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Events take place at Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green (either in the church, hall or gardens - see specific events below for details) or St Mellitus Church, Finsbury Park (church or hall). In the event of rain, events taking place in the Holy Trinity Gardens will be moved to the Holy Trinity Church Hall.

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80 years ago, people performed music in the home as much as they listened to recordings of it. Join mezzo Patricia Hammond and multi-instrumentalist Matt Redman as they perform the best-selling songs of the summer of 1942, as shown in UK sheet-music sales charts! Patricia and Matt will perform from the very same music sheets, and singing along is encouraged!

Songs purchased in their thousands in 1942 include the newly-composed Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover, the escapist Deep in the Heart of Texas, the exotic Jealousy, and Tangerine, ultra-romantic That Lovely Weekend, the jaunty Ma, I Miss

Patricia Hammond & Matt Redman

Best Selling Songs of 1942

 

Thu 21 Jul, 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Holy Trinity Gardens (or Hall if wet)

our Apple Pie, and two favourites of war-brides: I'll Walk Beside You, and the Anniversary Waltz. 

Patricia Hammond mezzo

Matt Redman multi-instrumentalist

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Incantati brings together three instrumental timbres which were used in the baroque period to represent enchantment or otherworldliness, whether it be the touch of the supernatural, the moment of falling in love or the departure into the next world.  In the candlelit ambience of Holy Trinity Church, they perform Inventions and Sinfonias by J S Bach, alongside his Organ Trio Sonata No. 3 in D minor, sacred chorales and fugues and the famous Aria from the Goldberg Variations.

 

'Nicely subtle contrasts...the synergy is very good indeed'  

MusicWeb International

Incantati

Bach By Candlelight

 

Sat 23 Jul, 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Holy Trinity Church

Incantati:

Emma Murphy recorder

Rachel Stott viola d'amore

Ibrahim Aziz viola da gamba

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A concert of vocal music illuminating the hidden lives of exceptional women whose worlds revolved around the Queen of the Sciences, Astronomer & Mathematician Mary Somerville (1780-1872).

In 1834, Mary Somerville's book “On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences” exploded onto the cultural stage of Western Europe. For the first time, Somerville described the interdependence of astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology and maths, and explained the latest scientific thinking of the day in language directed to her “country-women”.

Electric Voice Theatre

Songs & Stories from The Somerville Connexion

 

Sun 24 Jul, 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Holy Trinity Gardens (or Hall if wet)

Electric Voice Theatre

Frances M Lynch soprano

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Stories of love, community and racial intolerance experienced by Jewish, Christian & Muslim women in 1492 Spain are played out to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs and lively medieval Cantigas and instrumentals.

The Telling

Into the Melting Pot

 

Mon 25 Jul, 8pm - 9.55pm

St Mellitus Church Hall

Suzanne Ahmet as Blanca (subject to availability)

The Telling:

Clare Norburn soprano

TBC mezzo

Giles Lewin fiddle, oud

Joy Smith harp, percussion

Emily Bains recorders

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Blurring the boundaries of drama and concert, Vision explores the extraordinary life of the visionary medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen, alongside her haunting and distinctive chant.

The Telling

Vision

 

Mon 8 Aug, 8pm - 9.15pm

St Mellitus Church

Teresa Banham as Hildegard (subject to availability)

The Telling:

Clare Norburn soprano

Clemmie Franks mezzo

Jean Kelly harp