Giving Voice with Compassionate Neighbours

London Mozart Players
Croydon Citadel Band
Faithworks Gospel Choir
St Christopher’s Hospice Community Choir
Katie Rose & singers from Welcome Choir, Sydenham Singers, Vauxhall Voices & Croydon Carers Choir
Poetry from Joe Duggan

Compassionate Neighbours and St Christopher’s Hospice celebrates spring through music, stories and song.

Tickets are available online until midnight Wednesday 3 April 2019. Any remaining tickets will be sold on the door.

Parry’s Judith

Parry Judith – oratorio
London Mozart Players
William Vann conductor
Sarah Fox soprano
Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Henry Waddington bass-baritone
Crouch End Festival Chorus

 

Witness the first full London performance since the 19th century of Hubert Parry’s stunning oratorio Judith at this concert under the baton of William Vann.

The oratorio, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry’s first, was premiered in Birmingham in August 1888 and was an instant success, consolidating his reputation as a composer of large-scale orchestral and choral writing. It is a work of persistent quality, vigorous choruses and dramatic solo roles, which also contains the melody that later, under the name ‘Repton’, became the famous hymn ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’. Yet it has been largely forgotten, and neglected for the best part of a century.

Interest in this captivating tale of the deeds of one of the most famed of biblical characters has been building since its 2015 Canadian premiere. Conducted by William Vann, founder of the London English Song Festival and Director of Music at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the London Mozart Players, Crouch End Festival Chorus and a host of top-ranking soloists will revive the work and give it its first full performance in London since 1889.

This is an important event in the modern revival of Parry’s music, and neglected English masterpieces in general.

There will be a pre-concert talk at the Royal Festival Hall at 6pm. Professor Jeremy Dibble will explore the history behind Parry’s oratorio Judith, from its commission, creation and first performance to its subsequent neglect, and its position in the oratorio canon. Admission free. This talk is 30 minutes long.

Mozart & Haydn: Celebrating Genius

London Mozart Players
LMP 70th Birthday Season
Howard Shelley Piano/Director

Haydn Symphony No.95
Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 in A K.488
Hummel Concertino in G Op.73
Mozart Symphony No.35 in D K.385 ‘Haffner’

 

Directing from the piano as his eighteenth century counterparts would have done, Conductor Laureate Howard Shelley leads the orchestra in a programme highlighting the genius of these celebrated pioneers of the Classical era. A generation apart, Haydn was the generous mentor with Mozart his appreciative pupil. Their friendship, forged through their mutual passion for musical innovation, transcended jealous rivalry, and rather than compare the two composers, we should simply celebrate their genius.

LMP Friends get 20% discount on top two ticket prices (£32, £45).
(NB: Discount Code needs to be entered PRIOR to selecting seats. When you click ‘book now’ on your event page, the overall seating plan of the Queen Elizabeth Hall appears. At the top LEFT corner of this page, above the event title, is the promo code field. Enter the code then click the arrow to the right of the box to apply the code, then when you choose your seats you then get the LMP Friends discount as a ticket option.)

 

 

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Mendelssohn Elijah

Nadine Benjamin soprano

Anna Harvey mezzo-soprano

Thomas Elwin tenor

James Rutherford bass-baritone

Newcastle Bach Choir

The Waynflete Singers

London Mozart Players

Andrew Lumsden conductor

 

Winchester Cathedral welcomes a choir from its north-eastern partner, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Newcastle Bach Choir will join with the Waynflete Singers to perform Mendelssohn’s great oratorio Elijah. First performed at the 1846 Birmingham Festival with an orchestra of over one hundred and a choir of nearly three hundred, it was a spectacular success. The Waynflete Singers and their guests promise an equally rousing rendition as Elijah urges King Ahab’s people to forsake their false god and turn to the Lord. Orchestral fire and brimstone will be in ample supply from the London Mozart Players.

Benjamin Baker & Timothy Ridout at Grayshott

Highly talented young and multiple award-winning musicians Benjamin Baker (violin) and Timothy Ridout (viola) will share the stage with the London Mozart Players in a programme including the Arensky Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante.

Tickets are £32 or £25 depending on seating location

Optional pre-concert Supper at Applegarth

General booking for this concert opens: 6 February 2019

G. F. Handel: Messiah

HANDEL Messiah

Ronny Krippner, conductor

Lucy Cronin, soprano 

Rosie Parker, alto 

James Geer, tenor 

Christian Smith, bass 

 

First performed in 1742, Handel’s oratorio is one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. The Whitgift Chamber Choir, the Choirs of Croydon Minster and the Whitgift-Minster Choral Society are joined by the esteemed London Mozart Players under the direction of Ronny Krippner. An unforgettable evening of music, culminating in a rousing rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. 

 

Tickets only available on the door (£15/Concessions £10) 

Concessions: Children 16 und under, Over 60s, Students (17-25 in full-time education).  

 

Mozart’s Mass & Schumann’s Piano Concerto

Brahms Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Schumann Piano Concerto
Mozart Mass in C minor

London Mozart Players
Hackney Singers
Lewisham Choral Society

Dan Ludford-Thomas conductor
Nico de Villiers piano
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Helen Meyerhoff soprano
Peter Davoren tenor
Philip Tebb bass

Hear a popular combined choir from north and south of the river on their return to Royal Festival Hall with masterworks by Brahms, Schumann and Mozart. Welcome back the 300 voices of Hackney Singers and Lewisham Choral Society, following three previous performances to packed halls.

In music from both the classical and romantic eras, Lewisham Choral Society are joined once again by the renowned London Mozart Players, under the baton of Dan Ludford-Thomas.

