Past Schedule

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:30
St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, London NW1 3PT

Matthew Locke: Suite from 'The Tempest'

Mozart: Divertimento in D

Franco Dominutti: Abschiedslied

A day working on three contrasting pieces of string music.  Also included will be work on technique, warming-up etc.  We play through all the music at the end of the day.  Send Peter a message via the Contact page if you would like to come along.

Reference: Chamber Academy Orchestra
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13 7PL

The Foundational Course Level 2 assumes you have done Level 1 or that you are not a complete beginner.  Like Level 1 this is a very practical day. The main requirement is a willingness to 'give it a go'! Check out more information on the Courses page.

Reference: Courses page
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 19:30
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath, Sussex

Peter Fender: A Sussex Overture

Danzi: Sinfonia Concertante for solo clarinet and bassoon

Mozart: Haffner Serenade

Haydn: Symphony No.99

Martin Palmer, violin
Diana Davy, clarinet
Angela Kirsten

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 19:30
St John's Church, Waterloo, London

Philharmonia Britannica orchestra & chorus

Mahler: Symphony No.2

Zoe South, soprano
Anna Loveday, mezzo-soprano

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:30
The Studio, 67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13 7PL

A beginners/elementary course.  It is suitable for anyone who is interesting in learning about conducting and also acquiring basic conducting skills. This is a very practical day, and no musical expertise or knowledge is assumed (it isn't, for example, necessary to be able to read music).  The only requirement is an interest in the subject of conducting and a willingness to 'give it a go'!

Reference: Courses page
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 17:00
St Silas, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL
 
Haydn: L'isola disabitata overture
David Bozzo: Suite for Wind Instruments
Telemann: Viola concerto
Holst: Lyric movement 
Prokofiev: Sinfonietta
 
Kay Stephen - viola
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 19:30
St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, London NW1 3PT

Glinka: Overture to Ruslan & Lyudmila
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1
Brahms: Symphony No.4

Emma Walker, piano

Reference: Chamber Academy Orchestra
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 19:30
St Silas, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

The Genius of Mozart!

An evening of Mozart's greatest music with links based on his letters performed by an actor.

To include:

5 German Dances
Clarinet Concerto
String Trio in Eb
Symphony No. 41 in C (Jupiter)

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:00
Buddhist Arts Centre, Bullards Pl, London E2 0PT

A weekend working on Beethoven's 1st symphony with professional orchestra.

Please see the courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses page
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 19:30
Clair Hall, Perrymount Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Sullivan: Overture to Mikado

Sousa: March

Dvorak: Symphony No.5

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13 7PL

Elementary / intermediate conducting course.

See the courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses page
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13 7PL

A beginners/elementary conducting course.

See the courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses page
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 18:30
St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED

Bach: St Matthew Passion

Reference: 6 Centuries Chamber Choir
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 19:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

Rimsky Korsakov: Tale of Tsar Saltan

Gliere: Horn Concerto

George Lloyd: Symphony No.9                          

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 19:30
St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, London NW1

Handel: Water Music Suite (arranged Hamilton Harty)

Bach: Violin concerto in A min

Strauss: Serenade for wind in Eb

Bizet: Symphony In C

Peter Fender, violin

Reference: Chamber Academy Orchestra
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 19:30
St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY

Webern: Passacaglia Op.1

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

Philip Glass: Symphony No.8

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 19:30
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

Haydn: The Creation

A fundraising concert.  50% of proceeds go to Music Fund (http://www.musicfund.eu/).

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:00
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

An intensive weekend course working with a professional orchestra.

See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 19:30
Great Walstead School, E Mascalls Ln, Lindfield RH16 2QL

Mozart: Horn concerto no. 4 K.495 Eb major

Mozart: Wind Serenade K.388 C minor

Beethoven: Symphony no. 8 Opus 93 F major

Brendan Connellan, horn

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

A course working with a professional string quartet.

