News Archive

November 24, 2014
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain returns for New Year tour with John Wilson

The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers returns in January 2015 for concerts in Leeds Town Hall and London’s Barbican with charismatic conductor John Wilson

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November 21, 2014
Saffron Hall adds new dates for spring 2015 season

Adding to an already diverse 2014/2015 season programme, Saffron Hall today announces the addition of five more concerts to their season, further enhancing Saffron Hall’s reputation as a beacon of excellence, attracting top flight artists.

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November 11, 2014
Royal Choral Society’s Remembrance Sunday performance of Britten’s War Requiem raises over £100,000 for Veterans Aid

A landmark event amongst the 2014 First World War centenary commemorations, it has exceeded all expectations by raising more than £100,000 for Veterans Aid, a remarkable charity providing today’s ex-servicemen and women in crisis with immediate support and with extraordinary effectiveness.

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October 30, 2014
Mahogany Opera Group teams up with children across the UK for brand new touring production of 'Brundibár'

Children across the country are given a rare chance to work with professional musicians, director and production staff as Mahogany Opera Group tours the UK with its brand new production of Hans Krása’s Brundibár, a 1938 work famously performed in concentration camp Thereseinstadt.

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October 29, 2014
Opera superstar and Kansas super-fan Joyce DiDonato sings US National Anthem at World Series Final after worldwide social media campaign

Lifelong Kansas City Royals fan Joyce DiDonato sings the US National Anthem at the final game of the Major League Baseball World Series tonight, 29 October, where her home team meets the San Francisco Giants, attracting over 25 million viewers.

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October 17, 2014
UK Critics’ Circle Announces Music Awards for 2014

The fourth annual Critics’ Circle Music Awards are announced today, with composer George Benjamin to receive the 2014 Award for Outstanding Musician.

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October 15, 2014
John Tavener: A Celebration

The Bach Choir pays tribute to legendary composer Sir John Tavener with UK premiere of one of his final large-scale choral works, written especially for the choir.

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October 1, 2014
Star of ENO and The South Bank Show Angel Blue releases debut solo CD, 'Joy Alone'

Angel Blue – the former beauty queen and rising opera star – releases her highly anticipated debut disc this autumn, coinciding with her return to English National Opera in the lead role of Mimì in Jonathan Miller’s production of La bohème (29 Oct – 6 Dec).

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September 30, 2014
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski extend partnership

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to announce that its long-standing and celebrated partnership with Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, will continue until at least 2018.

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September 18, 2014
Classical recording industry gathers for the ‘Oscars of classical music’

The flautist Sir James Galway has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Gramophone’s glamorous awards ceremony at London’s St John’s Smith Square.

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