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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Sing Elgar; Mascagni; Rosary Sonatas at St Dominic’s; Spring concert at Emmanuel Church; Dido and Aeneas

10 May, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Violinist Nicolette Moonen and organist Pawel Siwczak perform at St Dominic’s Priory on May 12. Photo of Pawel: Tobias Gloger_pawelsiwczak.com

Come and sing sections of Elgar’s choral masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius with vocal coach Mary King and the BBC singers at the City of London School for Girls this Friday (May 11).
St Giles Terrace, Barbican, EC2Y 8BB, 7pm, £10, 020 7638 8891, www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/come-sing-elgars-the-dream-of-gerontius

• Puppets, circus antics, food and drink accompany a performance of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana at Heath Street Baptist Church on Saturday evening (May 12).
84 Heath Street, NW3 1DN, 7pm, £15/cons £10/children £5

• The last of three concerts of Biber’s Rosary Sonatas is being performed by violinist Nicolette Moonen and organist Pawel Siwczak at St Dominic’s Priory, Queen’s Crescent, on Saturday evening (May 12). The third cycle of sonatas is concerned with the resurrection of Christ. They’re being performed in the appropriate side-chapels of the Priory – and, after the concert, the Dominican friars invite the audience for drinks. The Glorious Mysteries: Biber’s The Rosary Sonatas, The Bach Players, St Dominic’s, Southampton Road, Queen’s Crescent, 07814 368 045, 7.30pm, £12.50/students £5/ under-18s free, http://thebachplayers.org.uk/diary

• Some delightful music is being performed by a trio of top-notch musicians on Sunday afternoon (May 13) at Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead. The musicians are Violeta Barrena, violin; Maria Garzon, piano; and Jonathan Blackledge, violin. Music being played includes Beethoven’s Spring Sonata; a Dvořák Sonatina; Soler’s Fandango and other shorter works.
Spring Concert: Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, 020 7435 1911, 4pm, £10/seniors £8/students & children £5

• Up-and-coming young singers are performing in the New Generation Festival’s production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at Live@Zedel’s, Piccadilly, next Monday evening (May 14). Georgia Ginsberg is singing Purcell’s enduringly popular aria When I am Laid in Earth.
Live@Zedel, 20 Sherwood Street, W1, 7pm and 9.15pm, £25/cons £15, 020 7734 4888, www.LiveAtZedel.com

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