See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 19:30
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J

Handel: Messiah

With Linden Baroque on period instruments

Helen Semple, soprano
Carris Jones, alto
John Upperton, tenor
Jon Stainsby, baritone

Reference: 6 Centuries Chamber Choir
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 17:30
Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, Sussex RH16

Family concert, to include Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf.

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 17:00
St Nicholas Church, Great Bookham

John Marsh: Symphony No. 4 in F major
J S Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major
Rutter: Suite Antique
J S Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major

Yat-Soon Yeo, harpsichord
Janina Byrne, flute
Claire Kennington, violin

Reference: Dorking Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 19:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

Alma Mahler: 5 Songs
Mahler: Symphony No.4

Honey Rouhani, soprano

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 19:30
St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, London NW1

Rameau: Ballet Suite (arr Mottl)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G
Saint Seans: Symphony No.2 in A

Kamila Bydlowska, violin

Reference: Chamber Academy Orchestra
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

One day foundation course in conducting. 

See the Courses page for more information.

 

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 19:30
St Andrew's Church, 5 St Andrew St, London EC4A 3AB

Mahler: Symphony No.5

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 10:30
TBC

One day foundation course in conducting. 

See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:30
Belper, Derbyshire

A course organised for the Belper Recorders Group to give the members an insight into how to direct a group.

Reference: Belper Recorders Group
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:00
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

Two day weekend masterclass in conducting - with orchestra.

See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

A beginners/elementary course on conducting.

See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 10:30
TBC

One day foundation course in conducting. 

See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 19:30
Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, Sussex RH16

Weber: Der Freischutz overture

Bruckner: Symphony no. 4

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:30
St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, London NW1

A string day working on Grieg's Holberg Suite, and Glazunov's Theme and Variations.

We will look at string technique, orchestra technique and musical interpretation.  There will be a playthrough of the music at the end of the afternoon to which family and friends are invited.

Reference: Chamber Academy Orchestra
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 19:30
Broadway Theatre, Catford Rd, London SE6

Laura Rossi: The Battle of the Somme

Watch the iconic 1916 silent film The Battle of the Somme accompanied by Laura Rossi's evocative 2006 score.

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

One day foundation course in conducting. 

See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 21:30
Il Museo della Pietra, Sampieri, Sicily

Mozart/Thorp: Se conoscessi Susanna
Handel: Water Music Selection
John Lennon: Imagine
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto ("Il Cardellino")
Elton John: Can you feel the love?
Handel: Ombra mai fu (from Serses)
Mozart: Parto, parto (from Clemenza di Tito)
Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah
George Lloyd: In Memoriam
Mozart: Symphony No.40

Janina Byrne, flute
Norma Ritchie, mezzo-soprano
 

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 19:30
St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, London NW1 3PT

Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor   
Beehthoven: Symphony No.2 in D

Reference: Chamber Academy Orchestra
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 17:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

Bach: Ricecar 6 from Musical Offering (arr P Fender)
Strauss: Serenade for wind op.7
Schumann: Cello concerto
Brahms: St Anthony Variations

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello

PLUS: Find out why maths and music have always been so closely linked with a short talk by Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy.
 

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 19:00
St John's Church, Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8TY

Two performances (Sat 18 June 7pm, Sun 19 June 5pm)

Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (1757 version)

Hippolyte: David Douglas
Aricie: Aurélia Jonvaux
Phèdre: Carola Emrich-Fisher
Thésée: Jon Stainsby
Pluton: Franco Kong
Diane: Henrietta Brewley
Œnone/Matelote/Bergere: Jenni Harper
Tisiphone: Jeremy Vinogradov
La Grande-Prêtresse: Eleanor Dann
Chasseresse: Camilla Jepperson

Reference: Linden Baroque
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 11:00
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

Weekend conducting course with orchestra: Mahler Symphony No.5 Adagietto

See courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

Foundation 2 conducting course.

See Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 19:30
St John's Church, Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8TY

Shostakovich: Symphony No.7 ('Leningrad')

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

Foundation 1 conducting course.

See Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 17:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

Rameau: Ballet Suite (arr Mottl)
Vasiliki Legaki: Tramontana
Giuliani: Guitar concerto in A op.30
Saint Saens: Symphony No.2

David Keating, guitar

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:00
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

Weekend conducting course with orchestra: Bach Suite 1 / Cantata 54

See courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 14:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

A weekend of Brahms. 

All four symphonies plus a performance of the German Requiem at 7.30pm on Sunday 21 February.

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 10:15
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

Foundation 2 Course.

See Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

Foundation 1 course. 

See Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 19:30
Great Walstead School, East Mascalls Lane, Lindfield, W Sussex, RH16 2QL

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro overture
Mozart:  Bassoon concerto
Elgar: Romance for bassoon and orchestra
Grieg: Elegaic Pieces op.34
Beethoven: Symphony No.2

Sebastian Charlesworth, bassoon

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 19:30
St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London

Mahler: Symphony No.10

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 19:30
Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, Sussex

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite (with dancers)
Leroy Andersen: Sleigh Ride / Christmas Festival
Waldteufel: Skaters’ Waltz

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 19:30
St Margaret's Church, Brandram Rd, London SE13 5BT

Première of Peter's new composition 'In the bee-loud glade' (a suite of 4 songs on W.B.Yeats poems)

Plus: Vivaldi Gloria.

Reference: Blackheath Choir
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 19:30
St James's Church, 197 Picadilly, London W1J 9LL

Six Centruies of Christmas

Choral and instrumental music for Christmas and Winter, plus seasonal poetry - all spanning the last six centuries!
Please bring your smartphone and you will asked to download an app to use during 'Blow, blow, thou winter wind'.

Music to include:

Richard Dering: Quem vidistis, pastores?
Elgar: The Snow
Peter Fender: Blow, blow, thou winter wind (première: with audience smartphone participation)
Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Mateo Flecha the Elder: Riu, Riu, Chiu
Dale Trumbore: Frozen In
Waldteufel: Skaters Waltz
Debussy: Des pas sur la neige
Biber: Chirstmas Sonata
Brahms: Geistliches Wiegenlied

Reference: Six Centuries Chamber Choir
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 17:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

Beethoven: King Stephen Overture
Mahler: Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht / Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
Brahms:  Serenade No.1 in D

Plus: opera arias

Oskar McCarthy, baritone (http://www.oskarmccarthy.com)

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 10:30
Abacus Arts, 2A Browning Street, London

Weekend conducting course, focussing on working with instrumental soloists.

See Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses page
Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 18:00
Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ

An early evening's play though of some of the world's greatest film music!

To include music from:

James Bond, West Side Story, Mission Impossible, Titanic, Death in Venice, Black Swan, Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde, Lone Ranger, King's Speech, 2001 ...

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 19:30
Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, Sussex

Sullivan: Merchant of Venice Suite
Frederick Loewe: My Fair Lady Suite
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.2 ('London')

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 10:30
67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13

Foundational conducting course.

See Courses page for details.

Reference: Courses page
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 19:30
All Saints’ Church Lindfield

Bach: Double violin concerto in D minor
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op.3.2
Correli: Christmas Concerto
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Albinoni: Adagio

Peter Fender and Martin Palmer, violins

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 21:30
Atrio Comunale, Modica (RG), Sicily

John Lunn: Downton Abbey
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto Mov.1
Beethoven: Romance in F
Haydn: Symphony No.104 Mov. 4
Handel: Cara Sposa
Lehar: Meine Lippen
Beethoven: Symphony 7 Alegretto
Mozart: Clarinet concerto Adagio & Finale
Klaus Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean

South London Sinfonietta with:

Norma Ritchie, mezzo-soprano
Alessandro Ruisi, violin
Katy Noland, clarinet
Ian Cumming, trumpet

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 19:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

Hugh Harris: Pavanne
Weber: Clarinet Concertino
Peter Fender: Clarinet Concertino
Louise Farrenc: Symphony No.1

Neil Aston, clarinet

Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 18:30
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

William Byrd: Sing joyfully unto God
Monteverdi: Hor ch'el ciel e la terre
Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm!
Brahms: Der Abend
Eric Whitacre: Water Night
Peter Fender: I never saw a moor & How do I love thee?

