Music Announcement

Ealing Music and Film Festival 13-17 February 2019


Five days of exciting concerts, film-related events and more!

Full details on website as they are confirmed, and in February-March “What’s On”.


Ealing Symphony Orchestra Saturday 6 October

GLINKA: Overture, Russlan and Ludmilla

BLISS: Piano Concerto

BRAHMS: Variations on a theme of Haydn

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

Poom Prommachart (piano), conductor John Gibbons

7.30pm. St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QG
£14 (concessions £12, under 25/student £6, accompanied child £1)

Box office (no booking fee):
020 8567 4075

West London Sinfonia Saturday 13 October

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of CZECHOSLOVAKIA


Elizabeth MACONCHY: Proud Thames

Leader Iwona Boesche, Guest conductor Mark Dooley

7.30pm. St Michael and All Angels’ Church, W4 1TT (next to Turnham Green tube station)

£14 (concessions £12, student or child £5). Buy online via website, or cash or cheque at the door.

020 3475 4200


Julian Light Operatic Society Wednesday - Saturday 14-17 November

HMS Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan

HMS Pinafore (or The Lass that Loved a Sailor): come on board for an evening of fun, comedy, songs and irony, and see how ‘love levels all things’. This work even features in The Simpsons, where Side Show Bob, in response to Bart’s last request for it, says, ‘Very well, Bart; I shall send you to heaven.’

7.45pm plus Saturday matinée 2.30pm. Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, W5 5BQ

£10-£20 (concessions apply)

Box office: 020 8567 5184

Enquiries: 07976 577232


Ealing Symphony Orchestra Saturday 24 November

ELGAR: Cockaigne

MEDTNER: Piano Concerto No. 1

STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben

Gaspar Hunt (piano), conductor John Gibbons

7.30pm. St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QG
£14 (concessions £12, under 25/student £6, accompanied child £1) – tbc

Box office (no booking fee):
020 8567 4075

West London Sinfonia Saturday 24 November

Soloists from West London Sinfonia

BLOCH: Concertino for Flute and Clarinet

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto

Derek Benton (flute), Andrew Keck (clarinet), Iwona Boesche (violin)

Conductor Philip Hesketh

7.30pm. St Michael and All Angels’ Church, W4 1TT (next to Turnham Green tube station)

£14 (concessions £12, student or child £5). Buy online via website, or cash or cheque at the door.

020 3475 4200


Ealing Music and Film Festival Tuesday 4 December

Ealing Music and Film Festival Prequel Concert

This ‘Prequel’ concert will whet your appetite in advance of the next Ealing Music and Film Festival (13-17 February 2019). Come and enjoy a glorious and uplifting selection of songs by Gershwin, Lehar, Mozart, Strauss and Mahler, performed by some of the popular soloists from our 2018 Festival: Gweneth Ann Rand (soprano), Keel Watson (bass-baritone) and Julian Gallant (piano).

7.30pm. St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, South Ealing, W5 5RH

£12 (concessions available). Tickets at the door subject to availability, or online from website.

020 8566 0573

Questors Choir Saturday 8 December


Come and join the Choir, accompanied by the Aurelian Brass Ensemble, in singing favourite carols and other Christmas songs. We will perform many familiar tunes – plus some that may be new to you. We’re sure you’ll find plenty to enjoy and get you into festive mood!

7.30pm. St. Martin’s Church, Hale Gardens, West Acton W3 9SQ

£14 (concessions or in advance £12, under 12s free). Complimentary drink and mince pie.

07802 720333


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Petros Singers Saturday 15 December

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Our concert concentrates on works written specifically for Christmas Day, without a shepherd, Magi, figgy pudding or partridge to be seen or heard! Featuring music by JS Bach, Poulenc, Mendelssohn, Sweelinck, Praetorius, Bruckner and Rutter, alongside Holst’s neglected carol fantasia Christmas Day. Bring your friends and family along for mulled wine and mince pies, join in the audience carols and get the festive season off to a great start.

7.30pm. St Peter’s, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, W6 9BE

£17 (concessions £15, under 18s/students £5)


Ealing Symphony Orchestra Saturday 26 January

George LLOYD: Symphony No. 1 in A

Malcolm ARNOLD: Concerto for Two Violins and Strings

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7

Kamila Bydłowska and Peter Nall (violins), conductor John Gibbons

7.30pm. St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QG
£14 (concessions £12, under 25/student £6, accompanied child £1) – tbc

Box office (no booking fee):
020 8567 4075


HEOS Musical Theatre


To November 2018 (update as required)

Come and join one of the premier musical theatre groups in west London for our exciting new season. Our traditional family pantomime this year is Cinderella, and in April we will be performing Footloose at The Questors Theatre, Ealing.

There are no auditions to join the chorus, and no previous experience is necessary. Rehearsals are Monday evenings (chorus) and Thursday evenings (principals) for Footloose, and Sunday afternoons for Cinderella. Auditions for both shows will be late Sept/early Oct for principals, and dancers from age 8 for Cinderella. Learn more about both shows at our launch night on Monday Sept 10 Sept in Northolt.

We are a very friendly group, and look forward to welcoming you.

7.30pm. Northolt Methodist Church Hall, Church Road, Northolt, UB5 5AE

07758 841523

The Hanwell Voice Studio

To July 2019


Singing lessons with a professional opera singer from English National Opera. Master a solid vocal technique, essential for success in performance. Tuition for all musical styles. Beginners welcome.

The Hanwell Voice Studio, W7

Enquiries (Lydia Marchione, AGSM): 07791 170662

Ealing Junior Music School Saturdays

September 2019

Younger Years

EJMS is a Saturday morning music school for 3-18 year olds; we are based at Twyford C of E High School in Acton. We provide individual instrumental tuition on almost every instrument of the orchestra, as well as guitar and singing lessons, in a relaxed and fun environment. We run some 20 orchestras and ensembles and three choirs, including one for parents, along with musicianship classes for our youngest pupils. Parents can relax in the café. Ensemble-only pupils are welcome. Sorry, we do not do piano lessons.

8.30am - 1.30pm. Twyford CofE High School W3 9PP.
Charges vary, depending on course taken.

The Friends of St Mary’s Perivale SUNDAYS


7 October: John Granger Fisher (piano) plays Chopin, Brahms, Schumann and Rachmaninov

21 October: Sasha Grynyuk (piano) plays Beethoven, Mozart and Rachmaninov

28 October: Andrew Yiangou and Joanna Kacperek (piano) and ensemble play Chopin piano concertos


11 November at 7.30 pm (please note): Christopher Kent (actor) and Gamal Khamis (piano) present Never Such Innocence – a narrative recital of words and music from the First World War.

18 November: The Ruisi String Quartet with Dina Duisen (piano) play works by Beethoven and Schumann


3pm except as shown. St Mary’s Church, Perivale Lane, Perivale UB6 8SS
Free with a retiring collection

020 8997 7691

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Ealing Chamber Music Club Mondays

September 2019

New playing members (and visitors) are always welcome at our regular evenings. Free refreshments.

Second Monday in the month, except August.

8pm. St Mary’s Church, Perivale

020 3143

Capital Chorus Mondays


September 2019

We’re a friendly, diverse and welcoming group of men who love to sing close-harmony songs in the barbershop style. Whatever your age or experience, come and meet us at our weekly open rehearsal. Barbershop could be the exciting, rewarding, fun hobby you’re looking for.

7.45 - 10.15pm. Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield Avenue, Ealing W13 9PR

07963 595930

West London Strings Mondays

June 2018

Come and join us! We are a friendly, supportive string orchestra which plays classical music on Monday evenings in West Kensington. Anyone is welcome, from 18 to 80+. Grade 4 upwards, no auditions.

7.15 - 9.30pm. St Mary’s Church Hall, Edith Road, London W14
£90 per term

Enquiries (Sheila Metcalfe): 020 8946 6185

The Love2sing Choir Mondays


May 2019

Take part in fun, friendly and informative rehearsals and twice-yearly concerts. Choir meets for 35 rehearsals a year (term lengths vary 10-13wks). Styles include musical theatre, pop, rock, big band, Motown, traditional choral and more.

1-3pm. North Hanwell Baptist Church, Cuckoo Avenue, W7 1BW

Monthly: £20.40 Termly: £70 (10 wks) - £91 (13wks)

07989 560603

Ealing Choral Society Mondays

Rehearsals begin for new season: new members welcome!

September 2018

Rehearsals start Monday 10th September 2018. Concerts this season to include: the Bach St John Passion, a special November concert to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1, our annual charity carol concert, and a Scandinavian-themed end of season concert Northern Lights.

7.35 - 9.45pm. Ealing Green Church Hall, Ealing Green, W5

Free membership for 16-23, substantial reductions for under 30 years, and 50% reduction for new tenors and basses!

07932 460388

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Ealing Guitar Classes Mondays - Thursdays

September 2018

Beginners’ and Intermediate Guitar Classes For Adults

Autumn term: consisting of 12 weekly 90-minute lessons with expert teacher and musician, Nev Hawkins. Fun, sociable and informal environment. For full days, times, venues and costs for particular courses visit website or contact Ealing Guitar Classes. Private lessons also available.

From September 10th.

8-9.30pm for courses that run Monday to Thursdays. 2.30-4pm Tuesdays (Intermediate class).

Ealing venues

£12 - £16.50 per lesson, depending upon which course you take

07906 328273 020 8621 3336

The Friends of St Mary’s Perivale Tuesdays



9 October: Mishka Rushdie Momen

16 October: Pavel Timofeyesky

23 October: Mengyang Pan

30 October: Andrezj Wiercinski


6 November: Ana Gogava

13 November: Rachel Cheung

20 November: Lara Melda

27 November: Keishi Suzuki


2pm. St Mary’s Church, Perivale Lane, Perivale UB6 8SS

Free with a retiring collection

020 8997

Petros Singers Tuesdays

Welcoming new tenors and basses

September 2019

We’re a well-regarded auditioned chamber choir with a reputation for high-quality singing and innovative programmes. Check our website to see what concerts we have planned, and email our membership secretary if you’d like to join us for some trial rehearsals. We’d love to hear from tenors and basses, and also offer free bursaries to all singers age 27 and under.

