2009 programme
FRIDAY 22 MAY
7.00pm
Dorchester Abbey
FINZI: God is Gone Up
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Silence & Music
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Greensleeves
HOWELLS: Salve Regina
HARRIS: Faire is the Heaven
HOLST: St Paul’s Suite
FINZI: Magnificat
TIPPETT: Little Music for Strings
HOWELLS: Nunc Dimittis
HARRIS: Bring us O Lord God
BERKELEY: Serenade
DYSON: Hierusalem
Vox Musica
Southbank Sinfonia Strings
Michael Berman (conductor)
 
9.45pm
Dorchester Abbey
Piano music of BILLY MAYERL David Owen Norris (piano)  
 
SATURDAY 23 MAY
11.00am
Dorchester Abbey
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Notturno after Bach
ELGAR: Concert Allegro
MOERAN: Irish Love Song
BAX: Second Sonata
QUILTER: Three Studies
QUILTER: Three Pieces for Piano
LAMBERT: Sonata
David Owen Norris (piano)  
2.30pm
Silk Hall
Radley College
ELGAR: String Quartet
BRIDGE: Piano Quartet
RAWSTHORNE: String Quartet
Bridge Quartet
Michael Dussek (piano)
 
5.15pm
Abbey Guest House
Dorchester
Some versions of pastoral – Havergal Brian’s English Suite Malcolm MacDonald  
7.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
PARRY: Jerusalem
CURTIS Festival Overture
HAVERGAL BRIAN: Reverie
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Willow Wood
ELGAR: The Sanguine Fan
DELIUS: Hiawatha
(World Premiere performance)
CLIFFE: Violin Concerto
BBC Concert Orchestra
Philippe Graffin (violin)
Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone)
David Lloyd Jones (conductor)
 
 
SUNDAY 24 MAY
11.00am
The Chapel
Radley College
PARADISE ON EARTH
SPOFFORTH: Hail
BISHOP: Forresters
ANON: England
HENRY VIII: Time to pass
WEBBE: My pockets low and taxes high
FREDERICK BRIDGE: Two snails
ELGAR: As torrents in Summer
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Through bushes and briars
MACFARREN: Orpheus with his lute
CORNYSH: Adieu, adieu
BENNET: Weep O mine eyes
HORSLEY: Slow, slow, fresh fount
MORLEY: April is in my mistress’ face
PURCELL: Winter
STANFORD: Hush sweet lute
SULLIVAN: The long day closes
CAMPION: Never weather beaten sail
DE PEARSALL: There is paradise
Oxford Liedertafel  
2.30pm
Silk Hall
Radley College
PARRY: Lady Radnor’s Suite
BRIDGE: Lament for Strings
HOLST: Fugal Concerto
ELGAR: Serenade
IAN COPLEY: Divertimento
IRELAND: Concertino Pastorale
Musicians of All Saints
Andrew Sherwood (conductor)
 
5.15pm
Silk Hall
Radley College
‘A Summer Evening’ – Writing Quilter‘s biography Valerie Langfield  
7.00pm
The Chapel
Radley College
PURCELL: Rejoice in the Lord
BOYCE: Symphony no.4 in F
PURCELL: Te Deum and Jubilate
ECCLES: Hymn to Harmony
Cannons Scholars
John Andrews (conductor)
 
9.45pm
The Chapel
Radley College
THE HARP OF BONES (A programme of mediaeval and traditional English song – as ancient as the hills of faeries – demonstrating concerns of life, love and death that remain disturbingly contemporary)  Joglaresa  
 
MONDAY 25 MAY
11.00am
Dorchester Abbey
NO SAD SONGS
PURCELL: Crown
BUTTERWORTH: Look not in my eyes
BUTTERWORTH: Sowing the seeds of love
BUTTERWORTH: Is my team ploughing?
ROSE: White in the moon
WHITELEY: Drop, drop slow tears
SWAYNE: No sad songs
GRAINGER: The merry king
BRITTEN: The nurse’s song
GANT: Epitaph on S.P.
PHIPPS: The moon’s funeral
MAXWELL DAVIES: Farewell to Stromness
BRITTEN: If thou wilt ease thine heart

James Bowman (countertenor)
Andrew Plant (piano)

 
1.30pm (for 2.00pm)
Village Hall
Dorchester
LUNCH AND SEMINAR
Is there a future for the British Choral Tradition?
Hilary Davan Wetton, Brian Kay, James Bowman, Dr Andrew Plant  
5.00pm
Dorchester Abbey
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Sun, Moon, Stars and Man
HOLST: Hymns from the Rig Veda
BRITTEN: Choral Dances from ‘Gloriana’
FOULDS: Keltic Lament
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Mass in G minor
City of London Choir
Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)