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Saturday 15th June at 3pm

Victoria String Quartet (Benedict Holland, Catherine Yates, Susie Mészáros, Jennifer Langridge)

Quartettsatz in C Minor, D703 SCHUBERT                            

A Dorset Calendar PETER HOPE                      

Three Winter Poems ALWYN                                  

String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 11 TCHAIKOVSKY     

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Sat 15 Jun at 19:30

St Michael's Church, Beaconsfield

Byrd, Ave verum corpus

Tallis, If ye love me

Morley, Now is the month of Maying

Purcell, Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z 15

Arne, Which is the properest day to sing?

Sullivan, Echoes

Stanford, The Blue Bird, Op.119/iii

Vaughan Williams, Wassail Song

Holst, Bring us in good ale, Op.34 no.4

Lennon, Other (& McCartney, arr Peter Gritton)

Works by Unknown

Wooburn Singers

Tom Hammond-Davies, Conductor

Simon Howat, Piano

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Sunday 16th June 2019 6.00pm
Violin - Andrew Sherwood, Stuart Deeks
Viola - Ellie Blackshaw
Cello - Peter Copley
Guy Richardson
Meditation on Gibbons’ 20th Fantasia
Haydn String Quartet in C major, Op.33 No.3 ‘The Bird’
Frank Bridge: String Quartet No.3
The Musicians of All Saints

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June 16th 2019 at 7.00pm
Derngate Theatre NN1 1DP, 7:00 pm;

Sir William Walton: Crown Imperial
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 - Featuring Peter Donohoe,Piano
Richard Strauss An Alpine Symphony

Northampton Symphony Orchestra

John Gibbons, conductor

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Thu 20 Jun at 19:30
St John's Smith Square, London
Trio Anima
Bax, Elegiac Trio for flute, viola and harp
Alwyn, Naiades

Boyle, Trio Notturno
Debussy, Children's Corner, suite (arr. Carlos Salzedo)
Takemitsu, And then I knew 'twas wind
Debussy, Sonate en Trio
Matthew Featherstone, Flute
Rosalind Ventris, Viola
Anneke Hodnett, Harp

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Saturday 22nd June 2019
St John’s Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HA (provisional)
British Music Society 40th Anniversary Gala Concert - Tickets selling fast!
Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No. 5
Wordsworth: Air (Divertmento)
Michael Hurd: Overture to an unwritten comedy
Hamilton Harty: Ode to a Nightingale
Doreen Carwithen: Overture ‘Bishop Rock’
Bax: Symphony No. 1

Ealing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, conductor

https://www.sjss.org.uk/events/british-music-society-40th-anniversary-concert

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Saturday 22 June 2019 at 7.30 pm
Lighthouse, Poole
Richard Blackford  Pietà: cantata for soprano, baritone, mixed chorus., children’s chorus, string orchestra and soprano saxophone (world première)
Fauré  Requiem
Jennifer Johnston, soprano
Stephen Gadd, baritone
Amy Dickson, saxophone
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Gavin Carr, conductor
www.bschorus.co.uk
www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

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Gregynog Festival 2019: Vision

www.meirionwynnjones.com

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 7.30pm
Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

VRȉ, Tŷ Ein Tadau

Tŷ Ein Tadau, the début CD from chamber-folk string trio VRȉ (Patrick Rimes, 
Jonathan Price Williams and Aneirin Jones), is receiving rave reviews from
the Guardian and fRoots. Catch them while you can in an intimate acoustic 
concert to open the 2019 Festival season.

www.vri.cymru

Sunday, 23 June 2019, 2.30pm
Pontcadfan, Llangadfan

VRȉ, Tŷ Ein Tadau

Another chance to hear VRȉ, this time in the former chapel that has become a 
popular recent Festival venue. Afternoon tea at Cwpan Pinc is included in the 
ticket price.

Friday, 28 June 2019, 1.00pm
Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

Rhian Davies, Walford and Wales

A lecture that considers Walford Davies’s ambition ‘to further the expression of Welsh nationality in music’ and his visionary initiatives that were bankrolled by the ‘boundless generosity’ of Gwendoline and Margaret Davies.

Friday, 28 June 2019, 6.00pm
Senior Common Room, Gregynog

Rhian Davies Walford and Wales

Another opportunity to hear the Artistic Director’s introduction to the season 
curation, this time as a pre-concert talk at Gregynog.

