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5 October 2018
St John's Waterloo
Waterloo Road

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£12 ('earlybird' discount) / 15 | 10 (students)
A Londinium Bestiary

Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Ola Gjeilo: Unicornis Captivatur
Bernard Hughes: A Medieval Bestiary
Kenneth Leighton: Laudes Animantium

To open its 2018-19 season Londinium presents a thrilling programme of works on the theme of weird and wonderful creatures. Kenneth Leighton's unpublished 'Laudes Animantium' ('Praises of the Creatures') is a superb sequence of poems about animals, from Blake's Lamb and Tyger to Tennyson's Kraken, by way of Edward Lear and others, and finds its composer at the height of his powers. Ola Gjeilo's 'Unicornis Captivatur', based on remarkable fifteenth-century chants, introduces us to the unicorn, pelican, phoenix, hydra and crocodile. Finally, Bernard Hughes' 2011 'A Medieval Bestiary' explores the relationship between medieval man and the animal world. The dramatis personae, taken from a fourteenth-century source, include the manticore, parander, gryphon, monoceros, dragon, panther, and scorpion, and Hughes' music is no less inventive and exhilarating.
5 October 2018 until 7 October 2018
North Yorkshire

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Yorkshire Dales English Music Festival

The third Yorkshire Dales English Music Festival builds on the success of previous events with an even more exciting programme. It will begin on Friday 5 October 2018 in the beautiful surroundings of St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth, with a combined concert and film showing. The EMF has collaborated with the Yorkshire Film Archive, commissioning three new films of archive material celebrating life, landscape, transport and work in the Yorkshire Dales; and we have set up a competition for top composition students to write music for these three films: the winning entries will be performed in this opening concert alongside the films that they describe.

Saturday 6 October will see a variety of recitals and concerts in St Andrew's, and on Sunday 7 the festival moves to Bolton Castle for several more concerts, including a violin-and-cello duo recital, performances of Howells' and Lambert's Clavichord, and a concert for violin and narrator, with new works written especially for the occasion by the composers Richard Blackford and Paul Lewis.
14 October 2018
Huntingdon Hall

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Worcester Concert Club - winter programme 2018/19

Laura Snowden, guitar

John Dowland: A Fancy
J S Bach: Suite no 3 for violoncello BWV 1009
Fernando Sor: Introduction and Variations on a theme by Mozart Opus 9
Agustin Barrios: Vals Opus 8 no 40
Heitor Villa Lobos: Five Preludes
Laura Snowden: Anpao
Guilio Regondi: Introduction et Caprice Op 23

NB Tutorial for students from the Elgar School, Deansway Worcester at 2pm on 13 October 2018.
16 October 2018
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square

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An evening of great music (Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Gershwin, etc.) played by a virtuoso pianist.

19 October 2018
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
N6 5HG

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A concert featuring cello and guitar duets spanning centuries and continents

St James Sussex Gardens
Sussex Gardens, Paddington
W2 3UD

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Beethoven Senses by AyseDeniz ft. Benjamin Hughes & Silent Disco

AyseDeniz Gokcin, piano
Benjamin Hughes, cello

Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven: Tempest Sonata
Beethoven: Pathetique Sonata

Beethoven Senses is AyseDeniz's upcoming album. This concert is a pre-release party, where all the attendees will have the chance to have their names in the hardcopy album booklet before it is manufactured.

The concert will feature Beethoven's most well known sonatas: Moonlight, Tempest and Pathetique along with colourful light designs at the church of St James Sussex Gardens in London. Throughout, there will be silent disco remixes of electronic music tracks dedicated to Beethoven, as well as information regarding the pieces that you will be able to listen to during the live performance.
21 October 2018
St John's
Smith Square

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+44 (0)20 7222 1061
Juliana – London premiere

Cheryl Enever, Juliana
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Kerstin
Samuel Pantcheff, Juan
Nova Music Opera
George Vass, conductor
Richard Williams, director

Joseph Phibbs: Juliana (new chamber opera with libretto by Laurie Slade - first London performance)

