Calendar of Events

Performances

November 11, 2018

Introit for Violin and Orchestra

 

4.00pm


Celebrate Victory!

Sheely Center for the Performing Arts
2300 Shermer Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
 

Northbrook Symphony
Guest Artist:
Irina Casasnovas, Violin

Henry Fogel, Narrator
 

Finzi: Introit for Violin and Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D Major

 

On the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, we present Beethoven’s titanic “Victory” Symphony along with the serene and radiant Symphony No. 5 of Vaughan Williams. Both works serves as a testament to the strength of the human spirit in the face of violence and oppression.

The superb young violinist Irina Casasnovas performs the exquisite Introit of Gerald Finzi, the perfect prelude to this exciting concert.


Tickets

Balcony $30, $35
Main Floor: $45, $50
847.272.0755

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Start: November 11, 2018 4:00 pm
End: November 11, 2018 6:00 pm

November 10, 2018

Requiem da camera

 

7.30pm


Lest We Forget – First World War Commemoration

St James’s Church, Paddington, London
 

English Baroque Choir

Christopher Bruerton (baritone)
Jonathan Lilley (organ)
Jeremy Jackman (conductor)

 

Requiem da camera – Gerald Finzi
Songs of Farewell – Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
God is gone up Op 27/2 – Gerald Finzi
Blessed City, heavenly Salem – Sir Edward Bairstow
Greater love hath no man – John Ireland

 

This concert marks two centenaries: the end of the First World War and the death of Parry, whose Songs of Farewell were written as the Great War began. Finzi’s poignant Requiem da camera was written in memory of his teacher who died on the Somme. These and pieces by Bairstow, Ireland, Gibbons and Paulus paint visions of a better world and a perfect heaven.

St James’ Church, Sussex Gardens, provides us with just the right environment; a rich acoustic to thrill the ear, and a vivid contrast of darkness and light to attract the eye.


Tickets

£15 (concessions £13) booking fee 10% applies when booking online
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Start: November 10, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Lo, the full, final sacrifice Op 26

 

7.30pm


Dona Nobis Pacem

Trinity Church, North Finchley, London
 

Finchley Chamber Choir
FInchley Symphony Orchestra

David Lardi (conductor)
 

Requiem Op 9 – Maurice Duruflé
They are at rest – Sir Edward Elgar
For the Fallen, from The Spirit of England Op 80 – Sir Edward Elgar
Take him, earth, for cherishing – Herbert Howells
Lo, the full, final sacrifice Op 26 – Gerald Finzi

 

A concert to commemorate the end of World War I
 

Trinity Church, North Finchley
15 Nether Street
London
London
N12 7NN
England
 


Tickets

£15 full £13 concessions £6 under 18s

Phone for tickets: 020 8886 9978
Phone lines open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm

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Start: November 10, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 10, 2018 9:30 pm

My spirit sang all day, from 7 Partsongs Op 17

 

3.15pm


O Nata Lux

Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge
 

London Oriana Choir

Dominic Ellis-Peckham (conductor)
 

A Hymn to the Virgin – Benjamin Britten
The turtle dove – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Cantate Domino – Claudio Monteverdi
My spirit sang all day, from 7 Partsongs Op 17 – Gerald Finzi
If I should go – Rebecca Dale
Armottoman osa – Mia Makaroff
O nata lux, from Dusk Songs – Kerry Andrew
Things are quite silent – Kerry Andrew
Vespertilians – Jocelyn Hagen
To the mothers in Brazil – Lars Jansson
Laus Trinitati – Hildegard von Bingen, arranged by Felicia Sandler
Drop down, ye heavens, from above – Judith Weir
Rivers of Babylon – Traditional Jamaican, arranged by Ken Burton
 

Join the critically-acclaimed London Oriana Choir and Dominic Ellis-Peckham for a very special performance of music spanning the centuries from the Renaissance to the present day in the stunning surroundings of the Queens’ College Chapel. Works by Hildegard von Bingen, Claudio Monteverdi, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaugham Williams, Judith Weir, Kerry Andrews and others. And it’s free! 

