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1 February 2020
 
1.30pm
St John's Church
73 Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8TY

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£25 to include a full score
Viva l'Opera: Opera Chorus Come-and-Sing

London Oriana Choir
Nicholas Chalmers, conductor

Purcell: When I am laid in earth,Dido and Aeneas
Purcell: With Drooping Wings, Dido and Aeneas
Mascagni: Easter Hymn, Cavalleria Rusticana
Bizet: Habanera, Carmen
Bizet: Toreador Song, Carmen
Puccini: Humming Chorus, Madama Butterfly
Verdi: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, Nabucco
Verdi: Brindisi, La Traviata
Strauss: Champagne Chorus, Die Fledermaus

From the passion of Purcell to the vigour of Verdi… come and join the London Oriana Choir and Nicholas Chalmers to sing-in the New Year with an energetic opportunity to enjoy the very best opera choruses. Whatever your background or choral experience, join us for a journey through the very best operatic ensemble moments.

Rehearsal 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Performance 6.30pm - 7.30pm
 
8 February 2020
 
7.30pm
St, Mary's Bourne Street
30, Bourne Street, Belgravia
London
SW1W 8JJ

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In Advance (to 5 February 7pm): £12/ £10 (concessions). Thereafter: £14/ £12 (cons.)
Vox in Rama: Lamentations by Phinot and White

David Allinson, director
Renaissance Singers, choir

Dominique Phinot: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Robert White: Lamentations of Jeremiah
George Kirby: Vox in Rama
Carlo Gesualdo: O Vos Omnes
William Byrd: Ne irascaris Domine

The Lamentations of Jeremiah inspired some of the most soulful polyphony ever written. Direct, dramatic settings of the verses alternate with lush vocal roulades. We present two of the greatest 16th century Lamentation settings, by Dominique Phinot and Robert White.

White’s astonishing Lamentations a5 are advanced in style for their time and feel like a despairing commentary on the religious turbulence of Elizabethan England. Phinot’s setting is equally pioneering, for the way he manages the double choir texture, starting with block textures but gradually opening up a kaleidoscopic range of subtle scoring combinations.

These two monumental pieces will be complemented by penitential motets by composers including George Kirby (Vox in Rama), Carlo Gesualdo (O vos omnes) and William Byrd (Ne irascaris) - music that crystallises sorrow and longing but also kindles humanity, hope and consolation.
 
7.30pm
St, Mary's Bourne Street
30, Bourne Street, Belgravia
London
SW1W 8JJ

Details:
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In Advance (to 5 February 7pm): £12/ £10 (concessions). Thereafter: £14/ £12 (cons.)
Vox in Rama: Lamentations by Phinot and White

David Allinson, director
Renaissance Singers, choir

Dominique Phinot: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Robert White: Lamentations of Jeremiah
George Kirby: Vox in Rama
Carlo Gesualdo: O Vos Omnes
William Byrd: Ne irascaris Domine

The Lamentations of Jeremiah inspired some of the most soulful polyphony ever written. Direct, dramatic settings of the verses alternate with lush vocal roulades. We present two of the greatest 16th century Lamentation settings, by Dominique Phinot and Robert White.

White’s astonishing Lamentations a5 are advanced in style for their time and feel like a despairing commentary on the religious turbulence of Elizabethan England. Phinot’s setting is equally pioneering, for the way he manages the double choir texture, starting with block textures but gradually opening up a kaleidoscopic range of subtle scoring combinations.

These two monumental pieces will be complemented by penitential motets by composers including George Kirby (Vox in Rama), Carlo Gesualdo (O vos omnes) and William Byrd (Ne irascaris) - music that crystallises sorrow and longing but also kindles humanity, hope and consolation.
 