Mozart’s late masterpiece, his Great C minor Mass, was first performed with the composer’s wife Constanze as soloist. And 63 years later, it was Schumann’s wife Clara who premiered his lyrical Piano Concerto. Tonight’s soloist is the award-winning Nico de Villiers. The choirs start the concert with Brahms’s delightful Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny).

 

 

Showcasing the genius of Mozart, Haydn & Hummel

Carnival of the Animals & Peter and the Wolf

TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR THIS CONCERT

Saint-Saëns
Carnival of the Animals
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf.
Spoerer 9/8 Break (world premiere) 

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS
Polly Ives  Narrator
with pupils from Cypress & Rockmount Schools, Well Versed Ink, Tim Spoerer and the Djembe Kings 

Animals galore in a fun afternoon concert that’s perfect for all the family! 

Lions, elephants and kangaroos as well as an elegant swan, a cheeky duck and a big bad wolf will take over St John the Evangelist on Sunday 17th March. But it’s not a menagerie on the run! It’s the London Mozart Players breathing life into the animals of Saint-Saëns brilliantly comic Carnival of the Animals and Prokofiev’s evergreen and dramatic Peter and the Wolf. 

This fully immersive and interactive concert will include original poetry from local children in collaboration with literacy workshop experts Well Versed Ink, as well as a pre-concert exhibition featuring illustrated projections of animals to bring Saint-Saëns’ roaring lions and braying donkeys to life. There’s also a sparkling retelling of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf by Polly Ives, with youngsters invited to a creative mask-making workshop so they can take part in the story, and there may be some surprise guests that make the afternoon even more thrilling!  

Also on our exciting indoor safari will be young instrumentalists from Rockmount and Cypress Primary Schools who’ll join in the fun and perform alongside the LMP. And, in an epic finale, Tim Spoerer and his ensemble will present a high-energy djembe-drumming world premiere that will bring the sound of Africa to south London! 

A concert perfect for animal lovers of all ages, this is a grrrrrrreat way to introduce younger family members to live classical music.  

 

TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR THIS CONCERT

 

 

The Lord Mayor’s Concert – Haydn Creation

Haydn Creation

 

Howard Ionascu conductor

Exeter Philharmonic Choir

Kirsty Hopkins soprano
Mark Dobell  tenor
Stuart Young  bass

 

Exeter Philharmonic Choir & LMP perform Haydn’s Creation for the Exeter Lord Mayor’s Concert.

Tickets: £14 , £22,  £28

Carnival of the Animals concert SOLD OUT

Piano Explored – Haydn & Hummel

London Mozart Players

Piano and Director: Howard Shelley

 

Marieke Blankenstijn: Violin

Sebastian Comberti: Cello

Gareth Hulse: Oboe

Sarah Burnett: Bassoon

HAYDN Sonfonia concertante in Bb, Op.84 Hob.I/105

HUMMEL Concertino for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 73

 

The latest in LMP’s Piano Explored lunchtime series, this year with a twist! In their 70th anniversary season, musicians from LMP join Conductor Laureate and soloist Howard Shelley in works that feature multiple soloists.

Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante for violin, oboe, cello and bassoon is tuneful and inventive, with the four solo instruments in ever-changing permutations: the wind pair pitted against the strings, the two higher instruments against the two lower, violin and bassoon against oboe and cello, or simply as a quartet of contrasting timbres. The overwhelming sense is that it is wonderful chamber music rather than a succession of flashy solos, with lots of give and take between the soloists and orchestra. ‘Profound, airy, affecting, and original’ wrote the Morning Herald critic at the time. Marieke Blankenstijn, Sebastian Comberti, Gareth Hulse and Sarah Burnett step out of the orchestra for the solo spots in Haydn’s mini masterpiece.

Talented composer Johann Hummel was held in high esteem by his teachers Mozart and Haydn, and his friends Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert. This concertino started life as a mandolin concerto, which Hummel himself then arranged for piano in 1816. It shows the influence of Mozart rather than Chopin but also some original Hummelian froth and sparkle. It’s the perfect work to demonstrate Howard Shelley’s virtuosic brilliance.

Piano Explored is the perfect lunch break for Londoners, commuters, day-trippers and holiday-makers! In one whistle-stop hour, pianist/conductor Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players whisk you through an exciting deconstruction of some of classical music’s most celebrated works.

 

Tickets cost £15 – student tickets only £5

 

Bach & Mozart with Oxford Bach Choir

Bach Trauer-Ode

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

Mozart Requiem in D minor K.626

 

Ben Nicholas Conductor

Oxford Bach Choir

 

The Oxford Bach Choir sings two much-loved late classics by Mozart: his gentle motet Ave verum Corpus, and his great Requiem, his last work, left unfinished on his death.
The programme also includes JS Bach’s Trauer-Ode, a magnificent and heartfelt elegy written on the death of a much-loved Saxon queen.  The Trauer-Ode holds a special secret: Bach reused much of its music, including its imposing and moving opening and closing choruses, for his St Mark Passion, which is now lost.  We are therefore giving our audience the chance to hear tantalising glimpses of a major lost work by Bach!

Tickets: £42, £30, £20, £15

Students: £5 reduction  | Under 18s: 50% | Groups of 10+: 15% discount.

Bruckner, Brahms, Schubert: Acadamey Choir, Wimbledon

London Mozart Players

Wimbledon Academy Choir

Matthew Best – conductor

 

Works by Bruckner, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Rheinberger and Reger

The Academy Choir Wimbledon and the London Mozart Players are delighted to be presenting a wonderful programme of instrumental and choral music.

The concert will be centred around Bruckner’s sublime Mass No. 2 in E Minor alongside works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert and others and will be conducted by the acclaimed Matthew Best.

Come and enjoy a glorious concert with Wimbledon’s local choir and one of the country’s top orchestras.

Tickets are available from just £15-25 with student and under 18 tickets only £5.