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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Belgian choir Vox Luminis; Indian recitals; come & sing folk song; French and Italian arias; Sarabande

24 May, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Runki Goswami gives a recital of Indian music at the Nehru Centre on May 30

Terrific Belgian choir Vox Luminis is singing at Cadogan Hall this Friday evening (May 25). Among pieces being performed are two of the most poignant works of the Renaissance canon – Thomas Tallis’s Lamentations of Jeremiah and John Sheppard’s Media vita. Next Thursday (May 31) at Cadogan Hall, Bernstein and Prokofiev works are being performed by the Brussels Philharmonic led by virtuosic violinist, Canadian James Ehnes. May 25: 7.30pm, from £19 / May 31: 7.30pm, from £18/seniors 25 per cent off. Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, SW1, 020 7730 4500,

• Two recitals of Indian music are worth catching at the Nehru Centre, Mayfair, over the coming week. This Friday evening (May 25), Pandit Sujan Rane is singing Hindustani Classical Vocal Music. Next Wednesday evening (May 30), Runki Goswami is singing a myriad of rustic folk songs from all over India. May 25: Hindustani Classical Vocal Music, 6.30pm, free / May 30: Glorious Indian Folk, 6.30pm, free. Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, Mayfair, 020 7493 2019,

Come & Sing European folk music and song at Wigmore Hall this Saturday (May 26). Get to know the music from the inside with vocal leader Dom Stichbury, develop your singing skills and finish the day with a performance on the Wigmore stage. For singers with any level of experience. Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1, 10am-3.30pm, £25/cons £19, 020 7935 2141,

• Enjoy an evening of French and Italian arias, songs and duets – including works by Mozart, Massenet, and Messiaen – at St Peter’s Belsize Park this Saturday evening (May 26). Singing are soprano Yara Zeitoun and baritone Jacob Bettinelli accompanied by pianist Wai-Yin Ng. St Peter’s, Belsize Park, 6pm, free,

• Violin duo Sarabande – Sarah Bealby-Wright and Henrietta Wayne – are playing at Kenwood House again this Sunday afternoon (May 27). Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 7JR, 1.30pm/2.30pm/3.30pm

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