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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 
in conversation with MICHAEL BERKELEY

 

1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton Street, Waterloo, London SE1 8UE
www.1901artsclub.com


Find out about the glorious choral music of Frederick Delius from two champions of the genre in this fascinating discussion with recorded music and hosted by the esteemed composer and broadcaster, Michael Berkeley.

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, BEM 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.

Admittance: Non-members £10.00 – please book in advance online at https://tinyurl.com/yxowoxho
Delius Society members £5.00 on the door. 
Refreshments provided.
Supper after at Carluccios, Waterloo station.
 


Wednesday 12th February 2020, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

 

Arrangements and Transcriptions of Delius
- a talk by Tony Summers


A personal, wide-ranging review of arrangements of Delius’s works, including recorded extracts,
explaining how these can promote the music of the composer.


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

www.nlc.org.uk



Admittance: Non-members £10.00 – please book in advance online at https://tinyurl.com/y5bss4gt
Delius Society members £5.00 on the door. 
Refreshments provided.
Supper after.
 

 

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
www.nlc.org.uk

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.

"Congenial, lively, and informative, Jack Sullivan's New World Symphonies explores how serious European composers, from Dvorak and Delius to Britton and Tippet, have drawn inspiration from America's indigenous musical culture."  Morris Dickstein, City University of New York

"An engaging look at the influence of American literature, spirituals, jazz, and other forms in works by Britten, Coleridge-Taylor, Debussy, Delius, Hindemith, Ravel, Stravinsky, Varese, Weill, and numerous other British and Continental composers." Nina C. Ayoub, Chronicle of Higher Education

  Photograph - Jack Sullivan

Admittance: Non-members £10.00 – please book in advance online at https://tinyurl.com/y2so8qdk
Delius Society members £5.00 on the door. 
Refreshments provided.
Supper after.

 

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