
Jack Maguire, leader
Michael Goldthorpe, conductor

Vivaldi: Gloria RV 589
Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël Op 12
Carols for choir and audience

Admission includes a glass of wine or soft drink
Accompanied children admission free
Tickets available from Maxwell Hamilton, Milford Community Centre and New Milton Stationers
 
7pm
St Michael's Church
Church Lane, Ledbury
Herefordshire
HR8 1PL
United Kingdom

Details:
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A Christmas Fantasia

Ledbury Choral Society
Malcolm Macleod, conductor

Music by Rutter, Bach, Pearsall, Rutter and your favourite Christmas carols
 
7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

Details:
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Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Britten Sinfonia

 
7.30pm
Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)845 548 7650

£10-50
Britten Sinfonia and Kings College Choir: Chichester Psalms

Ailish Tynan, soprano
Neal Davies, baritone
King’s College Choir
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
Britten Sinfonia
Jacqueline Shave, violin/director

Emma Ruth Richards: new work (William Alwyn Foundation commission, first performance)
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem

Written in 1965, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with its brass, harps and exquisite solo for boy treble, provides an exhilarating invocation of the composer’s hopes for brotherhood and peace, sentiments mirrored by Vaughan Williams impassioned Dona nobis pacem. The world-renowned King’s College Choir of Cambridge joins Britten Sinfonia for performances of both works, conducted by Stephen Cleobury.

The concert opens with the world premiere of a new work by Emma-Ruth Richards, directed by Britten Sinfonia leader Jacqueline Shave.
 
7.30pm
St George's Bristol
Great George Street, off Park Street
Bristol
BS1 5RR
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44845 42 24 001

£8 - £15 (children £1) [+fee]
Bristol Concert Orchestra: Beethoven Violin Concerto, Sibelius Symphony No.1 & Wagner

Bristol Concert Orchestra
Eloisa-Fleur Thom, violin
Stefan Hofkes, conductor

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg overture
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No.1

 
7.30pm
Suckley Village Hall
Suckley
Worcestershire
WR6
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Christmas at the Hall

Various readers
Community Choir at Alfrick
Lucas Ball, piano
Keith Bramich, conductor

Christmas music interspersed with light readings and audience carols

 
7.30pm
Bosbury Parish Hall
Bosbury
Herefordshire
HR8 1PU
United Kingdom
Frank Loesser: Guys and Dolls

Bosbury Players

 
8.00pm
St. Jean Baptiste Church
1065 Lexington Avenue
New York City
United States of America

Details:
Web site
E-mail
917-624-1422

$25 - $50
New York City Master Chorale presents Grant Us Peace

New York City Master Chorale
Thea Kano, Artistic Director
Dusty Francis, Principal Conductor
Laura Inman, Assistant Conductor
James Kennerley, Organ


Finzi: In Terra Pax
Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden
Bach “Dona Nobis Pacem” from B Minor Mass
As well as arrangements of holiday favorites

"We were inspired to program a theme of peace in response to the conflicts our world continues to face," says Dr. Kano. “Music has the power to heal and bring together cultures unlike any other expression. The diversity and message of these works represent that desire for conflict resolution, while showing off the phenomenal musicianship of the New York City Master Chorale.”

“The composers featured on this program were deeply inspired by the texts they've set, and the resulting works are as breathtaking as they are challenging," adds Mr. Francis. "The singers are excited to be revisiting beloved favorites like Bach's "Dona Nobis Pacem" and to be discovering rarely heard masterpieces such as Schoenberg's astonishing Friede auf Erde.”
 
3 December 2017
 
3pm
Opera House
Copenhagen
Denmark

Details:
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Svitlana Azarova: Momo and the Time-Thieves

One day a strange little girl appears in a quiet little town. Her name is Momo and she is alone in the world. The townspeople soon discover that there is something special about Momo: She does not say a great deal, but when she listens, the most beautiful music starts to play and everyone, who is angry or sad, becomes happy again.

Soon, however, strange things start to happen all over town. Strange grey men appear and as more and more arrive, the adults of the town seem to have less and less time on their hands. Momo discovers that the Grey Men are stealing the townspeople's time, and that she is the only one who can see them. She decides to take on the Grey Men and soon receives help from an unexpected friend.

Momo and the Time-Thieves is one of the most beloved children's books in Germany. It was written by Michael Ende, who is also the author of The Neverending Story.

Take a trip to the land of fairy tales with your whole family to see Momo bring back the stolen time.
 
