Calendar of Events


March 3, 2018

My spirit sang all day




The Concert Hall in the Town Hall,
Reading Phoenix Choir
Phoenix Brass Ensemble

Christopher Hann (conductor)

Gloria – John Rutter
Loquebantur variis linguis – Thomas Tallis
O magnum mysterium – Cristóbal de Morales
Laudate Dominum – Tomás Luis de Victoria
Vespers, ‘All-night vigil’ Op 37 – Sergey Rachmaninov
Priidite, poklonimsia (Come, let us worship)
Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Ave Maria)
Requiem – Herbert Howells
I will lift up mine eyes (Psalm 121)
Requiem aeternam 2
I heard a voice from heaven
Pilgrims’ Hymn, from The Three Hermits – Stephen Paulus
Tota pulchra es – Ola Gjeilo
Lux Aurumque – Eric Whitacre
My spirit sang all day, from 7 Part Songs Op 17 – Gerald Finzi
Light of my soul – Robert Lucas Pearsall
Ca’ the Yowes – Ralph Vaughan Williams
You are the new day – Peter Knight
Crazy little thing called love – Freddie Mercury
Life on Mars – David Bowie

£17, £20, under 16s £7.50
Phone for tickets: 0118 9606060


Start: March 3, 2018 7:30 pm
End: March 3, 2018 10:00 pm

Dies Natalis



Winter Concert

St John’s@Elgin
Somerset West

The Strings of St John’s
Bronwyn Thies-Thompson (soprano)

Dies Natalis – Gerald Finzi
with works by Elgar and Resphigi

Admission free


Start: March 3, 2018 2:00 pm
End: March 3, 2018 4:00 pm

March 2, 2018

Prelude and Fugue in A minor Op 24



British Chamber Works

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Eblana String Trio


3 Fantasias – Henry Purcell
Prelude and Fugue in A minor Op 24 – Gerald Finzi
String Trio No 2 in D Op 9 – Ludwig van Beethoven
String Trio No 2 Op 89 – David Matthews
String Trio in G major R 59 – Ernest Moeran




Start: March 2, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 2, 2018 10:00 pm

February 25, 2017

Five Bagatelles

Perfect Harmony

Longmont Symphony Orchestra
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium
600 E. Mountain View Ave,
Longmont, Colorado, USA)
Guest conductor: David Rutherford
Clarinettist : Stephanie Zelnick

Danzon No 2 – Arturo Marquez
Five Bagatelles – Gerald Finzi
Symphony No 2 in D Major – Johannes Brahms

Start: February 25, 2017 7:30 pm
End: February 25, 2017 9:30 pm

December 11, 2016

Magnificat Opus 36

Im Advent
works for choir and organ

Gartenkirche St. Marien

Hannover Oratorienchor
Ryoka Morooka : Organ
Keno Weber : Conductor

Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Finzi and Cruger

Says Choir director Weber “The work will be the climax of our yearly concert in advent, as it has in fact been last year. Last year’s concert comprised several “christmassy” English choral works. In this year’s concert, we will repeat Finzi’s work because we all found it too stunning and beautiful a piece as to sing it only once.”

Start: December 11, 2016 5:00 pm
End: December 11, 2016 8:00 pm

November 26, 2016

Concerto for Clarinet & Strings in C minor

North Wilts Orchestra 50th Anniversary Concert
with Robert Plane : Clarinet
Sara Stagg (leader)
Alex Arkwright (conductor)

Academic Festival Overture Op 80 – Johannes Brahms
Concerto for Clarinet and Strings in C minor Op 31 – Gerald Finzi
Symphony No 5 in D minor Op 47 – Dmitry Shostakovich

North Wiltshire Orchestra welcomes back conductor Alex Arkwright to conduct them at a significant moment in the history of the Orchestra. The North Wiltshire Orchestra (soon to be known as North Wiltshire Symphony Orchestra) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The first half of the programme consists of Brahm’s Academic Frestival Overture followed by Gerald Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto written for soloist and Strings. This work was, in part, selected because Gerald Finzi’s son Christopher, conducted the Orchestra in the 1980’s. The concerto is to be played by the superb soloist, Robert Plant and his recording of the Finzi Concerto was the recommended recording on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’. After the interval the full orchestra rejoin to perform Shostakovich’s heroic and bold Symphony No. 5.

