6th – 14th October 2012
All Saints’ Church, Durham Rd, East Finchley, N2
Registered Charity: 1135374
East Finchley Arts exists to promote Arts Events in East Finchley, North London,
particularly the annual East Finchley Arts Festival which is held in 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 & local talent.
Supporting the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice Registered Charity No 1081156
Friday 5th October 6.30-8.30pm
Art Exhibition Preview
The exhibition of works by local and national artists will be open on evenings when concerts and events are held and from 12 noon at weekends during the Festival.
Further Information - Pauline Treen 0208 340 5643
Saturday 6th October 7.30pm
London Mozart Players
Sebastian Comberti – ‘Cello
A welcome return of the LMP in a programme to include the first performance of Odyssey for solo ‘cello and strings by Geoffrey Hanson; Elgar’s Serenade for Strings; Britten's Simple Symphony…. played by one the UK’s leading Chamber Orchestras.
Sunday 7th October 7.30pm
Young Artists Recital
Two young artists, at the commencement of their career, who were recent winners at the North London Festival.
Eleanor Janes - Soprano
SoMozart, Strauss, Brahms, Britten, Nicolai.
Matthew Higham – Flute
Debbie Shah - Piano
Sonatina – Donizett; Sonata in B minor – Handel; La Flute de Pan – Jules Moquet
Out of the Cool –Dave Heath; Sonatina – Eklin Burton
Monday 8th October 7.30pm
Collegium Regale – Choral Scholars of King’s College, Cambridge
The men's voices of one of the most famous choirs in the UK – familiar in the annual Christmas Eve service of Nine Lessons & Carols – in a concert which combines both secular and sacred music.
Tuesday 9th October 7.30pm
Pop up Opera
L’elisir d’amore – Donizetti
A staged performance of Donizetti’s delightful opera, given by this talented young company. Be prepared for an enjoyable evening, recommended by Matthew Parris.
‘If Pop-Up Opera pop up anywhere near you, pop in, you’ll stay to cheer.’
Wednesday 10th October 7.30pm
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 Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
Thursday 11th October 7.30pm
A line up of Violin, Accordions, Guitar, Bass and Percussion hailing from Romania, Serbia and the UK, Paprika unites traditional Eastern European, Balkan & Gypsy and Classical music, of which The Independent wrote ‘They won the crowd completely with their charm and virtuosity.’
Friday 12th October 7.30pm
Young Artists Recital
Recent winners at the North London Festival
Timothy Ridout – viola
Simon Marlow – Piano
Viola Da Gamba Sonata No 1 – J.S. Bach
Viola Sonata No 1 – York Bowen
Agnieszka Pluta - piano
Sonata in E minor K 98 - D. Scarlatti; Variations & fugue Op 11- Paderewski; Sonata no 1 - Ginastera; Doumka in C minor - Tchaikovsky
Saturday 13th October 12.30pm
Lunch Hour Organ Music
David Aprahamian Liddle plays a programme of music for the organ including some of his own compositions.
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Saturday 13th October 7.30pm
BBC Elstree Concert Band
Conductor – Andrew Morley
An evening of lighter music selected from popular films, shows and classical pieces, given by this long established and renowned 45-piece Band.
Their programme will include:
Rhapsody in Blue
Selections from Les Miserables
My Fair Lady
James Bond 007 Selection
Sunday 14th October 7.30pm
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, they have become a Festival favourite.