Chelsea Concerts

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2017

Wednesday, 20th December, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London

Supporting

Ronald McDonald House Evelina London 

 

Featuring Soprano Alexandra Kennedy, Countertenor Oliver Gerrish, Violinists Victoria Lyon and Stephanie Benedetti alongside other guest artists 

The Ronald McDonald House charities comprise of several houses attached to various hospitals all over the country, offering accommodation to families whose children are in hospital. They enable families to maintain a degree of normal life while their child is undergoing medical treatment, by providing the most warm and welcoming environment within which families can stay for as long as they need. The houses are equipped with everything you would expect to find in your own home including bedrooms, a kitchen, and communal areas. Families can cook, clean, rest and be together, all the time knowing that they are only minutes away from their child in hospital. 

Ronald McDonald House was a refuge and sanctuary for Alexandra and her husband Tom during the time that their newborn baby, Violet, underwent a major operation on her heart at the Evelina children's hospital in April this year. They will always be grateful for the huge support and care they received during time they stayed there. 
 

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Tickets: £25 in advance via the ticket page OR £30 0n the door (booking in advance recommended to avoid disappointment)

 

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 Chelsea Concerts

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2016 

 Supporting 

 

And dear friend Hugo Hornyold -Strickland who will be running the London Marathon in aid of this charity next year 

 Tuesday, 20th December, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Sloane Square

You are cordially invited to our 7th annual Christmas Concert, which will be intimate, candle-lit and particularly atmospheric due to its close proximity to Christmas this year. Once more soprano Alexandra Kennedy and Countertenor Oliver Gerrish will be joined by violinist Victoria Lyon and Rupert Compston on piano and organ, with other soloists and guest artists to be announced shortly. 

 

 Please book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment:

£25 in advance via the TICKET page on this website, and a number will be reserved at £30 to buy on the door (to include drinks and mince pie reception after the performance)  

 

 

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Chelsea Concerts

 CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2015

Supporting

 

 Friday 4th December, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Sloane Square

                

Our 6th annual Christmas concert. Please join us for an evening of magical Christmas classical music, including the specially commissioned duet 'Slaves of Time' by renowned composer Toni Castells.

Soprano Alexandra Kennedy and countertenor Oliver Gerrish are delighted to be joined by violinist Victoria Lyon, world famous accordionist Martynas Levickis, pianist and organist Rupert Compston and the incredible string quartert ESCALA who shot to fame after their performances on Britain's got Talent.

Music to include: O Holy Night (Adolphe Adams), Vivaldi's Winter , Escala's signature track 'Palladio', a short excerpt from Handel's Messiah, and many more well known Christmas songs and carols

TICKETS: £25 in advance, via our TICKET page on this website, or £30 on the door. (To include Prosecco and mince pie reception after the performance, plus fabulous raffle)

We would strongly advise booking in advance, as due to the high profile line up of musicians for this concert, tickets are selling fast. If you are in the vicinity of the church, you may also purchase tickets via the Cadogan Hall Box Office

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 Chelsea Concerts present

 

A VERY SPECIAL CONCERT

To honour Sir Edgar Speyer; The man who saved the Proms & his wife, Leonora, concert violinist and Pulitzer prize winning poet

On Monday, 9th November (two days before Armistice day) 2015, 7pm - 9pm

At Grosvenor Chapel, 24 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London

Supporting Veterans Aid

Chelsea Concerts are delighted to be hosting this concert, having been first acquainted with the Speyers in 2013, when they performed a concert for Veteran's Aid at Killik & Co (46 Grosvenor Street; the former home of Edgar and Leonora).

Sir Edgar Speyer was a conspicuous figure in Edwardian London; he personally financed a syndicate to run the Proms when it found itself to be bankrupt. He persuaded Elgar, Richard Strauss, Debussy, Grieg and others to perform for his programme and extended his hospitality to the composers to play at house concerts in his London home. Many of the pieces were played by Leonora on violin, with the composers at the piano. Two of which are included in this concert.

