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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Highgate Choral Society; Come & Sing events; Peggy Seeger; Okiem Warmann

09 November, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Highgate Choral Society take on works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Karol Szymanowski

• The Highgate Choral Society is singing the ambitious, exciting coupling of Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater at All Hallows’ Church, Gospel Oak, this Saturday evening (November 11). There’s a strong line-up of soloists including sopranos Anita Watson and Laura Mitchell, mezzo Sarah Pring, tenor Richard Pinkstone and baritone Ross Ramgobin. Conductor Ronald Corp is giving a pre-concert talk at 6.20pm.
All Hallows’ Savanake Road, Gospel Oak, 7.30pm, from £10, www.hcschoir.com

• There are two opportunities for amateur singers to stretch their vocal chords this Saturday (November 11). Firstly, you’re invited to Come and Sing the Mozart Requiem under conductor James Sherlock at Hampstead Parish Church. Alternatively, you can opt to sing the astonishing Victoria Requiem at the Wallace Collection, Manchester Square. It’s a monumental work replete with grief and passion. The workshop, together with a concert of Spanish music on Friday evening, complements the small, but fascinating, Goya to El Greco exhibition at the Wallace Collection.
Come and Sing: The Mozart Requiem, Hampstead Parish Church, Church Row, Hampstead, info: 020 7794 0874. Sign-up 1.30pm/rehearsal 2-5pm/informal performance 6pm.
Perfor­mers £13/audience £10/under-18s free

Come and Sing: The Victoria Requiem/ conductor Aidan Oliver, Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, Marylebone, 9.30am/4pm concert £40/cons £30, reserve workshop place: info@ilams.org.uk / 07762 731 010

• Singer-songwriter and feminist icon Peggy Seeger is playing with family members at Cecil Sharp House, Primrose Hill, next Thursday evening (November 16). To coincide with publication of her memoirs and accom­panying CD, they’re performing songs made famous by her over 60 years.
Peggy Seeger and Family, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, NW1, 7.30pm, £18/ under-26s £10, 020 7485 2206, www.cecilsharphouse.org

Okiem Warmann
• Piano, orchestral instruments and synthesizers are being played by pianist/composer Okiem Warmann in his amazing one-man show at St George’s Bloomsbury next Thursday evening (November 16). His unique sound, compositions and astounding live performance are said to “captivate his audiences”.
Okiem Warmann and Orchestra, St George’s Bloomsbury, 7.30pm, £15, www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/okiem-orchestra-st-georges-church-bloomsbury-tickets-37698105047

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