Events


  


"… The sequencing was inspired, enabling several unfamiliar works to be heard in context.  The playing was both eloquent and deeply moving.  Where (her) own music was concerned, the words 'passionated economy of gesture' came to mind."

Peter B, Perdika Press

  

 "A gem in the show was cellist Mayda Narvey. Sensitive and gently supportive as an accompanist to the singers, she blossomed into her own when playing solos. Her cello sang with layers of emotion and tenderness, and uncompromised truthfulness."

by Katherine Gregor for remotegoat

 "Cellist Mayda Narvey comes to London from Canada via New York and her virtuoso bowmanship underpins the Collective's sound, giving it direction and verve. Her solos are a show highlight."  Franco Milazzo for 'This is Cabaret' 

 

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For further information about performances and projects please also see:

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Shira Kol Nidre 

Yom Kippur Service

Friday the 29th of September @ 7:00

Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London 


 

 PREVIOUS EVENTS 

 

 Dreams

Our concert for a summer's evening celebrates dreaming in all its guises: dream as fantasy, as vision, as ambition. Through music both serious and light-hearted from César Franck to Rodgers and Hammerstein and words from Shakespeare to Martin Luther King, we will explore the mysterious land of dreams. With Lene Sahlholdt soprano, Horacio Lopez Redondo piano and Christopher Moore reader

Saturday the 22nd of July @ 7:30

St Cuthbert's Church, 50 Philbeach Gardens, SW5 9EB

 

 Late Quartets: Beethoven and TS Eliot 

 A celebration of two late works of genius - the A minor op 132 quartet of Beethoven and the Four Quartets of TS Eliot. With violinists Miriam Kramer, Lorenz Hasler and violist Alison Ruscoe.

Wednesday the 24th of May @ 7:30 pm

St Barnabas Church, 146 Lavenham Rd, SW18 5EP

Thursday the 25th of May @ 7:30 pm

St Cuthbert's Church, 50 Philbeach Gardens, SW5 9EB

 

Hairspray, Champagne and the Classics 

As part of Wandsworth Fringe Festival, a concert in a hair salon! With magical soprano Lene Sahlholdt.

Sunday the 14th of May @ 4:00 pm

Hairline, 128 Brookwood Rd, SW18

 

Trills and Tribulations 

An evening of words and music looking at the relationship between Quaker worship and music. With Kate Bone flute, Julia White oboe, Christopher Roberts piano and Darris Golinski and Sue Greenwood readers

Saturday the 29th of April @ 7:30 pm

Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield E, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PT

 

Yom HaShoah Uk/ Annual Jewish Remembrance Day for Victims of the Holocaust

Sunday the 23rd of April, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Barnet Copthall Stadium, NW4 1RL

Music to include the Sonata in G minor by Henry Eccles

 

Putney Supper Club 

In celebration of Earth Day 2017, a programme of music for oboe and cello celebrating the natural world with Julia White oboe.

Putney Supper Club provides a two course meal accompanied by live music. Choose from the wide-ranging menu.

Friday the 21st of April @ 7:30 pm

The Putney Canteen, 285-287 Putney Bridge Road, SW15 2PT

 

Legacy 

An evening of music and poetry with Darris Golinski reader.

'To inherit one's portion from those who went before and to bequeath a legacy of dreams, flaws, talents and artefacts to those who will come after, all held for a brief while.'

Friday the 31st of March 2017@ 7:00 pm

St Catherine's School House, 26A Portsmouth Road, Guildford, GU2 5DJ

Sunday the 25th of June @ 7:00 pm

St Barnabas Church, 146 Lavenham Rd, SW18 5EP

 

On the Metaphysical 

With Lene Sahlholdt soprano, Horacio Lopez Redondo piano and Madeleine Hyland reader

An evening to delight in the intellectual ingenuity of Metaphysical poets such as John Donne and Andrew Marvell juxtaposed with Baroque music for soprano, cello and keyboard including works by Bach, Handel, Purcell and Scarlatti.

Saturday the 11th of March @ 7:30 pm

St Cuthbert's Church, Earl's Court SW5

 Thursday the 8th of June @ 7:30 pm 

St Barnabas Church, 146 Lavenham Rd, SW18 5EP

 

 Window on Chagall

With Lene Sahlholdt soprano, Miriam Kramer violin, Kate Ryder piano and Christopher Moore reader

An exploration of Marc Chagall's rich and colourful artistic, musical and literary collaborations, through readings, live music and art works, from Vitebsk to Paris and beyond.

Proceeds of the concert benefit the City Lit Music Department

Friday the 24th of February, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

City Lit, 1-10 Keeley Street, London WC2B 4BA

 

Listen to the Reed: Rumi through Words and Music

With Baha Yetkin oud, Julia White oboe and David Harries reader

An evening of words and music interweaving Rumi's achingly beautiful poetry with music from 10 centuries and many countries (Von Bingen to Britten, Turkish classical music to Bach)

Saturday the 29th October, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

St Cuthbert's Church, Earl's Court SW5

Sunday the 6th of November, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

St Barnabas Church, Southfields, SW18

Friday, the 27th of January, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Tara Theatre, SW18 4ES

 

Listen to the Reed: The role of music in the poetry of Rumi

Friday the 11th of October, 2016

With David Harries

Tavener Centre for Music and Spirituality

Winchester, Hampshire

 

Bach to Blues: Jazz Meets the Classics

Fridays the 29th of July and 5th of August, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

With Lene Sahoholdt soprano, Chad Lelong piano and Darris Golinski reader

At both St Cuthbert's Church Earl's Court and St Barnabas, SW18 

 

Music for Refugee Rights 

Monday the 11th of July, 2016 @ 6:30 

With Darris Golinski and Lene Sahlholdt

Finsbury Pub, 336 Green Lanes, N41BY

 