7.30pm
St Johns Smith Square
Smith Square, Wetsminster, London SW1
London
SW1P 3HA
Mozart, Beethoven Concerto 3, Haydn Nelson Mass

Arina Lazgiian, piano
St George's Beckenham Choir
Chameleon Arts Orchestra

 
7.30pm
St Johns Smith Square
Smith Square, Wetsminster, London SW1
London
SW1P 3HA

Details:
Marcus Wibberley
020 7222 1061

£25, £20, £15
Viennese Triumphs

Arina Lazgiian, piano
St George's Beckenham Choir
Chameleon Arts Orchestra
Marcus Wibberley, Conductor

Mozart: Overture Le Nozze di Figaro
Beethoven: Piano C0ncerto 3 in c minor
Haydn: Nelson Mass

 
14 February 2020
 
7.30pm
St James' Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

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Zach Vanderburg
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0333 666 3366

£32 £25 £15
Valentine’s Vivaldi by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano

Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major BWV 1042
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

On Valentine’s Day, in the heart of London, join us for a romantic, candlelit evening in the stunning St James’s Church, Piccadilly with the Piccadilly Sinfonietta and pianist and Artistic Director, Warren Mailley-Smith.

The concert features timeless works by the monumental composers, Mozart, Handel, Bach, and Vivaldi. If you’re looking for a special evening with your Valentine, in need of a relaxing experience, want to learn more about classical music, or just want to hear virtuosic performances by some of the best, young performers in the UK, this concert is just for you.

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles. Founded in 2018, the ensemble has performed in halls throughout the UK including London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester and further afield. The Piccadilly Sinfonia exists to perform the world’s greatest classical music in the UK’s most historic venues.

The concert features breath-taking feats of virtuosity in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the “stunning” playing of pianist Warren Mailley-Smith in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major.

Award-winning concert pianist and a favourite performer for the British Royal Family, Warren Mailley-Smith, recently became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. An exceptional talent and a self-deprecating sense of humour, combined with his formidable technical skill and mature musicality, makes him a favourite with audiences.

So why not treat yourself to a spectacular evening and join us for a concert to remember of uplifting music.


 
23 February 2020
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall
Crowngate, Worcester
West Midlands
WR1 3LD

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Worcester Concert Club

The Frith Piano Quartet

Benjamin Frith - piano
David Le Page - violin
Robin Ireland - viola
Richard Jenkinson - cello

Mozart - Piano quartet in E flat major K493 no 2
Turina - Piano Quartet in A minor Op 67
Brahms - Piano Quartet in G minor Op 65 no 1

Frith Piano quartet

works by Mozart, Turina and Brahms
 
29 February 2020
 
6.30pm
St Cuthbert's Church, Earls Court
50 Philbeach Gardens
London
SW5 9EB

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WKMT Ltd
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+44 (0)20 7101 4479
Haydn and Mozart concertos in London

Juan Rezzuto, piano
Paola Delucchi, violin
WKMT Strings Ensemble

Mozart: Violin concerto No 1
Haydn: Piano concerto Hob XVIII:7

 
14 February 2020
 
6.00pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Zach Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
0333 666 3366

£32, £25, £15
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
Gershwin’s Three Preludes
Gershwin’s The Man I Love
Gershwin/Wild’s Embraceable You
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue


On Valentines Day, in the heart of London, join us for a romantic, candlelit evening in the stunning St James's Church Piccadilly, with an intimate concert featuring Warren Mailley-Smith, proclaimed by ClassicFM as "stunning". Enjoy selections of the world’s greatest classical music with romantic classics by Beethoven and Gershwin. Concert includes a red rose for your special Valentine.

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Mondays to Fridays, 9.00AM to 7.00PM (excluding bank holidays) and Saturdays 9.00AM to 5.00PM. tickets@citymusicpromotions.co.uk


 
5 February 2020
 
6.45pm
French Cultural Institute
17 Queensbury Pl
London
SW7 2DT

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Critics' Question Time

Critics from The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times and Opera magazine join Opera Holland Park for an event where you pose the questions.
 
29 February 2020
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
Piccadilly
W1J 9LL

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The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic, in a hugely

 


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