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3 March 2023
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

Details:
St James's Church, Piccadilly
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£22, £28, £38
The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series (Concert No.1)

Warren Mailley-Smith - Piano
String soloists to be confirmed

Debussy - Piano Trio in G major
Beethoven – Piano Trio in D major "The Ghost"
Chopin - Piano Trio in G minor Op 8

The West End’s newest chamber music platform, The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series, continues in 2023 with five exceptional candlelit concerts exploring some of the most romantic chamber music ever written.

'Stunning' - Classic FM

Featuring
Warren Mailley-Smith - Piano
String soloists to be confirmed

Programme (Concert No.1)
Debussy - Piano Trio in G major
Beethoven – Piano Trio in D major "The Ghost"
Chopin - Piano Trio in G minor Op 8

The popular Piccadilly Chamber Music Series is delighted to present five candlelit concerts from January to July 2023 in the beautiful setting of St James’ Piccadilly.

Set in the heart of London’s West End, The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series provides an exciting new platform for some of the UK’s most outstanding musicians and a new opportunity for audiences to hear some of the world’s greatest chamber music masterpieces performed in an inspiring setting. Each concert showcases some of the UK’s greatest musicians in displays of enormous virtuosity and sublime calmness.
 
4 March 2023
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
23 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW

Details:
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£19, £29, £38
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith

Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 ('Moonlight Sonata')
Chopin – Nocturne in C sharp min - Posthum.
Chopin - Fantasy Impromptu Op 66
Chopin - Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op 23
Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 l
INTERVAL
Beethoven – Sonata in F minor, Op 57 (‘Appassionata Sonata’)
Liszt - La Campanella
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Rachmaninov – Prelude in C sharp minor
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

Renowned British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, performs a selection of sensational classical and romantic works for solo piano. Treat yourself and your loved ones to an evening of stunning music by candlelight at the beautiful venue of St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place for an evening to remember.

In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British pianist to perform Chopin's complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John's Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an "epic achievement", Mailley-Smith will repeat the series at several venues in 2022.
He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation and gave over 100 solo performances in 2021.
 
11 March 2023
 
6.00pm
St Mary Le Strand Church
The Strand, London
Westminster
WC2R 1ES

Details:
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£35
Bach Piano Concertos by Candlelight (6pm and 8.30pm)

Warren Mailley-Smith - Piano
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta - Orchestra

Bach - Piano concerto in D major
Bach - Piano concerto in A major
Bach - Piano concerto in D minor

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta and renowned pianist Warren Mailley-Smith perform a selection of Bach's magnificent piano concertos by candlelight in the beautiful setting of St Mary Le Strand, London. A hugely appealing evening designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

Note - there are two performances available: 6pm and 8.30pm

Since its formation in 2017, the Piccadilly Sinfonietta have become a regular feature on the UK concert scene, giving up to 100 performances a year in some of the country’s most beautiful and prestigious venues. The ensemble comprises some of the most prodigious musical talent and performs exclusively with leading virtuoso soloists. The group performs under the artistic direction of its founder, concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and focuses on the virtuoso concerto repertoire of the baroque, classical and early romantic periods.

In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British pianist to perform Chopin's complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John's Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an "epic achievement", Mailley-Smith will repeat the series at several venues in 2022.
He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation and gave over 100 solo performances in 2021.

Here's a short video of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta performing with Warren Mailley-Smith:

https://youtu.be/5RUlxbk27ls
 
17 March 2023
 
6.30pm
1901 Arts Club
1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton St, Lambeth, London SE1 8UE
Lambeth
SE1 8UE

Details:
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£35
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | Sonata No. 3 (6.30pm or 9pm)

Warren Mailley-Smith

(All Chopin)
Three Ecossaises, Op. post
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor op.66
Waltz No. 14 in E Minor, Op. posth
Variations Brillantes on Je vends des Scapulaires op.12
Berceuse in Db op.57
Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
Mazurka No. 41 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 63, No. 3
Sonata No.3 in B minor op.58

Celebrate the end of the week with a pre-dinner (6.30pm) or post-dinner (9pm) performance of Chopin, complete with a complimentary champagne reception!


Concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform the complete works of Chopin in one series of concerts, from memory. He continues his successful monthly series at the exclusive 1901 Arts Club from October 2022 with another 8 programmes of Chopin's greatest masterpieces.


The complimentary champagne will be served from 30min prior to the start of each performance.

"Stunning" Classic FM

The brilliant piano music of the great Frederic Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.
 
18 March 2023
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

Details:
St James's Church, Piccadilly
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£22, £28, £38
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta (orchestra)
Violin soloist to be confirmed

Purcell – Chaconne in G minor
Bach - Piano Concerto No.3 in D Major
Mozart – Divertimento in B flat major
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, and other magnificent works by candlelight in the beautiful setting of St James Church, Piccadilly. A hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!
 
23 March 2023
 
6.30pm
1901 Arts Club
7 Exton St, Lambeth, London SE1 8UE
Lambeth
SE1 8UE

Details:
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£45
Chamber Music In Focus Series - Concert No.1 - 6.30pm Perf (Wine & Canapes Included)

Ellie Fagg - Violin
Katherine Jenkinson – Cello
Warren Mailley-Smith – Piano

Beethoven - Piano trio Op.1 No.1 in E flat major
Mendelssohn - Piano trio No. 1 in D minor

Enjoy a unique, candlelit musical experience in this intimate venue, conveniently located next to London Waterloo station. Three brilliant performers share their passion for a selection of stunning masterpieces. Take advantage of the informal, salon setting to meet the musicians at the wine and canapés reception. Join us for an early-bird prelude to your evening, or surprise your dinner guest with an after-dinner performance at the 9pm performance.

The complimentary wine and canapes reception starts at 6pm i.e. 30mins prior to the performance
 
9.00pm
1901 Arts Club
7 Exton St, Lambeth, London SE1 8UE
Lambeth
SE1 8UE

Details:
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£45
Chamber Music In Focus Series - Concert No.1 - 9pm Perf (Wine & Canapes Included)

Ellie Fagg - Violin
Katherine Jenkinson – Cello
Warren Mailley-Smith – Piano

Beethoven - Piano trio Op.1 No.1 in E flat major
Mendelssohn - Piano trio No. 1 in D minor

Enjoy a unique, candlelit musical experience in this intimate venue, conveniently located next to London Waterloo station. Three brilliant performers share their passion for a selection of stunning masterpieces. Take advantage of the informal, salon setting to meet the musicians at the wine and canapés reception. Join us for an early-bird prelude to your evening, or surprise your dinner guest with an after-dinner performance at the 9pm performance.

The complimentary wine and canapes reception starts 30mins prior to the performance
 
24 March 2023
 
7.30pm
Manchester Cathedral
Victoria Street
Manchester
M3 1SX

Details:
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£38, £29, £19
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Warren Mailley-Smith

Purcell – Chaconne in G minor
Bach - Piano Concerto No.3 in D Major
Mozart – Divertimento in B flat major
(Interval)
Vivaldi – Four Seasons


On Friday 24th March, in the impressive setting of St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a spectacular selection baroque and classical masterpieces including Vivaldi's magnificent 'Four Seasons'. This exceptional candlelit concert will help you celebrate the weekend in style!

'Stunning' - Classic FM

Since its formation in 2017, the Piccadilly Sinfonietta have become a regular feature on the UK concert scene, giving up to 100 performances a year in some of the country’s most beautiful and prestigious venues. The ensemble comprises some of the most prodigious musical talent and performs exclusively with leading virtuoso soloists. The group performs under the artistic direction of its founder, concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and focuses on the virtuoso concerto repertoire of the baroque, classical and early romantic periods.
 
25 March 2023
 
7.30pm
St Ann's Church
44 St Ann Streer
Manchester
M2 7LF

Details:
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£19, £29, £38
Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Violin/guest leader to be confirmed
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Purcell – Chaconne in G minor
Bach - Piano Concerto No.3 in D Major
Mozart – Divertimento in B flat major
(Interval)
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, and other magnificent works by candlelight in the beautiful setting of St Ann's Church, Manchester. A hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

'Stunning' - Classic FM

Since its formation in 2017, the Piccadilly Sinfonietta have become a regular feature on the UK concert scene, giving up to 100 performances a year in some of the country’s most beautiful and prestigious venues. The ensemble comprises some of the most prodigious musical talent and performs exclusively with leading virtuoso soloists. The group performs under the artistic direction of its founder, concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and focuses on the virtuoso concerto repertoire of the baroque, classical and early romantic periods.
 
