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Wednesday - Sunday 7 - 11 February

Ealing Music and Film Festival www.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org

6th SUPERB YEAR – HOLD THE DATES

Five days of exciting concerts, films and more!
Full details on website as they are confirmed, and in February-March printed Diary.

  Enquiries: chair@ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org

NOVEMBER 2017

 

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Thursday 16 November

Ealing Music and Film Festival  www.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org

A “taster” concert prior to the February 2018 Festival

SCHUBERT: Fantasy in F minor for Piano Duet

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in E flat Op.31 No. 3

BRAHMS: Fantasies Op.116, Nos. 1 & 4; Piano Pieces Op.118 Nos. 3 & 6

MOZART: Sonata in F for Piano Duet

Emilie Capulet and Julian Gallant (piano: solo and four hands)

7.30pm. St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH
£10 (seniors £8, students £6, under-11s £4).
Further concessions if you book this and the 23 November concert together.

  Booking: www.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org/node/86

Saturday 18 November

Ealing Choral Society www.ealingchoralsociety.org.uk

MOZART: Solemn Vespers

HANDEL: Te Deum

RAMEAU: Overture to Les fêtes de Polymnie

PURCELL: Come Ye Sons of Art

with Sinfonia Britannica. Conductor Jonathan Williams

7.45pm. St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, W5 1QG
£17 (concessions £15, 16 and under £3)
Enquiries: 07957 923341 / www.wegottickets.com/event/406873

 

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Thursday 23 November

Ealing Music and Film Festival  www.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org

A “taster” concert prior to the February 2018 Festival

Duo Lineagalante – celebrated Russian soprano Diana Gouglina and pianist Julian Gallant – will perform a selection of songs by Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, Britten, Messiaen and Poulenc.

7.30pm. St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH
£10 (seniors £8, students £6, under-11s £4).
Further concessions if you book this and the 16 November concert together.

  Booking: www.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org/node/87

Saturday 25 November

Ealing Symphony Orchestra www.ealingso.org.uk

Matthew TAYLOR: Symphony No. 4

KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto

WAGNER: The Ride of the Valkyries

NIELSEN: Symphony No. 4 (“Inextinguishable”)

Fenella Humphreys (violin), Ealing Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Gibbons

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

  Online tickets: www.ealingso.org.uk/tickets
  Enquiries: 020 8567 4075 / secretary@ealingso.org.uk

West London Sinfonia www.westlondonsinfonia.org

Passing the Reformation Baton

BACH / STOKOWSKI: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

CECILIA McDOWELL: Floreat Oriana

WAGNER: Parsifal – Prelude & Good Friday Music

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No 5 (The Reformation )

Guest conductor Marc Dooley, Leader Iwona Boesche

7.30pm. St Michael & All Angels W4 1TT (Turnham Green station)
£14 (concessions £12, child/student £5) Box office: 020 3475 4200

  Enquiries: www.westlondonsinfonia.org or at the door

DECEMBER 2017

Friday 1 - Saturday 2 December

HEOS Musical Theatre www.heos.org.uk

A CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Enjoy a varied concert of Christmas carols and songs, interspersed with festive readings.

7pm + Sat matinee 2.30pm. Northolt Methodist Church, Church Road, Northolt, UB5 5AE
£10 (concessions £7.50, under-5s free), including mince pie and coffee/tea

  Enquiries: 020 8567 4075 / mhpartridge@par.me.uk

  Box office: 07558 841523

Saturday 2 December

Ealing Guitar Classes www.nevhawkins.com

DECLAN MILLER LIVE

Introducing the masterful Declan Miller, winner of the 2015 New Shoots competition and undoubted rising star of the folk world. Declan first came to the attention of the British Folk scene in 2015, at Keynsham Music Festival at the tender age of 17, leaving an immediate and lasting impression with his sublime musicianship and honest, earthy songwriting. Encouraged to enter the New Shoots Competition for that year, Declan took the grand prize. Definitely ‘one to watch’. Also featuring local guitar orchestra OLR and The Inside Outs. More acts TBC.

8.30pm. 127 Oaklands Rd, Hanwell, London W7 2DT
£12 on the door. £10 if you book by phone or email
Enquiries: 07906 328273 / 020 8621 3336 / info@nevhawkins.com

Saturday 9 December

Petros Singers www.petrossingers.org

NOT “THE MESSIAH”

Whilst Handel’s oratorio is widely regarded as the pinnacle of seasonal music, this concert focuses instead on the work of his librettist, Charles Jennens, whose brilliant biblical scholarship is recast in a new sequence of Christmas motets, anthems and carols. The concert will feature music by Finzi, Palestrina, Naylor, Byrd and Taverner, alongside more familiar favourites.
Philippa Boyle (soprano), Robert Davies (baritone), Andrew Wells (organ), and Richard Bannan (Musical Director).

