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13 DECEMBER 2012 - 29 MARCH 2013

Patron: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall


WELCOME TO FRIENDS ST JOHN’S SMITH SQUARE

The Turning of the Year is a time when we celebrate, and what better way than through making music. There’s a wealth of music on offer at St John’s Smith Square over Christmas, into the New Year and all the way through to Easter. If you haven’t already booked for the Christmas Festival, do call the Box Office to secure your tickets as soon as you can. Don’t forget our new show for all the family, Jack Frost’s Christmas Adventure, featuring original music played live on stage and a cast of top singers and actors. If you go to one show over Christmas or New Year then this is a must! Perhaps you’re a fan of the New Year’s Parade in London? Well this year you can round off your trip to the parade with a wonderful concert of traditional new year tunes ‘with a twist’, featuring Elin Manahan Thomas, known to many from her stunning performance at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in the summer. There are some fabulous concerts and events to look forward to in the spring. We have two visits from the Ljubljana International Orchestra, playing Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann amongst other works. The London Mozart Players return for two concerts, one of which features screen icon Simon Callow alongside virtuoso conductor/violinist Joseph Swensen whilst in the other Howard Shelley will be both pianist and director in a programme of Weber, Mozart and Brahms. We also welcome back our friends from the London Chamber Orchestra with Christopher Warren-Green when they will be joined by French pianist Pascal Rogé for a programme with a real Gallic flavour, featuring music by Debussy, Ravel and Fauré. The season comes to a close on Good Friday with the highly anticipated annual performance of the St John Passion, given by Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Stephen Layton. We also anticipate Easter with the traditional candlelit Tenebrae concert with Chapelle du Roi and performances of choral favourites; the St Matthew Passion, Mass in B minor and Messiah. If you have any comments, questions or observations please do contact me on 020 7222 2168 or email richard@sjss.org.uk.

Richard Heason Director

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BOOKING INFORMATION

Phone: +44 (0)20 7222 1061 (£2 booking fee. £1.50 to Friends of St John’s). Online: www.sjss.org.uk (£1.50 booking fee). Post: St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA, Please enclose SAE. Cheques made to St John’s Smith Square. In person: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm (until 6pm on concert days). The Box Office opens one hour prior to weekend/bank holiday concerts. Concessions: Available for certain concerts for students, senior citizens, registered unemployed and registered disabled and companion. 10% discount for parties of 10 or more. 10% discount for Friends of St John’s. Facilities for disabled patrons: Please call the Box Office for full details.

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27TH ANNUAL

Christmas Festival

THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER

FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER

St John’s Smith Square 13 - 23 December 2012 Ex Cathedra The Brabant Ensemble The Choir of Clare College Cambridge Christ Church Cathedral Choir Oxford Oxford Baroque The Cardinall’s Musick The Tallis Scholars

© Paul Arther

EX CATHEDRA

The Choir of King’s

THE BRABANT ENSEMBLE

College London The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Polyphony “The No.1 British Christmas Festival.” BBC Music Magazine “With so much festive music to choose from, the consistent quality of Stephen Layton’s choral festival is hard to beat.” Time Out “What better to raise the spirits than the annual Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square.” Evening Standard

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7:30PM

7:30PM

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Christmas Music by Candlelight

A Renaissance Christmas in Paris

Ex Cathedra Jeffrey Skidmore director Andrew Fletcher organ

The Brabant Ensemble Stephen Rice director

Programme includes: Von Bingen Ave generosa Gabrieli O Magnum Mysterium Bach In dulci jubilo Beach Constant Christmas Marlow Advent Responsory Panufnik The Call Ešenvalds The Long Road Roth The Flower Bingham The Shepherd’s Gift £30/£25/£17.50/£10 (concessions 10% discount)

Programme includes: Mouton Nesciens mater Mouton Missa Tu es Petrus Moulu Mater floreat Gombert Hodie nobis celorum rex de Caurroy Deux Noëls “The suavely assured Brabant Ensemble under scholarly Stephen Rice.” The Observer £25/£20/£15/£10 (concessions 10% discount)

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SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER

SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER

© Nick Rutter

THE CHOIR OF CLARE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE 7:30PM

APOLLO CHAMBER CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA 7:30PM

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Messiah by Candlelight

In Dulci Jubilo

Apollo Chamber Choir and Orchestra David Chernaik conductor Lorna Anderson soprano Joanna Campion alto Richard Edgar-Wilson tenor Jonathan Gunthorpe baritone

The Choir of Clare College Cambridge Graham Ross director Peter Harrison organ Matthew Jorysz organ Programme includes: Swayne Uncommon Prayers ‡ Vaughan Williams The truth sent from above Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God Rutter Nativity Carol Praetorius arr. Ross In dulci jubilo Mendelssohn Frohlocket ihr Völker auf Erden Grüber Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht £25/£20/£15/£10

Handel Messiah David Chernaik directs the Apollo Chamber Choir and Orchestra and four outstanding soloists in their annual performance of this much-loved work: an ideal way to celebrate the Christmas season.

