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WINTER FESTIVAL 7–18 December 2012 spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk 020 7377 1362


spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk 020 7377 1362

“Top class performers and inspired programming�

Time Out


Welcome to Our Festival As the year turns and London’s big summer fades, we’d like you to join us in Spitalfields this December for an end of year musical celebration. Come and explore the hidden corners of the neighbourhood as we conjure up intimate performances in Georgian front rooms, opera with holographs in the vibrant Hoxton Hall, and unlock the Tower of London with an a JS Bach-inspired composition project. We continue fill more familiar spaces with sound as we’re joined by Gabrieli Consort & Players, The English Concert, and London Handel Players

Buy one, Donate one. When you buy your tickets, why not consider donating the value of another ticket? We give all donated tickets to local residents who have not been to a Festival before and wish to experience our events for the first time. So far you have given 1,200 tickets and this year we won a Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for the scheme. Please help us keep it going if you can.

bringing the best in baroque, and I Fagiolini in David Lang’s poignant The Little Match Girl Passion. Also taking the helm will be local people of all ages, from our young programmers to our community choirs, as well as the return of the magical Musical Rumpus series. So come and enjoy the sights and sounds with us this Winter Festival! Wherever you’re coming from, you will be most welcome.

Abigail Pogson Chief Executive


Scottish Reels and Winter Riffs

London Handel Players with Alasdair Fraser

Friday 7 December • 11.30am – 12.30pm

Friday 7 December • 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s)

Free, booking required London Handel Players Sam Glazer presenter Your ears and feet are requested as Sam Glazer introduces musicians from the London Handel Players in a musical adventure based around Gaelic traditional songs and classically-styled airs. This concert is specially designed for young people to delve into the sound world of folk and baroque traditions. Supported by M & G Investments

Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) A £15 B £10 C/D £5

London Handel Players Alasdair Fraser fiddle Natalie Haas cello Clare Salaman hurdy-gurdy Music to include works by Lully, Vivaldi, Robert Mackintosh and Niel Gow The London Handel Players, led by Adrian Butterfield, have wowed audiences around the world for over 10 years. Now they team up with the renowned Scottish fiddle player Alasdair Fraser for a new programme of folk-inspired baroque music from the Celts and the Gauls. It won’t be a quiet start to the Festival – join us to kick things off in style! “…London Handel Players have consummate skill and musicianship…” New York Times, January 2012

Insight • 6.00pm Adrian Butterfield and Alasdair Fraser talk about this evening’s programme.


Midwinter Music

Winter Market

Saturday 8 December • 10.30am – 12.30pm

Saturday 8 December Live performances 12.00pm – 3.00pm [Market open 11.00am – 4.00pm]

Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s)

Free, booking required Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service Come and hear extraordinary young musicians from across Tower Hamlets showcasing their creative energy, musical skills and exuberance. Over 150 musicians, led by John Sims and the THAMES team, will bring you an array of musical stylings from their orchestras, double reeds, wind bands, tuned percussion, choirs and, bringing the house down, the THAMES Big Band. Supported by M & G Investments “What amazing energy!” Audience Member, Winter Festival 2011

Crispin Place, Spitalfields E1

Free, no booking required Join us for our seasonal showcase of local talent for a lunchtime of live music, art and fashion as we link up with our local partner Crisis to celebrate and promote the year-round work of Crisis Skylight. In association with Crisis and Spitalfields E1


Orgelbüchlein at the Tower of London

In the House

Saturday 8 December • 7.00pm – 8 .45pm

Sunday 9 December • 6.00pm – 8 .00pm

A £25 B £18 (ticket includes a glass of wine)

£35, including drinks at the end of the event.

The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula

Colm Carey organ Catherine Martin violin William Whitehead chamber organ Programme to include music by JS Bach, Biber and new works forming part of the project to complete Bach’s Orgelbüchlein. Experience the rare opportunity of enjoying a concert in the ancient and intimate setting of the Chapel Royal at the Tower of London. After a short talk, hear Biber’s exquisite Rosary Sonatas alongside chorale preludes by leading contemporary composers, extending the genius of Bach’s Orgelbüchlein into the 21st century.

