Remembrance Concert: Portsmouth Grammar School

LMP join the talented students of the Portsmouth Grammar School for their annual Remembrance Concert, an occasion that always promises to impress, inspire and move audiences.

MONTEVERDI Toccata for Brass ensemble
BRIDGE Lament
HOLST Home they brought her warrior dead
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Lord thou hast been our refuge
JOHN WOOLRICH Ulysses Awakes for viola and strings
BLOCH From Jewish Life (arr. cello and str) (mov. I. II. III)
GRAINGER Irish Tune from County Derry
MONTEVERDI Beatus Vir
ELGAR Elegy for strings
JOHN WOOLRICH That Saying Goodbye at the Edge of the Dark

Jonathan Berman conductor

Mozart: Requiem – Hertford Choral Society

Join the LMP and Hertford Choral Society for a performance of Mozart’s dramatic and much beloved Requiem.

MOZART Requiem
MCDOWALL Magnificat

Hertford Choral Society
London Mozart Players

Katy Hill soprano
Clare McCaldin mezzo
Jeremy Budd tenor
Alex Ashworth bass

Musical Director and Conductor: Derek Harrison

Tickets available from Hertford Choral Society.

Haydn: The Creation – Guildford Choral Society

Join Guildford Choral, soloists Charlotte Bowden (soprano), Hiroshi Amako (tenor), Michael Mofidian (bass), and the London Mozart Players for Haydn’s much-loved three-part oratorio.

Experience the joy of this supreme masterpiece, with its bubbling melodies, moments of drama and roof-raising choral passages, whose popularity has endured since ecstatic audiences first heard it in late 18th century Vienna.

This will be an evening to stir the soul and lift the spirits of Guildford concert-goers.

Fauré Requiem: London Oriana Choir

Join London’s critically acclaimed choir and the UK’s most renowned chamber orchestra, London Mozart Players, all under the baton of Dominic Ellis-Peckham for an evening devoted to thanksgiving and remembrance of the fallen. To include a worked premier for London Oriana Choir’s five15 Composer in Residence – Rebecca Dale and a posthumous tribute to composer Ailsa Dixon.

Requiem – Gabriel Faure
Nox Perpetua – Rebecca Dale (world premiere)
Song for Athene – John Tavener
Do Not Stand At My Grave – Ed Rex
These Things Shall Be – Ailsa Dixon

ADVANCE TICKET PRICES:

Premium reserved seating – £30 (including complimentary glass of wine)
Standard seating – £24 (£20 concession, £5 for children under 18)
Family offer – £50 for 2 adults and up to 4 accompanying children

Piano Explored: Schumann Piano Concerto

London Mozart Players return to St John’s Smith Square alongside Howard Shelley for their highly anticipated Piano Explored lunchtime series. The ensemble’s Conductor Laureate ushers audiences through the enthralling love story of the two Schumann’s, and how it led to the global success of  the composer’s joyous piano concerto.

The best lunch-break you’ve ever had.”  — International Piano

Designed for everyone from city workers and resident Londoners to holiday-makers day-trippers, London Mozart Players’ Piano Explored is the perfect addition to your lunch-time. In one whistle-stop hour, pianist and conductor Howard Shelley takes you on an exciting deconstruction of some of classical music’s most recognised works for piano.

In our 17/18 season, audiences will uncover the anguish of Shostakovich, reminisce on a classic love story that spiralled Schumann to global success, delve into the grandeur of Mendelssohn in an exclusive two-part mini-series, whisk through Saint-Saens’ rollercoaster-esque creative process and dive into the explosive mind of Grieg.

‘The passion of their love match is palpable in every corner of this music…’ – Listen to Howard Shelley’s sneak preview of his exploration of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, on Wednesday 1st November 2017 at St John’s Smith Square.

Ticket booking through St John’s Smith Square. £15 (£5 students)

David Angel Memorial Concert

LMP and the Maggini Quartet would like to invite you to come and share in celebrating the life of our wonderful friend and colleague, David Angel.

Featuring a special new commission by Eleanor Alberga for string quartet and chamber orchestra, and appearances by Hilary Davan Wetton, Howard Shelley and Andrew Fardell, this will be a warm, informal and inviting occasion for friends and family to remember and celebrate David. Attendance is free, but please book here to let us know you are coming.

MOZART Magic Flute Overture (Fardell)

ELGAR String Quartet (mov.II) (Maggini Quartet)

ELEANOR ALBERGA New Commission (Davan Wetton)

MOZART Symphony No.41 in C K.551 “Jupiter” (Shelley)*

*If you would like to be involved in this performance, please contact the LMP office on 020 8686 1996.