When war broke out in 1914, Sir Edgar - German by birth but a naturalised British citizen for over 20 years - found himself ostracised by society. In 1915, he and his family were forced to leave England because of their German lineage. They never returned and this concert marks the centenary of their exile. It is not until relatively recently that the Speyers have begun to be acknowledged for their contribution to London life as we know it today, and Sir Edgar is due to be acknowledged for the first time, by the BBC, at the LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS this year.

We are honoured to be joined by Tony Lentin (Professor Antony Lentin); the Biographer of Edgar Speyer, who will be introducing this concert.

The concert will comprise of pieces known to have been played or sung at the Speyer's house-concerts at Grosvenor Street and also the LONDON PREMIER of a new song cycle by David Lawrence - a setting of the poem Ballad of the Lost House by Leonora Speyer which evokes the nightmare all the family had suffered due to the eviction from their beautiful home.

Featuring Violeta Barrena (solo violin), Alexandra Kennedy (soprano), Oliver Gerrish (countertenor/alto), accompanied by Jocelyn Freeman (piano)

with guest artist MALCOLM BINNS (solo piano)

Tickets: £35 (£60 for two) to include drinks reception in interval

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  Chelsea Concerts 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2014 

at Christchurch, Christchurch Street, LONDON, SW3 4AA 

on Wednesday, 10th December, 2014, 7,30pm 

 in aid of 'Arthroplasty for Arthritis'

 Our Christmas Concert has become quite the annual event: a fantastic feast for the ears with Christmas Classical music performed by top class musicians and an incredibly social drinks reception after the performance. Please book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

TICKETS: £20 in advance, £25 on the door 

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 Evening of Opera and Song 

Glenville Park, County Cork, Ireland 

Saturday, 27th September 2014

Alexandra and Oliver return to the beautiful private house, Glenville Park in Ireland for the second year running, to deliver a wonderful programme of opera favourites, English and French song and Lieder. A Glyndebourne style evening where guests are invited to bring picnics. 

6.30pm Grounds open

7pm Champagne reception

7.30pm Concert starts 

8.30/9pm Picnics in the house 

 

Tickets: 35 Euro 

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PERGOLESI STABAT  MATER 

 Please join us for our Easter concert which is going to be a performance of one of our favourite pieces of music: the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi - described as : "The most perfect and touching duets to come from the pen of any composer"

 


At Holy Trinity Sloane Square

On 10th April 2014, 7.30pm

This stunning work, based on 13th century text, imagines the suffering of the Virgin Mary at the foot of the cross. It is undoubtedly Pergolesi's masterpiece, and poignantly, he wrote this whilst in the throes of tuberculosis which claimed his life, aged just 26. To be performed in full period costume (!!) with Soprano Alexandra Kennedy and Countertenor Oliver Gerrish and a string ensemble consisting of some of London's finest young players. You are of course all invited to the drinks reception after the performance. 

All profits from this concert will go to the Holy Trinity School

TICKETS: £20 in advance, £25 on the door. Purchased via this website on the TICKET page 


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CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT for the Georgian Group

Thursday 19th December 2013, 7.30pm

Please join us for an evening of Christmas classical music and carols in the magnificent HOLY TRINITY SLOANE SQUARE. This is our biggest concert of the year and we look forward to seeing you all for fizz and festive cheer. We will be joined by a wonderful string quartet lead by violinist VICTORIA LYON (from Escala) and a guest tenor DAVID WEBB (from Amore) and a guest baritone BEN SEIFERT for extra vocal clout!

TICKETS ( purchased via the ticket page on this website)

£20 in advance, £25 on the night.

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CHELSEA CONCERTS INVITES YOU TO A CONCERT AND RECEPTION IN AID OF VETERANS AID AT KILLIK & Co, 46 GROSVENOR STREET

AND A SHOWING OF 'SMITH'ON THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2013

Soprano Alexandra Kennedy and countertenor Oliver Gerrish are joined by violinist Victoria Lyon to perform sublime music by Elgar, Debussy,Grieg, Strauss and more in the very room these composers performed in themselves when it was owned by their friend philanthropist Edgar Speyer. There will also be a one-off showing of Michael Powell's short film 'Smith' starring Ralph Richardson and Flora Dobson which was made for Veterans Aid over eighty years ago.

