Current Season


Wednesday 2 November 2016, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, SW1

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Raphaela Papadakis soprano
Mary Nelson soprano
William Towers counter-tenor
Nathan Vale tenor
Michael Craddock bass
Brian McAlea bass

Counterpoint period instrument ensemble

Tickets £30, £25, £20, £16, £12
Box Office (020) 7730 4500

In this great oratorio, written three years before Messiah, the chorus takes the starring role in telling the Biblical story of the Hebrews’ escape from oppression and slavery in Egypt.

Having set the scene, Handel’s music in Part 1 vividly depicts the succession of plagues that compelled the Pharaoh to release Moses and his people. Part 2 is a triumphant setting of Moses’ song of praise to the Lord for their deliverance.

Saturday 26 November 2016
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, WC2

with organist James Longford

4.00pm: Advent Carols by Candlelight

Tickets £16, £12, £7 A selection of choral music for the eve of Advent.

7.30pm: English Music for the Season of Advent

Tickets: £29, £25, £22, £16, £9

The choir will be joined by tenor Benjamin Clark to perform music by English composers from medieval times to the present day, meditating on the significance of Advent and rejoicing in the coming of the Saviour.
Box Office for both concerts:

(020) 7766 1100, www.smitf.org

Thursday 15 December 2016, 7.30pm
Holy Trinity Sloane Square, SW1

Carols for Choir and Audience

with organist James Longford

Tickets £20 (under-16s £10) to include a programme and an interval drink.

Box Office (020) 7730 4500 www.cadoganhall.com and at the door

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2

Rachmaninov: The Bells
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Fantasy Overture - Romeo and Juliet

Natalya Romaniw soprano
Andrew Rees tenor
Michael Druiett baritone

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tickets £35, £30, £25, £20, £16, £12
Box Office (020) 7638 8891

The four movements of Rachmaninov’s choral symphony, set to a Russian version of the poem The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe, brilliantly portray the glittering silver sleigh-bells, mellow golden wedding bells, clamorous brass alarm bells and mournful iron funeral bells accompanying the journey from youth to the grave. The concert also includes the exotic suite from Borodin’s opera Prince Igor and Tchaikovsky’s impassioned orchestral interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Thursday 13 July 2017, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, SW1

A Night at the Opera

Erica Eloff soprano
Jeanette Ager mezzo soprano
Alexander James Edwards tenor
Peter Willcock baritone

Southbank Sinfonia

Tickets £30, £25, £20, £16, £12
Box Office (020) 7730 4500

A wide-ranging selection of overtures, arias, choruses and longer sequences from German, French, Italian and English operas, including Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Verdi’s La Traviata, Bizet’s Carmen and Wagner’s Die Meistersinger.

Among the well-known items will be Papageno’s bird-catcher aria from The Magic Flute, the drinking chorus from La Traviata, the Habanera and the Toreador Song from Carmen and the Prelude to Act One and the Finale from Die Meistersinger.