St Barnabas Proms Monday July 27th 7.30 pm

Viv McLean – piano recital

Bach/Busoni : Chorale Prelude “Nun komm der heiden heiland”
Bach : Partita No. 1 in B Flat BWV825
Liszt : Six Consolations S. 172
Schumann/Liszt : ‘Widmung’
Debussy : Des pas sur la neige
Debussy : Jardins sous la Pluie
Chopin : Prelude in C Sharp Minor Op 45
Chopin : Ballade no 3 in A flat Op 47
Gershwin : ‘Embraceable you’  &  ‘Summertime’
Gershwin : An American in Paris

 Viv McLean (piano) , the winner of the First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona , has performed at all the major venues in the UK as well as throughout Europe, Japan , Australia and the USA . His has played concerti with most major UK orchestras, performed chamber music with leading groups such as the Ysaye String Quartet and the Leopold String Trio. Viv studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was the piano winner at the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition and one of three winners of the National Federation of Music Societies’ Young Artists Competition, leading to various recitals and concerto appearances throughout Great Britain . Viv has recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 and recorded for Sony Classical Japan and Naxos , as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s own label. Recent concerto highlights include Mozart K. 467 with the English Chamber Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Grieg with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican, a tour of the USA with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Gershwin, Rachmaninov’s 3rd Concerto with the RPO in Cambridge; Gershwin, Bernstein and de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the Hallé at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; Rachmaninov’s 2nd Concerto with the London Concert Orchestra at the Barbican, Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall and the Ravel Concerto with the Halle. Viv lives in Harrow and has been a huge supporter of concerts at both St Mary’s Perivale and St Barnabas in recent years

This is the opening concert in the 2015 series of St Barnabas Summer Proms, which will take place from Monday July 27th to Friday August 7th 2015, with 6 evening concerts , ending with a spectacular ‘Last Night of the Proms’ Gala Concert on Friday August 7th. The emphasis is on popular classics played by well-known musicians, providing perfect entertainment for summer evenings in Ealing. Concerts are held ‘in the round’, with the piano and musicians in the centre of the nave, so everyone is reasonably close to the performers. We have a superb Bosendorfer concert grand, used by the BBC at Maida Vale studios for broadcasts, and a state-of-the-art projection system and big screen so that everyone can see the musicians at close quarters. Admission for each evening concert will be £10 (£5 for young people), except for the Opera Gala (£15) and the ‘Last Night’ Gala (£20). No tickets will be sold beforehand – just turn up ! The church is very large and admission is guaranteed to all events. There is ample free parking in nearby streets. All proceeds will go towards St Barnabas church funds.  Thank you for your support.

Location : St Barnabas church’s address is Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG. It is situated on the corner of Pitshanger Lane and Denison Road. Parking is readily available in neighbouring streets, with no parking restrictions. The nearest tube station is Ealing Broadway (on the Central and District Lines). From Ealing Broadway, use the E2 or E9 bus services. Taxis are also available outside the station. Enquiries to Dr Hugh Mather on 020 8997 7691,