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Forthcoming Concerts and Talks

Details of forthcoming concerts containing works by Delius can be sent to:
Venues shown in RED CAPS are outside the British Isles.  
We cannot be held responsible for external content information which is subsequently changed so please check with the organiser before making a special journey. 

Saturday 6th May 2017 at 7.30pm

St Stephen’s Church, Barbourne, Worcester 
Delius:  To be sung of a Summer Night on the Water; Midsummer Song; The Splendour falls on Castle Walls
Holst: Choral Hymns from ‘Rig Veda’
Elgar: Partsongs
Howells: Before Me, Careless Lying; In Youth is Pleasure
Britten: The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
Maxim: Four Lullabies for the Girls
The Elgar Chorale of Worcester
Piers Maxim, Director

Thursday 11th May 2017 at 7:30pm

Holy Trinity and St Jude's Church, Halifax
Free admission – no ticket required
Orion Chamber Choir 
Bridget Budge (director) 
Fyer, fyer - Thomas Morley
3 Latin Motets - Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
The Full Heart - Peter Warlock
Midsummer Song - Frederick Delius
A good-night - Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Songs of springtime - Ernest J Moeran
Haec Dies quam fecit Dominus - William Byrd
My luve is like a red, red rose - Sir Granville Bantock
Spring wind - Hubert Bath
They shall never hunger - Daniel Bath

Saturday 13th May 2017 at 7:30pm

Macclesfield Heritage Centre
Summer Night
Sibelius: Rakastava
Mozart: Piano Concerto no 20 K466
Beethoven: Romance in F
Grieg: Dance of the Trolls
Delius: Summer Night on the River
Vaughan Williams: Folk Song Suite
Lara Melda, piano – winner, BBC Young Musican 2010
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Nicholas Ward, director
Concert supported by The Delius Trust

Saturday 13th May 2017 at 8.00pm

Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville, Illinois, USA
Springtime Celebration
Delius: Florida Suite
Copland: Appalachian Spring
DuPage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Barbara Schubert

Friday 19th May 2017 at 9.45pm

Ludlow Song Festival
Late Night Film: Delius: Composer, Lover, Enigma introduced by its director, eminent film-maker John Bridcut.    
Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Friday 26th, Saturday 27th May 2017 at 7.30pm, Sunday 28th May 2017 at 3.00pm

Chan Ka Nin: Sesquie for Canada 150
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Griffes: Poem for flute and orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
Nora Shulman, flute
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Friday 26th May 2017 at 7.30pm

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon.
English Music Festival - Opening Concert     
Vaughan Williams: Henry V Overture (orchestral version)
Delius: In a Summer Garden (original version) World Premiere Performance
Vaughan Williams: EFDS Folk Song March World Premiere Performance
Holst: The Mystic Trumpeter
Stanford: Concert Overture World Premiere Performance
Montague Phillips: Symphony in C minor World Premiere Performance
BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates (conductor)
Illona Domnich (soprano)
Mini-bus transfer from Dorchester-on-Thames, and Didcot Parkway, see website.

Sunday 28th May 2017 at 5.00pm

Village Hall, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon
English Music Festival
Pre-concert talk given by Delius Society President, Dr. Lionel Carley
'Delius: English music's outsider'

Sunday 28th May 2017 at 3.30pm

St Michael's Church, Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5PG
'My Own Country'
Music by Bax, Delius, Ireland, Moeran, and Warlock
The Carice Singers 
Director, George Parris

Monday 29th May 2017 at 10.45am

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon.   
English Music Festival
Delius: Summer Eve
Delius: Twilight Fancies
Delius: Young Venevil
Delius: Longing

Britten: A Charm of Lullabies, op.41
Bliss: from Seven American Poems: Gone, gone again is summer; Fair Annet’s Song; Siege
Head: Three Songs of Venice: The Gondolier; St Mark’s Square; Rain storm
Boughton: Symbol Songs: Mother May; Honeysuckle; Blue in the Woods; Fierce Love Song; The New Madonna
Dring: from Seven Shakespeare Songs: It was a Lover and his Lass; Take, o take those Lips away; Crabbed age and youth; Blow, blow, thou winter Wind   Anna Huntley (mezzo-soprano)
Emma Abbate (piano) 
Mini-bus transfer from Dorchester-on-Thames and Didcot Parkway, see website.

