Proms 2022 Evening Concerts

George Vass & Orchestra Nova
Evening

Saturday

25 June 2022

19:30

St Jude's Church
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Benjamin Nabarro
Orchestra Nova

George Vass (conductor),  Benjamin Nabarro (violin)

The programme comprises Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides' overture together with his popular Violin Concerto in E minor, Mahler's arrangement of the slow movement from Schubert's String Quartet No 14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden' and closes with Schubert's sunny Symphony No 3 in D.

BBC Radio 3 hails George Vass as 'the saviour of contemporary classical music'.

Musical Opinion praised Benjamin Nabarro's 'purity of style, elegance of phrasing and unsurpassed perfection of technique'. He tours the world as a violin soloist, director and conductor.

Orchestra Nova performs regularly at St John's Smith Square, London, at St Albans Abbey and the Lichfield Festival. 


This concert is in memory of our late patron Dr David Cohen CBE, a longtime Proms supporter

Supported by: The John S Cohen Foundation

Prices:
A Seats - £38
B Seats - £30
Unreserved - £15
Under 25s Unreserved - £7.50

Darius Brubeck Quartet
Evening

Sunday

26 June 2022

19:30

St Jude's Church
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Darius Brubeck
Darius Brubeck Quartet

Darius Brubeck (piano), Dave O'Higgins (saxophone), Matt Ridley (bass), Wesley Gibbens (drums)

The Darius Brubeck Quartet has toured the world and released critically acclaimed CDs including Live in Poland, awarded five stars by Jazzwise.

The concert includes Darius Brubeck compositions, South African jazz and ever popular Dave Brubeck hits. The Quartet's acoustic sound is melodic, spontaneous, rhythmic and engaging. 


"Darius showed without doubt that he is a highly accomplished pianist and composer - but Dave O'Higgins must take huge credit for his contribution (as should Ridley and Gibbens) - as the combination of Brubeck and O'Higgins is certainly among the best piano/sax partnerships in the UK" Jazzwise

Supported by: The Diana and Allan Morgenthau Charitable Trust

Prices:
A Seats - £30
B Seats - £25
Unreserved - £12
Under 25s Unreserved - £7.50

Noah Max & the Echo Ensemble
Evening

Monday

27 June 2022

19:30

St Jude's Church
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Robert Max
photo: Liz Isles
Echo Ensemble

Noah Max (conductor), Robert Max (cello)

The Echo Ensemble comprises professional young musicians whose repertoire is accessible, innovative and inventive. They are performing Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Haydn Symphony No 47, Noah Max The Candle Lagoon and Schubert No 5 in B major.

Noah Max's compositions have been heard at the Wigmore, Royal Festival and Royal Albert Halls and the Musikverein in Vienna. In 2021 his string trio Sojourn won the The Clements Prize for Composers. 

Robert Max has given recitals throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. He has performed with, amongst others, the BBC Concert Orchestra, London Mozart Players, English Sinfonia and Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra.

Supported by: George Meyer

Prices:
A Seats - £38
B Seats - £30
Unreserved - £15
Under 25s Unreserved - £7.50

photo: Andy Staples
Christian Forshaw / Grace Davidson
Evening

Tuesday

28 June 2022

19:30

St Jude's Church
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Libby Burgess
photo: Andy Staples
Historical Fiction

Christian Forshaw (saxophone), Grace Davidson (soprano), Libby Burgess (organ)

Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces rearranged

Taken from their fourth joint album, Historial Fiction rearranged Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces in a unique, contemporary and ecclesiastical style. Grace Davidson's pure, warm soprano voice intertwines with Christian Forshaw's saxophone over the backdrop of Libby Burgess' organ playing to create a spine tingling performance. The programme includes Handel Eternal Source of Light Divine and Gibbons The Silver Swan.

Prices:
A Seats - £30
B Seats - £25
Unreserved - £12
Under 25s Unreserved - £7.50

Tom Fetherstonhaugh & Fantasia Orchestra
Evening

Wednesday

29 June 2022

19:30

St Jude's Church
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Martin James Bartlett
Fantasia Orchestra

Tom Fetherstonhaugh (conductor), Martin James Bartlett (piano)

Tonight's concert features the Fantasia Orchestra playing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2 and Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor

Founded in 2016 by Tom Fetherstonhaugh, Fantasia Orchestra brings together young London-based musicians who perform an eclectic range of contemporary music and who work collaboratively with schools across the south of England. The orchestra gave its debut performance at Proms at St Jude's in 2019. Tom Fetherstonhaugh has worked with some of the country's leading soloists including Jess Gillam, Thomas Gould, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Tasmin Little. Martin James Bartlett won the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014. He has performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Supported by: The Jacqueline and Michael Gee Charitable Trust

Prices:
A Seats - £38
B Seats - £30
Unreserved - £15
Under 25s Unreserved - £7.50

Gould Trio
Evening

Thursday

30 June 2022

19:30

St Jude's Church
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Gould Trio
The Gould Trio

Lucy Gould (violin), Richard Lester (cello), Benjamin Frith (piano)

The Gould Piano Trio play Beethoven Variations in G minor Op 121a Kakadu, Saint-Saens Piano Trio No 2 in E minor and Faure Piano Trio in D minor.

