Guru Kirtan at the Tabernacle W11

Guru Kirtan at the Tabernacle W11

The Tabernacle in Notting Hill is hosting a live Kirtan event this coming Saturday 16th September, featuring some of the UK’s finest singers and musicians. Instruments ranging from the traditional Indian Sitar and Tabla, to the dynamic Spanish Guitar and Drum, are sure to get the energy flowing at one...

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Rituals to Mould Her With: a multimedia stage experience at Handel and Hendrix in London

Rituals to Mould Her With: a multimedia stage experience at Handel and Hendrix in London

Two centuries apart, George Frederick Handel and Jimi Hendrix changed the course of music history. They both chose London as their spiritual and creative home, and by a stroke of serendipity, their legacies will forever be intertwined.   Separated by time but not space, the two musicians occupied adjoining residences on...

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The Royal College of Music: Providing world-class music in the heart of London

The Royal College of Music: Providing world-class music in the heart of London

Editor-in-chief, Kate Hawthorne, holds an exclusive interview with Director of the Royal College of Music, Professor Colin Lawson CBE for KCW Today.  Ludwig Van Beethoven claimed that ‘Music is a higher revelation than wisdom and philosophy in their totality’. Many would agree but the practice of translating this essence and Art...

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St Paul’s Knightsbridge Festival Choir 80th Anniversary Concert

St Paul’s Knightsbridge Festival Choir 80th Anniversary Concert

The 80th Anniversary of the St Paul’s Knightsbridge Festival Choir marks a milestone in the choir’s history on March 25, celebrating one family’s dedication to choral music and bringing live performances to St Paul’s Knightsbridge. In the spring of 1937 Richard Lathan, a talented musician and organist at St Paul’s...

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Alamire to perform a work by Tallis not heard for 450 years with words by Queen Katherine Parr

Alamire to perform a work by Tallis not heard for 450 years with words by Queen Katherine Parr

Alamire have announced that its 14 April concert at the St John’s Smith Square Holy Week Festival will now include an extensive work by Thomas Tallis that has not been heard for over 450 years. In 1978 an extraordinary discovery was made behind plasterwork in the walls of Corpus Christi...

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English Symphony Orchestra kicks off 21st Century Symphony Project with Sawyers: Birth of a Symphony

English Symphony Orchestra kicks off 21st Century Symphony Project with Sawyers: Birth of a Symphony

The English Symphony Orchestra (ESO) embark on their multi-year celebration of the enduring place of the symphony in today’s musical life with the world premiere of Philip Sawyers’ Symphony No. 3 at St John’s Smith Square this February. Sawyers Symphony No.3 is the first instalment of the ESO‘s 21st Century Symphony Project...

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The Future Now: classical music roundup

The Future Now: classical music roundup

James Douglas gives his monthly review of the classical music on offer across London, including performances at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and Hackney Empire. If Trump’n’Brexit reflects the expiring rage of an ageing demographic visiting a vindictive sick joke on those they’re about to...

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MusicAeterna returns to the Royal Festival Hall with Ralph Fiennes for Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet

MusicAeterna returns to the Royal Festival Hall with Ralph Fiennes for Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet

Renowned conductor and Artistic Director Teodor Currentzis and his famous orchestra, musicAeterna, are returning to London for an exclusive performance of the music from Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet in aid of the Gift of Life charity. Currentzis, who has won multiple awards for his captivating performances, including six National...

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John Joubert by Jayne Eyre

John Joubert by Jayne Eyre

Kenneth Woods English Symphony Orchestra Ruddock Hall, King Edward’s Schools, Edgbaston 25 October 2016 It was an unmissable privilege to be invited by Kenneth Woods to the recording of the world premiere of John Joubert’s third opera Jane Eyre. It’s always a delight to have an excuse to interview Kenneth...

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Ralph Vaughan Williams at St John’s Smith Square: Holst Singers

Ralph Vaughan Williams at St John’s Smith Square: Holst Singers

Friday 7 October 2016 This was another of those events I’d been looking forward to for some time, and indeed have plugged in these pages. We are blessed within the Royal Borough and its environs with world class venues. It is invidious to pick one out, but all dogs have...

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