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The Delius Society talks and events 2019 - 2020

Tuesday 15th October 2019, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Delius's Choral Music
with conductors, David Hill and John Gibbons

1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton Street, Waterloo, London SE1 8UE

Programme details will be announced in due course

Renowned for his fine musicianship, David Hill, MBE is widely respected as both a choral and orchestral conductor. His talent has been recognised by his appointments as Musical Director of The Bach Choir, Music Director of Leeds Philharmonic Society, Associate Guest conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum, and International Chair in Choral Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music. He was Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers from September 2007 to September 2017 and is a former Music Director of Southern Sinfonia.

  Photograph - David Hill

John Gibbons has conducted numerous performances for Opera Holland Park and with most of the major British orchestras. He is Principal Conductor of Worthing Symphony Orchestra - the professional orchestra of West Sussex, Northampton Symphony Orchestra and Ealing Symphony Orchestra and is also choral director at Clifton Cathedral and Music Director of the St Albans Chamber Choir. John has recently been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List (2019) for his services to music.

  Photograph - John Gibbons

Both have conducted many worthy performances and recordings of Delius over the years.


Tuesday 17th March 2020, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

How American Culture Changed European Music - 
Jack Sullivan, Professor of English at Rider University, New Jersey, 
picks up threads from his book 'New World Symphonies'.

Lady Violet Room, National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE

Programme details will be announced in due course


Jack Sullivan is professor of English and chair of American Studies at Rider University. He is the editor of The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural and Words on Music: From Addison to Barzun and the author of Elegant Nightmares: The English Ghost Story from Le Fanu to Blackwood.

  Photograph - Jack Sullivan

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