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  Our autumn season started on 1 September and runs right through to 22 December.  During this season, we will be honouring the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and paying tribute to                 Monteverdi on the 450th anniversary of his birth.   

 

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FRIDAY 6 OCT AT 13.05
Russian Revolution Centenary Series – II

Brian Sturtridge  piano

‘Shostakovich and the Mighty Handful’

 

FRIDAY 13 OCT AT 13.05

BELLOT ENSEMBLE
Edmund Taylor  director

‘The Development of the Italian Trio Sonata’ (Part 1) –
works by Monteverdi, Legrenzi, Rossi, Fontana and Merula

 

FRIDAY 20 OCT AT 13.05

DAPPER’S DELIGHT
Adrian Brown  anglo concertinas & voice
Susanna Borsch  recorders, English concertina & voice

‘Vernacular’ – a varied programme drawing on popular repertoire
from 17th to 19th century England

 

FRIDAY 27 OCT AT 13.05
Reformation 500 Gala Concert  (opening event of ‘The Yes of the Heart’ Festival)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE CHAMBER CHOIR with GMT BRASS ENSEMBLE
William Glendinning  director
Andrew Pitt, Peter Athans  trumpet
Jacob Coton, Sam Byard  trombone
Stuart Whatton  organ

Benjamin Culli:  Reformation Suite for brass quartet and organ

A selection of motets and anthems by Reformation-influenced composers
from Germany, Italy and England 

(all are welcome to a wine reception following the concert) 

 

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FRIDAY 3 NOV AT 13.05
Russian Revolution Centenary Series – III

Mikhail Shilyaev  piano

Scriabin:  Sonatas no. 3 & 5 and selected miniatures

 

FRIDAY 10 NOV AT 13.05
Reformation 500 Event marking Luther’s Birthday (part of ‘The Yes of the Heart’ Festival)

Agnethe Christensen  voice, Lithuanian lyre & gussli
Leah Stuttard  bray harp, bells & voice
Stuart Whatton  organ

‘The Secret Life of the Lutheran Chorale’

Punctuated by a selection of Bach chorale preludes for organ, Agnethe and Leah’s intriguing programme will explore antecedents of the chorale, both textual and melodic, and demonstrate some of the ways that these chorales were re-elaborated in the Scandinavian Lutheran tradition.

 

FRIDAY 17 NOV AT 13.05
Reformation 500 Event (concluding concert of ‘The Yes of the Heart’ Festival)

CAMERATA OF LONDON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Chris Brody  director
Stuart Whatton  arranger

Mendelssohn: ‘Reformation’ Symphony, Op. 107
(chamber quintet arrangement, world premiere)

 

FRIDAY 24 NOV AT 13.05

LADIES OF THE CHAPEL CHOIR OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OXFORD
Giles Underwood  director
Rosie von Spreckelsen  harp

Mozart:  Laudate Dominum
Britten:  Ceremony of Carols
and a selection of other English carol and folksong settings

 

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FRIDAY 1 DEC AT 13.05

BELLOT ENSEMBLE
Edmund Taylor  director

‘The Development of the Italian Trio Sonata’  (Part 2) –
works by Monteverdi, Uccellini, Bertali, Castello and Falconiero

 

FRIDAY 8 DEC AT 13.05

MEDIVA
Ann Allen & Adrien Reboisson shawms/recorders
Corina Marti  recorders/clavicymbalum
Natalie Carducci  fiddle
Erwan Picquet  voice
Max Fiorani  percussion

‘Gabriel’s Message’: a medley of English medieval music for Advent

 

FRIDAY 15 DEC AT 13.05

FOLLIA
William Summers  baroque flute
Diane Moore  violin
Ibrahim Aziz  viola da gamba
Yeo Yat-Soon  harpsichord

Telemann:  Paris Quartets
Delalande:  Noels

 

FRIDAY 22 DEC AT 13.05
Russian Revolution Centenary Series – IV

Iosif Purits  classical accordion

Mussorgsky:  Pictures at an Exhibition
Rachmaninov:  Vocalise
Prokofiev:  Troika, from Lieutenant Kije Suite