Monday 29th May 2017 at 2.15pm

All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire 
English Music Festival
Warlock: The Full Heart
Delius: On Craig Ddu
Ireland: The peaceful western Wind
Delius: Frülingsanbruch
Moeran: Songs of Springtime
Delius: To be sung of a summer night on the water
Warlock (arr. Tomlinson): Three Belloc Songs
Bax: Five Greek Folksongs
Ireland: They told me, Heraclitus
Ireland: Twilight Night 
The Carice Singers, Director George Parris
Pre-concert talk at 5.00pm: 'British music in post-Brexit Britain'
Mini-bus transfer from Dorchester-on-Thames and Didcot Parkway, see website.

Sunday 2nd July 2017 at 4.00pm (time tbc)

with the kind permission of Mr Jean Merle d´Aubigne
Delius: Cello Sonata
and works by Grieg, Debussy and Grainger
John Ehde, cello
Carl-Axel Dominique, piano
By invitation only; members of the Delius Society can request tickets by contacting John Ehde

Saturday 8th July 2017 at 7:30pm

Oaklands School, Waterlooville
Reach for the Stars!
Delius: Brigg Fair
Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in D flat major, Op.38
Holst: The Planets, Op.32
Peter Foggitt, piano
Havant Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Butcher, conductor

Saturday 22nd July 2017

12:30pm, 3.00pm and 5.30pm - BBC Proms at ... Stage@TheDock, Hull
Georg Philipp Telemann Water Music – overture
Frederick Delius Summer Night on the River
George Frideric Handel Water Music – Suite No. 3 in G major
Felix Mendelssohn Calm Sea and a Prosperous Voyage
Jean‐Philippe Rameau Naïs – overture
Grace Williams Sea Sketches – High Wind, Sea Sketches – Calm Sea in Summer
George Frideric Handel Water Music – Suite No. 2 in D Major
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Monday 24th July 2017 at 7:30pm

Prom 13: Malcolm Sargent's 500th Prom
Royal Albert Hall, London
Marking 50 years since the death of Malcolm Sargent, Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC SO recreate Sargent’s 500th Prom. With music by Elgar, Holst, Walton and Berlioz.
The National Anthem (arr. Wood)
Hector Berlioz Overture 'Le carnaval romain'
Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Edward Elgar Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)
William Walton Façade, Suite No. 1; Façade Suite No. 2 – Popular Song
Gustav Holst The Perfect Fool, Op 39(11 mins)
Frederick Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Benjamin Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Beatrice Rana, piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis, conductor

Saturday 29th July 2017 at 7.30pm

Christuskirche, Maienstraße, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Parry: Songs of Farewell 
and music by Delius, Elgar, Schumann and Stanford
The Carice Singers 
Director, George Parris

Saturday 4th November 2017 at 7:30pm

St George's Bristol, Bristol
Bristol Symphony Orchestra 
Nicola Meecham (piano) 
William Goodchild (conductor) 
The Walk to the Paradise Garden - Frederick Delius
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor Op 54 - Robert Schumann
Adagietto, from Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor - Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 4 in E minor Op 98 - Johannes Brahms

Sunday 19th November 2017 at 6:30pm

Kings Place: Hall One, London
Paul & Huw Watkins – First World War: Channel Crossings
Scott: Pastoral and Reel
Delius: Cello Sonata
Fauré: Cello Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.109
Webern: Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier
Boulanger: 3 Pieces for cello and piano: no.1 Modere
Bridge: Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, H 125
Paul Watkins, cello
Huw Watkins, piano

Information provided on this page was accurate at the time of entry and is published in good faith.  However, when booking tickets it would be wise to enquire whether there have been any changes to the programme, venue, timing etc.  The Society cannot be held responsible for any subsequent changes.

Photograph - Midori Komachi, violin, and Simon Callaghan, piano

The Villiers Quartet

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