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BBC Proms 2019 season


BBC Proms: Belshazzar's Feast
Gerald Finley, Baritone
Orféo Català,
Orféo Català Youth Choir,
London Symphony Chorus,
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor

Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Tuesday 20th August at 7:30pm

Royal Albert Hall, London

 

Proms Plus Talk

Musicologist Kate Kennedy introduces Elgar’s The Music Makers.

Thursday 29th August 2019 at 5:15pm
Imperial College Union

 

BBC Proms: The Music Makers

Stacey Tappan, soprano
Dame Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano
Anthony Gregory, tenor
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Hugh Wood: Scenes from Comus
Edward Elgar: The Music Makers

Thursday 29th August 2019 at 7:00pm

Royal Albert Hall

 

BBC Proms: Henry Wood Tribute

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank, violin
Leon McCawley, piano
BBC Concert Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, conductor

John Ireland: Piano Concerto

Saturday 31st August 2019 at 7:30pm

Royal Albert Hall

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22nd - 27th August 2019
Welsh Marches
Presteigne Festival
https://presteignefestival.com/site/events/

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Saturday 14th September at 7:30pm
Barbican Hall, London
Howard: New work (World premiere)
Matthews C: Violin Concerto
Walton: Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor

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Tuesday 17th September 2019, 7:30pm

Worthing Symphony Orchestra

William Alwyn: Symphony No. 3

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1HQ
www.worthingsymphony.co.uk

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English Music Festival - Yorkshire

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th September 2019

http://www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/2019-autumn-festival/programme.php

 

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 7.00pm

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

BLISS: Sonata for Piano and Violin

HOWELLS: Sonata no.3 in E minor for Violin and Piano

ALWYN: Sonatina

ELGAR: Sonata for Violin and Piano, op.82

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

 

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 11.00am

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

IRELAND: Sonatina

DYSON: Primrose Mount

DYSON: Four Preludes

BAINTON: Willows
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BAINTON: The Making of the Nightingale
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BAINTON: Visions

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: Ballade in D-flat

BAX: Piano Sonata no.2

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

 

2.30pm

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

BLOW: Lysander, I pursue in vain

PURCELL: Music for a while

PURCELL: Bess of Bedlam

FROBERGER: Lamentations

ECCLES: I burn, my brain consumes to ashes

HUMFREY: A Hymn to God the Father

PURCELL: Not all my torments

HANDEL: Sarai contenta un dì

PURCELL: How long, great God?

PURCELL: Evening Hymn

HANDEL: Occhi miei, che faceste?

PURCELL: From rosy bow’rs

BETHANY SEYMOUR | soprano

PETER SEYMOUR | harpsichord

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

 

7.00pm

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

PURCELL: various

BLOW: various

YORKSHIRE BACH CHOIR

PETER SEYMOUR | conductor; harpsichord

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

 

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2.30pm

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

FINZI: Selection of songs from Earth and Air and Rain, op.15

GURNEY: Snow

GURNEY: Desire in Springtime

TRIMBLE: Green Rain

GURNEY: The Fiddler of Dooney

WARLOCK: The Fox

WARLOCK: Jillian of Berry

IRELAND: Three Songs to Poems by Thomas Hardy

IRELAND: The Trellis

IRELAND: My true love hath my heart

DELIUS: The Bird’s Song

DELIUS: I-Brasil

KEEL: Three Saltwater Ballads

ELIZABETH THOMPSON | soprano

LORNA DAY | mezzo-soprano

PETER LIDBETTER | bass-baritone

DAVID JONES | piano

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

 

7.00pm

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

A programme to launch the EM Records discs Come, let us make love deathless and to preview a recently recorded disc celebrating the music of Constant Lambert and William Walton.

