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A new soundclip and a set of new programmes from the Revolutionary Drawing Room

Posted : February 20, 2014

Listen to a clip from the RDR’s forthcoming CD on the NCEM’s website – where they will be playing on Saturday 15 March, 3pm; and see the RDR’s page for three new linked programmes under the title “Beethoven, the Reluctant Pupil?”

» In this article:  Adrian Butterfield   Revolutionary Drawing Room 

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New programme from The Dufay Collective – Singing for Courage

Posted : February 19, 2014

Songs of military exploits, love, loss, imprisonment and the plight of those left behind – a theme which resonates in 2014; but this programme by The Dufay Collective explores music of the 12th and 13th centuries and the Crusades

» In this article:  The Dufay Collective 

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Miriam Allan “held Monday’s audience spellbound” – Financial Times review

Posted : February 13, 2014

The Financial Times reviewed Australian Pinchgut Opera’s production of Cavalli’s Giasone which featured soprano Miriam Allan: “As the wronged but saintly Isifile, Miriam Allan avoids any such physicality and lets her voice do the acting, lending a hauntingly poised kind of hysteria to her dramatic final aria that held Monday’s audience spellbound.”

You can watch Miriam at


» In this article:  Miriam Allan 

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Una Barry recital, 11 February – and Verdi Requiem in Malvern, 29 March

Posted : February 5, 2014

Una Barry will give a recital with organist Simon Pusey at St Mary’s Church, Hemel Hempstead on Tuesday 11 February, 12.30pm with a programme of European Sacred Music to include Bach, Mozart, Franck, Bizet, Pergolesi, Yon, Vaughan Williams and Sullivan.

Una is also soloist with Jeanette Ager, Richard Reaville and Michael Pearce in Verdi’s Requiem with Malvern Festival Chorus on Saturday 29 March

» In this article:  Jeanette Ager   Michael Pearce   Richard Reaville   Una Barry 

» Posted in singers-news

juice vocal trio release single for Valentine’s Day

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Ahead of the release of their new CD Laid Bare later this year, nonclassical have invited Juice to make them a special podcast … it’s a typically eclectic mix spanning everything from the blues, Belleville Rendezvous, Central African Pygmies, Dirty Projectors, contemporary classical and more; some performed by juice and some just music they love.  It celebrates the launch of ‘Heal You’ (written by contemporary classical composer of the moment Anna Meredith) and their release party on 6th February


» In this article:  Juice vocal ensemble 

» Posted in ensembles-news

Elizabeth Kenny directs Charpentier Actéon at Wigmore Hall, 12 December

Posted : December 4, 2013

Elizabeth Kenny directs her ensemble Theatre of the Ayre in Charpentier’s Actéon at the Wigmore Hall on Thursday 12 December – also at the Turner Sims in Southampton the previous evening, 11 December.

Soloists include Paul Agnew, Sophie Daneman and Anna Starushkevych, and Kenny has drawn together her usual star line-up of instrumentalists:

Pamela Thorby, Catherine Latham, Merlin Harrison, Rodolfo Richter, Clare Salaman, Alison McGillivray, David Miller, James Johnstone

and with Helen Neeves, Heather Cairncross, Jason Darnell, Jonathan Sells

Wednesday 11 December, 8pm, Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton

Thursday 12 December, 7.30pm, Wigmore Hall, London W1


» In this article:  Elizabeth Kenny   Theatre of the Ayre 

» Posted in ensembles-news & instrumentalists-news

Esther Brazil is featured artist at Brighton Early Music Festival

Posted : October 23, 2013

Esther Brazil is a featured young artist at this year’s Brighton Early Music Festival – she sings in their Early Music Club Night on Saturday 26 October.  Look out for the broadcast on BBC Radio 3 later this year


Esther is also soloist in Brighton’s St John Passion on Sunday 10 November

» In this article:  Esther Brazil 

» Posted in singers-news

Una Barry takes on the Wagner Society…and gives a recital in her Irish homeland

Posted : October 21, 2013

Una Barry takes on the Wagner Society, Manchester on Monday 14 October 2013 with her talk, “Enlightenment through compassion: the implications of Richard Wagner’s discovery of Buddhism for interfaith understanding”.

Una sings in Limerick Cathedral on Wednesday 30 October 2013 at 1.15pm in a programme of Purcell, Mozart, Fauré, Chausson, Wagner, R Strauss, Rachmaninov and Britten

» In this article:  Una Barry 

» Posted in singers-news

juice 10th birthday concert at Kings Place – Sunday 13 October

Posted : October 9, 2013

juice′s 10th anniversary gig is at Kings Place on October 13th. They say “we’ve invited our best experimental vocal buddies to perform with us and will be celebrating the 20th century vocal music that has inspired us, in our own, very individual way. Featuring artpopstrel Laura Moody, vocal sculptor Mikhail Karikis, human beatboxer/body percussionist MaJiKer & feral improviser Phil Minton, expect music by John Cage, Meredith Monk, Cathy Berberian, Cornelius Cardew and Morton Feldman as well as London premieres of pieces for juice by Shlomo and Peter Moran.”

They’ll be leading an experimental vocal workshop for people who have a ticket for the concert, who will then join juice as part of their performance!

For further information see the Kings Place website.

» In this article:  Juice vocal ensemble 

» Posted in ensembles-news

Adrian Butterfield featured in Early Music Today

Posted : September 4, 2013

The new issue of Early Music Today (September – November 2013) features an interview with Adrian Butterfield as its BACKSTORY; Adrian discusses Leclair and his new recordings of the Violin Sonatas Op.2 released by Naxos this summer

A Butterfield.Early Music Today feature.Sep 13

» In this article:  Adrian Butterfield 

» Posted in ensembles-news & instrumentalists-news

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