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Other Concerts and Events

 

In this section, members may submit infomation about British music events around the UK and beyond. We very much hope this will be a source of inspiration!

 

Please note that whilst every effort is made to check the details which are posted here, they are provided by a third party. You should always check programmes, venues and dates before travelling to these events.

Friday 24th March 2017 at 7.30pm 

Number 8, Pershore, 8 High Street, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 1BG

The English Genius

Holst St Paul’s Suite

Purcell Chaconne
Tippett Little Music for Strings
Walton Two Pieces from Henry V
Elgar Serenade for Strings
Britten Simple Symphony

Orchestra of the Swan

David Curtis conductor

http://www.orchestraoftheswan.org/event/the-english-genius-pershore/

Friday 24th March 2017 at 8:00pm and 

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 8:00pm

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3006 Australia
Last Night of The Proms
Berlioz: Overture Le Corsair 
Delius: Song of Summer 
Ireland: Piano Concerto 
Walton: excerpts from Façade 
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry 
Grainger: English Country Garden 
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance
Arne’s Rule, Britannia, Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs and Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Liane Keegan, Alto 
Piers Lane, piano
http://www.mso.com.au/whats-on/2017/last-night-of-the-proms/

Saturday 25th March 2017, 3.00pm

Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Music Society

Second performance of 'Through These Pale Cold Day' - a song cycle for tenor, viola and piano by Ian Venables, plus English songs by Gurney, Finzi, Vaughan Williams. 
W. Dennis Browne, Dubery and Dring

Schubert - Auf dem Strom
Schumann - Märchenbilder

James Gilchrist (tenor), Benjamin Frith (piano), Louise Williams (viola)

http://www.gloucestermusicsociety.org.uk/

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 7.30pm

Chester Cathedral

Chester Music Society Choir
The Music of Vaughan Williams
Ralph Vaughan Williams:

The Garden of Proserpine (a rare performance) 
In the Fen Country 
Dona Nobis Pacem
 
Alison Pearce, soprano
James Cleverton, baritone
Graham Jordan Ellis, conductor
Liverpool Sinfonia
Chester Music Society Choir

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 7.30pm

St. Michael and All Angels Church , Bedford Park London W4 1TT
Butterworth: English Idyll No.1 
Walton: Cello Concerto 
Vaughan Williams: Jobs: A Masque for Dancing

West London Sinfonia 

Conductor: Philip Hesketh

Soloist: Bartholomew LaFollette

https://westlondonsinfonia.org/

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 7.30pm

United Reformed Church, Southernhay, Exeter, Devon

Serenade for Strings: Edward Elgar
Piano Concerto No. 4: William Sterndale Bennett 

Karelia Suite: Jean Sibelius
Symphony in D minor: César Franck
Exeter Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Northcott;

piano soloist Richard Deering
2016 marks the bicentenary of the birth of the composer, pianist, conductor and influential musical educator William Sterndale Bennett thus providing an opportunity to reappraise his contribution to the English musical landscape in the Victorian era.

Sunday 26th March 2017 at 3:00pm

St John's Smith Square, London
Gibbs, Piano Trio No.1
Bowen, Piano Trio in E minor Op.118
Rawsthorne, Piano Trio
Ireland, Piano Trio No. 3 in E minor

London Piano Trio

10% discount quoting the promotional code LOTEH10 when ordering online at: https://www.sjss.org.uk/events/London-piano-trio-3
or by phoning the box office on 020 7222 1061

https://www.sjss.org.uk/events/london-piano-trio-3

Saturday 1st April 2017 at 7.30pm

St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London
Malcolm Arnold: A Flourish for Orchestra
Elgar: Sospiri 
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No. 7 
Elgar: Enigma Variations 

Conductor: Tom Hammond
http://www.sinfoniatamesa.org.uk/

Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 2.45PM

Assembly Hall, Worthing
The History of Mr Polly, William Alwyn
Wurlitzer Concerto, Paul Lewis
Grainger, Handel in the Strand
William Alwyn, Suite from 'Geordie'
Copland, Hoe Down (Rodeo)
Prokofiev, Troika - Lt. Kije Suite
Worthing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, Conductor
Richard Hills, Organist
www.worthingsymphony.co.uk

6th April 2017 at 7.30pm

Princess Alexandra Hall, Overseas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR
Bach: Concerto in D minor for 2 violins and piano BWV1043 (arr. Sauret)
E.J.Moeran: Sonata for 2 violins
Rebecca Clarke: Suite for 2 violins and piano
Paul Patterson: Allusions for 2 violins and piano (premiere)

Sarasate Navarra for 2 violins and piano
Midori Komachi and Sophie Rosa violins, Simon Callaghan, piano

Friday 7th April 2017 at 8.00pm

The Artrix, Bromsgrove 

Bromsgrove Concerts

Britten: Oboe Quartet

Mozart: Adagio K580a for Cor Anglais and Strings
Lennox Berkeley: Oboe Quartet
Moeran: Phantasy Quartet

Schubert: String Trio Movt in B Flat D471
Richard Rodney Bennett: Arethusa (Oboe Quartet)
Francaix: Cor Anglais Quartet

