Jan 052019
 

Fiddling in Latin

David Juritz invites us to join him on a trip through the South American violin world

8 Jan ’19 David Juritz

at Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB

in the Chapel, 7.30 – 9.30p.m.

Entry to non-subscription holders: £12 on the door.

Wines, fruit juice, water and nibbles will be served in the interval; all donations for refreshments help to develop Everyone Matters and our Music Matters lecture-recitals.

Enquiries / advance booking: Margaret Archibald, Artistic Director, Everyone Matters,

21, Stone Road, Bromley, Kent, BR2 9AX Tel: 020 8464 1645; Mob: 07970 123105

E-mail: margaret@everyone-matters.co.uk  Website: www.everyone-matters.co.uk  Twitter: @EM_Charity

Nov 142014
 

Music Matters “Gala Night Viennese Style” Tuesday 18 November 2014 at 7.30p.m.  Generously hosted by Whitgift House in the beautiful Chapel that stands just to the left of the main house through the gate to the garden. Mozart wrote his sublime Quintet for Clarinet and Strings towards the end of September 1789. He had first encountered clarinets as a young man on a visit to Mannheim and he wrote to his father in great excitement to tell him how wonderful the orchestra sounded with clarinets in it. Later he was to be inspired by his friendship with clarinettist and fellow freemason Anton Stadler to write a series of great masterpieces for the clarinet, and his Quintet K.581 was referred to by Mozart himself as “Stadler’s Quintet”. On Tuesday 18 November you can explore Mozart’s inspirational work in the company of string players Nicoline Kraamwinkel and Martin Smith (violins) Chian Lim (viola) and Julia Desbruslais (‘cello) with Margaret Archibald (clarinet). The evening will begin with a movement of Mozart’s Quartet in C major K465, the so-called “Dissonance” completed in 1785 and the last of a set inspired by Haydn. Mozart enjoyed playing quartets with other musician friends and colleagues who were resident in Vienna at that time; after hearing the line-up of Haydn, Wanhal, Dittersdorf and Mozart playing quartets together, one mutual friend commented afterwards that “there was no little science among them!” Wanhal, who played ‘cello in Mozart’s quartet of friends, was himself a composer who wrote a number of charming pieces for the clarinet, including a Quartet for clarinet, violin, viola and ‘cello of which the Finale will be performed this evening. The inner workings of a musical score can be fascinating and apparently mysterious, but we hope to draw out the strands that make up the texture of Mozart’s Quintet K. 581 to show how magically he weaves his musical fabric. Mozart wrote lots of music for social occasions, dances and parties, and he would surely have applauded our desire to discover some fine Viennese wines alongside his wonderful music. Our Gala night features two wines grown and made in Vienna and especially chosen for us by the Wine Society whose tasting notes seem irresistible: Schloss Maissau Weinviertel Grüner Veltliner 2013: from the Weinviertel DAC this grüner has a mineral, white-pepper, spice and quince aroma.There is a little spritz adding to the fresh crisp mouthfeel, lime and more white pepper on the palate and finish. Hans Igler Zweigelt Classic 2011: generous, rounded blackberry and spice-fruited Austrian red with typical hint of pepper on the palate. Cakesby Rita, made in Bromley using traditional Viennese recipes, will complement the wine, and juice and sparkling water will also be available. Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB in The Chapel, 7 for 7.30 – 9.30p.m. Entry £20 – Cash, or cheque payable to “Everyone Matters”, in advance or on the door. Enquiries to Margaret Archibald on 020 8464 1645; 07970 123105; margaret@everyone-matters.co.uk All proceeds from ticket sales and from refreshments will go towards Everyone Matters for its informal concerts in nursing homes, day centres and community venues for older and disabled people, for its workshops bringing participation in live music-making to children with learning difficulties in special schools, for its intergenerational projects where young musicians share their music-making alongside professionals for audiences of older people, and to develop the current series of Music Matters lecture-recitals of which this evening forms a part. Finding Whitgift House Chapel Whitgift House stands in the grounds of Whitgift  School, but with its own gate on Brighton Road. Do not go up the hill to the school. If you are standing on the drive facing the house, you will see to the left of the house a large wrought iron gate leading through into part of the garden. The chapel is accessed by going into the garden through this gate, and then going through the very first door on your left. Everyone Matters: a company limited by guarantee no. 07450130; registered charity no. 1143445