7.30pm. St Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, W6
£17, £15 (concessions £15, students/under 18s £5)
  Enquiries: tickets@petrossingers.org

Questors Choir www.questorschoir.org.uk

HARK NOW HEAR... QUESTORS CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Questors Choir are joined by the Aurelian Brass Ensemble in the St Martin’s 2017 Christmas Concert. Musical Director Philip Norman has penned new carol sequences involving choir, organ and brass, and arrangements for Little Drummer Boy and Mary’s Boy Child. The concert will also feature a Norwegian Christmas Fanfare, Holst’s Christmas Day, and much more. As usual, there will be choruses for everyone to join in.

7.30pm. St Martin’s Church, Hale Gardens, W3 9SQ
£14, (advance booking & concessions £12, under 12s free).
Complimentary mince pie and glass of wine or soft drink.
  Enquiries: 020 8816 7734 / 07802 720333

  Online Box Office: www.questorschoir.org.uk

 

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Sunday 10 December

West London Sinfonia www.westlondonsinfonia.org

FUN FOR FAMILIES Younger Years

A concert of short pieces for orchestra inspired by Winter from The Seasons by Vivaldi – so bring your warmest clothes.
Our Leader Iwona Boesche will introduce Winter, and play the solo violin part.

Other pieces will include A Winter Bonfire, A Troika Ride, Thunder & Lightning, The Skaters’ Waltz and some surprises as well as carols and songs for Christmas.

3pm. St Michael & All Angels W4 1TT (Turnham Green station)
£10 (children £5) Enquiries: 020 3475 4200

Saturday 16 December

Ealing Choral Society www.ealingchoralsociety.org.uk

CAROL CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF THE VOLUNTEER LINK SCHEME

Come along and support this wonderful charity who provide volunteer befriending to housebound people in Ealing. We’ll be singing much-loved Christmas carols, and there will be readings by journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant as well as MP Steve Pound, amongst many others. Wine and mince pies will be available as well to round out the evening!

7pm. St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, W5 1QG
£12 (no concessions, 16 and under £6)
  Enquiries: 07957 923341 / wegottickets.com/event/406886

Sunday 17 December

Ealing Common Choir and Orchestra www.smce.org.uk

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

Musical Director: Phiroz Dalal
Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas...

HANDEL: Messiah - Christmas Choruses
BACH: Wachet Auf - excerpts
Classic Christmas carols and festive songs

6 for 6.30pm. St Matthew’s Church, North Common Road, W5
£12, including mulled wine and a mince pie Box Office: www.smce.org.uk
  Enquiries: info@smce.org.uk

JANUARY 2018

Thursday 4 January

Ealing Guitar Classes www.nevhawkins.com

FREE TASTER GUITAR CLASS FOR ADULTS

Bring a guitar(!) with you to join in, although we should have a few spares on hand. Find out about playing songs and lead guitar. Discover the courses on offer provided by Ealing Guitar Classes (starting the week after the taster lesson). The aim will be for everyone attending to play something musical together, as a group. Feel free to turn up on the night or contact Nev Hawkins / visit website for more information. Free ‘one to one’ lessons available as well.

8-9.30pm. St Mary’s Church Hall. 62 Greenford Ave. W7 3QP
  Enquiries: 07906 328273 / 020 8621 3336 / info@nevhawkins.com

Saturday 20 January

Questors Choir www.questorschoir.org.uk

CHORAL WORKSHOP - TUBA MIRUM

An afternoon to practise and sing some wonderful choral music, Cherubini’s C minor Requiem, and learn about its background and other requiems through PowerPoint audio and visual illustrations.

If you’re thinking of joining a choir or are already a member, this is a great way to kick-start your singing year!

1 - 5.30pm. St Martin’s Church, Hale Gardens, W3 9SQ
You must be at least 16 to attend, and anyone aged 16-25 has free entry.
To over 25s, the workshop is £15 on the door.
If you book before 1st January, it is only £10.
  Enquiries: 020 8816 7734 / 07802 720333

  Online Box Office: www.questorschoir.org.uk

 

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LONG-TERM & REGULAR EVENTS

The Hanwell Voice Studio www.lydiamarchione.com

To July 2018

SINGING LESSONS

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

Saturdays

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

Sundays

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

SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS AT ST MARY’S PERIVALE

 

12 November, 7.30pm: Trio Isimsiz (please note later time)

19 November, 3pm: Jianing Kong (piano)

 

7 January, 3pm: Yoanna Prodanova (cello) Rosie Richardson (piano)

14 January, 3pm: The Barbican Chamber Ensemble

21 January, 3pm: Dinara Klinton piano recital

28 January, 3pm: The Artisti con Brio Ensemble

 

Days and times as above. St Mary’s Church, Perivale Lane, Perivale UB6 8SS
Free with retiring collection  Enquiries: 020 8997 7691 / hmather@btopenworld.com

Mondays

 

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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

WEEKLY REHEARSAL

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

HEOS Musical Theatre www.heos.org.uk

January 2018

JOIN HEOS!

