Cantanti Camerati – Saturday 17th June

At 7.30pm. In a new departure local choir Cantanti Camerati are delighted to present Britten’s St. Nicolas with tenor William Branston in the title role and a choir of children from St. Richard Reynolds Catholic College (Director : Caroline Firman) and associated schools of St Edmunds, St Osmunds, St Elizabeth’s and Sacred Heart. This colourful and dramatic work will be paired with Bob Chilcott’s Five days that changed the world which also incorporates young voices and celebrates significant events that contributed to world civilisation. The programme will be completed by Elgar’s wistful and lyrical Serenade for strings. With Conductor Stephen Gregson and organist/pianist Jon Booth. Tickets £15 from Marion 020 8898 8020 or on the door, if available. www.cantanticamerati.org.uk

BACH’S FEAR & HOPE

May 21st. Ars Eloquentiae, directed by Chad Kelly, perform two cantatas by J S Bach. O Ewigkeit du Donnerwort BMV 60 explores the specifically-named characters of “Fear” and “Hope”, reconciled with the ever-popular Ich habe genug BWV 82

Charity concert in aid of REACT

REACT is a national charity based in Kew which gives practical help to children in low income families who have life-limiting illnesses

On the 20th May, Kew Sinfonia will be playing a concert to raise money for REACT. The programme inclues music by Mozart and Bizet, and features soloist Domonkos Csabay (Prize winner in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe competition 2016). The orchestra also welcomes Julian Jacobson as guest conductor.

Sunday Afternoon Recitals 2017

The ever popular season of Sunday Afternoon Recitals at St. Anne’s, Kew, continues this summer. This season is the most ambitious yet, with a rich variety of first-class performers and performances.

All concerts begin at 3:30pm and last for 45 minutes. Teas will be served in the parish rooms before and after the recital. All recitals are given free of charge with a retiring collection.

Our programme for May to July is available to download here

Please see below listings for May. We look forward to seeing many of you there…

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May 7
SHADWELL OPERA
St. Anne’s welcomes back innovative opera company Shadwell Opera.
Conducted by Finnegan Downie Dear, and sung by internationally-renowned
tenor Samuel Furness, they present Janacek’s dark song cycle The Diary of
One Who Disappeared. (shadwellopera.co.uk)

May 14
O QUAM GLORIOSAM
Floreat, an a capella vocal consort based in Westminster directed by Gilly
French, take us on European renaissance tour through Spain, Italy and
England. (cantandum.westminster.org.uk/floreat)

May 21
OUT OF THE DEEP
Ars Eloquentiae, directed by Chad Kelly, performs one of Bach’s earliest
Cantatas “Aus der Tiefen” BWV 131

May 28
PIANO SERIES No. 1
Described in The Telegraph as “remarkable”, pianist Gamal Khamis returns
to St. Anne’s to give a recital centred around Brahms’ 6 Klavierstücke.
Also featured in this programme is Chopin’s great Ballade No. 4.
(www.gamalkhamis.com)

Congratulations to Chad

Chad Kelly – Congratulations to Chad on his appointment with the Bavarian State Opera, Munich. Chad will be taking up his new position on 1st September and his last Sunday at St Anne’s will be 23rd July 2017.

The Dixie Ticklers

Tuesday 14 February 2017 11am in the Parish Room join The Dixie Ticklers a renowned jazz quintet on a sonic voyage from early jazz styles to fresh modern grooves. 50% gig / 50% workshop / 100% awesome. Suitable for ages 4 – 11. All profits to Save The Children Syria Aid. £10 tickets (admits 1 child + 1 adult) available from www.dixieticklers.com.

Ash Wednesday 1st March 2017

There will be two celebrations of the Eucharist on Ash Wednesday, both offering the imposition of ashes, one said at 12.30 followed by a Lenten lunch in the Hall, the other sung at 20.00 where the music will be Byrd four part Mass and Allegri’s Miserere mei.