Sep 012014
 

The new series of Music Matters lecture-recitals starts on Tuesday 9 September at 7.30p.m. The beautiful setting of the Chapel at Whitgift House is once again the venue for our fortnightly Tuesdays.
A subscription of £71 for the full autumn season represents a saving of pretty much 21%. If your Tuesdays are often busy then please do come along whenever you can and simply pay on the door, £10 per lecture-recital and £20 for our special Gala Night.

MUSIC MATTERS 7.30 – 9.30p.m. (doors open 7p.m.)

– a series of Lecture-Recitals in the Chapel at Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon, CR2 6AB

 

AUTUMN SEASON 2014

Tuesday 9 September: Margaret Archibald

Carl Orff – creator of Carmina Burana and Schulwerk

Margaret is Artistic Director of Everyone Matters and has played Carmina Burana many times in her capacity as an orchestral clarinet player

Tuesday 23 September: Alan Shellard

The Band of the Grenadier Guards – 330 years of Music

Alan is Principal Clarinet of the Band of the Grenadier Guards and has made a special study of the archive at Wellington Barracks

Tuesday 7 October: Danielle Perrett

Music for 47 Strings

Danielle tours internationally with her harps, performing on both modern and period instruments

Tuesday 21 October: David Angel

Their sounds in my ears – the violinists I grew up with!

David is a member of the Maggini Quartet and a favourite lecturer at Music Matters

Tuesday 4 November: Charlotte Bartley with fellow students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Music for recorder consort

Tuesday 18 November: Gala Night – Chamber Music Special

Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Margaret Archibald joins four members of the London Mozart Players,  Nicoline Kraamwinkel, Martin Smith, Mickey Posner and Julia Desbruslais, to explore and perform Mozart’s late masterpiece

Tuesday 2 December: David Juritz

Chaconnes and Caprices

David, violinist extraordinaire of World Busk fame, now crams his days as soloist, as leader of numerous orchestras and of the London Tango Quintet, and as Founder of the charity Musequality.

Tuesday 16 December: Maya Magub + 1

A duo partnership

Violinist Maya is re-establishing a busy freelance career in London after returning from several years living in Los Angeles and working in the film industry there. She has made several historically informed solo and duo recordings and will soon reveal who her duo partner will be this December!

 

£10 per lecture-recital (not 18 November)

£20 for the Chamber Music Special on 18 November

Advance subscription: £71 for all eight lecture-recitals

Cash, or cheque payable to “Everyone Matters”, in advance or on the door. Bank transfer in advance to Everyone Matters Reg.Charity No.1143445, sort code 30-84-51, account number 34739560

If you would like interval refreshment you are welcome to bring your own tea or coffee; the pews may seem hard after a while so feel free to bring your own cushion!

Finding Whitgift House Chapel

Whitgift House stands in the grounds of Whitgift  School, but with its own gate on Brighton Road. Do not go up the hill to the school.

The gate is just north of a bus stop, opposite Choices estate agents with its bright red and yellow sign. The bus stop is more visible than the entrance!

If you are standing on the drive facing the house, you will see to the left of the house a large wrought iron gate leading through into part of the garden. The chapel is accessed by going into the garden through this gate, and then going through the very first door on your left. The Chapel does have toilet facilities.

Free on-site car park facilities are available to our group members as space allows. Buses stopping outside Whitgift House are: 407, 312, 60, 166, 466. Also buses: 119, 468, 405, 403 stop nearby at the Swan and Sugarloaf. The nearest station is South Croydon, and East Croydon station is a brisk walk away.

 

Everyone Matters: a company limited by guarantee no. 07450130; registered charity no. 1143445