31 March 2023
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£22, £28, £38
The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series - French Connections (Concert No.2)

Laura Rickard (violin)
Findlay Spence (cello)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Faure - Piano trio op 120 in D min
Beethoven - Piano trio, Op 1 no. 2In G major
Lili Boulanger - Piano Trios "D'un soir triste" (1918) and "D'un matin de printemps" (1918)

Now in its 6th season, the Piccadilly Chamber Music Series is delighted to present five concerts exploring the amazing wealth of piano trio repertoire from France in the 19th and 20th centuries alongside masterpieces by Beethoven.

Tonight’s musicians have collectively performed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, conductors and in the most prestigious Chamber Music Festivals in the UK and abroad. Their breathtaking range of combined musical experience and virtuosity will ensure this thrilling programme is a night to remember.

Set in the heart of London’s West End, The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series provides an exciting platform for some of the UK’s most outstanding musicians and a new opportunity for audiences to hear some of the world’s greatest chamber music masterpieces performed in an inspiring setting. Each concert showcases some of the UK’s greatest musicians in displays of enormous virtuosity and sublime calmness.
 
11 March 2023
 
7.30pm
St John's Church
St John's Road, Epping
Essex
CM16 5DN

Details:
Web site

£12 (£10 if purchased in advance): free for children and full-time students under 25
Heavenly Sounds

Felicitas Chamber Choir
Simon Winters, Conductor
Roger Bluff, Organ

William Byrd: Mass for Five Voices
J S Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm
Jean Langlais: Messe solennelle
Antonio Caldara: Crucifixus a 16

 
26 March 2023
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall
Chapel Walk Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3LD

Details:
Web site
Winter series - 2022/2023

Maria Marchant, piano

Handel - Chaconne in G
Grieg - Lyric Pieces (Arietta Op 12 no 1; Butterfly Op43 no 1)
Debussy - La cathedrale engloutie - Preludes book 1
Schubert - Impromptu in G flat D899 no 3
Sibelius - Impromptus Op 5
Roderick Williams - Goodwood by the Sea
John Ireland arranged Roderick Williams - Sea Fever
John Ireland - London Pieces
Clara Schumann - Soirees musicales Op 6
Joanna Gill - Colourful Symmetry
Rachmaninov - Prelude in B minor Op 32 no 10
Roderick Williams - Chaconne at Five


See website for further details
 
23 March 2023
 
7.30pm
St Peter's Eaton Square
119 Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL

Details:
Web site

Tickets GBP 16, reduced price GBP 12, available online and on the door
The Road to Renaissance - From brilliant Brumel to brand-new Barnard

Orlando Chamber Choir
Jessica Norton, guest director

Ockeghem - Intemerata Dei mater
Regis - Celsitonantis
Regis - Ave Maria
Des Prez - Inviolata, integra et casta es
Des Prez - In te, Domine, speravi
Des Prez - Mille regretz
Des Prez - Adieu mes amours
Barbireau - Osculetur me
Obrecht - Beata es, Maria
Compere - Scaramella fa la galla
Brumel - Sicut lilium inter spinas
Brumel - Da pacem
Brumel - Tous les regretz
Brumel - Laudate Dominum
Brumel - O Domine Jesu Christe
Barnard - Da pacem (world premiere)
Verdelot - Fuggi, cor mio
Verdelot - Madonna, qual certezza
Verdelot - Gran dolor di mia vita
Verdelot - Con soave parlar

Antoine Brumel was a 15th-century musical superstar whose works were performed throughout Europe and enjoyed by Luther and the Pope alike. When Jacob Obrecht died in Ferrara, one of Europe's main cultural centres, Brumel was offered his highly-paid post for life. His compositions combine medieval rhythms with smooth polyphony, picked up from his teacher Josquin des Prez, and adds complex canons to impress his contemporaries (and us!). This blend helped create the rich language of the Renaissance, to which Brumel's Franco-Flemish contemporaries added their voices, distributing their enlightened compositions throughout Europe...