Come and join one of the premiere musical theatre groups in west London. In early April we will be performing Made In Dagenham at The Questors Theatre in Ealing, and we are looking for men to join the chorus (no audition required, and no previous experience necessary). Rehearsals are on Monday evenings in Northolt. We are a very friendly group, and look forward to welcoming you.

7.30pm. Northolt Methodist Church Hall, Church Road, Northolt, UB5 5AE (just off the target roundabout on the A40). Enquiries: 020 8567 4075 / memsec@heos.org.uk

The Love2sing Choir www.love2sing.co.uk

September 2018

THE LOVE2SING EALING CHOIR

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

JOIN OUR CHOIR!

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

GUITAR COURSES FOR ADULTS

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

Tuesdays

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

TUESDAY AFTERNOON PIANO RECITAL SERIES

 

7 November: Konstantin Lapshin

14 November: Alexander Pavlovic

21 November: Sasha Grynyuk

28 November: Jamina Gerl

 

5 December: Alicja Fiderkiewicz

12 December: Olga Paliy

 

2 January: Luka Okros

9 January: Hao Zi Yoh

16 January: Margaret Fingerhut

23 January: Lara Melda

30 January: Yuanfan Yang

 

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

September 2017

WE ARE AUDITIONING FOR 2017-18 SEASON

Currently recruiting in all parts. Come and join us at open rehearsals on Tuesdays 19 and 26 September, followed by an informal audition with our musical director, Richard Bannan.
We are a well-regarded chamber choir known for our communicative singing and varied repertoire – from major oratorios to exquisite miniatures. Our 2017-18 season includes a Christmas concert featuring the works of Handel’s librettist Charles Jennens, and a collaboration with The Marian Consort performing the work of Thomas Tallis.
We rehearse at St Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane, W6 on Tuesdays during term-time from 8-9.45pm. Annual subscription £190. We would love to hear from young singers; members aged 27 or under can join free of charge under our bursary scheme, subject to audition.

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

Wednesdays

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

WEDNESDAY EVENING CONCERTS AT ST MARY’S PERIVALE

 

8 November: Caterina Grewe (piano) / The Milgram Piano Trio

15 November: Samuel Queen (baritone) Audrey Hyland (piano) / The Behn String Quartet

22 November: Julia Hwang (violin) Charles Matthews (piano) / Irene Veneziano (piano)

29 November: Jeanette Ager (soprano) Viv McLean (piano) / The Armorel Piano Trio

 

6 December: Rosalind Ventris (viola) Marisa Gupta (piano) / Iuno Connolly (soprano) Dylan Perez (piano)

13 December: The Grier trio

3 January: Ben Baker (violin) Jonathan Bloxham (cello) Daniel Lebhardt (piano)

17 January: Nika Shoot and Sasha Grynuk (piano duo) / Katerina Nazarova (violin) Olga Sitkovetsky (piano)

31 January: Anna Hashimoto (clarinet) / Oscar Perks (violin) Sebastian Kolin (cello) Caroline Palmer (piano)

 

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

November 2017

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

 

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Questors Choir www.questorschoir.org.uk

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COME AND SING WITH QUESTORS CHOIR

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

THE LOVE2SING EALING CHOIR

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

Thursdays

Ealing Common Choir www.smce.org.uk

January 2018

WEEKLY REHEARSALS

Musical Director: Phiroz Dalal

Phiroz has lived in Ealing all his life. He studied piano with Eileen Rowe and gained a Masters in choral education at Roehampton. He currently sings with the BBC Symphony Chorus.

If you have sung on and off all your life, can sing in tune, read music and sight-read a simple line then you’ll enjoy our friendly choir.

We give three concerts a year, one per term.

We sing everything from the Brahms Requiem to songs written by living composers like Howard Goodall and Eric Whitacre.

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

Unbelievably only £40 per term Enquiries: info@smce.org.uk

Ealing Common Choir www.smce.org.uk

September 2017

REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR: CHRISTMAS CONCERT – SUNDAY 17th DEC 2017

Messiah Part 1 (Christmas Portion)

Bach Chorale

Christmas carols and songs

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

£40 per term - try us free for 3 weeks Enquiries: info@smce.org.uk

Fridays

St Barnabas Church www.barnabites.org/concerts

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME CONCERTS AT ST BARNABAS CHURCH

 

10 November: The Nicolo piano quintet

17 November: The London Panufnik trio

24 November: Irene Veneziano (piano)

 

1 December: Musicians from St Benedict’s School

5 January: to be arranged

12 January: Nicolo Piano Quintet.

19 January: Viv McLean (piano)

26 January: Patricia Hammond (soprano) and the Lovekyn Consort

 

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

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