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Bach to Baby concert series to celebrate 200th birthday of ‘tech savvy’ Queen Victoria

Throughout April and May, Bach to Baby is celebrating the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria with a special series of family concerts for age 0+ in Dulwich . Babies, children and their grown ups will be transported inside the palace walls with music from the Queen’s favourites, Mendelssohn and Strauss, into the Savoy Theatre of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, and on to the cobbled streets with songs from the Victorian Music Halls. As well as being an iconic British monarch, political powerhouse, accomplished musician and mum of nine, Victoria was a trailblazer, culture vulture and early tech adopter. Photography was invented just after Victoria came to the throne and immediately she harnessed its power to create a global public image and document ordinary family life – you could say Victoria was the original Insta-star/mum! Bach to Baby founder and pianist, Miaomiao Yu said: “I think Victoria would have been right at home with the Bach to Baby audience – our tech savvy, culture vulture mums and dads appreciate the finer things in life! During Victoria …

Spring Awakening

It’s always a joy to wake up to a wonderful piece of music, which you haven’t encountered before but which instantly becomes a firm favourite.  In the Concordia Chamber Choir’s Spring Concert, we’re sure you’ll discover some such gems among these exceptional choral works. From the 16th century, they bring you the Lamentations of Robert White, Master of Choristers at Westminster Abbey, specially composed to be sung during Holy Week and a small masterpiece of the Tudor era. From the early 18th century Italian Baroque comes Crucifixus by Antonio Lotti, a motet from a section of the Credo in F. Finally, from the modern era, the Concordia Chamber Choir will perform two pieces by John Rutter; Britain’s most notable contemporary composer of choral church music: the intense and mystical anthem Hymn to the Creator of Light. (dedicated to Herbert Howells) and his Requiem in seven movements with its unforgettable Pie Jesu. So come out of hibernation for a magical journey of musical awakening. The performance is at 7.30pm on Saturday 16th March at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Rd, SE21 8JY. Tickets cost £14 at the door, …

The Ionian Singers present Madonna over the Waves

The Ionian Singers with Emily Gray, mezzo-soprano, and Timothy Salter, conductor and pianist, will give a concert in All Saints Church, Rosendale Road in West Dulwich on Saturday 8th December at 7.30pm. This concert takes its title from the Danish choral work by Lange-Müller Madonna over bølgerne. The theme of water and the sea occurs throughout the first half of this two-part programme with secular choral music and solo songs for mezzo-soprano and piano by a range of composers including Schubert, Brahms, Elgar, Stanford, Parry and Sibelius. Music for Advent and Christmas form the second half of the concert.  The choral works will include music by Sweelinck, Poston (The apple tree), Cornelius (The Three Kings), Timothy Salter and Russell Hepplewhite. The Nativity is celebrated in a group of songs by R.Strauss, Fauré, Ravel and Howells (Come sing and dance). Madonna over the Waves music of the elements and a celebration of Advent All Saints’ Church, Rosendale Road, London SE21 8LN Saturday 8 December, 7.30pm Tickets at the door or in advance from 020 8693 1051, …

London Mozart Players present Sounds of the Silver Screen

From Pinewood to . . . Norwood! London Mozart Players, the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra, bring the magic of the movies to St John’s, Upper Norwood on Sunday 18th November, in a concert that’s perfect for all the family. Imagine Jaws without its shark-infested semitones; Indiana Jones swashbuckling in silence; ET’s bicycle soaring soundlessly across the moon. Soundtracks can make a movie magnificent, underpinning the pictures with glorious melodies or terrifying tunes that shape how we react to what we see on the screen. LMP’s movie music matinee features some of the world’s greatest composers, showcasing soundtracks that depicts love, betrayal, drama, tragedy and horror. Revel in the passions of Pride and Prejudice, the sorrows of Schindler’s List and the heroics of Henry V. Popcorn anyone? Tickets London Mozart Players Sounds of the Silver Screen Conductor: Ben Palmer Sunday 18th November at 4pm St John the Evangelist London, SE19 2RX United Kingdom Unreserved seating NB please note 4pm start time Priority £23.00 (includes reserved seating, programme, interval drink) Adult £15 | Concessions £12 | Young Person (16-25) £10 | Under 16s FREE …

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.