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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Camden Chamber Choir at St Mary-the-Virgin; violin and piano recital at St George’s Bloomsbury; fundraiser at Dyne House; Opera Cabaret; jazz choir Take Twenty at St John’s; Elixir Festival

16 June, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Violinist Juliette Roos in concert at St George’s Bloomsbury on June 18

• Songs about the elements, light and shade, the sun and night-time calm, are being performed by the Camden Chamber Choir at St Mary-the-Virgin, Primrose Hill, on Saturday evening (June 17). Being sung are pieces by Haydn, Handel, Schubert, Lil Boulanger, Brahms and Saint-Saëns.
‘From Darkness to Light’, St Mary-the-Virgin, Elsworthy Road, NW3, 7.30pm, £12/cons £10,

• Terrific young violinist Juliette Roos is partnering her mother, pianist Ilana Mord­kovitch-Roos, at a St George’s Bloomsbury recital this Sunday afternoon (June 18). Being performed are sonatas by Mozart and Brahms and Tchaikovsky’s lovely Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher.
St George’s Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SA. 4.30pm, free

• There’s a flute/piano recital to raise funds for the Friends of Waterlow Park and the Friends of the Harington Scheme this Sunday afternoon (June 18) at Dyne House,Highgate. Renowned Italian flautist Uberto Orlando and pianist Nataša Šarčević are playing pieces by Ravel, Poulenc, Franck and Mouquet.
Dyne House, Southwood Lane, Highgate, N6. 5.30pm. Tickets cost £15 and can be obtained from Pauline Treen 0208 340 5643, from Brooksby Newsagent or via tickettailor at

• The spectacular Opera Cabaret is back at Cecil Sharp House, Primrose Hill, for the third time this Sunday evening (June 18) with a dazzling programme of arias and ensembles. Opera lovers’ favourite pieces are being performed along with other great moments of drama, pathos – and wit.
Opera Cabaret, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 7AY. 6pm, £16 unreserved/£24 reserved table,

• Camden-based jazz choir Take Twenty is back at St John’s Downshire Hill for the second year running this Sunday afternoon (June 18) for their summer concert. Being sung are such favourites as Witchcraft, Desafinado, Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore and a new com­position for Shake­speare’s Full Fathom Five by the group’s founder, Malcolm Abbs.
Summer in the city: Take Twenty, St John’s, Downshire Hill, Hampstead, 3.30pm, £10/cons £8

• Proof that it’s never too late to start dancing is being provided by the third Elixir Festival being held at Sadler’s Wells next week (June 23-25). Lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists are being celebrated in performances, workshops and a conference. For full details and to book tickets at, go to:

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