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Format: 2018-06-19
Format: 2018-06-19
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    23 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Rossini's Petite messe solennelle | Sussex Chorus
    Alan Vincent, David Ireland, Elgan Llyr Thomas, John Walker, Katarzyna Balejko, Laura Ruhí Vidal, Sussex Chorus
    Hurstpierpoint College Chapel Hurstpierpoint BN6 9JS
    United Kingdom
    Petite messe solennelle
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
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    20 June 2018 - 8:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Summer Music by Candlelight
    Ex Cathedra Choir, Jeffrey Skidmore
    St Philips Cathedral Birmingham B3 2QB
    United Kingdom

    As a long summer day fades into evening, and candles flicker in the twilight, what could be more magical than to feel the air shimmer with song? This enchanting sequence of words and music is drawn from birdsong, sacred music, and four centuries of summer songs: an atmospheric – and entertaining – seasonal counterpart to our much-loved Christmas music by candlelight.

    beautifully conceived … performed exquisitely‘ (Birmingham Post)

    Summer is icumen in
    Traditional English ()
    Summertime, from 'Porgy and Bess'
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Dawn Chorus
    Alec Roth (1948- )
    Child of Heaven: Dawn Chorus
    Roxanna Panufnik (1968-)
    Now is the month of maying
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    3 Chansons de Charles d'Orléans
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • 19 June 2018 - 8:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Summer Music by Candlelight
    Ex Cathedra Choir, Jeffrey Skidmore
    St Philips Cathedral Birmingham B3 2QB
    United Kingdom

    As a long summer day fades into evening, and candles flicker in the twilight, what could be more magical than to feel the air shimmer with song? This enchanting sequence of words and music is drawn from birdsong, sacred music, and four centuries of summer songs: an atmospheric – and entertaining – seasonal counterpart to our much-loved Christmas Music by Candlelight.

    'beautifully conceived … performed exquisitely' (Birmingham Post)

    Summer is icumen in
    Traditional English ()
    Now is the month of maying
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    Summertime, from 'Porgy and Bess'
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Dawn Chorus
    Alec Roth (1948- )
    Child of Heaven: Dawn Chorus
    Roxanna Panufnik (1968-)
    3 Chansons de Charles d'Orléans
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
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    23 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
    Mark Heron, Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
    Southwell Minster Southwell NG25 0HD
    United Kingdom

    Mortality is one of the few certainties in life, and this concert offers two contrasting views of it from great philosophers of music, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Both are full of an awesome beauty, and suggest there is nothing to fear...

    Debussy was more concerned with the natural world and his marvelous quasi-symphony La Mer is the finest orchestral evocation of the moods of the sea.

    Tod und Verklärung (Death and transfiguration)
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    La Mer
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
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    23 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    JS Bach: Motets/Sonatas for violin and harpsichord | Yorkshire Bach Choir
    Peter Seymour, Rachel Podger, Yorkshire Bach Choir, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
    St Michael-le-Belfrey Church York YO1 7HH
    United Kingdom

    JS Bach’s motets represent some of his most beautiful and mesmerising musical compositions. Each motet is crafted with complete originality and skill using a dizzying range of choral techniques, from double-choir sonorities to canon, fugue and counterpoint, to explore their deeply felt and varied texts. Complementing this choral feast Yorkshire Bach Choir is pleased to welcome Rachel Podger, a musician who has been described as ‘the queen of the baroque violin’, performing some of Bach’s most wonderful music for violin and harpsichord.

    The 6 motets
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonatas for violin and harpsichord
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 24 June 2018 - 6:30pm
    Forest Philharmonic plays Beethoven, Ravel and Richard Strauss
    Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Shanahan, Tim Crawford
    Walthamstow Assembly Hall London E17 4SY
    United Kingdom

    Dawn breaks in Spain and a jester’s morning dance is underway in Ravel’s lively and sultry orchestral miniature. We are delighted to welcome Tim Crawford to perform Beethoven’s much-loved violin concerto with us. Another sunrise follows in the rousing and recognisable opening to Also sprach Zarathustra, based on Nietzsche’s philosophical work of the same name and used in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Quoting from Nietzsche, ‘Without music, life would be a mistake’.

    This concert has been made possible by the kind and generous legacy of Frank Long, a long-time supporter and helper of Forest Philharmonic.

    Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Also sprach Zarathustra
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    23 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius | Canterbury Choral Society
    Andrew Staples, Canterbury Choral Society, Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir, Edward Grint, Kathryn Rudge, Richard Cooke, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury CT1 2EE
    United Kingdom

    ‘This is the best of me;’ wrote Elgar on completion of The Dream of Gerontius, ‘this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory’.

    Probably the most evocative and enduring of the choral ‘greats’ of the 20th century, The Dream of Gerontius stirs emotional and impassioned solos and choruses within a full-bodied Romantic orchestral tapestry. We are thrilled to be welcoming back the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the fourth time. A world class orchestra with world class soloists and what promises to be another mighty occasion for performers and audience.

    The Dream of Gerontius
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    29 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Piccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios - Concert 5
    Victoria Simonsen, Warren Mailley-Smith, Zoë Beyers
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The West End’s newest chamber music series, Piccadilly Chamber Music Series, launched in 2018 with a season of five concerts that presents the complete piano trios of Ludwig van Beethoven.

    The final concert of the series celebrates the conclusion of this varied Beethoven cycle with the three remaining works for piano trio, including the brilliant Piano Trio No 2 in G major. These are punctuated with a short but spell-binding work by the Hungarian composer Kurtag for piano trio, and one of the great masterpieces of the romantic period for piano trio by the great Russian composer, Arensky.

    In this final concert of the series, violinist extraordinaire and leader of the CBSO, Zoë Beyers is joined by acclaimed cellist Victoria Simonsen and renowned British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith.

    Allegretto in E flat major for piano trio
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano Trio in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    10 Variations in G, 'Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu', for piano trio
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Varga Bálint Ligaturája, for piano trio
    György Kurtág (1926-)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
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    23 June 2018 - 5:00pm
    La traviata | Longborough Festival Opera
    Eddie Wade, Jenny Stafford, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Mark Stone, Paula Sides, Samantha Price, Sion Goronwy, Thomas Blunt, Timothy Dickinson
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Considered by Verdi to be his greatest work, this extraordinary, heart-wrenching love story features some of the best-known music in operatic repertoire. While hosting a lavish party, the famed courtesan Violetta falls in love with Alfredo and they escape Paris together. As they struggle for money in the countryside, Alfredo’s father attempts to separate the lovers, setting them on a path to tragedy.

    Conducted by Thomas Blunt, this new production of Verdi’s moving tale of society and morality is the Longborough debut of director Daisy Evans.

    Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

    Part of Longborough's 2018 season, which also includes Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

    La Traviata
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
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    26 June 2018 - 5:00pm
    La traviata | Longborough Festival Opera
    Eddie Wade, Jenny Stafford, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Mark Stone, Paula Sides, Samantha Price, Sion Goronwy, Thomas Blunt, Timothy Dickinson
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Considered by Verdi to be his greatest work, this extraordinary, heart-wrenching love story features some of the best-known music in operatic repertoire. While hosting a lavish party, the famed courtesan Violetta falls in love with Alfredo and they escape Paris together. As they struggle for money in the countryside, Alfredo’s father attempts to separate the lovers, setting them on a path to tragedy.

    Conducted by Thomas Blunt, this new production of Verdi’s moving tale of society and morality is the Longborough debut of director Daisy Evans.

    Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

    Part of Longborough's 2018 season, which also includes Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

    La Traviata
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
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