Siglo de Oro: Bach, Purcell, Scarlatti
Apr
14
1:05 PM13:05

Siglo de Oro: Bach, Purcell, Scarlatti

We have been invited to return to St John’s Smith Square to present a programme of penitential Baroque works for choir and continuo as part of the Holy Week Festival, curated by Tenebrae and Nigel Short. The centrepiece of the concert will be Domenico Scarlatti’s extraordinary setting of the Stabat Mater for ten voices.

Purcell – Hear My Prayer, O Lord

Bach – Jesu, meine Freude BWV227

Purcell – Remember not, O Lord, our offences

Scarlatti – Stabat Mater

Tickets are available here: https://www.sjss.org.uk/events/siglo-de-oro-workshop-concert

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Mozart C minor mass at St. John Smith Square
Apr
11
1:00 PM13:00

Mozart C minor mass at St. John Smith Square

Christine joins the Et Cetera Civil Service Choir for Mozart's Mass in c minor at St. John Smith Square as soprano 1 soloist. Donations will be accepted at the concert in aid of The Lifeboat Fund.

The Lifeboat Fund – helping the RNLI to save lives at sea – which is the oldest Civil Service charity, celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016. The Fund aims to raise sufficient money to purchase a new lifeboat for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.  thelifeboatfund.org.uk

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Siglo de Oro: Bach, Purcell, Scarlatti
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Siglo de Oro: Bach, Purcell, Scarlatti

We have been invited to give a concert at the Saxon Shore Early Music Festival. We will present a programme of penitential Baroque works for choir and continuo. The centrepiece of the concert will be Domenico Scarlatti’s extraordinary setting of the Stabat Mater for ten voices. Purcell – Hear My Prayer, O Lord Bach – Jesu, meine Freude BWV227 Purcell – Remember not, O Lord, our offences Scarlatti – Stabat Mater Tickets are available here: http://ssemk.org/.

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Ensemble x.y at St. John Smith Square
Apr
6
1:05 PM13:05

Ensemble x.y at St. John Smith Square

Ensemble x.y presents a concert of four entwined modern works: investigations into the luminous and the blurred (blurring like heat haze or an over abundant information stream, luminous like clean technology and decisive intention).

Each work, from Agata Zubel’s exquisite setting of Samuel Beckett’s poem Cascando, to the modern master Salvatore Sciarrino’s highly dramatic Piano Trio No. 2, balances finely the demands of sensuous beauty and compositional rigour, discipline with fancy, modern technique with musical engagement.

Ensemble x.y are particularly excited to present a new commission by Sara Cubarsi, x.y violinist and doctoral student at the California Institute of the Arts, written especially for this concert.

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Shahrazad
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Shahrazad

Christine is delighted to join Opera Vera and Cantata Dramatica in their premiere of Danyal Dhondy's new opera Shahrazad. Christine sings the roles of Princess Almond and Dunyazad. 

'Opera Vera is delighted to be premiering Danyal Dhondy's 'Shahrazad' in February 2017. The opera takes its inspiration from the tale of the 'Thousand and One Nights' and will be performed in the sumptuous rooms of Kensington's Arabian fantasy, Leighton House. Nick Pitts-Tucker's libretto deals presents a dramatic re-telling of the final three tales of the Arabian Nights and the production is created by acclaimed director Nina Brazier (Royal Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera North). Opera Vera is delighted to be collaborating with Cantata Dramatica , who have commissioned the opera (www.cantatadramatica.com).'
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Shahrazad
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Shahrazad

Christine is delighted to join Opera Vera and Cantata Dramatica in their premiere of Danyal Dhondy's new opera Shahrazad. Christine sings the roles of Princess Almond and Dunyazad. 

'Opera Vera is delighted to be premiering Danyal Dhondy's 'Shahrazad' in February 2017. The opera takes its inspiration from the tale of the 'Thousand and One Nights' and will be performed in the sumptuous rooms of Kensington's Arabian fantasy, Leighton House. Nick Pitts-Tucker's libretto deals presents a dramatic re-telling of the final three tales of the Arabian Nights and the production is created by acclaimed director Nina Brazier (Royal Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera North). Opera Vera is delighted to be collaborating with Cantata Dramatica , who have commissioned the opera (www.cantatadramatica.com).'

 

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Siglo de Oro at the Spitalfields Winter Festival
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Siglo de Oro at the Spitalfields Winter Festival

We return to the Spitalfields Music Winter Festival with a compelling Advent concert of contemporary carols, little-known renaissance music and a series of newly-commissioned works inspired by medieval prayers.

An evening filled with mystery and hope, contrasting the resonance of the saxophone with the glowing richness of the choir.

Approximate running time: 90 minutes (with an interval)

Judith Weir – Advent Prose
Will Todd – O Wisdom
Pierre Certon – O Adonai
Matthew Kaner – O Adonai
Sam Rathbone – O Root of Jesse
Antoine Mornable – O clavis David
Bonnie Miksch – There is no Rose of Such Virtue
Francis Pott – O Key of David
Hieronymus Praetorius – Magnificat Quinti toni
Richard Allain – O Dayspring
Gareth Wilson – O King of the Nations
Stuart Turnbull – O Emmanuel
Josquin des Prez – O Virgo virginum
Ralph Allwood – O Virgin of Virgins
Owain Park – Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

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