Concert Diary

Lesley-Jane’s wide-ranging vocal skills are reflected in the variety of concert work she undertakes. Her concert diary illustrates not only an interesting mix of composers but also the typical demand for “greats”. For further concert details, click on each event below or get in touch. To view Lesley-Jane's past concerts, click here.  


 
Apr
1
7:30 pm19:30

Brahms 'Requiem'; Strauss 'Morgen!'

  • Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury, SN16 0AA

Performed here in Brahms' own arrangement for piano duet, his dark and brooding German Requiem is a masterpiece of choral writing. It also includes the poignant soprano solo movement, written in memory of his Mother.
There is also the stunningly beautiful song "Morgen!" written early in Strauss' life, and dedicated to his wife Pauline.

Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

Mozart 'Requiem'

  • St Martin's Church, Basildon, SS14 1DX

For all the intrigue and mystery surrounding Mozart's death, and the subsequent completion of the work by Süssmayr, this remains one of the most enduring, loved and performed works in the vocal repertoire.

Jun
24
7:30 pm19:30

Will Todd 'Mass in Blue'

  • Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave, Leamington Spa CV32 5RE

Described as a "dynamic, uplifting, and highly popular jazz setting of the Latin Mass.  The work features driving grooves and blues harmonies ... and great moments of interplay between the soprano soloist and the choir".

Dec
10
7:30 pm19:30

Brahms 'Requiem'

  • The Chapel, Hurstpierpoint College, BN6 9JS

With the poignant soprano solo movement written in memory of his Mother, Brahms' dark and brooding German Requiem is a masterpiece of orchestration and choral writing, and is deeply moving.

Jun
23
7:30 pm19:30

Handel 'Saul'

  • St John's Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

Full of mystery and intrigue, unhappy betrothals, witches, this piece offers a great plot line which Handel treats accordingly.


Oct
25
7:30 pm19:30

Joubert 'Jane Eyre'

  • Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, Birmingham, B15 2UA

John Joubert's opera of this most famous of Charlotte Bronte's novels.

Oct
8
8:00 pm20:00

'A Little Light Music'

  • St James Concert & Assembly Hall, Guernsey GY1 2NZ

A delicious evening of light entertainment, to include vocal items "Vilja";  "The Sun, whose rays are all ablaze", "I could have danced all night", and the Waltz Song from 'Tom Jones'.

Sep
3
7:45 pm19:45

Peter Irvine 'Requiem'

  • St Peter's, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA

Premiered in March 1998 with the composer conducting, Peter Irvine has now re-scored this work for smaller orchestra and will once again be at the helm for this new version.

Jul
31
7:15 pm19:15

Elgar 'The Kingdom'

  • Arundel Cathedral, London Road, BN18 9AY

Appropriately, Lesley-Jane's first concert after returning to live in the Cotswolds is Elgar's majestic oratorio The Kingdom'.  A truly epic piece involving large forces, and the beautiful "The Sun goeth down".

Jun
11
7:30 pm19:30

Elgar 'The Kingdom'

  • The Drill Hall, 17 Amwell End, Ware, SG12 9HP

Elgar in all his glory in one of this set of three great oratorios.

Mar
12
7:00 pm19:00

Mozart 'Mass in C Minor'

  • St Mary's, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 2DS

"The Majesty of Mozart" - the concert includes Mozart's 'Great C Minor Mass' and the last two movements from 'Exsultate Jubilate'

Dec
12
7:30 pm19:30

'A Christmas Cracker'

  • Highfields School, Matlock, DE4 5NA

Together with supper and a raffle, there will be entertainment in the form of a potpourri of Songs and Christmas items performed by The Derbyshire Singers, Thoresby Colliery Band and Soprano soloist.

Dec
6
7:30 pm19:30

Verdi 'Requiem'

  • Hurstpierpoint College Chapel, Hassocks, BN6 9JS

Perhaps the most operatic of Requiae in the choral canon, the thrills and chills of this piece rarely fail to excite.

Nov
8
4:00 pm16:00

Haydn 'Creation'

  • Salomon's, Broomhill Road, Southborough, TN3 0TG

Haydn's highly-evocative description of the biblical creation of the world, performed using Neil Jenkins' scholarly-researched new English edition.

Jun
28
7:30 pm19:30

Mahler 'Symphony No 8'

  • Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG

Mahler's epic "Symphony of a Thousand" - this promises to be a concert of a lifetime!

Jun
6
7:30 pm19:30

Mendelssohn 'Elijah'

  • The Drill Hall, 17 Amwell End, Ware, SG12 9HP

The heroic biblical story of 'Elijah' as realised by Mendelssohn; wonderful tunes for soloists and chorus alike.

Nov
15
7:30 pm19:30

Handel 'Athalia'

  • St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

Athalia tells the story of the Old Testament Queen who murdered her rivals and their children, and of her fear and jealousy of a boy who is indeed the rightful King.  Lesley-Jane sings the title role.

http://www.sjss.org.uk/events/camden-choir-pro-arte