2006 PROGRAMME
Friday 20 October
5.30pm
ABBEY GUEST HOUSE
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Arthur Sullivan: a Victorian musician

STEPHEN TURNBULL

7.00pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

HOLST: Walt Whitman Overture

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Norfolk Rhapsody no.1

BRIDGE: Oration

HOLST: Invocation

SULLIVAN: Irish Symphony

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

DAVID LLOYD JONES | conductor

JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER | cello

10.00pm
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NJ

SILVER SOUNDS AND MOODY FOOD

Music in Shakespeare’s London

THE DUFAY COLLECTIVE

Saturday 21 October
11.00am
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

W.H. REED: Rhapsody

ASHTON: Sonata for Viola and Piano

DALE: Suite for Viola and Piano

PAUL SILVERTHORNE | viola

DAVID OWEN NORRIS | director

2.30pm
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NJ

WILLIAM, MONK OF STRATFORD: Magnificat

DAVY: St Matthew Passion, Part I

BROWNE: Jesu, mercy, how can this be?

CORNYSH: Ave Maria, Mater Dei

DAVY: St Matthew Passion, Part II

BROWNE: Stabat Mater

TONUS PEREGRINUS

5.30pm
ABBEY GUEST HOUSE
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Gustav Holst: a man of our time

RAYMOND HEAD

7.30pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

ELGAR: Serenade for Strings

HOLST: Cotswolds Symphony

LORD BERNERS: Luna Park

YORK BOWEN: Viola Concerto

NEW LONDON ORCHESTRA

RONALD CORP | conductor

PAUL SILVERTHORNE | viola

10.00pm
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

FINZI: Before and after summer

BRITTEN: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake

HOWARD WONG | baritone

HEIN BOTERBERG | piano

Sunday 22 October
11.00am
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

ELGAR: Piano music

DAVID OWEN NORRIS | piano

2.30pm
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NJ

HOLST: The Evening Watch

HOLST: Nunc dimittis

HOLST: Ave Maria

HOLST: This have I done for my true love

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Three Shakespeare Songs

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Spring Time of the Year

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Just as the tide was flowing

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The lover’s ghost

BAX: Mater ora Filium

DELIUS: On Craig Dhu

DELIUS: Wanderer’s Song

DELIUS: Midsummer Song

DELIUS: To be sung of a summer night on the water

CC21

PAUL GUINERY | reciter

5.30pm
ABBEY GUEST HOUSE
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

PRE-CONCERT TALK
“Under the shadowing wings of Death”: English composers and the First World War

PHILIP LANCASTER

7.00pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

HOLST: Two Psalms

BRITTEN: Simple Symphony

WESLEY: Symphony no.5 in E-flat

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Oxford Elegy

CITY OF LONDON CHOIR

MILTON KEYNES CITY ORCHESTRA

HILARY DAVAN WETTON | conductor

JEREMY IRONS | reciter

10.00pm
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NJ

Lute and guitar music

ROB MacKILLOP

Monday 23 October
11.00am
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

BRITTEN: Sonata in C, op.65

IRELAND: Sonata in G minor

LLOYD WEBBER: In the half light

LLOYD WEBBER: Nocturne

DELIUS: Sonata for Cello and Piano in one movement

JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER | cello

JOHN LENEHAN | piano

2.30pm
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

DUNHILL: Phantasy Trio

BAX: Piano Quartet

YORK BOWEN: Piano Trio in E minor

MOERAN: Trio in G

ENDYMION

5.30pm
ABBEY GUEST HOUSE
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Bridging the Gap

PHILIP LANE

7.00pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

BRITTEN: Canticles 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

DAVID OWEN NORRIS: Prayerbook
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

OXFORD BACH CHOIR

NICHOLAS CLEOBURY | conductor

MICHAEL CHANCE | countertenor

CHARLES DANIELS | tenor

PETER SAVIDGE | baritone

DAVID OWEN NORRIS | piano

Tuesday 24 October
11.00am
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NJ

Songs by DOWLAND, CAMPION, PURCELL, DANIELL and LAWES

MICHAEL CHANCE | countertenor

2.30pm
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NJ

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: Prelude, Andante and Finale

RUTTER: Suite

HOLST: Brook Green Suite

ORR: Cotswold Hill Tune

BRIDGE: Suite for Strings

HOLST: St Paul’s Suite

SOUTHERN SINFONIA

5.30pm
ABBEY GUEST HOUSE
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

PRE-CONCERT TALK
“Let’s to billiards”: Constant Lambert

STEPHEN LLOYD

7.00pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

FINZI: Eclogue

FOULDS: Indian Suite

LAMBERT: Piano Concerto

FINZI: Intimations of Immortality

NEW LONDON ORCHESTRA

LONDON CHORUS

RONALD CORP | conductor

JAMES GILCHRIST | tenor

DAVID OWEN NORRIS | piano

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Thank you so much to all who contributed to the 2020 Online English Music Festival: to the artists and speakers who provided such wonderful concerts and talks; and to the audience members who purchased tickets for the online performances, thus helping to support the Festival and the musicians during this period of difficulty and uncertainty. Your support is most warmly appreciated.

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