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1 December 2017
 
7.30pm
Bosbury Parish Hall
Bosbury
Herefordshire
HR8 1PU
Frank Loesser: Guys and Dolls

Bosbury Players

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

Details:
Web site
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

 
2 December 2017
 
7pm
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Street
Hampshire
SO41 9ND

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

Details:
Web site
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

Details:
Web site
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Britten Sinfonia

 
7.30pm
Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

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

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

Ailish Tynan, soprano
Neal Davies, baritone
Kingís 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, Bernsteinís Chichester Psalms, with its brass, harps and exquisite solo for boy treble, provides an exhilarating invocation of the composerís hopes for brotherhood and peace, sentiments mirrored by Vaughan Williams impassioned Dona nobis pacem. The world-renowned Kingís 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

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 NŁrnberg overture
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No.1

 
7.30pm
Suckley Village Hall
Suckley
Worcestershire
WR6

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
Frank Loesser: Guys and Dolls

Bosbury Players

 
5 December 2017
 
1.15pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG

Details:
Web site
E-mail
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 Ďhappy through merití 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

Details:
Web site
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

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

Details:
Web site
E-mail
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
 
7.30pm
The Guildhall
High St
Worcester
WR1 2EY

Details:
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The Mayor's Christmas Charity concert

Elgar Chorale

 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG

Details:
Web site
E-mail

£30
Fryderyk Chopin and his Patrons

Tomasz Lis, piano

Chopin:
Fantaisie Op.49 in F minor
Polonaise-Fantaisie Op.61 in A flat major
Mazurkas Op.59
Nocturnes Op.27
Nocturnes Op.62
Mazurkas Op.17.

Music at Unique Venues event 7

Distinguished pianist Tomasz Lis will present the seventh concert in the series of Music At Unique Venues. The lecture-recital will take place at Lauderdale House, built in 1582 during the reign of Elisabeth I. In 1645 the house was inherited by the Earl of Lauderdale and visited by such notable people as Charles II, Samuel Pepys and Nell Gwynn.
During the evening Tomasz Lis will give a recital of Chopin's music as well as discussing his most illustrious patrons, focusing his attention on the three most lavish and distinguished salons of the day, ruled over by Harriet Lady Granville, Baroness ThťrŤse d'Apponyi and Baronne Betty de Rothschild.
The lecture-recital will by illustrated with paintings by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and EugŤne Delacroix. Wine will be served during the interval and the audience will have exclusive access to the house and its surrounding gardens.





 
9 December 2017
 
7.30pm
Worcester Cathedral
8 College Yard
Worcester
WR1 2LA

Details:
Web site
Handel: Messiah - Worcester Festival Choral Society

 
7.30pm
The Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey
Highbridge Street
Essex
EN9 1DG

Details:
Web site
Christmas Past and Present

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

Details:
Web site
An evening of sublime classical music by some of Londonís most exciting classical artists.

 
7.30pm
St George's, Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Way
London
WC1A 2SA

Details:
Liz Aram
Web site
E-mail
07812 599340

14.00 / 12.00
Schubertiade

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir, Greg Morris (conductor), James Way (tenor)

Brahmsís Three Songs, opus 42, Stanfordís The Bluebird, Vaughan Williamsís Three Shakespeare Songs and Schubertís setting of Psalm 23.

During Franz Schubertís short lifetime, informal, unadvertised gatherings Ė known as Schubertiades Ė were frequently held in the apartments of wealthy patrons, showcasing the composerís more intimate works. These evenings quickly became popular in early-19th-century Vienna, were typically sponsored by friends or aficionados of Schubertís music, and also featured poetry readings, dancing, and other sociable pastimes. Many Schubertiades included the composerís participation, accompanying notable soloists, and eventually gatherings also took place outside Austriaís capital, as Schubertís fame spread.

CMLís first visit to St Georgeís, Bloomsbury, presents an intriguing, relaxed evening of a cappella and accompanied chamber works, including Brahmsís Three Songs, opus 42, Stanfordís The Bluebird, Vaughan Williamsís Three Shakespeare Songs and Schubertís sublime setting of Psalm 23.

Rapidly gaining a reputation as one of Londonís leading chamber choirs, Collegium Musicum of London will round off its 2017 season with this varied and accessible programme, under Greg Morrisís inspired musical direction.

Joining CML, fresh from his triumphant collaboration with the choir in last Aprilís St John Passion, at Temple Church, will be the exciting young tenor and former Britten-Pears Young Artist, James Way.

Born in Sussex, tenor James was winner of second prize Prize in the 62nd Kathleen Ferrier Awards at the Wigmore Hall. He was awarded the 2016 Simon Sandbach Award from Garsington Opera, and the Ďmost promising singerí award at the Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition.
 
Cradley Church
Rectory Lane, Cradley
Herefordshire
WR13 5LQ

Details:
Web site
Cradley Singers: Music for Kings and Queens

Cradley Singers
Shelley Fairplay, harp
Kate Cheetham, conductor

Handel: coronation anthem 'The King Shall Rejoice'
Purcell: Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary (selections)
Britten: choral dances from Gloriana
Britten: Ceremony of Carols

 


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