Welcome to the 17th annual

East Finchley Arts Festival registered charity: 1135374

Saturday 28th September - Sunday 6th October 2013


All Saints Church, Durham Road, N2 9DP

Phoenix Cinema, High Road, London N2


East Finchley Arts exsists to promote Arts Events in East Finchley, North London, particularly the annual East Finchley Arts Festival which is held in September-October. It was founded by Geoffrey Hanson, the present Artistic Director, in 1997, and the first Arts Festival was held in that year. Performers include international, national and local talent.


registered charity: 1081156

registered charity: 279376



Saturday 28th September

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 7.30pm All Saints'

Renatus Orchestra


Conductor: Philip Dutton

Milos Milivojevic - Accordion

Suite for String Orchestra – Leos Janacek

Elegy for Strings - Edward Elgar

Accord – Geoffrey Hanson (first performance)

Lyrisches Andante (Leibestraum) – Max Reger

Serenade for Strings – Anton Dvorak


Introducing a recently formed young orchestra, founded by their conductor, Philip Dutton to promote new and underperformed music.  Milos Milivojevic gives the first performance of Festival Director Geoffrey Hanson’s new work, Accord for Accordion and String Orchestra.


Tickets: Front centre (reserved) £18; Rear centre (reserved) £14;

Sides (unreserved) £10;

18s & under £1

Sunday 29th September

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 1.30pm (doors open 1.15pm) Phoenix Cinema



A screening of the 1984 film.

The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as told by his fellow composer and rival Antonio Salieri who, at the end of his life, is languishing in an asylum. Founded on the play and with screenplay by Peter Shaffer it aroused controversy for its portrayal of Mozart as scatological.

Directed by Milos Forman, with a star studded cast, the film won 8 Oscars including Best Film.


Tickets: £9.50 concs: £7.00:

£6.00 child (under 15)

£27.00 Family ticket of 4 (must include 2 children)

Obtainable from Phoenix Box Office 020 8444 6789

A programme of popular Organ and Choral Music


Jennifer Bate – Organ

The Choir of All Saints’


International organist, Jennifer Bate plays Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Mozart’s Fantasia in F minor and major, and the ever popular Suite Gothique by Leon Boellman.  All Saints’ Choir sing popular choral items including Ave Verum-Mozart; Panis Angelicus-Cesar Franck; I Was Glad - Parry; Greater Love - Ireland; Jesu joy-Bach;

Hear my Prayer-Mendelssohn; Bruckner’s Ave Maria.


Tickets:  £10 all seats unreserved.

Under 18s £1

 7.30pm All Saints’

Monday 30th September

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 7.30pm All Saints’

East Finchley Writers


For many years a group of local writers has met weekly to read and share thoughts on their work.  They present a selection across many styles and genres to move, amuse and surprise you.


Admission Free – Bucket collection for Festival Charities

Tuesday 1st October

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 7.30pm All Saints’



After last year’s show stopping performance, Paprika return to the Festival, to rework their magic.  A line up of violin, accordions, guitar, bass and percussion hailing from Romania, Serbia and the UK, they unite traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and Classical music.


Tickets: Front centre (reserved) £20; Rear centre (reserved) £15

Sides (unreserved) £10

18s and under £1



Wednesday 2nd October

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 7.30pm All Saints’

4 Young Artists


Steven East – Bass/Baritone

Alexandra Kremakova - piano

Purcell, Tchaikovsky & Verdi

Marisol Lee – Violin

Maria Canyiqueral – piano

Violin Sonata no 1 in A minor - Schumann

Miriam Nerval – Recorder

Kaisa Pulkkinen- Baroque Harp

Jacob van Eyck, Fontano, Diego Ortiz and Benjamin Thorn

Rebecca Leung – Piano

Beethoven, Listz & Chopin


Winners all at the North London Music Festival these young people, at the brink of their careers, are representative of a talented generation of young performers.


Tickets: Centre (reserved) £10

Sides (unreserved) £8

Under 18s £1


Thursday 3rd October

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Pop Up Opera


An evening of Arias, Duets and Ensembles from Opera


Matthew Parris wrote in The Times ‘If Pop Up Opera pops up any where near you, pop in you’ll stay to cheer.’ Those who enjoyed last year’s Arts Festival production will certainly agree with that. A welcome return of a remarkable Opera Company, in an evening of selections from opera.


