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Monday Classics with Matt

Monday Classics with Matt

Monday Classics on 10 March was co-presented by Matt Slopecki,
age 11, from Brentwood.

Matt was a contestant on the 2009 'Brentwood's Got Talent' and
sang an acoustic version of the Leonard Cohen song 'Hallelujah',
accompanying himself on the guitar.

A listener in the chatroom commented he sang it with
real feeling and soul; indeed he did. He also played in the 2nd half
of the show - something he wrote for his primary school - 'The Holly
Trees Blues'.

In between chatting about Brentwood's Got Talent, the recent visit
of the Young Americans to Brentwood, Take That, kangaroos and music
in general, we heard the following music:

'Fields of Gold' - Sting

'Allegretto' - Bond

'Presto' from Symphony no 3 in F Major - C P E Bach

'Hallelujah'- performed by Matt Slopecki

'March' from English Folk Song Suite - Vaughan Williams

'Up All Night' - Take That


'The Way Old Friends Do' - Faryls Smith

'Sanctus' - from Requiem - Gabriel Faure

'I just can't wait to be King' - from The Lion King

'The Lord is my Shepherd' - Howard Goodall

'The Cuckoos' - from 'The Birds Suite' - Respighi

'Makes me wonder' - Maroon 5

Thanks again to Matt, and his Dad, Alan for being at Monday Classics tonight.
See you next week. Keep it Phoenix!

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


Wednesday 11 March - Saturday 14th March at 7.30pm
(+ 2.00pm on Saturday 14th March)
'The Sleeping Beauty'
The Chelmsford Ballet Company (Diamond Jubilee)
Chelmsford Civic Theatre
AND tune into Monday Classics on 16th February for more...

Saturday 21st March at 7.30pm
St John Passion - J S Bach
Brentwood Choral Society & Brentwood Cathedral Singers
Directed by Andrew Wright

Saturday 21st March at 7.30pm
'Petite Messe Solenelle'
Performed by The Chelmsford Singers
Chelmsford Cathedral
Directed by Peter Nardone

Saturday 28th March at 7.00pm
St Matthew Passion
Hutton and Shenfield Choral Society
Chelmsford Cathedral

Saturday 28th March at 7.30pm
'Come and Sing' Messiah
with the Chigwellian Choral
Afternoon Rehearsal
Details: or 0208 504 8443
Tickets cost £10 - only £5 if you sing.

Saturday 28th March 7.30pm
The Creation - Haydn
The Valentine Singers
All Saints Church, Inmans Row, Woodford Wells, IG8 0NH
Tickets: £15, £12, £7 (concessions), £2 off if you book in advance
Details: 0208 530 2478 /

Sunday 29th March at 7.00pm
Brentwood's Orchestras for Young Musicians Gala Concert
Chelmsford Civic Theatre
Details: 01245 606505 /


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

Wednesday 1st April at 1.00pm
Darkwood Clarinet Trio
Chelmsford Civic Theatre
Details from John Cox 01245 355227 or

Saturday 4th April at 7.30pm
Southend Philharmonic Orchestra
Westcliff High School for Boys

Saturday 4th April at 7.30pm
Messiah parts II and III
Braintree Choral Society
Directed by Philip Prior
St Peter ad Vincula Church, Coggeshall

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

Friday 1st May at 7.30pm
Open Rehersal with the Valentine Singers
Gearies School

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