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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Chamber music; Baroque violinists; jazz at Zedel; Chichester Psalms; Collegium; Yiddish songs

17 May, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Sarah Bealby-Wright and Holly Harman perform at Kenwood House on May 18

The Academy of Ancient Music is journeying through 17th and 18th century chamber music in four concerts at LSO St Luke’s, starting this Friday, beginning with pieces by Bach, Handel and Telemann. LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, EC1, 1pm, £14/cons £12, 020 7490 3939, www.lso.co.uk/St-Lukes

• A fun evening celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage is being held at Kenwood House this Friday evening. Baroque violinists Sarah Bealby-Wright and Holly Harman – are performing 18th-century music for and about the “Painted Ladies” of the Music Room in the House. Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Highgate, NW3 7JR6pm, 7.30pm & 8pm, free

• World-ranked jazz singer Selena Jones is returning to Crazy Coqs, Live@Zedel, this Friday evening (May 18, 7pm) – she’s followed by superlative jazz singer Ian Shaw on Saturday evening (7pm). Live@Zedel, 20 Sherwood Street, W1, £25, 020 7734 4888, www.LiveAtZedel.com

• Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms is being sung in Hebrew by the Highgate Choral Society at St Michael’s, Highgate, this Saturday evening (May 19). Choral works by Janacek, Morten Lauridsen and Vaughan Williams are also on the programme.
St Michael’s Highgate, South Grove, N6 6BJ, 7pm, tickets from £10 on the door or online: www.concert-diary.com/concert/1124466696/Bernstein-s-Chichester-Psalms-Highgate-Choral-Society

Collegium, an exciting new group formed from Europe’s finest young musi­cians, is making their Kings Place debut, led by violinist Lawrence Power on Sunday evening (May 20). They’re playing pieces from Schubert and Brahms to Dilhaud and Copeland.
Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1, 7.30pm, from £9.50 online, 020 7520 1490, www.kingsplace.co.uk

Yiddish songs written in ghettos and concentration camps are being performed by legendary singer Ute Lemper at the JW3 Centre next Tuesday evening (May 22). She’ll be singing songs of rebellion and hope, songs that celebrate life and love songs that mirror the horrors of the Holocaust. JW3 Centre, 341 Finchley Road, Hampstead, 7.30pm, £28, 020 7433 8988, www.jw3.org.uk/event/ute-lemper?pid=37745

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