To Calm the Troubled Heart: Music for Oboe, Cello and Guitar 

Sunday the 10th of July, 2016  @ 6:00

With Julia White, oboe; Mayda Narvey, cello; Matthew Sear, guitar and David Harries, reader

Music by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Sor, Falla, Granados, Villa Lobos and Piazzolla

St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, Southfields, SW18

 

Hos Seda Turkish Music Choir and guest artist Derya Sirkecioglu

Sunday the 19th of June @ 6:00 pm

I will be playing with Turkish oud player Baha Yetkin

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL

 

A Musical Smorgasbord: Music, Myth and Landscape in Scandinavia

With Lene Sahlholdt soprano, Horacio Lopez Redondo piano and Tom Blass author/reader

Saturday the 4th of June, 2016 @ 7:30 

St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Rd, Southfields, SW18

 

Celebrating Women Composers

 Thursday the 26th of May, 2016 @ 7:30

With Miriam Kramer violin, Mayda Narvey cello, Charis Hanning piano and Kate Tiernan reader

Music to include Hildegard von Bingen, Elizabeth de la Guerre, Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Mayda Narvey and Deborah Netanel and readings of women writers reflecting on women in society and women as creators.

St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Rd, Southfields, SW18

 

A Musical Smorgasbord: Music, Myth and Landscape in Scandinavia

Saturday the 14th of May, 2016 @ 7:30

With Lene Sahlholdt soprano, Horacio Lopez Redondo piano and Tom Blass author/reader

St Cuthbert's, Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court, SW5

 

Yom HaShoah Uk/ Annual Jewish Remembrance Day for Victims of the Holocaust

Sunday the 8th of May, 2016 @ 2:00

Barnet Copthall Stadium, NW4 1RL

Music to include the Theme from Schindler's List

For more information: http://www.yomhashoah.org.uk/NationalEvent

Admission free

 

 An evening of folk music from Romania, Ireland and England

Saturday the 23rd of April, 2016 @ 8:00

With Monooka (Monica Luca Madas)

Upstairs At The Ritzy, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW2 1JG

Admission free

 

Friday the 22nd of April, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

The Lie Box

An exploration into the exotic and startling world of diarist and novelist Anaïs Nin

To read more about Anais Nin click here

With Sally Mortemore actor, Lene Sahlholdt soprano, Mayda Narvey cello, Horacio Lopez Redondo piano and Dan Freeman sound engineer

Burgh House, New End Square, NW3 1LT


Celebrating Women Composers

Thursday the 10th of March, 2016 @ 7:45 

With Miriam Kramer violin, Mayda Narvey cello, Charis Hanning piano and Kate Tiernan reader

A concert in honour of International Womens Day with music to include Hildegard von Bingen, Elizabeth de la Guerre, Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Mayda Narvey and Deborah Netanel and readings of women writers reflecting on women in society and women as creators

St Cuthbert's Church, Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court, SW5

 

Music to Warm the Heart

Saturday the 9th of January,  2016 @ 2:00

With Maya Levy soprano, Thomasine Berg flute, Chris Hotson piano

Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St, Boston, Massachusetts 02301

 

SOME EVENTS FROM 2015

 

 Sunday the 13th of December, 2015 @ 6:00

On Reflection: A Meditation in Words and Music on The Creation

With Mayda Narvey cello and David Harries reader

St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Rd, Southfields, SW18

 

Sunday the 6th of December, 2015 @ 6:00

Azahar presents:

Music from Bach to Brazil for oboe, cello and guitar

With Julia White oboe, Mayda Narvey cello, Matthew Sear guitar and Darris Golinski reader

Ostara, 185 Merton Rd, London SW18 5SP

 

Monday the 23rd of November, 2015 @ 7:30 

Anaïs Nin: The Lie Box

Theatre, Live Music and Electronic Score

An exploration into the exotic and startling world of diarist and novelist Anaïs Nin

With Sally Moremore, actor; Lene Sahlholdt, soprano; Mayda Narvey, cello;

Horacio Lopez Redondo, piano and electronic score by Daniel Thomas Freeman

The Forge, 3-7 Delancey St, London NW1 7NL

 

Friday the 9th and Sunday the 11th of October, 2015 @ 4:00

To Calm the Troubled Heart: Music for Oboe, Cello and Guitar

With Julia White, oboe; Mayda Narvey, cello; Matthew Sear, guitar and Peter Brennan, reader

Music by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Sor, Falla, Granados, Villa Lobos and Piazzolla

St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, Southfields, SW18

St Cuthbert's Church, Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court, SW5

 

7th, 8th and 29th August, 2015 @ 7:00

Heinrich Heine and the Romantics

With Lene Sahlholdt, soprano and Bruce Vogt, piano

Music by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Liszt

St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, SW18

St Cuthbert's Church, 50 Philbeach Gardens, SW5

Trunch Festival, Norfolk 

 

Saturday, 16th May, 2015 @ 7:30

Anaïs and Joaquin Nin: Art as Intoxication

With Sara Cluderay, soprano, Selah Perez-Villar, piano and Sally Mortemore, actor

St Cuthbert's Church, 50 Philbeach Gardens, SW5

 

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 @ 7:00

The Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation presents: 

Rainer Maria Rilke: A Celebration Through Words and Music

With Maya Levi, soprano; Miriam Kramer , violin and Charis Hanning, piano

Including Schoenberg's transcendent 'Verklaerte Nacht'

Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, SW1X 9BZ 


Thursday, 30th April, 2015 @ 7:30

Life and Love: Rainer Maria Rilke

With Maya Levi, soprano; Miriam Kramer , violin and Charis Hanning, piano

Including Schoenberg's transcendent 'Verklaerte Nacht'

St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, SW18