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August 2019

North Norfolk Music Festival

Sunday, August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Church South Creake, Church Lane
South Creake, Norfolk NR21 9LX United Kingdom
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£20

Katherine Broderick and Libby Burgess present Debussy's Proses Lyriques and Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder, and are joined by viola player Simon Rowland-Jones for songs by Bridge and Brahms.

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Lake District Summer Music

Friday, August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ambleside Parish Church Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9DH United Kingdom + Google Map
£24

Libby joins The Berkeley Ensemble in Schubert's Trout Quintet and Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew themes; also in the programme are music by Poulenc, Martinů and Woolrich.

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July 2019

MusicFest Aberystwyth

Saturday, July 27 - Saturday, August 3
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais
Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE United Kingdom
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A week vocal coaching on MusicFest Aberystwyth's vocal course.

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From the Kitchen to Broadway!

Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

Chamber ensemble CantiaQuorum returns to the Colyer Fergusson Hall in a collaboration with the Mustard Seed Singers, a local singing group for people with mental health problems and people affected by offering care and support to those who do.

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Hampden Ensemble

Sunday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Mary Magdalene Church, Great Hampden, Great Hampden
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 9RD United Kingdom
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£12

The Hampden Ensemble's annual exhilarating programme of chamber music in aid of the Church Fabric Fund at St Mary Magdalene Church Great Hampden.

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Annelies

Saturday, July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of St John the Evangelist, Oxford, 109a Iffley Road
Oxford, OX4 1EH United Kingdom
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£25

James Whitbourn's setting of Anne Frank's diary, 90 years after the text was written, performed by The GRAMMY-nominated choir Westminster Williamson Voices, under the direction of the composer, with the renowned British soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, who sang to a worldwide audience earlier this year at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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May 2019

CantiaQuorum: ¡You say choreeetho and I say choritzo!

Wednesday, May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

Tuneful tapas to tempt you this lunchtime - join CantiaQuorum as they explore the spicy sounds of Spain. Whatever the Canterbury forecast the sun will be shining in the hall today. Folksongs of de Falla lead us on an adventure around España. ¡Hasta luego!

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Brighton Festival: Lines from a Wanderer

Wednesday, May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
All Saints, Hove, The Drive
Hove, BN3 3QE United Kingdom
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Songs by Schubert, Britten and Casken on a theme of journeying, performed by Marcus Farnsworth and Libby Burgess.

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Berkeley Ensemble Chamber Course: Tutors’ concert

Friday, May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Rectory, Chaffcombe Somerset TA20 4AH United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The tutors for this year's Berkeley Ensemble Chamber Course perform a concert of music by Hurlstone, Bliss, Schumann, and John Casken.

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April 2019

CantiaQuorum: An American in Paris

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Peter’s Methodist Church, Canterbury, St Peter's Street
Canterbury, Kent CT1 2BE United Kingdom
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A programme of French and American music with chamber group CantiaQuorum.

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New Paths: Clara’s World

Sunday, April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
St Mary’s Church, Beverley, North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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£13

Clara Schumann, born Clara Wieck, was one of the most distinguished pianists and composers of the Romantic era. In this her 200th anniversary year we weave a tapestry of song and piano music by the composers with whom she surrounded herself, featuring outstanding song singers Aoife Miskelly and Katie Bray with Libby Burgess, as well as some of Clara Schumann’s own beautiful piano works, played by renowned pianist Martin Roscoe.

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New Paths: Swan Song

Sunday, April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9AA United Kingdom
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£7

Described by his publisher Haslinger as ‘the final blooms of Schubert’s creative muse’, Schwanengesang contains some of Schubert’s finest songs – from the familiar serenade Ständchen, to the dramatic Der Atlas and the darkly haunting Der Doppelgänger. Grammy award winning bass Jonathan Lemalu is in great demand on the global stage and here he joins Artistic Director Libby Burgess.

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New Paths: A Night at the Movies

Saturday, April 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Road
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BE United Kingdom
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£13

Classical music has always been central to the silver screen, enhancing the moments of dramatic tension and poignant beauty indispensably. This gala concert presents works that feature in films ranging from Shine and The Mission, to Truly, Madly, Deeply and Shawshank Redemption, via Henry V and West Side Story.

