Music events happening at the Harrow Arts Centre this month...

Alex Mendham & his Orcherstra

Step back in time as Alex Mendham and his orcherstra serenade you with hot rhythms and sweet melodies.

The orchestra are complemented by the Dunlop Sisters who will blow you away with the evocative, haunting and witty lyrics of these timeless classics.

Alex Mendham formed his orchestra to faithfully recreate the music he loves from the 1920s and 30s.

This passion has led to the orchestra to perform around the world and across the UK, with sell out concerts at music festivals at home and abroad, from smart concert halls to Russian Palaces.

Saturday, March 10, 7.30pm.

Parampara 2018

In celebrating Indian classical music the PRSSV students will be taking you on a journey of classical dance called “Kathak”. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word meaning “she who tells a story”.

Three recitals by the Bansuri students; a Bhajan, Raga Durga and Raga Chandrakauns.

The Tabla students will be exploring a range of dynamic rhythms and time cycles.The evening culminates with the premiere of a new ensemble piece in Raga Hanswadhani called “Sadhana” performed by senior students of Sitar, Bansuri with Tabla, and concludes with a short professional recital by Sangeet College teachers.

sādhana literally “a means of accomplishing something”, is a generic term coming from the yogic tradition and it refers to any spiritual exercise that is aimed at progressing the sādhaka towards the very ultimate expression of his or her life.

Saturday, March 17, 6pm.

Harrow Times: Legend: The Music of Bob Marley

The Music of Bob Marley

An evening celebrating this musical icon in one stage show extravaganza.

This spectacle seeks to capture the raw charisma and deeply embedded culture of the world famous musician. Combining his distinctive vocals with musicianship, and a talented cast.

Together they recreate the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot the Sheriff and many more reggae classics.

Friday, March 23 at 7:30pm.

Harrow Choral Society

This 100-strong choir will perform Mozart’s Requiem and Vaughan Williams’s dramatic cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem.

Mozart’s sublime Requiem, composed in 1791, was one of his last works and remained unfinished at his death. Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem dates from 1936 when war threatened yet again and the cantata, a plea for peace in anxious times, draws on the composer’s own experience of the Great War.

The choir will be conducted by music director Simon Williams and accompanied by the Aeolian Sinfonia with Julie Bale, leader of HCS’s Singing for Starters training choir, as soprano soloist. Other soloists will be Samantha Price (Mezzo Soprano), James Geer (Tenor) and Ross Ramgobin (Baritone).

Saturday, March 24, 7.30pm.

Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, HA5 4EA. Details: 020 3773 7161