19 October 2018 until 22 October 2018

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Brecon Baroque Festival - Angels and Archangels

27 October 2018
St Ann's Church
St Ann Street
M2 7LF

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Chopin for piano

Exquisite Chopin music - virtuoso pianist - free glass of champagne - early finish
St Gabriel's
Warwick Square, Pimlico

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In advance: £12/ 10 (conc), at the door: £14/ 12 (conc)
Palestrina and the Papal Chapel: a century of music from Rome

Renaissance Singers
Stephen Rice, conductor

Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria

We return to Rome for our autumn concert as we explore the music of Palestrina and the composers of the Papal Chapel from the 16th century. We are delighted to welcome Stephen Rice, Director of the Brabant ensemble as our guest conductor for this concert as we perform music by Palestrina and his contemporaries. The Papal Chapel has inspired composers from all ages and the 16th century was no exception with both singers and composers traveling from Northern Europe as well as other parts of Italy and Spain for the chance to perform there. Palestrina is perhaps the composer who had the most enduring influence on the development of music from this time and his work is often seen as the high-point of Italian Renaissance polyphony. The centrepiece of our concert will be Palestrina’s eight part Missa assumpta est Maria. To complement Palestrina, we will also present music from the papal chapel which is considered to have inspired him. In particular, we will perform works by Guillaume du Fay, Giovanni Maria Nanino and Jean Bonnevin which whilst unfamiliar in the modern era, will have been the key influence on Palestrina’s writing.
5 October 2018
Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe
Railway Ave, London
SE16 4LF

Liz Aram
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07812 599340

Favourite Things

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Greg Morris, conductor & piano

My Favourite Things
from The Sound of Music
Music: Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960)
Arr: Greg Morris

O magnum mysterium
Morten Lauridsen (b. 1935)

Steal Away
from A Child Of Our Time
Arr. Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

Prelude No.2 in C sharp minor
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Piano: Andrew McCafferty

Knee Music
from Einstein on the Beach
Philip Glass (b. 1937)

Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
Words: Charles Anthony Silvestri (b. 1965)

Après un rêve
from Trois mélodies, Op. 7
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Words: Romain Bussine (1830-1899)
Soprano: Helen Kitley

The Blue Bird
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Words: Mary Coleridge (1861-1907)

Where Corals Lie
from Sea Pictures
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Words: Richard Garnett (1835-1906)
Arr. Donald Fraser
Conductor: Matthew Evan Smith

The Swimmer
from Sea Pictures
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Words: Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870)
Arr. Donald Fraser
Conductor: Anthony Phillips

O! wie will ich triumphieren
from Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Words: Gottlieb Stephanie (1741-1800)
Bass: Matthew Evan Smith

Psalm 23
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Accompanist: Andrew McCafferty

Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Two Daughters of This Aged Stream Are We
from King Arthur
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Sopranos: Liz Aram & Lucy Silver

Matona, mia cara
Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)

Blue Moon
Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Laurenz Hart (1895-1943)
Arr. David Blackwell

from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Arr: Carol Klose
Piano: Laura Sandford

from West Side Story
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)

‘Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles
And warm woollen mittens’

Nobody could have guessed that, when the breezy show tune My Favourite Things snuck into Rogers and Hammerstein’s Tyrolean tribute to the von Trapps, that – of all the songs in The Sound of Music – it would become the most iconic.

Covered by artists as diverse as John Coltrane, Kenny Rogers, Carole King, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, The Supremes and Kiri Te Kanawa, My Favourite Things enjoys an enduring popularity with a huge variety of audiences. The song provides the springboard for a special celebration by CML of choir members’ personal favourites from recent concerts, as well as some solo surprises.

In the atmospheric setting of the Brunel Museum’s impressive Grand Entrance Hall, the choir will present music by Elgar, Tippett, Lauridsen, Philip Glass, Irving Berlin, Schubert, Rheinberger and Whitacre, in a lively and eclectic programme designed to show CML at its best, performing music its singers love.

Rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the capital’s most accomplished choral ensembles, CML will be conducted by the group’s musical director Greg Morris.


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