13-14.10 - Weekend
St Saviour's Hall
Pocket Sinfonia, with Tim Keasley
Come and join Pocket Sinfonia for an interactive concert for families and introduce your child to the joy of classical music. The concert will be centred around Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Join us on a journey to the Land of Sweets, ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Pocket Sinfonia is reinterpreting orchestral masterpieces with the fresh spontaneity and intimacy of a chamber group. Inspired by the transcriptions of Mozart, Beethoven and Weber by J. N. Hummel, Pocket Sinfonia has created and commissioned new arrangements of orchestral works by Grieg, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.
Tim Keasley, animateur and music practitioner, will take part in the show and engage the children in the musical stories.
St Faith's Church
The Cambria Choir
The Cambria Choir are South London’s popular non-auditioning community choir. The choir’s name is from The Cambria in Loughborough Junction, where they rehearse every Monday. They sing three times a year at the Cambria, plus they are regulars at the local Ruskin Park Summer fete. They sing every year in Rottingdean at the Queen Victoria. They are fearlessly directed by Sarah Fisher and Lucy Harrower, who write their own SATB arrangements of a variety of pop, jazz and rock songs.website of The Cambria Choir
Mind and Soul Community Choir
We meet at Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ, led by our professional Music Director. Here, in a friendly environment, service users, carers, friends and families, and members of the local community come together to enjoy singing. Our repertoire is an eclectic mix of rock, pop, soul, and traditional folk songs from around the world. We have performed at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Ruskin Park, Southbank Voice Lab, Thames Reach Employment Agency, Peckham, and in Anxiety Fanfare at the Wigmore Hall and Voices Now at the Roundhouse.
London Humanist Choir
The London Humanist Choir are a non-religious mixed-ability choir, and there are no auditions for new members. You don’t even have to be able to read music. We sing to celebrate the joy (and occasional pain) of living. We learn a lot from each other, and when we get it right, we make quite a nice noise. We certainly have fun trying. The choir has performed in London and round the UK at humanist events, stand-up comedy gigs, private parties, our own concerts, the Edinburgh Free Fringe and on the street. We have even made some recordings and a video, and performed at weddings and memorial services.website of London Humanist Choir
Clapham Community Choir
Clapham Community choir is a friendly and enthusiastic group of diverse voices, open to anyone who wants to sing in a community choir. The choir is led by choir director Adam Saunders and sings a wide range of music in a variety of genres – classical, contemporary, folk, and more. Recent highlights have included a concert along with three local primary schools to launch a book about childhood experiences in Clapham in WWII, and a performance in the Clapham Common Summer Bandstand Concerts series.website of Clapham Community Choir
Off The Cuff
This evening's show
Doors open 7pm
7.15 Free warm up - The Great Harry Hillman
Then - tickets needed from 8pm for:
1. Kieran Mahon
2. Sean O'Hagan, Marcus Holdaway, and Liam McNeive perform: The Peacock Hunter
3. Sean and Marcus playing songs by The High Llamas
The Great Harry Hillman
- a post-jazz collective that combines electro rock, jazz and improv. Quiet but powerful, four thoughtful musicians who are more than capable of rocking out when they feel like it. “From fragile melodies, twisted grooves, to massive band climaxes, they deliver flawless and exciting music.“ Jim Blackwebsite of The Great Harry Hillman
Kieran makes drones and what could broadly be described as minimal electronic music. He is influenced by the usual suspects and some others. His music is always a work in progress. If you like what you hear at this event, go to kieranmahon.bandcamp.com and grab it. It really needs to be listened for more than a brief moment on your laptop. Download it and get your headphones on - train journeys are especially recommended as a place to listen. Also staring at the sea or the stars.
Sean O'Hagan - The Peacock Hunter
Sean O’Hagan has spent 30 years in music as a performer and writer, first as the co-founder of Microdisney in the 1980s, then as the founder of the still current High Llamas as well as being a part time member of Stereolab. Sean has made a living as an arranger, in film, art and event writing. In 2014 Sean wrote a staged musical narrative called Here Come The Rattling Trees set in Peckham, his home for 30 years. Here Come The Rattling Trees is now the High Llamas's 10th studio LP. In 2017 Sean was commissioned by Hull City of Culture 2017 to write We Start Counting, a tribute to Basil Kirchin.
The Peacock Hunter, the show which will be performed this evening, takes you on an impressionistic trip from a Coventry production line to the last days of a collapsing Middle Eastern dynasty, using original music and text and archive images. Music written and performed by Sean O'Hagan, Marcus Holdaway, and Dominic Murcott, with text written and delivered by Liam McNeive. Liam McNeive has originated or collaborated in various musical and filmic creations, including a BBC-produced virtual reality work.
Sean and Marcus will follow The Peacock Hunter by playing a set of High Llamas Songs.
Off The Cuff
Organised by local parents and designed to encourage kids performance beyond the living room, this popular Junior Open Mic is putting on a special curated show featuring singers, drummers, guitarists, pianists, ukulists, beatboxers, trumpeteers and more...!
To pre-register young performers or for further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Off The Cuff
The Clarinet Consort
An afternoon of classical music and stories for all the family about creepy things in dark places, featuring:
In the Hall of the Mountain King, by Edvard Grieg
Fingal’s Cave, by Felix Mendelssohn
Danse Macabre, by Charles-Camille Saint-Saens
- and original pieces for clarinets.
Narrated by Chris Bailey.
St Faith's Church
The Southwark Sinfonietta
We welcome back The Southwark Sinfonietta after their great concert in 2016. This year they present an all-Mozart concert:
Overture – Mitridate
Piano Concerto Nr 26 the “Coronation” – soloist Nadia Lasserson
Symphony Nr 41 the “Jupiter”
The Southwark Sinfonietta is an ensemble of local musicians who come together to explore orchestral music of the Classical Period 1750-1830, performing masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The players apply their chamber music skills to this rich and varied early orchestral repertoire to make an attractive programme for their audience.
Programme for October
Fri. 5th: Jazz, and Alt-classical night
Sat. 6th: Charity Coffee Morning music, Youth Talent, String Quartet concert, and Jazz/Reggae event
Sun. 7th: Family concert in Brockwell Hall, a band outside the Hall, Jazz in the Greenhouses, then Evensong at St Paul's
Mon. 8th: Jazz Jam
Tues. 9th: Folk at Canopy Beer
Weds. 10th: Indian Classical Music
Thurs. 11th: Jazz @ Half Moon
Fri. 12th: Junior School Musical, and Cabaret at the Half Moon
Sat. 13th: Chamber Tots, Herne Hill Sings On, and Sean O'Hagan in a new show
Sun. 14th: Junior Open Mic, Clarinets in a Cave, and Southwark Sinfonietta