Proms at St Jude’s is back, bigger and better than ever
21 June, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor
Beaten Track Duo Dori Raphael & Rosie Bergonzi – Saturday June 30
The fabulous Proms at St Jude’s gets under way again at St Jude on the Hill in Hampstead Garden Suburb this Saturday, running through to the Last Night at the Proms on Sunday July 1. Its programme of concerts is getting better and better by the year, full of artistry, virtuosity and diversity with world-class performers, young musicians, jazz and choral music. Tickets still available for all concerts bar one.
Saturday June 23
• 12.45pm: Shostakovich & Mussorgsky pieces performed by The Echo Ensemble – plus composition by local musician, conductor Noah Max.
• 7.45pm: Mozart’s 13th piano concerto performed by outstanding French pianist Cédric Tiberghien and Aurora Orchestra plus Mozart’s 40th symphony.
Sunday June 24
• 7pm: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro/Nevill Holt Opera and Royal Northern Sinfonia.
Monday June 25
• 12.45pm: Haydn/Chopin piano recital by Asagi Nakata.
• 7.45pm: Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore with piano accompaniment / Charles Court Opera.
Tuesday June 26:
• 12.45pm: Cello recital – Beethoven & Grieg sonatas et al: Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev and pianist Maria Tarasewicz.
• 7.45pm: Great American Songbook + Kurt Weill songs et al: Jacqui Dankworth and strikingly dynamic ensemble Counterpoise.
Wednesday, June 27
• 12.45pm: Choral concert – Imperial College Chamber Choir.
• 7.45pm: 18th Century music: Septura Brass Septet.
Thursday, June 28
• 12.45pm: Schools’ Prom.
• 7.45pm: Beethoven & Brahms piano trios: Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio (sold out).
Friday June 29
• 12.45pm in the Free Church: Harp recital by Milo Harper, first prize winner of the Camac Harp Competition.
• 7.45pm: Handel & Vivaldi pieces: Baroque specialist soprano Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music.
Saturday June 30
• 12.45pm: Innovative percussion – vibrant duo Beaten Track, Dori Raphael & Rosie Bergonzi.
• 7.45pm: Simply Dylan: John O’Connell & his band pay tribute to Bob Dylan.
Sunday July 1
• 3pm: Family Fun/ Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals: PSJ Festival Orchestra.
• 7.45pm: Last Night of the Proms – soprano Grace Durham sings with Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robert Max.
• Proms at St Jude’s, June 23-July 1 at St Jude’s Church, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 7AH. Daytime concerts are free with no need to book, except on July 1. For evenings, prices start at £11, £12 and £15 for different concerts – £7.50 per concert for under-25s. Thirty promenader standing tickets at £3 @ door for each concert. 020 3322 8123, www.promsatstjudes.org.uk