Croydon PrideFest 2019

Croydon PrideFest returns for its fourth consecutive year on Saturday 13 July. Beginning with a parade through Croydon Town Centre, the festival this year returns to Wandle Park, LMP will be performing during the celebrations.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Serenade

London Mozart Players
City of London Choir
Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor
Tama Matheson, narrator*
Rebecca Bottone, soprano
Maya Wheeler-Colwell, mezzo soprano

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Walton Henry V Suite
Finzi Love’s Labours Lost
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music 

Fittingly, a veritable banquet of Shakespeare concludes the 2019 Summer City in the Churches Festival in this most special venue, his local church. In 1842, Felix Mendelssohn wrote the ravishing incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is here performed alongside words (excerpts in abridged form) spoken by the multi-faceted actor Tama Matheson, whom we also hear in Walton’s Henry V Suite.  Vaughan Williams adapts text from The Merchant of Venice for his Serenade to Music; fans of his composition The Lark Ascending will rejoice in his scoring, in particular the solo violin, but here with the added power of chorus, soloists and profoundly beautiful words:

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.

​Tickets £20 (includes interval drinks)

This concert is part of ‘Summer Music in City Churches’. Book via their website to go into a draw to win a champagne dinner for two.

https://www.summermusiccitychurches.com/news.

To see the other concerts in the series, visit their website.

Façade & Carnival of the Animals

Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals
Walton Façade (words: Edith Sitwell)

Sam West, narrator

Ben Pope, conductor

London Mozart Players

Displaying a wonderful and vivid musical imagination, Saint-Saëns wrote his light-hearted suite Le carnaval des animaux in 1886 with an unusual scoring for two pianos, a sparse string section, glass harmonica and a xylophone. His imagined sounds from elegant swans, roaring lions, rattling dinosaur bones to a fishy pellucid underwater world are now often heard interspersed with the witty poems of Ogden Nash who wrote these companions to the music in 1949.  By contrast, Edith Sitwell’s near nonsense poems entitled Façade: An Entertainment provided the starting point for William Walton’s accompaniments. The two are cleverly interwoven and performed together with the spoken words fitting amusingly over rhythm and melody.

Tickets

£20 Unreserved seating (includes a glass of wine in the interval)

20% discount for groups of 4 or more 50% concession for students

This concert is part of ‘Summer Music in City Churches’. Book via their website to go into a draw to win a champagne dinner for two.

https://www.summermusiccitychurches.com/news.

To see the other concerts in the series, visit their website.

Amnesty for Musical Instruments

A Midsummer Night in SE19

A witty retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream accompanied by Mendelssohn’s incidental music

 

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Actor: Tama Matheson

7pm drinks and entertainment
8pm concert performance

LMP will be joined by actor Tama Matheson and our Conductor Laureate Howard Shelley for a truly entertaining performance that’s perfect for Midsummer. Tama’s witty adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a whistle-stop 90-minute tour de force that fuses poetry and drama with music and entertainment, creating an exuberant performance that will have you chortling into your prosecco – this is definitely something for grown-ups only! Accompanying the drama, Howard Shelley will conduct the LMP performing Mendelssohn’s blissful incidental music to the play, which will transport you to the Bard’s forest glade.

The doors open at 7pm for drinks, strawberries and cream and pre-concert entertainment, with the main performance starting at 8pm.

 

Priority Tickets: £24.00 (includes reserved seating, pre-concert drink, programme)

Adult: £19.00 (includes a pre-concert drink)

Concessions (OAP): £17.00 (includes a pre-concert drink)

Young Person (16-25): £9.00

This concert is not suitable for children under 12.

 

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Mozartfest Würzburg 2019

Mozart Sinfonie Nr. 34 C-Dur KV 338

Hummel Klavierkonzert F-Dur op. post. 1

Beethoven Sinfonie Nr. 4 B-Dur op. 60

 

Howard Shelley and London Mozart Players perform a programme of Mozart, Hummel & Beethoven at the Mozartfest Würzburg 2019.