Queens’ College Chapel
Silver Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9ET
England
 


Tickets

Free admission

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Start: November 10, 2018 3:15 pm
End: November 10, 2018 5:30 pm

November 4, 2018

Seven Unaccompanied Part Songs op. 17

 

6.00pm


Songs by Great English Composers

Sophiensaal
(Sophienstr. 6, 80333 München)
 

The English Sound
Uli Kneisel: Musical Director
 

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
aus 6 Irish Folksongs, op. 78
Nr. 5 – It is not the Tear
Nr. 4 – The Sword of Erin
aus 8 Part Songs, op. 119
Nr. 2 – Farewell, my Joy
Nr. 3 – Blue Bird
Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)
aus 3 Part Songs, op. 18
Nr. 3 – My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
aus 5 Unaccompanied Part Songs, op. 73
Nr. 1 – Love’s Tempest
Nr. 2 – Serenade
Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934)
aus 6 Choral Folksongs, op. 36
Nr. 1 – I Sowed the Seeds of Love
Nr. 4 – The Song of the Blacksmith
Nr. 5 – I Love My Love
Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956)
7 Poems of Robert Bridges, op. 17
Nr. 1 – I Praise the Tender Flower
Nr. 2 – I Have Loved Flowers That Fade
Nr. 3 – My Spirit Sang All Day
Nr. 4 – Clear and Gentle Stream
Nr. 5 – Nightingales
Nr. 6 – Haste on, My Joys
Nr. 7 – Wherefore Tonight So Full of Care
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
Bushes and Briars
3 Shakespeare Songs
Nr. 1 – Full Fathom Five
Nr. 2 – The Cloud-Capp’d Towers
Nr. 3 – Over Hill, Over Dale 

To compose music immediately recognizable as a typically English was the aim of several English (and Irish) composers at the end of the 19th century. Charles Villiers Stanford and his students Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams show us various aspects of English sound. English composers, as in the rest of Europe, found authentic sources of English music to inspire their own compositions with a fusion of original folk music, and arrangements of traditional folk songs. In addition to works by Stanford, and his circle, there will be songs by Edward Elgar and Gerald Finzi.

Tickets

€15, Concessions €10
tickets@voxnova.de
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Start: November 4, 2018 6:00 pm
End: November 4, 2018 9:00 pm

November 3, 2018

Seven Unaccompanied Part Songs op. 17

 

6.00pm


Songs by Great English Composers

Bennopolis (parish hall of church St. Benno)
(Kreitmayrstr. 29, 80335 München),

 

The English Sound
Uli Kneisel: Musical Director
 

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
aus 6 Irish Folksongs, op. 78
Nr. 5 – It is not the Tear
Nr. 4 – The Sword of Erin
aus 8 Part Songs, op. 119
Nr. 2 – Farewell, my Joy
Nr. 3 – Blue Bird
Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)
aus 3 Part Songs, op. 18
Nr. 3 – My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
aus 5 Unaccompanied Part Songs, op. 73
Nr. 1 – Love’s Tempest
Nr. 2 – Serenade
Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934)
aus 6 Choral Folksongs, op. 36
Nr. 1 – I Sowed the Seeds of Love
Nr. 4 – The Song of the Blacksmith
Nr. 5 – I Love My Love
Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956)
7 Poems of Robert Bridges, op. 17
Nr. 1 – I Praise the Tender Flower
Nr. 2 – I Have Loved Flowers That Fade
Nr. 3 – My Spirit Sang All Day
Nr. 4 – Clear and Gentle Stream
Nr. 5 – Nightingales
Nr. 6 – Haste on, My Joys
Nr. 7 – Wherefore Tonight So Full of Care
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
Bushes and Briars
3 Shakespeare Songs
Nr. 1 – Full Fathom Five
Nr. 2 – The Cloud-Capp’d Towers
Nr. 3 – Over Hill, Over Dale 

To compose music immediately recognizable as a typically English was the aim of several English (and Irish) composers at the end of the 19th century. Charles Villiers Stanford and his students Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams show us various aspects of English sound. English composers, as in the rest of Europe, found authentic sources of English music to inspire their own compositions with a fusion of original folk music, and arrangements of traditional folk songs. In addition to works by Stanford, and his circle, there will be songs by Edward Elgar and Gerald Finzi.

