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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Come and sing Mozart’s Requiem; The Well-Tempered Clavier; Alan Brownjohn poems; Uilleann piper Calum Stewart

25 January, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Leading Uilleann piper Calum Stewart in concert at Heath Street Baptist Church on January 30

Hampstead Chorus is doing a workshop and performance of Mozart’s Requiem this Saturday (January 27) in the Great Hall of University College School, Hampstead. Singers should either be familiar with the work of have good sight-reading ability. Please bring your own scores – any of the standard Sussmayr editions. Workshop start-time is 2pm; the evening performance starts at 7pm. Singers asked to make a (suggested £15+) donation on day to Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead. Great Hall, University College School, Frognal, NW3, 2pm rehearsal, 7pm performance, http://hampsteadchorus.org.uk/come-and-sing-in-aid-of-marie-curie-27-january-2018/

• French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé is undertaking one of the great challenges of the piano, playing both books of Bach’s masterpiece The Well-Tempered Clavier at St Cuthbert’s, Fordwych Road, West Hampstead. He’s playing Book One this Sunday afternoon (January 28) and Book Two on Sunday February 11. Hemmerlé won First Prize at the Paris Conservatoire in 2002, subsequently being active on the recital/recording circuit. St Cuthbert’s, Fordwych Road, West Hampstead, 3pm, free, https://stcuthbertschurchhampstead.org.uk/2018/01/02/sunday-28-january-2018-patrick-hemmerle-plays-book-1-of-j-s-bachs-well-tempered-clavier/

• Composer Timothy John Sutton’s setting of three poems by Hampstead poet Alan Brownjohn are being performed by baritone Daniel D’Souza at Burgh House, Hampstead, on Sunday after­noon (January 28). Brownjohn has lived and worked in the area for 40 years. Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, 2.15pm, £10, 020 7431 0144, www.burghhouse.org.uk/whats-on/events/song-recital

• Outstanding flautist and Uilleann piper Calum Stewart (above) is playing a recital at Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, next Tuesday (January 30). His powerful and lyrical style is rooted in the traditional music of his native northen Scotland; his distinct musical voice devel­oped through collaborations within the Scottish, Irish, Breton and Scandinavian traditions. Performing with Stewart is Breton guitarist Heikki Bourgault.
Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, 7.30pm, £10, www.wegottickets.com/event/421429

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