Recital at Burgh House
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Recital at Burgh House

Oliver will give a solo recital of music from right across the countertenor repertoire - Purcell, Bach, Handel, Britten, Howells, McDowall and more. The recital will take place in the beautiful setting of Burgh House - a Grade 1 listed Georgian mansion in Hampstead. He us honoured to be joined by Sam Brown on the lute and pianist Nathaniel Mander.

Tickets: £20 which includes wine afterwards.

Tickets will need to be bought in advance. To buy a ticket please see link to Concert tickets.

 

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Klosters Music Festival
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Klosters Music Festival

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A Nordic Serenade

A rare opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful music written by Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843–1907) and Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957), among others, inspired by the unique landscape and poetry of their homelands. Experience the tonal precision and beauty of the Nordic Male Voice Choir tradition as the twelve singers offer a carefully selected programme of their own favourite Nordic music. The superb acoustics of St Jakob’s church provide the perfect setting for this concert. 

 

 

For tickets please follow the link

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Light Divine, a Night Divine
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Light Divine, a Night Divine

Hear Handel’s enchanting melodies in the saloon where the composer performed for the cream of 18th-century society.

NARRATED BY JAMES BOWMAN CBE

DANIEL TURNER - Tenor

LOTTIE BOWDEN - Soprano

OLIVER GERRISH - Countertenor

OLIVER JOHN RUTHVEN - Harpsichord

 

Programme for both evenings

6.30Burlington Pavilion opens

7.30Light divine, a night sublime

8.15Supper interval

9.00Personalities and pleasure gardens

9.45Stirrup cup with the artists

10.30 Carriages

 

Tickets £60 each or £550 for a table of ten

To buy a ticket/s please follow the link:-

http://www.chgt.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=699

Contact - events@chgt.org.uk

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Light Divine, a Night Divine
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Light Divine, a Night Divine

Hear Handel’s enchanting melodies in the saloon where the composer performed for the cream of 18th-century society.

NARRATED BY JAMES BOWMAN CBE

DANIEL TURNER - Tenor

LOTTIE BOWDEN - Soprano

OLIVER GERRISH - Countertenor

OLIVER JOHN RUTHVEN - Harpsichord

 

Programme for both evenings

6.30Burlington Pavilion opens

7.30Light divine, a night sublime

8.15Supper interval

9.00Personalities and pleasure gardens

9.45Stirrup cup with the artists

10.30 Carriages

 

Tickets £60 each or £550 for a table of ten

To buy a ticket/s please follow the link:-

http://www.chgt.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=699

Contact - events@chgt.org.uk

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2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal
Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

Toni's new opera, "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal" will be performed in July on this iconic location in West Sussex at an invitation only event. 

"2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal" revolves around the hypothetical event called Singularity, a point at which, rather than humans developing new technologies, new technologies would develop themselves at a rate far beyond our comprehension. It is also linked to the ability to prolong human life to the point of making us immortal. The issue of mortality, death and afterlife spans across the work.

Oliver will be countertenor lead soloist in the opera

 

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2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal?
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal?

“2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal” was an article published in Time Magazine in 2011 by Lev Grossman. The article features Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google Inc., who describes how we are approaching a moment when computers will become intelligent, and not just intelligent but more intelligent than humans. When that happens, humanity – our bodies, our minds, our civilization – will be completely and irreversibly transformed. Kurzweil believes that this moment is not only inevitable but imminent. According to his calculations, the end of human civilization as we know it is about 30 years away. This article and a deeper exploration on Kurzweil’s work became the foundation for this eponymous musical work where the composer explores his own reflections on life, death and afterlife and on whether technology is really going to save humanity.
Featuring the composer’s trademark blend of operatic and classical traditions with downtempo electronica and sound art, “2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal?” is 55min. long and is structured in 5 sections mirroring the five stages of a fruit tree, a classic metaphor for the cyclic nature of life. The first three sections explore the process from life to death, the last two open to door to immortality. These two blocks are exactly separated at the Golden Ratio at 34min. All the timings of the individual segments and subsegments of the piece follow nature’s omnipresent Fibonacci Sequence.

Performers

Meeta Raval Soprano
Alexandra Kennedy Soprano
Oliver Gerrish Countertenor
Chamber Choir Ensemble Kantores
Martin Cousin Piano
Katherine Jenkinson Cello
Ruth Rogers Violin
Olivia Duque Cor Anglais
Martin Stephens Electric Bass
Mike de Groot Electronics
Toni Castells Keyboards, acoustic guitar and Percussion.

 

 

For tickets please go to:-

http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=STMF&organ_val=39449&pid=8220058

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New Georgian Opera at St Mary’s Church, Cromford, in aid of Arkwright Society
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

New Georgian Opera at St Mary’s Church, Cromford, in aid of Arkwright Society

New Georgian Opera at St Mary’s Church, Cromford, in aid of the Arkwright Society.

Soprano Alexandra Kennedy and countertenor Oliver Gerrish bring a fine evening of Summer music to this historic Peak District setting.

For tickets please go to:-

http://cromfordmills.org.uk/content/evening-opera

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