Nicholas Daniel, oboe
Jacqueline Shave, violin
Clare Finnimore, viola
Caroline Dearnley, cello
http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/

Saturday 29th April 2017 at 7:30pm

Spinney Theatre, Northampton NN3 6DG 
Alwyn - Symphony no. 5 “Hydriotaphia”
Bartok - Piano Concerto N0.3
Mussorgsky - A Night on a Bald Mountain
Sibelius - Symphony No.5
Northampton Symphony Orchestra
Arta Arnicane, piano
John Gibbons, conductor

http://nso.org.uk

Sunday 7th May 2017 at 2.45PM

Assembly Hall, Worthing
John Williams: Star Wars Suite
Bax: Morning Song - Maytime in Sussex
John Williams: Escapades - 'Catch me if you can'
Arnold: A Sussex Overture
Richard Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
Doreen Carwithen: Overture, Bishop's Rock
Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812
Worthing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, Conductor
Jess Gillam, Saxophone
Anna Szaluka, Piano
www.worthingsymphony.co.uk

12 May 2017 at 7:30pm

Barbican, London
Bliss: The Beatitudes
Sir Andrew Davis (Conductor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 13th May 2017 at 7:30pm

St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG
Respighi The Fountains of Rome
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 (Piano: Tamila Salimdjanova)
John Gardner Symphony No. 2
Elgar In the South 

Ealing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons
http://www.ealingso.org.uk/concerts/

14th May 2017

London Concert Society
Haydn: Quartet No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 20
Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80
Frank Bridge: Piano Quintet, H.106
Solem Quartet with Maksim Śtśura
www.londonchambermusic.org.uk

Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2017

The Ludlow English Song Weekend

Sunday 21st May:
10.00am Ludlow Assembly Rooms  
Roderick Williams Masterclass: Roderick Williams works on Ireland, Vaughan Williams and Finzi with Lucy Mellors, Tom Smith, Edmund Caird and Conal Bembridge-Sayers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.    
12.00pm Ludlow Assembly Rooms
O Albion: British Landscape as Spiritual Force - A discussion led by Katy Hamilton.  
3.30pm Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Childhood among the Ferns: Family Values in Song. Bethan Langford, Nicky Spence, Gareth Brynmor John and Iain Burnside. Our closing recital looks at childhood, through the eyes of Britten, Howells, Buxton Orr, Stephen Hough and many others.    
5.30pm Festive Evensong
Choir of St Laurence’s Church, directed by Shaun Ward with organist Roger Judd.
Responses – Sumsion
Canticles – Dyson in F
John Ireland – Greater Love Hath No Man
http://ludlowenglishsongweekend.com

Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2017

The Ludlow English Song Weekend

Sunday 21st May:
10.00am Ludlow Assembly Rooms  
Roderick Williams Masterclass: Roderick Williams works on Ireland, Vaughan Williams and Finzi with Lucy Mellors, Tom Smith, Edmund Caird and Conal Bembridge-Sayers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.    
12.00pm Ludlow Assembly Rooms
O Albion: British Landscape as Spiritual Force - A discussion led by Katy Hamilton.  
3.30pm Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Childhood among the Ferns: Family Values in Song. Bethan Langford, Nicky Spence, Gareth Brynmor John and Iain Burnside. Our closing recital looks at childhood, through the eyes of Britten, Howells, Buxton Orr, Stephen Hough and many others.    
5.30pm Festive Evensong
Choir of St Laurence’s Church, directed by Shaun Ward with organist Roger Judd.
Responses – Sumsion
Canticles – Dyson in F
John Ireland – Greater Love Hath No Man
http://ludlowenglishsongweekend.com

 

26th-29th May 2017

The 11th English Music Festival (EMF)

(please check website for any subsequent changes.)

Mini-bus transfer available from Didcot Parkway and between venues.

http://www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/programme.html

 

EMF Friday 26th May, 7.30pm

Dorchester Abbey 

Vaughan Williams: Henry V Overture (orchestral version)

Delius: In a Summer Garden (original version) World Premiere Performance

Vaughan Williams: EFDS Folk Song March World Premiere Performance

Holst: The Mystic Trumpeter

Stanford: Concert Overture World Premiere Performance

Montague Phillips: Symphony in C minor World Premiere Performance

BBC Concert Orchestra

Martin Yates (conductor)

Illona Domnich (soprano) 

 

EMF Saturday 27th May, 10.45am

Dorchester Abbey 

Stanford: Te Deum in C

Bairstow: Save us, O Lord

Stanford: Pray that Jerusalem

Walford Davies: Prelude on Jesu Dulcis Memoria

Parry: Long since in Israel’s plenteous Land

Bainton: And I saw a new Heaven

Tallis: O Nata Lux

Britten: Jubilate in C

Milford: Chorale Prelude on Rockingham

Elgar: O Salutaris Hostia

Elgar: Ave Verum

Warlock: Bethlehem Down

Howells: O mortal Man

Vaughan Williams: The Call

Vaughan Williams: Antiphon       

Worcester College Chapel Choristers    

 

