Musical Gems On The Thames

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/09/2017
3:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Location
Westminster Pier

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FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER


PROGRAMME: LONDON AND THE THAMES

All Aboard as we embark upon a musical journey along London’s great river and enjoy music associated with the city’s iconic sites situated along her banks.

 

The Chamber Ensemble of London, directed by violinist Peter Fisher, will play

music for string orchestra – from classical to music theatre, jazz and folk –  

with film sequences by the London Film Museum.

 

A truly holistic experience with scenes that have inspired everlasting music such as….

Westminster Waltz, Handel’s Water Music, Eton Boating Song, Yoemen of the Guard Overture, Lambeth Walk, Boyce Symphony No. 1, Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, Old Father Thames (with audience participation).

 

Your musical experience will be further enhanced by a compilation of historic film footage – collected by the London Film Museum and presented on the screen monitors – and speeches from:

Michael Appleton | Central Team Communication Lead | Tideway

George Allawi | West Team Communication Officer | Tideway

Sarah Linney | Public Affairs Officer | Tideway

 

This is an opportunity to compare the past with the present as you pass the impressive construction sites of the TIDEWAY project, which will ecologically preserve every aspect of the Thames for the benefit of future generations.

Book your tickets via eventbrite here. For more information, please contact Meghna Shah at meghna.shah@ucl.ac.uk

THE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE OF LONDON

The Chamber Ensemble of London (CEOL), with up to 14 string players picked from London’s best, is directed by the violinist Peter Fisher.   Peter was described by The Times as being amongst “a handful of the world’s finest musicians”, following a concert at the Royal Albert Hall  in 2005. 

The Ensemble has given dozens of classical concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly and the Purcell Room. For many years it was associated with the Wavendon Festival run by Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, which meant it also played light music and jazz as well as the standard baroque and classical repertoire. Versatile programming, often using special arrangements and new music, has led to engagements with the London Film Museum in County Hall, the Banqueting House and the Victoria & Albert Museum. CEOL has also played for several music societies and at festivals outside London. 


Book your tickets via eventbrite here. For more information, please contact Meghna Shah at meghna.shah@ucl.ac.uk