THURSDAYS IN MAY-JULY 2020 & FEBRUARY & MARCH 2021
THURSDAY 7 MAY
LCS regulars HELEN CHARLSTON (mezzo soprano) and MICHAEL CRADDOCK (baritone) perform some Ravel and Schubert, as well as a couple of things written for them in lockdown.
THURSDAY 14 MAY
Baroque specialist CONOR GRICMANIS (violin) treats us to a few short favourites of his from the 17th century, and pieces inspired by the era - folk, love, and all things wayward.
THURSDAY 21 MAY
We join JESSICA DANDY (contralto) in her beautiful lockdown surroundings of Barrow-in-Furness for a journey 'Into the Woods'. With music from the French baroque, to Handel, Mahler and even a bit of Northumberland folk song, this woodland-themed concert is not to be missed.
THURSDAY 28 MAY
LCS Musical Director MICHAEL WALDRON performs piano music by York Bowen – ‘Paganini meets The Savoy’ – from his home in North London.
THURSDAY 4 JUNE
Internationally-renowned viola player STEPHEN UPSHAW performs Bach’s Second Suite in D minor.
THURSDAY 11 JUNE
Performing from her home in New Malden, harpist ZITA SILVA presents a varied programme of works by Debussy, Tournier, and a dazzling Fantasy on themes from Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky.
THURSDAY 18 JUNE
Celebrated vocal soloists EMILY DICKENS (soprano) and DINGLE YANDELL (bass-baritone) perform live from their home in Reading, with a programme featuring an uplifting mixture of solos and duets from folksong, and composers including Mendelssohn and Handel.
THURSDAY 25 JUNE
The French Touch. From his home in Islington, our very own MICHAEL WALDRON presents a celebration of female French composers, with a programme featuring music by Nadia & Lili Boulanger, Germaine Tailleferre, and Cecile Chaminade.
THURSDAY 2 JULY
Our July series of recitals kicks off with bass-baritone JULIAN DEBREUIL. Live from his home in Catford, Julian will perform Italian Aria Antiche and some English song. Julian says, ‘During lockdown I’ve tried to make use of the lack of performance pressure to go back to basics and reestablish a firm technical basis to my singing. These were the songs I first studied when my voice broke and it’s been a joy to revisit them and use them for that purpose. My two-year-old daughter, Imogen, might walk in and start dancing at some point, and then take a bow. I hope nobody minds.’
THURSDAY 9 JULY
Live from his home in Worcester, CHRISTOPHER ALLSOP will be playing organ pieces by J. S. Bach, Louis Vierne and Henri Mulet on his Hauptwerk organ and pipe organ.
THURSDAY 16 JULY
For our final Apéritif Concert this year we conclude with a recital of piano arrangements and transcriptions of great melodies from Broadway, Rogers & Hammerstein and Gershwin, given by MICHAEL WALDRON. We look forward to seeing you at this rousing culmination of our online Apéritif series.
THURSDAY 4 FEBRUARY
JESSICA DANDY contralto
English folksong arranged by Benjamin Britten
THURSDAY 11 FEBRUARY
JACOB GARSIDE viola da gamba
Music by Telemann & C. F. Abel
THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY
NATASHA GOLDBERG voice & guitar
Scottish and English folksong: arrangements by Dick Gaughan & Natasha herself
THURSDAY 25 FEBRUARY
MAX WELFORD clarinet
Works by Bach and Debussy
THURSDAY 4 MARCH
MATTHEW SIVETER baritone
Favourites from Gilbert and Sullivan and other English operetta
THURSDAY 11 MARCH
MILOŠ MILIVOJEVIĆ accordion
Original works & transcriptions from his album Accord for life
THURSDAY 18 MARCH
ELIZABETH KARANI soprano
Favourite arias from operas including by Mozart and Puccini
THURSDAY 25 MARCH
JAMES ORFORD organ
Works by Bach and Vierne played live from the world-famous grand organ of Westminster Cathedral, along with a unique demonstration and tour of the organ