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Format: 2014-04-18
Format: 2014-04-18
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    Fri, 2014-04-18 18:00
    Bach's St Matthew Passion | Saint Michael's Singers / English Symphony Orchestra
    Edward Caswell, Ellie Laugharne, ESO Chamber Orchestra, Julian Smith, Kerry Beaumont, Lawrence White, Lynda-Jane Nelson, Saint Michael's Singers, Tim Kennedy
    Coventry Cathedral Coventry CV1 5AB
    United Kingdom

    Bach’s great, dramatic narration of the Passion is presented in the evocative setting of Coventry Cathedral, to be sung in English in the Neil Jenkins edition.

    Conducted by Kerry Beaumont, Saint Michael’s Singers and English Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra are joined by an excellent team of professional soloists with extensive international concert and opera experience.

    St Matthew Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £15, £20, concessions are £13 and £18 respectively, children and students half price Available from 01676532436 Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra - Holst's Planets, Strauss's 4 Last Songs
    Choir of Hipperholme Grammar School, Cressida Sharp, Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Guy
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    Many guests join us on the stage of the Town Hall for this concert, in a programme of well-loved works.The Choir of Hipperholme Grammar School sing two well-known choral excerpts of their own choice in the first half, which follow an overture which will evoke memories of television viewing for many people.The Overture to William Tell, Rossini's last opera composed in 1829, starts with a quintet of cellos, before winding up to the music used as the theme tune to both The Lone Ranger and William Tell television programmes.

    In contrast, the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss, also the composer's last work, are settings of three poems by Hesse and one by Eichendorff published as a set by his publishers only after his death. Like Grieg, Strauss was married to a singer and learned much about vocal writing from her. These songs portray a mood of peace and honesty in the evening of life, and the orchestra will be performing them with Cressida Sharp, first heard on the Town Hall stage in the Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde in February 2013.

    Holst's great tone poem,The Planets, remains the best-known of the composer's orchestral works and one of the most popular amongst concert audiences.The seven movements evoke the character of the planets: Mars,Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Perhaps Mars and Jupiter are the best-known movements. Specific staging directions are given for Neptune, the choir remaining off-stage, behind a door which Holst directs to be closed during the very last bar, leaving the voices fading into nothing - beyond the final frontier.

    Overture to 'William Tell'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Worthy is the Lamb from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    4 Letzte Lieder, '4 Last Songs'
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    The Planets
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    £15 balcony £13 balcony window £12 area £5 gallery Available from 01484 223200 Mon - Sat 9.15am-5.00pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-19 19:30
    Katya Apekisheva (piano)
    Katya Apekisheva
    Wigmore Hall London W1U 2BP
    United Kingdom

    Katya Apekisheva is one of Europe's foremost pianists, in demand internationally as both a soloist and chamber musician. A finalist and a prize-winner at the Leeds Piano Competition and Scottish Piano Competition, Katya has appeared as soloist with many of the world's leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic, The Philharmonia Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, The Moscow Philharmonic, The Jerusalem Symphony, The English Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    "...Astute colours and brilliant technique…" The Times

    Sonata for Keyboard in F minor
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Sonata for keyboard in E
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Sonata for Keyboard in B minor
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    V mlhách 'In the mists'
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
    Faschingsschwank aus Wien
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in F minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    £15, £20, £25, £30 Available from +44 (0)20 7935 2141 7 days a week: 10 am – 8.30 pm (no advance booking half an hour prior to a concert).
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    Sat, 2014-04-19 19:30
    National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Symphony Orchestra- The Year of the Trumpet
    John Wallace, Tecwyn Evans, The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow G2 3NY
    United Kingdom

    The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Symphony Orchestra is joined by one of the orchestra’s most popular recent conductors as New Zealander Tecwyn Evans leads a Commonwealth Celebration in Dundee and Glasgow. The Orchestra will be joined by one of the nation’s foremost musicians, trumpeter and RCS Principal John Wallace CBE, in James MacMillan’s Trumpet Concerto ‘Epiclesis’, a work both atmospheric and transcendental in equal measure. The Orchestra will also perform music by Walton, NYOS–alumnus Peter Longworth and Elgar’s stirring Enigma Variations.

    Johannesburg Festival Overture
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Ludi - Partita for Orchestra
    Peter Longworth (1990-)
    Epiclesis
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    £15, £10, £6 Available from 0141 353 8000 .
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    Fri, 2014-04-18 19:30
    National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Symphony Orchestra- The Year of the Trumpet
    John Wallace, Tecwyn Evans, The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
    Caird Hall Dundee DD1 3DB
    United Kingdom

    National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Symphony Orchestra is joined by one of the orchestra’s most popular recent conductors as New Zealander Tecwyn Evans leads a Commonwealth Celebration in Dundee and Glasgow. The Orchestra will be joined by one of the nation’s foremost musicians, trumpeter and RCS Principal John Wallace CBE, in James MacMillan’s Trumpet Concerto ‘Epiclesis’, a work both atmospheric and transcendental in equal measure. The Orchestra will also perform music by Walton, NYOS–alumnus Peter Longworth and Elgar’s stirring Enigma Variations.