“If you ever needed confirmation of the fantastically high standard of choral singing that exists in the UK, look, or rather hear, no further than the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.” Classical Source

£34/£26/£20/£12 (concessions 10% discount)

‡ first UK performance

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MONDAY 17 DECEMBER

TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER

© KT Bruce © KT Bruce

THE CHOIR OF CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL OXFORD 7:30PM

OXFORD BAROQUE

7:30PM

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Carols fit for a Monarch

O Magnum Mysterium: Music for Christmas from Venice to Dresden

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Introduced by Howard Goodall Stephen Darlington director Clive Diskill-Smith and Ghislaine Reece-Trapp piano Programme includes: Gauntlett Once in Royal David’s City Handel Zadok the Priest Walford Davies The Holly and the Ivy Darke In the Bleak Midwinter Chilcott The Twelve Days of Christmas £25/£20/£15/£10 “Consistently outstanding performances under the committed direction of Stephen Darlington … The overall sound of the choir has an unforced elegance with a seamless legato: a delight to listen to.” Gramophone

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Oxford Baroque Jeremy Summerly director Programme includes: Willaert Lauda Jerusalem Dominum Monteverdi Dixit Dominus Gabrieli O magnum mysterium Praetorius Magnificat Schütz Hodie Christus natus est £25/£20/£15/£10 “Ably directed by Jeremy Summerly, whose scholarship, musicianship and enthusiasm permeated the performance ... Oxford Baroque is one ensemble to watch closely.” Bachtrack

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WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER

THE CARDINALL’S MUSICK

THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER

MATTHEW MARTIN

7:30PM CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Byrd at Christmas The Cardinall’s Musick Andrew Carwood director

LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Matthew Martin organ

£25/£20/£15/£10 (concessions 10% discount)

J S Bach Fugue on the Magnificat BWV 733 Bruhns Nun komm der Heiden Heiland J S Bach Canonic variations on Vom Himmel hoch BWV 769 Jackson Scherzetto Pastorale Litaize Epiphanie, Regis Tharsis Edmundson Toccata on Von Himmel hoch

“The voices of Andrew Carwood and his eight cohorts could probably start a blaze in the Antarctic!” The Times

£10 (Free to Friends of St John’s)

Programme includes: Byrd Mass for Five Voices Propers for Christmas Hodie Christus natus est Ad Dominum cum tribularer

“Recordings by Cardinall’s Musick of William Byrd’s work have been a landmark worthy of one of England’s greatest masters. No matter how fine the discs, experiencing the vibrant and gutsy sound live in St George’s brought a compelling immediacy to this meeting of two Elizabethan eras.” The Guardian

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THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER

FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER

© Eric Richmond

THE TALLIS SCHOLARS 7:30PM

THE CHOIR OF KING’S COLLEGE LONDON 7:30PM

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

In Praise of the True Vine

A Boy was Born

The Tallis Scholars Peter Phillips director

The Choir of King’s College London David Trendell director

Programme includes: Vivanco Magnificat Lassus Missa Osculetur me Pärt I am the True Vine; Tribute to Caesar Tallis Sancte Deus Cornysh Ave Maria; Magnificat £33/£26/£20/£12 “An uncanny ability to increase emotional intensity so subtly that you don’t realise it’s happening. Then, suddenly, pow! The music’s blazing; so are you.” The Times “The Tallis Scholars sang these slow-moving, luminous masses with impeccable blend and balance ... This is music where time stands still.” Financial Times

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Programme includes: Rogier Verbum caro Victoria Magnificat sexti toni Guerrero Gabriel Archangelus King Alfonso el Sabio Cantiga de Santa Maria Britten A Boy was Born £25/£20/£15/£10 (concessions 10% discount) “A choir as passionate as it is disciplined.” BBC Music Magazine

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SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER

SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER

© Keith Saunders

THE CHOIR OF TRINITY COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE & OAE 7:30PM

© Keith Saunders

POLYPHONY & OAE 7:30PM

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Stephen Layton conductor Katherine Watson soprano Iestyn Davies countertenor James Gilchrist tenor Neal Davies bass

Polyphony Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Stephen Layton conductor Katherine Watson soprano Iestyn Davies countertenor James Gilchrist tenor Neal Davies bass

Bach Christmas Oratorio (parts 1,2,3 and 6) £30/£25/£20/£10 (concessions 10% discount) “Spectacular … It takes a very special choir indeed to make not just a good sound but to maintain total musical integrity … Stephen Layton has inspired his singers to heights of magnificence.” International Record Review

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Handel Messiah £50/£44/£38/£19 “No-one, but no-one performs Messiah better every year than the choir Polyphony under the conductor Stephen Layton.” Evening Standard

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NICK ALLEN

MATT SHARP

as Jimmy Frost

as Jack Frost

JOANNA FOOTE

JANE WEBSTER

as Bella Claus

as Anti-Freeze

JANE WEBSTER as Anti-Freeze

Writer

RACHEL BARNETT Composer

JEFF MOORE Director

BERNIE BYRNES MELANIE LODGE as Elf

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Commissioned and produced by

PETER WILLCOCK

as Polar Bear

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BRAND NEW ORIGINAL PRODUCTION Everyone knows Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, fewer people know Jack Frost is his neighbour. Jack’s job is to make sure there’s enough snow and ice for Santa’s sleigh to take off so he can deliver the presents. This year Santa and Jack have had a big row and are refusing to speak to each other. Without Jack there’s no snow – which means no Christmas! Jimmy Frost and Bella Claus can’t make their dads see eye to eye – so they set out on an Arctic adventure to find another way to bring snow to the North Pole... Can they survive their adventures with polar bears, fire breathing enchantresses and an abominable snowman? Can Jack and Santa settle their differences in time to come to the rescue? Or will this be the end not only of this Christmas... but of every Christmas?

DECEMBER 2012 Thursday Friday *Saturday Sunday Monday

27 28 29 30 31

14.30 14.30 14.30 13.30 11.00

JANUARY 2013

19.00 19.00 19.00 17.30 14.30

Wednesday **Thursday †Friday Saturday Sunday

2 3 4 5 6

13.30 11.00 14.00 14.00 13.30

19.00 15.00 19.00 19.00 17.30

*Sat 29, 7pm interpreted in British Sign Language **Thurs 3, 11am autism-friendly performance †Fri 4, 2pm touch tour at 1pm for ticket holders to 2pm performance

Join Jack Frost and his friends on an extraordinary new adventure as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas, family and friendship in a hilarious race against time, featuring live musicians, original music, and a story to melt the frostiest of hearts!