Tickets

€15, Concessions €10
tickets@voxnova.de
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Start: November 3, 2018 6:00 pm
End: November 3, 2018 9:00 pm

October 21, 2018

Seven Unaccompanied Part Songs op. 17

 

6.00pm


Songs by Great English Composers

Kulturetage Messestadt
(Erika-Cremer-Str. 8, 81829 München)

 

The English Sound
Uli Kneisel: Musical Director
 

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
aus 6 Irish Folksongs, op. 78
Nr. 5 – It is not the Tear
Nr. 4 – The Sword of Erin
aus 8 Part Songs, op. 119
Nr. 2 – Farewell, my Joy
Nr. 3 – Blue Bird
Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)
aus 3 Part Songs, op. 18
Nr. 3 – My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
aus 5 Unaccompanied Part Songs, op. 73
Nr. 1 – Love’s Tempest
Nr. 2 – Serenade
Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934)
aus 6 Choral Folksongs, op. 36
Nr. 1 – I Sowed the Seeds of Love
Nr. 4 – The Song of the Blacksmith
Nr. 5 – I Love My Love
Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956)
7 Poems of Robert Bridges, op. 17
Nr. 1 – I Praise the Tender Flower
Nr. 2 – I Have Loved Flowers That Fade
Nr. 3 – My Spirit Sang All Day
Nr. 4 – Clear and Gentle Stream
Nr. 5 – Nightingales
Nr. 6 – Haste on, My Joys
Nr. 7 – Wherefore Tonight So Full of Care
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
Bushes and Briars
3 Shakespeare Songs
Nr. 1 – Full Fathom Five
Nr. 2 – The Cloud-Capp’d Towers
Nr. 3 – Over Hill, Over Dale 

To compose music immediately recognizable as a typically English was the aim of several English (and Irish) composers at the end of the 19th century. Charles Villiers Stanford and his students Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams show us various aspects of English sound. English composers, as in the rest of Europe, found authentic sources of English music to inspire their own compositions with a fusion of original folk music, and arrangements of traditional folk songs. In addition to works by Stanford, and his circle, there will be songs by Edward Elgar and Gerald Finzi.

Tickets

€15, Concessions €10
tickets@voxnova.de
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Start: October 21, 2018 6:00 pm
End: October 21, 2018 9:00 pm

October 2, 2018

Romance for String Orchestra

 

7.00pm


Autumn Concert

Kolt Kirke, Kunnerupvej 113, 8361 Hasselager
 

Aarhus String Ensemble
Søren Kinch Hansen (director)
 

• George Frideric Händel (1686-1759): Concerto Grosso op. 6
• Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Holberg Suite, op. 40 (1884)
• Carl Nielsen (1865-1931): Bohemian-Danish Folk Tunes(1928)
• Gerald Finzi (1901-56): Romance for String Orchestra (1928)
• Edward McGuire (f. 1948): Air and Slip Jig (1995)
• Thorkil Høgsbro (f. 1965): Arabesk (2018)
 

The Aarhus Stryger Ensemble was formed in 1992 and consists of 20-30 string players, who are either proficient amateurs or professionals. We practice every Wednesday evening in Aarhus, where most of the ensemble musicians live. However, some take the road from Silkeborg, Triangle Region and Aalborg to play string music on a serious level. In September each year we gather for an intense work weekend at Løgumkloster Refugium.


Tickets

http://aarhusstryger.wordpress.com
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Start: October 2, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 2, 2018 9:30 pm

September 29, 2018

Romance for String Orchestra

 

12.00pm


Autumn Concert

Sankt Lukas Kirke, Skt. Lucas Kirkeplads 1, 8000 Aarhus C.
 

Aarhus String Ensemble
Søren Kinch Hansen (director)
 

• George Frideric Händel (1686-1759): Concerto Grosso op. 6
• Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Holberg Suite, op. 40 (1884)
• Carl Nielsen (1865-1931): Bohemian-Danish Folk Tunes(1928)
• Gerald Finzi (1901-56): Romance for String Orchestra (1928)
• Edward McGuire (f. 1948): Air and Slip Jig (1995)
• Thorkil Høgsbro (f. 1965): Arabesk (2018)
 

The Aarhus Stryger Ensemble was formed in 1992 and consists of 20-30 string players, who are either proficient amateurs or professionals. We practice every Wednesday evening in Aarhus, where most of the ensemble musicians live. However, some take the road from Silkeborg, Triangle Region and Aalborg to play string music on a serious level. In September each year we gather for an intense work weekend at Løgumkloster Refugium.


