CONCERT ARCHIVE

2018-19

 

Serenade

THURSDAY 2ND MAY 2019 | 19:30 | CADOGAN HALL
Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings
Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Gustav Holst Six Folksongs for Choir
Benjamin Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
The LCS concludes its season in a paean to music and eventide. Join us for this all- English study of aspects of night and music, both benign and sinister. The programme includes Vaughan Williams’ sublime setting of Shakespeare in the Serenade to Music, in a rarely-performed version by the composer for choir and string orchestra. The programme also features Britten’s mesmerising Serenade, with its extraordinary settings of British poets in highly virtuosic writing for soloists and orchestra.
ANDREW TORTISE tenor | BEN GOLDSCHEIDER horn
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Voyage à Paris

THURSDAY 28TH MARCH 2019 | 19:00 | PETYT HALL, CHELSEA
To include music by:
Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc, Rameau
The London Choral Sinfonia presents a scintillating evening for Francophiles, exploring the music of Symbolism, Les Six and the Seine. This special and intimate evening is curated alongside director Mark Burns (The Opera Box), and wine expert Rebecca Stone (DipWSET) in conjunction with Majestic Wine. 
 
The evening celebrates the beautiful, piquant and quirky music of France, both vocal and instrumental, all paired with suitably evocative and delicious wines. Complimentary wine pairings are served throughout the evening, alongside champagne and canapés before and after the performance.
NICK PRITCHARD tenor | JENNY STAFFORD soprano
EMILY DICKENS soprano | PATRICK JOHNSON cello
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor/piano

Christmas Fantasia

Pre-concert recital, 18:30 – London Panufnik Trio, in association with GSMD.
WEDNESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2018 | 19:30 | ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE
To include:
Holst arr. Park Christmas Day
Rowley Christmas Suite for Orchestra
Fletcher arr. Park Ring Out Wild Bells
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Let the LCS entertain you with a concert of joyful music for the festive season – there is something for everyone to enjoy! Beginning with our Composer-in-Residence Owain Park’s arrangement of Holst’s marvellous fantasy on ancient carols, the concert features familiar carols and Christmas tunes in exciting and rarely-heard arrangements by Jonathan Rathbone, Elgar, Warlock, and Alec Rowley's frolicsome Christmas Suite for Orchestra. The programme also contains Darke's famous In the Bleak Midwinter and traditional favourite, Silent Night. Having begun with one fantasy, the concert culminates with another: Vaughan Williams' majestic Fantasia on Christmas Carols.
LIANNE BIRKETT soprano | DINGLE YANDELL baritone
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Remembrance

SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2018 | 19:30 | ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE
Pre-concert recital, 18:30 – Fengári Quartet, in association with GSMD.
Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
C.H. H. Parry Songs of Farewell
W. A. Mozart Requiem in D minor, K 626
The first concert of the season opens with Pärt's haunting Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, and our Requiem Project continues with Mozart’s towering Requiem, a work filled with agony, anger, triumph and beauty. On the eve of the centenary of Armistice Day, there will be a definite air of solemnity and remembrance, as the Mozart is paired with Parry’s heart-rending and arresting Songs of Farewell in this centenary year of his death. Composed during the First World War, Parry wrote these arresting settings in the knowledge that he himself did not have much time left.
ANNA PATALONG soprano | ANNA HARVEY mezzo-soprano
NICK PRITCHARD tenor | DUNCAN ROCK bass
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor
 

2017-18

An Evening with Mr Purcell

THURSDAY 10TH MAY 2018 | 19:00 | PETYT HALL, CHELSEA
Join the LCS for a fascinating and unusual evening celebrating the music of one of the Renaissance’s most skilled and colourful composers. This special evening is curated alongside director Mark Burns (The Opera Box), and wine expert Rebecca Stone (DipWSET) in conjunction with Majestic Wine. The evening celebrates both the music of Purcell and contemporary literautre, all carefully linked together and paired with suitably evocative and delicious wines. There is also complimentary champagne and canapés before and after the performance.
SOLOISTS OF LONDON CHORAL SINFONIA
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Rutter Requiem: Into Night Time

Part of the St John's Smith Square Americana '18 Festival
THURSDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2018 | 19:30 | ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE
Byrd Christe qui Lux
Tallis O Nata Lux
Macmillan O Radiant Dawn
Kodály Evening Song
Park O Phos Hilaron
Whitacre Sleep; Water Night; Lux Aurumque
Lauridsen Nocturnes
Rutter Requiem
As the next concert in the ongoing Requiem Project, the London Choral Sinfonia presents a concert of reflective and uplifting music for the Lenten season. The programme features beautiful interpretations of both light and night time from composers across the centuries.​
KIM-LILLIAN STREBEL soprano
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Christmas with the LCS 

Part of the St John's Smith Square 32nd Christmas Festival
SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2017 | 19:30 | ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE
Fletcher arr. Park Ring Out Wild Bells
Fraser This Christmastide
Canning Lullay my liking
Trad. arr. Grafton I wonder as I wander
Ireland The Holy Boy
Britten Saint Nicolas
A concert of uplifting music for the festive season as part of the 32nd Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square. The first half features familiar carols and Christmas tunes in new and exciting arrangements. The programme culminates with Britten's epic Christmas cantata, Saint Nicolas.​
FRANCESCA CHIEJINA soprano | NICK PRITCHARD tenor
GALLERY CHOIR OF WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Baroque Masterpieces: Handel, Bach & Vivaldi

THURSDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2017 | 19:30 | CADOGAN HALL
Handel Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 6, No. 10
Bach Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51
Vivaldi Gloria
The London Choral Sinfonia launches is 2017-18 season with a thrilling selection of baroque masterpieces by the three towering figures of the period. The concert begins with one of Handel's concerti grossi – majestic orchestral showpieces in the Italian style – followed by Bach's exultant cantata, requiring dazzling virtuosity from the soprano and trumpet soloists. It concludes with Vivaldi's Gloria – a work which contrasts vibrant passages for full chorus and orchestra with expressive and intimate solos, and which remains a popular cornerstone of the baroque repertoire.
KATHERINE WATSON soprano | CRISPIAN STEELE-PERKINS trumpet
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor
 

2016-17

Baroque Masterpieces: Bach Motets and Handel Dixit Dominus

THURSDAY 11TH MAY 2017 | 19:30 | CADOGAN HALL
Bach Lobet den Herrn; Komm, Jesu, Komm; Singet dem Herrn; Cello Suites
Handel Dixit Dominus
Join the LCS for this Baroque extravaganza, exploring two of the towering composers from this peroid. The first half of the programme showcases three of Bach's astonishingly profound motets, contrasting with Handel's dazzling and exhuberant Dixit Dominus in the second.
GUY JOHNSTON cello
SOLOISTS FROM LONDON CHORAL SINFONIA
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Duruflé Requiem: Visions of Life and Death

SATURDAY 11TH MARCH 2017 | 19:30 | ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE

Britten Te Deum in C (version for choir and orchestra)

Rudland New Work (world premiere)

Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence

O'Regan Care Charminge Sleepe

Bainton orch. Park And I Saw a New Heaven

Duruflé Requiem

The LCS presents a concert of reflective and uplifting music for the lenten season. Featuring Poulenc's stunning Lenten Motets'and a world premiere by the LCS Composer-in-Residence, Oliver Rudland, the programme culminates with a performance of Durufle's intensely beautiful Requiem.
KATE HOWDEN mezzo-soprano | PAULS PUTNINS baritone
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Britten Ceremony of Carols

SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2016 | 19:30 | HOLY TRINITY, SLOANE SQUARE

Britten Ceremony of Carols

and other favourite Christmas carols

A concert of uplifting festive music featuring Britten's sublimly beautiful Ceremony of Carols for upper voices and harp. This programme also features exciting new arrangements of well-known Christmas tunes and carols, all performed in the beautiful surroundings of the magnificent Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square.
AUGUSTA HEBBERT soprano | SALLY PRYCE harp | JAMES ORFORD organ
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Season Launch and Recital

THURSDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2016 | 18:30 | THE FITZROVIA CHAPEL

Programme to include works by Renaissance masters such as Byrd, Tallis and Purcell, through to works by Mozart and Whitacre.

Following its £3m restoration, the LCS is lucky to be able to host an intimate evening in the Fitzrovia Chapel, recently reopened in the heart of Fitzrovia. Join patrons and friends of the LCS as we launch our second season for 2016/17 in style. Musicians from the LCS will perform a short concert, followed by a drinks reception.

KATHERINE WATSON soprano | JAMES MCVINNIE organ
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor
 

2015-16

Haydn: War and Peace

SATURDAY 21ST MAY 2016 | 19:30 | CADOGAN HALL

Haydn Insanae et Vanae Curae; Salve Regina; Nelson Mass

The LCS explores one of the towering figures of the Classical period, contrasting the dramatic and tormented motet Insanae et Vanae Curae with the the tranquil and serene setting of the Salve Regina. The programme culminate with the mighty Nelson Mass, attributed to Lord Nelson following the defeat of Napoleon in the 1798 Battle of the Nile.

AUGUSTA HEBBERT soprano | GAYNOR KEEBLE mezzo-soprano
NICK PRITCHARD tenor | BENJAMIN BEVAN bass
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Brahms: Sacred and Profane

THURSDAY 3RD MARCH 2016 | 19:30 | KING'S PLACE

Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes; Ein Deutsches Requiem

Celebrating one of classical music's towering figures, the programme first explores Brahms as the man besotted with Clara Schumann in his charming and playful settings of Daumer's folk songs and love poems, Liebeslieder Waltzes. This contrasts his ground-breaking and mighty Ein Deutsches Requiem, written following the death of his mother.

AUGUSTA HEBBERT soprano | MATTHEW BROOK bass
MATTHEW FLETCHER & SAN LAU piano
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Britten Saint Nicolas

SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2015 | 19:30 | ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE

Stamm Fanfare for two trumpets

arr. Carter O Come O come Emmanuel

arr. Rathbone Coventry Carol

Rudland A Christmas Truce (world premiere)

arr. Pappenheim O Holy Night

Britten Saint Nicolas

A concert of uplifting festive music featuring a world premiere by the LCS Composer-in-Residence, Oliver Rudland, alongside exciting new arrangements of well-known Christmas tunes. The second half features Benjamin Britten's epic Christmas cantata Saint Nicolas. Britten wrote the cantata in 1948 for the centennial celebrations of Lancing College which showcases a colourful and exciting orchestration.

KATHERINE WATSON soprano | NICK PRITCHARD tenor
CHORISTERS OF FULHAM PREP SCHOOL
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

Contact the Elderly: Golden Jubilee Concert

THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2015 | 19:00 | ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

Parry I Was Glad

Whitacre thank you God 

Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

An uplifting evening of music celebrating the importance of companionship, and marking 50 years of Contact the Elderly relieving loneliness among the elderly. Orchestral and choral forces comprising some of London's most talented young musicians will raise the roof of the Cathedral with a mix of musical and classical greats, with special readings from Maureen Lipman and other special guests.

CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF THE LONDON CHORAL SINFONIA
MICHAEL WALDRON conductor

London Choral Sinfonia

Registered Charity No. 1161217

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