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Sun 26 Nov 2017

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe, and Everything

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Bach Wachet! betet! (Watch! Pray!)

Steven Devine director
Rowan Pierce soprano
Ciara Hendrick alto
Tom Robson tenor
James Newby baritone
Professor Sir John Pendry guest scientist

What is light? 

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with Bach, the Universe, and Everything, our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds.

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Mon 27 Nov 2017

St John's Smith Square

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Rachel Podger

Bethan White, Oboe (Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme)
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Haydn Symphony No. 26 Lamentatione
Mozart Violin Concerto No.1
JC Bach Symphony in G minor
Mozart Violin Concerto in No.5

Rachel Podger director and violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye.

His repertoire is full of surprises and deceptions.

Mozart was the ultimate musical genius – and the ultimate game player. He tore up the rulebook, and if you hear his music twice, you never have quite the same experience.

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Tue 28 Nov 2017

Camden Assembly

The Night Shift – Camden

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The Night Shift invades the spiritual home of Britpop.

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Mon 4 Dec 2017

Union Chapel

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Graham Ross conductor
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Christopher Lowrey countertenor
Andrew Tortise tenor
Jonathan Brown bass

Graham Ross conducts The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and us in a performance of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, performed in the beautiful setting of Islington’s Union Chapel.

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Sun 10 Dec 2017

West London Synagogue

Rachel Podger at West London Synagogue

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Mozart The Marriage of Figaro - Overture and selection of arias
Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Orfeo ed Euridice)
Mozart Don Giovanni Overture and selection of arias
Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5

Rachel Podger director/ violin

We make a triumphant return to West London Synagogue with a breath-taking programme of masterpieces by Mozart and Gluck that transformed musical history.

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Sun 17 Dec 2017

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Darzu ist erschienen (For this the Son of God appeared)

Steven Devine director
Helen Charlston alto
James Way tenor
Edward Grint bass
Professor Tara Shears guest scientist

Antimatter Matters

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Fri 22 Dec 2017

St John's Smith Square

Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage – Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days!

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Sat 23 Dec 2017

St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Polyphony

We join forces with Polyphony for Handel’s visionary, ecstatic Messiah.

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Sat 6 Jan 2018

Kings Place

In the beginning… The Creation

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Haydn The Creation

Ádám Fischer conductor
Charlotte Beament soprano
James Way tenor
James Newby bass

Make Haydn’s Creation your first concert of 2018 with this intimate New Year performance at Kings Place. 

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

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Henry Purcell

Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell, to entertain your musical children aged 2 to 5.

Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Praise the Lord, my soul)

Steven Devine director
Charlotte Beament soprano
Nicholas Pritchard tenor
James Newby bass
Professor Helen F Gleeson guest scientist

Time and Vision

There’s a focus on time as our Sunday morning series helps launch Kings Place’s Time Unwrapped programme.

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

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Henry Purcell

Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell, to entertain your musical children aged 2 to 5.

Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.

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Sun 4 Feb 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

Marin Alsop & Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Marin Alsop conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Nicola Benedetti’s first appearance with us.

A musician always confounding expectations, violinist Nicola Benedetti performs with us for the first time in this concert.

She’s joined by conductor Marin Alsop for a programme of Beethoven performed with pure unvarnished musicality.

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Sun 18 Feb 2018

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde (Joyful time in the new covenant)

Steven Devine director
Ciara Hendrick alto
James Way tenor
James Newby baritone
Professor Kishan Dholakia guest scientist

Seeing Life in a New Light

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Tue 27 Feb 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

The Corridors of Power

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Mozart Arias from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Symphony No. 38
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Haydn Symphony No. 103 Drumroll

Ádám Fischer conductor
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano

What wins – love or duty?

Berenice is Queen of Palestine, set to marry the Roman Emperor Titus. But a change of political weather at home makes it impossible for the Emperor to marry a foreign queen. What wins out – love or duty?

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Thu 1 Mar 2018

Kings Place

Bach and Handel – Great Balls of Fire

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Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 5
Handel Organ Concerto Op. 4 no. 1
Handel Organ Concerto Op. 7 no. 5

Turning Points is the Kings Place series where you get to explore the hidden secrets of the great composers in history.

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Sun 18 Mar 2018

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Himmelskönig, sei willkommen (King of Heaven, welcome)

Steven Devine director
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell baritone
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell guest scientist

We are Made of Star Stuff

Pioneering astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell joins us for our Sunday morning series mixing music and science, perfect for inquiring and curious minds.

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Mon 26 Mar 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

Bach’s St Matthew Passion

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Bach St Matthew Passion

Mark Padmore director/Evangelist
Roderick Williams Christus
Claudia Huckle contralto
Hugo Hymas tenor
Katherine Watson soprano
Jessica Cale soprano
Eleanor Minney mezzo-soprano
Matthew Brook bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

A powerful depiction of the Easter Story.

Commemorate Easter with Bach’s St Matthew Passion, featuring an all-star line-up of singers, led by Mark Padmore.

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Wed 11 Apr 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Sir Roger Norrington

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Mozart Symphony No. 33
Mozart Horn Concerto No.4
Mozart Horn Concerto No.1
Mozart Symphony No. 36

Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Roger Montgomery horn

More from the ultimate musical game-player

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye. His repertoire is replete with surprises and deceptions.

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Sat 12 May 2018

Kings Place

Haydn: First and Last of a Great Genius

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Haydn Symphony no. 1
Haydn Symphony no. 104 London

Turning Points is the Kings Place series where you get to explore the hidden secrets of the great composers in history.

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