Classical music

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


Britten Sinfonia: St Matthew Passion

09/04/2020 @ St Andrew’s & Blackfiars Halls.

Jacqueline Shave violin/director Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist Roderick Williams Christus Lucy Crowe soprano Tim Mead countertenor Britten Sinfonia Voices Eamonn Dougan Britten Sinfonia Voices Director   Bach’s St Matthew Passion is one of the towering masterpieces of Western art. Moments of deep introspection combine with jubilant choruses and exquisite arias to create a work that is both uplifting […]

Classics in the Afternoon : Shakespeare Transposed – Elizabethan Lyrics in Song

26/04/2020 @ Landmark Arts Centre

To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, internationally-acclaimed performers Charles MacDougall (Tenor) and Robert Mingay-Smith (Piano) will present a charming afternoon of song that promises “Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not”.  In a programme featuring songs by Purcell, Arne, Quilter, Warlock and Finzi – amongst many more – glorious musical settings of Shakespeare’s lyrics […]

Haydn and Mahler in Ely Cathedral

02/05/2020 @ Ely Cathedral

Ely Sinfonia performs   HAYDN and MAHLER   in Ely Cathedral Saturday May 2nd 2020 7.30pm   Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Haydn Cello Concerto no 2 in D major Mahler’s Symphony No 1   with Joshua Lynch, cello Ely Sinfonia Steve Bingham, conductor   Rising British cello star, Joshua Lynch, joins Ely Sinfonia to play […]

Momentum Children’s Charity Opera Gala with Dame Felicity Lott

10/05/2020 @ Landmark Arts Centre

One of Britain’s best loved sopranos, Dame Felicity Lott, joins special guests and chorus to sing for the Momentum Children’s Charity annual Opera Gala. The charity, based in Kingston upon Thames, supports children with cancer and life-challenging conditions.   At any one time they support around 200 families whose children are in treatment across South West London, […]

Britten Sinfonia with Alison Balsom

16/05/2020 @ Saffron Hall

Alison Balsom trumpet Jacqueline Shave violin/director   Britten Sinfonia and Alison Balsom join forces for a very special programme of music exploring more than 300 years of composition. Ancient and contemporary influences are intertwined, with arrangements of Purcell by some of the greatest composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including the world premiere of […]

Glyndebourne Festival 2020

21/05/2020 – 30/08/2020 @ Glyndebourne

The 2020 Glyndebourne Festival takes place between 21 May and 30 August 2020. Each summer, from May to August, the Glyndebourne Festival presents a season of world-class opera during which audiences can enjoy performances in a state-of-the-art indoor auditorium. This year’s line-up offers a Festival of contrasts – hilarious, tragic, political, mythic – with operas […]

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Three

23/06/2020 @ West Road Concert Hall

Iestyn Davies countertenor   Programme: Purcell arr. Watts So when the glitt’ring Queen of Night Wolf arr. Watts Sun of the Sleepless Gurney arr. Watts All Night under the Moon Tim Watts A world in the Moone (world premiere tour) Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht   A very special programme of music featuring the incomparable countertenor Iestyn […]

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Three

26/06/2020 @ St Andrew’s & Blackfiars Halls.

Iestyn Davies countertenor   Programme: Purcell arr. Watts So when the glitt’ring Queen of Night Wolf arr. Watts Sun of the Sleepless Gurney arr. Watts All Night under the Moon Tim Watts A world in the Moone (world premiere tour) Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht   A very special programme of music featuring the incomparable countertenor Iestyn […]

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

27/06/2020 @ Ely Cathedral

On Saturday June 27th the walls of the Ely Cathedral will resound with the music of Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and Chopin, played by Harriet Mackenzie, Warren Mailley-Smith and the Piccadilly Sinfonietta. Experience a romantic, candlelit evening with selections of the world’s greatest classical music in the gorgeous Ely Cathedral. The concert features timeless works by […]