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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Hampstead Choristers; jazz at Foyles; Serenata; Verdi at Conway HallThe Casimir Connection

29 September, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Diane McLoughlin and The Casimir Connection play Lauderdale House on September 30

• Hamsptead Choristers are recruiting again. Young people aged from seven upwards are being invited to join the choir based at Hampstead Parish Church, Church Row, Hampstead. Anyone joining can expect to receive an excellent free musical education including one-to-one singing tuition and to sing alongside some of London’s top singers. Contact David Moore on 07742 117 236 or email: djmoore@googlemail.com

• New jazz string ensemble Tomorrow’s Warriors String Ting can be expected to make an indelible impression when it plays at Foyles Bookshop this Friday evening (September 29). The ensemble is playing a new arrangement of Extensions originally performed by Max Rioach’s Uptown Swing Quartet.
Auditorium, Level l6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2, 6.30pm, £5, but reserve tickets through events@­foyles.co.uk

Serenata are celebrating their return to Lauderdale House, Highgate, with a concert this Friday evening (September 29) devoted to music by 19th-century composers. Being performed are In a Persian Garden by Liza Lehmann and Indian Love Lyrics by Amy Woodforde-Finden as well as songs and piano music by other women of the period. 7.30pm, £12/cons £10
• Saxophonist/composer Diane McLoughlin’s new jazz ensemble The Casimir Connection is playing at Lauderdale House on Saturday evening (September 30). 6.30pm, £11
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6 5HG, 020 8348 8716, www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk

• Arias from Verdi operas are being sung by singers competing for the bi-annual Fulham Opera Verdi Prize at Conway Hall, Holborn, this Sunday evening (October 1). The prize is awarded in memory of Fulham baritone Robert Presley. Competition judges are baritone Sir Thomas Allen; American soprano Pamela Kuhn and David Syrus, former head of music at the Royal Opera House.
Conway Hall, 2 Red Lion Square, WC1, 6.30pm, £10/cons £8, 020 7405 1818, https://conwayhall.org.uk

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