Bear with me, as this one actually means something.
Voting in Timeout’s 2016 Love London Awards is now under way, allowing Londoners and other interested parties to vote for their favourite local restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and culture spots.
It’s a great way to support your favourite local establishments, especially if they are independent businesses, but I’m asking you to consider two venues in particular: Travelling Through, home of Counterpint in the Cafe, and the Canbury Arms, the hosts of Counterpint at the Canbury.
Both businesses provide us with excellent singing spaces for free and they never fail to extend the warmest of welcomes to us every time.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Counterpint would not be the success it is without them so please vote here for Travelling Through and here for the Canbury Arms. To take part, all you need to do is create a timeout.com account (it takes seconds), through which you’ll receive e-mail updates and discount offers on loads of great London events, so it’s win-win.
(You’ll see that because of its location near the Southbank, Travelling Through is up against some of the biggest arts and culture venues in the country, so please do take the time to vote and see if we can achieve a David vs Goliath-style result!)
Other things that may be of interest:
The Brighton Early Music Festival 2016 runs from October 28th till November 13th and the line-up includes a wonderfully diverse range of events, including intriguing programmes by our friends L’Avventura London and the Marian Consort.
City Bach Collective
Our favourite ovpp Bach ensemble are performing Cantata BWV 89 as part of their Bach Vespers series tonight at 6.30pm in St Mary at Hill.
They’ll also be celebrating 40 years of performing Bach’s vocal music with a lunchtime concert on November 11th in the same venue; details of all of their events can be found here.
Even more Bach
You have two choices for some more excellent Bach next Saturday, October 29th: either the Nonsuch Singers performing the motets in London or Amici Voices giving a consort-style reading of the B Minor Mass in Harpenden. (You may have to flip a coin.)
That’s it for now – details on booking for our next PDtP and Counterpint sessions will follow next week.