TICKETS

£22/£18/£14 full price £12/£10/£8 concs £45 family ticket (2 adult & 2 concs)

BOX OFFICE

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New at St John’s New Year’s Eve Dinner TREAT YOURSELF THIS YEAR TO A SUMPTUOUS 4 COURSE DINNER IN THE ATMOSPHERIC BRICK VAULTED CRYPT A CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL WITH CANAPÉS ON ARRIVAL (FROM 8.30PM) A DECADENT FOUR COURSE DINNER A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE TO TOAST IN THE NEW YEAR AN OPTION TO VIEW THE FIREWORKS OVER THE RIVER AND HEAR THE CHIMES OF BIG BEN (CARRIAGES) St Johns Smith Square New Year’s Eve celebration menu £75pp Champagne cocktail with canapés Starter Smoked halibut cured in crushed juniper and fennel, beetroot and horseradish salad, wasabi cream, micro cress salad Foraged wild mushroom and thyme tart, pea shoot and pansy salad

Main course Venison Wellington, wild mushroom & rosemary, dauphinoise potatoes, wilted spinach Roast butternut squash, goats cheese and thyme wellington, red pepper sauce, buttered cavolo nero

Trio of desserts Cardamom and caraway scented dark chocolate terrine, vanilla crème fraiche Rosewater meringue, passionfruit cream Pink champagne jelly, winter berries, gold leaf Coffee, tisanes Moon dusted chocolate lollipops

Glass of champagne to toast in the New Year

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TUESDAY 1 JANUARY NEW YEAR’S DAY CONCERT 4PM The Chartwell Ensemble Elin Manahan Thomas soprano A celebration of New Year with traditional polkas, marches and waltzes from the Strauss family and songs from Viennese operetta. Arrangements of popular classics such as ‘Roses from the South’, ‘The Emperor Waltz’ and ‘Wine, Women and Song’. The Chartwell Ensemble will be joined by special guest Elin Manahan Thomas to celebrate the New Year in style. £25/£22/£18/£15

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Booking opens: Friends of SJSS 19 November 2012

SATURDAY 12 JANUARY

MONDAY 14 JANUARY

General Public 26 November 2012

JANUARY

IN THE BEGINNING

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7PM Discantvs and Chamber Orchestra David Ward conductor Leon MacLaren In the Beginning A rare performance of this unusual oratorio. Leon MacLaren (1910-1994) was an economist, philosopher and teacher, founder of the School of Economic Science. He selected the words of this piece from St John, Isaiah and Leviticus. £20/£15/£10 At 5:45pm there will be a preconcert talk by David Ward and Bruce Ramell Sponsored and managed by the School of Economic Science

ORGAN MASTERCLASS WITH OLIVIER LATRY 10:30AM & 2:30PM Olivier Latry organist Olivier Latry is one of the eminent organists and teachers of our time. Titular Organ of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris and Professor of Organ at the Paris Conservatoire, are posts he combines with performances worldwide. Students from the Royal Academy of Music perform works by Widor, Vierne, Franck, Litaize and Messiaen. In association with St Albans International Organ Festival and the Royal Academy of Music £5 for one session £8 for both sessions

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TUESDAY 15 JANUARY

THURSDAY 17 JANUARY

SATURDAY 19 JANUARY

© Aiga Photography

CHORAL EUCHARIST STEPHEN HUNG TO CELEBRATE EPIPHANY 1:15PM The Revd Philip Welsh celebrant Cantandum Gilly French director Rosemary Field organ Palestrina Missa aeterni Christi munera Marenzio Tribus miraculis All welcome

LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Stephen Hung piano Liszt Harmonies du soir J S Bach Five Preludes and Fugues Book 1 C# minor BWV 849 Book 2 F# minor BWV 883 Book 1 D BWV 850 Book 2 D# minor BWV 877 Book 2 E BWV 878

MUSIC AT WAR

7:30PM Les Voix Nouvelles Jean-Louis Gosselin conductor Michael Liu flute Giya Kancheli Warzone Khachaturian Flute Concerto (arr. Violin Concerto) Shostakovich Symphony No.7 Leningrad £15/£10

£10 (free to Friends of St John’s)

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WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY YMSO ORCHESTRAL CONCERT 7:30PM Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra James Blair conductor Susana Gaspar soprano Dvořák Carnival Overture Strauss Four Last Songs Mahler Symphony No.1 The YMSO’s hallmark is the excitement and exuberance it brings to every performance and this evening will prove no exception as it tackles the mighty “Titan” symphony of Gustav Mahler. The wonderful young soprano from the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Susana Gaspar, will join the orchestra in a performance of Strauss’ Four Last Songs. £18/£14/£10 (concessions 20% discount) The Smith Square Café and Restaurant will be closed to the public after this concert

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THURSDAY 24 JANUARY

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY

© Klemen Razinger

ZELKOVA STRING QUARTET LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Zelkova String Quartet RNCM ‘Christopher Rowland Chamber Ensemble of the Year’ Caroline Pether violin Simmy Singh violin Rhiannon James viola Rachel Shakespeare cello Beethoven String Quartet in Bb op.18 No.6 Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 £10 (free to Friends of St John’s)

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LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRA 7:30PM Ljubljana International Orchestra Živa Ploj Peršuh conductor Mojca Vedernjak mezzo-soprano Haydn Symphony No.1 in D Hob 1/1 Haydn Scena di Berenice Hob XXIVa10 Haydn Symphony No.104 in D Hob 1/104 Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C op.21 The first of four concerts in 2013 with the Ljubljana International Orchestra, their ‘Festine London’ cycle commences with a programme of classical symphonic masterpieces. Haydn’s first and last symphonies are paired with Beethoven’s first essay in this most Beethovenian of idioms. The concert also features Swiss-based Slovenian mezzo-soprano Mojca Vedernjak singing the rarely performed operatic concert scene written by Haydn which was first heard in the same concert as the premiere of his ‘London’ Symphony in 1795. £14/£10 unreserved

