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Saturday 1 June 2019 until Sunday 23 June 2019

Stroud Green Festival

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Sat 1 June, 1pm-3.30pm (choir only) & 4.15pm-6.15pm (with orchestra & soloists)
Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green
Come and Sing Vivaldi’s Gloria led by Edward Hughes, conductor of Godwine Choir
A chance to sing Vivaldi’s Gloria with orchestra and soloists in the evening concert (EVENT 2)

Sat 1 June, 7.30pm-9.45pm

Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green
Festival Preview & Vivaldi’s Gloria
Chloe Lam & Victoria Couper sopranos, Patrica Hammond mezzo, Edward Hughes conductor
Raise funds for Stroud Green Festival and get a sneak preview from festival artists plus a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria with orchestra, Come & Sing participants and soloists.

Fri 7 June, 8pm-9.30pm

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stroud Green
Sing of a woman
Davies and Daughters

Unique family female vocal trio perform close harmony folk songs of women.

Sat 8 June, 6pm-7pm

St Michael’s Church, Highgate
Forgotten Stories
Flauguissimo, John Lofving guitar, Yu-Wei Hu flute,
Untold musical tales of women composers with music by Anna Amalia of Prussia, Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and their male contemporaries Roman, Schubert & Giuliani.

Sat 8 June, 8.30pm-9.40pm

St Michael’s Church, Highgate
Vision: the imagined testimony of Hildegard of Bingen by Clare Norburn
The Telling, Clare Norburn & Ariane Prüssner voices, Jean Kelly harp, with Teresa Banham actor as Hildegard, Nicholas Renton director, Natalie Rowland lighting designer
A fully staged concert/play which presents the personal dilemma of medieval Abbess Hildegard of Bingen alongside her mesmeric chants

Sun 9 June, 3pm-4.45pm

Holy Innocents Church, Crouch End
Ophelia & Shakespeare’s Women
The Lovekyn Consort, Patricia Hammond voice, William Summers Renaissance flute, recorder, Stephen Carpenter lute, guitar with Cassie Emmott actor.
Music and readings from Shakespeare’s plays and new poems inspired by Shakespeare’s women by Amy Neilson-Smith

Sun 9 June, 8.30pm-9.45pm

Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green
Ordo Virtutum
Vox Animae, Ansy Bootroyd as The Soul, Evelyn Tubb as Humility, Jennie Cassidy, Yvonne Eddy, Ruth Gomme, Clare Norburn & Lindsay Richardson singers, Michael Fields harp & musical director, Nigel Richards actor as The Devil
An allergorical music-drama by Hildegard of Bingen about the struggle for a human soul. Arguably the earliest “opera” by a woman.

Thurs 13 June, 6.15pm-7.25pm

Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green
Echoes from London
Electric Voice Theatre, Frances Lynch singer & composer
Pupils from Stroud Green Primary School join Frances to explore the lives of local suffragettes, scientists & composers.

Fri 14 June, 8pm-9.30pm

Union Church and Community Centre, Crouch End
Jazz Hi-Jinks
Tina May voice & David Gordon piano
Jazz singer Tina May joins the irrepressible pianist David Gordon for vocal hi-jinks, Latin American gems and gorgeous original songs.

Sat 15 June, 12 noon - 1pm

St Augustine’s Church, Highgate
Women at the Keyboard
Marion Bettsworth organ
Seasonal music for Pentecost and Trinity interspersed with pieces by contemporary composers including Cecilia McDowall and James MacMillan.

Sat 15 June, 5.30pm-7.30pm

St Saviour’s Church, Finsbury Park
The Secrets of Andalusia
Lux Musicae London, Victoria Couper soprano, Daniel Thomson tenor, Harry Buckoke viola de gamba, Aileen Henry harp, Toby Carr lute, Mirjam-Luise Muenzel & Sophie Creaner recorders with Ignacio Lusardi flamenco guitar, Ahmed Mukhtar oud
One of London’s most exciting young early music groups presents the story of the roots of Flamenco music with masters of Flamenco and Arabic oud Ignacio Lusardi and Ahmed Mukhtar

Sat 15 June, 8.45pm-9.45pm

St Saviour’s Church, Finsbury Park
The First Singer-Songwriter Superstars
Lux Musicae London, Victoria Couper soprano, Daniel Thomson tenor, Aileen Henry harp, Toby Carr lute, Mirjam-Luise Muenzel recorders
Experience the virtuosity and bravery of Italian singers and composers Francesca Caccini (1587-1641) and Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and their witty, charming and sometimes political songs.