PLUS: Chamber music by Frescobaldi, Bach, Ravel
PLUS: Poetry from the 16th to the 21st centuries

Marcello Ravaioli (keyboards) / Patrick Johnson (cello) / Natasha Moskovici (poet)
Peter Fender (violin/director)

Followed by refreshments
Tickets: £10 / £8 (concessions): http://www.wegottickets.com/event/320073 or on the door.

Reference: Buy tickets
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 19:30
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath

Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6

Clare Howick, violin

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 17:30
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath

A concert for children (of all ages!) based around Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:30
The Studio, 67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13 7PL

A weekend conducting course, with orchestra. For people with some conducting experience.
See the Courses page for more details.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:30
The Studio, 67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13 7PL

A one-day course about conducting. Both for non-musicians and musicians who have never conducted before.
See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 19:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

Bach: Toccata & Fugue (arr. PGF)
Elgar: Sea Pictures
George Lloyd: In Memoriam
Schumann: Symphony No.1

Norma Ritchie, mezzo-soprano

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 19:30
St James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

The power of Beethoven's groundbreaking Eroica symphony, the delicacy of his F major Romance, and the premiere of David Bozzo's lyrical violin concerto, all preceded by a rousing overture by Arriaga, who was nicknamed 'The Spanish Mozart'!

Arriaga Overture 'los esclavos felices' (1820)
David Bozzo Violin Concerto (world premiere)
Beethoven Romance in F for violin and orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No.3 in Eb ("Eroica")

With Francisco Jimeno, violin

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 14:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

A weeked playing all the Beethoven symphonies! Come along and listen at any point you like (2-5pm, 6-9pm on Saturday, 2-5pm, 6.30-8pm on Sunday).

Saturday: 1-6
Sunday: 7-9

On Sunday 1 March at 6.30pm there will be a concert performance of the Ninth, with the following soloists:

Emma Dogliani, soprano
Norma Ritchie, mezzo-soprano
John Upperton, tenor
Oskar McCarthy, baritone

The weekend is partly in aid of the charity Music Fund (see http://musicfund.eu)

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:30
The Studio, 67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13 7PL

A weekend conducting course, with orchestra. For people with some conducting experience.
See the Courses page for more details.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:30
The Studio, 67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13 7PL

A one-day course about conducting. Both for non-musicians and musicians who have never conducted before.
See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 19:30
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 1,3,6,7,8
Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 18:00
London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8UE

Shostakovich: Symphony No.15
Grace Williams: 'Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes'

There will be open rehearsals 11am to 1pm and 2-5pmand then a playthrough of both pieces at 6pm.

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 11:00
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

A day rehearsing the following pieces:

Peter Fender: Christmas Overture
Tchaikovsky: Smphony No.4

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 17:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

New composition by Caitlin Rowley
Holst: St Paul’s Suite
Raff: Sinfonietta
Beethoven: Symphony No.8

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:30
24 Francemary Rd, London

A study day - repertoire to be confirmed.
See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30
Abacus Arts, 2A Browning Street, London

A weekend conducting course, with orchestra. For people with some conducting experience.
See the Courses page for more details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 17:00
The Studio, 67 Lewisham Hill, London SE13 7PL

Peter will perform a violin/viola and piano recital with Marcello Ravaioli.

Works will include:

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Schubert: Sonata for viola & piano in D
Monti: Czardas
Brahms: Hungarian Dances
Elgar: Salut d'amour

The studio is small so please book a space by emailing Peter from the Contact page.

Drinks and snacks will be available.

