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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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LondonLiturgical Event II

Liturgical Event II
MacMillan: Tenebrae Responsories
Nigel Short; Tenebrae

LondonThe BBC Singers

The BBC Singers
MacMillan, Gesualdo
Sir James MacMillan; BBC Singers

LondonNorthern Rites

Northern Rites
Traditional, MacMillan, Nystedt, Thorvaldsdottir
Tom Herring; Sansara

LondonTenebrae & Britten Sinfonia

Tenebrae & Britten Sinfonia
Poulenc, Victoria, MacMillan
Britten Sinfonia; Nigel Short; Tenebrae

LondonLiturgical Event III

Liturgical Event III
Victoria: Tenebrae Responses for Holy Saturday
Nigel Short; Tenebrae

LondonPolyphony & the OAE

Polyphony & the OAE
Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Stephen Layton; Polyphony; Nick Pritchard; Neal Davies; Rowan Pierce

LondonThe Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Viadana, Sanders, Croce, Gibbons, Tallis, Wesley, Howells, MacMillan, Byrd, Victoria, Lobo, Williams, Harvey, Finzi
Graham Ross; Choir of Clare College Cambridge; Eleanor Carter; Ashley Chow

LondonSiglo de Oro: Italian Polyphony

Siglo de Oro: Italian Polyphony
Palestrina, des Prez, Anerio, Werrecore, Gabrieli
Patrick Allies; Siglo de Oro
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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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A polished London debut recital from George Li

George Li © Simon Fowler
The Chinese American pianist gives a confident, purposeful performance, without his personality quite shining through.
***11
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Finely cast Orlando from La Nuova Musica

Lawrence Zazzo © Justin Hyer
Handel’s opera Orlando is famous for the great mad scene at the end of Act 2. Specifically written for the celebrated castrato Senesino, it’s an emotionally powerful ten-minute monologue.
****1
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Anna Fedorova compelling in Chopin

Anna Fedorova © Marco Borggreve
Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova gave compelling performances of Chopin’s profound Ballades and intricate Waltzes, full of intensity, dreaminess and frenzy.
****1
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