...and on to Britain where, in 2022, composer Richard Barnard took inspiration from Brumel's Da pacem to produce an even more canonic companion piece, dedicated to Lucy Goddard and Orlando Chamber Choir.

Join us on our Road to Renaissance - and beyond!
 
7.30pm
St Peter's Eaton Square
119 Eaton Square, London
Greater London
SW1W 9AL

Details:
Web site

Tickets GBP 16, reduced price GBP 12, available online and on the door
The Road to Renaissance - from brilliant Brumel to brand-new Barnard

Orlando Chamber Choir
Jessica Norton, guest director

Ockeghem - Intemerata Dei mater
Regis - Celsitonantis
Regis - Ave Maria
Des Prez - Inviolata, integra et casta es
Des Prez - In te, Domine, speravi
Des Prez - Mille regretz
Des Prez - Adieu mes amours
Obrecht - Beata es, Maria
Compere - Scaramella fa la galla
Brumel - Sicut lilium inter spinas
Brumel - Da pacem
Brumel - Tous les regretz
Brumel - Laudate Dominum
Brumel - O Domine Jesu Christe
Barnard - Da pacem (world premiere)
Verdelot - Fuggi, cor mio
Verdelot - Madonna, qual certezza
Verdelot - Gran dolor di mia vita
Verdelot - Con soave parlar

Antoine Brumel was a 15th-century musical superstar whose works were performed throughout Europe and enjoyed by Luther and the Pope alike. When Jacob Obrecht died in Ferrara, one of Europe's main cultural centres, Brumel was offered his highly-paid post for life. His compositions combine medieval rhythms with smooth polyphony, picked up from his teacher Josquin des Prez, and adds complex canons to impress his contemporaries (and us!). This blend helped create the rich language of the Renaissance, to which Brumel's Franco-Flemish contemporaries added their voices, distributing their enlightened compositions throughout Europe...

...and on to Britain where, in 2022, composer Richard Barnard took inspiration from Brumel's Da pacem to produce an even more canonic companion piece, dedicated to Lucy Goddard and Orlando Chamber Choir.

Join us on our Road to Renaissance - and beyond!
 
4 March 2023
 
7.30pm
St Matthew's Church
20 Great Peter Street
London
SW1P 2BU

Details:
Liz Aram
Web site
E-mail
‭07812 599340‬

16.00/14.00
In Nomine - CHORAL WORKSBY J O H NTAVERNER (1490-1545) & JOHNTAVENER (1944-2013)

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Conductor: Greg Morris

John Taverner:
Dum Transisset Sabbatum.
Audivi vocem.
Quemadmodum.
Gloria from Western Wynde Mass

John Tavener:
The Lamb
Funeral ikos
Magnificat (from Collegium Regale).
As one who has slept
Hymn to the mother of God
Song to Athene

John Taverner was the most significant English composer of the early 16th century, his reputation resting principally on his sacred works. Few details are known of his life, though he is thought to have been born near Boston, Lincolnshire. The first unequivocal references to him appear in 1524 as a lay clerk of the choir of the collegiate church of Tattershall, where there was a lively and enterprising musical tradition.

Like his 16th-century ancestor and near-namesake, John Tavener’s reputation rests largely on an output of religious vocal works. A friend of John Lennon and Ringo Starr during their mid-1960s Beatles peak, Tavener introduced a contemplative stillness and artful simplicity into the contemporary choral repertoire. His conversion to the Russian Orthodox faith in 1977 resulted in a steady flow of hauntingly beautiful vocal scores without precedent in modern times.
Collegium Musicum of London’s tribute to these two remarkable composers includes some of their most celebrated works, Taverner’s Dum transisset, Audivi vocem and Quemadmodum, and Tavener’s Magnificat, The Lamb and Song for Athene – made famous after it was performed at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.

Rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the capital’s most accomplished chamber ensembles, Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir will be conducted, with his usual poise and panache, by Greg Morris.
 