There is no charge, but there will be the opportunity to make a donation :-)

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 10:30
24 Francemary Rd, London

A one-day course about conducting. Both for non-musicians and musicians who have never conducted before.
See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 19:30
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens Overture
Brahms: Concerto for vioin and cello
Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Bizet: Symphony in C

With Pavlos Carvalho, violoncello and Miriam Teppitch, violin

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 18:00
St John's Church, Waterloo Rd, London SE1

Great film music, including:

Pirates of the Caribbean
Harry Potter
Star Wars
My Fair Lady
Schindler's List

With Alexandre Dubach, violin

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 19:30
Trinity Church, Harrow HA1 1RX

A concert with Harrow's première orchestra, Trinity Orchestra.

Brahms: Symphony No.3 in F
Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor

Alexander Dubach, violin

Reference: Trinity Orchestra
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 21:00
Scicli, Sicily

A concert of the Angel Orchestra (and friends) in Scicli, southern Sicily.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:30
Monastero Bormida, Piemonte, Italy

Peter will be directing this top-notch Italian youth orchestra during it's summer course in the beautiful town of Monastero Bormida.

Peter Fender: The Forest (Italian première)
Bach: Cantata 82 "Ich habe genug"
Elgar: Chanson de matin & Salut d’amour
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D

Fernando Ciuffo, baritone

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 17:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

Peter Fender: The Forest (world première)
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2

Norma Ritchie, mezzo-soprano

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:30
24 Francemary Rd, London

A study day on Mahler's Symphony No.2.
With mezzo-soprano Norma Ritchie.
See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 10:30
Abacus Arts, 2A Browning Street, London

A weekend conducting course, with orchestra. For people with some conducting experience.
See the Courses page for more details.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:30
24 Francemary Rd, London

A one-day course about conducting. Both for non-musicians and musicians who have never conducted before.
See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 19:30
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Svendsen: Norwegian Rhapsody no. 3
Grieg: Peer Gynt suite no. 1
Smetana: From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields (from Ma Vlast)
Dvorak: Symphony no. 9 ("New World")

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 19:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

Verdi: Prelude to La Traviata
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 (Italian)

Kamila Bydlowska, violin
Marcello Ravaioli, assistant conductor

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 16:30
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

"Music and Holidays"

A children's concert, based around Mendelssohn's Italian symphony.
Suitable for children from about 5 to about 10.
Learn about music, learn about an orchestra, and have lots of fun!

With Marcello Ravaioli, assistant conductor

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 11:30
Prendergast Vale College, Elmira St, London SE13 7BN

The termly concert for the Lewisham Saturday Music Centre.

The sinfonia is playing arrangements of ...

Mussorgsky ... Pictures at an Exhibition
Holst ... Mars from The Planets Suite

Reference: Lewisham Schools Sinfonia
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:30
24 Francemary Rd, London

A study day on Mahler's Symphony No.4.
With soprano Nicola Wyndenbach.
See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 14:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL

WE WILL BE PLAYING ALL 41 OF MOZART'S SYMPHONIES DURING THIS WEEKEND !!

Two session on the Saturday, and two on the Sunday. Come and join us either to play or to listen (even if just for one of the sessions). There is a modest charge to play, and entrance to listen is by voluntary donation. We are raising money (50/50) for the orchestra and for the charity Music Fund, which does fantastic work supporting music schools and training musical instrument technicians across the world, often in areas of deprivation and conflict. See http://musicfund.eu

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:00
Abacus Arts, 2A Browning Street, London

A weekend conducting course, with orchestra. For people with some conducting experience.
See the Courses page for more details.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 10:30
24 Francemary Rd, London

A one-day course about conducting. Both for non-musicians and musicians who have never conducted before.
See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 19:30
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Glinka: A Life for the Tsar
Tchaikovsky: Mozartiana
Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Borodin: Symphony No.1

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 10:00
London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8UE

A workshop on Schubert's Symphony No.9 in C ("The Great")

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 19:30
Methodist Church, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

A Christmas concert with the choir Coro Nuovo, orchestra, and soloists ...

Including:

Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Handel: A selection from Messiah
Vivaldi: Winter

Plus audience carols.

