MARCH 2018

Saturday 17 March

West London Sinfonia www.westlondonsinfonia.org

A Witch Hunt and Hallucinations

ELGAR: Introduction and Allegro for Orchestra and String Quartet

MACMILLAN: The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique

Conductor Philip Hesketh, leader Iwona Boesche

7.30pm. St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, W5 1QG

£14 (concessions £12, student or child £5): cash/cheques only at the door

  Buy online at: www.westlondonsinfonia.org

  Info: 020 3475 4200

Sunday 18 March

Ealing Choral Society www.ealingchoralsociety.org.uk

BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis

Sinfonia Britannica, conducted by Jonathan Williams
The Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123 is a solemn mass composed by Ludwig van Beethoven from 1819 to 1823, around the same time as his Ninth Symphony. It is considered one of the composer’s supreme achievements and one of the most significant Mass settings of the period. The challenging nature of this dramatic work – for orchestra, choir and soloists – means that it can be less frequently performed than other works. Enjoy this rare opportunity to experience a true masterpiece.

7pm. Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

£24, £17, £10 (ENCORE members 10% off) Enquiries: 020 7730 4500

  Box office: www.cadoganhall.com/event/ealing-choral-society-180318/



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Saturday 24 March

Petros Singers www.petrossingers.org


This concert, featuring special guest ensemble The Marian Consort, explores the music of England’s first iconic composer, charting how his style developed to serve the fluctuating requirements of the four monarchs under whom he served. In so doing, we follow a period of tremendous social and religious upheaval and trace the genesis of Anglican liturgical music.

7.30pm. St Barnabas, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, W5 1QG
£20 (concessions £17, under 18s/students £5) Enquiries: tickets@petrossingers.org

Box office: www.wegottickets.com/petrossingers


Questors Choir www.questorschoir.org.uk


Come and be stirred by the drama and passion of classical choral music. We are singing Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem in C minor and the lesser-known Missa Brevis by Antonio Caldini, as well as a more modern piece by Sir Hubert Parry. You need not necessarily understand the words, or share the beliefs expressed in the pieces, in order to appreciate some wonderful music!

7.30pm. St Martin’s Church, Hale Gardens, W3 9SQ

£14 (£12 concessions or in advance; under 12s free)
Complimentary glass of wine or soft drink

  Online box office: www.questorschoir.org.uk

  Enquiries: 020 8816 7734 / 07802 720333

Sunday 25 March

Ealing Common Choir and chamber orchestra www.smce.org.uk

MONTEVERDI: Nisi Dominus; Lauda Jerusalem

BUXTEHUDE: Magnificat

PÄRT: Magnificat; Beatitudes

HANDEL: Utrecht Te Deum

Feast your ears on extraordinarily simple and beautiful music from the 16th and 21st centuries.

6 for 6.30pm. St Matthew’s, North Common Road, W5 2QA
£12 (16s and under free) Enquiries: info@smce.org.uk

APRIL 2018

Wednesday-Saturday 11-14 April

HEOS Musical Theatre www.heos.org.uk


A musical based on the true story of the 1968 sewing machinists’ strike at Fords, which influenced the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1970.
When the women at the Ford factory in Dagenham are regraded to unskilled, but with less pay than the men on the same grade, Rita O’Grady rallies the women to strike for equal pay, despite the wishes of her family. When news of the strike reaches the head of Ford USA, the men at the factory are laid off, and the British Government is forced to intervene.
Contains some strong language.
Music, David Arnold; lyrics, Richard Thomas; book, Richard Bean.


Evenings 7.45pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. The Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5BQ
£17.50 (concessions £14.50, Wednesday all seats £14.50) Box office: 020 8567 5184
  Enquiries: 020 8567 4075

Friday 20 April

Julian Light Operatic Society www.julianoperatic.org


Our annual Spring Revue – with the theme of The Sea, Salt and anything remotely nautical

7.30 for 8pm. St Stephen’s Church Hall, St Stephen’s Road, W13 8HB
£15, including a light supper Box office: 0844 880 1852
  Enquiries: 0844 880 1852 / inform@julianoperatic.org

MAY 2018

Saturday 12 May

West London Sinfonia www.westlondonsinfonia.org

Celebrating a Benefactor – Ida Dodderidge

BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No 5 “The Emperor” (soloist Ashley Fripp)
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No 7

Conductor Philip Hesketh, leader Iwona Boesche

7.30pm. St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road, W4 3DY
£14 (concessions £12, student or child £5). Buy at the door, cash or cheque
  Online box office: www.westlondonsinfonia.org

