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2 April 2020
 
7.30pm
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
New York
10128
United States of America

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On April 2 & 4, at New York's 92nd Street Y, the "masterly French musician” Pierre-Laurent Aimard, w

 
3 April 2020
 
7.00pm
Merton College
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD
United Kingdom

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£40, £20, £10
Passiontide at Merton 2020 - St Matthew Passion

Ruairi Bowen, Evangelist
Giles Underwood, Christus
Sophie Bevan, soprano
The Choir of Merton College
Merton College Girl Choristers
Florilegium
Benjamin Nicholas, conductor

JS Bach: St Matthew Passion

 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
Southwark
SE1 9DA
United Kingdom

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City Chorus
Web site
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£20, £10
CITY CHORUS CENTENARY CONCERT- 100 YEARS OF NOTE

Choir: City Chorus conducted by Paul Ayres
Orchestra: Instrumentalists from the Royal College of Music


Mozart Coronation Mass (K317)
Handel Zadok the Priest (HWV 258)
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus (K618)
Handel My Heart is Inditing (HWV 261)


City Chorus is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2020 with a special birthday concert on 3rd April 2020. Please join us to hear 100 choral voices, accompanied by Instrumentalists from the Royal College of Music and professional soloists. We will perform Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Ave Verum Corpus, and Handel’s anthems My Heart is Inditing and Zadok the Priest, in the stunning setting of Southwark Cathedral in London.

The Choir’s History

The City Chorus began life in 1920 as a choir set up by staff of the National Provincial Bank, as it was then known. From the first, it was a significant London musical group, attracting distinguished soloists and performing the core classical repertoire.

After an inaugural performance in Westminster Central Hall of Coleridge Taylor's Hiawatha, the National Provincial Bank Musical Society went from strength to strength, and in 1922 was honoured to have the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams conducting his own Fantasia on Christmas Carols. The repertoire expanded to include works by Elgar, Brahms and Holst, and one of the choir's concerts was shown on television, a novelty at the time.

In 1965, the choir underwent a fundamental change when it appointed its first ever professional conductor, Ian Humphris. Another change occurred in 1969 when the Provincial's merger with Westminster Bank led to the change of the choir’s name to the National Westminster Bank Choir. The Nat West Bank, now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland, has subsequently provided much appreciated support throughout the years.

Since then, the choir has changed its name to City Chorus and performed a wide range of music from the sixteenth century to modern choral compositions and arrangements, including works by Clucas, Grabu, Fauré, Lotti, Rossini, Orff and Elgar. To celebrate the choir’s 90th birthday, City Chorus commissioned a new piece, ‘Still Roar’, from British Composer Award winner Kerry Andrew. On tour, the choir has visited Brussels, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, and has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe. Future plans include an exchange with the choir Een van Zin from Eindhoven.

Paul Ayres was born in London, studied music at Oxford University, and now works freelance as a composer & arranger, choral conductor & musical director, and organist & accompanist. In addition to directing City Chorus, he conducts London College of Music Chorus, and several workplace choirs. Paul has received over one hundred commissions for new works, and he particularly enjoys “re-composing” classical works in various styles, and creating classical versions of pop and rock music.


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

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Two brilliant piano trios by Beethoven and Brahms performed by three brilliant chamber musicians.

 
4 April 2020
 
11.30am
Merton College
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD
United Kingdom

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Passiontide at Merton 2020 - Margaret Phillips plays Bach

 
2.00pm
Merton College
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD
United Kingdom

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Passiontide at Merton 2020 - Biber's Rosary Sonatas

 
5pm
Our Saviour's Atonement
178 Bennett Ave
New York
NY 10040
United States of America

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NY Chamber Collective presents The Musical Melting Pot

 
7.30pm
St John's Church, London Waterloo
73 Waterloo Road London
London
SE18TY
United Kingdom

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£15 / £10 (concession)
Four Elements Season - Earth

James Ham, conductor
Suzanne Fischer, soprano

Programme:

Janacek The Cunning Little Vixen Suite

Mahler Symphony No 4

The concert opens with Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen Suite”, the opera’s first act reworked for orchestra. The tale is one of a vixen Sharp-Ears living surrounded by forest, nature and faune. Sharp-Ears is captured by a forester, but then flees after bringing much disruption to its fellow captivity companions.

The concert continues and ends with the wonderful Symphony Number 4 by Mahler, centred around a song composed earlier by Mahler, “Das himmlische Leben”, which presents a child’s vision of Heaven. The symphony explores several deep topics such as nature, mountains, animals, humanity, love, life and death. The second movement depicts the contrast between Earth and hell, and is followed by a beautiful finale exploring the contrast between Earth and heaven.

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8.30pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. at 57th St.
New York
10019
United States of America

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DCINY Box Office
E-mail
2127078566

Tickets $20-$100! On Sale Now!
SOUNDS OF A NEW GENERATION

Performers:
Greg Gilpin, Composer/Conductor
Janet Galván, Guest Conductor
Nuria Fernández Herranz, Guest Conductor


Program:
Gilpin: Music for Middle School Voices
Composer/Conductor Greg Gilpin leads a performance of Music for Middle School Voices featuring a World Premiere of a brand new work.
Galván & Herranz: Music for Women's Voices

DCINY welcomes back composer-conductor Greg Gilpin with a program comprised of original works for youth singers. Conductors Janet Galván and Nuria Fernández Herranz lead an all-female chorus with works by Eva Ugalde, Juan Manuel Conejo and the world premiere of a work by composer Jim Papoulis. Steve Acciani directs the Diamond Bar Wind Ensemble from Diamond Bar, California.
 
5 April 2020
 
5.pm
Merton College
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD
United Kingdom

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Passiontide at Merton 2020 - Pergolesi & Buxtehude

 
1 April 2020 until 5 April 2020
 
Porec
Istria
Croatia

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Istra Music Festival 2020

10th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Porec (Istria, Croatia)

 
5 April 2020 until 8 April 2020
 
4.00pm
St. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, OR
97209
United States of America

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Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer wh

 
9 April 2020
 
7pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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Britten Sinfonia: St Matthew Passion at the Barbican

 
7pm
St Andrew's Hall
St Andrew's Plain
Norwich
NR3 1AU
United Kingdom

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E-mail
+44 (0)1603 630000
Britten Sinfonia: St Matthew Passion

 
10 April 2020
 
6pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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Britten Sinfonia: St Matthew Passion at the Barbican

 
17 April 2020
 
6.00pm
Church of St Ludmila
Náměstí Míru 1219/2,
Vinohrady
120 00
Czech Republic

Free with retiring collection
Faure Requiem

English Arts Chorale
Eye Bach Choir
Leslie Olive, conductor
Petr Cech, organ

Fare: Requiem

 
7.30pm
Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois
60201
United States of America

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Third Coast Baroque: 'Welcome Back, Vivaldi: Revisiting Forgotten Treasures'

 
18 April 2020
 
5.00pm
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple
77 W. Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois
60602
United States of America

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Third Coast Baroque: 'Welcome Back, Vivaldi: Revisiting Forgotten Treasures'

 
7.30pm
Hancher Auditorium
141 East Park Road
Iowa City, Iowa
52242
United States of America

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The River: ETHEL + Robert Mirabal Perform Double Header in Iowa 4.18 @ Iowa City When: Saturday, Ap

 
8.00pm
St Salvator Church
Křižovnická 1040/4
Staré Město
110 00
Czech Republic

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Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony

 


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