The latest in a series of successful weekends over the past two seasons, Anna Tilbrook explores the work of Ralph Vaughan Williams and his contemporaries. Joined by James Gilchrist, the Holst Singers, and members of Ensemble Elata, the six concerts include such masterpieces as On Wenlock Edge, Songs of Travel and Mass in G minor alongside such impassioned works as Elgar’s Piano Quintet, George Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad and Ivor Gurney’s rarely heard but deeply moving Ludlow and Teme.
Friday 7th October, 7:30pm: The Holst Singers
Saturday 8th October, 1pm: Songs of Travel
Saturday 8th October, 4pm: The Folk Connection
Saturday 8th October, 7:30pm: The Spiritual Realm (with a pre-concert talk by Richard Morrison, chief music critic for The Times)
Sunday 9th October, 11:30am: The Shadow of War, part 1
Sunday 9th October, 3pm: The Shadow of War, part 2