  Enquiries: 020 3475 4200

Saturday 19 May

Ealing Symphony Orchestra www.ealingso.org.uk

DVOŘÁK: Carnival Overture
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1
George LLOYD: Symphony No. 4

Rhys Concessao (piano: winner of 2017 Ealing Festival Award), conductor John Gibbons

A rare chance to hear one of the 20th century’s greatest symphonies live.
I am in no doubt what the musical event of this year will be” (Simon Heffer in the Daily Telegraph)

7.30pm. St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QG
£14 (concessions £12, under 25/student £6, accompanied child £1)

  Box office (no booking fee): www.ealingso.org.uk/tickets
  Enquiries: 020 8567 4075 / secretary@ealingso.org.uk




JUNE 2018

Saturday 30 June

Petros Singers www.petrossingers.org

To July 2018. Also print in April-May diary


Our summer concert explores musical portraits of ‘hellos’ and ‘goodbyes’, whether love at first sight or burying one’s beloved. The centrepiece is Parry’s Songs of Farewell, marking the 100th anniversary of their composition and their composer’s death, alongside music by Haydn, Lassus, Rutter and Stanford. Join us for an evening of beautiful and touching music.

7.30pm. St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park, Chiswick, W4
£17 (concessions £15, students/under 18s £5)

  Box office: http://www.wegottickets.com/petrossingers

  Enquiries: tickets@petrossingers.org


The Hanwell Voice Studio www.lydiamarchione.com

To July 2018


Singing lessons with a professional opera singer from English National Opera. Master a solid vocal technique, essential for success in performance. Tuition for all musical styles. Beginners welcome.

The Hanwell Voice Studio, W7 Enquiries (Lydia Marchione, AGSM): 07791 170662


Ealing Junior Music School www.ejms.org.uk

Jan 2018

  Younger Years

EJMS is a Saturday morning music school for 3-18 year olds; we are based at Twyford C of E High School in Acton. We provide individual instrumental tuition on almost every instrument of the orchestra, as well as guitar and singing lessons, in a relaxed and fun environment. We run some 20 orchestras and ensembles and three choirs, including one for parents, along with musicianship classes for our youngest pupils. Parents can relax in the café. Ensemble-only pupils are welcome. Sorry, we do not do piano lessons.

8.30am - 1.30pm. Twyford CofE High School W3 9PP. Spring term starts Jan 6th.
Charges vary, depending on course taken Enquiries: admin@ejms.org.uk


The Friends of St Mary’s Perivale  www.st-marys-perivale.org.uk



Sunday 18 March: Michael Foyle (violin) Maksim Stsura (piano)
Sunday 25 March: The Fournier Piano Trio


Monday 2 April: Yume Fujise (violin) Jamal Aliyev (cello) Hugh Mather (piano)

Sunday 8 April: The Adderbury Ensemble with Viv McLean (piano)

Sunday 15 April: Ashley Fripp (piano)

Sunday 22 April: Corinne Morris (cello) Peter Limonov (piano)

Sunday 29 April: The Blaze Ensemble


Sunday 6 May: Fenella Humphreys (violin) Sam Armstrong (piano)

Sunday 27 May: Ensembles from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire


3pm. St Mary’s Church, Perivale Lane, Perivale UB6 8SS
Free with retiring collection  Enquiries: 020 8997 7691 / hmather@btopenworld.com



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Ealing Chamber Music Club www.ecmc.org.uk

September 2018

New playing members (and visitors) are always welcome at our regular evenings. Free refreshments.

Second Monday in the month, except August.

8pm. St Mary’s Church, Perivale
  Enquiries: 020 3143 3206 / ealingchambermusic@gmail.com

Capital Chorus www.capitalchorus.co.uk

September 2018


We’re a friendly, diverse and welcoming group of men who love to sing close-harmony songs in the barbershop style. Whatever your age or experience, come and meet us at our weekly open rehearsal. Barbershop could be the exciting, rewarding, fun hobby you’re looking for.

7.45 - 10.15pm. Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield Avenue, Ealing W13 9PR
  Enquiries: 07963 595930

West London Strings www.westlondonstrings.org.uk

June 2018

Come and join us! We are a friendly, supportive string orchestra which plays classical music on Monday evenings in West Kensington. Anyone is welcome, from 18 to 80+. Grade 4 upwards, no auditions. To find out more, visit www.westlondonstrings.org.uk or call Sheila Metcalfe on 020 8946 6185.

