MUSIC AT THE SWISS CHURCH IN LONDON
On the last Thursday of
|Concerts start at 7pm. |
Tickets are available at the door from 6.30pm.
Entrance: £10 / £5 for students and concessions.
The Swiss Church in London, 79 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DY
SWISS CONNECTIONS aims to support in particular young talented artists by providing them with a platform to perform in central London. The events display characteristically an Anglo-Swiss flavour.
31 March 2016
VoL - Voices of Lucerne: Hans-Jürg Rickenbacher - Director, Lars Fischer - Tenor
The vocal ensemble from the Musik-Hochschule in Lucerne will present a varied programme of Folksong arrangements from Brahms to Britten echoing the early days of the first British tourists in Central Switzerland. They will perform in various formations - solo, a capella and with piano accompaniment.
28 April 2016
Jackson Beilby Duo: Martyn Jackson - Violin, Ann Beilby - Viola
Martyn and Ann met as students of the Royal College of Music and began to work together closely in 2013, both in the Cavaleri Quartet and as a duo. Their mission is to explore the wonderfully rich - and largely unknown - repertoire for the violin and viola. The duo recently won the coveted 2015 Royal Overseas League Music Competition Ensemble Prize.
26 May 2016
Idyll and Refuge: Patrizio Mazzola - Piano, Céline Beran - Moderation
For the final event of our 2015/16 season, Patrizio Mazzola has selected works by several international composers - including Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Rachmaninov and others - who looked for "Idyll and Refuge" in Switzerland because of political persecution, physical recovery and recreation, or just for general inspiration.
Past concerts in the series:
24 September 2015
The Toccata Project: Elisa Netzer - Harp
The brilliant young Swiss harpist will take us on a journey through harp toccatas and new harp identities including "Toccare" by Swiss composer Stephan Hodel specially written for Elisa Netzer.
29 October 2015
Swiss and the Borders: Anna Hashimoto & Joseph Shiner - Clarinets, Frederick Brown - Piano
Anna Hashimoto and Jospeh Shiner - both recipients of numerous prizes and awards - together with pianist Frederick Brown, take a tour of Switzerland and its neighbouring nations through repertoire for clarinet both celebrated and virtually unknown.
26 November 2015
Journey of Discovery: Oren Marshall - Tuba
Oren Marshall brings his own individual and highly versatile style of tuba playing to the Swiss Church, in a new venture, exploring his own Swiss roots. Original compositions, arrangements and improvisations for Solo Tuba and Orenophone - a unique re-imagination of the tuba, named after Oren.
28 January 2016
Piano Recital: Gabriel Emanuel Arnold - Pianist and Composer
Swiss pianist Gabriel Emanuel Arnold will perform one of Beethoven's most loved works, the famous "Appasionata" and present some of his latest compositions. The NZZ declared Gabriel as a musician who captivates his audience with virtuosity and lyricism.
25 February 2016
The Magnard Ensemble: Suzie Watson - Flute, Mana Shibata - Oboe, joe Shiner - Clarinet, Hannah Rankin - Bassoon, Jon Farey - Horn
The Magnard Ensemble, Fellows of the Royal Academy of Music and the Wigmore Hall, explore the plentiful repertoire written for wind instruments by both Swiss composers and composers who were intimately connected with Switzerland including works by Holliger, Stravinsky, Honneger and Hindermith.
|You can download the full programme here |
|You can find a presentation of our past concerts here|
|May 1st||Sunday Service with Rev. Carla Maurer, followed by lunch||11am|
|May 3rd||Frauenverein - Sandwiches, tea, coffee and cake at the Swiss Church||12pm|
|May 6th||Afternoon Prayer||1.15pm|
|May 10th||La Causerie - Sandwiches, tea and coffee at the Swiss Church||12pm|