Classical music

The South of England and East Anglia offers some of the best Classical music.


Ely Choral Society Christmas Celebration Concert

14/12/2019 @ St Mary’s Church

Ely Choral Society and Ely Youth Choir          Christmas Celebrations A concert of Christmas music for choir and audience celebrating the major anniversaries of Hector Berlioz, Walford Davies and Sir David Willcocks. Glen Dempsey (organ) Andrew Parnell (Conductor) Tickets to include seasonal refreshments, £15, u18s free From Ely Tourist Office, Cromwell House […]

Britten Sinfonia: Brandenburg Concertos

19/01/2020 @ The Apex

Thomas Gould violin/director   Britten Sinfonia’s Leader, Thomas Gould, along with members of Britten Sinfonia performs two of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos as well as his double violin concerto, Shostakovich’s stunning, sombre Chamber Symphony and two beautiful pieces by Arvo Pärt.   Programme: Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Pärt Fratres Shostakovich Chamber Symphony Bach Concerto for Two […]

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Two

21/01/2020 @ West Road Concert Hall

Programme: Mahler arr. Freya Waley-Cohen Rückert Lieder Freya Waley-Cohen New work (world premiere tour)   A performance featuring music by the award-winning young composer Freya Waley-Cohen, including her arrangement of Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, settings of five emotive poems by the influential German Romantic author whose poetry was a huge influence on Mahler’s composition. This concert also […]

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Two

24/01/2020 @ St Andrew’s & Blackfiars Halls.

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Two Friday 24 January 2020 – 1-2pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich   Programme: Mahler arr. Freya Waley-Cohen Rückert Lieder Freya Waley-Cohen New work (world premiere tour)   A performance featuring music by the award-winning young composer Freya Waley-Cohen, including her arrangement of Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, settings of five emotive poems by the […]

Ashirah – I Will Sing : Come and Sing Choral Workshop

02/02/2020 @ Landmark Arts Centre

A special choral workshop celebrating Jewish musical culture, in particular that of East European Jews, marking the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. A wide range of material, sacred and secular, traditional and new will be explored in Hebrew and Yiddish, but no knowledge of the languages is necessary. Enjoy singing in a warm-hearted […]

Ashirah – I Will Sing

02/02/2020 @ Landmark Arts Centre

An evening to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. With a special concert of Jewish secular and sacred music sung in Yiddish & Hebrew by a community choir under the direction of Polina Shepherd, an expert in Yiddish choral music and an international Jewish performer and composer, originally from Russia. The concert will also feature Merlin Shepherd, one of the world’s […]

Classics in the Afternoon: Bella Tromba

16/02/2020 @ Landmark Arts Centre

Bella Tromba is an award-winning British chamber ensemble, exploring the world of trumpet quartet music and regarded as the foremost brass chamber group of their generation. Since their debut at the Purcell Room in 2007, their commitment to commissioning outstanding chamber music for brass, together with their dynamic and engaging performances have reached audiences internationally. They […]

Thames Philharmonia – Rachmaninov ‘Two and Two’

07/03/2020 @ Landmark Arts Centre

Two beautiful works by Rachmaninov: his Piano Concerto No.2 with soloist Yeseul Kim and Symphony No. 2. Rachmaninov conducted the 1908 premiere of his 2nd Symphony which, filled with wonderful musical themes, is particularly accessible to those who may be new to orchestral music. First performed in 1901, Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto is one of […]

Britten Sinfonia: Curlew River

27/03/2020 @ St Andrew’s & Blackfiars Halls.

Martin Fitzpatrick Director Ian Bostridge Madwoman Ashley Riches Ferryman Neal Davies Traveller Britten Sinfonia Voices Eamonn Dougan Britten Sinfonia Voices Director   Inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, Benjamin Britten’s church parable is a once heard, never forgotten work. Ian Bostridge heads a starry cast alongside Britten Sinfonia Voices and musicians.   Benjamin Britten and William […]