CITY MUSIC SOCIETY
Evening Concerts

75th Anniversary

The 2018-19 season marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of City Music Society in 1943.
The following events mark this anniversary. Please note dates, times and booking arrangements.

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Thursday 24th January 2019 at 1.05pm
At St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE

GUILDHALL WIND ENSEMBLE
Richard Benjafield director

Mozart Serenade for 13 wind instruments in B flat K361 (Gran Partita)
For details, see Lunchtime Concerts.
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Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 7.00pm
At St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE

GUILDHALL STRINGS
Robert Salter director


The Guildhall String Ensemble pictured in 1991

Mozart

Divertimento in D K136
Mendelssohn String Symphony No.10 in B minor

Arensky

Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky
Janácek Suite for Strings

Guildhall Strings was formed in 1981 (as The Guildhall String Ensemble) when the members were all students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. From the outset they were heralded as highly gifted and The Guardian praised their performances as 'an object in ensemble playing'. While pursuing separate careers in recent years, the original members of the ensemble have always kept in touch and eagerly anticipated this 'reunion'.

Supported by The Guildhall String Ensemble Trust and a private donor.
Booking Information - please note:
Admission to this concert is free but, in order to secure a place, donations are requested either prior to the concert or post-concert. CMS members are asked to complete the form sent to them with their brochure in order to secure a place at this concert. Non-members will be able to apply for a place by completing the application form available at the lunchtime concerts or emailing to Leslie.East1@btopenworld.com
Following the concert there will be a wine reception in the cloisters.
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Thursday 16th May 2019 at 7.00pm
At the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DB

The Final of the 2019 Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Prize will take place in the Music Hall of the Guildhall School, featuring piano-based chamber ensembles.
Admission is free

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Monday 8th July 2019 at 6.30pm
At St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE

Margarita Balanas cello
Vitaly Pisarenko piano

 
J S Bach Suite No.1 in G

Helmers Pavasars

Fantasia

Schubert

Sonata in A minor D821 (Arpeggione)
Leslie East 70th Birthday Concert

The cellist Margarita Balanas is already established as an outstanding soloist and chamber musician with concerts in the UK, the USA and Israel as well as her homeland Latvia. In her programme she will include the Fantasia by Latvian composer Helmers Pavasars (1905-1998), composed and first performed in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany in 1946 (and edited by Leslie East for publication in 2019). She begins and ends with two of the City Music Society's Chairman's favourite pieces of music.

Booking Information - please note:
Admission to this concert is free but, in order to secure a place, donations are requested either prior to the concert or post-concert. CMS members are asked to complete the form sent to them with their brochure in order to secure a place at this concert. Non-members will be able to apply for a place by completing the application form available at the lunchtime concerts or emailing to Leslie.East1@btopenworld.com
Following the concert there will be a wine reception in the cloisters.
Proceeds from this concert will be donated to St Bartholomew the Great.
Please note that entry will only be permitted during a suitable pause in the performance.
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For further information about these concerts please contact
citymusicsociety@btopenworld.com

Latest update: 31 December 2018