EMF 2.15pm

Silk Hall, Radley College 

Moeran: Piano Trio in D major

Williams: Piano Trio

Harty: Two Fantasiestücke

Stanford: Piano Trio no.3 in A major, op.158     

Fidelio Trio  

 

EMF 7.00pm

Dorchester Abbey   

Dyson: Three Songs of Praise

MacFarren: Orpheus with his Lute

MacFarren: Blow, blow, thou winter Wind

Hawkins: Four Carols

Holst: Toccata

Holst: Nunc Dimittis

Brian: It was a Lover and his Lass

Brian: The Dream

Finzi: Lo, the full, final Sacrifice

Holst: Hymns from the Rig Veda (third group)

Brian: Sweet Solitude

Holst: Hymn to Agni

Holst: Hymn to Soma

Bliss: Toccata

Gardner: O clap your Hands

Tippett: Five Spirituals       

Godwine Choir

Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)

 

EMF 9.30pm

Dorchester Abbey 

Purcell: Suite

Dowland: Lachrimae antiquae pavan

Dowland: Lachrimae antiquae novae

Philips: Pauana Dolorosa Tregian

Johnson: The flat pavin

Johnson: Greensleeves

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

Maxwell Davies: Three Sumday Pieces

Phibbs: Serenade  World Premiere

Dodgson: Promenade 1    

Duo Guitartes          

 

EMF Sunday 28th May, 10.30am

Dorchester Abbey 

EMF Abbey Service            FREE

 

EMF 2.15pm

Silk Hall, Radley College 

Finzi: To a Poet

Young: Lie still: three songs for bass-baritone and piano

Howells: Five songs for low voice and piano

Vaughan Williams: The House of Life    

Chris Foster (bass-baritone)         

 

EMF 7.00pm

Dorchester Abbey 

Vaughan Williams: Dives and Lazarus

Britten: Simple Symphony

Bridge: Nocturne from Suite for Strings (vocal version)

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

Carr: Requiem for an Angel          

Bath Camerata

Bristol Ensemble      

 

EMF 9.30pm

Dorchester Abbey 

The British Popular Song: 1900–1960   

New Foxtrot Serenaders     

 

EMF Monday 29th May 10.45am

Dorchester Abbey 

Delius: Summer Eve

Delius: Twilight Fancies

Delius: Young Venevil

Delius: Longing

Britten: A Charm of Lullabies, op.41

Bliss: from Seven American Poems: Gone, gone again is summer; Fair Annet’s Song; Siege

Head: Three Songs of Venice: The Gondolier; St Mark’s Square; Rain storm

Boughton: Symbol Songs: Mother May; Honeysuckle; Blue in the Woods; Fierce Love Song; The New Madonna

Dring: from Seven Shakespeare Songs: It was a Lover and his Lass; Take, o take those Lips away; Crabbed age and youth; Blow, blow, thou winter Wind           Anna Huntley (mezzo-soprano)

Emma Abbate (piano)       

 

EMF 2.15pm

All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay 

Warlock: The Full Heart

Delius: On Craig Ddu

Ireland: The peaceful western Wind

Delius: Frülingsanbruch

Moeran: Songs of Springtime

Delius: To be sung of a summer night on the water

Warlock (arr. Tomlinson): Three Belloc Songs

Bax: Five Greek Folksongs

Ireland: They told me, Heraclitus

Ireland: Twilight Night        

Carice Singers        

 

EMF 7.00pm

Dorchester Abbey 

Purcell: The Fairy Queen Suite I

Walton: Two Pieces from Henry V

Finzi: Let us Garlands bring

Purcell: The Fairy Queen Suite II

Elgar: Sospiri

Vaughan Williams: Dives and Lazarus  

Orchestra of the Swan

David Curtis (conductor)

David Pike (baritone)       

Saturday 27th May 2017 at 6.30pm  

Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Knaresborough 
A Summer Evening of English Piano Music
6.30pm Prosecco and canapé reception (in the hub)
7.00pm Pre-concert talk
7.30pm Recital including works by Ireland (Sarnia), Bliss, William Baines and Ian Venables (Caprice)

Mark Bebbington, piano

Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

This is a fundraising event for Harrogate International Festivals Future 50 Appeal
http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/future-50-appeal-events/english-piano-music/

Saturday 17th June 2017 at 7:30pm

St Matthew's Church, Northampton NN1 4RY
Parry - Symphonic Variations
Berlioz - Overture King Lear
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Kamila Bydlowska - Soloist
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.5
Northampton Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, John Gibbons

http://nso.org.uk/

Saturday 15th July 2017 at 7.30pm

St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG
Bax The Garden of Fand
Beethoven Emperor Concerto (Piano: George Harliono)
Strauss An Alpine Symphony
Ealing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, conductor
http://www.ealingso.org.uk/concerts/

3rd - 5th November 2017 

Canterbury
Stanford Festival Weekend

4th - 7th May 2018

'Parry and his Pupils'
Gala Concert:
Parry: I was glad
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
Holst: Hymn of Jesus
John Ireland: Greater Love
Parry: Ode on the Nativity
Parry: Jerusalem

Gloucester Choral Society
http://gloucesterchoral.com/booking-tickets/gloucester-cathedral/

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