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SUNDAY 27 JANUARY

SCHUMANN SYMPHONIES 10:30AM & 2:30PM Following on from the inaugural meeting of the Smith Square Community Orchestra in October we are once again inviting orchestral players to come together for a day, this time playing the Schumann Symphonies. Directed by Richard Heason and with professional players sitting amongst the sections, we will spend the day working through these four great works of the orchestral repertoire. The day is best suited to players who already have some orchestral playing experience. Please register in advance, giving your instrument details. Session Times: 10:30am – 1:30pm & 2:30pm – 5:30pm

WEDNESDAY 30 JANUARY

GONDWANA CHORALE

THURSDAY 31 JANUARY

FRASER LANGTON & JAMES WILLSHIRE

7:30PM Gondwana Chorale Paul Holley principal guest conductor Carl Crossin OAM guest conductor Luke Byrne piano Lyn Williams OAM artistic director & Gondwana Choirs founder Programme highlights will include Eric Whitacre’s ‘Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine’, several movements of Benjamin Britten’s ‘Ad Majoram Dei Gloriam’, and new Australian choral work ‘A Strange Land’ by Joseph Twist.

LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Fraser Langton clarinet James Willshire piano Martinů Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano Debussy Première rhapsodie Weber Grand Duo Concertant £10 (free to Friends of St John’s)

£18/£14/£9

£10 (concessions £7)

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FRIDAY 10 MAY - SATURDAY 18 MAY 2013

Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2013 ’Tis Nature’s Voice

‘Every year the Lufthansa Festival finds a fresh new angle on Baroque music.’ The Telegraph The Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music returns to St John’s Smith Square with some of the best in 17th- and 18th-century music, from rare treats to familiar masterpieces The 2013 Festival explores music inspired by and reflecting nature in all its forms including a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, plus visits from Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort & Players, Andreas Staier, the European Union Baroque Orchestra and the annual Westminster Abbey performance featuring works by Purcell.

© Josep Molina

© Bill Prentice

Full Festival details will be announced in December Friends booking opens 28 January 2013, tickets on sale 4 February 2013 www.lufthansafestival.org.uk

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Booking opens: Friends of SJSS 19 November 2012

FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY

General Public 26 November 2012

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ENGLISH EXILES

7:30PM The Choir of Royal Holloway The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble Rupert Gough director Amid a time of religious upheaval and persecution three English musicians fled to work abroad amid accusations of treason and even adultery. The Choir of Royal Holloway with the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble present a fascinating programme of music by John Bull, Richard Dering and Peter Philips complete with historical anecdotes. The concert also marks the launch of a new CD recording of motets from Peter Philips’ Cantiones Sacrae Octonis Vocibus (1613). “The mixed choir of Royal Holloway College makes a truly fabulous sound under the assured direction of Rupert Gough” (The Times) “...sackbuts provided a wonderfully sonorous and lyrical foundation... cornettists excelled at moulding the melodic line and adding unobtrusive ornamentation...an excellent concert by an impressive group” (Early Music Review) £16/£13/£10

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SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY

LAURENT VOULZY LYS, LOVE & LIVE

THURSDAY 7 FEBRUARY

ANNE PAGE

7:30PM Laurent Voulzy ‘Lys and Love’ was recorded in a Vincennes dungeon and mastered at London’s Abbey Road studios. Having played churches and chapels worldwide, multi-million selling Voulzy brings his captivating show to London. Exploring medieval France and England, Voulzy is joined by multi-talented musicians, delivering a blend of pop-laced chamber music, whilst intimately revisiting his classics. £25 In association with

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LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Anne Page organ Francis Jackson Diversion for Mixtures J S Bach Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 John Casken Sacrificium (2009) J S Bach Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 660 Carl Rütti three movements from Vita: Der Pilgerstab; An fliessenden Wassern; Ursus, der tote Zeuge J S Bach Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 661 £10 (free to Friends of St John’s)

A WINTER’S NIGHT

7:30PM London Phoenix Orchestra Lev Parikian conductor Sir Peter Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise Ysaÿe Chant d’Hiver Vivaldi The Four Seasons: Winter Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1 London Phoenix Orchestra’s second concert of the 2012/13 season celebrates winter in the hope that by doing so they will hasten its demise. Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, ‘Winter Daydreams’, is supported by two chilly violin classics and Maxwell Davies’ cockle-warming overture. £15/£12/£9 (concessions £9)

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SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY

MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY

TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY

CHRIST’S HOSPITAL: BLUECOAT SCHOOL

JUNIOR GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA

© Paolo Vairo

LOUIS DEMETRIUS ALVANIS - PIANO RECITAL 7:30PM Louis Demetrius Alvanis piano Haydn Sonata in E flat, Hob XVI/52 Ravel Minuet on the name of Haydn Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit Chopin Scherzo No.1 in B minor op.20 Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor op. posth Chopin Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor op.39 Scriabin Vers la Flamme op.67 Debussy L’Isle Joyeuse £22/£18/£15/£10 (under 18s half price on top two ticket prices)

7:30PM

7:30PM

Christ’s Hospital: Bluecoat School Andrew Cleary conductor

Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Matthew Andrews guest conductor

Stamitz Viola Concerto Haydn Viola Concerto (2nd movement) Mozart Clarinet Concerto (3rd movement) Britten Hymn to St Cecilia Poulenc Trio Zucker Pirates of the Carribean Liadov Eight Russian Folk Songs Mendelssohn Nocturne Verdi Overture to Nabucco

