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November 2017

The Magic Flute

11th November 2017 7:30 pm

  Following their hugely popular and critically acclaimed production of Carmen last February, Olivier award winning OperaUpClose return with their bold new take on Mozart’s classic. Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina.  Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the…

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  Butterworth A Shropshire Lad R Strauss Four Last Songs Elgar/Payne Symphony No 3   Michael Lloyd conductor Alison Roddy soprano   An air of nostalgia pervades this programme: Butterworth’s lovely Rhapsody with its tangible sense of yearning for an England gone by; the emotional depths of Strauss’s heart-achingly beautiful Four Last Songs; and the old-order resistance to changing world events in Elgar’s writing, so illuminatingly brought to life by Anthony Payne in 1997. We are joined by international opera…

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MET The Exterminating Angel

18th November 2017 5:55 pm

  The Exterminating Angel (Thomas Adès) – MET Premiere Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom…

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  115th Season 2017-18 .. Mozart Sonata in E flat, K.282 Schubert Three piano pieces, D.946 Schubert arr. Liszt Die junge Nonne; Du bist die Ruh’; Auf dem Wasser zu Singen Brahms Three Intermezzi, Op.117 Chopin Polonaise in A flat, Op.53, Heroic   Leon McCawley, one of Britain’s foremost pianists, has forged a highly successful career since winning 1st Prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and 2nd Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition, building on…

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Malvern Festival Chorus

26th November 2017 5:30 pm

    Programme Mozart - Requiem in D Minor Haydn - Te Deum Mozart - Solemn Vespers of the Confessor   Soloists will include Emma Hall - Soprano, Susanna Spicer - Mezzo-soprano, and Malvern Festival Chorus's President James Oxley - Tenor.   Malvern Festival Chorus presents an evening of choral works by two of the most popular composers of the classical period. Mozart's Requiem, one of his best-loved choral works, was unfinished when he died in 1791 and the question of who contributed to…

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December 2017

Armonico: Handel’s Fireworks

2nd December 2017 7:30 pm

  Composed for the coronation of King George II, and performed at every coronation since, Zadok the Priest and The King Shall Rejoice have stamped their mark on music history as some of the most powerful and evocative works to have been composed for such an event. Made up of 18 short movements for chorus and soloists, the Te Deum is one of Handel’s most splendid works, written to celebrate King George II’s triumphant return from the Battle of Dettingen in 1743. The concert also features the famous…

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An Evening with Nigel Kennedy

6th December 2017 - 7th December 2017

  An Evening with Nigel Kennedy Bach - Kennedy - Gershwin Nigel Kennedy, the multi-million selling virtuoso violinist, has announced two very special December dates in Malvern – a town he knows very well. Having lived here for a long period of his life, Kennedy returns with two shows at the Festival Theatre. These shows are the UK premieres of his brand new project in which he reinterprets the work of George Gershwin. Kennedy will also perform pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach as well…

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Beyond the Barricade

9th December 2017 7:45 pm

  ‘Beyond the Barricade’ has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live! Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, this cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables, present a blockbusting two hour show, and is now established as the nation’s favourite musical theatre concert. Starring Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Rebecca Vere, together with their…

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  Linda will be joined by her fabulous band of musicians give you all a heart-warming start to the Christmas season with a wealth of beautiful music to touch the heart and put you firmly in the Christmas spirit. Christ Church, Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AY.

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January 2018

  FEATURING Martin Yates – Conductor Ilona Domnich – Soprano You haven’t seen in the New Year until you’ve raised a glass of champagne to Vienna, where the melodies are sweeter than sachertorte and every waltz awakes a thousand memories. The CBSO’s Viennese evening has all the tunes you love: Vilja, Roses from the South, Vienna Blood, the Tritsch-Tratsch Polka and of course The Blue Danube, with opera star Ilona Domnich singing some of Viennese operetta’s most mouth-watering numbers. All together now: prosit neujahr! PROGRAMME Includes: Suppé: Light Cavalry:…

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