All posts tagged: music

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 …

The Bechdel Sound Test returns to South London with female-fronted music weekender celebrating International Women’s Day 

Collective returns to residency at the Book & Record Bar & Picturehouse Cinema, West Norwood from 8th – 10th March 2019  The Bechdel Sound Test will be bringing good vibes to SE27 this International Women’s Day weekend with three days of events celebrating women in music. The weekender includes a club night celebrating female-fronted cross-genre bangers, a live music night with and a film screening. No genre is off limits; from indie to hip hop to disco and channeling inspirations from the likes of Kate Bush, Missy Elliot, Sonic Youth, Abba, Patti Smith and Kathleen Hanna, the series of events will see local female DJs, music and arts talent take over to the decks at West Norwood’s Book and Record Bar and Picturehouse Cinema. Originally launching in 2018 as a club night paying homage to the best of female musical talent and riffing on the popular concept of the Bechdel Test (a measure of the representation of women in cinema, first coined by Alison Bechdel), The Bechdel Sound Test has grown to cover film and …

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, …

MyBand Holiday and Weekend Music Course

MyBand, at Alleyn’s School is a holiday Song-Writing, Playing, Performing and Recording Course for young people aged 11 – 18 years. The course has been successfully running for 6 years. It provides a wonderful opportunity for singer songwriters and aspiring young musicians to create, form bands, and explore different music genres, from Rock, Pop, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop. There are no boundaries. The course culminates with a recording, filming and performance day. A new MyBand Monthly weekend course started in September, 2018. It provides students with regular, bespoke sessions and the opportunity to play at a more advanced level. The first term proved a real success. Alleyn’s wonderful Music School has proved to be an ideal environment for music making. Creativity is at the heart of what the school offers students. Over the year’s young people have come from schools such as Dulwich College Jags, City of London for Boys, Tunbridge Wells, Emmanuel and UCS. Manager of MyBand, Marcel Pusey, is a composer and educator. His Awarding Winning company Bassistry Music, employs musicians and …

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, …