Friday, 28 June 2019, 7.30pm
The Music Room, Gregynog 

Odysseus Piano Trio
Core classical repertoire and music by Welsh composers associated with the Aberystwyth Trio, the first resident chamber ensemble at any University in the world.

www.odysseustrio.com

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 2.30pm
Senior Common Room, Gregynog

Dr Jan Ruzicka, ‘Considering all the peoples of the world as one’: David Davies and international politics

The Director of the David Davies Memorial Institute considers how the world’s first Chair of International Politics came to be founded at Aberystwyth University in 1919.
www.aber.ac.uk/en/interpol

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 4.00pm
Senior Common Room, Gregynog

Craig Owen, David Davies and the Temple of Peace

A lecture by the Head of Wales for Peace to mark 80 years since the Temple of Peace and Health opened in Cardiff to commemorate the men and women of all nations who died in the Great War.

www.walesforpeace.org

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 7.30pm
The Music Room, Gregynog

Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor, director
A Nocte Temporis

Erbarme dich, an all-Bach programme of arias for tenor, flute, cello and harpsichord, performed by the multi-award-winning Flemish tenor and French Baroque ensemble.

www.anoctetemporis.org

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 2.30pm
Bethel Chapel, Baker Street, Aberystwyth

Meirion Wynn Jones, organ

Music by Walford Davies, William Mathias and other Aberystwyth composers who have played the Chapel’s fine Frederick Rothwell organ over the years.

 

Sun 23 Jun at 15:00

Stour Music

Boughton Aluph Church, Ashford

Festival Director's Farewell

Festival Director's Farewell

Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Britten, Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31

Finzi, Dies Natalis

Tippett, Concerto for Double String Orchestra

Mark Padmore, Tenor

Richard Watkins, French horn

Mark Deller, Director

Margot Rusmanis, Violin

 

Sun 23 June 7.30 pm

https://www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Thaxted Parish Church, Thaxted

Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge

David Rowland (conductor)

Ode at a Solemn Music, 'Blest Pair of Sirens' - Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

I was glad - Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

Give unto the Lord Op 74 - Sir Edward Elgar

Ave verum corpus, from 3 Motets Op 2 - Sir Edward Elgar

3 Motets Op 38 - Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

Justorum animae

Caelos ascendit hodie

Beati quorum via

Lo, the full, final sacrifice Op 26 - Gerald Finzi

The blue bird, from 8 Partsongs Op 119 - Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, words by Mary E Coleridge

The turtle dove - Ralph Vaughan Williams

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2nd July 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London

Howells: Take Him Earth for Cherishing

Cecilia McDowall: O Oriens

Ian Venables: Requiem Op.48 (London Premiere)

Evoke
Victoria Ely (conductor)

https://www.evokemusic.org

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July 5, 2019 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape Bridge, Snape IP17 1SP
A concert performance of Stephen Dodgson’s chamber opera Margaret Catchpole: Two Worlds Apart – a tale of misguided loyalty, passion and fate.
Dodgson’s 1979 chamber opera tells the story of Suffolk heroine, criminal and chronicler Margaret Catchpole. The opera immerses us in the internal battle between her own good character and values, and her heartfelt loyalty to Will Laud, a smuggler – the man she loves.
Libretto by Ronald Fletcher based on the novel by Richard Cobbold.
A pre-performance talk by Anthony Cobbold will be given at 6pm.
Venue: The performance is at the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings in Suffolk.
Cast: Kate Howden, Matthew Brook, Richard Edgar-Wilson, William Wallace, Nicholas Morris, Alistair Ollerenshaw, Peter Willcock, Diana Moore, Robyn Allegra Parton
Orchestra: Ensemble Perpetuo
Conductor: Julian Perkins
https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/margaret-catchpole/

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Sat 6 Jul at 19:00

Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham Town Hall: Main Stage, Cheltenham

CBSO & Alison Balsom

Gipps, Symphony no. 2, Op.30

Musgrave, Trumpet Concerto (world première)

Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Walton, Troilus and Cressida: suite

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Alison Balsom, Trumpet

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor

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Saturday 6th July 2019 7.45pm
All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes
Directed by Steve Dummer
Handel Concerto Grosso, Op.6 No.7 in B flat major
Paul Carr: Oboe Concerto
Soloist Clare Worth
Conall Gleeson New Work for Strings and Electronics
Dvořák Serenade for Strings in E major, Op.22
The Musicians of All Saints

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13th July

St Mary's Church, Churchyard Walk, Hitchin SG5 1DW

Hitchin Chamber Orchestra
Finzi – Prelude in F minor Op 25
John Ireland – Concertino Pastorale
Malcolm Arnold – Concerto for Flute and strings (Soloist: Emma Halnan)
Howells - organ piece arr. Rufus Frowde (World premiere)
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
Elgar - Serenade for Strings

