Recent and forthcoming performances

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RECENT AND FORTHCOMING PERFORMANCES

LATEST NEWS :

  • Almost all of Richard Pantcheff’s music is now published by top class publishers, from whom his works may be ordered over the internet, or from good music retailers. The bulk of his output is now published by MusicaNeo, who can be contacted at http://www.musicaneo.com, or at their address : Rothausstrasse 1, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. Some works are also published by Kevin Mayhew Limited, and others by English Music Publishing. Full details will soon be provided on this website, but email Richard Pantcheff (richardpantcheff@hotmail.com) for more information in the interim.
  • Richard Pantcheff’s new, specially-commissioned Sonata for Piano, will receive its world premiere in 2019, performed by the work’s dedicatee, Duncan Honeybourne.
  • Richard Pantcheff has just been commissioned to write a new work for the Orgebuechlein Project. This work will also be premiered in 2019.

 

2018

1st April : Bless Thou The Lord was performed by the Choir of St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg directed by the composer. Kenneth Jackson was the organist.

15th, 18th, 19th April : Rondo – South Africa was performed in Sofia (Bulgaria), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Vienna (Austria) respectively. Performers were Martin Selveliev (Clarinet), Theodora Atanasova (Violoncello), and Ines Simeonova (Pianoforte).

17th April : Fantasia on ‘Haec Dies’, was performed at St. Pancras Church in London, being a commission from the 2017 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

June : Richard Pantcheff’s edition of the Deutsche Messe by Franz Schubert is being performed throughout June in Blackburn Cathedral, England.

15th July : Turn again then unto thy rest and Descant : ‘Angel Voices, Ever Singing’ were performed by the Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, directed by Richard Pinel, on at St. George’s Anglican Church, in Johannesburg.

30th September : Service of Holy Communion (in the Phrygian Mode) will be premiered by the Chamber Choir of St. George’s Anglican Church, directed by the composer.

6th-7th October : Introduction and Allegro (for Solo Violin and Solo Violoncello) and Nocturnus IV (for Solo Violoncello) will be receive their UK premiere at the English Music Festival in Yorkshire. Two new specially-comissioned works will also receive their world premiere at the festival : Fantasia on Yorkshire Folk Tunes (for Solo Violin and Solo Violoncello), and ‘To Autumn’ (for Narrator and Solo Violin). Performers will be Em Marshall-Luck (Narrator), Rupert Marshall-Luck (Violin), and Joseph Spooner (Violoncello).

Quarter 4 2018 (date to be confirmed) : Ihubo Ikhulo. It is planned for this setting of the Jubilate in the Zulu language to be given its world premiere by the choir of Merton College, Oxford, directed by Benjamin Nicholas. The work was commissioned as part of the Merton Choirbook, in celebration of the 750th anniversary of the foundation of Merton College, Oxford.

Quarter 4 2018 (date to be confirmed) : The ‘Berlin’ Evening Service (comprising Evening Canticles, and Responses) are planned to receive their world premiere in Berlin Cathedral, sung by the English Choir, Berlin, directed by Kathleen Bird.

2nd December : Advent Antiphon will receive its first performance in South Africa, when it is performed by the Choir of St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg, directed by the composer. It will be part of the Service of Carols for Advent.

23rd December : A Christmas Carol will be performed by the choir of St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg, at the Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

 

 

2017

17th January : Richard Pantcheff’s arrangement of Hubert Parry’s ‘Long Since in Egypt’s Plenteous Land‘, for SATB Choir, received its UK premiere, sung by the choir of Portsmouth Cathedral.

5th March : A Prayer of St. Columba was performed by the choir of Downing College, Cambridge, directed by Marnus Greyling, with Christopher Robinson (Organ).

2nd April : Nocturnus VI : ‘4th December 1976’ for Solo Organ received its world premiere by the work’s dedicatee, Gerrit Jordaan, on the Rieger organ of St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg.

10th May : Fantasia on ‘Haec Dies’ for Solo Organ was premiered at London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, which commissioned the work, with Peter Foggett (Organ). It was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 as the concluding voluntary of broadcast Choral Evensong.

11th May : Evening Canticles – Frankfurt received their UK premiere, performed by the choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conducted by Stephen Layton.

12th May : Suite – King Richard III will be featured as part of a DVD being recorded by the English Music Festival in Middleham, Yorkshire, England. Musical performances will be by Rupert Marshall-Luck (Violin).

4th June : Spirit of Mercy received its first liturgical performance, and first performance in the UK, by the choir of Downing College, Cambridge, directed by Marnus Greyling, with Christopher Robinson (organ).

24th June : Phos Hilaron was performed by the City of Oxford Choir, in the chapel of the Queen’s College, Oxford, directed by Duncan Aspden, in a concert celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the choir’s foundation.

19th July : Spirit of Mercy was performed in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, conducted by Michael Waldron.

13th August : Drop thy still dews, and the Missa Brevis performed by the choir of St. Cyprian’s Cathedral, Kimberley, South Africa, directed by Peter Black.

