All posts tagged: music

It’s the Mozart Requiem!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Mozart Requiem is one of the masterpieces of choral music.  The mysterious circumstances of its creation are still debated by scholars, but its overwhelming beauty and unforgettable impact on the listener are beyond dispute. The Concordia Chamber Choir is proud to be performing it as the centrepiece of their autumn concert to which they welcome The South Circular Orchestra. Also on the programme are three exquisite Rossini motets while their orchestral guests will be playing one of Bach’s stirring Brandenburg Concertos, which are among the finest works of the Baroque. It will be a magnificent evening of music. The performance is at 7:30 pm on Saturday 11th November 2017 at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Rd, SE21 8JY. Tickets cost £12 at the door, or £11 in advance from Concessions (students and those on means tested benefits) half price. SaveSave

Herne Hill Music Festival

South London’s multi-genre music festival returns this October from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th. The annual festival is becoming an established fixture in the capital’s musical calendar and will this year present its largest and most varied programme ever. In total, there will be a record 19 individual events across various venues around the SE24 postcode. As always, Herne Hill Music Festival tickets are extremely attractively priced (from £5) and are further complimented by a variety of free entry performances. The aim is to maximise musical engagement across the community over the 10 days and to act as a platform for musicians and groups from many musical styles. All events are listed on the festival website There really is something for everyone in this year’s lively and inventive programme including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Folk and Musicals as well as Choral music of various styles. This is paired with a strong community strand of events reflecting the wide range of local talent across South London. This year dance is also included for the first time. In another …

Multi-Story Orchestra Membership

The Multi-Story Orchestra is one of the most exciting young arts organisations in the U.K: “Forget concert halls, the future of music is emerging in a municipal car park” (The Times). And, Peckham is its home. Join our Membership and help us make The Multi-Story Orchestra as open, brave, and brilliant as possible! You can pay any amount to be part of our story! From car parks to schools and festivals, we create amazing live classical music experiences performed by incredible musicians. Every year we have to fundraise around £100,000 to keep The Multi-Story Orchestra going. Our ticket sales only cover about 5% of our costs and as a registered charity we are dependent on the huge generosity of our supporters to meet our costs. We have launched a new Membership Scheme to help us keep our ticket prices low and enable our ground-breaking work with local communities, schools, musicians and new collaborators to continue. “…it just blew my mind away” Primary school student, Peckham “The response was ecstatic and it deserved to be” The …

Sound System: The Political Power of Music. Talk and Q&A with Dave Randall.

Musicians have often wanted to change the world. From underground innovators to pop icons, many have believed in the political power of music. Rulers recognise it too. Music has been used to challenge the political and social order – and to prop up the status quo. Dave Randall explores what makes music so powerful. In his talk, he’ll look at examples ranging from Beethoven to Beyoncé and pose the question: how can we make music serve the interests of the many, rather than the few? Dave Randall is a musician and activist. He has contributed to multi-million selling albums and toured the world playing guitar with Faithless, Sinead O’Connor, Emiliana Torrini and many others. Dave will be taking your questions and selling his book on the night. 7.30-9pm on Tuesday 15 August at Rye Wax. Free to attend. “A deeply intelligent look at music and society. Thought provoking, readable and clever.” Mark Radcliffe (BBC 2 / 6Music) More information About the book: About Dave Randall: About Rye Wax:

Dulwich Symphony Orchestra – Gala Summer Concert in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice

Dulwich Symphony Orchestra is a local, community orchestra of dedicated members who perform exciting repertoire at the beautiful All Saints Church, Lovelace Road, West Dulwich, SE21. DSO’s summer concert on Saturday 8th July is a fundraiser celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of St. Christopher’s Hospice by Dame Cicely Saunders, with a charity reception after the concert with drinks and nibbles. Mozart:
 Overture The Magic Flute Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3, Soloist: Leslie Howard Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor From the New World Conductor: Leigh O’Hara, Leader: Paula Tysall 7pm, Saturday 8th July at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road, London, SE21 8JY, disability accessible. Ticket prices: £20 (with reception) £12 and £10 concessions. Under 16s free. West Dulwich or Tulse Hill rail stations – free on street parking. Visit or Twitter @DulwichSymphony Tickets available on Eventbrite, search for ‘Dulwich Symphony Orchestra’ Photo credit: Ingrid Beazley