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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Wigmore Hall Lates; Highgate Choral Society; London Vocal Project; Budapest Ragtime Band; St Pancras Church

05 July, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

David Orlowsky. Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

Clarinettist David Orlowsky and his chart-topping trio, purveyors of “weightless music of the moment,” are playing the Wigmore Hall Lates slot this Friday evening (July 6). The band promises to take the WH audience on a journey from Odessa to Paris with compositions touched by echoes of lost ancestors, the kings of klezmer, contemporary jazz and world music.
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1, 10pm, £15, 020 7935 2141, www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

• Two choral pieces celebrating St Nicholas are being performed by the Highgate Choral Society this Saturday (July 7) at All Hallows, Gospel Oak. One is Britten’s St Nicolas, the other Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass. Soloists include soprano Iúnó Connolly, alto Frances Gregory, tenor Andrew Staple and bass Dingle Yandell.
All Hallows’, Savernake Road, Gospel Oak, NB start-time 7pm, from £15/cons £10, www.hcschoir.com/our-concerts/

• Pete Churchill’s London Vocal Project is celebrating its 10th birthday by organising a Come & Sing workshop at Kings Place on Sunday after­noon (July 8). The workshop is followed by an evening concert featuring the choir’s collaborations with Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone and Jon Hendricks.
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG, 7.30pm, from £9.50 online, 020 7520 1490, www.kingsplace.co.uk/?s=London+Vocal+Project

• Internationally renowned eight-piece Hungarian combo Budapest Ragtime Band is playing next Wednesday’s lunchtime (July 11) gig at Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus. The band performs a wide repertoire from jazz classics & ragtime to dixieland & swing with great with great verve and musicianship.
Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus, Soho, 12.30pm, £8, 020 7437 7013, www.spiceoflifesoho.com/events/events/view/1730

• Messiaen’s highly popular Quartet for the End of Time is being performed next Thursday lunchtime (July 12) at St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road. Playing are a crack quartet led by virtuosic Polish violinist Jaga Klimaszewska.
St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, NW1, 1.15pm, free, http://stpancraschurch.org

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