This Good Friday I’ll be serving as tenor soloist with the St Mary’s choir in John Stainer’s The Crucifixion. Come hear! It’s free, and you’ll get to hear the fabulous Reproaches by John Sanders and the beautiful Tallis Lamentations.
The Riot Ensemble kicks off a new series of contemporary music at The Forge in Camden. The first half of this concert, starting at 7.30pm on 5th February, features CHROMA – while the Riot Ensemble brings you a second half of extremely low notes from Scott Lygate, Amy Beth Kirsten, Martijn Padding, Chris Mayo and Aaron Holloway-Nahum. All five pieces are World or UK premieres and the ensembles include 5 Bass Clarinets, 5 Bassoons, 4 Trombones and tenor.
Tickets: £12/£10 available online from The Forge.
Performers Include: Mark van de Wiel, Lorenzo Iosco, Rosie Burton and members of the Reed Rage Bassoon Quartet, Douglas Coleman, Conductor Jeremiah Cawley and tenor Oliver Brignall.
A Very special event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day
Tickets from 020 8457 8795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music – Julian Marshall
Text – Gertud Kolmar (translated by Philip Kuhn & Ruth von Zimmerman)
Plus additional works by Sophie Harris
Tenor Soloist: James Gilchrist
Solo Cello: Sophie Harris
Conductor: Ian Belton (Brodsky Quartet)
Also an afternoon of workshops from 2pm (same day)
CHOIR FOR THE DAY – led by Julian
GERTRUD KOLMAR – A LIFE – An intro to this highly underrated poet by the premier Englsih Translator Philip Kuhn
Plus A RECEPTION BUFFET SUPPER & Q&A Session with Julian
Vespertine…is making opera unfamiliar again in all the best ways—i.e., surprising.
The Stranger – Rape as Metaphor by Rebecca Brown
“You hear the drunkenness, the hurrying horse, the spinning, the horror and doom in Britten’s superb score, well-played under conductor Jeremiah Cawley”
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA AT ST. MARK’S CATHEDRAL
VESPERTINE OPERA THEATER WILL PRESENT BENJAMIN BRITTEN’S DEVASTATING CHAMBER OPERA.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10TH, 2014 8:00PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 2014 8:00PM
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This September I will be conducting Richard Strauss’s Sonatina No. 2 in E-Flat, also known as the Symphony for Winds, also known as the “Happy Workshop,” in the South London Chamber Concerts. The piece is remarkably optimistic–perhaps idealistic–given how deep into World War II its composition began. Those who know Strauss know that he was a favorite composer of Hitler, and his relationship with the Nazis was complex.
I’ll be tackling these complexities and digging into the music soon in a post for the South London Chamber Concerts’s blog. Until then, I hope you’ll consider coming to the concert. In addition to the Strauss, the group will play Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Messiaen’s monumental Et expecto resurrectiononem mortuorum, both conducted by Peter Fender. Here are the concert details…
Saturday 28th September, 7:30 p.m. at St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, Munster Square, NW1 3PH (click for a map).
The only sound is a monklike chanting that plays over everything; paired with [Erin Elyse Burns’s] silent scream, it’s calming and disquieting at the same time.
“Litany is an immersive multi video projection installation by video artist Erin Elyse Burns that explores mental imagery inspired by composer John Cage’s 1980 vocal work entitled “Litany for the Whale.” The Cage piece has a call and response structure reminiscent of religious chants written for two voices. The video installation is designed to complement the sound through a series of vignettes, which build upon each other. The imagery draws on winter in the Northwest, analogies of the mind during meditation and visual pairings; steam, fog, smoke; whispers, screams; light and line. I have recorded one of the two voices at the Richmond Parish Church in London. This recording is embedded in the video and on Wednesday, April 3rd and at the closing reception on Friday, April 5th, Jeremiah will perform the second voice live with the recorded version within the video installation to an intimate audience. We will offer two public performances each date with capacity at approximately 30 people each performance. Tickets are available free (please donate if you can!) from Brown Paper Tickets.
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This Christmas season I will be singing with a couple of choral groups in West London. The first of these concerts will be a program of Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols”, Heinrich Schütz’s “Christmas Story”, and carols sung with the audience. This beautiful music will be heard in Chiswick’s own St. Michael and All Angels Church.
The Fulham and Hammersmith Choral Society is directed by Christopher Wray. Soloists for the evening are Felicity Davies and Hermione Ruck Keene. Andrew Wells will play the organ, and Anneke Hodnett joins on the harp. Tickets are £12 in advance and £14 at the door. £5 for those under 16.