Georgian drawing rooms of Spitalfields

Recitals by students from the Royal Academy of Music Part concert series, part historical tour, join us as we visit a new series of Spitalfields houses. Come and discover this unique part of London through music, with intimate performances that range from the Baroque to specially composed new works for each location. Complete your evening with a drinks reception at your final venue. We regret that this event is not fully accessible to customers with limited mobility. Advance booking via phone only.

In partnership with the European Commission Representation in the UK and EUNIC London


Toujours et Près de Moi: “but who knows the east A Holographic Opera end?”: an exploration Monday 10 • Tuesday 11 December 7.00pm – 8.00pm & 8.45pm – 9.45pm Hoxton Hall

£15 (unreserved) Opera Erratica EXAUDI Patrick Eakin Young director James Weeks musical director Opera as you have never encountered it before – playful holographic characters act out a visually stunning story to the accompaniment of renaissance madrigals and contemporary works sung by leading vocal ensemble EXAUDI. This haunting dramatic work tells a touching, fractured tale of absence and regret through music, startling images and visual wonder. Supported by Arts Council England “Sometimes you find beauty in the most surprising productions and places... The visuals are a constant wonder” NOW Toronto

Insight • Tuesday 11 December • 6.30pm A conversation with Opera Erratica director Patrick Eakin Young about the project.

Monday 10 • Tuesday 11 • Wednesday 12 Thursday 13 December 7.00pm – 9.00pm Meeting place confirmed upon booking

£12 Alan Gilbey BAFTA Award-winning screenwriter and lifelong East Ender Alan Gilbey invites you to join him on a journey in the footsteps of Arthur Morrison to hear tales of the mean streets of Spitalfields and beyond. To coincide with his new book, East End Backpassages: an explorer’s guide, Alan and other local writers and performers come together for a Shoreditch remix of his sold out Summer Festival event to create an immersive experience which is part oral history event, part site specific performance and full of intrigue. We regret that this event is not fully accessible to customers with limited mobility. Not suitable for children. “A beautiful, funny, moving experience... Brilliantly delivered... You make history come alive... Fabulous and full of surprises.” Audience Member, Summer Festival 2012


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“One of the pleasures of Spitalfields Music’s festivals are their human warmth.” Daily Telegraph June 2012

Who needs global when this can be your local?


Musical Rumpus: A Fairy Queen in the Forest

the Little Match girl passion

Tuesday 11 December 10.30am – 11.30am & 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Friday 14 December • 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Rich Mix

A suggested donation of £5 per child is welcomed from those who are able Zoë Palmer presenter Purcell arr. Sam Glazer The Fairy Queen Back by popular demand from our Summer Festival. Join us to explore a magical world of fairies and other creatures. Designed especially for very young ears (0–2-year-olds) and their parents, from the music of Henry Purcell. Supported by Youth Music and THAMES “My 18-month old daughter was entranced throughout – she loved the different instruments and beautiful harmonies and slept for hours afterwards because she was so relaxed!” Audience Member, Winter Festival 2011

Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) A £25 B £18 C £10 D £5

I Fagiolini Robert Hollingworth director Matthew Robins puppetry JS Bach Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 David Lang The Little Match Girl Passion In this unique concert, Gramophone Award-winning vocal ensemble I Fagiolini bring together one of JS Bach’s greatest motets with David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s heartbreaking story Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece takes its inspiration from Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and is here animated with exquisite shadow puppetry by Matthew Robins. Threading the works together are delicate and evocative carols from Germany and Denmark, creating a poignant yuletide concert. Produced by Opera North Projects. With support from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. “Silhouettes that have something of the deft wit of Picasso sketches” Guardian, on shadow-puppeteer Matthew Robins.

Insight • 6.00pm A conversation with Robert Hollingworth and Matthew Robins.


Gabrieli Consort & Players

A Musical Feast

Saturday 15 December • 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Sunday 16 December • 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) A £25 B £18 C £10 D £5

Gabrieli Consort & Players Paul McCreesh director Britten A Boy Was Born Music by Howells, Holst and Jonathan Dove alongside Tudor masterpieces

Galvin La Chapelle

£55 including two-course meal with coffee and petit fours Gallicantus Programme to include works by Byrd, Taverner and Tomkins Back by popular demand, we return to the stunning historic surroundings of Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle for a musical banquet. Fast rising early music stars Gallicantus – who impressed Winter Festival audiences in 2011 with their debut – perform sets of festive early vocal music between delectable courses.

