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September 2018

Beverley Chamber Music Festival: Phantasy – Four Quartets

Saturday, 29th September 2018 @ 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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£18

Mozart’s tempestuous G minor piano quartet opens this concert, given by Libby Burgess’ Wieck Ensemble. Following yesterday’s exploration of late Britten, here we turn to one of his early works, the gritty Phantasy Oboe Quartet, and mirror it with the elegiac Phantasy Quartet for piano and strings by his teacher, Frank Bridge. To close the festival we return to perhaps the best-loved of all Czech composers, Dvořák, and follow the Piano Quintet in A major of Thursday night with his joyful and beautiful Piano Quartet in E flat major.

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Beverley Chamber Music Festival: Coffee with the Bohemians

Saturday, 29th September 2018 @ 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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£10

As Saturday Market bustles outside, come in for a celebration of Bohemian music. Beethoven’s frothy early Clarinet Trio was written for the Bohemian clarinetist Joseph Beer. Mahler was born in Prague, and to sing his sublime Rückert-Lieder we welcome award-winning mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons. Czech songs by Dvořák and charming cello miniatures by Suk complete this coffee concert programme.

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Beverley Chamber Music Festival: Fantasy – Four Hands

Friday, 28th September 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Beverley, North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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£10

The two Artistic Directors of the Beverley Chamber Music Festival join forces for a recital of piano duets. From the iridescent beauty of Mozart and profundity of Schubert to the stamping energy of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, this is a true potpourri of repertoire. Local composer Anthony Hedges features, while 2018 marks one hundred years since the death of Debussy, acknowledged here in his popular Petite Suite.

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Beverley Chamber Music Festival: Carnival!

Wednesday, 26th September 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
St Mary’s Church, Beverley, North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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Free

Co-Artistic Directors Martin Roscoe and Libby Burgess give a performance of Saint-Saëns’ ever-popular Carnival of the Animals, for children from local primary schools.

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Duets at St Pauls

Sunday, 16th September 2018 @ 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard
London, EC4M 8AD United Kingdom
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Richard Pinel and Libby Burgess present a programme of duets for organ and piano as part of the Sunday Organ Recitals series at St Paul's Cathedral.

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August 2018

Southwell Music Festival: For the Fallen – An Armistice Commemoration

Sunday, 26th August 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Southwell Minster, Church Street
Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD United Kingdom
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£25

Marcus Farnsworth, Libby Burgess and the Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists present a programme ranging from Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad to Stuart MacRae's Parable and Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale.

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Southwell Music Festival: Tippett A Child of Our Time

Saturday, 25th August 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Southwell Minster, Church Street
Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD United Kingdom
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£35

Following his sell-out solo recital last year, Southwell Music Festival presents the brilliant Sheku Kanneh-Mason playing the Elgar cello concerto, alongside a performance of Tippett's A Child of Our Time. In a work of originality and great beauty, for which the composer wrote both words and music, Tippett uses five spirituals to underline his message: these 19th-century American slave songs transcend time and place to express the two extremes of the human condition – desolation and hope, and remind us of our common humanity.

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Southwell Music Festival: Opera Gala

Thursday, 23rd August 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Southwell Methodist Church, Westgate
Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0JH United Kingdom
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Free

An opera gala featuring Alison Rose, Jessica Gillingwater, Stephen Kennedy and Libby Burgess piano, in aid of Family Care, a small Nottingham-based charity who are passionate about positively shaping children’s futures.

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Southwell Music Festival: Mass in B minor

Wednesday, 22nd August 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Southwell Minster, Church Street
Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD United Kingdom
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£30

The Mass in B minor is the summation of its composer’s work, the ultimate expression of his faith, and one of the supreme creations of western classical music. This monumental setting of the Ordinary of the Catholic Mass reached its final form towards the end of Bach’s life: in it he reworks earlier compositions and draws on many musical styles, old and new. In this chamber performance on period instruments the solo and chorus parts will be sung by nine members of the Festival Voices and Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth.

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July 2018

IAO Festival recital

Tuesday, 31st July 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
St John’s Church Peterborough, Church Street, Cathedral Square
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 1XB United Kingdom
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As part of the Incorporated Association of Organists' 2018 festival, Richard Pinel and Libby Burgess present a morning recital of duets for organ and piano.

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MusicFest Aberystwyth Summer School: vocal coach

Saturday, 28th July 2018 - Saturday, 4th August 2018
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais
Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE United Kingdom
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Libby coaches alongside Veronica Veysey Campbell, John Flinders and Dr Ron Morris on the Classical Vocal Summer School of MusicFest Aberystwyth.

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St Marylebone Festival: A 19th Century Drawing Room Soirée

Friday, 27th July 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5LT United Kingdom
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£15

Join us for an 19th Century style soirée led by members of the Choir of St Marylebone. Transport yourself to 1860s Marylebone and experience period entertainment from the truly international centre that London was at this time. From the operettas of Offenbach and Balfe, to the domestic Lovesong-Waltzes of Brahms, this is a night to remember.

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Cheltenham Festival

Saturday, 14th July 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham Cheltenham, GL52 3JE United Kingdom + Google Map
£26

The Berkeley Ensemble returns to the Cheltenham Festival, joined by radiant soprano Katherine Broderick, for chamber works by Debussy and Ravel, which paint canvases of intimate seduction. Kenneth Hesketh invites us into the woods of a darker sound-world with his setting of a Brothers Grimm tale, shortly followed by world premieres of Hesketh’s Debussy arrangements (Cheltenham Music Festival commissions).

