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From Pachelbel to 'The Farm'

Pachelbel to 'The Farm', and everything in between...

That was Phoenix Monday Classics on 12th January 2009

This week we heard music from the 17th Century all the way up to
new sounds for 2009 in the classical chart.

We talked about George Frederick Handel, as this year is the 250th
anniversary of his death, hearing the famous 'Zadok the Priest',
which is used as the anthem for UEFA Champions League.

The Phoenix FM Classical Events Guide continues to grow, featuring
concerts all over the Essex area - keep reading below...

The music mix went like this:

'Altogether Now' (the Classical Mix) - The Farm

'Zadok the Priest' - G F Handel

'Prelude' from 5 Bagatelles for Clarinet and Orchestra - Gerald Finzi

'WN' from the Enigma Variations - Edward Elgar

'Let it be' arranged by the Salvation Army Band

1st movt from 'Winter' (from the Four Seasons) - Vivaldi

The 7.30 Wind Down

'Ascent' - Tyler Rix

'You raise me up' - Russell Watson

3rd Movement from Piano Concerto in B flat minor - Tchaikovsky
(not the first movt, as I said!)

The Film Classic

Theme to 'Back to the Future' - Alan Silvestri

Final movt from The Organ Symphony - Saint-Saens

On the next Monday Classics on 19th January, I will be joined in
the studio by Christine Gwynn. Christine directs the Valentine Singers
and the Writtle Singers, to name but two, and is a busy freelance musician
and teacher who makes it her aim to encourage everyone to take part
and enjoy different activities. She will be talking about her work with
choirs, and letting us know of some events that we can get involved in.
That's next Monday from 7pm - don't miss it!

Have a good week.

Ed and Monday Classics from Phoenix FM

** The Phoenix FM Classical Events Guide for January 2009 **

Saturday 18th January at 3.00pm
Music in the Round - The Cropper Welsh Ruscoe Trio
Concert of music for Piano by Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert
The Playhouse, Harlow
Details: / 01279 446760
Tickets: £12 from 01279 431945 or on the door
(pre-concert talk at 2.00pm entitled 'The challenges of programming')

Tuesday 20th January to Saturday 24th January at 7.45pm
(+ Saturday Matinee on 24th at 3.00pm)
'Mack and Mabel'
Shenfield Operatic Society
The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch
Details: 01708 700625 and

Friday 23rd January at 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Brentwood School Big Band
Chelmsford Cathedral
Free admission, sandwiches and refreshments available
Details from

Saturday 24th January from 10.00am until 4.30pm
A Singing Day, featuring music from Haydn's 'Creation'
led by Christine Gwynne and the Valentine Singers
The Barnardos Church, Tanners Lane, Barkingside
Details from:  01702 549909

Saturday 24th January at 7.30pm
‘An evening with Schubert and his friends’
Chamber music, songs and piano works performed by members of local
Orchestras and choirs.
The Holy Trinity Church, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Details: 01268 747226

Saturday 31st January at 7.00pm
Monteverdi Vespers (1610)
The University of Essex Choir
Chelmsford Cathedral
£20, £16, £13, £10 £6 Concessions on £10 seats
Tickets available from James Dace & Son Ltd., 22 Broomfield Road, Chelmsford,
01245 262841/352133 or University of Essex Arts Office, Colchester, CO4 3SQ,
01206 873261,
Further Details from:

Saturday 31st January at 7.30pm
Winter Concert - 'The Messiah' - G F Handel
Epping Church Choirs Association
St John's Church, Epping
Free admission, retiring collection.
Details from: 01992 523977

** The Phoenix FM Classical Events Guide for February 2009 **

Saturday 1st February at 7.30pm
The Lyrical Oboe
Nicholas Daniel, Oboe
Jacqueline Shave, Violin
The Britten Sinfonia
Music for Oboe and Orchestra by Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich
Britten and Bach.
Chelmsford Civic Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford
Tickets available from Chelmsford Civic Theatre Box Office 01245 606505

Saturday 7th February at 7.15 pm
The Basildon Keyboard Club
James Sargeant play Tyros 3
The Tyros 3 is the latest keyboard from Yamaha, played by one the UK's leading performers.
The James Hornby School, Laindon
£4.50, including light refreshment
Details by email from:

Saturday 7th February at 7.30pm
Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Bradley Winand
Concert of music by Weber, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms 
Brentwood Ursuline High School
Tickets: £10, £9, £2 concessions

Thursday 12th February at 1.00pm
Crosswinds – the Wind Quaretet
The United Reformed Church in Maldon
Free admission, retiring collection
Details from: Martin Pollard 01621 858178

Thursday 12th February at 8.00pm
Theydon Bois Music Society present Marcus Andrews - pianist
Programme to include:
Bach Partita No. 1 in B flat
Poulenc Mouvements Perpetuels
Debussy Selected Preludes
The Theydon Bois Village Hall
Details from:

Saturday 28th February at 7.30pm
Southend Symphony Orchestra
Salvation Army Temple, Hadleigh
McCunn Overture, Mozart Symphony No.40 & Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4
Tickets £8, £7 concessions & £1 under 12s
Details from ABC Music 01268 755005

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