Wednesday 12th June         7.30pm

DAVID MALUSA (piano)

SCHUBERT:              Klavierstuck in Eb major, D946 n. 2

BEETHOVEN:           Sonata in Ab major, op. 110

                                      Sonata quasi una fantasia in C# minor, op. 27 n. 2

RACHMANINOV:    Etude Tableau in C minor, op. 39 n.1 

                                      Prelude in G minor, op. 23 n. 5 

CHOPIN:                    Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, op. 22 

                                      Fantasie Impromptu in C# minor, op. 66 

SCRIABIN:                 Etude in C# minor op. 2 

                                      Etude in B minor, op. 8 n. 3 

                                      Prelude for the left hand op. 9 

David Malusa graduated 'cum laude' from the Conservatoire Arrigo Pedrollo in Vincenza and completed the Master of Music programme and the Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music with distinction. He has been prizewinner at several international competitions, including first prizes at the Citta di Carrara, Citti di Cantalupa and the Jacques Samuel Intercollegiate Competition. A CD of his Wigmore Hall debut recital was highly acclaimed. Malusa returns to the City Church in an irresistible programme of classical and romantic masterworks.

Admission by programme at the door £12 (conc £11, child £1)


Monday 17th June        7.15pm

MUSICAL MILESTONES:       The English Revival

GERALD FINZI

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton

Finzi's refined English pastoral idiom has its roots in Elgar and Vaughan Williams but also owes much to his respect for Bach and 18th century English composers. His instrumental works - including Ecologue for Piano and Strings, Cello Concerto and the delightful Clarinet Concerto - are marked by fertile thematic inversion, tender passion and superb string textures. His spacious 'Intimations of Immortality' and 'In terra pax' make an outstanding contribution to the English choral tradition. Above all, his solo vocal works - settings of Hardy and Traherne, including the great orchestral song cycle 'Dies Natalis' - reveal his exceptional sensitivity to English verse, and mark him as a composer of true genius.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door


Sunday 23rd June         6pm

THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

THE CHOIR OF THE CITY CHURCH Directed by Adrian Boynton

Join us for a wonderful choral celebration of the season of Pentecost and the Holy Trinity, featuring music by Tallis, Gibbons, Bruckner, Mathias and Boynton, and a selection of beautiful readings.

Freewill offering 



Thursday 27th June        7.15pm

EXPLORING MUSIC: 

MENDELSSOHN      (ii)    The Mature Years  (1833-1847)

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton

The 1830s and early '40s saw the completion of some  of the great works for which Mendelssohn is chiefly remembered - the Italian and Scotch Symphonies, the Violin Concerto in E minor, the incidental music 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', the Piano Trios in D and C minor, the beautiful 'Song without Words' for piano solo and oratorios 'St Paul' and 'Elijah'. Some of Mendelssohn's later works may lack the spontaneity of his earlier compositions, but they demonstrate superb craftsmanship, melodic elegance, inventive orchestration and a fine blend of classical structure and romantic colour.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door


Saturday 29th June         11.30am

SUMMER SERENADE

THE NEW ENGLISH SINGERS and SPECIAL GUESTS

Directed by Adrian Boynton

Adrian Boynton directs the New English Singers in a glorious summer programme which includes English madrigals, Victorian Partsongs, Brazilian and Venezuelan folk songs, beautiful settings of Stanford, Finzi and Vaughan Williams, and a touch of Gershwin and Porter. Special guests instrumentalists add richness and colour to the wonderful tapestry of sounds. Do join us to savour the aural delights and bring your friends. The afterwards, linger for awhile to enjoy Summer Cup and convivial company.

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