Dvořák Symphony No.4 Liadov The Enchanted Lake Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2 £15 (concessions £10)

£14/£8 (concessions £10 tickets on top price seats)

JLM Artists

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WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY THE M&G SERIES 7:30PM London Mozart Players Joseph Swensen conductor/ violin Simon Callow narrator Wagner Siegfried Idyll WWV 103 Sibelius Pelléas et Mélisande op.46 Brahms Violin Concerto in D op.77 The concert features one of the UK’s best loved actors, Simon Callow, narrating a script he has written for Sibelius’ luminous orchestral suite to Maeterlinck’s story of forbidden love. In Brahms’ violin concerto, Joseph Swensen takes the orchestra on a journey of fiery romance. £26/£20/£15/£10 Concert sponsored by M&G Investments

© Eric Richmond

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THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY

SARAH MANSHIP & DANIEL KING SMITH LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Sarah Manship flute Daniel King Smith piano Robert Muczynski Sonata for flute and piano Martinů Scherzo (Divertimento) for flute and piano Michel Blavet Sonata No. II ‘La Vibray’ for flute and piano Lowell Liebermann Sonata for flute and piano Schumann Drei Romanzen I

SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY

CELEBRATION OF BRASS CHAMBER MUSIC 3PM & 6PM Celebration of Brass Chamber Music in memory of Philip Jones A showcase of the finest student Brass Ensembles of the major UK Music Colleges Royal Academy of Music London; Royal College of Music London; Trinity Laban Conservatoire London; Guildhall School of Music London; Royal Northern College of Music Manchester; Birmingham Conservatoire; Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Glasgow Presented in association with The Worshipful Company of Musicians £25/£20 including both concerts (students £15/£10)

£10 (free to Friends of St John’s)

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MONDAY 18 FEBRUARY

© Marlene Froehlich

TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY

© Militaermusik

ASHKENAZY/ RUMMEL / DE PLEDGE TRIO 7:30PM Dmitri Ashkenazy clarinet Martin Rummel cello Stephen De Pledge piano Beethoven Clarinet Trio in B flat op.11 “Gassenhauer” Nino Rota Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano Hindemith Ludus minor Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor op.114 £18/£15/£12/£9

© Jack Liebeck

SALOMON ORCHESTRA 7:30PM Salomon Orchestra Adrian Brown conductor Prokofiev Symphony No.7 Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead Britten Sinfonia da Requiem Time ticks away with Prokofiev’s tuneful and nostalgic final symphony. Rachmaninov’s large romantic orchestra ferries us over the river Styx. With Britten we lament, dance with death, rest in peace. £14/£11 unreserved (concessions £11)

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WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 7:30PM Christopher Warren-Green conductor Pascal Rogé piano Suzanne Willison-Kawalec harp Debussy L’après-midi d’un faune Debussy Danses sacrée et profane Ravel Piano Concerto in G Fauré Pavane Ravel Mother Goose Suite £28/£22/£15 under 16s free (subject to availability) Concert supported by The David and Claudia Harding Foundation

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THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY

FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY

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MANCHESTER PIANO TRIO LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Manchester Piano Trio Adi Brett violin Nicholas Trygstad cello Jeremy Young piano Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor op.50 £10 (free to Friends of St John’s)

PROKOFIEV WAR SONATAS

Kantor Concert Management

7:30PM David Christophersen piano Kabalevsky 15 Children’s Pieces op.27 Martinů Sonata (1954) Jeremy Thurlow Soft-born measureless light (world premiere) Prokofiev 6th Sonata op.82 Prokofiev’s visionary Sonatas 6, 7 and 8 from 1941 – 44 in a rare opportunity to hear these monumental works in sequence. £20/£15/£10 (concessions £10) 15% discount when buying tickets for all three concerts in the series, 22 Feb, 8 and 22 March Concert in aid of EPTA UK John Bigg Scholarship Fund for Young Pianists

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SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY

LES VOIX NOUVELLES 7:30PM (6:30PM PRE-CONCERT TALK)

SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 5:30PM

Les Voix Nouvelles Jean-Louis Gosselin conductor Veronika Shoot piano Max Welford clarinet

University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra Lucy Griffiths conductor Paul McGrath conductor

Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments Mozart Fantasy in C minor K475 (solo piano) Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds Steve Reich New York Counterpoint (solo clarinet) Messiaen Et Expecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum

Elgar Enigma Variations Mahler Symphony No.1

£15/£10

The University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra performs two classics from the orchestral repertoire. £10

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THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY

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YUKA ISHIZUKA & JI LIU LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Yuka Ishizuka violin Ji Liu piano Beethoven Violin Sonata No.4 A minor op.23 Webern Four Pieces for Piano and Violin op.7 Takemitsu Hika for Violin and Piano Beethoven Violin Sonata No.5 in F op.24 £10 (free to Friends of St John’s)

EMF GALA CONCERT 7:30PM (6:45PM PRE-CONCERT TALK) Orchestra of St Paul’s Ben Palmer conductor Rupert Marshall-Luck violin Bridge Vignettes de danse Stanford orch. Jeremy Dibble Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor op.162 (London premiere) Britten Plymouth Town: ballet for small orchestra Moeran Sinfonietta The London premiere of Stanford’s romantic and virtuosic Violin Concerto No.2, and a rare chance to hear Britten’s scintillating Plymouth Town, Bridge’s gorgeous Vignettes de danse and Moeran’s dramatic Sinfonietta. £20/£16/£14/£10 (concessions 10% discount) At 6:45pm there will be a pre-concert talk by Professor Jeremy Dibble, ‘Discovering Stanford’s Second Violin Concerto’ Concert sponsored by The Stanford Society The English Music Festival The Smith Square Café and Restaurant will be closed to the public after this concert