ShenFest 2019

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Boccherini Quintet in E major

Schubert Cello quintet in C major

 

London Mozart Players Quintet

Ruth Rogers, Sebastian Comberti, Julia Desbruslais, Sophie Renshaw & Antonia Kesel

 

This is a free concert, just turn up to see the performance – donations are requested to help maintain the churches in the parish.

 

Roald Dahl’s The Three Little Pigs

Join the LMP for a musical treat for children of all ages with Roald Dahl’s riotous re-telling of iconic children’s fable The Three Little Pigs. Paul Patterson’s lively music and spirited narration will bring Roald Dahl’s hilarious tale to life.

Free entry – limited tickets available (please book in advance).

Road Dahl’s The Three Little Pigs

Join the LMP for a musical treat for children of all ages with Roald Dahl’s riotous re-telling of iconic children’s fable The Three Little Pigs. Paul Patterson’s lively music and spirited narration will bring Roald Dahl’s hilarious tale to life.

Free entry – limited tickets available (please book in advance).

Mozart, Beethoven, Hummel: Masters Loved and Lost

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

MOZART Symphony No. 34 in C K.338
HUMMEL Piano Concerto in F
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in Bb Op. 60

During their lifetimes, despite setbacks and hardship, Mozart, Beethoven and Hummel all enjoyed success. Mozart was acclaimed as the greatest of composers while Beethoven was proclaimed Mozart’s musical and spiritual successor. During his lifetime, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, a contemporary of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, also garnered praise and respect comparable to the masters. Yet today, while Mozart and Beethoven are still ‘box office’, Hummel is simply the support act.

In this special Sunday afternoon concert, the London Mozart Players and acclaimed pianist Howard Shelley, present all three composers with equal billing. Mozart’s ebullient and glorious Symphony No. 34 in C opens the concert, contrasting with the precision and muscular strength of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. Between the two symphonies, Hummel’s elegant Piano Concerto No. 6 in F sits comfortably, it’s unceasingly melodic and virtuoso piano writing clearly demonstrating why Hummel’s reputation should be reestablished in the classical repertoire.

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.)

 

A Midsummer Night in SE19 with Tama Matheson

Chopin & Friends: Piano Recital with Janusz Piotrowicz

In a treat for all south Londoners, Pianist Janusz Piotrowicz will give a piano recital on the St John’s Steinway piano to raise money for LMP’s work in the community at Upper Norwood. He’ll be performing a selection of Chopin’s most-loved music, including some favourite Nocturnes, Preludes, Mazurkas, Waltzes and Polonaises.

Janusz is an incredible musician and this is a rare opportunity to hear him play. Young pianists from Croydon will be invited to showcase their talent at this concert, performing before the concert and during the interval. This concert will also include 3 short masterclasses with three promising young pianists who will be chosen to perform a short piece to be followed by words of advice from Janusz. Do come along and revel in the glorious music from the maestro, and support these fledgling musicians.

Tickets

Adult £10.00

Under 16s £5.00

This concert is being held to help raise money for the LMP’s community and education work at St John the Evangelist. Whilst we’ve kept ticket prices low for this concert so it is accessible to the whole community, if you are able to, please also donate on the day to allow us to continue bringing concerts like this to South London.

 

#LMPOnTheMove – Peter & the Wolf

Prokofiev Peter & The Wolf

Rebecca Kenny Narrator

As part of their award-winning series #LMPontheMove, the London Mozart Players return to Croydon’s libraries to tell the story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ through music. Be transported to another world by Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy-tale and meet the instruments of orchestra along the way. A magical musical journey for the whole family, not to be missed!

Tickets to this concert are free and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please book early to avoid disappointment, we expect to sell out all performances.

