Quidam Vocal Masterclass: Alison Wells
Saturday 17th November 18:00 (doors at 17:30), St Peter's Church
This will be given by Alison Wells who teaches at the Royal College of Music. A large part of Alison's work is in the field of contemporary music and she has broadcast many times for Radio 3. There will be four singers who will each be given 30 minutes to work on a song or aria of their choice. Three singers have confirmed so far: Hannah Crerar (Mezzo - soprano), Eric Kallo (Counter - tenor), Milly Forrest (Soprano), Pianist (Jo Ramadan). Tickets are £10 and can be bought on the door.
Quidam in Discussion: Gradle to Grave - The Five Giants
Thursday 6th November 20:15, St Peter's Church
Nicholas Timmins (the Financial Times’ Public Policy Editor 1996-2012 and
author of ‘The Five Giants: A Biography of the Welfare State’ (3rd Edition William
Collins 2017)) will examine ‘the five giants’ that Sir William Beveridge (echoing Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress) identified in his 1943 report for post-war governments to slay: squalor, ignorance, want, idleness and disease.
Petros Singers: Hodie!
Saturday 15th November 19:30 (doors 19:00), St Peter's Church
Petros Singers celebrate music written for Christmas Day itself, such as the triumphant opening chorus of J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and the splendid polychoral motet Puer Natus in Bethlehem by Michael Praetorius. These showpiece works are placed alongside Bruckner’s Virga Jesse, Parry’s Wolcum Yule, Michael Haydn’s Viderunt Omnes and recent pieces by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Cecilia McDowall. Holst’s choral fantasy Christmas Day brings the concert to a joyous finale. There will be the usual mixture of seasonal carols for the audience to join in. Download the flyer here.
Drawing with light: Photographs from the William Morris Society Collection
Until 28th February 2019 14:00 - 17:00, Kelmscott House, 26 Upper Mall, W6 9TA
Featuring previously unseen photographs of William Morris and his family and homes, this exhibition brings together the piopnneering photographs of Emery Walker, Frederick Hollyer, John Robert Parsons and Arthur Halcrow Verstage.
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