Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

Goldberg Variations Concert to raise funds for BAPAM

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

An opportunity to hear the complete Goldberg Variations by J S Bach, performed by pianist Graham Fitch

Long regarded as the most serious and ambitious work for keyboard, the Goldberg Variations display Bach’s exceptional knowledge of the many different styles of music of his day, and his own exquisite performing techniques. Originating from a simple idea – a beautiful aria over a repeating bass – the thirty variations present the history of Baroque music in microcosm: lavish displays of fashionable expressive elements of the high Baroque, with just a hint of Classical idealism, together with magnificent structure and formal beauty.

Acclaimed pianist, teacher and writer Graham Fitch has performed the Goldberg Variations on numerous occasions across four continents to rapturous acclaim.

The performance will be followed by a talk and audience discussion/Q&A with the performer, chaired by classical music blogger Frances Wilson (AKA The Cross-Eyed Pianist), which promises to offer fascinating insights into Bach’s wondrous music and the pleasures and challenges of performing it.

Take advantage of this special ticket offer and enjoying priority booking at a discounted price (£14 instead of £18 – limited offer).

BOOK TICKETS

https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/bachs-goldberg-variations-special-offer

Date: Friday 17th March 2017, 7pm Venue: Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London NW3 (just a short walk from Hampstead tube station).

The performance will last approximately 80 minutes. There will be an interval with refreshments before the Q&A session.

All profits from ticket sales will be donated to BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine).

Thorington Players Concert Supports BAPAM

Monday, May 9th, 2016

ST MARY’S CHURCH, PUTNEY

Saturday 11 June 2016, 7.00pm

THE THORINGTON PLAYERS
THE THORINGTON SINGERS

Many thanks to the Thorington Players and Singers who will be fund-raising for us at their forthcoming concert on Saturday 11 June. We hope you can join us for an excellent free event in support of BAPAM and the performing arts community.

Mendelssohn Overture The Hebrides

Bach Prelude and Fugue in B minor

Mozart Serenade in E flat, K375

Berlioz The Flight into Egypt                     

Mozart Symphony No.34 in C, K338                 

Leader: Jill Davis

Organ: Martin Neary

Tenor: Hugo Hymas

Conductor: David Cairns

ADMISSION FREE

Retiring Collection, proceeds to BAPAM

Bach Mass in B Minor at St John’s Smith Square to support BAPAM

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

J.S. Bach Mass in B minor

London Handel Orchestra
Pegasus Choir

St John’s Smith Square, London
Monday, 13 June
7:30pm

BAPAM invites you to a special performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor at St John’s Smith Square in London on Monday 13 June at 7:30pm. Discounted ticket prices are available to supporters of BAPAM, and income from these tickets will support our work.

Bach composed his Mass in B minor over a period of a quarter of a century, and it was not performed complete in his lifetime. Even today, the Mass remains one of the supreme challenges for choirs, soloists and orchestras—a many-faceted work that is grand, lyrical, intimate and ultimately transcendent.

We are excited to be associated with the performance on 13 June, which will be given by the London Handel Orchestra and Pegasus Choir, with a stellar roster of internationally acclaimed soloists— Julia Doyle (soprano), Renata Pokupic  (mezzo-soprano), Charles Daniels  (tenor) and Stephan Loges (bass), directed by Adrian Butterfield. The London Handel Orchestra’s performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion at St John’s Smith Square in 2015, directed by Adrian Butterfield, was described by one reviewer as the most perfectly performed musical experience in many years (musicOMH). For the Mass in B Minor, Pegasus, one of London’s leading chamber choirs, join the same orchestra and director, with whom they are frequent collaborators.

The choir performed a benefit concert for BAPAM in 2014, and we are delighted that they have offered us the chance to be associated with the performance on 13 June.

Tickets for the concert are priced at £30, £24, £18 and £14, but a discount of 20% is available on all tickets purchased using the discount code ‘BAPAM‘. Proceeds from ticket sales booked using this code will go directly to BAPAM to support our work.

To book and receive the BAPAM discount, click here. In the Ticket Information box, click Book Now, select your seats, and once you have added seats to your basket enter the promotion code ‘BAPAM‘. The discount will then be applied to your order.

We hope you will join us for an evening of glorious music!

An Evening for BAPAM with Owen Murray and Quartet

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

 Thursday 17th March 2016 

49 Queens Gate Terrace ,London, SW17

7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters of the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine are invited to an evening event for our charity, generously hosted by Vernon and Hazel Ellis at their home at 49 Queens Gate Terrace.

As a centrepiece, a recital will be given by renowned classical accordionist Owen Murray. Accompanied by a string quartet, his theme will be literature and music and will embrace works by Hans Christian Andersen and Carl Sagan. The composers are Patrick Nunn, Poul Ruders and Gerardo Gozzi. There will also be pieces by Mozart and Astor Piazzolla.

Wine and canapés will be served.