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 19:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London

Peter Fender: Chiaroscuro Overture (world première)
George Lloyd: Cello Concerto
Amy Beach: Gaelic Symphony

Bart LaFollette - 'cello

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 10:00
24 Francemary Rd, London

A study day on Bach's St Matthew Passion.
See the courses page for full information.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 10:00
24 Francemary Rd, London

A one-day conducting course.
See the courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 10:30
Abacus Arts, 2a Browning Street, London, SE17 1LN

A full weekend conducting course with orchestra. See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 19:30
Great Walstead School, Lindfield, W Sussex RH16 2QL

Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prospersous Voyage Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor
George Lloyd: In Memoriam
Beethoven: Symphony No.1

Nathan Williamson - piano

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 19:30
St Mary, Munster Square, London NW1 3PT

Richard Strauss: Happy Workshop
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Messiaen: Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum

Reference: South London Chamber Concerts
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 10:00
Constanta, Romania

Peter is taking part in the 2nd Black Sea Conducting Competition.

See below for a report on the competition:

Peter took part in the second Black Sea Conducting Competition in Constanta, Romania, in September this year. There was in international group of partcipants - from the UK, Italy, Japan, Canada, USA, Argentina, Portugal ...!

However Peter has serious doubts about the legitimacy of the competition. A good number of the other competitors felt the same. In addition the quality and method of the judging was very dubious. He left feeling sad and angry that he had spent a week of time and a not inconsiderable amount of money on the event. Both Peter and several other competitors directed concerns to the organisers just after the competition, but have had no reply.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 10:30
24 Francemary Rd, London

A non-musicians conducting course - to introduce conducting to people with an interest in music and conducting but with no musical training themselves.
See the courses page for full information.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 19:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London

Bach: Orchestral Suite No.4
Chausson: Poème de l’amour et de la mer
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Tushmalov)
George Lloyd: Pont du Gard (world première)

Honey Rouhani - soprano

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 19:30
St Andrew's Church, Maple Road, Surbiton

George Lloyd: Overture to John Socman
Britten: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 "Eroica"

Clare Howick - violin

Reference: Kingston Philharmonia
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 10:30
24 Francemary Rd, London

A study day course in London. See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 19:30
St Stephen's, Rosslyn Hill, London NW3 2PP

Purcell: Dido & Aeneas

Linden Baroque
Laban School Dancers

Dido: Rebecca Hodgetts
Aeneas: Steve Hawksley
Belinda: Jessica Summers
2nd Woman: Roseanna Skikun
Sorceress: Norma Ritchie
1st Witch: Abigail Sudbury
2nd Witch: Sarah Hale
Sailor: Christopher Killerby

Reference: Linden Opera
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 19:30
St Stephen's, Rosslyn Hill, London NW3 2PP

Purcell: Dido & Aeneas

Linden Baroque
Laban School Dancers

Dido: Rebecca Hodgetts
Aeneas: Steve Hawksley
Belinda: Jessica Summers
2nd Woman: Roseanna Skikun
Sorceress: Norma Ritchie
1st Witch: Abigail Sudbury
2nd Witch: Sarah Hale
Sailor: Christopher Killerby

Reference: Linden Opera
Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 19:30
St John's Smith Square

George Lloyd 100th Anniversary Concert

Elgar: In the South
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
George Lloyd: Symphony No.5

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 19:30
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London

Bach: Cantata 21 "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis"
Mendelssohn: "Hör mein Bitten"
Mozart: Laudate Dominum
Bach: Suite No.4 for Orchestra
Schubert: Salve Regina D 223

Constanze Backes - Soprano

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 10:30
24 Francemary Rd, London

A one-day conducting course in London. See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 19:30
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Beethoven: Leonora I overture
Lennox Berkeley: Sinfonietta
Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite
Richard Strauss: Wind Serenade Op.7
Dvorak: Violin Concerto

Jenny King: Violin

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 17:00
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

A concert for children based on Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.1

Learn more about the orchestra, learn more about Beethoven. Get a chance to sit amongst the orchestra - or even to be the conductor! Lots of fun and interest!

