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Venue: St John's Smith Square, London

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AddressSmith Square, London
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
Google maps51° 29' 44.490" N 0° 7' 37.333" W
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LondonBach Easter Oratorio

Lotti, Pergolesi, Monteverdi, Bach
Michael Waldron; London Choral Sinfonia; Katherine Watson; Timothy Morgan; Gwilym Bowen

LondonThursday Lunchtime Concerts: Jonathan Radford & Eleanor Kornas

Bartók, Vitali, Piazzolla, Gershwin
Jonathan Radford; Eleanor Kornas

LondonOrgan Series: Andrew Dewar

to be announced
Andrew Dewar, Organ

LondonBedros Shetilian & London Mozart Players

© London Mozart Players
Bartók, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Prokofiev
Bedros Shetilian; London Mozart Players; Julia Pusker

LondonThursday Lunchtime Concerts: Anna Szałucka

Bach, Ravel, Beethoven, Szymanowski
Anna Szałucka, Piano

LondonOrchestra Vitae

Ravel, Wallen, Tailleferre, Brahms, Enescu
Orchestra Vitae; Pablo Urbina; Antonio Oyarzabal

LondonYoung Musicians Symphony Orchestra

Wagner, Shostakovich, Brahms
Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra; James Blair; Maxim Calver

LondonThursday Lunchtime Concerts: Emily Sun & Ashley Fripp

Fauré, Strauss R.
Emily Sun; Ashley Fripp
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An early Christmas present from Stephen Layton & Co.

Stephen Layton © Keith Saunders
A lithe and engaging performance of Handel's festive regular from Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
****1
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The Gabrielis shine in Purcell's confusing King Arthur

Paul McCreesh © Ben Wright

King Arthur is an opera without a plot and, in musical terms at least, Arthur without the King.

*****
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The Doctor Who of music: Jordi Savall at SJSS

From left: Jordi Savall, Andrew Lawrence-King, Xavier Díaz-Latorre © Amy Ryan Media
Hespèrion XXI dazzle us with virtuosity as they celebrate musical Europe in the heart of Westminster.
*****
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Clara Schumann's songs: an evening of pure delight

Sophie Karthäuser © Alvaro Yanez
A fine concert, the first in a series celebrating the bicentenary of Clara Schumann's independent musical mind.
****1
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Master and pupil: Beethoven's Septet arranged by Czerny

Boxwood & Brass © Tom Bowles
It is a well-known fact that Beethoven's Septet was one of his most popular works during his lifetime. What is lesser known is that Carl Czerny, his pupil, made a version for wind sextet.
****1
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Brass ensemble Septura explores Ravel and Gershwin

Septura © Bethany Clarke
Why don’t brass ensembles have a regular presence in the classical concert scene, in comparison to string ensembles or at least woodwind ensembles? 
****1
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Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous EOC

Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
Anna Devin's Cleopatra moved with complete conviction for scheming minx to mature woman in love.
*****
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Ex Cathedra for Holy Week at St John’s Smith Square

Ex Cathedra © Paul Arthur
A Lenten programme of 17th-century French and Italian sacred music partially fulfilled its dramatic potential in refined, understated performances. 
***11
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