Sun 16 June, 11.30am-12.40pm
Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green
Festival Service followed by a bring-and-share lunch
Sing with the Holy Trinity Choir; rehearsal at 9.30am

Sat 16 June, 7.30pm-9.45pm

Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green
Beethoven’s String Quartet Journey: the last chapter a concert/play by Clare Norburn
The Dante Quartet with David Timson actor, as Beethoven
After a sell-out performance last year, Beethoven is back, this time guiding you through some of his Late Quartets as well as stories of demons, loves, landladies and frustrations.

Wed 19 June, 1pm-1.30pm

St Mellitus Church, Finsbury Park
Music of mountain and fjord
Recital by Andrea Kmecova piano
Music from Norway, Denmark & Finland by Grieg, Sining, Gade, Nielsen & lesser-known woman Agathe Backer Grøndahl

Thurs 20 June, 7.30pm-9.15pm

St Mellitus Parish Hall, Finsbury Park
Unsung Heroine: the secret life & love of medieval singer-songwriter Beatriz de Dia by Clare Norburn
The Telling, Clare Norburn voice, playwright, Joy Smith harp, percussion, Giles Lewin medieval fiddle, bagpipes, with Anna Demetriou actor as Beatriz, Nicholas Renton director, Natalie Rowland lighting designer
In a blend of history and fiction, this half play/half concert follows the life of instinctively creative troubadour Countess, Beatriz de Dia (1140-1212), the Amy Winehouse of 12th Century Provence.

Fri 21 June, pre-concert installation event 7.45pm-8.30pm & concert 8:45pm-9:45pm

St Saviour’s Church, Finsbury Park
ReCentred: introducing Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994) and her circle
The Bloomsbury Quartet, Eva de Vries & Janell Yeo violins, Rachel Maxey viola, Felicity Smith cello
Quartets by Maconchy, her teacher Vaughan Williams and daughter Nicola LeFanu will be performed as photographs and Maconchy’s writings are read and projected. A pre-concert installation will introduce Maconchy through film and photography as the audience is free to interact with musicians.

Sat 22 June, 11am-12noon

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stroud Green
Sophie and the Forest of Fables
Jonathan Rees writer, narrator and musician
Fabulous fairy-tale words and music for 3-7 year olds in homage to Charles Perrault (1628-1703), writer of Mother Goose, with lots of help needed from the audience and their favourite woodland animal soft toys.

Sat 22 June, 7.30pm-9.20pm

St Saviour’s Church, Finsbury Park
A French Star and Biblical Heroines
Chloe Lam soprano, writer, Harry Buckoke viola da gamba, Marta López keyboard, Sonya Rademeyer artist
Chloe Lam and friends reimagine some of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s cantigas alongside the Pièces de clavecin as artist Sonya Rademeyer responds to the performance live.

Sun 23 June, 3.30pm-5.30pm

Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green
A Sunday Afternoon Serenade
Veles Ensemble, Hartmut Richter violin, Ralitsa Naydenova viola, Evva Mizerska cello
Beethoven’s String Trio Op. 9 No 3. C minor, Dohnányi ‘s Serenade Op. 10 in C-major & music by London-based composer Neli Dimitrova-Ederlezi

Sun 23 June, 8pm-9.45pm

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stroud Green
Creating Carmen: exciting reading of a brand new “one-man-play meets concert”
Carmen Co, Emily Andrew mezzo/flute, Francesca Correa & David Massey guitars, Nicholas Renton director, actor tbc
Clare Norburn’s new work in progress concert/play explores Prosper Mérimée's myriad of love affairs that underpinned Carmen’s creation (the basis for Bizet’s opera), intertwined with music from Carmen and Spanish or Spanish-inspired music.

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