At the Old Church

Welcome to our November newsletter! New this month we have Vinyasa Yoga , a Gong Meditation also to rejuvenate you, and a brand-new Tuneless Choir, rehearsing the first and third Tuesday of every month (all welcome) and lots more so check out the full listings on our website.
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Emilia Martensson Album Launch
Sunday 3 November
7:30 pm // Doors open at 7 pm // 
£15

Emilia Mårtensson is a London based Swedish vocalist and composer of considerable repute. After her three latest album releases Emilia has built a well- deserved reputation as one of the most exciting vocalists on the UK Jazz scene.

This evening is celebration of her new album release ‘Loredana’. This new project explores the adversity and the wilderness of the term mother Initially inspired through four specific questions that Emilia asked her audience about their relationship to their mothers, her boundary pushing and original music crosses borders between Scandinavian folk, jazz and art.pop.

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Stokey: We Need EU!
Thursday 12 November, 8 pm // Doors at 7:30 pm // £8.40

Ret Frem Ensemble brings the cutting edge of European music to Stoke Newington. In the 1970s, a composition: ‘Spectralism’ took the computer analysis of acoustic sounds as its starting point and produced some of the most imaginative and inspiring music of the late 20th century.
Forty years on and the international influence of trailblazing composers Gerard Grisey and Tristan Murail is still very much evident.

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Songs of Loss and Healing
Thursday 14 November
8 pm // Doors open at 7:30 pm // 
£8, Concessions £6

Douglas MacGregor’s epic project Songs of Loss and Healing saw the composer and guitar player create seven original pieces of guitar music for which he sought out a separate and specific non-studio location to record each piece traveling to England, Scotland and Wales to find places of meaning. These seven pieces, which appear somewhere in the gaps between classical, folk and experimental music, highlight MacGregor’s unique style and breath-taking guitar mastery.
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Bartosz Glowacki Album Launch
Wednesday 20 November 7:30 pm // Doors open at 7 pm // 
Tickets are free! Register on Eventbrite

Album launch of Genesis, debut solo record of accordionist
Bartosz Glowacki released with DUX record label. The blend of electric guitar and accordion with chamber orchestra with
improvised melodic ornaments is a homage to Nuevo Tango style in classical form of a concerto. Album Genesis  was made with generous support of The City Music Foundation.
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Try me, Good King
Sunday 24 November // 7.30pm // Doors at 7 pm //
£15 full price, £12.50 student

Try Me, Good King is a powerful performance where modern meets medieval, celebrating a feast of fiery female characters from Lady Macbeth to the wives of Henry VIII. Join Transposed as they journey back in time and experience an immersive evening of contemporary classical music inspired by Tudor and Shakespearean women. Includes works by Libby Larsen, Benjamin Britten, William Walton, Joseph Horowitz and more.

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Cafe Spice
With special guest Ben Cipolla
 30 November // 8 pm // Doors at 7:30 pm //

£12 on the door, £10 in advance, £8 concessions

Hailing from England, Ireland and Scotland, Café Spice are an indie-folk trio that create heavenly and autumnal harmonies reminiscent of the Mamas & Papas. Fresh off the back of their third single, ‘Open Door’, they have recently performed at Sligo Live in Ireland. With the new addition of their drummer, Café Spice are shaping up to be the ultimate girl band of their childhood dreams.
You want want to miss this incredible event!

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Sunday 24 November
Vinyasa Yoga

Come and practise yoga with music by a live string quartet in London’s only surviving Elizabethan Church! Ann Pidcock and Estilo String Quartet have collaborated to bring a unique vinyasa yoga experience to Stoke Newington.

Friday 8 November
Songwriting Circle 
Jam Sandwich x Yucatan present the best emerging talent from across  London. We have 12 artists performing and collaborating together. Unplugged, raw and in the round.

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