 

There will be four performances of Peter & The Wolf at Croydon libraries, follow the links below to book tickets to a performance:

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 12pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

Book Tickets

 

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 2pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 11am

New Addington Library

Book Tickets

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 2pm

Thornton Heath Library

SOLD OUT

Free musical instrument workshop for kids at 1.15pm on 30th May
ONLY 30 PLACES AVAILABLE
Come and try out musical instruments with the London Mozart Players before the concert! To reserve a place on this workshop, please email thorntonheathlibrary@croydon.gov.uk with your name, contact details and the number of children wishing to attend the workshop, using the subject line ‘LMP instrument workshop’

#LMPOnTheMove – Peter & the Wolf

Prokofiev Peter & The Wolf

Rebecca Kenny Narrator

As part of their award-winning series #LMPontheMove, the London Mozart Players return to Croydon’s libraries to tell the story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ through music. Be transported to another world by Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy-tale and meet the instruments of orchestra along the way. A magical musical journey for the whole family, not to be missed!

Tickets to this concert are free and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please book early to avoid disappointment, we expect to sell out all performances.

 

There will be four performances of Peter & The Wolf at Croydon libraries, follow the links below to book tickets to a performance:

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 12pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

Book Tickets

 

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 2pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 11am

New Addington Library

Book Tickets

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 2pm

Thornton Heath Library

SOLD OUT

 

Free musical instrument workshop for kids at 10.15am on 30th May
ONLY 30 PLACES AVAILABLE
Come and try out musical instruments with the London Mozart Players before the concert! To reserve a place on this workshop, please email newaddingtonlibrary@croydon.gov.uk with your name, contact details and the number of children wishing to attend the workshop, using the subject line ‘LMP instrument workshop’

#LMPOnTheMove – Peter & the Wolf

Prokofiev Peter & The Wolf

Rebecca Kenny Narrator

As part of their award-winning series #LMPontheMove, the London Mozart Players return to Croydon’s libraries to tell the story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ through music. Be transported to another world by Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy-tale and meet the instruments of orchestra along the way. A magical musical journey for the whole family, not to be missed!

Tickets to this concert are free and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please book early to avoid disappointment, we expect to sell out all performances.

 

There will be four performances of Peter & The Wolf at Croydon libraries, follow the links below to book tickets to a performance:

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 12pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

Book Tickets

 

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 2pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 11am

New Addington Library

Book Tickets

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 1.30pm

Thornton Heath Library

SOLD OUT

 

Free musical instrument workshop for kids at 1.15pm on 28th May
ONLY 30 PLACES AVAILABLE
Come and try out musical instruments with the London Mozart Players before the concert! To reserve a place on this workshop, please email CroydonCentralLibrary@croydon.gov.uk with your name, contact details and the number of children wishing to attend the workshop, using the subject line ‘1.15pm LMP instrument workshop 28/05’

#LMPontheMove – Peter & the Wolf

Prokofiev Peter & The Wolf

Rebecca Kenny Narrator

As part of their award-winning series #LMPontheMove, the London Mozart Players return to Croydon’s libraries to tell the story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ through music. Be transported to another world by Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy-tale and meet the instruments of orchestra along the way. A magical musical journey for the whole family, not to be missed!

Tickets to this concert are free and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please book early to avoid disappointment, we expect to sell out all performances.

 

There will be four performances of Peter & The Wolf at Croydon libraries, follow the links below to book tickets to a performance:

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 12pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

SOLD OUT

 

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 2pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 11am

New Addington Library

SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 2pm

Thornton Heath Library

SOLD OUT

 

Free musical instrument workshop for kids at 11.15am on 28th May
ONLY 30 PLACES AVAILABLE
Come and try out musical instruments with the London Mozart Players before the concert! To reserve a place on this workshop, please email CroydonCentralLibrary@croydon.gov.uk with your name, contact details and the number of children wishing to attend the workshop, using the subject line ‘11.15am LMP instrument workshop 28/05’