Tickets

http://aarhusstryger.wordpress.com

Start: September 29, 2018 12:00 pm
End: September 29, 2018 2:30 pm

September 23, 2018

Romance for String Orchestra

 

3.00pm


Autumn Concert

Løgumkloster Kirke, Slotsgade 11, 6240 Løgumkloster
 

Aarhus String Ensemble
Søren Kinch Hansen (director)
 

• George Frideric Händel (1686-1759): Concerto Grosso op. 6
• Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Holberg Suite, op. 40 (1884)
• Carl Nielsen (1865-1931): Bohemian-Danish Folk Tunes(1928)
• Gerald Finzi (1901-56): Romance for String Orchestra (1928)
• Edward McGuire (f. 1948): Air and Slip Jig (1995)
• Thorkil Høgsbro (f. 1965): Arabesk (2018)
 

The Aarhus Stryger Ensemble was formed in 1992 and consists of 20-30 string players, who are either proficient amateurs or professionals. We practice every Wednesday evening in Aarhus, where most of the ensemble musicians live. However, some take the road from Silkeborg, Triangle Region and Aalborg to play string music on a serious level. In September each year we gather for an intense work weekend at Løgumkloster Refugium.


Tickets

http://aarhusstryger.wordpress.com

Start: September 23, 2018 3:00 pm
End: September 23, 2018 5:30 pm

July 14, 2018

Seven Songs of Robert Bridges

 

7.30pm


An English Summer Concert

St Marys Church, Church Path, Merton SW19 3HJ
 

Wimbledon Chamber Choir
Peter Smith (conductor)
 

Seven Songs of Robert Bridges – Gerald Finzi
English Folksong Arrangements – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Partsongs – Edward German
plus other English music
 

Tickets
At the door £8 (£5 concessions)
www.wimbledonchamberchoir.org.uk
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Start: July 14, 2018 7:30 pm
End: July 14, 2018 9:30 pm

June 17, 2018

Five Shakespeare Songs – Let Us Garlands Bring Op 18

 

7.30pm


Shakespeare song recital

St James’ Church
Prebend St
Islington
London
N1 8PF

 

Islington Proms
Yoon Chung (Artistic Director)
Colin Ainsworth (Tenor)
Suna Chung (Piano)
Magnus Billström (Baritone)

 

Canadian tenor, Colin Ainsworth will close the 2018 Islington Proms with a song recital based on Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
Colin is joined by pianist Suna Chung and baritone Magnus Billström.
 

Come Away, Death
Who is Silvia?
Fear no more the heat o’ the sun
O mistress mine
It was a lover and his lass

all by Gerald Finzi

 

Programme to also include Liszt and Britten
 

Tickets: £15 – Concession £12
Underground: Angel Tube (Northern Line City branch)
and a 10-minute walk, or a bus from the station
Overground: First Capital Connect to Essex Road Station
and a five-minute walk
Bus: 38, 56, 73, 341, 476 to Cross Street on Essex Road,
then a three-minute walk
Bus: 271 to Baring Street on New North Road, then a four-minute walk
Car: There is free street parking around St James’ at weekends
www.islingtonproms.com

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Start: June 17, 2018 7:30 pm
End: June 17, 2018 9:30 pm

June 9, 2018

5 Bagatelles for clarinet and piano Op 23

 

7.30pm


Wendover Music Recital

St Mary’s Church, Wendover
 

Wendover Music
Michael Collins (clarinet)
Michael McHale (piano)
 

5 Bagatelles for clarinet and piano Op 23 – Gerald Finzi
Fantasy Sonata in E flat for clarinet and piano – John Ireland
Sonatina for clarinet and piano Op 29 – Sir Malcolm Arnold
Première rhapsodie, for clarinet and piano – Claude Debussy
Introduction et rondo Op 72 – Charles-Marie Widor
Sonatina for clarinet and piano – Joseph Horovitz

 

Tickets
£16 (accompanied school children £1),
(regret no children under 5 years old);
season tickets also available
Phone for tickets: 01296 623435
Other Sources: Just (St Mary’s Shop), High Street, Wendover
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Start: June 9, 2018 7:30 pm
End: June 9, 2018 10:00 pm

May 26, 2018

Let us Garlands Bring

 

12.00 noon


Cathedral at Noon

St Andrews Cathedral, King Street, Aberdeen
 

David Ferguson (baritone)
Gordon Cooper (pianoforte)
 

The complete song-set of ‘Let us Garlands Bring’ will be performed in St Andrews Cathedral, King Street, Aberdeen, as part of the Cathedral at Noon concert series. There shall also be music by Vaughan Williams, Head and Warlock. The concert is followed by a buffet lunch in the cathedral.  