HOLBROOKE: Come, let us make love deathless

HOLBROOKE: I came at morn

HOLBROOKE: Homeland

HOLBROOKE: Killary

HOLST: selection from Twelve Humbert Wolfe Songs

LAMBERT: Trois pièces nègres pour les touches blanches

WALTON: Siesta

LAMBERT: Eight Poems by Li Po

WALTON (arr. Constant Lambert): Façade Suites no.s 1 and 2

JAMES GEER | tenor

ANDREW WEST | piano

RONALD WOODLEY | piano

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

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Wednesday 2nd October, 7.30pm

CBSO

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla – Conductor
Alison Balsom – Trumpet
Gipps Symphony No. 2
Thea Musgrave  Trumpet Concerto (CBSO Centenary Commission)
Walton Troilus and Cressida: Suite

https://cbso.co.uk/event/alison-balsom-plays-musgrave

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Thursday 3rd October at 7:30pm
Barbican Hall, London
Alwyn, Miss Julie
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Kenneth Richardson, Director
Anna Patalong, Miss Julie
Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Kristin
Samuel Sakker, Ulrik
Duncan Rock, Jean
BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Saturday 5th October 2019, 7.30pm

Malcolm Arnold Festival

Ealing Symphony Orchestra

Malcolm Arnold: Peterloo Overture

www.ealingso.org.uk

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Tuesday 8th - Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 3:00pm
David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London
English Song Prizes
Comprising the Major van Someren-Godfery and Michael Head prizes, students give an English song recital. This prize will continue at 10am on Wednesday 9 October.

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9th October at 7:30pm 

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH 
English Pastoral
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Johanna Roehrig, violin
Orchestra of St John’s
John Lubbock, conductor

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Friday 11th October at 7:30pm
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Bax, In the Faëry Hills
Vadym Kholodenko, Piano
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor

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Saturday 12 October – Sunday 13 October 2019
The 14th Malcolm Arnold Festival
Royal & Derngate, Northampton NN1 1DP
Director: Paul Harris
Live music, films and talks on this multi-faceted composer and his music.
Arnold highlights include:
Scottish Dances; ‘Peterloo’ Ovt.; guitar and piano recitals; Duos: Arnold for two
BBC Concert Orchestra perform Symphony No.2.
Other composers featured include Ruth Gipps and Walton.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

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Saturday 12th October at 7:30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Bax, In the Faëry Hills
Vadym Kholodenko, Piano
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor

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Sunday 13th October 2019
Fitzwilliam Quartet,  James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tillbrook (piano)
Bliss: Elegiac Sonnet
Delius: Late Swallows
Gurney: Ludlow and Teme
Vaughan Williams: String Quartet no 2
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

www.gloucestermusicsociety.org.uk

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Saturday 19th October 2019 at 7.30pm

Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London SW1X 9DQ
Tallis:  Hymn: How shall I sing that majesty
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on the theme by Thomas Tallis
Blackford Canticle of Winter, for saxophone & strings (first performance)
Vaughan Williams:  Rise heart, & Love bade me welcome, from  Five Mystical Songs      
Blackford: Pietà (London Premiere)

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gavin Carr
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo; Huw Montague Rendall, baritone; Amy Dickson, saxophone
www.cadoganhall.com

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The William Alwyn Festival 

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Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 1.05pm
David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London
Viola Recital
Students perform viola works by Dale, Bridge and Rubbra.

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Thursday 31st October at 6:15pm
Recital Hall, Royal College of Music, London
Music and Ideas: Oliver Soden on Michael Tippett
Oliver Soden in conversation with William Mival
Described as 'an exceptional piece of work' (The Spectator) and 'exhaustively researched' (The Guardian), Oliver Soden’s new biography of composer and RCM alumnus Sir Michael Tippett presents a fresh reappraisal of one of the last century’s most eclectic and visionary
musicians. Join us as we explore this book and hear some of Tippett’s vocal chamber music.

