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Theatre Peckham presents Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny

Malachi Green, Ayanna Christie-Brown, Guy Navarro, Geoff Aymer, Terri Ann Oudjar and Ray Newe, have been cast in Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny, a reimagining by Richard Hurford, inspired by the much-loved children’s classic. Music and lyrics by Rob Castell, incorporating rap, salsa and reggae beats. Joining the cast on stage will be 40 children who form part of Theatre Peckham’s renowned arts education and training programme. Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny, introduces young audiences to a current take on the characters found in this children’s classic. Rob Castell’s music and lyrics incorporate rap, salsa and reggae beats. This play with songs promises to be a festive treat for all the family with a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure and song. Forget the legends, forget the stories, this Robin Hood is real. The production marks the venue’s new artistic director Suzann McLean’s inaugural production, since joining in September 2018. Cast in the lead role as Robin, South East London local Malachi Green follows in the footsteps of Theatre Peckham Patron and former pupil …

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 …

Concordia’s Autumn Concert: The Glory of Baroque

All the magnificent music in Concordia’s autumn concert was composed within the span of only 20 years – in the astonishing flowering of European music in the early 18th century which we now call The Baroque.  The programme especially celebrates the trio of composers whose work defines this golden era: Vivaldi, Handel and Bach. The centrepiece of the concert will be Vivaldi’s Gloria, almost a ‘lost’ masterpiece till the mid-20th century, but now one of the most popular and revered works in the canon of sacred music. The genius of Handel will be represented by two contrasting pieces: Zadok The Priest, which never fails to take the breath away with its sweep and majesty and Ode For the Birthday Of Queen Anne, a secular cantata, part of which was sung at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this summer. Last, but not least, special guests, The South Circular Orchestra, will perform the 2nd of Bach’s much-loved Brandenburg Concertos. The performance is at 7.30pm on Saturday 24th November at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Rd, SE21 …

Magnard Ensemble Concert at Dulwich Picture Gallery

It’s not all paintings at London’s oldest picture gallery in Dulwich. There is a host of events and activities for everyone on an almost daily basis. The Friends organization uses its golden address book in particular to bring in interesting speakers and musicians to enrich the audience. Highlights of forthcoming events include a young and lively quintet – the Magnard Ensemble – who will give an autumn concert at Dulwich Picture Gallery on Wednesday 7 November. A foot-tapping and varied programme, featuring pieces from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess to Bach, is designed to appeal to all ages and tastes and includes some more modern works by Paul Patterson which will close the evening. The well-received wind quintet is chosen from a pool of highly talented musicians and has performed internationally as well as at leading concert halls and festivals in the UK. Tickets cost £10 for under-18’s, £20 for Friends and £22 otherwise – and include a glass of wine after the event. They are available online, from the Gallery or by phone 0208 299 …