Tickets:
Free admission

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Start: May 26, 2018 12:00 am
End: May 26, 2018 3:00 pm

May 13, 2018

God is Gone Up

 

10.00am


Emmanuel Morning Service

Emmanuel Music, Boston
 

Emmanuel Music
Kevin Neel (organ)
 

Service includes God is Gone Up, Gerald Finzi
 

Emmanuel Church
15 Newbury St
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
+1 617-536-3356
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Start: May 13, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 13, 2018 12:00 pm

April 21, 2018

Let us Garlands Bring

 

1.00pm


Leeds Lieder Festival: A Garland of English Song

The Venue, Leeds College of Music, Leeds
 
Leeds Lieder
Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano)
Jonathan Fisher (piano )
 

King David – Herbert Howells
3 Shakespeare Songs Op 6 – Roger Quilter
Sea Pictures Op 37 – Sir Edward Elgar
Let us garlands bring Op 18 – Gerald Finzi
To Gratiana dancing and singing – William Denis Browne
Where she lies asleep – Frank Bridge, words by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Love went a-riding – Frank Bridge, words by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
 

Tickets
Area A £15, £13 (concession); Area B £13, £11 (concession);
£5 (under 26/students)
Phone for tickets: 0113 222 3434
Phone lines open: Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm and
until 8pm on concert days
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Start: April 21, 2018 1:00 pm
End: April 21, 2018 3:00 pm

April 6, 2018

Let us Garlands Bring

 

7.45pm


Roderick Williams and English Song

Worcester Cathedral, Worcester
 

Orchestra of the Swan
Roderick Williams (baritone)
David Curtis (conductor)
 

Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis – Ralph Vaughan Williams
5 Mystical Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Let us garlands bring Op 18 – Gerald Finzi
Romance for Strings in E flat Op 11 – Gerald Finzi
Concerto Grosso – Ralph Vaughan Williams
 

Tickets
from £15 to £27
Phone for tickets: 01905 611 427
Phone lines open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

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Start: April 6, 2018 7:45 pm
End: April 6, 2018 10:00 pm

March 17, 2018

Lo, the full, final sacrifice

 

7.30pm


Voices of Lent

All Hallows Church, Liverpool
 

Liverpool Welsh Choral

Ann Wilkes (soprano)
Andrew Masterson (tenor)
Stephen Hargreaves (organ)
Keith Orrell (conductor)
Requiem – Bob Chilcott
Lo, the full, final sacrifice Op 26 – Gerald Finzi
Mass No 7 in B flat, ‘Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo’
(Little Organ Mass) HobXXII/7 – (Franz) Joseph Haydn
 

Tickets
£12.50 unreserved
Phone for tickets: 0151 652 6374
Other Sources: choir members

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Start: March 17, 2018 7:30 pm
End: March 17, 2018 10:00 pm

Till Earth Outwears Op 19

 

7.30pm


Recital

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall,
Leeds
 

Leeds Lieder

Toby Spence (tenor)
Joseph Middleton (piano)

On this Island Op 11 – Benjamin Britten
7 Sonnets of Michelangelo Op 22 – Benjamin Britten
O Waly, Waly, from Folksong arrangements – Benjamin Britten
Sally in our alley – Benjamin Britten
Till Earth Outwears Op 19 – Gerald Finzi
Tel jour, telle nuit Op 86 – Francis Poulenc
 

Tickets
£22, £20, registered unwaged/disabled, £5 students/under 30
Phone for tickets: 0113 343 2584
Phone lines open: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm; voice mail if no reply

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Start: March 17, 2018 7:30 pm
End: March 17, 2018 10:00 pm

Magnificat Op 36

 

7.30pm


Magnificat

St John the Baptist Church, Epping
 

Felicitas Chamber Choir
Simon Winters (organ/conductor)

 

Magnificat in D BWV 243 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Magnificat – Claudio Monteverdi
Magnificat, from The Gloucester Service – Herbert Howells
Magnificat Op 36 – Gerald Finzi
Magnificat I Op 33 – Giles Swayne
 

Tickets
£12 (£10 if purchased in advance – free for children and
full-time students under 25)
Phone for tickets: 07931972204
Phone lines open: Monday to Saturday: 9am to 7pm;
Sunday: 11am to 3pm

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Start: March 17, 2018 7:30 pm
End: March 17, 2018 10:00 pm