The Iona Consort is the resident ensemble at St Columba’s, Knightsbridge. The group comprises experienced consort and solo singers, many of whom are regular members of the church’s own professional choir.
The concert will include:
Handel: Dixit Dominus, accompanied by baroque instruments
Macmillan: A new song & O radiant dawn
Balfour-Gardiner: Te lucis ante terminum
William Mason - Continuo
Katie Holmes - Leader
Benedict Lewis-Smith - Conductor
Music including Leoncavallo, Spontini, Tchaikovsky, Gretchaninov, Strauss, Fauré, Granados, Guastavino
Susana Gilardoni Mirski - Soprano
Benedict Lewis-Smith - Piano
Bruckner, Mozart, Fauré, Rachmaninov, Bennet, Rodgers, 'Fats' Waller!
Kate Fun (voice)
Geoffrey Irwin (viola)
Benedict Lewis-Smith (Piano)
Frank Bridge, Brahms, Coates
free admission/retiring collection
Double organ voluntary in D Minor
Henry Purcell 1659-1695
Sonata III in A Major
Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847
- Andante tranquillo
- Con moto maestoso
Pieces for musical clock
No 5 'Menuet'
No 11 'Menuet' Allegretto
No 12 'Presto'
No 23 'Allegro ma non troppo'
Franz Josef Haydn 1732-1809
Fugue in C BuxWV 174
Dietrich Buxtehude c 1637-1707
Fugue in E flat “St Anne” BWV 552
J. S. Bach 1685-1750
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Mozart: Solemn Vespers
Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
Conductor: Patrick Allies
Saturday 2nd April, 2016 at 7.30pm
Plus pre-concert talk by Patrick Allies at 6.30pm
Great Hall, University of Reading
London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ
(How to get there)
Tickets: £15 (£5 for students and under 18s) available from
Information Centre, Town Hall, Wokingham;
or Newbury Building Society, Wokingham;
or Bookends, Wokingham
or by email or from choir members.
Epsom Choral Society - Bach 'B Minor mass'
Conductor: Benedict Lewis-Smith
Epsom Choral Society has around one hundred and twenty singers, puts on at least five concerts each year in Epsom, London and further afield, and takes part in the Leith Hill Musical Festival in Dorking.
The London Pro Arte Choir is proud to present another season of choral music. We usually perform at St Michael’s Church, Flower Lane, London NW7, although we also perform in Central London and in Europe.
We have been in existence for over 60 years and have 60 members. Our repertoire has extended beyond the well known oratorios to include modern works such as Jenkins’ The Armed Man Mass, Rutter’s Psalmfest and Todd’s Mass in Blue.
Hackney's Speaker, Sharon Patrick has brought together Hackney choirs and talented Hackney musicians to raise money for three charities that do important work for Hackney people:– the "Alzheimer’s Society" which works to improve the quality of life of people suffering from dementia; "The Sharp End" – which offers services and activities to promote the health and well-being of older people; and "The Laburnum Boat Club" – a community-based boating project that provides opportunities for the personal development of children and young people.
Tickets: £10 for adults; £5 for children under 14.
London on Saturday 18 April 2015
Doors Open at 6:30PM
Starts at 7:00PM
Ticket Price: £5.00 - £10.00
Join Opera Lyrica on the 8th, 9th and 10th May at the 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill, London (map below) for a our newest production, La Traviata. www.operalyrica.co.uk/la-traviata.html
Violetta Valéry is the eponymous fallen woman, rescued by Alfredo Germont and whisked away into a life of love and joy. However, the arrival of Alfredo's father makes unexpected demands of her. Can she keep the life she has so longed for, or is she destined to remain La Traviata?
Conducted by Matthew Waldren
Repetiteur: Suzy Ruffles & Benedict Lewis-Smith
Tickets: £8 - £35 (free for under 16s)
Friday 8th May at 7.30pm
Saturday 9th May at 7.30pm
Sunday 10th May at 2pm