St Andrew’s Church
Market Place
SN15 3HT

Tickets: £10 (£1 for accompanied children)
Phone for tickets: 01249 665970
Phone lines open: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm, Saturdays 9.30am to 3pm
Other Sources: Devizes Books, Chippenham TIC, orchestra members

Start: November 26, 2016 7:30 pm
End: November 26, 2016 10:00 pm

October 15, 2016

Concerto for Clarinet & Strings in C Minor

Southend Symphony Orchestra Autumn Concert

Salvation Army Temple,
146-148 London Road

Southend Symphony Orchestra
William Knight (clarinet)
Matthew Andrews (conductor)

Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copland
Concerto for Clarinet and Strings in C minor Op 31 – Gerald Finzi
Symphony No 2 in E minor Op 27 – Sergey Rachmaninov

Southend Symphony Orchestra would welcome you to join us for our autumn concert where Will Knight, 21 will play Gerald Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto alongside long serving members his mother Annabel, father John, brother Oliver and aunt Phillippa Mills. Will is in his fourth year of study at Royal College of Music. Last year he won the Clarinet Prize in their annual woodwind competition.

The Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Matt Andrews, is renowned as one of the best amateur orchestras in the county. Members include many local music teachers, former professional players and keen amateurs with a range of day jobs, including a decorator, a nurse, a cycling instructor, a vet and many others, all united by their love of music and a desire to play to the best of their ability.

Parking can be found in the Morrison’s car park opposite the Salvation Army Temple.

£10 (£9 concessions, £1 for under 12s)

Phone for tickets: 01268 755005
Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
Other sources: Southend on Sea Tourist Information, Southend Pier

Start: October 15, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 15, 2016 10:00 pm

October 13, 2016

Romance in E Flat for String Orchestra & Part Songs

East Finchley Arts Festival Concert

The London Mozart Players
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
The London Ripieno Singers
Conductor: Geoffrey Hanson

My spirit sang all day
Sweet and gentle stream
My lovely one
God is gone up
The LMP will also play his Romance in E flat for string orchestra
Other works are by Elgar, Stanford and Geoffrey Hanson
Humanities Fine Arts Building,

All Saint’s Durham Road,
London N2 9DP

A welcome return of the LMP who have become a regular feature at the Arts Festival.  Over the years the orchestra has premiered several works by the Festival Director, Geoffrey Hanson and tonight’s concert will include two of his works.  The Clarinet Concerto played by the young prize winning Australian soloist Som Howie and the Odyssey performed by Sebastian Comberti, principal cellist of the London Mozart Players. We mark the 60th anniversary of the death of the quintessentially English composer, Gerald Finzi, with a performance of his Romance in E flat for orchestra and two of his part songs set off by Elgar and Stanford.  This is a concert for lovers of English Music.

Australian conductor Geoffrey Simon enjoys an International career as conductor.  Resident in London he has appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra.  Internationally he has conducted both with Australian orchestras and in the USA.  His record label, Cala Records includes a wide range of repertoire in its catalogue and features contemporary composers.  A recording of Geoffrey Hanson’s music is shortly to be issued on that label  It will include some of the works being played tonight.

Tickets: Adults £25, £20, £12

Start: October 13, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 13, 2016 10:00 pm

October 1, 2016

Let us garlands bring

Celebration concert with Roderick Williams and Orchestra of the Swan
Guy Nelson Hall, Warwick School
Myton Road
CV34 6PP

Orchestra of the Swan (chamber orchestra)
Archie Whitby (cello)
Roderick Williams (tenor)
David Curtis (conductor)

The National Anthem – arranged by Benjamin Britten
Overture, from The Wasps – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor Op 85 – Sir Edward Elgar
New work – Sam Young
Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copland
Let us garlands bring Op 18 – Gerald Finzi
Finale, from The Firebird Suite – Igor Stravinsky

A concert involving talented young instrumentalists and singers from Warwick School alongside Orchestra of the Swan to celebrate the opening of their new 1000-seater school hall.

In support of the Warwick School Bursary Appeal

Enjoy the complete concert experience … pre-concert talks with David Curtis – free to ticket holders at 6.45 in the auditorium

£25.50 (plus £2.50 booking fee)
for tickets: 01926 776 438
Tickets “at the door” – until sold out

Start: October 1, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 1, 2016 9:30 pm

September 27, 2016

Finzi at Chobham Festival

Finzi’s Five Bagatelles will be performed at the Chobham Festival in Surrey, as part of an ‘English Music by Candlelight’ concert on Tuesday, September 27. The venue is St Lawrence’s Church.

