Sunday 6th November 6pm

CHORAL REFLECTION FOR ALL SAINTS & ALL SOULS

THE CHOIR OF THE CITY CHURCH directed by Adrian Boynton

A service marking this very special season with music by Vittoria, Parry and Stanford,
and including a reflection by Revd Wendy Carey.

Freewill offering

Wednesday 9th November 7.30pm

REIKO FUJISAWA (piano)

TOGANA: On the Edge of the Wind
TAKEMITSU: Rain Sketch II
BACH: Goldberg Variations

“Fujisawa’s boundless energy and lightness of touch provoke grins;
the clarity she brings is remarkable.”
[Classical CD Weekly]

Following studies in Tokyo, San Francisco and London, Reiko Fujisawa has
established herself as a soloist of formidable stature. She made her debut at
Southbank Centre in 1999, at Wigmore Hall in 2003, and performed with the
soloists of the R.P.O. in the inaugural season at Cadogan Hall. She has since made
appearances at prestigious venues all over the UK and overseas. Fujisawa has a
special affinity with the music of Bach, and in tonight’s recital offers a rare
opportunity to hear the entire Goldberg Variations. The Goldbergs surely
represent one of the iconic monuments of Western music - on the one hand a work
of exceptional beauty and refinements, on the other a Rubik’s Cube of invention
and architecture.

Admission £10 (conc £9.50, child £1) at the door

Monday 14th November 7.30pm

MUSICAL MILESTONES: Latin American Celebration

HAHN - GINASTERA - PIAZZOLLA - RAMIREZ - BROUWER

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton
In the second of our Latin-American celebration evenings the focus is on
Argentina, and in particular Alberto Ginastera, the centenary of whose birth falls
this year. His output includes operas, ballet, symphonic works, concertos for harp,
piano and cello, chamber music and a sizeable quantity of keyboard works.
Ramirez wrote fine songs and choral works, including the celebrated Alfonsina y
el Mar, Cantata Sudamericana and the work for which he is best known, Misa
Criolla. Piazzolla revolutionised the traditional tango into a new style termed
‘nuevo tango’, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door

Saturday 19th November 11.30am

TOMOKO YAMAZAKI KUSAKA (mezzo-soprano)
ROSIE REED (flute) ADRIAN BOYNTON (piano)

PERGOLESI: Se tu m’ami VIVALDI: Vieni, vieni,
HANDEL: Sonata in C GLUCK: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
GOUNOD: Air des fleurs DONIZETTI: Oh mio Fernando
FAURÉ: Sicilienne RUTTER: Suite Antique
YAMOMOTO: Berceuse NAKADA: The Departing Spring
CLARKE: Great Train Race NAKAYAMA: Bouncing Ball and the Lord

'A voice of exceptional beauty and poise' [Operaworks]

Tokyo born Tomoko Kusaka studied with the distinguished baritone Vittorio
Terranova in Milan. She is a recipient of the prestigious Niigata Music Award. As
a member of the Japan Opera Foundation and the National Opera in Japan she
has played numerous roles, including Cherubino (Marriage of Figaro), Hansel
(Hansel and Gretel), Lucia (The Thievish Magpie) and Sister Martha (Dialogue
des Carmelites). Flautist Rosie Reed gained a first class degree from Southampton
University and postgraduate diploma with distinction at Trinity College London.
She was a finalist in the Harold Clarke Woodwind Competition 2006. She enjoys a
busy career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player in styles ranging
from classical to jazz and pop.

Admission £8 (conc £7.50, child £1) by programme at the door

Thursday 24th November 7.30pm

EXPLORING MUSIC: Baroque Masters

HANDEL ii) Mature Years

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton

In 1711 Handel composed the first Italian opera written specially for our English
audience. For the next 30 years he became immersed in the ups and downs of
operatic activity in London, producing over 40 works. Then, as public interest in
opera declined, he brought fresh creativity to oratorio, producing more than 20
magnificent works rich in choral drama and orchestral colour. Tonight we savour
great moments from the operas ‘Rodelinda’, ‘Partenope’, ‘Ariodante’ and ‘Alcina’
and oratorios ‘Israel in Egypt’, ‘Samson’, ‘Solomon’, ‘Semele’ and ‘Messiah’. Other
important works of these years include the Concerto Grosso Op 3, the Organ
Concerti and ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door

Sunday 27th November 8pm (Please note start time)

PURCELL: SONATA FOR TRUMPET AND STRINGS
HANDEL: ODE ON ST CECILIA’S DAY
FINZI: IN TERRA PAX
BRITTEN: SAINT NICOLAS

Stephen Brown (tenor) John Stainsby (baritone)

THE CORNERSTONE CHAMBER CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA

Leader: Philippa Barton Solo Trumpet: John MacDomnic
Directed by Adrian Boynton

To celebrate St Ceciliastide, Advent and St Nicolastide, the Chamber Choir and
Orchestra offer an imaginative programme of superb English repertoire. Cecilian
odes in the Baroque era were conceived as ‘occasional’ works and normally
expected to receive just a single performance, but Handel’s 1739 offering proved
such a hit that it was hastily scheduled for a further six performances in the same
season! Finzi’s ‘In Terra Pax’ is a beautiful pastoral setting of words of Robert
Bridges, reflecting the central message of the Christmas story. ‘Saint Nicolas’,
originally written for the centenary celebrations as Lancing College 70 years ago,
is one of Britten’s most vivid and heartwarming works. Join us to enjoy this
special Advent programme.

Tickets £16 (conc £15.50), £13.50 (conc £13), children £1 by email from
cornerstone.music@tesco.net, telephone 01908 246486 (ans mach), 07961 348697,
or at the door


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