Posts Tagged ‘Concerts’

Fundraising Concert

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Syde Manor Tithe Barn
Near Cheltenham
GL53 9PN

Date: Saturday 30th September 2017
Time: 5pm followed by drinks

Nigel Clayton and Francesca Leonardi play a programme of Piano Four Hands to include:

Mozart, Sonata in B-flat major K358
Brahms, Hungarian Dances (I-V)
Rachmaninov, Italian Polka
Fauré, Dolly Suite op. 56
Gershwin, I got  rhythm, Impromptu Variations for piano duet, transcribed by Gregory Stone
Dvorák, Slavonic Dances op.46, in E minor and G minor

All are welcome. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Donations will be collected on the door and we would suggest a minimum donation of £10 per person.

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

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!

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: 

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 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

Jacqueline du Pré Concert – 5 March

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

A special evening in aid of the Musicians Benevolent Fund at Wigmore Hall

The Jacqueline du Pré concerts are held annually to perpetuate the memory of Jacqueline du Pré, one of the greatest cellists of her generation, who died of multiple sclerosis at the age of 42. Since 1996 these concerts have raised money for different musical and medical charities. This year the concert is held in aid of the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

The funds raised will be dedicated to the Fund’s Jacqueline du Pré Special Fund which supports musicians with a serious disability. The Fund currently helps more than thirty musicians with MS, other degenerative diseases or spinal cord injuries.

Book tickets here

York Guitar Festival Concert

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

One of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar, Gary Ryan, is performing at the York Guitar Festival and we’re delighted to announce that there will be a charity collection at the concert in aid of Jessie’s Fund and BAPAM.

A unique opportunity to hear this internationally renowned performer, the recital takes place at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, on Friday 29th June 2012 at 7.30pm in the School Chapel.

Tickets for the concert are FREE but must be reserved by contacting Mrs Lynsey Griggs on 01904 728 261 or by email:

More Information about the concert and the York Guitar Festival here.

A huge thank you to the organisers of the concert!

Summer Concert in aid of Japanese Earthquake Disaster

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Dr Jenny Lisle has let us know about this concert she’s organised in aid of the Japanese earthquake disaster.

Taking place at 5pm on Sunday 14th August at Farrington Hall, Port Regis School, Motcombe Park, Shaftesbury, SP7 9QA

Starring: Toby Tramaseur, Midori Sugiyama & Aleksander Szram 

Both violinsts were in Japan at the time the earthquake struck – on tour with the BBC Philharmonic. Midori is Co-Leader of the Orchestra.

Programme includes Japanese music and works by Sarasate, Chopin & Mozart

Tickets £15, including glass of wine or soft drink during the interval

All proceeds for PEACE WINDS JAPAN to help people directly affected by the  Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

To book tickets please email:

If unable to come to the concert donations would be greatly appreciated.

Ticket holders are welcome to picnic in the beautiful grounds of Motcombe Park before the performance – bring own rugs and food.




BAPAM Birmingham Training Day May 14th

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Midlands Medicine, Music and Movement

UPDATE: The finalised programme for the day is now online. Click here to view/download it.

Liz Johnson would like some practitioners to bring in their instruments for her afternoon Soundbeam session, so if you play an instrument and it’s easy to carry, please do join in!

That BVSC venue that is hosting the day will direct everyone to our room on the day and please simply ask for BAPAM at reception.

To book your place at the next BAPAM Performing Arts Medicine Training Day please return this response form to Sanchita Farruque at the BAPAM office. The price is just £65 (£45 for students). BAPAM training days may be used as part of your CPD portfolio.

BAPAM’s Birmingham Training Day on Saturday 14th May runs from 9.30am to 5pm and will have three core strands:

  • The Conservatoire – focusing on student problems and training, rehab after injury etc
  • The CBSO – focusing on the orchestral musician
  • The Birmingham Royal Ballet- focusing on dance issues

Programme and speakers are being finalised by the Birmingham BAPAM team, made up of Dr Jonathan White and Karen O’Connor. We’ll be covering subjects like:

  • Performance Coaching, the Bach to Sport project at the Birmingham Conservatoire, and other student/tutor related issues
  • Nutrition & Fitness and the Female Athlete Triad
  • Case presentations of some unusual problems e.g. trumpet player with rare embouchure problem, amateur wind player with a Handelian condition, and a pop musician with a neurological event

The Training Day will take place at BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action in the Digbeth area of Birmingham.

More detailed information here: Birmingham Bites! Midlands Medicine, Music and Movement and check back for the full programme soon.

There is a CBSO Concert on Saturday night at Symphony Hall starting at 7pm (finishing around 9pm). Karen has negotiated a block of excellent seats in the Upper Circle of Symphony Hall for £14.50 each. But we need to know straight away if you want to book a ticket! Just give Sanchita a call on 020 7404 5888.


Andrew Litton  conductor Simon Trpceski piano

Prokofiev: War and Peace – Overture    6′
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2   32′
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10          46′

Grade-One-A-Thon Update!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Grade One Success. Passed with MERIT!


Congratulations to flute virtuoso (Grade 1) and physiotherapist, Sarah Upjohn, and the 146 more Cambridge musicians who have so far raised over £46 000 for the Spinal Injuries Association. Still collecting……..

Follow the link for a right tuneless laugh courtesy of the Grade-One-A-Thon Orchestra and BBC Look East:

It’s not too late to make a donation here:

Raising Money for the Spinal Injuries Association – Sarah Upjohn

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Sarah Upjohn is raising money for the Spinal Injuries Association. She is one of 147 Cambridge musicians who started learning a completely new instrument on Jan 3rd. She explains:

On January 3rd I am taking up the flute, and on Feb 27th (eight short weeks later) I am sitting the Grade 1 exam. This ‘grade-one-a-thon’ is being organised by musicians around Cambridge, and we are raising money for the Spinal Injuries Association…….a cause close to our hearts, and in the front of our minds, as one of our local french horn players sustained a spinal cord injury earlier this year while doing a spot of DIY.

Sarah is the physiotherapist at the Purcell School, and she is also on the BAPAM directory, treating performing artists in the Cambridge area.

On February 27th the combined talents of the 147 musicians will be unleashed on an unprepared public in a Grade 1 orchestra concert: ‘Clueless in Concert’.

Donations to support this great cause can be made here: