It’s Christmas Eve in Little Russia and Oksana, Vakula the blacksmith’s girlfriend, wants an impossible present. But where did the moon go? And who’s that stranger with horns and a tail? In this retelling of Gogol’s story The Night Before Christmas, storyteller Matthew Sharp and the musicians of CHROMA mix Ukrainian folksongs with Russian classics to cast a seasonal spell.
A magical retelling of Nikolai Gogol’s story “The Night Before Christmas”, interwoven with a ravishing selection of Russian and Ukrainian music and song.
This uproarious tale tells of the blacksmith Vakula’s battle with the devil, who has stolen the moon and hidden it in his pocket… The performance includes brilliant new arrangements of music by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Arensky, Glazunov and Borodin as well as a selection of Ukranian Folk tunes.
A sparkling seasonal chamber concert with added drama for all the family (suitable for 7 years old & upwards). CHROMA’s magical retelling of Nikolai Gogol’s famous story The Night Before Christmas is interwoven with a ravishing selection of Russian & Ukranian music & song.
A cosy Winter's evening of music, poetry and storytelling devoted to all things nocturnal.
Exploring a wide range of English music from Thomas Tallis to Radiohead, plus a complete performance of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album, sung by Harvey Brough of Harvey and the Wallbangers
The return of Philip Venables' award-winning opera of Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis
Workshops with Jessica Cottis & CHROMA for female composers interested in conducting to complement their work, looking to branch out into conducting, or those who already have some experience. It is also for non-composing female conductors who would like to learn more about conducting contemporary repertoire.
First workshop session in a series with post-grad composers at the Royal Academy of Music, who are writing for CHROMA lineup of violin, viola, cello, clarinet and French horn.
"You stand behind each note, you, living, forceful, loving. The fragrance of your body, the glow of your kisses... those notes of mine kiss all of you. They call for you passionately" Janáček
"When I plunge into musical ecstasy then for a while I forget everything that persecutes me so cruelly in my old age" Smetana
Bampton Classical Opera presents the first UK performances since the late 18th century of what was perhaps Salieri's most popular success, the bitter comedy of marital feuding The School of Jealousy (La scuola de’ gelosi), with CHROMA as orchestra.
Violin, cello and harp trio perform Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ibert and Renié
ID, Please is an opera for the age of Brexit and Trump, set at border control and exploring themes of immigration, identity and xenophobia. The work took on new relevance when its British-Iranian composer was almost prevented from attending rehearsals in the US as part of the first ‘Muslim Ban’.
“Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which my late work became possible. It was a backward look of course - the first of many love affairs in that direction - but it was a look in the mirror too.” Igor Stravinsky