Fresh from their Associate Artist series at our Summer Festival, Gabrieli Consort & Players return as part of their final celebrations of their 30th birthday year. Britten’s virtuosic choral masterpiece is built around a tapestry of medieval poetry which has inspired so much glorious twentieth-century English choral music. “Impassioned and exciting music” It is accompanied by another of the choral The Times on Gallicantus’ debut collections from across the ages for which Gabrieli are so widely renowned. Supported by Spitalfields Music Patrons “...Budding singers, composers, conductors and producers everywhere take note: this is how it’s done ... All we can do is applaud...” Classic FM Magazine, April 2012


The English Concert

Vivaldi’s angels

Monday 17 December • 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Tuesday 18 December • 7.00pm – 9.15pm

Christ Church Spitalfields A £32 B £26 C £16 D £10 E £5

The English Concert Laurence Cummings director Corelli Concerto grosso in G minor Op.6 No.8 (Christmas Concerto) JS Bach Cantana “Schwingt freudig euch empor” BWV 36 Magnificat BWV 243 Former Associate Artists The English Concert return to Christ Church Spitalfields with a sumptuous feast of seasonal baroque music. Full of invention Corelli’s energetic Christmas Concerto remains one of his most popular works, alongside two magnificent works by JS Bach: the Advent cantata Schwingt freudig euch empor and his choral masterpiece, the Magnificat. A festive celebration not to be missed! Supported by Rawlinson & Hunter, Bircham Dyson Bell, and a syndicate of individual donors “As a listener it’s exhilarating to be invited to lose oneself in such expertly crafted fantasy” The Guardian on The English Concert’s King Arthur in Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2011.

Insight • 6.30pm Laurence Cummings discusses this evening’s programme.

Christ Church Spitalfields A £32 B £26 C £16 D £10 E £5

Catherine Martin violin Emilie Renard mezzo soprano Early Opera Company Women sing East Christian Curnyn conductor Vivaldi Concertos from L’Estro Armonico Op3 Arias from Juditha Triumphans RV644 Gloria RV589 Chase away the winter weather with a musical trip to the sun drenched piazzas of eighteenth-century Venice. Join the Early Opera Company on a trip to the Ospedale della Pieta, where orphaned girls were taught to sing and play like angels by no less than Antonio Vivaldi, who dedicated 30 years of his life to this astounding institution. The concert combines dazzling concertos with virtuoso arias and culminates with Vivaldi’s most popular choral work, the Gloria. refined, “ sexy entertainment.” Guardian on Early Opera Company

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no strings attached Free tickets for Tower Hamlets Residents. If you live in Tower Hamlets and have never been to one of our events before, you may qualify for a pair of free tickets! To find out more give us a call on 020 7377 1362 or email nostringsattached @spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk.

Christ Church A, B, C: Nave D: Side Aisles, unreserved & restricted view E: Gallery, unreserved & unsighted Shoreditch Church A, B: Nave C: Side Aisles, unreserved & restricted view D: Gallery, unreserved & unsighted

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Seating Plans

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Children under 16 50% discount Students £5 best available Under 26 25% discount Jobseekers 25% discount Disabled and limited mobility free companion ticket where required Groups of 10+ 10% discount

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Venues CR: The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula Tower of London, EC3N 4AB CC: Christ Church Spitalfields Commercial Street, E1 6LY CP: Crispin Place Spitalfields Market, E1 6LY GL: Galvin La Chapelle 35 Spital Square, E1 6DY HH: Hoxton Hall  130 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH RM: Rich Mix 35–47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA SC: Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JN

Adam Dant Illustrator Tower Hamlets resident Adam Dant is widely known for his unique celebrations of British culture and history through reinventing historical prints and illustrations by combining their style with contemporary ideas and situations. Many will be familiar with his maps and plans, for example of Shoreditch, which have both charted histories and re-imagined areas. Between 1995 and 1999 he created Donald Parsnips Daily Journal a palmsized ‘newspaper’ distributed at random on the streets – a contemporary take on the eighteenth-century pamphleteer. For our Winter Festival brochure, Adam takes his inspiration from old playbills and chapbooks. In particular he’s playfully explored the characteristically baroque interplay between music and nature, resulting in the illustrations of animals quizzically exploring musical instruments. He also shows his appreciation for the local architecture in the full-page scenes, featuring vocal consort Gallicantus in restaurant Galvin La Chapelle, as well as the map of our venues for this Festival, appropriately perched on a Georgianinspired music stand.

