2010 PROGRAMME
Thursday 27 May
8.00pm
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

Twentieth-century English piano music by HOWARD FERGUSON (including the Piano Sonata in F minor), ALAN RAWSTHORNE and LENNOX BERKELEY

ANTONY WILLIAMS | piano

Friday 28 May
6.00pm
MANOR HOUSE GARDEN
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

DRINKS RECEPTION
for EMF Friends and Vice-Presidents

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

PARRY: Jerusalem

ALWYN: Derby Day

QUILTER: Serenade

BRIAN: Shadow Dance

MONTAGUE PHILLIPS: Piano Concerto no.1

MOERAN: Lonely Waters

YORK BOWEN: Symphony no.1
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

GAVIN SUTHERLAND | conductor

DAVID OWEN NORRIS | piano

Saturday 29 May
11.00am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

BLISS: Sonata for Violin and Piano
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

WALFORD DAVIES: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

YORK BOWEN: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, op.112

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

MATTHEW RICKARD | piano

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

PURCELL: Incidental music to Abdelazer

CARR: A Gentle Music
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

ELGAR: Elegy for Strings

GIBBS: Threnody

WARLOCK: Capriol Suite

ORCHESTRA OF ST PAUL’S

BEN PALMER | conductor

5.15pm
ABBEY GUEST HOUSE
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

PRE-CONCERT TALK
“Where no-one shall me find...”: E.J. Moeran and Lonely Waters

BARRY MARSH

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

WOOD: Fathom Five

PEARSALL: Lay a Garland

STANFORD: Heraclitus

HOLST: I love my Love

FINZI: My spirit sang

ELGAR: My love dwelt in a northern land

ELGAR: As torrents in summer

BRIDGE: Five Part-Songs

HOLST: The Coming of Christ

CITY OF LONDON CHOIR

HILARY DAVAN WETTON | conductor

9.45pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

BYRD: Kyrie and Gloria (from the Four-Part Mass)

Trad. arr. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Bushes and Briars

PARRY: Love wakes

STANFORD: Hush sweet lute

ANON. (English, 15th century): There is no rose

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The sky above the roof

BENNET: Weep, O mine eyes

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fain would I change that note

English folksong, arr. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dives and Lazarus

English folksong, arr. CHRISTOPHER LE FLEMING: O waly, waly

BYRD: Agnus Dei

English folksong: Searching for Lambs

English folksong, arr. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: This is the truth

OXFORD LIEDERTAFEL

Sunday 30 May
11.00am
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

TOVEY: Air and Variations

ARNELL: String Quartet no.3

BRITTEN: String Quartet no.1

TIPPETT QUARTET

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

BRITTEN: Ad majorem Dei gloriam

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Ca’ the yowes

STANFORD: The Blue Bird

ELGAR: Go, song of mine

BANTOCK: Three Settings of Alfred Hayes

HOWELLS: Requiem

ELYSIAN SINGERS

5.15pm
ABBEY GUEST HOUSE
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Holst and Dharma: a composer’s path in life of assimilation, experimentation, gestation and development of ideas

NEIL WILLIAMS

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

DELIUS: Hassan

HOLST: Sāvitri

CITY OF CANTERBURY CHAMBER CHOIR

ORCHESTRA NOVA

GEORGE VASS | conductor

JANICE WATSON | soprano

MARK CHAUNDY | tenor

DAVID WILSON-JOHNSON | baritone

PAUL GUINERY | narrator

9.45pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

THE MURKY, MIDNIGHT HOUR

Ballads of darkness, the supernatural, faeries and, of course, love.

JOGLARESA

 

BELINDA SYKES | voice; director

MICK SANDS | voice; bodhran

STUART HALL | fiddle; guitar

JEAN KELLY | harp

TIM GARSIDE | dulcimer; voice; percussion

Monday 31 May
11.00am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

FINZI: Magnificat

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: O how amiable

IRELAND: Five Part-Songs

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Little Cloister

FINZI: Lo, the full final sacrifice

THE SYRED CONSORT

BEN PALMER | conductor

2.30pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

HOLST: Suite no.1 in E-flat

HOLST: A Moorside Suite (Suite no.2 in F)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Variations for Brass Band

BANTOCK: The Frogs

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: English Folk Song Suite

FLETCHER: An Epic Symphony

JAGUAR (COVENTRY) BAND

DAVE LEA | conductor

5.15pm
ABBEY GUEST HOUSE
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Sullivan – without Gilbert

ROBIN WILSON

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

COME AND SING

SOMERVELL: Maud

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Five Mystical Songs

ELGAR: Songs from the Bavarian Highlands

BRIAN KAY | conductor

DAVID WILSON-JOHNSON | baritone

DAVID OWEN NORRIS | piano

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