Monday 12 January 2015

Discovery and more at LSO St Lukes

LSO Community Gamelan Group
LSO Community
Gamelan Group
There is an LSO Choral Singing Day at LSO St Luke's on 7 February with a chance to sing Durufle's Requiem under Simon Halsey. some sight-singing ability is required but it is a chance to experience this wonderful work from the inside whether you sing regularly or haven't sung for years. Donald Runnicles conducts the LSO in Durufle's Requiem at the Barbican Hall on 1 March 2015.

BBC Radio 3 is presenting a series of lunchtime concerts at LSO St Luke's featuring cellist Natalie Clein and friends, including Anthony Marwood (violin) and Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) with music ranging from Bach to Kurtag (5, 12, 19, 26 February 2015).

The LSO Discovery concerts at lunchtime at LSO St Luke's present a chance to get close to individual instruments. On 30 January it is principal bassoon Daniel Jemison and on
13 February it is the turn of the trombone, with 18 year-old Peter Moore co-principal trombone.  Other lunchtime concerts in the series include the LSO String Ensemble (27 February), Guildhall Percussion Ensemble (13 March), Storytelling for under 5's (20 March). There are also opportunities to discover Jean Sibelius with a whole day event on 15 March including a listening to a morning rehearsal with Michael Tilson Thomas.

The LSO Community Choir, conductor David Lawrence, presents French Connections, a programme of Durufle, Faure and Saint-Saens on 13 March. The LSO Community Gamelan Group joins gamelan group Lila Cita and Lila Bhawa dance company for an evening of Balinese Gamelan on 20 March.

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