Arts Events

  • Eastcote and Ruislip Choral Society Summer Concert

    Saturday June 29, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    Douay Martyrs School

    Will Todd’s MASS IN BLUE is a blend of driving jazz grooves and clear, strong, choral writing against which the solo piano and solo soprano voice weave and blend in a delightful aural tapestry. It is a confident work by a composer who understands and responds to the jazz idiom, making free use of the 12-bar blues sequence.

    Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s musical CATS is based on the 1939 poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. It is the seventh longest-running West End show.

  • Harrow Choral Society’s Summer Concert

    Saturday July 6, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    st albans church

    Harrow Choral Society's Summer Concert

    Harrow Choral Society is looking forward to its Summer Concert.  Brahms’ German Requiem is a sublime and uplifting work which speaks to listeners of all faiths and none. Instead of setting the standard requiem liturgy of prayers for the dead, Brahms chose passages from the Lutheran Bible which the choir will sing in the original German. The requiem focuses on the experience of human life and in fact, Brahms had considered calling it Ein menschliches Requiem – a Human Requiem. The text is set to melodious and expressive music and some movements, such as Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras (For all Flesh is as Grass) and Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How Beautiful are thy Dwelling Places), have become well-known as anthems in their own right.

    The choir will perform under the baton of Music Director Sam Evans, accompanied on the organ by Paul Ayres and by the Byron Ensemble. They will also be joined by soprano Eleanor Pennell-Briggs and baritone James Quilligan.
    The programme will also feature anthems from the height of the English choral tradition: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C by Charles Stanford, part of his Great Service, Opus 115, which the composer considered to be his finest liturgical setting, as well as works by Ernest Bullock and Edward Bairstow. The choir will reprise their performance of these anthems in an evensong service in the chapel of Queen’s College, Cambridge on Sunday 7th July.