7.15 - 9.30pm. St Mary’s Church Hall, Edith Road, London W14
£90 per term Enquiries (Sheila Metcalfe): 020 8946 6185

The Love2sing Choir www.love2sing.co.uk

September 2018


Come and sing with us at the Love2sing Ealing Choir. Take part in fun, friendly and informative weekly rehearsals and twice yearly concerts. The choir meets for 35 rehearsals per year (terms vary 10-13wks). You will make new friends, raise money, learn and Love2sing. Styles include: Pop, Musical Theatre, Big Band, Rock, Motown, Traditional, World Music and more. Terms run from Sept (Autumn), Jan (Spring) and April/May (Summer).

3pm. North Hanwell Baptist Church, Cuckoo Avenue, W7 1BW

Monthly subscription: £20.40   Termly: £70 (10 wks) - £91 (13wks).
Terms vary. Check term lengths at: www.love2sing.co.uk/term-dates
  Enquiries: 07989 560603 / info@love2sing.co.uk

Ealing Choral Society www.ealingchoralsociety.org.uk

January 2018


Come and join us at rehearsals for Beethoven’s dramatic Missa Solemnis (to be performed at the Cadogan Hall on Saturday 18th March 2018). New members welcome, especially tenors and basses!

7.35 - 9.45pm from January 8th. Ealing Green Church Hall, Ealing Green, W5
Free membership for 16-23 year olds, reduced membership for 30 years and under, 50% reduction for new tenors and basses.
  Enquiries: 07932 460388 / membership@ealingchoralsociety.org.uk

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Mondays - Thursdays

Ealing Guitar Classes www.nevhawkins.com

January 2018


12-week Beginners and Intermediate guitar courses for adults. See website for full details, or contact Nev Hawkins.

8-9.30pm. Ealing venues.
Fees vary depending upon which course you take.

  Enquiries: 020 8621 3336 / 07906 328273 / info@nevhawkins.com


The Friends of St Mary’s Perivale  www.st-marys-perivale.org.uk



6 March: Olga Jegunova

13 March: Reiko Fujisawa

20 March: Alexander Ullman

27 March: Martin Cousin


3 April: Callum McLachlan

10 Apil: Tyler Hay

17 April: Evgeny Genchev

24 April: Tommaso Carlini


1 May: Alexander Karpeyev

8 May: Victor Maslov

15 May: Renata Konyicska

22 May: Richard Uttley

29 May: Iyad Sughayer


2pm. St Mary’s Church, Perivale Lane, Perivale. UB6 8SS

Free with retiring collection  Enquiries: 020 8997 7691 / hmather@btopenworld.com

Petros Singers www.petrossingers.org

March 2018

We are a well-regarded chamber choir known for our communicative singing and varied repertoire – from major oratorios to exquisite miniatures. In 2018 we’re collaborating with The Marian Consort to perform the work of Thomas Tallis; and exploring musical portraits of hellos and goodbyes with Parry’s Songs of Farewell as a centrepiece, marking the centenary of his death.

We rehearse at St Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane, W6 on Tuesdays during term-time from 8-9.45pm. Annual subscription £190. Tenors and basses are welcome to audition. We’d also love to hear from young singers; members aged 27 or under can join free of charge under our bursary scheme, subject to audition. Supporting The Upper Room (www.theupperroom.org.uk).

  Please contact membership@petrossinsgers.org and see our website for full details.


The Friends of St Mary’s Perivale  www.st-marys-perivale.org.uk



7 March: Sian Dicker (soprano) Stephen Rose (piano) / The Seta String Sextet

14 March: Alena Walentin (flute) Niklas Walentin (violin) Viv McLean (piano)

21 March: Franklin Cohen & Christopher Richards (clarinets) Dina Duisen (piano)


4 April: Chris Hankin (flute) Richard Shaw (piano) / The Chagall Piano Quartet

18 April: Mathilde Milwidsky (violin) John Reid (piano) /Penelope Appleyard & the Florisma Baroque Ensemble

25 April: Alexandra Lomeiko (violin) Gamal Khamis (piano) / James Gilbert (clarinet) Miguel Sobrinho (viola) Alim Beisembayev (piano)


2 May: The Accia Piano Trio

9 May: Lisa Ueda (violin) Daniele Rinaldo (piano) / The Esposito String Quartet

16 May: Eriko Nagayama (violin) Yi-Shing Cheng (piano) / The Coriolis Wind Quintet

23 May: Julia Pusker (violin) / The Salome Quartet

7.30pm. St Mary’s Church, Perivale Lane, Perivale. UB6 8SS

Free with retiring collection  Enquiries: 020 8997 7691 / hmather@btopenworld.com

Ealing Folk Club

March 2018

Listeners, singers, players, all welcome. As long as it’s unplugged, anything goes! See ealingsessions.wordpress.com in Blogroll section for more information.