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Friday November 1, 2019 at 19:30
Royal Festival Hall, London
London Philharmonic Orchestra 
Piers Lane (piano) 
Anthony Weeden (conductor) 
Pieces celebrating British cinematic music - Various
Film music was never just about Hollywood – and from Lawrence of Arabia to James Bond, Brief Encounter to Four Weddings and a Funeral, British cinema has created its own legends, to utterly unforgettable music. As part of our Isle of Noises season, film music maestro Anthony Weeden introduces a century of great British film scores. The elegance of Murder on the Orient Express, the visionary pre-war sci-fi of Things to Come; the sheer emotion of the Love theme from Romeo and Juliet: these are the soundtracks of all our lives: and you’ll never hear them played with more energy or flair.
Arnold - Suite (David Copperfield)
Rota - Love theme (Romeo and Juliet)
Rodney Bennett - Waltz (Murder on the Orient Express)
Rodney Bennett - Love theme (Four Weddings and a Funeral)
Bliss - Suite (Things to come)

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Sunday 3rd November 2019

Ivor Gurney Hall, Pitt Street, GL1 2BH 
Gloucester Music Society

Britten - Holiday Diary
Bliss - Valses Fantastiques no 3, Triptych, A One Step
Roderick Williams - Goodwood by the Sea, Sea Fever (Ireland arr Williams)
Bingham - The Moon over Westminster Cathedral
Howells - Slow Dance, Cobbler's Hornpipe
Bantock - Cloisters at Midnight, Memories of Sapphire
Ireland - Decorations: The Island Spell, Moon-glade, The Scarlet  Ceremonies
Adrian Williams - new commission, World Première

Maria Marchant, piano

https://www.gloucestermusicsociety.org.uk

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Wednesday 6th Nov at 19:30
Royal Festival Hall, London
Knights and angels
Elgar, Froissart Overture, Op.19
Alwyn, Lyra Angelica Concerto for Harp and Strings
Lawrence Renes, Conductor
Juliette Bausor, Flute
Xavier de Maistre, Harp
London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Thursday 7th November at 7:00pm
Royal Festival Hall, London
Henry V: Live Screening
Walton, Film music from Henry V 
Philharmonia Orchestra
Frank Strobel, Conductor
Crouch End Festival Chorus

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Friday 8th November 5.30pm

Gloucester Cathedral 
All Souls’ Day Eucharist 

Ian Venables: Requiem Op.48

Choir of Gloucester Cathedral
Adrian Partington (conductor)

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Friday 8th November 2019 at 7.30pm
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA
Vaughan Williams: The Future (World Premiere)
Martin Yates, Conductor
Ilona Domnich, Soprano 
RSNO Chorus  
www.rsno.org.uk/concert/?c_id=964&action=Read+More 

 

Saturday 9th November 2019 at 7.30pm
Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY
Vaughan Williams: The Future (World Premiere)
Martin Yates, Conductor
Ilona Domnich, Soprano 

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
RSNO Chorus  
www.rsno.org.uk/concert/?c_id=965&action=Read+More 

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Saturday 9th November 2019 7:30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
RLPO
British Classics
Elgar Cockaigne Overture ‘In London Town

Vaughan Williams The Wasps: Overture and Suite

Britten Spring Symphony
https://www.liverpoolphil.com/

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Saturday 9th November at 7:30pm
Royal Festival Hall, London
Butterworth, A Shropshire Lad, rhapsody for string orchestra
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Walton, Belshazzar's Feast

Marin Alsop, Conductor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

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Sunday 10th November at 7:30pm
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Marin Alsop
Butterworth, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Walton, Belshazzar's Feast
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Saffron Walden Choral Society

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Sunday 17th November 2019 2:30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company
William Alwyn Festive March 
Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto
Doreen Carwithen Suffolk Suite

Simon Emery, conductor
Robin Haggart, tuba            
Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
https://www.liverpoolphil.com/

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Saturday 30th November 2019, 7:30pm
Ealing Symphony Orchestra
St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG
www.ealingso.org.uk

Doreen Carwithen: The Men of Sherwood Forest
Howard Blake: Piano Concerto (Julian Trevelyan, piano)