The emergence of the classical accordion as a recognised and respected instrument on the UK concert platform is due in no small way to the efforts and achievements of Owen, who has single-handedly pioneered an awareness and enthusiasm for the instrument in the classical music world.

Tickets cost £20 plus a suggested donation (i.e. Gift Aid element) of £30. Booking is by email only.

Please contact deborah@bapam.org.uk

Carols for Choir and Audience – London Concert Choir

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Thanks to London Concert Choir who will be collecting donations for BAPAM at their Christmas Carol Concert on Friday 18 December. We’re delighted and really looking forward to the concert! A number of tickets are now available directly from BAPAM, part of the value of which will directly support our work.

Tickets are available now from BAPAM

£20 (under-16s £10)
Includes a programme and an interval drink

Please call 020 7404 5888 or email enquiries@bapam.org.uk  

Buying tickets for the concert directly from us is a great way to help BAPAM and UK performing arts. We are hugely grateful for your support in enabling us to continue to offer our committed service to those many performing artists who come to us for help.

Friday 18 December 2015, 7.30pm
St. Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct, EC1
(nearest tube St Paul’s)

London Concert Choir is one of London’s leading amateur choirs. A lively and friendly choir of around 150 members, LCC puts on a wide variety of classical music concerts, from unaccompanied church music to large-scale choral works, as well as giving concert performances of operas and songs from the shows. With its Music Director Mark Forkgen the choir regularly appears at all the major London concert venues as well as visiting European destinations, including France, Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland. In July 2014 the choir visited Italy to give a repeat performance of Haydn’s oratorio The Seasons with Southbank Sinfonia in the Basilica of St Francis at Assisi and a concert of unaccompanied English choral music in Orvieto Cathedral.

Conductor: Mark Forkgen

Organist: James Longford 

 

 

 

Lorraine Womack-Banning Concert will Support BAPAM and Tibbs Dementia Services

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

We are very grateful to Lorraine Womack-Banning for her kindness in donating all proceeds from her forthcoming Memorial Concert for Raymond Banning to BAPAM and Tibbs Dementia Services.

Book tickets online here 

Wednesday 2 December 2015
1901 Arts Club, Hattori Foundation, London
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:30PM

Remembering the pianist Raymond Banning on the 3rd anniversary of his death.

Raymond Banning was a Concert Pianist and Professor of Piano at Trinity College of Music, London until 2010 when aged just 58 he was diagnosed with a rare and rapidly progressing form of young onset dementia. Sadly Raymond passed away on 2nd Dec 2012 aged 60.

Raymond’s wife Lorraine Womack-Banning presents and performs this recital as a dedication to Raymond and a fundraiser for two of the organisations who offered great support to Raymond and Lorraine.

The concert features a World Premiere of composer S. G Potts The Raymond Variations for Piano (set 1) Variations on the Andantino Themes from the Raymond Overture by Ambroise Thomas

E. GRANADOS Quejas O la Maja y el Ruisenor (The Maiden and the Nightingale), Goyescas

E. GRANADOS El Amor y la Muerte (Ballad of Love and Death), Goyescas

G. BIZET Petit mari, petite femme! Duo, Jeux d’enfants, Op 22

World Premiere:
Variations for Piano (set:1) on the Andantino Themes from the Raymond Overture by Ambroise Thomas, Varations by S. G POTTS (2015)

C. DEBUSSY Pagodes, Estampes

Royal Society of Musicians Annual Charity Concert

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Our friends and supporters, the Royal Society of Musicians, are holding their 20th annual Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert on March 3rd 2015 at 7.30pm at the Wigmore Hall. Britain’s oldest musical charity, The Royal Society of Musicians have been providing assistance to musicians in need since 1738

Click here for more information and to book your ticket online.

Two of Britain’s finest award-winning string quartets, the Sacconi and Navarra, are joined at the Wigmore Hall by top British cellist, Guy Johnston in a programme of contrasts – the brilliant textures and vibrant colours of Bridge and Ravel and the titanic Classical quintet by Schubert.

The Navarra String Quartet is highly sought-after, with an international reputation, receiving awards such as the MIDEM Classique Young Artist Award and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. They have been described as “one of the most dynamic and poetic string quartets of today”.

Since their formation in 2001, the Sacconi Quartet have rooted a reputation for their seductive style. With their own record label and many critically acclaimed recordings, The Sacconi’s four founding members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for quartet repertoire, bringing a fresh and sparky feel to string playing and reaching out to new audiences worldwide.

Guy Johnston has fast become one of the UK’s finest soloists and chamber musicians. He is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and patron of many youth charities and organisations. Guy has established himself as not only an inspiration on the cello but a figurehead of music-making in Britain.

All three cellos being performed on at this concert are on long-term loans to the cellists by the Royal Society of Musicians.

