Opera Lectures

Avenue Club News – St. Luke’s in the Avenue, TW9 2AJ – Tel: 020 8948 8807. Our highly popular Opera Lectures restart on Thursday 13th September 10.00 – 12.00 in The Alexandra Hall – £7.00 per lecture. They will continue on the second and fourth Thursday of the month until 13th December. This term Ross will be concentrating on Opera in Performance focusing on works either in performance in London or live screenings to cinemas from The Met in New York. His lectures will enhance your enjoyment by discovering how the drama is made into music and then seeing it unfold on the big screen or live in the theatre. Not to be missed.

Eloquenza Concert – 14th October

Eloquenza Concert

14th October 2018

J. S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
J. S. Bach  (1685 - 1750)
Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052
F. Venturini (1675 - 1745)
Concerto di Camera in G minor, Op. 1 No. 9
P. A. Locatelli (1694 - 1764)
Concerto grosso in E-flat major, Op.7 No.6
G. F. Handel
Water Music Suite in F major, HWV 348


The Joyful Company of Singers – ‘Songs for a Summer Evening’ – 7th July

Songs for a Summer Evening’ – English Choral Music by Parry (part songs and motets) and by Pearsall, Vaughan Williams, Rutter, Bingham, Campkin and Young.

· Saturday 7th July at 7:30pm – St Anne’s Church, Kew Green, TW9 3AA

Tickets £10 on the door and from www.eventbrite.co.uk (booking fee applies). This concert supports the charity Integrated Neurological Services www.ins.org.uk

Sunday Afternoon Music Recitals

Sunday Afternoon Music Recitals commence on 6th May at 15.30

Every Sunday afternoon from May to September, this beautiful and historic church offers a platform for emerging artists and seasoned professionals to present exciting and eclectic programmes to the local community and the wider visiting audience. For over a decade, the St. Anne’s Sunday Afternoon Recital Series has consistently attracted musicians of international repute to perform in this uniquely atmospheric setting.

This year’s series includes keyboard music spanning four centuries, performances by opera artistes from the stages of Covent Garden and Grange Park, a chamber music cycle featuring repertoire for wind trio, string quartet and music for piano and wind instruments, two specialist period instrument ensembles, the world première of a violin sonata, an international trombone and piano duo, and the return of former music director Chad Kelly to perform three concerts of the music of Mozart, with musical friends old and new.

Before and after every recital, home-made cakes and cream teas can be enjoyed in the church’s Parish Rooms and surrounding picturesque grounds. A retiring collection goes towards sustaining and developing the rich musical life of the church.


Mahler : Das Lied von der Erde – 7th March

Concert Wednesday 7th March at 19.30 – Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde marks the culmination of a lifetime spent fusing the forms of song and symphony. An immensely beautiful and enigmatic work, it is here performed in a stunning chamber arrangement by Iain Farringdon, to highlight the centenary of the foundation of the Society for Private Musical Performances in Vienna, 1918. After the success of Mahler’s 4th Symphony last summer, Finnegan Downie Dear returns to conduct this concert, celebrating some of the best young singers and instrumentalists that London has to offer. The historic and atmospheric setting of St.Anne’s, Kew Green, will provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy this uniquely intimate reading of a monumental work. Richard Dowling – Tenor, Kate Howden – Mezzo Soprano, Shadwell Ensemble, Finnegan Downie Dear – Conductor – Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 concessions) on the door


The Rainforest Journey – 19th October


Please support The Rainforest Journey Concert given by Sue Shorter in aid of INS - one of St Anne's chosen charities - this coming THURSDAY OCTOBER 19TH at 7pm at THE BARN CHURCH Atwood Avenue. Followed by BUFFET SUPPER prepared by THE CHICKPEA SISTERS who cooked our memorable harvest supper in 2016.
Please reserve your tickets through INS 020 8755 4000 or email admin@ins.org.uk This has been organised by Susan Lloyd

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