Love & Remembrance
Contemplation, love and loss.
Rosenau Sinfonia and Allegri Singers present a programme offering supreme beauty, contemplation, songs of love and loss. We have the pleasure of being joined by a wonderful group of soloist this evening and the concert is in aid of the Stuart Low Trust, a health promotion charity based in Islington.
‘Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major’, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
'The Lark Ascending' by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Solo violin - Mardyah Tucker
'Les nuits d'été' by Hector Berlioz
Soprano - Zita Syme
'Requiem' by Timothy Hamilton
Soprano - Zita Syme
Mezzo - Kate Warshaw
Tenor - Greg Tassell
Baritone - James Oldfield
Conductor: Stephen Anthony Brown
In this centenary year of the end of the First World War, this evening will bring a chance to hear a new and critically acclaimed work, by British composer Timothy Hamilton, - his Requiem. A new commission for the centenary of the First World War, this new work is evocative, powerful and beautiful. Recorded by Rosenau Sinfoina in 2015,released by Naxos, we are delighted to bring it to a new audiences.
"Hamilton clearly has abundant technical skill and an ear for a melody." Richard Hanlon - MusicWeb International
Rosenau Sinfonia, founded by its Music Director Stephen Anthony Brown in 2012 to perform concerts at some of the most prestigious venues in the City of London, programmes a diverse range of concerts across the UK and Europe. Their recent premiere recording of Timothy Hamilton's Requiem for the Fallen under the composer’s direction, with stellar soloist line up Ilona Domnich, Jennifer Johnston, Nicky Spence and David Stout, for the Naxos label has received much critical acclaim
“Many beautiful moments and great performances”, Sir Mark Elder;
“The Rosenau Sinfonia is polished and convincing”, American Record Guide, May 2018.
Recent and upcoming highlights for the Rosenau Sinfonia include a gala performance at the Santa Maria Polo Club, Sotogrande, Spain for the Jose Carreras Foundation. This concert at St Paul’s Church,is part one of two performances of the Hamilton Requiem, the next being the following day, Sunday 18th at St Barnabus Church, Beckenham. It will be paired with a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms alongside the Hamilton.
The Rosenau Sinfonia’s versatile musicians appear regularly as principals in major UK and European symphony and chamber orchestras, on sessions (at the likes of London’s Abbey Road) and in concerts with artists such as the late Barry White, Burt Bacharach, Jeff Beck. Their players have also performed and continue to perform in London West End shows (including Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Bat out of Hell), on television (for events such as Dame Shirley Bassey’s headlining act at the Glastonbury Festival, broadcast live to 72 countries) and on such films as Vanity Fair, The Duchess and Mission Impossible 5. They have also made numerous appearances backing artists on Breakfast television, MTV, Top of the Pops, Parkinson and BBC Electric Proms.
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The Allegri Singers are a small chamber choir based in the London Borough of Bromley, with all ages of singers, performing an adventurous repertoire to the highest standard. The Allegri Singers are a small chamber choir based in the London Borough of Bromley, with all ages of singers, performing an adventurous repertoire to the highest standard. Our conductor is Stephen Anthony Brown.
The choir currently promotes four concerts each year. In addition to these, the Allegri Singers are pleased to accept a number of invitations to perform at corporate or private functions and at commemorative services and in recent years annually at Canterbury cathedral.
Although originally specialising in contemporary music, the choir has expanded its repertoire over the years to include the whole spectrum of choral music, from early polyphony to modern jazz. We pride ourselves on our ability to perform a wide range of musical styles, with energy and panache.
Stuart Low Trust (SLT) is a health promotion charity based in Islington, north London. Our mission is to ensure that local people, especially those experiencing social isolation or mental distress, have access to the support they need for better health and wellbeing.
Stuart Low Trust was founded in memory of Stuart Low, a young Islington man with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who took his own life after failing to find the support he needed to cope. SLT aims to counter the downward spiral of mental illness and social isolation by providing a welcoming place of support and community in a non-judgemental space.
We run a variety of activities, the majority of which are free or low cost. Most activities are evening and weekend events based in and around Islington. We welcome all participants regardless of their circumstances or area of residence. No formal arrangements are required to attend our events, just come along and check us out.
Saturday 17 November
£20.0 (£15.0 concessions)
Gustavo Romero piano
Admission free no need to book Gustavo Romero, Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas. Programme Schumann-Arabeske op. 18. Haydn- sonata in f majorhob.xvi:2 allegro moderato ad
A Cathedral of Sound
Masterpieces for voices, winds and brass.
Music to Soothe the Soul
Anna-Jane Casey, Ben Lewis, Vivian Carter, Amara Okereke and surprise guest
The Lightning Road
The journey of a boy who became a priest and then a soldier, and the girl who gave him something to believe in
Come & Sing: Parry
A workshop & concert celebrating the choral works of Hubert Parry