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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Hampstead Parish Church piano recital; Kundalini yogic music artists at Union Chapel, World Folk Music at Wigmore Hall

27 April, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Mirabai Ceiba duo are at Union Chapel on April 28. Photo: www.mirabaiceiba.com

• The award-winning Mirabai Ceiba duo, Europe’s most successful and popular Kundalini yogic music artists, are at Union Chapel, Islington, this Friday evening (April 28). Guitarist-singer Markus Sieber and singer-harpist- keyboardist Angelika Baumbach, perform a unique new style of world devotional music blending Gurmukhi mantras from the Kundalini Yoga tradition with original songs in English and Spanish. The songs draw on words of wisdom from Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Guru Nanak and Yogi Bhajan.
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, 7pm, £25/cons £10, 020 7226 1686, www.unionchapel.org.uk

• There’s an opportunity to hear phenomenal French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé next Wednesday (May 3) when he plays Chopin’s 27 Etudes at Hampstead Parish Church, Church Row, Hampstead. Hemmerlé is one of France’s finest pianist, a regular recitalist and soloist all over the world.
Hampstead Parish Church, Church Row, Hampstead, 1pm, free

• Singers with any level of experience are being invited to Come and Sing World Folk Music all day this Saturday at Wigmore Hall. The workshop is being led by highly-experienced vocal animateur Isabelle Adams currently working at the Royal Opera House on its Altogether Opera for elderly singers of all abilities.
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1, 10am-3.30pm, £25/cons £19, 020 7935 2141, www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

• Just on 2,100 discounted tickets have now been sold by Opera Holland Park for four operas being performed in its new season that starts with Puccini’s La Rondine on Thursday, June 1. There were 75 tickets for each performance on sale at £18 each under OHPs special INSPIRE scheme. Other tickets for the four operas are still on sale at bookings.operahollandpark.com

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