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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LondonLondon International A Cappella Choral Competition - Heat 2

Pärt, des Prez, Verdelot, Alberti, Janequin, Dufay, Hassler, Poulenc, Parsons, Gregorian, Victoria, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, Padilla, Morley, Oakland, Bach, Whitacre
Felipe Ramos Taky Taky; Ensamble Oltremontani; The Fisher Consort; Jonathan Schranz; Istvanffy Kamarakorus

LondonLondon International A Cappella Choral Competition - Heat 3

Guerrero, Pärt, Poulenc, Parry, Bruun, Anderson, Nørgard, Byrd, Makaroff, Ešenvalds
Christopher Ong Arceo; Aleron Chamber Choir; Cantus Ensemble; Dominic Brennan; Copenhagen Chamber Choir Camerata

LondonLondon International A Cappella Choral Competition 2017 - Heat 4

Grossi da Viadana, Byrd, Stainer, Pärt, Casals, MacMillan, Palestrina, Zieleński, Tallis, Jasiński, Hassler, Yohan, Whitacre
Scott Price; Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School; Dysonans Chamber Choir; Magdalena Wdowicka-Mackiewicz; Jinggaswara

LondonLondon International A Cappella Choral Competition - The Tallis Scholars

Pärt, Isaac, Allegri
Peter Phillips; Tallis Scholars

LondonLondon International A Cappella Choral Competition - The Final

Peter Phillips; Tõnu Kaljuste; Ghislaine Morgan; Graham Ross; Carolyn Sampson

LondonBach goes to Paris

Campra, Fischer, Bach, Rameau
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; William Christie

LondonLPO Debut Sounds: New Musick

Purcell, Eccles, Dearden, MacMillan, Paxton, Conner
Magnus Lindberg; London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts; Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra; Unknown

LondonSt Albans International Organ Festival: Concerto Final

Mozart, Elgar, Poulenc, Bach C.P.E.
Royal Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra; Sian Edwards
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Austrian Baroque with an exotic twist

In this year's London Festival of Baroque Music, the programme of Austrian Baroque rarities by Swiss-based early music group Les Passions de l’Ame particularly caught my eye.
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Early Mozart from Classical Opera

Mozart's first stage work was written when he was just eleven years old; in this performance by Classical Opera, the composer's youthful writing and touches of humour are brought to life by a solid cast and lively conducting.
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Philip Sawyers' powerful new symphony at SJSS

Philip Sawyers’ Third Symphony imposing but tightly argued, and given a compelling first performance by Kenneth Woods and the English Symphony Orchestra.
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The bicentenary of Méhul's death in 1816 was used by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, along with the enterprising Palazzetto Bru Zane, to showcase his music in a varied and entertaining programme.
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Breathtaking pianism from Aimard and Stefanovich

An unusual pairing of works for two pianos by Brahms and Messiaen created a concert of unexpected contrasts, rich textures and exceptionally virtuosity.
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Jordi Savall's returns to 1991 film soundtrack and captivates a full house at St John's Smith Square.
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An intelligent programme from Benjamin Grosvenor, demonstrating his virtuosic command and stylistic range.
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It's likely that Mozart never actually heard his Clarinet Concerto performed. That fate, happily, has not been shared by Michael Gordon, who has heard Peter Whelan perform his new bassoon concerto Observations on Air four times this week. 
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