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Booking opens: Friends of SJSS 19 November 2012

FRIDAY 1 MARCH

SATURDAY 2 MARCH

General Public 26 November 2012

© Laura Bodo

ROYAL HOLLOWAY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

MARCH

8PM

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Royal Holloway University of London Philharmonic Orchestra Christopher Tarrant conductor Alicia Chaffey piano Sibelius Rakastava ‘The Lover’ Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Sibelius Symphony No.2 in D

ROYAL ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY 7:30PM Royal Orchestral Society Orlando Jopling conductor Thomas Gould violin Featuring Thomas Gould playing Britten’s Violin Concerto £20/£15/£10 (concessions £2 discount)

£20/£15/£10 (concessions £10) Neil Chaffey Concert Promotions

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WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH

SOUTH EAST SCHOOLS CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION

THURSDAY 7 MARCH

CHRISTOPHER BOWERSBROADBENT

7PM Final Round and Concert of the South East Schools Chamber Music Competition This Competition aims to foster a love for chamber music in young people, to promote musicianship and excellence and to be coached by experienced chamber music specialists. It incorporates pupils from top public schools in the South East. £10 (concessions £5) Concert sponsored by Harrow School, NLCS, Wycombe Abbey

LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Christopher Bowers-Broadbent organ J S Bach Prelude & Fugue in D minor BWV 565 Schoenberg Variations on a Recitative op.40 Kevin Volans Walking Song Stephen Montague Behold a pale horse In this 70th birthday tribute recital to Stephen Montague, distinguished organist and composer Christopher Bowers-Broadbent performs an exhilarating programme of landmark pieces from the organ repertoire. Acclaimed worldwide for his many performances and recordings with the Hilliard Ensemble and his collaboration with Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, in particular, Bowers-Broadbent is an influential figure on the contemporary organ music scene. £10 (free to Friends of St John’s)

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THURSDAY 7 MARCH

FRIDAY 8 MARCH

© John Riddihough

THE LONDON CHORUS 7:30PM The London Chorus Ronald Corp conductor Cecile Granger soprano Catherine Hopper mezzosoprano Julian Forbes tenor Sam Evans bass Bach Mass in B Minor Bach’s Mass in B Minor is the favourite choral work of many choirs and it is an added pleasure to perform this wonderful music in this beautiful hall in the lead up to Easter. £25/£20/£15/£10

© Robert Carpenter Turner Kantor Concert Management

PROKOFIEV WAR SONATAS 7:30PM

David Christophersen piano Kabalevsky Sonatina No.1 op.13/1 Debussy Etudes Book 1 Poul Ruders Three Letters from the Unknown Soldier op.1 (1967) Prokofiev 7th Sonata op.83 Prokofiev’s visionary Sonatas 6, 7 and 8 from 1941 – 44 in a rare opportunity to hear these monumental works in sequence. £20/£15/£10 (concessions £10) 15% discount when buying tickets for all three concerts in the series, 22 Feb, 8 and 22 March Concert in aid of EPTA UK John Bigg Scholarship Fund for Young Pianists

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SATURDAY 9 MARCH

KENSINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7:30PM

SUNDAY 10 MARCH

CELEBRATION OF BRITISH CHORAL MUSIC 7:30PM

Kensington Symphony Orchestra Stuart Barr conductor

Finchley Choral Society Finchley Children’s Music Group Grace Rossiter conductor

Glinka Overture Ruslan and Ludmilla Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherezade

Finzi God is gone Up Britten Hymn to the Virgin Richard J. Harvey On the Beach at night Britten Te Deum in C James MacMillan The Gallant Weaver Elgar The Snow Britten Fancie Britten Three 2-part songs Britten Missa Brevis in D Trad. arr. Andrew Carter Dashing away with a Smoothing iron Trad. arr. Andrew Carter Two for the price of one Vaughan Williams 5 English Folk Songs Parry I was Glad

Kensington Symphony Orchestra are joined by Guest Conductor Stuart Barr to perform music by Glinka, Schoenberg and RimskyKorsakov. £16/£12 (concessions £12)

Marking the centenary of FCMG’s founding President, Benjamin Britten, London’s much loved children’s choir is joined by Finchley Choral Society in this all British Choral Programme. £20/£15/£12/£8

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TUESDAY 12 MARCH A BIRTHDAY HAPPENING Stephen Montague Birthday Celebrations St John’s Smith Square celebrates the birthday of one of the most iconic and distinctive composers working today. Born in New York state, Montague grew up in the US and studied in Florida and, although now resident in the UK for almost 40 years, his music is truly transatlantic in flavour; full of original character and integrity whilst the spirit of his American forefathers, Ives, Cowell and Cage can also be heard. These concerts will show a little of the diversity of Montague’s music; from his homage to John Cage in the highly theatrical dinner party at lunchtime through the ceremonial grandeur of the Intrada 1631 to the virtuosic minimalism of At the White Edge of Phrygia and culminating with the pathos and power of his large scale, ‘Dark Sun’.

© Kate Mount

LUNCHTIME CONCERT 1:05PM

EVENING CONCERT 7:30PM

“A Birthday Happening” Lunchtime

“A Birthday Happening” Evening

A Dinner Party for John Cage Autumn Leaves collection Five Easy Pieces, Tsunami, Snowscape Organ Stop (World Premiere) £5 unreserved

Intrada 1631 Snowscape Behold a Pale Horse Night Tracks (World premiere) At the White Edge of Phrygia Dark Sun – August, 1945 £14 unreserved (concessions £10)

Solo musicians, chamber music ensembles, choirs and orchestras will be joined by organist Peter Holder and conductors David Wordsworth, Richard Heason, Greg Rose and Stephen Montague himself.

