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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 …

Mozart’s classic comedy comes to Dulwich

Dulwich Opera Company present a brand new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Dulwich Opera Company are bringing Mozart’s classic tale of love and deception to Dulwich this April. This young and vibrant company have devised a brand new production of Mozart’s comedy, following the success of the company’s debut production of Puccini’s La bohème in 2015. Featuring a cast of young professional singers making role debuts, this production presents an elegant take on this comedy, staged in the round in the stunning All Saint’s Church, West Dulwich. Set to some of Mozart’s most glorious music performed in the original Italian with English surtitles, and thanks to a successful Crowdfunding campaign, the company are delighted to introduce the Dulwich Opera Company Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director, Kelvin Lim. The creative team is headed by international opera director, Ptolemy Christie, and designers, Nina Dunn and Leah Sams. Between them, they bring a great deal of experience to the production, having worked for many of the major opera companies here in the UK and abroad. …

Primavera – a Spanish Spring

The Concordia Chamber Choir would like to take you on a spring break to Spain. A very short break. Just one night in fact, but well worth the trip. The latest concert from CCC is a beautiful programme of classical music from Iberia. These magical pieces make up  a musical rainbow of styles and periods. From the 17th century genius of Francisco Valls to the 20th century mastery of Pablo Casals, you’ll enjoy love songs and madrigals as well as some stunning religious works. The performance is at 7:30 pm on Saturday 5th March 2016 at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Rd, SE21 8JY. Remember that feeling you get coming home from an amazing concert?  Make a note in your diary now! Tickets for CCC’s 2016 Spring Concert cost £12 at the door, or £11 in advance from www.concordiachamberchoir.co.uk. Concessions (students and those on means tested benefits) half price.