Works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams are also included in the programme. The soloists are David Le Page (violin) and Marie Lloyd (clarinet)

Tickets are £15 and £20. To book, call the box office on 01276 857222. More details are available on the festival’s website.

Date: September 27, 2016
Venue: St Lawrence's Church
Chobham, United Kingdom

September 26, 2016

Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice

English Choral Classics with The Choir of King’s College Cambridge
The Temple Church
Fleet Street

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

For lo, I raise up Op 145 – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
O Hearken Thou Op 64 – Sir Edward Elgar
I will lift up mine eyes – Judith Bingham
A Hymn to the Virgin – Benjamin Britten
Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice Op 26 – Gerald Finzi
Light of the World, from The Light of Life – Sir Edward Elgar
Hail, gladdening light – Charles Wood
Thou art there – Robin Holloway
Valiant-for-truth – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ode at a Solemn Music, ‘Blest Pair of Sirens’ – Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London is thrilled to welcome the internationally-renowned Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, to the Autumn Series. Stephen Cleobury will conduct classics of the English choral repertoire by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Finzi and Britten, alongside newer works written especially for the choir by Judith Bingham and Robin Holloway. Join us for this world-class performance in the beautiful surroundings of the Temple Church.

£30 (unreserved) available in advance only
for tickets: 07528 776625
lines open: Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
No tickets available at the door

Start: September 26, 2016 5:00 am
End: September 26, 2016 7:00 pm

June 18, 2016

Clarinet Concerto

London Dvorak String Ensemble
Tony Lamb : Clarinet
Gerald Finzi : Clarinet Concerto
WA Mozart : Divertimento in D, K136
Edward Elgar : String Serenade
Gustav Holst : St Paul’s Suite
Langdon Down Centre,
(within the Downs Syndrome Association complex)
2a Langdon Park,
Teddington, TW11 9PS

Tickets: £12.50/£10 concessions from:
or phone 0333 1212 300 or on the door.

Start: June 18, 2016 7:30 am
End: July 16, 2016 10:00 pm

February 29, 2016


University of Minnesota – Morris Chamber Orchestra
Kate Bae : Pianist
Gerald Finzi : Eclogue for Piano and String Orchestra, op.10
Camille Saint-Saens : Caprice-Valse, Op. 76 “Wedding Cake

Humanities Fine Arts Building,
Recital Hall
University of Minnesota
600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267

Tickets: Adults $5, Seniors/Children – $3, Students – $1

Start: February 29, 2016 7:30 pm
End: February 29, 2016 9:00 pm

February 27, 2016

My Spirit Sang All Day & God is Gone Up

Kent Chamber Choir and Holy Cross Church Choir
Holy Cross Church, Bearsted, Maidstone
Christine Tate (organ)
Peter Hart (organ)
Christine Tate (conductor)
Alan Vincent (conductor)

Locus iste, gradual WAB 23 – Anton Bruckner
Ecce Sacerdos Magnus – Anton Bruckner
Virga Jesse floruit – Anton Bruckner
Communion Service in F – Harold Darke
Agnus Dei, from Mass for 5 voices – William Byrd
The Lamb has come for us from the House of David – Sir James MacMillan
Nunc dimittis, from Evening Canticles in F, ‘Collegium Regale’ – Charles Wood
The peace of Christ be with you – Geoffrey Nobes
Welcome Sweet and Sacred Feast Op 27, No 3 – Gerald Finzi
My spirit sang all day, from 7 Part Songs Op 17 – Gerald Finzi
Songs and Sonnets – George Shearing, words by William Shakespeare
When daffodils begin to peer
3 Shakespeare Songs (1951) – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Full fathom five
The cloud-capp’d towers
Over hill, over dale
Laudibus in sanctis – William Byrd
God is gone up Op 27/2 – Gerald Finzi

Holy Cross Church
Church Lane
Bearsted, Maidstone
ME14 4EF
Kent Chamber Choir and Holy Cross Church Choir come together once again to raise funds for Bearsted’s historic Parish Church with a concert of magnificent choral music.
£10, children and full-time students £5
Phone for tickets: Rebecca Moate 07715 399320
Other Sources: Diane Sergeant 07814 536173

Start: February 27, 2016 7:30 pm
End: February 27, 2016 9:30 pm

December 19, 2015

In Terra Pax

Christmas 2015: In Terra Pax
Lewisham Choral Society
Holy Trinity
Sloane Street

As 2015 draws to a close, we remember the plight of those families forced from their homes by war, tyranny and destruction and cast our thoughts back to the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt, depicted in the Shepherds’ Farewell by Berlioz. This is one of many seasonal tunes from around the world which Lewisham Choral Society will sing at its annual Christmas concert for choir and audience.

We recall also the eternal plea for peace on Earth: In Terra Pax. This work, written in 1954 by the English composer Gerald Finzi, recalls his early memory of hearing Christmas bells across the Gloucestershire countryside, echoed here by the poetry of Robert Bridges and the Nativity story as told in St Luke’s Gospel.

And finally in our programme we celebrate the work of two great promoters of Christmas music: Sir David Willcocks, who died in September aged 95 and John Rutter, whose 70th birthday fell in the same month.

£16, £12,
concessionary rates: full time students £5, children £2
Tickets available online, or at the door
For tickets enquiries contact David on 0208 309 0439
or by email at

Start: December 19, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 19, 2015 10:00 pm

Dies Natalis

Christmas Concert
The Appassionata String Orchestra
Kate Allsop – recorder
Peter WIllis – tenor
Sally Mears – conductor
St Michael and All Angels’ Church
Park Road
Oxfordshire UK

Corelli – Christmas Concerto (Concerto Grosso Op.68) for string orchestra
JS Bach – Christmas Oratorio, extracts from Parts I and II for Tenor, choir and orchestra
Sammartini – Recorder Concerto in F (Kate Allsop – Recorder Soloist)
Finzi Dies Natalis for Tenor and Strings (Peter Willis – Tenor)

An orchestral and choral concert in aid of the Abingdon Passion Play 2016

£10; concessions £8
The Bookstore, Abingdon Precinct
Jane Cadogan
or on the door

Start: December 19, 2015 7:30 am
End: December 19, 2015 10:00 pm

December 15, 2015

Five Bagatelles

Launch Concert
Dubai Pops Orchestra
Christopher Spencer – Clarinet
Centre for Musical Arts
Gold & Diamond Park

J Strauss Jnr

Start: December 15, 2015 7:30 am
End: December 15, 2015 10:00 pm

December 12, 2015

In Terra Pax

Charity Concert of Christmas Music
Abingdon and District Musical Society
Conductor: Alexander Walker
Trinity Church
Conduit Road
OX14 1DB

There will also be carols with audience participation.
Admission is free; retiring collection in aid of The ME Association.
Wine and mince pies afterwards in the church hall.

Start: December 12, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 12, 2015 10:00 pm

In Terra Pax

Christmas concert with Monmouth Choral Society
St Mary’s Priory Church, Monmouth
Sam Bayliss (organ)
Steven Kings (conductor)

Christmas Scene, ‘In Terra Pax’ – Gerald Finzi
Choruses, from Messiah HWV 56 – George Frideric Handel

St Mary’s Priory Church
Priory Street
NP25 3NX

£15, under 18s free
Phone for tickets: 015940531496
Phone lines open: 8.30am to 7.30pm
Other Sources: D S Music, Monnow Street, Monmouth; choir members
or on the door

Start: December 12, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 12, 2015 10:00 pm

All this night

7.15pm for 8pm
Music for Advent & Christmas
Fairhaven Singers
Ralph Woodward (conductor)
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

Vigilate – William Byrd
All this night – Gerald Finzi
Lullay my liking – Gustav Holst
Love came down at Christmas – Richard H Lloyd
Maria Wiegenlied – Max Reger, arranged for choir by Ralph Woodward
The Linden Tree Carol – Traditional German, arranged by Reginald Jacques
Hodie Christus natus est – Cipriano de Rore
Infant holy, Infant lowly – Traditional, arranged by Sir David Willcocks
The holly and the ivy – Ola Gjeilo
I saw three ships – Traditional English, arranged by Will Todd

Trinity College Chapel
Trinity Street

Our joyous Christmas concert promises to warm and cheer you with classic carols for audience participation.
Join us for a glass of wine from 7:15pm

£14, £6 (students)
by email:
or on the door

Start: December 12, 2015 7:15 pm
End: December 12, 2015 10:00 pm