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 11:00
Austrian Cultural Centre, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ

I will be giving a presentation to the Mahler Society of Great Britain entitled: “Conducting Mahler: A View from the Podium”.

“What is it like to conduct a Mahler symphony?”
“How does a conductor prepare to conduct Mahler?”
“What is possible and what is permissible in a conductor’s interpretation of a Mahler score?”
I will examine these and other questions with reference particularly to symphonies 1 – 4. [NB. No score-reading ability will be assumed.]

Venue: Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate (Knightsbridge), London SW7 1PQ.
Times: Coffee and biscuits at 10.30 for 11.00 start - Finish 4.00pm.
Lunch: There will be a selection of sandwiches – at cost-price – for lunch.
Tickets: £18 (£9 for students with card)

If you are definitely going to attend the event you can reserve a space and then pay at the door - please send your name to info@mahlersociety.org

Reference: Mahler Society UK
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 10:30
London Buddhist Arts Centre, Eastbourne House, Bullards Place, London E2 0PT

'An introduction to conducting' for non-musicians, in central London. See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 19:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London

Mehran Rouhani: Première of new work
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Dvorak: Symphony No.3

Max Bronstein - Trumpet

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 19:30
St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London

Puccini: Tosca

Midsummer Opera Chorus

NB. There are 2 performances: Sat 16 Mar and Sun 17 Mar

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 10:00
Abacus Arts, 2a Browning Street, London, SE17 1LN

A full weekend conducting course with orchestra. See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 19:30
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Rossini: Cenerentola Overture
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet
Chausson: Poeme de l'amour et la mer
Tchaikovsky: Walta and Adagio from Sleeping Beauty
Bizet: Extracts from Carmen

Rebecca Henning - Soprano

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 10:30
Upper Hall, St Columba’s Church, Pont Street, SW1X 0BD

A study day on Beethoven's 9th Symphony in central London. See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:30
London Buddhist Arts Centre, Eastbourne House, Bullards Place, London E2 0PT

A one-day conducting course in central London. See the Courses page for more information.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 19:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London

Sullivan: Selection from Iolanthe
Peter Fender: Speechless
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony

PLUS: A free improvistion session from The Sculptural Orchestra

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 19:30
St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 ('The Year 1905')

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 19:30
Strutt's Centre, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

"Life is Beautiful"

In celebration and support of Beth's Poetry Trail. Beth’s Poetry Trail was set up in memory of Beth Fender by members of the poetry groups she set up in Belper.

Handel: Musick for the Royal Fireworks
Vaughan Williams 'London' symphony (2nd movement)
Sullivan: HMS Pinafore
Peter Fender: Speechless
Piovani: Life is Beautiful
PLUS: A selection of poetry

Norma Ritchie - mezzo-soprano

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 10:30
The Choir Room, The American Church, 79a Tottenham Court Road, W1T 4TD

'An introduction to conducting' for non-musicians, in central London. See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:30
24 Francemary Road, London SE4 1JS

A study day on Mahler's 3rd Symphony in central London. See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 19:30
St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London

André Caplet: Suite Persane
Mehran Rouhani: Sinfonietta Synthetical
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 19:30
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Weber: Preciosa overture
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Dvorak: Czech Suite
Haydn: Symphony No.104 in D

Martin Palmer - Violin

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 19:30
St John's Smith Square

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
Mozart Double Piano Concerto in Eb K365
Poulenc Double Piano Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No.5

Arzu and Gamze Kirtil Pianos

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 11:00
Abacus Arts, 2a Browning Street, London, SE17 1LN

A full weekend conducting course with orchestra. See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Friday, August 3, 2012 - 21:00
Calabria, Italy

Mozart: Contratanz K535
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor (2nd movement)
Bach: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" from Cantata 147
Piovani: Life is Beautiful
Piazzolla: Ave Maria
Mozart: Per pietà, bell’idol mio
Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Rossini: Non Piu Mests (from Cenerentola)
Handel: Fireworks Music
Bartok: Romanian Dances