4th-8th October : Richard Pantcheff will be the composer in residence for the Kimberley Festival of Voices, at St. Cyprian’s Cathedral, Kimberley, South Africa. Organist will be Peter Black, and the Director will be George King. Works to be featured will be : Drop thy still dews; Evening Canticles – Whitchurch; and the specially-commissioned Responses – St. Cyprian.

8th October : Sonata for Violin and Organ was performed in Aysgarth Parish Church, Yorkshire, at the English Music Festival, by Rupert Marshall-Luck (Violin) and Duncan Honeybourne (Organ).

24th October : Evening Canticles – Frankfurt performed by the Choir of Merton College, Oxford, conducted by Benjamin Nicholas.

16th November : A Prayer of St. Columba was performed by the choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, directed by Richard Pinel.

17th-19th November : Rondo -‘South Africa’ received its first performance as part of the Mosaic Series of concerts presented by the Swiss-Bulgarian Association of Culture. Performers were Damian Bachmann (Clarinet), Alessio Pianelli (Violoncello), and Benjamin Faure (Piano) at : les Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland); Besancon (France); and Chambery/ Geneva (Switzerland) on consecutive days. The Series will tour Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Slovenia in 2018.

19th November : Nocturnus IV, for solo Violoncello, received its first performance, by the work’s dedicatee, Jeremy Clarke, at the Papillon Centre, Wakkerstroom, South Africa.

3rd December : Adam lay ybounden was performed by the Choir of St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg, at its Service of Carols for Advent, directed by the composer.

23rd December : ‘Puer Nobis’ (‘Unto us a child is born’) was performed by the Choir of St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg, at its Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, directed by the composer.

2016

25th February : Suite – King Richard III performed by the work’s dedicatee, Rupert Marshall-Luck, at the English Music Festival concert in the Temple Church, London.

26th March : Anthem Domine exaudi specially commissioned and premiered by the St. George’s Chamber Choir, at St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg, South Africa.

15th May : Missa Brevis – St. Pancras premiered by the Choir of St. Pancras Church, London, conducted by Christopher Batchelor, as part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, which commissioned the work.

20th May : Suite – King Richard III received its South African premiere, being performed by Zanta Hofmeyr (Violin) at St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg, as part of the Rand Club Chamber Music Series.

26th May : Benediction for SATB Choir and Organ premiered by the work’s dedicatees : the Choir of St. Cyprian’s Cathedral, Kimberley, South Africa.

6th June : Two Short Pieces for Organ received their world premiere at St. Saviour’s Church, Eastbourne, England, performed by Alexander Eadon. He has also just released a CD featuring both of these works on the organ of Arundel Cathedral, where the CD was launched at a recital on 23rd October.

18th June : Responses – Frankfurt performed in the Berliner Dom by the English Choir, Berlin, directed by Kathleen Bird.

8th September : Spirit of Mercy performed by the Choir of the Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, South Africa, at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, in the semi-finals of the Varsity Sing Competition. Broadcast on ‘Kyknet’ Television in South Africa on 15th September.

15th October : Sonata for Violin and Organ performed by the work’s dedicatees, Zanta Hofmeyr (Violin) and Prof. Wim Viljoen (Organ) in St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg, South Africa.

30th October : Missa Brevis – St. Pancras performed by the Choir of St. Pancras Church, London, directed by Christopher Batchelor.

4th November : Introduction and Allegro (Opus 97) received its world premiere, performed by Miro Chakaryan (Violin) and Wessel Beukes (Violoncello) at St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg, as part of the Rand Club Chamber Music Series.

17th November : Fantasia 150 received its US premiere, performed by Professor Theo van Wyk at the Organ of the University of North Texas.

November and December : The Choir of St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg, directed by the composer, will perform two works for Advent and Christmas : Adam Lay Ybounden; and Ding, dong ! Merrily on high.

2015

6th May 2015 : Sonata for Violin and Organ, performed at the English Music Festival Concert at All Saints Church, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, by Rupert Marshall-Luck (Violin) and Duncan Honeybourne (Organ). www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

13th May 2015 : First Performance of Rex gloriae, an introit for SATB choir unaccompanied. A commission for the 2015 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, the premiere was given by the Choir of St. Pancras Church, London, directed by Christopher Bachelor, and was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. www.lfccm.com / www.bbc.co.uk/radio3

16th May 2015 : Launch of CD King of Instruments : Instrument of Kings on the EM Records label (EMR 029) in Gloucester Cathedral. The disc includes Richard Pantcheff’s Sonata for Violin and Organ, performed by Rupert Marshall-Luck (Violin) and Duncan Honeyboune (Organ). www.em-records.com

9th June 2015 : UK premiere of A Prayer of St. Columba for SATB Choir and Organ, by the Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, directed by Mark Williams. www.jesus.cam.ac.uk

5th September 2015 : Nocturnus I for Flugelhorn and Organ, performed by Jevon O’Donovan (Flugelhorn) and Marnus Greyling (Organ) as part of the Rand Club Chamber Music Series, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.randclub.co.za

October 2015 : Fantasia 150 for solo organ, performed by Christian Wilson (Organ) at the Universiteitsoord Church, Pretoria. www.universiteitsoord.co.za

November 2015 : Nocturnus III performed by the work’s dedicatees, the Umoya Ensemble, at the Rand Club Chamber Music series at St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg.

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