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Sat 30th November at 7:30pm
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
The Hallé - The Best of British Cinema
Williams, Film music from Harry Potter (Nimbus 2000)
Sherman, Film Music from Mary Poppins: Overture
Bennett, Four Weddings and a Funeral: Carrie's Bedroom
Nott, Film music from Wallace and Gromit: Theme and Chase
Black, James Bond medley (arr. Black)
Nyman, Film music from Gattacca
Dudley, Music from Poldark
Armstrong, Film music from Love Actually: Glasgow Love Theme
Marianelli, Film music from Atonement: Elegy for Dunkirk
Arnold, Film music from The Bridge on the River Kwai
Jarre, Film music from A Passage to India: Adela
Coates, The Dam Busters March
Boccherini, The Ladykillers: Minuet
Goodwin, Theme from "Where Eagles Dare"
Goodwin, 633 Squadron
Walton, Film music from Henry V
Sutherland, Carry On at Your Convenience (arr. Gavin Sutherland)

The Hallé
Stephen Bell, Conductor

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Sunday 1st December 2019
Villiers Quartet
Alwyn, String Quartet no 1 in D minor
Whettam, Hymnos Quartet
Parry, String Quartet no 3 in G major

https://www.gloucestermusicsociety.org.uk/

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Saturday 7th December 2019 at 7:30pm

Royal Festival Hall, London

Visions of England

Isle of Noises

Purcell (arr. Manze) Suite

Thomas Adès Violin Concerto (Concentric Paths)

Lawes (arr. Manze) Fantasy in G

Job: A Masque for Dancing

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Manze, conductor

Anthony Marwood, violin

https://www.lpo.org.uk/whats-on-and-tickets/5317-visions-of-england.html

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Thursday 12th December 2019 at 7.30pm

Barbican Hall, London

Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra

Elgar: Sea Pictures

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 4

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano

London Symphony Orchestra

https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/icalrepeat.detail/2019/12/12/1560/-/elgar-tippett-vaughan-williams.html

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Sunday 26 January 2020
Carducci Quartet
Moeran - String Quartet no 2
Rebecca Clarke - Poem
Britten - String Quartet no 1 in D minor

https://www.gloucestermusicsociety.org.uk/

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Sunday 23 February 2020

Ivor Gurney Hall, Pitt Street, GL1 2BH 
Gloucester Music Society

Tomkins - O sing unto the Lord
Byrd - Civitatis Sanctis Tui, Laudibus in Sanctis
Bennett - All Creatures Now
Weelks - As Vesta was from Latmos Hill descending
Tavener - Mother of God her I stand
Macmillan - O Radiant Dawn
Britten - Hymn to the Virgin, The Evening Primrose
Howells - The Scribe
Ireland - The Hills
Finzi - Nightingales, I praise the tender flower, My spirit sang all day
Delius - 3 songs from Six Early Songs
Pearsall - Lay a Garland
Bairstow - Music when soft voices die
Quilter - Daffodils
Holst - Lisa Lan
Vaughan Williams - The Cloud Capp'd Towers, Linden Lea

Octavo
www.gloucestermusicsociety.org.uk

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Wednesday 4th March 2020 7:30pm
St George's Hall Concert Room
Jennifer Johnston: A Journeywoman’s Tale
Head: Sweet chance that led my steps abroad 
Gurney: In Flanders
Ireland: Earth’s Call 
Ives: Tom Sails Away
Britten: O Waly Waly
Warlock My Own Country
Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel 

Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano 
Joseph Middleton, piano
https://www.liverpoolphil.com/

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Sunday 15th March 2020 at 7.00pm

Barbican Hall, London

British Roots

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Britten: Violin Concerto

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 6

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor

Vilde Frang violin

https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/icalrepeat.detail/2020/03/15/1551/-/vaughan-williams-britten.html

