117th Season 2019-20

Thursday 26 September 2019 at 7:30 pm

Frith Piano Quartet

Benjamin Frith, piano, David Le Page, violin

Robin Ireland, viola, Richard Jenkinson, cello

with John Tattersdill, double bass

  • Farrenc Piano Quintet No.1 in A minor, Op.30
  • Fauré Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15
  • Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D.667, The Trout

Thursday 31 October 2019 at 7:30 pm

Pavel Haas Quartet

Veronika Jarůšková violin Marek Zwiebel violin

Jiří Kabát viola Peter Jarůšek cello

  • Ľubica Čekovska The Midsummer Quartet (2016)
  • Schulhoff String Quartet No.1(1924)
  • Smetana String Quartet No.2 in D minor
  • Janáček String Quartet No.2, Intimate Letters

Thursday 28 November 2019 at 7:30 pm

Pavel Kolesnikov piano

  • Chopin Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66
  • Chopin Nocturne in F sharp, Op.15, No.2
  • Chopin Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39
  • Chopin Prelude in D Flat, Op.28
  • Beethoven Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27, No.2, Moonlight
  • Schumann Nachtstück, Op.23, No.1
  • Bartók Out of Doors from The Night’s Music
  • Debussy Prélude Book II No.12, Feux d’artifice
  • Beethoven Sonata No.21 in C, Op.53, Waldstein

Sunday 9 February 2020 at 3:00 pm

The Gesualdo Six

Owain Park director

Guy James countertenor, Andrew Leslie Cooper countertenor

Joseph Wicks tenor, Josh Cooter tenor

Michael Craddock baritone, Samuel Mitchell bass

Programme: ‘The Wishing Tree’: from the roots of choral singing to the flowering of a tradition

  • Thomas Tallis (c.1505 – 1585)  Miserere nostri
  • Carlo Gesualdo (1566 – 1613)  Judas mercator pessimus
  • Veljo Tormis (1930 – 2017)  Lase kiik käia!
  • Carlo Gesualdo  Tenebrae Factae sunt
  • Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179)  O Ecclesia, occuli tui
  • Arvo Pärt (b.1935)  Morning Star
  • Owain Park (b.1993)  Phos hilaron
  • Christopher Tye (c.1505 – 1572/3)  Ad te clamamus
  • Carlo Gesualdo  Tristis est anima mea
  • Thomas Tallis  Loquebantur
  • Luca Marenzio (c.1553 – 1599)  Potrò viver io più se senza luce
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525 – 1594)  Io son ferito, ahi lasso
  • Joby Talbot (b.1971)  The Wishing Tree
  • Sarah Rimkus (b.1990)  My heart is like a singing bird
  • Alison Willis (b.1971)  The Wind’s Warning
  • arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)  Bushes and Briars
  • Gerda Blok-Wilson (b.1955)  O Little Rose, O Dark Rose
  • Josef Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)  Abendlied

Thursday 19 March 2020 at 7:30 pm

Iestyn Davies countertenor

Thomas Dunford lute

‘England’s Orpheus’

  • Henry Purcell – Lord, What is Man?
  • Henry Purcell – Sweeter than Roses
  • Marin Marais – Les Voix Humaines
  • Robert de Visse – Chaconne in D Minor
  • Handel – Ombra Cara (from Radamisto)
  • John Dowland – Praeludium / A Dream
  • John Dowland – Behold a Wonder Here
  • John Dowland – Flow My Tears
  • John Dowland – Can She Excuse My Wrongs
  • John Dowland – Lachrimae
  • John Dowland – The Frog Galliard
  • Handel – ‘Hendel, non puo mia musa’ HMV 117
  • Henry Purcell – Music For a While
  • Bach – Cello Suite No1 in G Major: 1 Prélude
  • Dowland – Come Again Sweet Love
  • Bach – Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: II Allemande
  • Purcell – O Solitude
  • Bach – Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: III Courante
  • Bach – Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: IV – Sarabande
  • Handel – Oh Lord Whose Mercies Numberless
  • Bach – Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: V. Minuet 1 – VI Minuet II
  • Bach – Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: VII Gigue
  • Purcell – Evening Hymn

Friday 17 April 2020 at 10:30 am – CANCELLED

Ruisi Quartet

Alessandro Ruisi violin, Oliver Cave violin

Luba Tunnicliffe viola, Max Ruisi cello

  • Purcell Three Fantazias
  • Beethoven String Quartet No.7 in F, Op.59, No.1, Razumovsky

Thursday 30 April 2020 at 7:30 pm – CANCELLED

New London Chamber Ensemble

Robert Manasse flute, Melanie Ragge oboe

Neyire Ashworth clarinet, Stephen Stirling horn

bassoon to be announced with Michael Dussek piano

  • Beethoven Quintet in E flat for piano and wind instruments, Op.16
  • Nielsen Wind Quintet, Op.43
  • Poulenc Flute Sonata, FP 164
  • Mozart Quintet in E flat for piano and wind instruments, K.452

Thursday 10 June 2020 at 7:30 pm

Tasmin Little violin

Martin Roscoe piano

Beethoven Violin Sonata Series 2018-2020

  • Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin No.6 in A, Op.30, No.1
  • Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin No.3 in E flat, Op.12, No.3
  • Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin No.9 in A, Op.47, Kreutzer