Category Archives: London Mozart Players

Sundown Sessions offer free music and cinema in the park

The Crystal Palace Festival team has launched a series of free, mid-week Sundown Sessions at the Crystal Palace Bowl, in conjunction with the South Facing Festival. The South Facing Festival got underway at the weekend with packed audiences to see … Continue reading

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Millions of questions for BHLive over Fairfield grant aid

CROYDON IN CRISIS: It’s like nothing has ever changed at the borough’s prestigious arts centre, where tribute acts still dominate its sparse programme, while the venue operators are staying schtum about how they’re spending public money. By our arts correspondent, … Continue reading

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Virtuoso cello star Kanneh-Mason to reopen Fairfield Halls

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, one of the fastest rising stars of classical music, will be playing at the Fairfield Halls next month, in the Croydon art centre’s first live performances since covid lockdown began in March 2020. Kanneh-Mason is so good, he’s … Continue reading

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Virus sees council turn Fairfield into a £43m rehearsal space

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, reports on how the council has belatedly come up with a handful of measures to see the Fairfield Halls at least partially come out of its covid-induced ‘hibernation’ A month after the venue management laid … Continue reading

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Seconds out: Operator hopes wrestling will boost Fairfield Halls

EXCLUSIVE: The art venue’s director quit in a dispute over dumbing down of its programme in a bid to boost ticket sales, reports BELLA BARTOCK, who has discovered that BHLive are recruiting for Neil Chandler’s replacement, but offering a lesser … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls director quits less than six months after opening

EXCLUSIVE: A £42.6m white elephant without its mahout? Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, reports on the most dramatic of exits from the Fairfield Halls Neil Chandler has left the building. The Fairfield Halls’ venue and artistic director has left his … Continue reading

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160 voices sing Verdi’s Requiem at Croydon’s People’s Palace: with Elton John in the toilets and ‘limited nibbles’ for £15

The Croydon Philharmonic Choir made its long-awaited return to the refurbished Fairfield Halls last night. And so, too, did KEN TOWL When a Croydon re-opening commands the presence of the Mayor of London himself, you know something big is happening. … Continue reading

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Exclusive competition: Win tickets for Verdi at Fairfield Halls

Inside Croydon is delighted to be able to offer our latest great prize for our loyal readers – two pairs of tickets for the Croydon Philharmonic Choir and London Mozart Players’ performance of Verdi’s Requiem, to be staged at the … Continue reading

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Verdi’s Requiem, Croydon Philharmonic Choir, Oct 26

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Will long-delayed Fairfield Halls re-open on time? ‘It’s got to’

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, donned a hi-viz jacket and hard hat to check on the progress being made on the £41million-plus project on the borough’s arts centre, where the first month’s programme runs from royalty to Redknapp No expense … Continue reading

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Royal concert postponed as Fairfield Halls suffer more delays

The Fairfield Halls, which Croydon’s council leader Tony Newman promised would re-open in July this year following a £30million, two-year refurbishment programme, now won’t be running a full programme of events until September 2019 at the earliest. That’s the shocking … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon’s patrons qualify for 20% off concert tickets

You can save yourself £4.60 off the cost of your ticket for next week’s London Mozart Players’ gala anniversary celebration concert – and at the same time support independent, investigative journalism in Croydon. Fully paid-up patrons of Inside Croydon can … Continue reading

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London Mozart Players 70th anniversary launch, Sep 22

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London Mozart Players’ 70th anniversary launch, Sep 22

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Fairfield Halls ‘Grand Re-opening Gala’ date set for June 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK on the latest delay to the borough’s ‘Cultural Quarter’ plans The Fairfield Halls’ “Grand Re-opening Gala”, to be staged in the Concert Hall in the presence of the Earl of Wessex, won’t be taking place … Continue reading

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20,000 visitors boost for festival staged in Crystal Palace Park

The star dust has barely settled after another rip-roaringly successful Crystal Palace Festival, which culminated last weekend with 20,000 flocking to the park for the free music event that featured Stereo MCs, Polarbear, Rodney P & Skitz and too many … Continue reading

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The Planets, London Mozart Players, Upper Norwood, Mar 11

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Mozart to Malabar, LMP at Ashburton Hall, Feb 10

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London Mozart Players name Osrin as new board chairman

South African-born business psychologist Neville Osrin has been announced by the London Mozart Players as the new chairman of its board of directors, to lead the orchestra into its 70th anniversary next year. Osrin replaces Paul Archibald, the principal trumpet … Continue reading

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Virtuoso violinist Benedetti to perform for Croydon schools

The London Mozart Players is staging a concert featuring Nicola Benedetti this Sunday, January 7, at its new home at St John the Evangelist in Upper Norwood. The acclaimed Scottish-born virtuoso will perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D, conducted by … Continue reading

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Morcheeba confirmed as headline act for Overground Festival

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival returns next month, bigger and better than ever before after moving to the heart of Crystal Palace Park. The park, laid out for the Crystal Palace itself, has a long history of gigs including Pink … Continue reading

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London Mozart Players’ charity Christmas concert, Dec 16

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London Mozart Players in concert with Bach to Baby, Dec 3

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the first collaboration between the London Mozart Players and Bach to Baby, with a performance at St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood – the LMM’s new home – on December 3. The performance will … Continue reading

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Mozart Players’ launch concert, St John’s, Oct 23

The London Mozart Players have arrived in Upper Norwood, and are encouraging people to see them perform in their new home in a free concert at St John’s next month. The LMP offer an afternoon of music, art and performance … Continue reading

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London Mozart Players make the move to Upper Norwood

The London Mozart Players are moving offices next month to St John the Evangelist in Upper Norwood. With the temporary closure of the Fairfield Halls, the current location of their administration office, “this move will see the LMP become a … Continue reading

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