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Thu 19th March 2020 at 7:30pm
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
The Hallé 
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Butterworth, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad (orch. Roderick Williams)
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 9 in E minor

The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Roderick Williams, Baritone

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21st March 2020 at 3:00pm
St Mary’s Church, Painswick, Gloucs.
Painswick Music Society
Amy Beach: Romance and Sonata
Tasmin Little, violin
Piers Lane, piano
https://painswickmusicsoc.co.uk/programme/

 

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Sunday 29 March 2020
Christa Quartet with actors James Bolam MBE and Susan Jameson
James Bolam                  
Susan Jameson
"In Gloucestershire"
A snapshot of Gloucestershire life as portrayed in the words of Gloucestershire poets and writers 
and in the music of the string quartet "In Gloucestershire" by Herbert Howells.  Compiled by Christine Talbot-Cooper
www.gloucestermusicsociety.org.uk

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Saturday 4th April 2020 at 3:00pm
St Mary’s Church, Painswick, Gloucs.
Painswick Music Society
An English Idyll
Holst: St Paul’s Suite
Elgar: Sospiri
Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto
Ireland: Downland Suite
Walton: Touch her Soft Lips and Part
Britten: Simple Symphony

Orchestra of the Swan
https://painswickmusicsoc.co.uk/programme/

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Saturday 4th April 2020 at 7:30pm

Fantastic Chronicles
St. Stephen's Church, Enfield

Rustam Khanmurzin, piano 
Ireland: Piano Concerto 
Elgar: ‘Froissart‘ Overture 
Vaughan Williams: 'Fantasia on Greensleeves'. 
Arnold: 'Symphony No. 2'

http://www.southgatesymphony.co.uk

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25th April 2020 at 3:00pm
St Mary’s Church, Painswick, Gloucs.

Painswick Concert Society

Music by Butterworth, Gurney, CW Orr, John Sanders and others.
Roderick Williams, baritone
Iain Burnside, piano
https://painswickmusicsoc.co.uk/programme/

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25th April 2020 at
High Wycombe Parish Church
Hubert Parry: I was Glad
Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto

Edward Elgar: The Banner of St. George 
High Wycombe Choral Society 
The West Forest Sinfonia
Stephen Armstrong, conductor

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Saturday 16th May 2020, 7:30pm
Paul Lewis: Wurlitzer Concerto (Richard Hills, organ)

Ealing Symphony Orchestra
St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG
www.ealingso.org.uk

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Sunday 5th July, 2020 7:30pm

Saxodies and Symphonies
Saint Mary Magdalene Church, Enfield
Southgate Symphony Orchestra
Robert Burton, saxaphone (BBC Young Musician 2018 Grand Finalist) 

Coates: Rhapsody for Saxophone and Orchestra

http://www.southgatesymphony.co.uk/

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Thursday 9th July 2020 7:30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
RLPO
Walton Overture, Scapino: A Comedy Overture
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Tasmin Little violin
https://www.liverpoolphil.com/

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Saturday 11th July 2020, 7:30pm

Ealing Symphony Orchestra
St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG

George Lloyd: Symphony No. 2
William Alwyn: Pastoral Fantasia

www.ealingso.org.uk

 

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 Oct at 19:30
Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
The Hallé with Sir Mark Elder and James Ehnes, violin
Finzi, The Fall of the Leaf, Op.20
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Elgar, Symphony no. 1 in A flat major, Op.55
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin


Thu 5 Dec at 19:30
Cadogan Hall, London
The Magic of Christmas
The Magic of Christmas
Finzi, In Terra Pax
Warlock, Three Carols
Vaughan Williams, Folk songs of the Four Seasons
Delius, Sleigh Ride
Hilary Davan Wetton, Conductor
Julia Doyle, Soprano
William Dazeley, Baritone
City of London Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Sun 26 Jan 2020 at 15:00
Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot
SCAW (Piano/bass clarinet duo)
Ireland, Fantasy Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel
Weber, Andante and Rondo Ungarese in C minor, Op.35
Finzi, Five Bagatelles, Op.23
Piazzolla, L'Histoire du Tango: Cafe 1930
Piazzolla, L'Histoire du Tango: Nightclub 1960
Sarah Watts, Bass Clarinet
Clare, Anthony, Piano