Book your attendance here:

Eventbrite - David Angel Memorial Concert

LMP at Oswestry: Shropshire Music Trust

LMP are delighted to be returning to the beautiful setting of Oswestry, Shropshire with a wonderful programmme of romantic music for strings, joined by rising star Korean violinist Joo Yeon Sir.

Dvorak’s evocative and heart-warming Serenade is contrasted with a sprightly Rossini sonata alongside a rare chance to hear a magnificent early concerto by the youthful Mendelssohn and Grieg’s pastiche suite of eighteenth-century dances, the popular Holberg Suite.

Simon Blendis Director
Joo Yeon Sir Violin

GRIEG Holberg Suite
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in D minor
ROSSINI String Sonata No.1 in G
DVORAK Serenade

In association with Shopshire Music Trust and Orchestras Live.

LMP Christmas Treble 2017 Audition Sign up

The London Mozart Players are inviting young trebles, both male and female from the borough of Croydon to audition to perform Howard Blake’s ‘Walking in the Air’ and the opening unaccompanied verse of ‘Once in Royal David’s City’. The winning treble will perform in the LMP’s Christmas concert at St John’s Upper Norwood on 15th December.

All applicants will be auditioned by a panel from the LMP and Adrian Adams, Director of Music at St John’s Upper Norwood. These will take place at St John the Evangelist, Sylvan Road during the week of 27th November. Applicants should prepare ‘Walking in the Air’ from the Snowman and the first verse of ‘Once in Royal David’s City’. Piano accompaniment will be available.

If you require a copy of either ‘Walking in the Air’ or ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ please contact the Operations Manager, martin@lmp.org

Please send applicant’s details: Full Name/Age/School/Contact Email & Name
• by email to Jenny Brady (jenny@lmp.org); or
• by post to LMP at St John’s, St John the Evangelist, Sylvan Road, Upper Norwood London SE19 2RX

And please also indicate which days you would be available for audition:
Wednesday 29th November 4pm-6pm
Thursday 30th November 4pm-6pm

Deadline for application is Wednesday 22nd November 2017 and audition times will be confirmed by Friday 24th November. Please contact Jenny Brady jenny@lmp.org or 020 8686 1996 for any enquiries.

LMP at St John’s 2017-18 Season Launch

Following on from the roaring success of the orchestra’s 2016/17 season, LMP are delighted to be launching a new season for 2017/18; a series that promises world-class artists, sublime programming, fresh new talent and events to appeal to all the family.

The first concert of the series celebrates a new relationship for LMP, with the Hungarian Armel Opera Festival and Virtuózok competition which champions young classical talent and seeks performance opportunities for their finalists. Young flautist and competition finalist, Eszter Holozsai will be the first soloist to join LMP on stage, in what will become an annual tradition.

LMP are honoured to be celebrating the launch of Compassionate Neighbours in the local area, with a beautiful programme of autumnal favourites, including a string orchestra arrangement of Schubert’s famed ‘Death and the Maiden’ String Quartet, and featuring the voices of St Christopher’s Community Choir in a performance of Mozart’s Ave Verum.

ELGAR Salut D’Amour
GLUCK Flute Concerto (Eszter Holozsai)
MOZART Ave Verum
SCHUBERT Death and the Maiden

Eventbrite - LMP@StJohn's 2017/18 Launch Concert

LMP on the Move Concert Series wins at Croydon Business Awards

We’re thrilled and delighted to have been awarded the Cultural Impact Award at Croydon Business Excellence Awards for our ‘LMP on the Move’ series. This new award, sponsored by the Rise Gallery, reflects our commitment to widen audiences for classical music – particularly among young people and non-traditional classical audiences.

Through the LMP on the Move series we have been able to develop new partnerships and discover new venues for classical music in Croydon and this has enabled us to reinvigorate awareness of the LMP within Croydon (while the Fairfield Halls undergoes a facelift) and attract an audience that really reflects all the borough’s communities.

We have been on an amazing journey, met and played with some fantastic young musicians and even surprised ourselves with the diversity of venues, audience and music. This award really is the icing on the cake. Huge thanks to our partners and collaborators and of course to our supporters and audiences!

Arts Council England | Croydon Council | Regent Land & Development | Centronic | Croydon Music & Arts | Coulsdon College | St Nicholas School | Matthews Yard | Rooftop Cinema/Lost Format Society | Croydon Libraries | Boxpark Croydon | St John’s, Upper Norwood | Fiona Brice | Ben Palmer | Paul Patterson | Rebecca Kenny| Sheku Kanneh-Mason | Shift K3Y

Ipswich School Festival of Music

The LMP will be performing as part of the 8th annual Ipswich School Festival of Music in a side-by-side concert. The programme includes a performance of Haydn C with soloist Kristiana Ignatjeva and Mozart’s 29th Symphony.

