2018 Events

 

Bach Miniature Masterpieces

Friday 18th May

7.30pm

St Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith

Tickets available to book here

OR CALL: 07779 108 108

A rare opportunity to experience a dramatic,
ecstatic and soul-searching programme of
keynote miniature masterpieces by the old
master, locally at the beautifully restored
Georgian masterpiece, St Peter’s Church,
Black Lion Lane.
These works encompass and perhaps even
excel in range and intensity, Bach’s great
choral and orchestral masterpieces, such as
the Passions and Brandenburg concertos.
Directed by Ashley Stafford they are
performed by a virtuoso ensemble of
professionals, with soloists mezzo-soprano
Laura Lamph, soprano Charlotte Bröker,
and solo Baroque trumpet Joel Newsome – Hubbard with
David Coram organ.


Women of Smoky Wars

Sunday 20th May

6pm

Irish Cultural Centre, Black’s Road

Tickets available to book here

OR CALL: 07779 108 108

Wars. Created by men. Fought by men.  But this isn’t their story. Our ancient bard recounts the tales of wars, not through men’s eyes, but women’s. And not just any women, but women of another famous bard – Shakespeare. Journey with our ancient Bard, as Shakespeare’s Queens, mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters take the stage to tell you their stories. Created, directed and presented by alumni from LAMDA’s MA Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre.
“The fire-eyed maid of smoky war
All hot and bleeding will we offer them.”
~Shakespeare (Henry IV, Part I)

VIVALDI’S OTHER GLORIA

Saturday 16th June

6pm

St Luke’s Church, Uxbridge Road, W12 0NS

Tickets: Standard £15 Student £10

Tickets available to book here soon

OR CALL: 07779 108 108

The choir Aves Cantantes, directed by Miles Lallemant are joined by professional instrumentalists and singers to present Vivaldi’s rarely heard Gloria. The Gloria is the lesser known of his two surviving Gloria’s and is in our opinion, in no way inferior.

This is not the only treat in the evening’s programme, book your ticket for what promises to be a great concert.


Atéa Quintet

Sunday 30th September

5pm

St Luke’s Church, Uxbridge Road, W12 0NS

Tickets: Standard £15 Student £10

Tickets available to book here soon

OR CALL: 07779 108 108

Based in London, the Quintet is comprised of five players who are some of the top young freelance musicians around today.  Formed in 2009, the Atéa Wind Quintet has a wide range of repertoire that is perfect for both on and off the concert platform.

The Atéa Quintet is the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they recently became double prize winners at the 2015 Karl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.


Four Lallemants

 

Saturday 6th October

3pm

Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ

Tickets: £20

Tickets available to book here soon

OR CALL: 07779 108 108

Lydia, Miles, Oliver and Timothy are four exceptionally talented pianists who also happen to be related. This is a rare opportunity to hear the Four Lallemants play an eclectic programme on four grand pianos in the ethereal surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.


Changing Times – An evening with John Simpson

BBC World Affairs Editor, Broadcaster, Author & Columnist

Friday 19th October

7.30pm

Upper Pillar Hall, Olympia, Olympia Way, W14 8UX

Tickets available to book here soon

Join us for a talk from BBC World Affairs Editor, John Simpson. He will discuss how things have changed during his 50 year career in journalism. This covers, the change in media and reporting, conflicts and wars, how countries are governed, the super powers America, Russia and China, how the UK has changed with Brexit and even in terms of the Royals.

There will be a chance after the talk to ask questions.

Born in 1944 and educated at St Paul’s School and Magdalene College, Cambridge. John joined the BBC in 1966 and celebrated his 50th Anniversary in 2016.

John has reported from 140 countries and interviewed around 200 world leaders, including Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Putin, Margaret Thatcher and every other British prime minister since Harold Wilson, every German Chancellor since Willy Brandt and every French President since Giscard d’Estaing.  Among others he has interviewed Mrs Gandhi, Emperor Bokassa, Colonel Gadaffi, Bashir al-Asad, Nelson Mandela, and Robert Mugabe.   He has covered forty-six wars on four continents, not to mention the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and of Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania.

 

John has received most of the broadcasting industry’s main awards, including RTS journalist of the year (twice), three BAFTAs, an Emmy, Monte-Carlo TV Festival’s Golden Nymph, and the Bayeux award for war reporting.   He is an honorary fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, a freeman of the City of London and president of The Chelsea Society.  In 1991 he was awarded a CBE.

 


Come & Sing

Haydn ‘Mass in time of War’

Saturday 10th November

2pm

St Luke’s Church, Uxbridge Road, W12 0NS

Tickets: £25

Tickets available to book here soon

OR CALL: 07779 108 108

If you have any experience of choral singing, do sign up to be part of the choir for our Armstice Concert. A brilliant opportunity to work with one of the finest conductors in the UK, Jeremy Summerly, and perform one of Haydn’s most beautiful works. We will rehearse together to present a fantastic evening concert with professional soloists and instrumentalists.

Music will be provided on the day and you will meet lots of lovely people and we will make some great music.


Concert for the Armstice

Saturday 10th November

7.30pm

St Luke’s Church, Uxbridge Road, W12 0NS

Tickets: General £15 Student £10

Tickets available to book here soon

This weekend commemorates the centenary of the Armstice 1918 and we have carefully selected a programme which reflects this.

The concert will feature Haydn’s Paukenmesse ‘Mass In Time of War,’ performed by Kensington Olympia Festival Singers and players under the direction of Jeremy Summerly.


Handel’s Messiah

Saturday 1st December

6.30pm (prompt start)

Upper Pillar Hall, Olympia, Olympia Way, W14 8UX

Tickets: General £25  Earlybird £20 ( booked before September 30th)

Tickets available to book here soon

Some of the finest players and singers in the UK come together to present a historically informed performance of Handel’s Masterpiece in a unique London Venue.

The choir will be made up of only 10 singers who will do step-out solos.

Olympia London are very kindly letting us use their amazing upper pillar hall for this concert (Please note this is an upper floor venue with no step free access)


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