Malvern College: The Great Hall
College Road, Malvern, West Midlands, WR14 3DF, United Kingdom
On Sunday 27 October 2019 at 15:00
Festival: Autumn in Malvern Festival
Stanford, Charles Villiers (1852-1924) String Quartet no. 3 in D minor
Stanford, Charles Villiers (1852-1924) Choral music
Elgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934) Choral music
Aldwyn Voices
Adrian Lucas Conductor
Brompton Quartet Quartet
Peter Sutton Narrator

 

The Carice Singers - Tis Nature's Voice
Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 19:30
Influence Church, Richmond
The Carice Singers 
George Parris (conductor) 
Songs by Howells, Bax, Ireland, Janácek, Elgar, Berg, Ross Edwards, Grieg, Finzi.
The Carice Singers - named after Edward Elgar's daughter - are professional performers who are known for a pure sound and an imaginative approach to a wide spectrum of choral music. Under its Director, George Parris, the ensemble has recorded no fewer than three discs for Naxos, which feature music by English twentieth-century composers, and which have been highly praised by reviewers. In the words of Gramophone magazine, "Few can match the Carice Singers for musicality and beauty of tone".
Influence Church 
Victoria Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4AS

 

Wed 11 Dec at 19:30
St John's Christmas Festival
St John's Smith Square, London
Christmas with the LCS
Britten, Saint Nicolas
Holst, Christmas Day (arr. Owain Park)
Adam, O Holy Night (arr. Max Pappenheim)
London Choral Sinfonia
Michael Waldron, Conductor

Mon 16 Dec at 19:30
Cadogan Hall, London
The Sixteen at Christmas
The Sixteen at Christmas
Walton, Make we joy now in this fest
Martin, Adam lay ybounden
Poston, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Warlock, Corpus Christi Carol
Holst, This have I done for my true love, Op.34 no.1
Praetorius, Lo, how a rose e'er blooming (arr. Jan Sandstrom)
Burton, Balulalow
McDowall, Of a rose
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, Conductor

 

Tue 17 Dec at 19:30
Cadogan Hall, London
The Sixteen at Christmas
The Sixteen at Christmas
Walton, Make we joy now in this fest
Martin, Adam lay ybounden
Poston, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Warlock, Corpus Christi Carol
Holst, This have I done for my true love, Op.34 no.1
Praetorius, Lo, how a rose e'er blooming (arr. Jan Sandstrom)
Burton, Balulalow
McDowall, Of a rose
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, Conductor

 

Sun 22 Dec at 19:30
Concert Hall Reading, Reading
The Sixteen and Harry Christophers
Walton, Make we joy now in this fest
Traditional, The Saviour's Work (The babe in Bethlem's manger laid)
Martin, Adam lay ybounden
Poston, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Warlock, Corpus Christi Carol
Holst, This have I done for my true love, Op.34 no.1
Praetorius, Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
Burton, Balulalow
McDowall, Of a rose
Anonymous, The Salutation Carol
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, Conductor

 

Tue 4 Feb 2020 at 19:30
Royal Festival Hall, London
Mark Wigglesworth Conducts Holst's The Planets
Mark Wigglesworth Conducts Holst's The Planets
Walton, Portsmouth Point Overture
Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 2 in A major, S 125
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Mark Wigglesworth, Conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano
Holst Singers
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Sat 18 Apr 2020 at 19:30
Huddersfield Town Hall, Huddersfield
Slaithwaite Philharmonic Concert
Holst, Egdon Heath, homage to Hardy, Op.47
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Adams, Harmonielehre
Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra
Benjamin Ellin, Conductor
David Greed, Violin