    Johannesburg Festival Overture
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Ludi - Partita for Orchestra
    Peter Longworth (1990-)
    Epiclesis
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    £15, £10, £6 Available from 01382 434 940 Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am to 1.30pm.
  • Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
    Mozart's Requiem by candlelight | Barts Chamber Choir
    Barts Chamber Choir, Chris Lee, Ivor Setterfield, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Ave Verum Corpus in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 23 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £30, £25, £20, £16, £9 Available from 02077661100 Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm.
  • Fri, 2014-04-18 18:00
    Allegri's Miserere for Good Friday | New London Singers
    Ivor Setterfield, New London Singers
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Miserere mei
    Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
    Crucifixus à 8
    Antonio Lotti (c1667-1740)
    Song for Athene
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    The Dying Soldier
    Nigel Short ()
    Lamentations of Jeremiah
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Faire is the Heaven
    Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
    The Last Seven Words from the Cross
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    £22, £18, £14 Available from 02077661100 Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 20:00
    Mostly Mozart | Akeman Voices (chamber choir) / Akeman Chamber Orchestra
    Akeman Chamber Orchestra, Akeman Voices, Martin Quinn
    Church of The Immaculate Conception Bicester OX26 6AW
    United Kingdom

    Akeman Voices, north Oxfordshire's leading chamber choir, once again raise the roof supporting Voices for Hospices with an evening of beautiful music, mostly by Mozart! All proceeds in aid of local hospice - The Katharine House Hospice.

    Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, 'Solemn Vespers'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Insanae et vanae curae
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Voi che Sapete from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Il mio tesoro from Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Dove sono from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Porgi amor qualche ristoro from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £12 (free for under 16s) Available from 07722 131 874 8am - 8pm.
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Rosie Whiting (piano) - Contemporary Inspirations
    Rosie Whiting
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    Contemporary Inspirations: Exploring contemporary music and the works that inspired their composition.

    British born pianist Rosie Whiting is a musician who likes to get under the skin of contemporary performance and bring something new to the performance platform. In every concert she performs the audience can be guaranteed of hearing something new and unexpected.

    Rosie started playing the piano at the age of 7 after hearing her sister practice. In 2007 she won a place to study at the prestigious Purcell School of Music, with a full scholarship. Under the tutelage of Carole Presland she explored music from all the epochs and soon realised that her passion was with the contemporary repertoire.

    In 2009 Rosie began to study with Douglas Finch at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, and under his guidance immersed herself in modern music. During her time at Trinity, Rosie was able to work with many composers including Tansy Davies, Errollyn Wallen, John White and Mark Grey to name a few.

    In 2013 Rosie was awarded first prize in the John Halford Competition for contemporary piano music for her performance of Boulez Piano Sonata No 1 and Messiaen L'Alouette Lulu. She also made her concerto debut with a performance of Mozart Piano Concerto K 449.

    Sonata in C
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Loophole 1 from Loopholes and Lynchpins
    Tansy Davies (1973-)
    Excerpts from 24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Premonition from Preludes and Afterthoughts: Fantasy-Transcriptions on Chopin's Preludes Op 28
    Douglas Finch ()
    La Lugubre Gondola No 2
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Klavierstücke IX
    Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-)
    Vallee d'Obermann from 'Album d'un voyageur'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    £18 / £15 concessions Available from 020 7620 3055 Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm.
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    Sun, 2014-04-27 19:45
    Aberdeen Bach Choir - Music for all Seasons
    Aberdeen Bach Choir, Peter Parfitt, Simon Nieminski
    St Machar's Cathedral Aberdeen AB24 1RQ
    United Kingdom

    Aberdeen Bach Choir is a long established choir with a reputation for outstanding performances.The repertoire of the choir is wide and varied, from renaissance to 21st century, with works performed a cappella as well as with orchestral accompaniment. Aberdeen Bach Choir has over 100 members.

    This concert will take a journey through the main seasons of the Christian year, beginning with Advent and ending with Trinity. A significant piece of sacred music from each season will be presented.

    The choir will be accompanied by Simon Nieminski, the gifted virtuoso organist from St Mary's Metroplitan Cathedral in Edinburgh, who will play organ solos by Bach and Messiaen.

    Remember Now Thy Creator
    Charles Steggall (1826–1905)
    Ave Maria
    Robert Parsons (c1530-1570)
    Hodie Christus natus est
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621 )
    Choral Prelude 'In dulci jubilo'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Surge, illuminare Jerusalem (from Motets Book 3)
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Christus factus est
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    Take him, earth, for cherishing
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Dum transisset Sabbatum
    John Taverner (c1490-1545)
    Blessed be the God and Father
    Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
    Transports de Joie
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Viri Galilaei
    Patrick Gowers (1936-)
    Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    I saw the Lord
    Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
    £14, £12, students £5, under 16s free Available from 01224 641122 Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm.