BMS Diary

British Art Song Competition (BASC) 2017 - Saturday 21st October

Masterclass with Dame Felicity Palmer and presentation of prizes 

- find names of Prize-winners on the News page.


The Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust, 22 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NR 

 In association with the London Song

Ages ranged from 18 to 35 (35 years being the age limit). English singers were the most numerous, but we have heard applicants from Scotland, Hong Kong, Portugal, Canada and Colombia as well.

The decision to make Peter Warlock the compulsory composer out of the two songs presented by each singer was questioned by some people who regarded him as not exactly an unknown. However, our survey during the course of the audition proved that 90% of these young singers were preparing a Warlock song for the first time. And it was good to hear that some were already planning to include his music in a future recital because of their introduction to his songs via BASC 2017. 


At the end of the second masterclass, Dame Felicity Palmer awarded a first prize of £500 donated by the BMS and The Stephen and Diane Trowell Prizes of second place £250 and third place £100 generously donated once more by our Treasurer.

All finalists were presented with a gift of the Composer Profiles and a BMS CD as well as other items. If possible, we would like to explore the possibility of extending this gesture to a gift bag by inviting BMS members and other interested parties to donate material relevant to young professional singers at the start of their careers - perhaps a recording, score, book or even a voucher. If you have something you would like us to consider for inclusion please contact Wendy Hiscocks first via e-mail before going to the expense of posting any material.

Other Concerts and Events


In this section, members may submit infomation about British music events around the UK and beyond. We very much hope this will be a source of inspiration!


Please note that whilst every effort is made to check the details which are posted here, they are provided by a third party. You should always check programmes, venues and dates before travelling to these events.

18 February 2018, 15:00

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Usher Hall
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Elgar: Cockaigne, Op.40
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Walton: Symphony No.1 in B-flat minor
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)


25 February, 2018 at 3:30 PM

Hereford Shirehall Sunday Series
Mendelssohn- Hebrides Overture
Philip Sawyers- Violin Concerto (world premiere)
Schumann- Symphony no. 2 in C major

English Symphony Orchestra

Kenneth Woods, conductor

Alexander Sitkovetsky- violin



Friday 2 March 2018 at 8.00pm
Artrix, Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Concerts
Purcell: Three-part Fantasias Nos 1-3
Finzi: Prelude and Fugue Op 24

Beethoven: String Trio Op 9 No 2 
David Matthews: String Trio No 2 Op 89 (2003)
Moeran: String Trio in G Major

Eblana String Trio
Jonathan Martindale,Violin
Lucy Nolan,Viola
Peggy Nolan,Cello



Saturday 3 March 2018 at 7.30pm
Trinity Church, North Finchley, N12 7NN

MARTIN - Mass for Double Choir
HOWELLS - Requiem
BRUCKNER - Five Motets
DURUFLÉ - Four Motets

Finchley Chamber Choir



Saturday 5th March 2018, 7.30pm (ticket availability may be limited - please check)

St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG

VERDI Overture – The Force of Destiny
ELGAR Cello Concerto (Cello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason)
Jerome MOROSS The Big Country
GLAZUNOV Symphony No. 4

Ealing Symphony Orchestra

John Gibbons, conductor



Monday 12th March 2018

St. Mary’s Church, Luton
Luton Music Club
Ian Venables: Piano Quintet op 27
John Ireland: Piano Sonata
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor op 34
The Coull Quartet
Mark Bebbington, piano


Monday 12 March 2018 

Bob Boas for the Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival
Natalie Clein – cello and Katya Apekisheva – piano, Olivia Ray - mezzo-soprano; Rachmaninov - cello sonata, Rebecca Clarke - viola sonata (aar for cello), Schubert - ‘auf dem Strom ‘for voice and cello, and works by John Tavener - Threnos for solo cello and a Selection of Akhmatova songs for cello and voice. Drinks and canapés after.  £50 payable to PICMF to include £20 donation cheque



Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 1.00pm 
St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA 
FREE admission is free. Light refreshments will be served after each concert.

Rob Keeley (b. 1960) - Trio in One Movement (2017)

Tom Armstrong – From Consort Music (2016): Monody*** & Concertino***

Janet Oates - Singings and Sayings (2017)***

Colin Riley (b. 1963) - New Work (2018)*** Rhiannon Randle (b. 1993) - New Work (2018)

The Duruflé Trio Henrietta Hill (viola), Rosie Bowker (flute), Clare Simmonds (piano), Janet Oates (soprano)


15th March 2018 at 7.30pm

Forum Theatre, Malvern
Malvern Concert Society
Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.5
Ian Venables: Piano Quintet, Op.27
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
Mark Bebbington piano
Coull Quartet:
Roger Coull, violin
Philip Gallaway, violin
Jonathan Barritt, viola
Nicholas Roberts, cello



Saturday 17 March 2018, 7.30pm

To include:

Elgar The Music Makers
Rachmaninov Three Russian Songs

Ealing Symphony Orchestra

John Gibbons, conductor

With the Lord Williams Festival Chorus

Thame Leisure Centre, Oxford Road, Thame OX9 2BB



14th March, 2018 at 7:30pm

Malvern Priory
(Pre-concert talk at 6:45) 
Philip Sawyers- The Valley of Vision (world premiere)
Haydn- Missa in tempore belli (Mass in Time of War)
Beethoven- Symphony no. 3 “Eroica”

English Symphony Orchestra

Kenneth Woods, Conductor

Academia Musica Choir


Sunday 18th March at 6.30pm

Conway Hall, London 

Ireland: Piano sonata
Ian Venables: Piano quintet Op.27
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
The Coull Quartet
Mark Bebbington, Piano



19th March 2018

Österreichisch-Britische Gesellschaft, Vienna
'The Slaughter of the Times': English Piano Music and the First World War
British Embassy (Vienna, Austria)
Cyril Scott: Britain's War March
Lord Berners: Trois Petites Marches funebres
William Baines: Seven Preludes
John Ireland: London Pieces
Arnold Bax: Sonata No. 2

Eric McElroy, piano



Sunday 8th April 2018 at 2.45PM
Assembly Hall, Worthing
Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Ron Goodwin: Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
William Alwyn: They flew alone
Barbara Thompson: Saxophone Concerto
Ron Goodwin: 633 Squadron
Walton: The Battle of Britain
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Worthing Symphony Orchestra

John Gibbons, Conductor

Jess Gillam, Saxophone


Friday 6th - Sunday 8th April 2018

Ludlow English Song Weekend


Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 1.00pm 
St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA 
FREE admission. Light refreshments will be served after each concert.
Tim Raymond (b. 1953) - Orbit of Venus (2014)

Richard Blackford (b. 1954) - Sonata (2016)

Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012) - Purgatory from 4 Images After Yeats (1969)

Edward Cowie (b. 1943) - Preludes 1 and 2 from 24 Preludes (2004-2005)

Lisa Reim - Pebbles (2004)

Philip Mead, Piano


Saturday 12 May 2018 at 7.30pm
Trinity Church, North Finchley, N12 7NN

Times and Seasons
A secular programme reflecting the ever-changing day and year, including:

BLISS - Aubade
BRAHMS - Der Abend Op. 64/2
DELIUS - To be sung of a Summer Night on the Water
GERSHWIN - Summertime
KODÁLY - Evening Song


Finchley Chamber Choir



Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 1.00pm
St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA 
FREE admission. Light refreshments will be served after each concert.
Matthew Taylor (b. 1964) - Sonata No. 1 (op. 29)

Sally Beamish (b. 1956) - Gala Water (1994)

Sally Beamish - The Wise Maid (1998)

Matthew Taylor - Fantasy Pieces (op. 30)

Joseph Spooner (cello) and Rebeca Omordia (piano)



4th - 7th May 2018

Parry and his Pupils Festival:


Saturday 5th May 2018 at 7:15pm
Gloucester Cathedral

Gala Concert:
Parry: I was glad
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
Holst: Hymn of Jesus
John Ireland: Greater Love
Parry: Ode on the Nativity
Parry: Jerusalem

Philharmonia Orchestra
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, leader
Gloucester Choral Society
Oxford Bach Choir
Adrian Partington, conductor


Sunday 6th May 2018 5:30pm
Gloucester Cathedral
Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda - Gustav Holst

Two Part Songs - Frank Bridge

Songs of Farewell - Hubert Parry

Saint Cecilia Singers 

Jonathan Hope - conductor


Monday 7th May 2018
9:30am – Morning Coffee
10:30am – Instrumental Recital: Royal College of Music
12:00pm – Buffet lunch at Highnam Court
2:00pm – Prof. Jeremy Dibble: Tradition & Innovation in Parry’s Choral Music
3:00pm – Afternoon Tea
4:30pm – Choral Evensong sung by Gloucester Choral Society Consort
Church of the Holy Innocents
Gambier Parry Hall
Highnam Court
Royal College of Music
Prof. Jeremy Dibble
Gloucester Choral Society Consort
Tickets: £54 – includes all events during the day, morning coffee, afternoon tea and fully catered buffet lunch at Highnam Court (tickets for individual events cannot be purchased separately).
To book, click the button below or call the Three Choirs box office: 01452 768928 (lines open 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday).
Bookings open 10am, 4 SEPTEMBER
This day forms the most unique part of the Parry festival, as we move to the village of Highnam where Parry lived as a child.
Students from the Royal College of Music, where Parry was director and taught composition to many of England’s finest composers, will give a recital featuring music by Parry and his pupils. It will be a real privilege to hear some of the most gifted musicians in the world at the very start of their careers, and a great tribute to Parry’s enduring legacy as a composer and teacher.
At lunchtime, we walk across the field to Highnam Court, Parry’s childhood home. There will be an opportunity to explore the beautiful gardens and to see the music room where Parry played the piano.
After lunch, Professor Jeremy Dibble, Parry’s biographer and a great authority on British music of the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian eras, gives an illustrated talk on Parry’s choral music.
Round off the Festival with choral evensong, accompanied by the organ that Parry used to play. This will be a very special day with rare opportunities to experience Parry’s music in the place where he grew up and to see the landscape of his childhood..


9th May 2018 at 7:30pm (tickets limited - check for latest availability)

St Georges, Bristol

(Pre-concert talk at 6:45) 
Elgar arr. Fraser- Piano Quintet
David Matthews- Symphony no. 9 (world premiere- part of the 21st Century Symphony Project)
Elgar- Cello Concerto

English Symphony Orchestra

Kenneth Woods, conductor
Sheku Kaneh-Mason- cello



Wednesday 9th May

Bob Boas, London

Stradivarius Trio (Andrew Bernardi-violin, Jonathan Few-cello and Maria
Marchant -piano) for Shipley Arts Festival
Haydn - Trio in G Hob XV/25, Schubert - Notturno D897

Roderick Williams - Piano Trio - world premiere
Roderick Williams - Goodwood by the Sea and Sea Fever,

Grieg - Andante con moto in C minor
Debussy - Trio in G major Drinks and canapés after


Saturday 12 May 2018 - 7.30pm

Trinity Church, North Finchley, N12 7NN

Times and Seasons
A secular programme reflecting the ever-changing day and year, including:

Bliss - Aubade
Brahms - Der Abend Op. 64/2
Delius - To be sung of a Summer Night on the Water
Gershwin - Summertime
Kodaly - Evening Song

with music by Holst, Saint-Saens, Schubert, R Strauss and Sullivan

Finchley Chamber Choir


Whittington International Chamber Music Festival:
Fantasia on a British theme
with the Elias String Quartet and other artists
15-20 May 2018

Concert 1 – Tuesday 15 May 7.30pm (Pre-Festival Talk 6.30pm – see below)

Walford Davies (arr. James Barralet): Solemn Melody
Bridge: Piano Quintet in D minor
Dowland (arr. James Barralet): In Darkness let me Dwell
Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in C minor

Concert 2 – Wednesday 16 May 7.30pm

Britten: Oboe Quartet Phantasy Op 2
Vaughan Williams: Quintet in D for violin, cello, clarinet, horn and piano
Holst: Three pieces for oboe and string quartet.
Walton: Piano Quartet in D minor

Concert 3 – Thursday 17 May 7.30pm  (Lunchtime Free Organ Recital – see below)

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (violin and piano)
Ethel Smyth: Piano Trio in D minor
Howells: Rhapsodic Clarinet Quintet Op 31
Ireland: Sextet for horn, clarinet and string quartet

Concert 4 – Friday 18 May 7.30pm

Purcell: Fantasies for Quartet
Vaughan Williams: Six Studies in English folk song (cello and piano)
Young Musicians play Greensleeves/folk medley (arr. James Barralet)
Sally Beamish: Reed Stanzas for String Quartet
Scottish Folk Music with Donald Grant and the Festival musicians

Concert 5 – Saturday 19 May 7.30pm

Stanford: Piano Trio in Eb Op 35
Sullivan: String Quartet in D minor
Bliss: Piano Quartet in A minor
Elgar: Quartet in E minor Op 83

Concert 6 -Sunday 20 May 3.00pm

Purcell: Chacony in G minor (arr. Britten for quartet
Imogen Holst: Phantasy Quartet
Bridge Phantasy: Piano Quartet in F# minor
Ireland: Piano Trio No 2
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor Op 84

Pre-Festival Talk (6.30pm) before Concert 1
Christopher Symons, long-time Director of Oswestry School Recital Series and much-valued writer of our own programme notes, will give an informal introduction to the whole range of music to be performed during the six concerts and will consider what (if anything) constitutes its Britishness.
Ticket for Concert 1 (or Whole Festival Pass) required for admission.

Free Organ Recital Thursday Lunchtime 17 May
An organ recital by Gerry Howe in St Oswald’s Church, Oswestry, will feature works by (among others) Stanley, Stanford, Tippett, and local organist/ Master of the King’s Music Walford Davies. It starts at 1pm and will end by 1.50pm. Admission is free. Coffee and tea will be served in the adjoining Parish Centre from 12 noon – bring your own sandwiches.


Saturday 19th May 2018 7.30pm

St Mary's Church, Hitchin SG5 1HP
Hitchin Symphony Orchestra (Leader: Janet Hicks)
Conductor: Paul Adrian Rooke
John McCabe: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra
Malcolm Arnold: Concerto for viola and Chamber Orchestra

Soloist: Helen Sanders-Hewett
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3


Saturday 19th May 2018, 7.30pm

St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG

To include:

Dvorak Carnival Overture
George Lloyd Symphony No.4

Plus a concerto to be confirmed.

Ealing Symphony Orchestra

John Gibbons, conductor



Monday 21 May

Bob Boas, London

Wendy Hiscocks – piano Philippa Mo – violin

To include Elgar and Debussy sonatas 



English Music Festival - Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Friday 25th - Monday 28th May 2018 

Tickets on sale during Spring 2018 and on the door subject to availability       


Friday 25th May 7.30pm

Dorchester Abbey

English Symphony Orchestra, John Andrews (conductor), Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin), Joseph Spooner (cello)        

Richard Blackford: Violin Concerto (UK Premiere)                                                 

Frederick Delius: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello                        

Christopher Wright: Symphony (World Premiere)      


Saturday 26th May

Dorchester Abbey 10.45am        

Emma Halnan (flute), Daniel Smith (piano)          

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Suite de ballet                                           

Richard Rodney Bennett: Summer Music

Malcolm Arnold: Sonata for flute and piano op.121

Ernest Tomlinson: Three Pieces for flute and piano                                               

Edwin York Bowen: Sonata for flute and piano op.120        


All Saints Church, Sutton Courtenay 2.15pm                                                       

John Potter (tenor), Jacob Heringman (lute)     

William Byrd: Kyrie & Gloria                               

John Dowland: All people that on earth do dwell 

William Byrd: Ave verum corpus             

William Byrd: Credo                                    

Thomas Tallis: O sacrum Convivium                    

William Byrd: Sanctus                                  

William Byrd: Christe qui lux es                  

William Byrd: Agnus Dei                             

Anon: Madame d’Amours                       

Ernest J. Moeran: River God’s Song            

Ernest J. Moeran: Under the Greenwood Tree    

Stephen Wilkinson: Orpheus with his lute               

Peter Pope: There is a lady sweet and kind                                                             

Peter Pope: When to her lute            

George Butterworth: The True Lover’s Farewell                                                     

Tony Banks: Follow thy Fair Sun                   

Peter Warlock: The Frostbound Wood            

Peter Warlock: Balulalow                          

Peter Warlock: The Night   


Dorchester Abbey 7.00pm

Holst Orchestra, Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor), Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)

Dyson: Three Songs of Courage

Holst: Sorrow and Joy; Love on my Heart; Assemble, all ye maidens

Bliss: Music for Strings

Finzi: God is gone up

Dyson: To Music; Nocturne

Holst: Dream Tryst; Ye Little Birds; Come to Me

Elgar: Elegy

Vaughan Williams: In Windsor Forest


Dorchester Abbey 9.30pm

Paul Guinery                                                                       

The pianist and radio presenter Paul Guinery presents a selection of light-hearted British repertoire including some of Billy Mayerl’s brilliantly written “syncopated novelties” and other similarly entertaining jazz-inflected pieces.                                   


Sunday 27th May 10.30am

Radley College, Silk Hall

Richard Deering (piano)                

William Alwyn: Sonata all Toccata

William Sterndale Bennett: Romance No. 1 in B flat minor

Sir Hubert Parry: Sonata No. 1

Edward McGuire: Prelude 7

Sir Arthur Bliss: Masks

York Bowen: Short Sonata in C sharp Minor   


Radley College, Silk Hall 2.15pm

Christopher Kent (actor), Gamal Khamis (piano)

‘Never such innocence’                                                                 

Edward Elgar: Salut d’Amour, op 12                                                                        

Edward Elgar: “Troyte" and  "W.N.” from Enigma Variations, op 36 (transcr. Elgar)                                                                                   

William Alwyn: Water Lillies                                                                          

Frank Bridge: Lament                                                                

Arnold Bax: In a Vodka Shop                                                                

Daniel Kidane: Triptych: Six                                                       

Ivor Gurney: Prelude no 8 in F sharp                                                             

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hymn-tune Prelude on Song 13 by Orlando Gibbons                                                                   

Edward Elgar: “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations, op 36 (transcr. Elgar)        


Dorchester Abbey 7.00pm

Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks (conductor)

Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas


Dorchester Abbey 9.30pm

John Kirkpatrick

Traditional Folk Songs                                                                                                                   

Monday 28th May 10.45am

Silk Hall, Radley College

Lucy Stevens (contralto), Elizabeth Marcus (piano

Ethel Smyth: ‘Grasp the Nettle’                                                    

Music to include excepts from:

The Wreckers

Mass in D

Anacreontic Ode

The Boatswain’s Mate - Overture

On the Road

The March of the Women

The Clown

Es wandelt was wir schauen (Another day is dying)


Schön Rohtraut (Fair Rohtraut)

What if I were young again

After Sunset



Dorchester Abbey 2.15pm

Bridge Quartet, Michael Dussek, Roderick Williams (baritone)                                 

Elgar Piano Quintet                                                           

Ivor Gurney: The Western Playland                                                      

Herbert Howells: Phantasy Quartet                                               

Ivor Gurney: Desire in Spring

Black Stitchel                                                                          


Captain Stratton’s Fancy


Dorchester Abbey 7.00pm

Camerata Wales, Owain Arwel Hughes (conductor)               

Dyson: Woodland Suite for string orchestra                         

Warlock: Serenade for the 60th birthday of Delius

Delius: Air and Dance

Herbert Howells: First Suite                                                                                     

Arwel Hughes: Fantasia in A minor                                                                          

John Ireland: Elegaic Meditation            

Gerald Finzi: Romance

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Charterhouse Suite


Sunday 27th May 2018
Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London SE1 4HU
11.30am for a noon start, until approx. 7.00pm

'Come and Sing' in an English music choral and orchestral workshop:

Elgar: The Music Makers
Ireland: These things shall be
Vaughan Williams: Toward the unknown region

Diana Bickley, conductor
FREE Open Rehearsal for friends and groupies: 5.30pm
Cost: £10 for adults; £5 for students; coach from Swindon approx £20
Run-Thru’ Sessions in Swindon on Mon April 23rd, 30th; Sun May 6th, Mon 21st
(all dates optional) in London on Sun April 22nd,  29th, May 13th, 20th
Generously supported by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, the John Ireland Charitable Trust and the Elgar Society.

Please contact Diana at with a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ or a ‘maybe’. The ‘yes’ and ‘maybe’ people will then be sent further details.



12th June 2018 at 7:30pm
St Paul's Church, London
Charity concert for the Order of St. Lazarus
Jamie Campbell (violin)
Karel Bredenhorst (cello)
Simon Callaghan (piano)
Rachmaninov: Trio Élégiaque No.1 in G minor
Coke: Elegiac Trio in C minor Op. 32
Schubert:Trio in E flat D929


23 June 2018, 19:30
Milton Court, London, United Kingdom
Jonathan Dove: The Passing of the Year
R.R. Bennett: Sea Change
Joseph Horovitz: Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo

BBC Singers

John Wilson, conductor



Saturday 7th July 2018  7.30pm
Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville
Havant Symphony Orchestra
Conductors:  Jonathan Butcher and Richard Miller
6.30pm–7.00pm: Pre-concert talk in the main hall
Overture Prince Igor – Borodin
Cello Concerto – Finzi
Soloist: Raphael Wallfisch
Symphony No. 4 in F minor – Tchaikovsky

Saturday 14th July 2018, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG 
Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy
Ealing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, conductor



BPSE Tippett/Beethoven Series
​Wednesday 1 August 2018, 1.10pm
Yuki Negishi, piano
Beethoven Sonata No.17, in D minor, Op.31 No.2, “Tempest”
Tippett Sonata No.2 (1962)
Chopin Ballad No.3, in Ab, Op.47
Kapustin Prelude Op.53 No.5
Kapustin Concert Etude Op.40 No.1, Prelude

St James’s Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London (W1J 9LL)
BPSE Tippett/Beethoven Series Concert 2
Wednesday 8 August 2018, 1.10pm
Julian Trevelyn, piano
William Byrd Ut re mi fa sol la, from My Ladye Nevells Booke
Beethoven Sonata No.31, in Ab, Op.110
Tippett Sonata No.1 (1936–8)

St James’s Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London (W1J 9LL)
BPSE Tippett/Beethoven Series Concert 3
Wednesday 15 August 2018, 1.10pm
Lee Jae Phang, piano
Beethoven Sonata No.10, in G, Op.14 No.2
Debussy Hommage à Rameau, from Images Book 1
Debussy Les collines d’Anacapri, from Préludes Book 1
Tippett Sonata No. 3 (1972–3)

St James’s Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London (W1J 9LL)
BPSE Tippett/Beethoven Series Concert 4
Wednesday 22 August 2018, 1.10pm
Tyler Hay, piano
Beethoven Sonata No.26, in Eb, Op.81a, Les Adieux
Tippett Sonata No.4 (1983–4)



28th July - 4th August 2018

Three Choirs Festival, Hereford

Preview details (evening highlights):


Saturday 28 July
Ireland: These things shall be
Smyth: Mass in D


Sunday 29 July
Holst: The Planets

Monday 30 July
Elgar: King Olaf

Thursday 2 August
Parry: Blest pair of Sirens
Parry: Symphony No 5
Parry: Invocation to Music


Friday 3 August
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Boulanger Psalm 130
Walton Viola Concerto
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

Saturday 4 August
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Parry: Elegy for Brahms

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem



North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Sunday, August 12, 2018 3:00pm
St Peter & Paul Church (map)
Arnold Fantasy for Horn op 88
Bridge Piano quintet in D minor
Bax Octet*
MacMillan For Max
Elgar Piano quintet in A minor op 84

Monday, August 13, 2018 7:00pm
St Mary's Church (map)
Britten Prelude & Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria (organ)
Knussen/Benjamin/Matthews A Purcell Garland
Adès Catch; Court Studies from The Tempest*
Tippett Preludio al Vespro di Monteverdi (organ)
Maxwell Davies String quartet movement op 338
Bridge String quartet No 3

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:00pm
All Saints' Church (map)
Elgar Violin sonata in E minor op 82
Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo op 22*
Tippett The Heart’s Assurance
Elgar Sea Pictures op 37; Sospiri

Friday, August 17, 2018 7:00pm
St Aidan's Church (map)
Tippett Overture to Robin Hood
Britten Les llluminations op 18*
Walton Sonata for Strings
Benjamin Upon Silence
Purcell Music for a While; When I am Laid in Earth

Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:00pm
St Hedda's Church (map)
Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor op 20
Tippett Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli*
Goss Concerto for Theorbo and Strings
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Theme by Thomas Tallis

Sunday, August 19, 2018 2:00pm
St Hilda's Church (map)
Dowland - Johnson - Campion - Purcell   
Songs for Lute, Theorbo and Soprano
(no interval)  Concert is followed by tea and cakes

Monday, August 20, 2018 7:00pm
St Stephen's Church (map)
Tippett String quartet No.1
Adès The Four Quarters*    
Vaughan Williams  Nocturne
Imogen Holst String quintet

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 2:00pm
Silent Noon
O H P St Hilda's Priory (map)
Tippett Piano sonata no 1
Tippett Caliban’s Song
Vaughan Williams The House of Life

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:00pm
At the River
O H P St Hilda's Priory (map)
Leighton Fantasy on an American Hymn Tune op 70
Clarke Dumka
Bridge Phantasy trio no 1 in C minor*
Bax Piano quintet in G minor

Friday, August 24, 2018 7:00pm
Refrains & Choruses
St Oswald's Church (map)
Arnold Wind quintet op 2
Knussen Three Little Fantasies
Imogen Holst Fall of the Leaf
Melinda Maxwell Pibroch*
Britten Movement for wind sextet
Birtwistle Refrains and Choruses
Gustav Holst Wind quintet op 14
Arnold Sea Shanties

Saturday, August 25, 2018 5:00pm
Suites & Scenes
St Hilda's Church Westcliff (map)
Elgar Imperial March (organ)
Walton Façade*
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge op 10
Elgar Nursery Suite


Friday 2nd November 2018 at 7:30pm

Kings Place: Hall One, London
Before Life and After – Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside
Britten, Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52 (Before Life and After)
Finzi, Earth and Air and Rain: The Clock of the years, Op.15 no.8
Finzi, Earth and Air and Rain: Proud Songsters, poem by Thomas Hardy, Op.15 no.10
Finzi, The Too Short Time: Amabel (Before and after Summer)
Ireland, Three Songs to Poems by Hardy: Summer Schemes
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Iain Burnside, Piano
Harriet Walter, Narrator




3rd April 2019 at 7:00pm
Oriental Club, London
Martyn Jackson, violin and Annie Bielby, viola
Mozart: Trio in E flat K498 'Kegelstatt'
Clarke, Rebecca: Viola Sonata
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A minor Op. 23
Schumann: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) Op. 132


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