THE 2022 PROGRAMME

The Islington Proms season ran from 9 to 24 September, with concerts and other events at

St James’ church, Prebend Street, N1 8PH. Here’s the full programme of events...

7–28  September 

Joy of Colour An exhibition of art in a variety of media – paintings, prints

and ceramics – by five notable women artists: Margaret Thompson,

Helen Fuggle, Dawn Finn, Rina Bakis and Jo Pethybridge.

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9 September 7:30

An Evening with Daisy Chute The Scottish-American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, fresh from this year’s Glastonbury, delivers intelligent songs with exquisite vocals and intricate instrumentation. 

10 September 7:30

All my Heart in this my Singing  Contralto Jess Dandy, soloist at the First Night of the BBC Proms in 2021, made her debut at our Proms with a programme of songs by Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Hugo Wolf and Amy Beach, accompanied by Yoon Chung.

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12 September 4:30

O Thou Transcendent The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams  Special showing of

Tony Palmer’s  full-length film biography of the composer to celebrate Vaughan

Williams’ 150th anniversary.

 

12 September 7:30

Ralph Vaughan Williams An unlikely visionary  What drove Vaughan Williams,

a ‘cheerful agnostic’, to spend three years editing The English Hymnal? An illustrated

talk by John Crothers on the composer and his contribution to hymnody.

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16 September 7:30

A Starlit Grove Incantati, a trio of viola d’amore, baroque violin and viola da gamba play enchanting baroque and contemporary music by Bach, Telemann, Carlo Martinez Gil, Rachel Stott and some traditional Ukrainian and Romanian songs.

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17 September 7:30

Romantic Giants An all-star trio brought together

especially for this year’s Proms – Yume Fujise (violin),

Tim Posner (cello) and Yoon Chung (piano) – play

two gems from the Austro-German Romantic

repertoire: Schumann’s Piano Trio No 1, Op 63 and

Schubert’s Piano Trio No 1 D898.

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18 September 6:30  

Youth Prom The annual showcase for talented young performers in our area. The next generation of local musicians and singers present a varied programme of instrumental and vocal music.

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23 September 7:30

Women and abstraction The planned talk by art historian Daphne Hunter was cancelled because of the Royal funeral and national holiday.       

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23 September 7:30

Shed a Little Light London’s most versatile choir Eclectic Voices, under their director Scott Stroman, with a typically eclectic programme that includes Bach, Britten, Morten Lauridsen, James Taylor and Maya Angelou.       

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24 September 7:30

The Last Night of Our Proms The Haydn Chamber Orchestra play a rousing programme that includes Sibelius’ Symphony No 3 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto, soloist Yoon Chung.