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New Paths: The Trout

Saturday, April 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9AA United Kingdom
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£7

In today’s Schubert slot we take a break from song, and replace it with chamber music based on song – Schubert’s uncompromisingly sunny piano quintet inspired by his own much-loved song Die Forelle, or The Trout.

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New Paths: A Golden Era on Prince Consort Road

Saturday, April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
St Mary’s Church, Beverley, North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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£9

Whilst Beverley’s famous Saturday Market bustles outside, step into beautiful St Mary’s and bask in the luminous sound world of quintessentially English music. In 1883 the Royal College of Music was set up by royal charter on South Kensington’s Prince Consort Road. Amongst its founder professors was Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, who held a post there for the rest of his life and nurtured the talents of the greatest composers of the age. Today’s programme is a snapshot of a special period of thirty years, during which an extraordinary cohort of composers passed through his class.

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New Paths: The End of Time

Friday, April 5 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Beverley Minster, Minster Yard North
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0DP United Kingdom
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£5

The south window of the south transept of Beverley Minster contains stained glass symbolising ‘the Age-Long Conflict between Good and Evil’; this aptly describes the philosophical subject matter of Messiaen’s profoundly spiritual Quartet for the End of Time.

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New Paths: Notes from Afar

Friday, April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Beverley, North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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£13

Ireland's Songs of a Wayfarer with Edward Grint, Schumann's Mary Stuart Songs and Richard Rodney Bennett's History of the Thé Dansant with noted mezzo-soprano Katie Bray, plus a world premiere by Stephen McNeff, and Martin Roscoe performing Schumann's Fantasy.

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New Paths: The Miller’s Daughter

Friday, April 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9AA United Kingdom
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£7

The second stop in our Schubert Odyssey sees exceptional tenor Nicholas Mulroy, hailed for his impassioned storytelling as Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion at the 2017 BBC Proms, join Libby Burgess in Die schöne Müllerin.

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New Paths: Inspirations

Thursday, April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Beverley, North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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£13

In this the 25th anniversary year of the opening of the Channel Tunnel, we explore two sets of Anglo-French teacher-student inspirations, as well as the connections between two extraordinary sisters, featuring music from Vaughan Williams and Ravel, Lennox Berkeley, Nadia and Lili Boulanger.

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New Paths: A Winter’s Journey

Thursday, April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9AA United Kingdom
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£7

The festival's Schubert Odyssey begins with Winterreise, that epic tale of lost love and despair. An established song duo of ten years’ standing, Marcus Farnsworth and Libby Burgess return to the Beverley stage after their memorable Dichterliebe in the very first New Paths festival.

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New Paths: Epilogue

Thursday, April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Beverley Minster, Minster Yard North
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0DP United Kingdom
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Free

The first of the festival's 'moments to reflect': Howells' Oboe Sonata alongside piano preludes by Gurney, in a free pop-up performance in the glorious Beverley Minster.

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New Paths: Dawn Chorus

Thursday, April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9AA United Kingdom
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£9

We open the festival with a springtime Dawn Chorus of birdsong in music, in repertoire spanning over eight hundred years.

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March 2019

Brahms Requiem

Saturday, March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St James’s Piccadilly, London United Kingdom + Google Map

Brahms' German Requiem, in its chamber version accompanied by piano duet.

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Snape Residency Open Session: A New Poly-Olbion

Friday, March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jerwood Kiln Studio, Snape Maltings Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP United Kingdom + Google Map

The conclusion of a week's work with McCaldin Arts at Aldeburgh Music, developing a new piece, with work by composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad and spoken word artist John Constable.

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February 2019

Britten Sinfonia at Canford

Friday, February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canford School Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AD United Kingdom + Google Map

The culmination of Britten Sinfonia's residency at Canford School, working with music students in workshops and side-by-side chamber music, this solo recital features Libby Burgess on the school's newly restored Steinway, as well as performing alongside students from the school.

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