The Arthur Bliss Society
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Birmingham Royal Ballet : Shadows of War

Three one-act ballets each touched in some way by war.

at three venues - a total of twelve performances

programme includes Miracle in the Gorbals


Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4TB

was on 8-11 October 2014

Sadler's Wells Theatre
Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

17-18 October 2014 (three performances)

Theatre Royal Plymouth
Royal Parade, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2TR

28-29 October 2014 (three performances)

for details of all performances click on the words Shadows of War above

Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB
on Friday 17 October 2014 at 7.30 pm
Derby Chamber Music
(clarinet: Christopher Stripp; piano: Lucy Colqhoun)
programme includes Pastoral for Clarinet and Piano

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BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT

The BFI is showing Things to Come (uncut)
on the following dates:
Tuesday 21 October 2014 at 6.20 pm (NFT2)
Thursday 23 October 2014 at 8.30 pm (NFT2)
Wednesday 29 October at 8.40 pm (NFT2)

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PLEASE NOTE !! the screening given in the published Guide for Saturday 25 October at 4.20 pm (Studio) has been CANCELLED.

In Canada
Sharon Wei is giving four performances of
the Viola Sonata, the last being on:

Saturday 25 October 2014
St James's Church, Caledon East, Ontario

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at The Globe Theatre, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
on Monday 27 October 2014 at 7.30 pm
The Park Lane Group: Concerts by Candlelight
celebrating the Appointment of Judith Weir
as Master of the Queen's Music
(piano: Alissa Firsova)
programme includes Masks

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Assembly Hall, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1HQ
on Sunday 9 November 2014 at 2.45 pm
Worthing Symphony Orchestra
(conductor: John Gibbons; piano: Poom Prommachart)
programme includes Piano Concerto

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Chelmsford Cathedral, New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1TY
on Saturday 29 November 2014 at 7.30 pm
St Paul's Sinfonia
Waltham Singers

programme includes Pastoral (Lie Strewn the White Flocks)

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Thame Leisure Centre, Oxford Road, Thame OX9 2BB
on Saturday 6 December 2014 at 7.30 pm
Ealing Symphony Orchestra

Lord Williams's Festival Chorus
(conductor: John Gibbons)
programme includes Morning Heroes

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St Mary de Lode Church, Archdeacon Street, Gloucester GL1 2QT
on Saturday 18 April 2015
The Goldfield Ensemble

1-3 pm
:: Concert 1
includes the Clarinet Quintet by Bliss
5.30 pm :: Tea
(must be pre-booked)
6.30 pm :: pre-Concert Talk by Ian Venables
7.30 pm :: Concert 2
includes the Clarinet Quintet by Ian Venables

It is very pleasing to see that the Clarinet Quintet by our President,
Ian Venables, is being performed on the same occasion as that of Sir Arthur's.

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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
on Friday 15 May 2015 at 7.30 pm
BBC Symphony Orchestra

(conductor: Andrew Davis)
programme includes Morning Heroes

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Hereford Three Choirs Festival 2015
on Monday 27 July 2015
Philharmonia Orchestra

Three Choirs Festival Chorus
(conductor: Andrew Davis)
programme includes Morning Heroes

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