Classical music

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


Russell Watson: Canzoni d’ Amore

26/10/2018 @ Watford Colosseum

Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents. Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, “The People’s Tenor” returns to the stage […]

Britten Sinfonia: The Last Letter

08/11/2018 @ St Andrew’s Hall

Jonathan McGovern baritone Thomas Gould violin/director To commemorate the end of the Great War Britten Sinfonia premiere a new arrangement of Nico Muhly’s poignant The Last Letter as part of a compelling and dramatic evening of music and words. Programme: Gurney The Western Playland Kelly Elegy Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin Stephan Nachspiel Nico Muhly […]

Who are these children?

09/11/2018 @ The Red House

Friday 9 November, 8-9pm Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice join us for a late-night recital on the theme of war and mourning. Tenor Ben Vonberg-Clark, mezzo-soprano Diana Moore and pianist Iestyn Evans will perform Britten’s powerful late cycle Who are these children?, Canticle II, Ivor Gurney’s extraordinary Lights Out based on the […]

Britten Sinfonia: The Last Letter

10/11/2018 @ Saffron Hall

Jonathan McGovern baritone Thomas Gould violin/director To commemorate the end of the Great War Britten Sinfonia premiere a new arrangement of Nico Muhly’s poignant The Last Letter as part of a compelling and dramatic evening of music and words. Programme: Gurney The Western Playland Kelly Elegy Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin Stephan Nachspiel Nico Muhly […]

Watford Philharmonic Society present The Armed Man

10/11/2018 @ Watford Colosseum

On the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War, Michael Cayton conducts the Watford Philharmonic Society, together with the Chiltern Choir,  to mark this momentous occasion with a concert of two very popular contemporary classics written by renowned British composers. Programme: Karl Jenkins The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace) John Rutter Requiem […]

Watford Philharmonic Society present The Armed Man

10/11/2018 @ Watford Colosseum

Watford Philharmonic Society present Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace) and John Rutter’s Requiem On the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War, Michael Cayton conducts the Watford Philharmonic Society, together with the Chiltern Choir,  to mark this momentous occasion with a concert of two very popular contemporary classics written […]

Light Perpetual: Echoes of War

11/11/2018 @ Landmark Arts Centre

To mark 100 years since the end of World War One, this special event combines readings of War poetry, chosen for their variety and power, forming an emotional bridge between each movement of Faure’s glorious Requiem. Well-known, great poems by Sassoon, Owen, Housman mingle with less familiar, equally soul-catching works by other soldiers such as TE […]

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch One

20/11/2018 @ West Road Concert Hall

Tenor Mark Padmore is joined by principals of Britten Sinfonia for the London première of a new song cycle by Luke Styles, former Young Composer-in-Residence at Glyndebourne. The programme is crowned by Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge, which depicts rural life at a time when the First World War was drawing near.

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch One

21/11/2018 @ St Andrew’s Hall

Tenor Mark Padmore is joined by principals of Britten Sinfonia for the London première of a new song cycle by Luke Styles, former Young Composer-in-Residence at Glyndebourne. The programme is crowned by Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge, which depicts rural life at a time when the First World War was drawing near.

Listen Again: Recital 3

22/11/2018 @ The Red House

Thursday 22 November, 5-6pm The final recital in our Listen Again series with Marta Fontanals-Simmons and Lana Bode, marking the occasion of Britten’s 105th birthday. Using Britten’s Winter Words as a template in the first half, the performers will mirror its theme and structure through a re-imagined performance of Aaron Copland’s 12 Poems of Emily […]