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Bach to Blake, Tchaikovsky to The Real Thing!

Monday Classics 6th April 2009

All kinds of classics on the show tonight, from the sixteenth century right up to Lemar's current single.
As well as the music, we chatted about the Classical Brit Awards 2009, in May, and looked back at the
2008 event, and heard artists from these events.

I previewed the Phoenix FM events at the Brentwood Theatre later on in the year; there is a classical piano
concert on 20th September to be given by Benjamin Grosvenor, and we listenend to music by Chopin, similar
to that Benjamin will perform at his concert. More details: www.brentwood-theatre.org

The Film Classic was from the 2000 film 'Gladiator' - music composed by Hans Zimmer

And the LP this week was from J S Bach's St Matthew Passion - telling the story of the events leading up
to the Crucifixion on Good Friday.

And in the less-classical classic news, remember to get yourself down to the Palace Theatre this Wednesday
8th April if The Real Thing is your thing, and Lemar plays the Cliffs Pavillion, Southend on Saturday 11th.

And here is your playlist:

THE NON-CLASSICAL CLASSIC

'Weight of the World' - Lemar

'Mock Morris' - Percy Grainger

'Allegro' - Concerto Grosso in F - Corelli

THE LP

Opening section from 'St Matthew Passion' - J S Bach

'Annie's Song' - sung by Faryl Smith

'Up where we belong' - Blake

THE WIND DOWN

'Romance No.1' - John Brunning

'Prelude' from the Holberg Suite - Edward Grieg

'Can't get by without you' - The Real Thing

'Nocturne no 2 in Eflat' - Chopin

THE FILM CLASSIC

'Now that we are free' from Gladiator (2000) - Hans Zimmer

'Fantasia on Greensleeves' - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Then it was 8pm, the News, and Jules took over the airwaves.
see you next week for your Bank Holiday Monday Classics.  Take care, Ed


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


Wednesday 8th April
Lemar with JLS and The Score
The Cliffs Pavillion, Southend
www.thecliffspavillion.co.uk

Friday 10th April at 7.30
The Glory of Easter
Epping Church Choirs Association
with Matthew Butt - Tenor
Parish Church of ST John the Baptist, Epping

Saturday 11th April
The Real Thing
The Palace Theatre, Southend

Saturday 18th April at 7.30pm
Easter Concert
Essex Youth Orchestra
Chelmsford Cathedral

Friday 24th April at 1.00 - 1.45
Lunchtime Concert at St Thomas Church, Brentwood
The Berkeley Ensemble
Details: www.music-at-st-thomas.org.uk/music-lists/lunchtimeconcerts

Saturday 25th April at 7.30pm
New Essex Choral Society, conducted by Matthew Watts
Buffet Supper Concert
Barnardo's Church, Tanners Lane, Barkingside
Tickets (including buffet): £10, £5 Children 6-12
Details 0208 550 8677


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

Friday 1st May at 7.30pm
Open Rehersal with the Valentine Singers
Gearies School in Ilford
www.valentinesingers.org

Saturday 16th May at 7.30pm
Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra
Bishops Hill Adult Community College
Orchestral & Vocal Concert by Composers from Britain, Russia & Scandinavia
www.brentwoodphil.org.uk

Wednesday 20th May at 7.30pm
Basildon Operatic Society
'Carousel' - Rodgers and Hammerstein
Details: 01245 222267

 



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