They took first prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and successfully debuted at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, New York. Lucy Gould has performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bournemouth Sinfonietta and the English String Orchestra. She regularly appears as guest leader with orchestra's such as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Richard Lester is a leading chamber musician, solo cellist, orchestral principal and teacher. He has been principal cello with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 1989. Benjamin Frith formed the Frith Piano Quartet with cellist Richard Jenkinson and has been the guest pianist of the Elias, Emperor, Endellion, Chiligirian, Wihan and Dante quartets.

Supported by: Wendy and Michael Max

Prices:
A Seats - £30
B Seats - £25
Unreserved - £12
Under 25s Unreserved - £7.50

Nicholas Chalmers
Evening

Friday

1 July 2022

19:30

St Jude's Church
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photos: Nuno Neves, Julie Ewing
A Night at the Opera

with Nevill Holt Opera 

Nicholas Chalmers (conductor), Dominic Sedgwick (baritone), Luis Gomes (tenor), Alexandra Oomens (soprano), Maria Struckova (piano)

Award winning Nevill Holt Opera returns to Proms at St Jude's, showcasing some of the best young opera talent in the UK.

Enjoy a selection of the well-known arias and ensembles from the opera repertoire, including Puccini Nessun dorma, Rossini Largo al factotum and Verdi Sempre Libera performed by leading soloists accompanied by pianist Maria Struckova. Artistic director of Nevill Holt Opera, Nicholas Chalmers, is the organist and Director of Music of St Jude's and Artistic Director of Second Movement Opera Company. 


"The young British conductor Nicholas Chalmers is establishing a formidable reputation in the opera world as a champion of emerging talent and passionate advocate for the future of the art form Opera Now. Nevill Holt Opera scores again for its place in the top league - 5 stars." Opera Now

Supported by: Explore Learning

Prices:
A Seats - £38
B Seats - £30
Unreserved - £15
Under 25s Unreserved - £7.50

Joanna Eden
Evening

Saturday

2 July 2022

19:00

St Jude's Church
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Chris Ingham
Joni and Me

Joanna Eden (vocalist), Chris Ingham (piano/guitar), Andrés Lafone (bass)

In this labour of love show, Joanna Eden celebrates the music of her hero Joni Mitchell, taking the audience on a musical journey through the ideas, textures, themes, voices and emotions of Mitchell's iconic canon.

Hailed by Time Out as 'The UK's answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones', Joanna Eden lovingly interprets songs of the 60s and 70s by Joni, Carole King and Bonnie Raitt. 'Joni & Me' concerts are regularly featured on Joni Mitchell's website and Joanna performed at the annual online JoniFest in 2020. Joanna is accompanied by acclaimed bassist and guitarist Andrés Lafone and leading pianist/guitarist Chris Ingham.


Offers

Joanna Eden and Peter Edwards – £5 off joint ticket

Peter Edwards and Comedy – £5 off joint ticket

Joanna Eden, Peter Edwards and Comedy – £7.50 off triple ticket

Supported by: Heritage Live Kenwood and Godfrey & Barr

Prices:
A Seats - £30
B Seats - £25
Unreserved - £12
Under 25s Unreserved - £7.50

Peter Edwards
Evening

Saturday

2 July 2022

21:15

St Jude's Church
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Peter Edwards
20th Century Black Composers

The Music of Duke Ellington to Herbie Hancock and Beyond

Peter Edwards (piano) 

Pianist and composer Peter Edwards has worked with Courtney Pine, Mica Paris and Zara McFarlane. Peter played at the London Jazz Festival and directed and performed Duke Ellington's masterwork The Sacred Concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms.

His current project began life as an online performance for Black History Month. The concert features solo piano improvised interpretations of themes written by some of the most influential composers of the 20th century within the jazz idiom including Ellington, Waller, Hancock and others.


Offers

Joanna Eden and Peter Edwards – £5 off joint ticket

Peter Edwards and Comedy – £5 off joint ticket

Joanna Eden, Peter Edwards and Comedy – £7.50 off triple ticket

All seats unreserved £10
Under 25s unreserved £7.50

Armonico Consort
Evening

Sunday

3 July 2022

19:30

St Jude's Church
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Jennie Bond
Last Night at the Proms

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 

Armonico Consort

Christopher Monks (conductor), Jennie Bond (narrator)

Narrated by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond, Armonico Consort's choir and orchestra will revive one of the UK's most monumental days. Programme highlights include Parry I Was Glad, Handel Zadok the Priest, Walton Coronation Te Deum and Vaughan Williams Creed.

To celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Armonico Consort recreates highlights of Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 Coronation Service. Christopher Monks is a versatile and prolific conductor and keyboard player, specialising in music from the Baroque and late Renaissance eras. He is equally at home with modern choral repertoire and has conducted as some of the greatest concert halls in the UK. Broadcaster and journalist Jennie Bond is a regular on our TV screens. As the BBC's Royal Correspondent from 1989 to 2003, she was at the heart of events that made headlines around the world.

Supported by: Brent Cross Town

Prices:
A Seats - £38
B Seats - £30
Unreserved - £15
Under 25s Unreserved - £7.50