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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Sicily Denner Clarinet Ensemble; Street Requiem; Nelson Mass; Dido & Aeneas

28 September, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Sicily Denner Clarinet Ensemble

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29: The Making of Contemporary Music / workshop: Moonlight Symphony Orchestra, St James’s Piccadilly, 6pm. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

THE incredible sound of 16 clarinets from bass way up to Eb can be heard at the UK debut of the Sicily Denner Clarinet Ensemble at St Silas’s Church, Pentonville, this Saturday evening (September 29). Following the concert are Sicilian snacks and drinks – all in the ticket price.
Music & Food from Sicily, St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, Pentonville, N1, 8pm, £15/cons £12, www.concert-diary.com/concert/1252032517/Music-and-food-from-Sicily-Denner-Clarinet-Ensemble

THE London premiere of Street Requiem, a contemporary setting of the traditional requiem mass, is being given in the Sing the World concert at the Central Hall, Westminster, this Saturday evening (September 29). The charity concert is raising funds for London homeless charities, including Streetwise Opera and the Choir with No Name.
• Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, SW1H 9NH, 8pm, £16.76-£27.54, www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-concert-of-hope-featuring-the-london-premiere-of-street-requiem-tickets-47707552574

GET along to LSO St Luke’s this Sunday (September 30) and spend the day getting to know Haydn’s choral masterpiece, his Nelson Mass, with the LSO’s choral director Simon Halsey, culminating in an informal performance. Some sight-reading ability required.
• LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, EC1, 11am-4.30pm, £20, 020 7490 3939, www.lso.co.uk/St-Lukes

THERE’S a semi-staged production of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, performed by the Academy of Ancient Music, at the Barbican next Tuesday evening (October 2). It’s preceded by an imaginative portrayal of Dido’s funeral using more of Purcell’s extraordinary music.
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2, 7.30pm, from £10, 020 7638 8891, www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/dido-and-aeneas-a-funeral-for-the-queen-of-carthage

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