Coronavirus update

Live music events are once again being planned now that public gatherings are permitted following lockdown, due to the Coronavirus. It would be prudent to book in advance where possible and to check with the promoter before making a special journey to ensure that any performance is going ahead as planned.

Events marked with a box and arrow take place outside the British Isles.

Details of forthcoming concerts containing works by Delius can be sent to:

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Fumi Otsuki, violin and Sarah Kershaw, piano

Lunchtime Recital

Frederick Delius: Violin Sonata No.3 (3rd movement)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: No.2 and 3 from “6 Studies in English folksong’
Herbert Howells: Pastorale Op.28-1
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Modest Mussorgsky: 'The Old Castle' (Pictures at an Exhibition) (piano)
Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata No.1 Op.8 (2nd movement)
Franz Schubert: Violin Sonata No.1 Op.137 (2nd movement)
Claude Debussy: En Bateau

Further tour dates and locations for this programme are detailed on the performer's website:

02/11/2021 12:00 am
1:05 pm
Cheltenham Town Hall - Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucs. GL50 1QA
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English Music Festival in Horsham

Bennett: Four Country Dances
Alwyn: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Britten: Grasshopper from Two Insect Pieces
Elgar (arr. Gordon Jacob): Soliloquy for Oboe and Piano
Kennaway: Watersmeet
Pease: Westbourne Nocturne
Binge: The Watermill
Dove: Music for a Lovelorn Lenanshee
Dring: Danza Gaya
Delius (arr. R. Threlfall): Harmonic Variations

Nicola Hands, oboe
Jonathan Pease, pian

13/11/2021 11:00 am
11:00 am
St. Mary's Church - Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE
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English Music Festival in Horsham

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Delius: Légende
Ireland: Sonata no. 1 in D minor
Elgar: Salut d’Amour
Chanson de Nuit
Chanson de Matin
Sonata for Violin and Piano

Rupert Marshall-Luck, violin
Nathan Williamson, piano

13/11/2021 2:00 pm
2:30 pm
St Mary's Church - Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE
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London Song Festival - 'Obsessions'

The turbulent love affair of the French poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud, who met 150 years ago in September 1871, tore both their lives apart, unleashing passions that neither could control and culminating in gunfire and prison.

This remarkable story is told through their poetry set to music by composers including Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Benjamin Britten, Gustave Charpentier,
Poldowski, Louis Vierne, Delius and John Carpenter.

Alessandro Fisher, tenor (Rimbaud)
Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone (Verlaine)
Nigel Foster, piano
David Mildon, reader

Live and live-streamed

26/11/2021 12:00 am
7:00 pm
Hinde Street Methodist Church - 19 Thayer Street, London W1U 2QJ
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POSTPONED - Vice President Sir Mark Elder in conversation with Professor Raymond Holden

Please note that this event is postponed until 2022 - more details will be posted in due course.

29/11/2021 12:00 am
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Lady Violet Room, National Liberal Club - 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE
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British Art Song Competition (BASC) 2021- sponsored by The Delius Society

The annual masterclass and BASC, this year given and adjudicated by Dame Sarah Connolly, will take place as part of the London Song Festival.

The public masterclass takes place between 2-5 and 6-9pm. Semi-finalists will have to perform a work by Delius in their programme. Dame Sarah will then select the winning duo, who will receive a cash prize, sponsored by The Delius Society, and offered a recital at next year’s London Song Festival.

11/12/2021 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1901 Arts Club - 7 Exton St, London SE1 8UE
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City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra

time tbc

McCunn: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Cantaloube: Songs of the Auvergne
Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Beethoven: Symphony no. 6
City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Peter Bassano, Music Director

12/02/2022 12:00 am

The Central Theatre - 170 High St, Chatham, Kent ME4 4AS
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No.31, ‘Paris’
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1
Delius: Prelude to Irmelin
Elgar: Enigma Variations

Jennifer Pike, violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Jamie Phillips, conductor

19/02/2022 12:00 am
7:30 pm
G Live - London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA
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Chloe Hanslip plays Delius

Beethoven: Violin Sonata no 10 in G op. 96
Debussy: Violin Sonata
Hahn: Nocturne in Eb for Violin and Piano
Boulanger: D'un matin du printemps
Delius: Violin Sonata in B op. posth.

Chloe Hanslip, violin
Danny Driver, piano

25/03/2022 12:00 am
7:30 pm
Kelso Old Parish Church - The Knowes, Kelso TD5 7BH
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Lexington Symphony Orchestra

Love and Life
Delius arr. Beecham: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Saint-Saëns: Le rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31
Mozart (Sussmayr): Requiem

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Emily Marvosh, contralto
Charles Blandy, tenor
David Kravitz, baritone
Lexington Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan McPhee, Music Director

02/04/2022 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Cary Hall - Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420, United States
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William Byrd Singers: Songs of Springtime, Songs of Summer

Thomas Morley: Three madrigals
Now is the month of Maying
Hard by a crystal fount
Fyer, fyer!
Ernest Moeran: Songs of Springtime
Brahms: Sonata for Violin & Piano Op.100, 1st movement: Allegro amabile
Delius: Two unaccompanied partsongs (to be sung of a summer night on the
water); Midsummer Song

Finzi: Three partsongs
My spirit sang all day
I have loved flowers that fade (solo trio)
White-flowering days
Britten: Sally in our alley (solo)
Walton: Three movements from Façade (2nd suite)
Scotch rhapsody
Popular song
Britten: Five Flower Songs

11/06/2022 12:00 am
7:30 pm
Christ Church - Darley Avenue, West Didsbury Manchester M20 2ZD
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The Delius Society Musical Commissions Concert, 2022 AGM and Annual Lunch

Further information to follow

26/06/2022 12:00 am

Royal Academy of Music - Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT
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The Carwithen Music Festival

Carwithen: Violin Sonata

Delius: Legende

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Christopher Gunning: New Commission

Minna Keal: Fantasie in C Minor

Susan Spain Dunk: Lorelei

Fenella Humphreys, Violin

Nathan Williamson, Piano

02/07/2022 12:00 am
6:30 pm
St Mary's Church - Church End, Haddenham, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP17 8AH
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The Carwithen Music Festival

Carwithen: Sonatina

Delius: 3 Preludes

Schubert: Impromptu in G flat major

William G Still: Bells

Medtner: Sonata Romantica Op. 53 No. 1

Clare Hammond, piano

03/07/2022 12:00 am
1:00 pm
St Mary's Church - Church End, Haddenham, Aylesbury, Bucks HP17 8AH
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Events marked with a box and arrow take place outside the British Isles.

Details of forthcoming concerts containing works by Delius can be sent to:

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

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