5 December 2017
 
1.15pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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020 8348 8716

Free concert. No booking needed.
The Meritus Collective. Artists in Residence.

Members of the Meritus Collective:
Jade Cuthbert, violin
James Greenfield, cello
John Cuthbert, piano


Mendelssohn: Piano trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Artists in Residence.

The performance ends at 2pm.
For the final concert of the season at Lauderdale House the Meritus Collective will be performing Felix Mendelssohn's first piano trio, which is recognised as one of his greatest chamber works, with Schumann himself declaring Mendelssohn to be "the Mozart of the nineteenth century, the most illuminating of musicians" upon reviewing the piece himself.
The trio consists of four movements;
Molto allegro ed agitato (D minor)
Andante con moto tranquillo (B flat major)
Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace (D major)
Finale: Allegro assai appassionato (D minor, ending in D major)
The concert will take place in the Long Gallery with our newly- refurbished 9ft Erard kindly provided by Markson Pianos, one of the most respected piano specialists in Great Britain www.marksonpianos.com
The Meritus Collective was established to bring together musicians of all instruments who shared a passion for chamber music, and to provide platforms from which to perform. Members have mostly trained at the major conservatoires in Britain, and between them have performed in chamber groups all around the world, and with orchestras including the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras.
Meritus was the pseudonym of Felix Mendelssohn given to the young composer by Robert Schumann. It translates roughly as ‘happy through merit’ which is an inspiring yet appropriate byword for this young and dynamic group of musicians who will be bringing a varied and exciting set of programmes to Lauderdale House during the course of the year.


 
7.30pm
PATS Studio One
University of Surrey, Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH
United Kingdom

Details:
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Dance Maze

Simon Desbruslais, trumpet
Jakob Fichert, piano

To include:
McCabe: Sonata after William Byrd's Haec Dies
Tom Armstrong: Dance Maze (first performance)

This programme explores an instrumental combination capable of great power and excitement. Senior Lecturer in Music, Tom Armstrong, occupies the centrepiece of the recital with the world premiere of his Dance Maze, a piece that can exist in multiple forms - as a duo and as solos for trumpet or piano.

John McCabe's 2014 Sonata was commissioned by Simon Debruslais, and derives its underlying material from William Byrd's motet Haec Dies from his 1591 collection of Cantiones Sacrae. An outline of the motet is 'hidden' within the texture of the music, but never stated directly. The Sonata employs that beautiful instrument, the flugelhorn (beloved of Vaughan Williams and Miles Davis) for the first two main sections, switching to D trumpet (familiar from Baroque music) for the final part, which is faster than the earlier ones. The first section is moderately-paced and obsessively circles around particular intervals, notably parallel or near-parallel fifths (possibly McCabe's revenge on the academic world). The middle part of the work is slow, framed by very brief scherzando trio-like sections.
 
7 December 2017
 
8pm
Our Lady of Help of Christians Church
Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town
London
NW5 2XT
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 8840 1564

Free entrance; paper donation to SanKTus Homeless Project
Mornington Sinfonia

Ioana Williams, piano
Elizabeth Valentine, organ
Mornington Sinfonia
Elizabeth Ann Binks, leader
Keith Bramich, conductor

Schubert: Symphony No 2 in B flat, D 125
J G Walther: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
Samuel Wesley: Voluntary in C
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

Stay for snacks and drinks after the concert
 
8.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
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020 8348 8716

£12, concessions £10, students £7.
Alison Rayner Quintet

Alison Rayner Quintet
Alison Rayner, bass
Steve Lodder, piano
Deirdre Cartwright, guitar
Diane McLoughlin, saxophone
Buster Birch, drums

Jazz in the House

TICKETS AVAILABLE BY PHONE ONLY
Due to technical issues with our online payment system tickets are not currently available to purchase online. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance please call 020 8348 8716 or email enquiries@lauderdale.org.uk.
The full date book for this most appealing of bands, full of almost-folk melody, neo-funk grooves and jazz swing, all built around Alison Rayner's magnificent bass sound, tells its own story of a group of musicians who clearly love playing together. No empty virtuosity here but just a strong wish to communicate and give audiences pleasure.
"ARQ bring to the stage a musical bond that is expressed in such fun and joyful mmoments that it is a pleasure to be in the same room with them; jazz of the highest quality". Phil Rose, Birmingham Jazz
 
8 December 2017
 
7.00pm
St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Avenue
New York City, NY
10022
United States of America

Details:
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Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound

 


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