LMP Chamber Ensemble at East Finchley Arts Festival

LMP Chamber, another branch of the LMP’s portfolio, appears in many formats using the rich and varied combinations of strings, woodwind and brass. The ensemble is made up from the wealth of experienced chamber players and soloists from within the orchestra and presents programmes of exciting, diverse and thrilling music for a variety of sized groups, from classical symphonies arranged for chamber ensembles to the gems of the chamber music repertoire suitable for all occasions and venues.

The LMP chamber present a thrilling programme of Brahms’s B flat string sextet, a rich and sonorous work composed in 1859 in the wake of the most tumultuous years of the young composer’s life, a new work by Geoffrey Hanson, composed specially for this festival and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir De Florence. This giant in the chamber repertoire expands the sextet to orchestral proportions, combining relentless energy, sheer romance, beautiful folk melodies and all leading to a breathless finale.

BRAHMS B flat String Sextet

HANSON String Sextet (premier)

TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence

LMP at Holywell Music Room

Six of the LMP members bring a richly Romantic programme to the Oxford Chamber Music Society in which one will be able to revel in the all richness and subtleties conjured by great pieces for string sextet expertly played. Strauss’s last opera is a nostalgic, idealised journey back to a civilised Europe in time of war; Schoenberg’s impassioned fin de siècle extended tone poem is heard here in its original version, as is Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir – not a musical travelogue at all, but an almost symphonic four movement reverie, joyful and reflective, on an indelible experience for the troubled Russian master.

St John’s Coffee Concert: LMP Chamber Ensemble

Join the LMP Chamber Ensemble for a relaxed Saturday morning coffee concert at St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood. With music by Tchaikovsky and Mozart, this programme is a treat for the ears!

MOZART Divertimento in D K136
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence

Ruth Rogers, Nicoline Kraamwinkel, Judith Busbridge, Sophie Renshaw, Sebastian Comberti, Julia Desbruslais.

FREE entry

Piano Explored: Grieg Piano Concerto

The London Mozart Players return to St John’s Smith Square alongside Howard Shelley for their highly anticipated Piano Explored lunchtime series. In the first instalment of the 17/18 season, the ensemble’s Conductor Laureate unravels what makes Grieg’s exhilarating Piano Concerto in A Minor one of today’s most recognised works for piano.

The best lunch-break you’ve ever had.” International Piano

Designed for everyone from city workers and resident Londoners to holiday-makers day-trippers, London Mozart Players’ Piano Explored is the perfect addition to your lunch-time. In one whistle-stop hour, pianist and conductor Howard Shelley takes you on an exciting deconstruction of some of classical music’s most recognised works for piano.

In LMP’s 17/18 season, audiences will uncover the anguish of Shostakovich, reminisce on a classic love story that spiralled Schumann to global success, delve into the grandeur of Mendelssohn in an exclusive two-part mini-series, whisk through Saint-Saens’ rollercoaster-esque creative process and dive into the explosive mind of Grieg.

Celebrating the launch of Compassionate Neighbours in South East London

Join us on Saturday 21 October 1.30-3.30pm at Christ Church Gipsy Hill, 1 Highland Road SE19 1DP for an celebratory afternoon consisting of:

• Afternoon tea
• Art activities and exhibition
• Live music including the London Mozart Players

It’s FREE – everyone’s welcome!
What is Compassionate Neighbours? It’s a growing network of trained volunteers offering their time, companionship and support to people around them living with a chronic or terminal illness or experiencing loneliness or social isolation. For more information contact Steph Turner, Community Participation Lead, at CN@stchristophers.org.uk or 07867 556472.

Join us in the evening as well for our launch concert at St John’s in association with St Christopher’s Hospice and Compassionate Neighbours.

LMP at Christ Church, Gipsy Hill

A concert in collaboration with Christ Church Gipsy Hill with music to celebrate their 150th anniversary.

New Release! Mozart Requiem on Convivium Records

Our brand new recording of Mozart’s Requiem with Malcolm Archer and Winchester College Chapel Choir has been released today! Recorded back in Summer 2016 in Winchester College’s stunning New Hall, we’re delighted with the final product, and sure you will be impressed too.

 

‘A cornerstone of choral repertoire, Mozart’s Requiem has been performed and recorded by many leading artists. This performance conducted by Malcolm Archer with Winchester College Chapel Choir, London Mozart Players, and soloists Sarah Fox, Diana Moore, John Mark Ainsley & Ashley Riches delivers a compelling performance: combining the thrilling clarity of Winchester College choir, a star studded line up of soloists and the integrity of the countries longest established orchestra in Süssmayr’s completion of the work.’