23rd January 2020

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches: cancelled

9th January 2020

Concert: The Aglica Trio

We are delighted to be hosting a concert by the Aglica Trio, all graduates of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, performing music by Debussy, Debois, Takemitsu, Corelli and Mattias. The Aglica Trio comprises Carys Gittins on flute, Agnieszka Zyniewitz on viola and Lise Vandersmissen on harp.  Each has received personal acclaim, as well as support and tuition from prestigious artists since leaving Guildhall – and together they have created this programme which brings together their British, Polish and Belgian roots.  Free entry. Donations to the charity welcomed.

27th November 2019

Concert: Treasures of the early baroque

The Musicke in the Ayre ensemble is joining us once again to perform some rare baroque gems for three voices.  Join us in the Chapel for a celebration of music from Ferrara, Florence and Venice, where baroque music had its beginnings around the end of the 16th century. This was where professionally trained female singers first made their mark as singing ladies in the noble courts. Music exploiting more than one beautiful voice was favoured, leading to composers such as Monteverdi, Strozzi, Legrenzi, Luzzaschi and more producing many wonderful duets and even trios for the ladies to sing; this programme gives but a sample of such riches.  Singers Sophia Brumfitt and Melissa Scott with Jane Hunt from Bath, accompanied as ever by founder lutenist/luthier Din Ghani on archlute and baroque guitar of his own making. Tickets £12 on the door. (£11 online in advance)

11th September 2019

Tonos Humanos: Secular songs to the guitar & lute from C17th Spain

Born 400 years ago this year, Jose Marin – defrocked priest, convicted murderer, guitarist and composer – wrote over fifty songs to the baroque guitar, known to us only from a manuscript held in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Known as “Tonos Humanos”, a number of these form the core of this programme, complemented by works by some of his contemporaries such as Hidalgo, Duron and Aranies. These rarely heard songs help to light up a relatively dark period of Spanish music.  As a native speaker, Madrid-based soprano Olalla Vargas will bring out the full flavour of these idiomatic songs with their Iberian rhythms. Din Ghani will accompany on baroque guitar and lute. Olalla and Din perform as part of Din’s “Musicke in the Ayre” project whose 7-year mission so far has been to explore (with a growing group of singers) the wider reaches of the 16/17th century repertoire for solo voice(s) and plucked string, bringing it to audiences across the UK and on the Continent.
Tickets £12 at the door, or £11 in advance here.

4th September 2019

Candlelit Christmas Carol Concert

Sorry – the concert tickets are all sold out! Please join us for what promises to be our most memorable Carol Concert to date!  Raise up your voices to sing your favourite carols, and immerse yourselves in the sublime sound of the Pegasus Choir, in the wonderful festive atmosphere of our Jacobean Chapel. This year we are delighted to present a host of special celebrity readers including writers Bonnie Greer and Tracey Borman, bringing Christmas stories vividly to life.  Mingle beforehand with a mince pie and cup of warming mulled wine (included in the ticket price) at this celebratory evening.

21st August 2019

Powerful and Dangerous!

We are delighted to be presenting a concert by The Fourth Choir, London’s leading LGBT+ chamber choir. Known for their performances of great choral works from early music to contemporary choral masterpiece, the choir was formed in 2013, and has built a reputation on the world-class classical music scene. ‘Powerful and Dangerous’ celebrates an extraordinary group of women from different centuries and from many walks of life from Queen Elizabeth I (one of the most notable people to stay here at the Charterhouse) to Lady Phyll, from Sappho to Marielle Franco, and from Nina Simone to Lyra McKee. The music will be just as diverse as these amazing women are – with compositions by African-American Rosephayne Powell, Baroque nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Italian singer Barbara Strozzi, as well as music honouring women written by John Wilbye, Francis Poulenc, and a set of Mexican folk songs by David Conte. Narrators for the evening will be two “Great Ladies of the Theatre” – Fourth Choir Patron, Dame Ann Murray and Annette Badland.

We regret that this event has now SOLD OUT!

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