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WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH

YMSO ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

THURSDAY 14 MARCH

MEDITERRANEA TRIO

7:30PM Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra James Blair conductor Ronan O’Hora piano Gottschalk Night in the Tropics Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor op.37 Ravel Pavane pour une infant défunte Ravel Daphnis and Chloé: Suite No.2 Award-winning British pianist Ronan O’Hora joins the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s third piano concerto; a wonderful symphony for piano and orchestra. The orchestra’s youthful exuberance has become its hallmark. £18/£14/£10 (concessions 20% discount)

LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Mediterranea Trio Elenlucia Pappalardo piano Markella Vandoros violin Alessandro Sanguineti cello Arensky Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, op.32 Shostakovich Piano Trio No.1 in C minor, op.8 Martin Trio sur des melodies populaires irlandaises £10 (free to Friends of St John’s)

The Smith Square Café and Restaurant will be closed to the public after this concert

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THURSDAY 14 MARCH THE M&G SERIES 7:30PM

London Mozart Players Howard Shelley piano/director Weber Oberon Overture Mozart Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat K482 Brahms Symphony No.2 in D op.72 Celebrated pianist and regular LMP collaborator Howard Shelley takes centre stage once again in a programme of contrasting orchestral treats, conducting and performing one of Mozart’s best-loved concerti that showcases delightful musical interplay between piano and orchestra. £26/£20/£15/£10 Concert sponsored by M&G Investments

© Eric Richmond

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FRIDAY 15 MARCH

SATURDAY 16 MARCH

LONDON BACH SOCIETY’S BACHFEST

LAUDAMUS TE!

7PM Steinitz Bach Players and Consort of Voices Anthony Robson director James Gilchrist Evangelist J S Bach St Matthew Passion Imagine... Leipzig in 1727 The performance is part of the London Bach Society’s Bachfest “About the St Matthew Passion” and revives a much-loved LBS tradition. Audience participation in three chorales. ...”pure musical pleasure...” ... “much is to be gained from hearing Bach in this wonderful setting...” Seen & Heard – LBS previous St Matthew Passion in 2002 £35/£27/£18/£12

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7:30PM English Baroque Choir Jeremy Jackman conductor Schubert Mass in G J S Bach Magnificat Following an acclaimed performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, English Baroque Choir return with his Magnificat; Schubert’s beautiful Mass in G and the world premiere of a new commission by John McCabe. £26/£22/£17/£12 (concessions 10% discount)

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SUNDAY 17 MARCH

SHERBORNE SCHOOLS’ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 5PM

MONDAY 18 MARCH

LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRA 7:30PM

James Henderson, Director of Music, Sherborne School conductor

Ljubljana International Orchestra Klaus Arp conductor Jože Kotar clarinet

Mussorgsky A Night on a Bare Mountain Sibelius The Karelia Suite op.11 Khachaturian Spartacus Suite No.2 ‘Adagio’ Borodin Prince Igor ‘The Polovtsian Dances’

Rameau “Les Boréades” Finzi Clarinet concerto Schumann Symphony No.1 in B flat major op.38 Spring

An orchestral concert showcasing the 70-strong Symphony Orchestra in repertoire by Khachaturian, Borodin and Sibelius.

The ‘Festine London’ concert cycle continues with a concert that features Schumann’s effervescent ‘Spring’ Symphony paired with music from Rameau’s Masonic influenced opera based on Greek legend and perhaps Finzi’s most popular orchestral work, the Clarinet Concerto. £14/£10 unreserved

£5 Sponsored by Sherborne School, Sherborne Girls, LewestonSchool, The Gryphon School, International College Sherborne

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TUESDAY 19 MARCH

WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH

THURSDAY 21 MARCH

© Aidan Woodcock

MEGUMI FUJITA RECITAL 7:30PM Megumi Fujita piano Beethoven Piano Sonata in C op.53 “Waldstein” Michael Stimpson “Preludes in our time” † Brahms Three Intermezzi op.117 Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin An evening of piano masterpieces by Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel and the world premiere of Preludes by Michael Stimpson.

PRO CORDA

JOHN FLINDERS & REBECCA HOLT

7PM Pro Corda presents Chamber Champions The Best Finalists from Pro Corda’s National Chamber Music Festival 2012 £15/£10 (concessions £12/£8)

LUNCHTIME 1:05PM

LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

John Flinders piano Rebecca Holt piano York Bowen Suite op.52 Ravel Ma Mère L’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro Brillant op.92 £10 (free to Friends of St John’s)

£20/£15/£10 Neil Chaffey Concert Promotions † first performance

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FRIDAY 22 MARCH

SATURDAY 23 MARCH

© Robert Carpenter Turner Kantor Concert Management

PROKOFIEV WAR SONATAS 7:30PM

David Christophersen piano Granados Valses Poéticos No.1 & No.3 Granados Cuentos de la Juventud No.2 & No.3 Joaquin Nin Chaîne de Valses Robin Holloway Nocturne op.90/2 Robin Holloway Scherzo alla Ciaconna (world premiere) Prokofiev 8th Sonata £20/£15/£10 (concessions £10)

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

7:30PM City of London Choir Music for Awhile Hilary Davan Wetton conductor Handel Messiah Messiah for Passiontide, performed by the City of London Choir – “perhaps our finest amateur singers” (Sunday Telegraph”) – with outstanding baroque ensemble Music for Awhile and four Stellar soloists. Hilary Davan Wetton conducts. £25/£20/£15/£12 (concessions £2 discount)

15% discount when buying tickets for all three concerts in the series, 22 Feb, 8 and 22 March Concert in aid of EPTA UK John Bigg Scholarship Fund for Young Pianists

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MONDAY 25 MARCH

TUESDAY 26 MARCH

ST DUNSTAN’S CHORAL BIRTHDAY CONCERT AND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT 7:30PM

7:30PM

St Dunstan’s College Choir and Orchestra Matthew Wood conductor Peter Stobart conductor