Drinks 6.45 pm'Smith'

7.30 pmConcert

7.45 pmDrinks

8.45 pm

There are a suggested donations of £50, £100 or £150 per ticket and all profits will go to Veterans Aid. Chelsea Concerts and Veterans Aid would like to thank Killik very much for their kindness

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Chelsea C0ncerts

'MAY CONCERT in action for The Boxing charity: 'Carney's Community'

Thursday, 16th May 2013, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Sloane Square

 

TICKETS: £20 in advance, £25 on the door (to include champagne after the concert) - purchased via the TICKET PAGE on this site or by emailing us for alternative payment methods: chelseaconcerts@gmail.com

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Chelsea Concerts CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2012

in aid of the Laryngology and Rhinology Fund Tuesday,

11th December 2012, 7.30pm

 at Holy Trinity Sloane Square

Soprano Alexandra Kennedy and Countertenor Oliver Gerrish lead yet another fantastic line up of classical musicians, including 'Duo Diez' (the award winning duo consisting of violinist Violeta Barrena and classical guitarist Dimitris Dekavallas) in their annual Christmas Concert in this magificent church. An evening of beautiful and uplifting music throughout the ages to celebrate Christmas. Book early to avoid disappointment.

TICKETS: £20 (to include champagne reception) Purchased online via 'TICKETS' page or by sending a SAE and making cheques out to: Oliver Gerrish, 47 Balcombe Street, London, NW1 6HH

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A BEST OF BRITISH SPRING CONCERT

for QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE

Thursday, 12th April 2012, 7.30pm

at Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London

Line up: Soprano Alexandra Kennedy, countertenor Oliver Gerrish with a string quartet headed up by Victoria Lyon (from Escala) and Rupert Compston on organ and piano. Please place in your diaries as this promises to be a really exciting concert!

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'A CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS CONCERT'

Friday 16th December 2011, 7.30pm,

at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square

Supporting The Rifles 'Care for Casualties' Appeal for injured soldiers and their families.

ChelseaConcerts' biggest concert of the year - what has become a prime musical and social event, in this historic church described as 'the cathederal of Arts and Crafts'. The line up this year is incredibly exciting, to include stunning harpist Ophelia Hohler, and a string Quartet lead by VICTORIA LYON (From Electric String Quartet: Escala) The programme will be intimate and candlit - in contrast to the grandeur of the 'Royal concert' earlier this year. There will be some audience Christmas favourites at the end, followed by a champagne and mince pie reception and guestlist at BUNGALOW 8, so that guests can party on into the night in true Christmas spirit!

TICKETS: £20 (to include Champagne reception) Available to buy online on our 'TICKET' page OR via post by sending a cheque (and SAE) made payable to: Alexandra Kennedy, Markova House, 39 Jay Mews, London, SW7 2ES

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 'A ROYAL CONCERT'

Wednesday27th April 2011, 7.30pm,

at St Augustine's church, Queensgate, SW7 5LP

Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust - with Guest speaker Jenny Agutter.

In keeping with the popular and Patriotic 'All - English St George's Day concert' last year, ChelseaConcerts have decided to celebrate the forthcoming Royal Wedding with an evening of Royal music from Royal and State Occasions. Alexandra and Oliver will be joined by the choir of the year semi-finalists: 'The Pegasus Choir' to perform some magnificant pieces of music in full force such as Handel's 'Zadock the Priest' and Parry's 'I was Glad', as well as some more intimate pieces performed at Royal weddings, birthdays and Jubiliees throughout the ages. They will also be joined by Timothy End on Organ and piano and a small orchestra consisting of some of London's finest young players - conducted by Hugh Brunt. This concert promises to be a Patriotic tour de force. It will be supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and we are delighted that the Patron of this charity Jenny Agutter will be joining us as our guest of honour and guest speaker. Tickets: ?20 ( to include champagne after the performance)