St. Anne’s Recitals JULY-SEPTEMBER 2017

July 30
AFTERNOON SONG 1
In the first of three song recitals given at St. Anne’s, Soprano Milly Forrest performs Schumann’s seminal song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben. Accompanied by Melina Karagianni, she will also present a selection of English songs by Vaughan Williams and Quilter.

August 6
VIVALDI CONCERTO MACHINE
An opportunity to come and hear London’s most exciting up-and-coming Baroque-Meets-Psychedelic-Improv collective. The collective includes Keyboards, Violins, Flutes, Theorbo and Electric Guitar, reimagining music by Biber and Bach.

August 13
AFTERNOON SONG 2
Stephen Fort is a Bass Baritone post-graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music In Manchester. In the second instalment of Song and Lied at St. Anne’s, he presents a programme of Lied by Schubert and Strauss.

August 20
RAINFOREST JOURNEY
Drawing on instruments collected from a lifetime’s study and travel, Sue Shorter creates a hypnotic rainforest soundscape, also featuring African, Latin and Middle Eastern percussion, bamboo flute and goat bells.

August 27
AFTERNOON SONG 3
International theatre performer and teacher, Alison Guill, presents an eclectic programme of American and English song, revealing her personal, educational and musical theatre history. She is joined by pianist Julian Kelly, with whom she performed in the European premiere of Adam Gutter’s The Light in the Piazza.

September 3
MAHLER’S 4th SYMPHONY
In this season’s final concert we welcome back Finnegan Downie Dear to conduct the St. Anne’s Festival Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s classically infused 4th Symphony, in an arrangement for chamber orchestra by Klaus Simon.

AFTERNOON SONG 1 – July 30

In the first of three song recitals given at St. Anne’s, Soprano Milly Forrest performs Schumann’s seminal song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben. Accompanied by Melina Karagianni, she will also present a selection of English songs by Vaughan Williams and Quilter.

PIANO SERIES No. 2

July 9

Miguel Sousa has performed extensively throughout Europe and America. This concert is part of the European Tour 2017, where Miguel is performing in more than 10 countries with the programme Musical Images. A whole spectrum of works by Schumann, Bartok, Ravel, Mendelssohn, and Prokofiev will demonstrate music’s unique ability to depict vivid pictures.

Mendelssohn’s Elijah – 15th July

Richmond Choral Society and friends will be performing Mendelssohn’s wonderful dramatic oratorio Elijah on Saturday July 15th at 7.30 pm. With a strong cast of professional soloists and exciting choruses, tickets are a steal at £10 on the door (or in advance from Richmond Choral Society members or from Rebecca Phelps in St Anne’s Church after the Sunday 10 am service on June 18th, 25th and July 2nd and 9th) and the price includes a glass of wine! All profits go to London SPEAR, which is a Richmond-based charity helping people from homelessness to independence.

Festival and Farewell on 23rd July

St Anne’s Patronal Festival and farewell to Director of Music, Chad Kelly – Sunday, 23rd July. The celebration will begin with our Sung Eucharist at 10.00 am, which will be followed by music and a congregation wide festivities from 11.30 am in the church and on Kew Green. There will be cake and wine with tables and gazebos in place to enjoy a ‘bring and share’ picnic lunch. Please see the flyer and Lorraine Neale for more detail and information about donating food.

HANDEL’S ZEPHYRS

July 2

Handel’s wind music contains some of the gems of 18th-Century chamber music. Virtuoso baroque specialists Leo Duarte and Laszlo Rozsa perform a selection of Handel’s oboe and recorder sonatas, with accompaniment by Chad Kelly on the harpsichord.

 

A MUSICAL AVIARY

June 25

Charlotte Ashley (Monteverdi Choir), Oliver-John Ruthven (Hampstead Garden Opera) and Davina Clarke (English Baroque Soloists), present a programme of Baroque music inspired by birdsong and nature, including a selection of Handel’s sublime 9 German Arias.

THE ROMANTIC PIANO TRIO

June 18

Violinist Kinga Ujszászi, Cellist Gavin Kibble and Pianist Chad Kelly juxtapose Schumann’s great Piano Trio in G minor Op. 110 with the world-pre- mière of a piano trio movement inspired by the same work.

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