Fri 20 Sep at 19:30
Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Milton Court Hall, London
Britten Sinfonia: Refugee
Tippett, Variations on an Elizabethan Theme "Sellinger's Round": Variation 2 "Lament"
Turnage, Refugee for tenor and chamber orchestra (UK Premiere)
Knussen, Songs without Voices
Britten, Nocturne for tenor, 7 obbligato instruments and string orchestra, song cycle, Op.60
Allan Clayton, Tenor
Britten Sinfonia
Andrew Gourlay, Conductor


Thu 26 Sep at 19:30
Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham
A Child of our Time
Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20 (18')
Tippett, A Child of Our Time (65')
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Talise Trevigne, Soprano
Dame Felicity Palmer, Mezzo-soprano
Joshua Stewart, Tenor
Brindley Sherratt, Bass
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus

 

Fri 11 Oct at 13:00
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Lukes, London
Beethoven & Tippett
Tippett, The Heart's Assurance
Beethoven, An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98
Allan Clayton, Tenor
James Baillieu, Piano

 

Fri 25 Oct at 13:00
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Lukes, London
Beethoven & Tippett
Tippett, Sonata for Four Horns
Beethoven, Septet in E flat major, Op.20
LSO Ensembles


Fri 1 Nov at 13:00
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Lukes, London
Beethoven & Tippett
Tippett, Piano Sonata no. 1
Tippett, Piano Sonata no. 2
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 28 in A major, Op.101
Peter Donohoe, Piano

 

Fri 8 Nov at 13:00
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Lukes, London
Beethoven & Tippett
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 16 in F major, Op.135
Tippett, String Quartet no. 3
Heath Quartet

 

Sun 14 Jun 2020 at 19:00
Barbican Hall, London
LSO Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit
Walton, Viola Concerto
Tippett, A Child of Our Time
Antoine Tamestit, Viola
London Symphony Orchestra
Alan Gilbert, Conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director

 

Sat 14 Sep at 19:30
Barbican Hall, London
Howard, New work (World premiere)
Matthews C., Violin Concerto
Walton, Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor
Leila Josefowicz, Violin
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor

 

Wed 9 Oct at 19:30
Royal Festival Hall, London
The Inextinguishable
Bartók, Dance Suite, Sz. 77
Walton, Violin Concerto in B minor
Nielsen, Symphony no. 4, "The Inextinguishable," Op.29
Edward Gardner, Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Sat 9 Nov at 19:30
Royal Festival Hall, London
Belshazzar's Feast
Butterworth, A Shropshire Lad, rhapsody for string orchestra
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Walton, Belshazzar's Feast
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

 

Sun 10 Nov at 19:30
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Marin Alsop.
Butterworth, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Walton, Belshazzar's Feast
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Saffron Walden Choral Society

 

Sat 15 Feb 2020 at 19:30
Bedford Corn Exchange, Bedford
Walton, Viola Concerto
Beethoven, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Timothy Ridout, Viola
Philharmonia Orchestra

 

Sun 16 Feb 2020 at 19:30
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, Canterbury
Sunshine and Melody
Walton, Viola Concerto
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Timothy Ridout, Viola
Philharmonia Orchestra

 

Sun 14 Jun 2020 at 19:00
Barbican Hall, London
Walton, Viola Concerto
Tippett, A Child of Our Time
Antoine Tamestit, Viola
London Symphony Orchestra
Alan Gilbert, Conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director

 

Thu 9 Jul 2020 at 19:30
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Walton, Scapino, A Comedy Overture (Overture)
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique", Op.74
Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
Tasmin Little, Violin
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Saturday 25th July (pm, time tbc.)
National Youth String Orchestra in Tewkesbury Abbey.
Programme to include Howells Concerto for String
Orchestra and Beethoven Grosse Fugue

(time tbc, evening)
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Nico Muhly Senex puerum portabat
Stephen Paulus Sea Portraits
Elgar The Music Makers
Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Samuel Hudson, conductor