8-9.45pm. St Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, London W6 9BE

The Friends of St Mary’s Perivale Wednesdays


10 October: The Simovic Quartet play Haydn, Elgar and Ravel

31 October: Zsuzsa Vamosi-Nagy (flute) Anne Marshall (piano) / Julia Hwang (violin) Charles Matthews (piano)


7 November: The Markson Ensemble play Schubert and Brahms

21 November: Rose Hsien (violin) Andrew Hsu (piano) play Schumann, Schubert and Strauss

28 November: Lisa Ueda (violin) Ian Byrne Brito (viola) Nigel Blomiley (cello) Hugh Mather (piano) present an evening of Dvořák chamber music.


7.30pm. St Mary’s Church, Perivale Lane, Perivale UB6 8SS
Free with a retiring collection

020 8997 7691

Ealing Folk Club Wednesdays

May 2019

Hosted by the OddFellas. Listeners, singers, players, all welcome – as long as it’s unplugged, anything goes.

First Wednesday of every month, 8-11pm
Upstairs in the Reading room at the Grange pub, Warwick Rd, Ealing, London W5 3XH

020 8567 2955


Questors Choir Wednesdays

November 2019: advert Dec 2018 - Jan 2019


Like singing choral music? Not sure? Free on Wednesday evenings? If ‘Yes’, and you’re over 16 years old, why not come along and try us? We’re a well-established, friendly, West Acton-based, Ealing community choir of around 60 members. First three sessions are free of charge, with no obligation to join. You will not be asked to audition: just turn up, join in and do your best!

8 - 10pm. St Martin’s Church hall, Hale Gardens, W3 9SQ. Just a short walk from Ealing Common tube station (Piccadilly & District lines), 207, 427, 607 and 440 bus routes, and with on-street parking outside.
£140 yearly / £130 early birds / £110 concessions. £60 (£50 for concessions) each term. Free for 16-25’s.

07802 720333

The Love2sing Choir Wednesdays

May 2019


Take part in fun, friendly and informative rehearsals and twice yearly concerts. Choir meets 35 rehearsals a year (term lengths vary 10-13wks). Styles include musical theatre, pop, rock, big band, Motown, traditional choral and more.

7.30-9.30pm. St Christopher’s, Bordars Road, Hanwell, W7 1AG
Monthly: £26.25 Termly: £90 (10 wks) - £117 (13wks)

07989 560603

Gregorian Chant: Ealing Abbey Lay Plainchant Choir Wednesdays

December 2018

Director Fr Peter Burns OSB.
Exploring the riches of the Gregorian Chant tradition. New members always welcome. We usually sing at a Parish Liturgy once each month at 12 noon. A group also sings at a local care home monthly.

6.30 for 6.40 - 8pm. Bulbeck Room of the Ealing Abbey Parish Centre
Voluntary contribution of £2 per session

020 8862 2160

Julian Light Operatic Society Wednesdays

October 2018

HMS Pinafore Rehearsals

Rehearsals for Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore – our annual production at the Questors Theatre (from 14th to 17th November 2018). HMS Pinafore lampoons class, snobbery and age, all on a Royal Navy vessel, and all in one evening ...

7.45pm. Nelson Room, Ealing Town Hall, Ealing Broadway, London W5 2BY

Membership fees payable if joining the Society

07976 577232

Ealing Common Choir Thursdays

March 2019

Where singers are welcome

Experience the pleasure of singing an amazingly wide repertoire to a high standard. We give 3-4 concerts a year interspersed with workshops and social events.
You should be able to read music, sing in tune and sight read a simple line.

7.30 - 9.30pm. St Matthew’s Church, North Common Road, Ealing W5 2QA

£40 per term. Try the choir for free for your first ever 3 weeks. Concessions for all students.

Ealing Symphony Orchestra Thursdays

2018-19 season

Rehearsals for the ESO’s new season start in central Ealing on September 6th – an ideal time to join the orchestra as it prepares for Glinka, Bliss, Brahms and Beethoven on October 6th. Good new string players always welcome. Take a look at our website.

020 8567 4075

St Barnabas Church Fridays



5 October: The Opal Piano Trio

12 October: Patricia Hammond (soprano) Mat Redman (accompanist)

19 October: Elsbet Remijn & Claudette Verhulst (piano duo)

26 October: The Fitzroy String Quartet


2 November: David Le Page (violin) Clare O’Connell (cello) Viv McLean (piano)

9 November: Corinne Morris (cello) Peter Limonov (piano)

16 November: Hannah Bennett (mezzo) Keval Shah (piano)

23 November: Alena Walentin (flute) Milos Milivojevic (accordion)

30 November: Ivan Krpan (piano)


1pm. St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG

Free with a retiring collection

020 8997 7691

Ealing Youth Orchestra Fridays

March 2018

Regular Friday term-time rehearsals, 5 concerts a year plus annual European tour. Aged 13-19, Grade 6 standard and above.

6-9pm. Twyford CofE High School, Acton

Full audition details at or email EYO Chair Chris Brown

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