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-english-music-tickets-61064808486?ref=website
www.hitchinchamberorchestra.org

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Sat 13 Jul at 19:30
Oaklands School, Waterlooville
Havant Symphony Orchestra
Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 1
Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Dream Pantomime
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, Op.19
Bridge, The Sea
Strauss R., Don Juan, Op.20
Joo Yeon Sir, Violin
Jonathan Butcher, Conductor
Havant Symphony Orchestra

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Sun 14 Jul at 18:30

St Gregory's Centre for Music, Canterbury

Music for a Summer's Evening

Vaughan Williams, Serenade to Music

Stanford, The Blue Bird, Op.119/iii

Britten, Five Flower Songs for SATB, Op.47

McDowall, A fancy of folksongs

McCabe, The Lily-white Rose

City of Canterbury Chamber Choir

Edward-Rhys Harry, Conductor

Edward Kemp-Luck, Piano

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Tue 23 Jul at 19:30
Wigmore Hall, London
Dame Sarah Connolly, Malcolm Martineau
Schumann, Sechs Gedichte und Requiem, Op.90
Mahler, Kindertotenlieder
Bridge, Day after day
Bridge, Speak to me my love
Britten, Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52

Dame Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Martineau, Piano

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Saturday 20th July at 3pm

Mark Rowlinson (reciter), Peter Lawson (piano), with John Phillips (violin) and John Turner (recorder)

STORIES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES!

The Story of Babar the Little Elephant  POULENC                           

Practical Cats RAWSTHORNE                  

Ferdinand the Bull ALAN RIDOUT                   

Four Nursery Rhymes of Thomas Pitfield ROBIN Walker                                                           

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Three Choirs Festival, 2019

Gloucester

www.3choirs.org

 

28th July 2019 

Grace Williams: Violin Sonata

Robert Saxton: Suite (premiere)

MacMillan: Kiss on Wood

Howells, Gurney, Ian Venables

The London Chamber Ensemble, director and violin Madeleine Mitchell

Clare Hammond, piano 

https://3choirs.org/

Initial announcement of highlights:

https://3choirs.org/assets/Uploads/TCFG19-Preview-Flyer.pdf

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Saturday 17th August at 3pm

Margaret McDonald (mezzo-soprano), Richard and Janet Simpson (oboe and piano/harpsichord), John Turner (recorder), Robin Stevens (cello)

Overture for St. Pauls CHRISTOPHER COTTON   

Songs for voice and continuo PURCELL                                

Songs for voice and continuo HANDEL                                

Concerto in G Minor, for recorder oboe VIVALDI                                                

Sonata in A Minor, for recorder oboe and continuo TELEMANN                          

Easter Cantata, for voice oboe and continuo TELEMANN                          

Sacred Cantata:  Drop Slow Tears, for voice, recorder and piano RAYMOND WARREN        

Oboe Sonata RUBBRA                              

Us Two, for recorder and piano GEORGE HERBERT   

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27th September 7.30pm

Hellens, Much Marcle, Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2LY

Ian Venables: Caprice Op.35

Mark Bebbington, piano

 

28th September 7.30pm

Hellens, Much Marcle, Nr, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2LY

Ian Venables: Piano Quintet

The Coull String Quartet
Mark Bebbington, piano

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Thu 3 Oct at 19:30
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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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

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

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Fri 11 Oct at 19:30
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 3
Bax, In the Faëry Hills
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Vadym Kholodenko, Piano
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor

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Sat 12 Oct at 19:30
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 3
Bax, In the Faëry Hills
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Vadym Kholodenko, Piano
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor

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Saturday 19th October 2019 at 7.30pm

Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London SW1X 9DQ
London première of Pietà and Canticle of Winter by Richard Blackford
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

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

 

October

Malcolm Arnold Festival

 

William Alwyn Festival 

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Wed 6 Nov at 19:30
Royal Festival Hall, London
Knights and angels
Elgar, Froissart Overture, Op.19
Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299 (K297c)
Alwyn, Lyra Angelica Concerto for Harp and Strings
Strauss R., Don Juan, Op.20
Lawrence Renes, Conductor
Juliette Bausor, Flute
Xavier de Maistre, Harp
London Philharmonic Orchestra

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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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Sat 9 Nov 2019, 7.30PM

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Vaughan Williams Overture to The Wasps

Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending

Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1945)

Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte

Vaughan Williams The Future (World Premiere)

Martin Yates CONDUCTOR

Ilona Domnich SOPRANO

RSNO Chorus 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Sunday 15th March 2020 at 7.00pm

Barbican Hall, London

British Roots

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Britten: Violin Concerto

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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