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Festival Concerts 2024

at St Giles Cripplegate

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  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays Finzi, Chopin and Mendelssohn
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays Finzi, Chopin and Mendelssohn
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    Thu, 06 Jun
    06 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
    St Giles Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    06 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
    St Giles Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    Finzi, Chopin and Mendelssohn at their joyful, romantic best with the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and acclaimed pianist Elizabeth Sombart. Pierre Vallet conducts.
  • The Food of Love: a glittering evening of Shakespearean music, verse and anecdote with Nigel Hess and friends
    The Food of Love: a glittering evening of Shakespearean music, verse and anecdote with Nigel Hess and friends
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    Fri, 07 Jun
    07 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:15
    St Giles Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    07 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:15
    St Giles Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    A celebration of the Bard's love of music, devised and performed by composer and pianist Nigel Hess with actors Nancy Carroll and Richard Teverson and vocalists Michael Dore and Eleanor Grant.
  • Last Tango in London: Curve Ensemble with David Juritz (violin)
    Last Tango in London: Curve Ensemble with David Juritz (violin)
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    Sat, 08 Jun
    08 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    08 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    A beguiling programme of music inspired by love, passion and tango. Featuring both Golden Age Tango and the Nuevo Tango of Astor Piazzolla, incidental music from Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone, romantic music by Gabriel Fauré in his centenary.
  • English Classics and a London Premiere with RPO Principals and Mark Bebbington
    English Classics and a London Premiere with RPO Principals and Mark Bebbington
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    Tue, 11 Jun
    11 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    11 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    Principals of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Mark Bebbington perform quintessentially English romantic piano quintets and the London premiere of the Lim Fantasy of Companionship chamber suite.
  • Heart Strings: love letters in string quartets by Mendelssohn and Dvořák
    Heart Strings: love letters in string quartets by Mendelssohn and Dvořák
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    Wed, 12 Jun
    12 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    12 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    Lunchtime concert of love songs in string quartets by Mendelssohn and Dvořák, performed by Brother Tree Sound.
  • Art Deco Trio: A Fine Romance - songs from the great American Songbook
    Art Deco Trio: A Fine Romance - songs from the great American Songbook
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    Wed, 12 Jun
    12 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 21:15
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    12 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 21:15
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    Fabulous arrangements of songs from the great American Songbook by pianist Iain Farrington, performed by his wonderful trio.
  • From Russia with Love
    From Russia with Love
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    Thu, 13 Jun
    13 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    13 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    Lunchtime concert in which Tier 3 Trio perform Tchaikovsky's love duet, Arenksky's romantic trio, and a tribute to the mythical hero for whom love conquered all.
  • Archangel: A Foray into Fauré
    Archangel: A Foray into Fauré
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    Thu, 13 Jun
    13 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:20
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    13 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:20
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    A breath-taking love story in words and music, celebrating the centenary of Gabriel Fauré. Performed by Fenella Humphreys (violin), Viv McLean (piano) and author/narrator Jessica Duchen.
  • Die Schöne Müllerin
    Die Schöne Müllerin
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    Fri, 14 Jun
    14 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    14 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    Perhaps the most celebrated of romantic song cycles, Schubert's chronicle of the love of a young journeyman miller for a miller's beautiful young daughter.
  • 'My true love said...' - Shakespeare in Song
    'My true love said...' - Shakespeare in Song
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    Fri, 14 Jun
    14 Jun 2024, 18:15 – 19:00
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    14 Jun 2024, 18:15 – 19:00
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    Exactly on the 130th anniversary of the founding of City of London School for Girls, the City of London Schools' Camerata perform settings of Shakespeare by Will Todd, John Rutter, Cecilia McDowall, Saffiya Chenaf (CLSG Music Scholar) and Richard Quesnel (Director of Music).
  • Rhapsody in Blue
    Rhapsody in Blue
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    Fri, 14 Jun
    14 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 20:45
    St Giles Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    14 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 20:45
    St Giles Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    Viv McLean performs a kaleidoscopic programme of romantic music for solo piano, built around George Gershwin’s great love letter to New York, 100 years after its first performance.
  • Family Festival Finale: Then Sing We All!
    Family Festival Finale: Then Sing We All!
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    Sat, 15 Jun
    15 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    15 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK
    The City of London Choir rounds off its 60th birthday season with Roderick Williams, Rachel Nicholls and Iain Farrington in uplifting music for all the family, celebrating love for the earth and its inhabitants, and for the gift of singing.
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