All posts tagged: concert

Harpsichord Recital at Bell House

Lorraine Liyanage and Alexandra Kremakova, local musicians and teachers at the SE22 Piano School, will perform a harpsichord recital on 14th September to raise money for Bell House’s projects and courses that are funded by donations. Bell House is a registered charity. A harpsichord recital in this beautiful Georgian house is the perfect setting as the harpsichord we will perform on is based an instrument designed in the 1700s. The house itself was built in 1767 as a rural retreat from city life. A typical evening in a Georgian household would often revolve around the harpsichord or other musical instruments. Lorraine and Alex will perform Baroque music as well as music by living composers. The Harpsichord Recital will be performed at Bell House on September 14th at 7pm. Tickets are available online and include a glass of wine on arrival.

The Massive Violins are coming to South London

  If you want a night out this Christmas that is truly sensational, you need go no further than Alleyn’s School in Dulwich where the Massive Violins, based in North London, will be performing their genius versions of iconic rock and pop songs, with some operatic arias thrown in for good measure. The Massive Violins, incidentally, don’t play violins – they play cellos, which, they say, ‘are bigger and better’! These seven singing cellists are truly unique. They manage to make each song they perform sound even better than the original and, by some peculiar magic, all their songs inspire joy and often laughter as well as being musically thrilling. They do a huge variety of numbers, from Elvis to Adele, via the Beatles, Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, Shaggy, Bjork and many many more. Ricky Chatto, who founded the band, is particularly partial to the Beach Boys and says,’Good Vibrations is the best pop song ever written and the Beach Boys are the best band – apart from the Massive Violins, obviously.’ He started playing the …

Music for Voices, Viola and Harp

The Ionian Singers and their conductor Timothy Salter will be joined by violist Luba Tunnicliffe and harpist Oliver Wass, members of the Pelléas Ensemble, for a concert on Saturday 25th November in All Saints Church, Rosendale Road. An exciting mix of music arises from the unusual combination of voices and the two instrumentalists who will perform both as a duo and with the choir. The programme will include English music by Bax, Elgar and Salter (his Nocturne for harp, viola and chorus) and Russian works for the duo by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev (movements from Romeo and Juliet). A selection of piano pieces and songs by Debussy, transcribed by Salter, and a rarely heard choral piece by American composer Dominick Argento, his robust setting of Keats’ celebratory poem Hymn to Apollo, complete the programme. 7.30pm at All Saints’ Church, Rosendale Road, London SE21 8LN.  Tickets at the door or in advance from 020 8693 1051, 07950 143 916 or info@ioniansingers.co.uk. Tickets £13.00 (£11 concessions). Visit www.ioniansingers.co.uk SaveSave

Dulwich Symphony Orchestra – Spring Concert

The DSO’s Spring concert at 7pm, on Saturday 25 March in West Dulwich at the beautiful All Saints Church SE21, features local soprano Ruth Holton who is renowned for her recordings of Bach cantatas and oratorios. She has toured Germany, England and America in a series of recitals marking CPE Bach’s 300th anniversary and is singing Howells Hymnus Paradisi and the Odes to St Cecilia by Purcell and Handel in the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester this summer. Ruth is also the organist and Director of Music at All Saints Church where she has directed Bach’s St John Passion and the Cantata Sleepers wake. She also directs Sing4All, a community choir for older people in Herne Hill. Ruth will be singing the highly admired and gloriously sweeping Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss;
a wonderful marriage of soprano and orchestra in a passionate and poetic collection, completed in 1948 a year before Strauss’ death at 85 years old. The songs are suffused with calm, acceptance and completeness. In contrast, the orchestra will play Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No.10; written after …

Vocal Chords Concert

Vocal Chords, a choir based in Forest Hill, will be performing in concert on Monday 12 December in support of the charity Help Refugees. The concert will be held at the Forest Hill Methodist Church Hall in Normanton Street, SE23 2DS. Doors open at 7pm and music starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6.00 for adults (children free), which includes a hot drink or a juice and a mince pie! “We are currently living in a refugee crisis unseen since the Second World War. The UN estimates that 63.5 million people are now refugees, seeking asylum, or internally displaced. Help Refugees is a grassroots humanitarian organisation initially formed in September 2015 in response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Calais. It began as a social media campaign started by a group of friends hoping to raise £1,000 and drive a van of donations to Calais. In just one week, they had raised £56,000 and were receiving 7,000 packages of donated goods a day: the public response to the campaign was huge. After just one month Help Refugees was the number one provider of aid to the unofficial refugee camps in Calais …