Sunday 26th July (evening, time tbc)
Elgar Enigma Variations
Parker Hora Novissima
Anita Watson,
Catherine Carby, Ed Lyon,
David Stout, Geraint Bowen (c)

 

Three Choirs Festival 2020

Worcester Cathedral and other venues (initial programme announcement)

https://3choirs.org/assets/Uploads/TCF-Worcester-2020-Advance-Flyer-Web.pdf


Monday 27th July (am, time tbc) 
Three Choirs Festival, Worcester
Celebrity Organ Recital: David Briggs plays Vierne,
his own ‘Variations on the A Train’ and an improvised
symphony with themes from the audience.

(pm, time tbc)
Robert Plane and the Elias Quartet:
Howells Rhapsodic Quintet
Bliss Clarinet Quintet


Tuesday 28th July (am, time tbc)
Three Choirs Festival, Worcester

Roderick Williams, Adrian Partington (c) and the
Philharmonia Chamber Players tell the tale of the Spanish
Conquest’s voyage to South America in Colin Matthews’

The Great Journey

 

(evening, time tbc)
Dobrinka Tabakova Centuries of Meditations
John Rutter Visions
Britten Saint Nicolas
Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir, Worcester and Gloucester
Girl Choristers, Joshua Ellicott, Geraint Bowen (c)

 

Wednesday 29th July (am, time tbc)
Three Choirs Festival, Worcester
English Symphony Orchestra Double Bill:
Philip Sawyers Mayflower on the Seas of Time
Beethoven Symphony No 7
James Francis Brown Symphony (premiere)

 

(evening, time tbc)
Gibbs Odysseus
Ruby Hughes, Njabulo Madlala, Adrian Partington (c)

 

Thursday 30th July (evening, tbc)

Howells Cello Concerto
Elgar Symphony No 3
Guy Johnston, Anna-Maria Helsing (c) 

 

Friday 31st July (morning, time tbc)
Three Choirs Festival, Worcester
Matthew Schellhorn gives a recital of recently discovered piano works by Howells.

 

(evening, time tbc)
Gabriel Jackson Festival Commission (premiere)
Nick Pritchard, David Hill (c)

 

Saturday 1st August 2020 (evening concert time tbc)
Three Choirs Festival, Worcester
Ireland A London Overture
Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
Walton Belshazzar’s Feast
Božidar Smiljanić
Samuel Hudson, conductor

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Notes for editor:

 

At St Mary de Lode Church, Gloucester, on 14 th September, we will be launching an EM Records release of the complete music for solo violin by Graham Whettam. The event – including a live performance, a talk from a close colleague of Whettam’s, and refreshments - will commence at 2p.m. and is free of charge, as part of Gloucester Heritage Open Days.

 

On 6 th November at the 1901 Arts Club in London’s Waterloo Duncan Honeybourne will be giving an EMF piano recital including Bridge’s Sonata, Britten’s Notturno and a new Sonata by Richard Pantcheff.

 

On 14 th December you can join us for an EMF White Christmas with the New Foxtrot Serenaders, where, in inimitable NFS style they will be performing all your favourite Christmas songs at St Lawrence’s church in Chobham. This is a fund-raising concert for a forthcoming EM Records NFS recording, so please support us if you can. Seasonal drinks and mince pies will – of course! – be available.

 

On 14 th-16 th February 2020 the English Music Festival goes to Johannesburg, South Africa for a three-day Festival. Based in and around St George’s Church, Parktown, concerts will range from performances by local choirs and organists, through to recitals for violin and piano / violin and reciter, to Holst and Vaughan Williams played by a celebrated Johannesburg-based wind ensemble. There will be a number of free events and we intend to involve the local community to the full.

 

 

Revised format:

  • Wednesday 3 July 2019, 7.30pm
  •  address and postcode
  •  composers represented: Gipps / Musgrave / Vaughan Williams
  • link to specific event page

 

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