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The Foundation Schools’ Concert: Britten’s War Requiem

Over 500 pupils, parents and friends of Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) will perform together on the stage of the Royal Festival Hall. The three Foundation Schools: Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS will come together on 19 February 2018, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War and pay tribute to their pupils and staff who selflessly served their country between 1914 and 1918. The Schools will perform Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, War Requiem, at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, where they will be joined by internationally recognised soloists Jane Irwin (soprano), Robin Tritschler (tenor) and Philip Tebb (baritone). The concert will be conducted by the three Schools’ Directors of Music, Mr Chris Dearmer, Mr Richard Mayo and Mr Peter Gritton, and will also include Herbert Howells’ Elegy for viola and strings. Composed as personal tribute to a fellow student at the Royal College of Music who was killed in the Great War, Howells’ poignant piece makes a fitting companion to Britten’s work. The Heads of the schools, …

Dulwich Players Presents – Compleat Female Stage Beauty

Compleat Female Stage Beauty is a witty, fast paced and powerful production, which combines outrageous humour with genuinely moving scenes. It’s 1661 and in the theatre all female roles are still played by men. Renowned interpreter of Shakespeare’s heroines, actor Edward Kynaston is the toast of the town – until Charles II decrees that women, including his own mistress, Nell Gwynn, can take to the stage. After losing his fame, his lover, and finally his pride, Kynaston must adapt to this strange new world and find his place in society. This play contains adult themes and humour and is appropriate for 15 yrs +. 14th to 17th February at Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College. Performances starts at 8pm. Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door – available on-line: www.dulwichplayers.org (ticketsource) or from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village. Snacks and refreshments available at the theatre. Dulwich Players – Compleat Female Stage Beauty – 14th to 17th February, Edward Alleyn Theatre  SaveSave SaveSave

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 www.concordiachamberchoir.co.uk. Concessions (students and those on means tested benefits) half price. SaveSave

Alice in Wonderland at Brockwell Park

Sixteenfeet Productions return to some of Lambeth’s loveliest green spaces with their unique brand of outdoor theatre. Plunge down the rabbit hole and enter a fantastical world inhabited by some of the most iconic characters in children’s fiction. Especially commissioned for the Company this is promenade theatre so the audience will be encouraged to explore the beautiful setting in order to watch the story unfold, ably led by a talented cast of actor-musicians. Adapted By Bradley Cole from Lewis Carroll’s Tales. Original music composed by Guy Holden. Directed by John Ward. “As spellbinding for adults as it is for kids………Precisely the sort of promenade theatre that can really bring our parks and open spaces to life.” – South London Press Performances: Walled Garden, Brockwell Park: Saturday 22nd – 31st July. Weekday performances: 11:30 & 14:30 (no performance Monday 24th). Weekend performances: 14:30 & 17:30. Streatham Rookery Gardens: Thursday 10th – Monday 14th August. Weekday performances: 11:30 & 14:30. Weekend performances: 14:30 & 17:30. Tickets:  Adults  (£12.50), children (£8.50). Age Guide 5+. Performance duration 60 minutes. Book online www.sixteenfeet.co.uk or call the box office 020 7856 0380 Facebook: …

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 www.dulwichsymphonyorchestra.org.uk or Twitter @DulwichSymphony Tickets available on Eventbrite, search for ‘Dulwich Symphony Orchestra’ Photo credit: Ingrid Beazley