Tickets: Front centre (reserved) £20; Rear centre (reserved) £15

Sides (unreserved) £10

18s and under £1


 7.30pm All Saints’



Friday 4th October

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Trio Goya


Kati Debretzni – violin

Maggie Cole – fortepiano

Sebastian Comberti – cello


The musicians of Trio Goya bring a combined wealth of period instrument experience in their readings of Haydn, Mozart, Storace, Beethoven and Schubert.  They have contributed to the excitement of re-discovering these composers through their work with the major period instrument orchestras and in their own solo and chamber music explorations.

‘These are major works…which demand and deserve superb musicians.  Fortunately Trio Goya are such musicians.’  International Record Review


Haydn – Piano Trio in A flat HXV:14

Beethoven – Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1 No. 3

Haydn – Piano Trio in C HXV: 27


Tickets: Front centre (reserved) £20; Rear centre (reserved) £15

Sides (unreserved) £10

18s and under £1


 7.30pm All Saints’

Saturday 5th October

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 12.30pm All Saints’

Lunch Hour Organ Music

Robert Munns


In his eightieth birthday year this international recitalist brings a programme of Bach, Couperin, Vierne, Cundick, Locklair and Mushel and Geoffrey Hanson’s Soliloquy, written especially for Robert.


Tickets: £5 all unreserved; 18s and under £1

Snack Lunch available

 7.30pm All Saints’

Haydn Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Thomas Blunt


Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni

Stravinsky – Dances Concertantes

Beethoven – Symphony no 7


Formed in 1983 by musicians living in Islington the orchestra gives regular concerts in and around North London.  The repertoire ranges from early classics to contemporary works.  HCO aims to provide classical music to the highest possible standards for all who live in Islington and the surrounding boroughs.  The reputation of the orchestra has enabled it to attract conductors and soloists of international repute.


Tickets: Front Centre (reserved) £20; Rear centre (reserved) £15

              Sides (unreserved) £10

              Under 18s £1

Sunday 6th October

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10.30 am (doors open 10am) Phoenix Cinema



Walt Disney’s award winning and beguiling film made in 1940 where ‘sheer fantasy unfolds’ in a series of animated episodes set to classical music played by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski.  Disney hoped that the film would bring classical music to people who had ‘walked out on this kind of stuff.’

Narrated by Deems Taylor the film includes music by Bach, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Dukas, Beethoven & Mussorgsky.

‘motion picture history was made last night’ New York Times


Tickets: £9.50: concs: £7.00

              £6.00 child (under 15)

              £27.00 Family ticket (must include 2 children)

Obtainable from Phoenix Box Office 020 8444 6789


 7.30pm All Saints’

Finchley Children’s Music Group


Musical Director: Grace Rossiter


This nationally famous group found its beginnings in East Finchley.

Giving concerts of both choral and solo items, it has become a Festival favourite.


Tickets: £10 all unreserved; concs £8

              18s and under £1

Other Events

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Festival Art Exhibition


The exhibition of works by local and national artists will be open on evenings when concerts and events are held, and from12 noon at weekends during the Festival.

Paintings, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture and prints will be on sale from

£50 - £500 with 40% of income from sales being donated to the two charities being supported.

Further information from Pauline Treen 0208 340 5643



Become a Patron – We invite you to become a Patron of the E.F. Arts Festival 2013.  A minimum donation of £25 will give support to the Festival


Please note: Performers and programmes are listed correctly as at 14th September. The Festival organisers retain the right to make alterations to the published programme if it becomes necessary


Tickets for concerts can be booked online at:


There is a 10% surcharge on each ticket



Click here to view postal booking form

Please make your cheque out to East Finchley Arts,

enclose SAE and return to:

East Finchley Arts Festival

22 New Ash Close

London N2 8DQ



Tickets may be purchased on the door according to availability. Credit cards will not be accepted on the night of the event.


Under 18s There is a special rate of £1 for under 18s.  These special rate tickets cannot be pre booked but must be purchased at the Ticket Desk on the night of the event.


Disabled access and facilities at both venues.





Opening September 1st 2013

Black Gull Books 121 High Road, N2

Tel: 0208 444 4717


A Season Ticket - £50 - entitles the holder to one ticket for each event.






We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our sponsors:

Bishop & Son Organ Builders

Prickett & Ellis


London Borough of Barnet



President: Dame Emma Kirkby

Vice Presidents: Fleur Adcock OBE

Rt. Rev Peter Wheatley, Bishop of Edmonton

Artistic Director: Geoffrey Hanson