2018 Events

 

Atéa Quintet

Sunday 30th September

5pm

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

Tickets: Standard £15 Student £10

Tickets available to book here 

OR CALL: 07779 108 108

Atea

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.

Programme
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Bozza Quartet
Thea Musgrave Quintet

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Debussy 2 preludes
Nielsen Quintet

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.

 

 


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CHELSEA
Thursday 4th October 2018 10.30 am

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Tickets available to book here 

CAROLINE MACMILLAN
Caroline MacMillan has lived in west London for most of her life and guided local walks for several years. The interesting and historical facts she has meticulously researched brings to life the streets, buildings and the people who have lived and worked there over the centuries.
Her walks are informal and informative and, as she always says, to be enjoyed.
For more information, visit www.westlondonwalks.co.uk

CHELSEA
Thursday 4th October 2018 10.30 am
The Chelsea walk commences at Sloane Square and takes us past a former Victorian fire station in Pavilion Road to reach Chelsea’s parish church of St. Luke with its soaring tower and splendid flying buttresses and venue for the KOFMA concert on Saturday October 6th.  Returning along the King’s Road we see where Mary Quant opened her first shop during the Swinging Sixties, a former dairy and the impressive school built for the son’s and daughters of soldiers of the Napoleonic wars.


Four Lallemants

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Saturday 6th October

3pm

St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, Chelsea, SW3 6NH

Tickets: £20 ,Students £10, Children £5

Tickets available to book here 

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 St Luke’s Church, Chelsea

Programme
Hungarian Dance No 5 by Johannes Brahms
Habanñera from Carmen by Georges Bizet
Nursery Suite
Prelude: The grand old Duke of York
Fugue: Hickory, dickory, dock!
Sarband: Girls and boys, come out to play
Canon: Three blind mice
Toccata with variations: Old Macdonald had a farm

La donna è mobile from Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach
Danse macabre by Camille Saint–Saëns
Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No 5 First Movement by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Brandenburg No 3 First Movement by Johann Sebastian Bach


Changing Times – An evening with John Simpson

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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 

Please note that this is an upper level venue with limited access. Please let us know in advance if you may need assistance.

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.


Architectural Walk 2

SHEPHERD’S BUSH
Tuesday 6th November 2018 10.30 am

 

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Tickets available to book here 

CAROLINE MACMILLAN
Caroline MacMillan has lived in west London for most of her life and guided local walks for several years. The interesting and historical facts she has meticulously researched brings to life the streets, buildings and the people who have lived and worked there over the centuries.
Her walks are informal and informative and, as she always says, to be enjoyed.
For more information, visit www.westlondonwalks.co.uk

SHEPHERD’S BUSH
Tuesday 6th November 2018 10.30 am
The magnificent war memorial on Shepherd’s Bush Green erected to commemorate those who died a hundred years ago in The Great War is the starting place for this west London walk. Caroline will take us to the site of the stadium erected by a local builder for the 1908 Olympics, through a Japanese Garden built the same year for a major exhibition and to LimeGrove where Charles Dickens established a home for ‘fallen women’ and  later many films and television programmes were made.


World War I – Poetry, Art and Music

 

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Denis Moriarty presents an illustrated lecture; Wilfred Owen and his contemporaries.

Friday 9th November 2018 – 8pm

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

Tickets Standard £10

Tickets available to book here 

 


Come & Sing

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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 

OR CALL: 07779 108 108

If you have any experience of choral singing, do sign up to be part of the choir for our Armistice 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 Armistice

Armstice

Saturday 10th November

7.30pm

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

Tickets: General £15 Student £10

Tickets available to book here 

This weekend commemorates the centenary of the Armistice 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

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Saturday 1st December

6.30pm (prompt start)

Pillar Hall, Olympia, Olympia Way, W14 8UX

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

Tickets available to book here 

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 pillar hall for this concert


Papagena – The Darkest Midnight

Friday 7th December 2018

St Luke’s, Uxbridge Road, W12 0NS

logo-full-colourNo props, microphones or gimmicks; just five exquisite female voices form Papagena, whose beauty of singing has been compared to that of the Hilliard Ensemble, yet whose programming defies pigeonholing. Papagena juxtaposes classical repertoire with traditional folk, medieval and contemporary music to create programmes that can span nine centuries, from 12 th century abbess Hildegard of Bingen to Joni Mitchell, from Byzantine hymns to lilting Celtic ballads to Norwegian lullabies, from Purcell to Katy Perry.
The ensemble has toured nationwide, made its Radio 3 live debut in March 2018 in the BBC’s International Women’s Day Concert (subsequently selected as a Radio 4 Pick of the
Week) and been chosen as one of Making Music’s Selected Artists for 2019/20. Papagena will be bringing advent and seasonal music to KOFMA, from their brand new winter CD The Darkest Midnight.

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