Lovekyn Recitals - Spring Series 2017

hosted by Kingston Welcomes

Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston upon Thames

Start: 18 Jan 2017

End: 15 Mar 2017

  • A series of recitals in the glorious 13th century Lovekyn Chapel

    Kingston Welcomes has teamed up with the Kingston-based early music ensemble, LOKI MUSIC, to devise a programme that represents six centuries of European music.

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    Support this very special initiative by subscribing to the whole series - you are guaranteed a reserved seat and a free interval drink and your name will appear in the programme. We will also consult subscribers about the programme for the following season.

    Any seats remaining for individual concerts may also be purchased here.

     

    PROGRAMME

    Wednesday, January 18 – 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm: “Love, Hope and Despair in Medieval England”

    The Lovekyn Medieval Consort (Sophia Brumlitt, soprano; William Summers, medieval flute; Mike Parker, medieval harp)

    A programme of songs, melodies and dances from 13th and 14th century sources.

     

    Wednesday, February 1 – 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

    The Hampden String Quartet (Alexandra Caldon, violin; Charlotte Reid, violin; Helen Sanders Hewitt, viola; Elisheba Stevens, cello)

    This rising young string ensemble, formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2006, was chosen to welcome the arrival of the Olympic Torch in London in 2012. Their programme will include Schubert’s Quartet in D minor – “Death and the Maiden”.

     

    Wednesday, February 15 – 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

    The Lovekyn Baroque Consort (Elin Harries, soprano; William Summers, Baroque flute, recorder; Yeo, Yat-Soon, harpsichord)

    A programme of works by J. S. Bach and F. Handel

     

    Wednesday, February 22 – 7.30 to 9.30

    Sally Mays (piano) and Melanie Henry (clarinets and saxophone) from the leading contemporary music ensemble, Sounds Positive, in a programme of works by modern and contemporary composers, including Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Avril Anderson and David Sutton Anderson.

     

    Wednesday, March 1 – 7.30 to 9.30

    Lauren Lodge-Campbell (soprano) and Michael Sikich (piano)

    Lauren Lodge-Campbell is an outstanding young Anglo-Australian singer, who was chosen to play the leading role in the first performance of Peter Maxwell-Davies’s children’s opera, The Hogboon, at the Barbican Centre, conducted by Simon Rattle (June 2016). Michael Sikich is an award-winning pianist from California, studying with Lauren at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

    Their programme will include; Schumann’s song cycle, Frauenliebe und Leben, and works by Britten, Poulenc, Schubert, Wolf and Walton.

     

    Wednesday, March 15 – 7.30 to 9.30

    Trio Lavolta (Joyce Fraser, violin; Felix Buser, cello; Sally Mays, piano)

    Named after a Renaissance dance step, Lavolta (‘turning’), this well-known piano trio is making a welcome return to the Lovekyn. 

    Their programme will consist of works by 20th century composers, including Leonard Bernstein and Dmitri Shostakovich

     

     

    Note: when you book you are asked for a password - you DO NOT need to give a password. We will send you all the information you need by email as the programme firms up.

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    Event venue address

    Lovekyn Chapel London Road KT2 6PY Kingston upon Thames United Kingdom

    Directions:

    Lovekyn Chapel is directly opposite the main entrance to Kingston Grammar School.

    Nearest parking is on the Cattle Market which is just a few minutes walk away.

    The venue is 5 minutes walk from Kingston Railway Station and Cromwell Road Bus Station.

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