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June 2018

Stephen Darlington farewell concert

Friday, 29th June 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Church of St John the Evangelist, Oxford, 109a Iffley Road
Oxford, OX4 1EH United Kingdom
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The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford - where Libby was formerly organ scholar - bids farewell to Stephen Darlington, who retires after more than thirty years as Cathedral Organist and Tutor in Music at Christ Church. The concert features a rare performance of Moralities by Hans Werner Henze.

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Faversham Music Festival: In & out of the kitchen

Thursday, 28th June 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, Kent ME13 8PG United Kingdom
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Free

Chamber group CantiaQuorum, under the artistic direction of trumpeter Alex Caldon and violinist Alexandra Caldon, present music by Debussy, Boulanger, Bernstein, & Martinu as part of this new festival in the Kent town of Faversham.

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East Devon Music Festival: Seasons of life – a journey in song

Tuesday, 19th June 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Orangery, Deer Park Hotel, Buckerell Village
Honiton, Devon EX14 3PG United Kingdom
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£20

Soprano Gemma Summerfield, baritone Gareth Brynmawr John and pianist Libby Burgess present a wide-ranging programme exploring the seasons of life, featuring Schubert, Debussy, Finzi, Tom Lehrer, and everything in between!

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Bach-a-thon

Monday, 18th June 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge Cambridge, CB2 1RF United Kingdom + Google Map

Pembroke College, Cambridge, will present the complete organ works of Bach in 24 hours, performed by female organists. The event, beginning at midday on 18 June, aims to increase the visibility of female organists while exploring Bach’s writing for the organ.

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An evening of chamber music

Saturday, 9th June 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Greenacre Walk, Southgate, London United Kingdom + Google Map

The Hampden Quartet and Libby Burgess return to Southgate to play Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schumann in aid of Maxability, a charity that is dedicated to inclusivity for adults with disabilities in the Borough of Barnet.

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Concerts in the Round: solo recital

Friday, 8th June 2018 @ 12:40 pm - 1:30 pm
St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury, St Chad's Terrace
Shrewsbury, SY1 1JX United Kingdom
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Libby returns to St Chad's to give a solo recital of piano music, including music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Liszt, and Busoni's virtuosic arrangement of Bach's D minor Chaconne.

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Sea Pictures

Sunday, 3rd June 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge, 32a Wilton Place
London, SW1X 8SH United Kingdom
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Clare McCaldin and Libby Burgess perform Elgar's evocative Sea Pictures in St Paul's Church Knightsbridge.

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May 2018

Edington Arts: Brahms Requiem

Saturday, 19th May 2018 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Edington Priory Church Edington, Wiltshire BA13 4QJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Edington Arts presents a choral workshop on Brahms’ beautiful German Requiem, led by Ashley Grote, former Director of the Edington Music Festival, and accompanied in the piano duet version of the work by Libby Burgess and current Director of the Edington Music Festival Richard Pinel.

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Schumann Piano Concerto

Sunday, 6th May 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Bristol, Great George Street
Bristol, BS1 5RR United Kingdom
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Tonight’s concert pairs masterpieces inspired by passion and devotion. Schumann’s concerto is one of the high points of the entire Romantic movement, an outpouring of heartfelt melody in which Schumann channelled his longing for Clara Wieck, whose father at first refused him permission to marry her. This much-loved work is followed by Berlioz’s wild and still-extraordinary Symphonie Fantastique, performed by the Bristol Classical Players.

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Berkeley Ensemble Chamber Course tutors’ concert

Friday, 4th May 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Rectory, Chaffcombe Somerset TA20 4AH United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The sixth annual Berkeley Ensemble Chamber Music Course commences with a varied programme given by the tutors. Taking place over the early May bank holiday weekend, participants will spend three days playing chamber music with like-minded musicians in the idyllic surroundings of rural Somerset, whilst receiving coaching from members of the Berkeley Ensemble.

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April 2018

New Paths: The Raggle-Taggle Gypsies

Sunday, 8th April 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Road
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BE United Kingdom
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£12

Our Viking journey reaches a starry conclusion with the appearance of Swedish-born mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus, former winner of Cardiff Singer of the World. We are thrilled to welcome Katarina to Beverley to sing Wagner’s stunning Wesendonck Lieder. The symphonic sweep of Brahms’ virtuosic G minor piano quartet ends wildly in gypsy dancing! Bookending these works are two pieces showcasing our wonderful string team: Grieg’s ever-popular Holberg Suite, and Mendelssohn’s glorious Octet, astonishingly composed when he was only sixteen years old.

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New Paths: Songs of Praise

Sunday, 8th April 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Beverley, North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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£8

A beautiful programme for a Sunday afternoon, these pieces are variously Biblically-inspired. Songs by Schubert, Howells and Brahms are pitted against Beethoven’s joyous variations for cello and piano on the popular hymn tune we know as ‘Thine be the Glory’. Baritone Nicholas Merryweather and Jesus College Choir conclude the musical feast with Vaughan Williams’ captivating Five Mystical Songs, in the rarely-heard version for piano and string quartet.

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