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 21:00
Calabria, Italy

Mozart: Contratanz K535
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor (2nd movement)
Bach: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" from Cantata 147
Piovani: Life is Beautiful
Piazzolla: Ave Maria
Mozart: Per pietà, bell’idol mio
Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Rossini: Non Piu Mests (from Cenerentola)
Handel: Fireworks Music
Bartok: Romanian Dances

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 19:30
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London

Bach: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" from Cantata 147
Piovani: Life is Beautiful
Piazzolla: Ave Maria
Mozart: Per pietà, bell’idol mio (Norma Ritchie, mezzo-soprano)
Sibelius: Symphony No.1

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 13:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London

A play-through of Beethoven's sympohnies 1-8.
This is a fund-raising event to raise money for our forthcoming trip to Italy in the summer.
Players from other orchestras are welcome to attend (there's a small fee to play).

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 10:30
The Choir Room, The American Church, 79a Tottenham Court Road, W1T 4TD

The second of Peter's new conducting workshops in central London. See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 19:30
St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington, London

Matthew Locke: Suite from The Tempest
Rebel: Les Elemens
Telemann: Water Music Suite
Handel: Water Music Suite No.3
Vivaldi: La Tempesta di Mare

Reference: Linden Baroque
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 19:30
St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London

Ethel Smyth: Overture & On the Cliffs of Cornwall from 'The Wreckers'
Elgar: Cello Concerto
George Lloyd: Symphony No.6

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 19:30
Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G (Katherine Smith, flute)
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 17:00
Clare Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Children's Concert, based around Beethoven's 7th Symphony.

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 10:30
Upper Hall, St Columba’s Church, Pont Street, SW1X 0BD

The first of Peter's new conducting workshops in central London. See the Courses page for full details.

Reference: Courses Page
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 19:30
Pazardjik, Bulgaria

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Mozart: Ach ich fuhl's from The Magic Flute (Honey Rouhani, soprano)
Rachmaninov: Vocalise (Honey Rouhani, soprano)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor (Neysun Rouhani, piano)
Mehran Rouhani: Unity in Diversity (world première)

Reference: Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 19:30
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London

Mussorgsky: Night on Bare Mountain
Bizet: L’Arlesienne Suite No.1
Schubert: Symphony No.8 in B min ('Unfinished')

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 19:30
Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Schubert: Rosamunde overture
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Rachel Ellis, violin)
Schumann: Symphony No.3 “Rhenish”

Reference: Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 19:00
St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London

Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Milhaud: Saudades do Brasil
Dvorak: Symphony No.6

Reference: The Angel Orchestra
Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 19:30
St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London

Mahler: Symphony No.3

Norma Ritchie: Mezzo-Soprano
Colliers Wood Chorus

Reference: Philharmonia Britannica
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 19:00
Pratts Bottom Village Hall, Pratts Bottom

Phantoms of the Opera: A Concert for Hallowe’en

A selection of arias and choruses from The Magic Flute, Dido and Aeneas, The Witches of Eastwick,

The Phantom of the Opera, Falstaff, Ruddigore … and others
Reference: Opera Nova
Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 19:00
Wickham Theatre Centre, Corkscrew Hill, West Wickham

Phantoms of the Opera: A Concert for Hallowe’en

A selection of arias and choruses from The Magic Flute, Dido and Aeneas, The Witches of Eastwick,

The Phantom of the Opera, Falstaff, Ruddigore … and others

Reference: Opera Nova
Saturday, October 22, 2011 (All day)
All Saints Church, Tooting, London

Philharmonia Britannica recording day

  • Peter Fender: All For Love (Cat Evison, saxophone)
  • Peter Fender: Canzona II
  • Peter Fender: Elegy (Jonathan Bloxham, cello)
  • Peter Fender: Speechless (Norma Ritchie, mezzo-soprano)
  • Peter Fender: Overture