Thank you! Pegasus Choir concert for BAPAM is a great success

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Thank you to Pegasus Chamber Choir and David Goudge, Sheila Reid, Zeb Soanes, Dr Frances Williams and the Guy’s Chapel and of course everyone who joined us at our Fundraising Concert on November 15th.

We raised over £2000 which will be of tremendous help in our work supporting good health throughout the performing arts. We will donate some of the proceeds towards the upkeep of the Chapel which is a wonderful venue used daily by hospital staff and patients.

Pegasus performed an outstanding programme beautifully. For the Fallen commemorated the centenary of the commencement of the First World War, featuring choral works by Holst, Reger, Ravel, Gurney, and Rachmaninov alongside poems by Sassoon and Owen.

You can find out more about Pegasus’ forthcoming concerts at pegasusmusic.org.uk, and the choir have recently released their first CD: Twelve Nights: A celebration of Christmas.

Pegasus Choir in the beautiful Guy’s Chapel

Sheila Reid, actress and Patron of BAPAM, reads poems by Vera Brittain and Anna Keown 

Reader, David Goudge

Broadcaster, Zeb Soanes. Patron of BAPAM, with Pegasus Choir, speaking in support of BAPAM and of his experience of successfully overcoming a voice problem with our help

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Acclaimed Pegasus Choir give Concert for BAPAM

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, London’s prize-winning Pegasus Choir presents For the Fallen, an evening of music and poetry written during the first world war and in response to it.

Please join us for our fundraising concert which we’re delighted to be hosting in the beautiful and historic 18th Century Guy’s Chapel. There is a history of caring and medical endeavour in this corner of London, since the monks at what is now Southwark Cathedral began to care for the sick in the 12th Century.  Their hospice later became St Thomas’ Hospital (and Guy’s developed from there in the early eighteenth century). A superb setting for us to come together to support BAPAM and help performing arts professionals and students affected by physical and psychological health issues.

For the Fallen

Saturday, 15 November 2014, 7.30pm

The Guy’s Chapel, King’s College, London

All tickets are £15.

Book online here: https://bapamconcert.eventbrite.co.uk 

The programme includes choral works by Holst, Reger, Ravel, Gurney, and Rachmaninov alongside poems by Sassoon and Owen.

Directed by Matthew Altham, the Pegasus Choir will perform works by composers who experienced the war at first hand, such as Ivor Gurney, who was forever changed by what he witnessed, and Maurice Ravel, who wrote his only choral music while waiting to go to the front to serve as a driver. The programme includes movements from Sergei Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, composed for fundraising concerts for Russian soldiers, and the rarely performed Short Requiem written by Walford Davies in 1915 to commemorate the fallen. The evening will also feature readings of poems and letters by writers who served in the trenches.

This year, Pegasus has performed For the Fallen to packed audiences in London and Winchelsea. Audience members wrote that the concert was “wonderfully programmed, very thoughtful and thought-provoking”, “very moving” and “an absolute joy”.

Pegasus is one of London’s most versatile and accomplished chamber choirs. In 2013 it was awarded the Chamber Choir prize at the Florilège Vocal de Tours International Choral Competition in France. Pegasus sings regularly with leading conductors and ensembles such as Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Orchestra, and has also performed with ballet dancer Carlos Acosta at the London Coliseum and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The choir has been featured on BBC television and radio, Channel 4 and Classic FM.

Ticket sales support the work of BAPAM – a unique not-for-profit healthcare organisation supporting performing arts professionals and students affected by physical and psychological health issues. A proportion of the proceeds will also be donated towards the upkeep of the Chapel.

 

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

An Evening for BAPAM

7pm – 4th October 2013

49 Queens Gate Terrace, London SW7

An invitation to join us in a beautiful setting for an evening in support of BAPAM

The evening will include:

Wine and a buffet supper

Performances by Phil Scriven (piano), Jessie Grimes (clarinet) and Sarah Joyce (cello).

A presentation by Aaron Williamon, Professor of Performance Science at the Royal College of Music, on his fascinating work.

If you would like to attend please phone us (020 7404 5888) or email clare@bapam.org.uk as soon as you can. Places are limited to just under 100. We ask that you contribute £60 per head, of which £25 will cover costs – with the balance being a donation to our charity (with the option of Gift Aiding this element).

For over a quarter of a century BAPAM has been helping performers overcome health problems and injuries, and maintain long and healthy careers in a physically and psychologically demanding industry, where most earn low incomes.

Across the UK, our network of volunteer clinicians provide speedy, expert medical advice. We are an invaluable information resource for performers and medical practitioners. We hold training events for health professionals, run a postgraduate diploma in Performing Arts Medicine with University College London, and advocate for healthy practice and injury prevention within education and performing arts institutions.

BAPAM receives no public funding. All our income is generously donated – by the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the performing rights body PPL, Musicians’ Union, Equity and the Incorporated Society of Musicians. Critically, we also depend on the generous support of individuals.

Sarah Joyce plays JS Bach, Sarabande