Malcolm Sargent Festival Choir Simon Over conductor Malcolm Martineau piano Nicholas O’Neill organ

John Rutter Gloria Haydn Symphony 104 in D major London Hob 1/104

Parry Blest Pair of Sirens O’Neill I hear, and am elated Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

£12 (concessions £8)

£20/£15/£10 (concessions 10% discount on top two prices)

Family ticket £22 (2 adults, 1 child) Concert in aid of St Dunstan’s Educational Foundation

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WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH

TENEBRAE BY CANDLELIGHT 7:30PM Chapelle du Roi Alistair Dixon director Victoria Ave Maria Patestina Lamentations Guenod O Domine Jesu Lobo Lamentations Tallis In Tejano Tallis Dereliquent The internationally renowned vocal ensemble Chapelle du Roi return for their annual concert of Tenebrae by Candlelight; a programme of exquisite music from the Triduum representing the agony and ecstasy of Holy Week. £25/£20/£15/£10

THURSDAY 28 MARCH

WHITEHALL CHOIR

7:30PM Whitehall Choir London Baroque Sinfonia Paul Spicer conductor Alison Bury leader Alice Rose Privett soprano Anna Harvey mezzo-soprano Nicholas Scott tenor Božidar Smiljanić bass-baritone J S Bach Mass in B minor Bach’s B minor Mass is one of the greatest works of the human mind. The Whitehall Choir, one of London’s finest and celebrating its 70th anniversary this season, promises an inspiring Maundy Thursday performance with the acclaimed London Baroque Sinfonia. £22.50/£18/£15/£10

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FRIDAY 29 MARCH POLYPHONY & OAE 2:30PM Polyphony Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Stephen Layton conductor Ian Bostridge Evangelist Neal Davies Christus Julia Doyle soprano Iestyn Davies countertenor Nicholas Mulroy tenor Robert Davies bass J S Bach St John Passion Polyphony’s annual Good Friday performance of Bach’s St John Passion has been described by The Guardian as “one of the highlights in London’s musical calendar…Polyphony are among the very best we have”. £50/£44/£38/£19

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© Sussie Ahlburg

© Benjamin Ealovega

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© Benjamin Ealovega

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COMING UP AT ST JOHN’S WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL

WEDNESDAY 22 MAY

OSJ John Lubbock conductor

THE M&G SERIES

Bach arr. for strings John Lubbock Prelude and Fugue in Bb minor Brahms Songs for two horns, harp and women’s voices Villa-Lobos arr. for violas and cellos John Lubbock Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 Fauré Requiem

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Gérard Korsten conductor Anthony Marwood violin Beethoven Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor op.67

© Marco Borggreve

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FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP

Friends’ Membership provides a wonderful opportunity to form a closer association with our activities. Benefits include: • 10% discount on a pair of tickets for evening concerts • Free entry for you and a guest to each concert in the Thursday Lunchtime Concert Series • Priority booking – one week ahead of the general public (by telephone) • 10% discount on food and drinks in the restaurant • The diary of events mailed three times per year • Exclusive Friends events, including rehearsals and receptions • Additional ticket discounts and restaurant offers • The chance to be part of one of London’s most beautiful and unique concert venues For just £30 per year by Standing Order (£35 by other payment methods), please contact the Box Office if you would like to join the Friends and make the most of your visits to St John’s Phone +44 (0)20 7222 1061

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HIRE THE HALL

HIRE SJSS

St John’s Smith Square is a wonderful Concert Hall in the heart of the City of Westminster. We are always looking to broaden and develop our programme. If you are a performer, or know a performer or group who have a project that would work well at St John’s, please do get in contact with us if you are interested in hiring the Hall. As well as being London’s top concert hall for choirs, chamber orchestras and period instrument groups, St John’s Smith Square can provide the perfect location for a whole range of other activities. We are lucky to have a very flexible space, which can be used with formal rows of seating, tables and chairs, or even a blank canvas with no fixed furniture. In recent months St John’s Smith Square has hosted wedding receptions, corporate product launches, location film shoots, memorial services, fashion shows and a whole host of other events. If you are looking for a truly unique location in the heart of central London for your event then look no further! Please call Richard Heason on 020 7222 2168 or email richard@sjss.org.uk to discuss your requirements more fully. We look forward to welcoming your event to St John’s.

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SMITH SQUARE CAFÉ AND RESTAURANT CAFE & RESTAURANT

Smith Square Café and Restaurant offers an innovative and seasonal menu throughout the year, both on the buffet counter and in the restaurant. We are open on weekdays from 10am – 5pm with lunch being served from midday – 2:45pm. On concert nights we are open from 5:30pm for pre-concert suppers and light meals. Post-concert we serve planks of cheese, charcuterie and mezze. We also cater for private events here at St John’s and for external functions. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Richard, Marjorie and the Team. Leafi Ltd

SMITH SQUARE CAFÉ & RESTAURANT To make a reservation, please call +44 (0)20 7222 2779 or e-mail: stjohns@leafi.co.uk

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St John’s is located in the heart of Westminster, a stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, just a short walk from Westminster Tube Station, between Westminster and Lambeth Bridges. Tube: Westminster, St James’s Park, Victoria. Buses: 3 and 87 to Millbank; C10 and 507 (limited hours) to Horseferry Road; 88 to Marsham Street; 11, 211, 148 and 24 to Westminster Abbey. Rail: Victoria, Waterloo, Vauxhall and Charing Cross.

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Car Parking: St John’s is within the congestion charging zone. Parking meters are in operation during the day Monday-Saturday until 6:30pm. In the evenings and at weekends there is usually ample space locally. There is Westminister City Council car parking on Great College Street and Arneway Street.


Spring Diary 2013