First Wednesday of every month, 8-11pm
The Grange, Warwick Road, Ealing W5 3XH
Free entry Enquiries (Bob): bob_little@ntlworld.com




Questors Choir www.questorschoir.org.uk

November 2018: advert Dec 2017 - Jan 2018


Don’t be shy – come along and see what you make of us. Newcomers can attend up to three sessions on a free trial basis. There are no auditions, and all abilities and voice parts are welcome. Try us out and you’ll soon have a passion for choral singing!
Our repertoire is deliberately varied. Past concert performances include major works ranging from Baroque to contemporary, as well as folk songs, spirituals and carols. Above all, we aim to enjoy ourselves through singing. In addition to performing in three to four concerts a year, we also organise or take part in open singing days, choral workshops and singing festivals. Each Christmas we sing for a national or local charity selected by choir members.

8 - 10pm. St Martin’s Church, Hale Gardens, W3 9SQ
Full year £140 or £130 early bird or £110 concessions; term £60 or £50 concessions.

Anyone over 16 can join, and if you are 25 or under your annual membership is free of charge.
  Enquiries: 020 8816 7734 / 07802 720333 or see www.questorschoir.org.uk

The Love2sing Choir www.love2sing.co.uk

September 2018


Come and sing with us at the Love2sing Ealing Choir. Take part in fun, friendly and informative weekly rehearsals and twice yearly concerts. The choir meets for 35 rehearsals per year (terms vary 10-13wks). You will make new friends, raise money, learn and Love2sing. Styles include: Pop, Musical Theatre, Big Band, Rock, Motown, Traditional, World Music and more. Terms run from Sept (Autumn), Jan (Spring) and April/May (Summer).

7.30-9.30pm. St Christopher’s, Bordars Road, Hanwell, W7 1AG

Monthly subscription: £26.25   Termly: £90 (10 wks) - £117 (13wks).
Terms vary. Check: www.love2sing.co.uk/term-dates
  Enquiries: 07989 560603 / info@love2sing.co.uk

Gregorian Chant: Ealing Abbey Lay Plainchant Choir

December 2018

Director Fr Peter Burns OSB.
Exploring the riches of the Gregorian Chant tradition. New members always welcome. We usually sing at a Parish Liturgy once each month at 12 noon. A group also sings at a local care home monthly.

6.30 for 6.40 - 8pm. Bulbeck Room of the Ealing Abbey Parish Centre
Voluntary contribution of £2 per session

  Enquiries: 020 8862 2160 / gregorianchantealing@gmail.com

Julian Light Operatic Society www.julianoperatic.org

March 2018

NAUTICAL NICETIES – our Spring Musical Entertainment

We’re starting rehearsals for our Spring show, Nautical Niceties, featuring extracts from HMS Pinafore and many more. New members will be made very welcome, especially (shock) sopranos and altos.

7.45pm. Nelson Room, Ealing Town Hall
No charge. If you stay with us, we do have a membership fee.

  Enquiries: 07976 577 232 / inform@julianoperatic.org


Ealing Common Choir www.smce.org.uk

March 2019


Experience the pleasure of singing an amazingly wide repertoire to a high standard. We give 3-4 concerts a year interspersed with workshops and social events.
You should be able to read music, sing in tune and sight read a simple line.

7.30 - 9.30pm. St Matthew’s Church, North Common Road, Ealing W5 2QA

£40 per term. Try the choir for free for your first ever 3 weeks.
Concessions for all students.  Enquiries: chair@smce.org.uk

  / www.smce.org.uk


St Barnabas Church www.barnabites.org/concerts



9 March: Vitaly Pisarenko (piano)

16 March: Hugh Mather (organ)

23 March: The Kirkman String Quartet


6 April: Akito Goto (cello) Stephen Gutman (piano)

13 April: SongHa Choi (violin)

20 April: Mishka Rushdie Momen (piano)

27 April: Milena Simovic (viola) Olga Sitkovetsky (piano)


4 May: Tolga Atalay UN (piano)

11 May: The Armorel piano trio

18 May: Adam Heron (piano)

25 May: to be arranged


1pm. St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG

Free with retiring collection
  Enquiries: 020 8997 7691 / hmather@btopenworld.com

Ealing Youth Orchestra

March 2018

Regular Friday term-time rehearsals, 5 concerts a year plus annual European tour. Aged 13-19, Grade 6 standard and above.

6-9pm, Twyford CofE High School, Acton
  Full audition details: www.eyo.org.uk
  Contact (EYO Chair Chris Brown): chair@eyo.org.uk