16 March 2023
 
10.30am
St George's Jesmond
St George's Close, Jesmond
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 2TF

Details:
Web site
Come and sing choruses from Handel's Messiah with Choir of the Earth's Messiah Tour.

 
18 March 2023
 
10.00am
The Parish Church of St Cuthbert
5 Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH1 2EP

Details:
Web site

£25 standard | £5 students
Come and sing Messiah with Choir of the Earth - Manchester

Led by Ben England BEM

Choir of the Earth is a global online choir that has welcomed thousands of amateur singers from over 35 countries to our digital choral courses.

In 2022/23, for the first time ever, we are taking our choir room on the road with a UK and Ireland tour - come and sing with us a selection of choruses from Messiah by George Frideric Handel!

We would love absolutely everybody to join us, whether or not you have ever sung with us, or even sung in a choir!

When you sign up, you will receive all the resources you need to learn/revise and practise your part, note-by-note, including online overview sessions for each voice part and full choir the week before the event, where you can meet other attendees in the live text chat.

On the day of the event our award-winning conductor, Ben England BEM, will lead everyone in workshops to rehearse a selection of choruses, with his characteristic charm, fun and inspirational musical direction. Then he will conduct us in an unforgettable early evening concert performance.

We hope to welcome friends old and new to join us for a day of singing and fun... and you never know who might pop by to wish us well!

Choir of the Earth - Messiah Tour

 
25 March 2023
 
10.00am
St Peter Mancroft
Hay Hill
Norwich
NR2 1QQ

Details:
Web site

£25 standard | £5 students
Come and sing Messiah with Choir of the Earth - Norwich

Led by Ben England BEM

Choir of the Earth is a global online choir that has welcomed thousands of amateur singers from over 35 countries to our digital choral courses.

In 2022/23, for the first time ever, we are taking our choir room on the road with a UK and Ireland tour - come and sing with us a selection of choruses from Messiah by George Frideric Handel!

We would love absolutely everybody to join us, whether or not you have ever sung with us, or even sung in a choir!

When you sign up, you will receive all the resources you need to learn/revise and practise your part, note-by-note, including online overview sessions for each voice part and full choir the week before the event, where you can meet other attendees in the live text chat.

On the day of the event our award-winning conductor, Ben England BEM, will lead everyone in workshops to rehearse a selection of choruses, with his characteristic charm, fun and inspirational musical direction. Then he will conduct us in an unforgettable early evening concert performance.

We hope to welcome friends old and new to join us for a day of singing and fun... and you never know who might pop by to wish us well!

Choir of the Earth - Messiah Tour

 
11 March 2023
 
7.30pm
The Queen’s Hall
85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh
EDINBURGH
EH8 9JG

Details:
Iain Lennox
Web site
+447982662645

Adult £16, Concession £14, Child £8
An Evening of Traditional Scottish Fiddle Music

Edinburgh Highland Reel & Strathspey Society Orchestra
Yla Steven BEM, Musical Director
Colette Ruddt, Mezzo Soprano
Martin Duncan, Piper

A selection of marches, strathspeys, reels, jigs and hauntingly beautiful slow airs

The Edinburgh Highland Reel & Strathspey Society (EHRSS) is pleased to return to the Queen’s Hall to present another varied programme of traditional Scottish fiddle music. The evening will feature the orchestra, under the baton of well-known Scottish fiddle-player Yla Steven BEM, playing a selection of marches, strathspeys, reels, jigs and hauntingly beautiful slow airs.

In addition, EHRSS welcomes back the renowned Scottish mezzo soprano Colette Ruddy who has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the country with her glorious renditions of Scottish songs. They will also be joined by accomplished piper Martin Duncan

Founded in 1881, EHRSS was the first society of its type, set up to promote and preserve the traditional style of fiddle-playing. Its members are proud to continue that tradition in the 21st century.

Last year saw a return to concerts following the pandemic, starting in March in The Queen's Hall. In May we held a charity concert in Blackford, Perthshire. In the autumn there were concerts at Craiglockhart Parish Church, at The Regal Theatre in Bathgate and a St. Andrews Night concert at The Reid Memorial Church in Edinburgh.
 


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