End-of-year praise for Lennox Berkeley: Chamber Works

End-of-year praise for Lennox Berkeley: Chamber Works

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The ensemble is thrilled that Gramophone has included our latest album, Lennox Berkeley: Chamber Works in a recent Critics Choice 2015 feature. Writing in the December issue, Peter Dickinson hails the album as ‘a most enjoyable collection in every way’.
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Richmond Concert Society

Richmond Concert Society

10 May 2016
7:45pm

Richmond Concert Society

St Margaret’s Catholic Church, East Twickenham

  • Benjamin Britten: Sinfonietta, Op. 1
  • Arthur BlissConversations
  • Howard Ferguson: Octet, Op. 4
  • W. A Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581
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Sacred and Profane: Aldeburgh Music

Sacred and Profane: Aldeburgh Music

25 March 2016
6:00pm
6:00pm

Sacred and Profane: Berkeley Ensemble & The Marian Consort in Aldeburgh

Blythburgh Church, Church Lane, Blythburgh

  • Britten: Sinfonietta; Sacred and Profane
  • Michael Berkeley: Touch Light
  • Lennox Berkeley: Mass in Five Parts; Stabat Mater

Berkeley’s stark and affecting Stabat Mater – the setting of the medieval poem reflecting on the suffering of Christ’s mother by the Cross – was commissioned by (and dedicated to) Britten, who conducted its UK premiere in Blythburgh Church nearly 70 years ago. It’s partnered with Berkeley’s a cappella Mass, Britten’s own settings of medieval poetry, the quicksilver exuberance of his youthful Sinfonietta, and an exquisite meditation on Monteverdi and Purcell by Lennox’s son, Michael.

Tickets: £18, £15, £10 (under 27s half price) from Aldeburgh Music

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Luton Music Club

Luton Music Club

29 February 2016
7:30pm

Luton Music Club

Luton Library Theatre, Luton Lu1 2NG

  • W. A Mozart: Horn Quintet, K. 407
  • John Ireland: Sextet for clarinet, horn and string quartet
  • Samuel Wesley Lewis: New Work
  • John McCabe: Movements for clarinet, violin and cello

Tickets: £15 (concessions £8) available on the night or from the Luton Library Theatre box office

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Blog: Recording in Wiltshire

Blog: Recording in Wiltshire

In our second blog post Sophie writes about our recent recording sessions for the winning pieces of the New Cobbett Prize.

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Concert at Chute Lodge, Sunday 12 July 2015

Blog: Berkeley Ensemble at The Chutes

In our first ever blog post Gemma writes about a very special recent performance at Chute Lodge in Hampshire, featuring Living Floors by Laurence Osborn, one of the winners of last year’s New Cobbett Prize.
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Applications now open for Chamber Music in Chaffcombe 2017

Applications now open for Chamber Music in Chaffcombe 2017

Running for the fifth consecutive year, our residential course for piano, strings and winds will take place from 28th April to 1st May 2017.

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Back into the studio...supported by PRS for Music Foundation!

Back into the studio…supported by PRS for Music Foundation!

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In August 2015, supported by PRS for Music Foundation, we will record our third album for Resonus Classics featuring the winners of our inaugural New Cobbett Prize for composition: Samuel Wesley Lewis, Laurence Osborn and Barnaby Martin.

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Bass duos in The Chutes

Bass duos in The Chutes

12 July 2015
5:00pm

Chute Lodge, Chute Forest, Andover SP11 9DG

  • Henry Eccles: Sonata for cello and double bass
  • David Ellis: Solo Sonata for double bass
  • J.S Bach: Prelude, Menuet and Gigue from Cello Suite in G major
  • François RabbathOde d’Espagne
  • Gioachino Rossini: Duet for cello and double bass in D major

Tickets priced at £30 each with all profits going to support St Nicolas’ Church. To book a ticket please contact Susie Harries at suearty@hotmail.co.uk or call 01264 730307

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