Sebastian Taylor’s music news: North London Chorus; Ensemble Insieme; London Vocal Project; Carole Cerasi; Sing for Freedom Choir
06 December, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor
Harpsichordist Carole Cerasi performs at Handel & Hendrix on Tuesday
MUSIC on the theme A Baroque Christmas is being sung by popular choir North Camden Chorus in St Mary Brookfield, Dartmouth Park, this Saturday evening (December 8). Items include Part One of Handel’s Messiah, Zelenka’s Magnificat and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets – plus carols by Gardner and Rutter with audience participation.
• St Mary Brookfield, Dartmouth Park, 7.30pm, £12/cons £10, www.stmarybrookfield.com/concerts-and-events
CHAMBER ensemble Insieme are hosting a Christmas Soiree at Lauderdale House this Sunday evening (December 9). Seasonal antics and audience participation are on the bill.
• Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6 5HG, 6.30pm, £14/cons £12/ children £8, 020 8348 8716, https://lauderdalehouse.ticketsolve.com/shows/873597244
EVERY note of the seminal Miles Davis/Gill Evans album Miles Ahead is being performed by London Vocal Project with new lyrics by master vocalese Jon Hendricks at Kings Place on Sunday evening (December 9).
• Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG, 7.30pm, from £9.50 savers, 020 7520 1490, https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/jazz/london-vocal-project-miles-ahead/
HARPSICHORDIST Carole Cerasi is at Handel & Hendrix, Mayfair, next Tuesday evening (December 11). She’s playing two of the greatest keyboard pieces ever composed in B minor – Bach’s Overture in the French style and Couperin’s 8th Ordre.
• Handel & Hendix, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HB, 6.30pm, £12, 020 7495 1685, https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/beautiful-b-minor/
FUNDS to save the Sing for Freedom Choir are being raised at a festive concert being held at Hargrave Hall, Archway, next Tuesday evening (December 11). Charity Freedom From Torture helped to launch the choir in 2026. But it has now withdrawn support leaving the choir to co-exist with the Mixed-Up Chorus. Performing at Tuesday’s concert are the Mixed-Up Chorus and Together Productions.
• Hargrave Community Centre, Hargrave Road, Archway, N19 5SP, 8pm, free, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-mixed-up-chorus-fundraising-concert-save-the-sing-for-freedom-choir-tickets-52658832987