Graphic Design: Imagist www.imagistlondon.com Programme details are correct at the time of going to press. In unavoidable circumstances Spitalfields Music reserves the right to alter the artists or programme. Spitalfields Music (registered as Spitalfields Festival Ltd.) is a registered charity no. 1052043


Thank you Spitalfields Music is immensely grateful to the organisations and individuals who are making our Festival and Learning & Participation programmes happen this year, including our Patrons, in-kind supporters and all those who wish to remain anonymous. Arts Council England London City of London London Borough of Tower Hamlets Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service Youth Music Allen & Overy Clifford Chance Hammerson Herbert Smith M&G Group Spitalfields E1 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust Britten-Pears Foundation Columbia Foundation Fund of the Capital Community Foundation Coutts Charitable Trust Derek Shuttleworth Educational Trust EsmĂŠe Fairbairn Foundation Fidelio Charitable Trust Garfield Weston Foundation Golsoncott Foundation Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation

Holst Foundation J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust John and Susan Bowers Fund Lynn Foundation Dr Mortimer & Theresa Sackler Foundation Paul Hamlyn Foundation PRS for Music Foundation Rothschild RVW Trust Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement St Katharine and Shadwell Trust Westfield Community Grant Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators Worshipful Company of Fuellers Worshipful Company of Ironmongers Worshipful Company of Leathersellers The late Peter Lerwill The late Christopher Vaughan

Hugh Arthur Andrew Blankfield & Bernadette Hillman Chris Carter & Stuart Donachie Geoffrey Collens Michael Cutting Mr & Mrs Spencer & Lucy De Grey Alex & Susan de Mont Nigel Dutson Albert & Rowan Edwards Helen Fraser CBE Nick & Emma Hardie Keith & Sarah Jane Haydon John & Moyra Horseman Colleen Keck Peter & Sarah King George Law Simon Martin Alan & Dinah Moses Helen Payne Richard Syred & Brian Parsons The Ten Bells Libby Young


Calendar Date

Time Event

Venue

Friday 7.................... 11.30am....... Scottish Reels and Winter Riffs............................................... SC .................................... 7.00pm......... London Handel Players with Alasdair Fraser..................... SC Saturday 8.............. 10.30am...... Midwinter Music............................................................................. SC .................................... 12.00pm...... Winter Market ...................................................................................CP .................................... 7.00pm......... Orgelbüchlein at the Tower of London................................. CR Sunday 9................. 6.00pm........ In the House..................................................................................... SM Monday 10.............. 7.00pm......... “But Who Knows the East End?”: An Exploration.......... SM .................................... 8.45pm........ Toujours et Près de Moi: A Holographic Opera................ HH Tuesday 11............. 10.30am...... Musical Rumpus: A Fairy Queen in the Forest................. RM .................................... 12.00am...... Musical Rumpus: A Fairy Queen in the Forest................. RM .................................... 7.00pm......... Toujours et Près de Moi: A Holographic Opera................ HH .................................... 7.00pm......... “But Who Knows the East End?”: An Exploration.......... SM .................................... 8.45pm........ Toujours et Près de Moi: A Holographic Opera................ HH Wednesday 12...... 7.00pm......... “But Who Knows the East End?”: An Exploration.......... SM Thursday 13........... 7.00pm......... “But Who Knows the East End?”: An Exploration.......... SM Friday 14.................. 7.00pm......... The Little Match Girl Passion.................................................... SC Saturday 15........... 7.00pm......... Gabrieli Consort & Players......................................................... SC Sunday 16............... 7.00pm......... A Musical Feast .............................................................................. GL Monday 17.............. 7.00pm......... The English Concert...................................................................... CC Tuesday 18............. 7.00pm......... Vivaldi’s Angels............................................................................... CC

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Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2012 brochure