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.

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English Music Festival in Oxfordshire (Petite Suite - first professional performance)


Elgar: The Spanish Lady, symphonic suite realised by Martin Yates (2018) Op. 89 (World Premiere)
Delius: Petite Suite d’Orchestre No 2 (1890) - (First professional performance)
Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G minor (First performance, new edition R. Marshall-Luck)
Alwyn: Concerto Grosso no.1 in B-flat
Morris, R.O.: Sinfonia in C
Vaughan Williams: Old King Cole

BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates, Conductor
Rupert Marshall-Luck, Violin

27/05/2022 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Dorchester Abbey - High Street, Dorchester OX10 7HH
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English Music Festival in Oxfordshire


Finzi: extracts from Love’s Labour’s Lost
Ireland: Te Deum and Jubilate in F
Bainton: Christ in the Wilderness
Howells: A Hymn for Saint Cecilia
Vaughan Williams: Willow Wood
Howells: Music for a Prince
Holst: This have I done for my true love
Delius: Irmelin (Prelude)
Howells: King David
Dyson: In honour of the City

The Holst Orchestra
Godwine Choir
Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor
Roderick Williams, baritone

28/05/2022 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Dorchester Abbey - High Street, Dorchester OX10 7HH
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English Music Festival in Oxfordshire


Vaughan Williams: Prayer to the Father of Heaven
Bliss: Put thou thy trust in the Lord
Delius: Three Preludes for Piano
Charles Wood: Full fathom five
Macfarren: Orpheus, with his lute
Ireland: The Hills
Dyson: Evening; Nocturne; The Moon
John Gardner: Fear no more
Charles Wood: Hail, Gladdening Light
Stanford: Three Motets
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor

The Addison Singers

Matthew Hough, piano
David Wordsworth, conductor

29/05/2022 2:15 pm
2:15 pm
Silk Hall, Radley College - Kennington Road, Abingdon OX14 2HR
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William Byrd Singers

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

William Byrd Singers

11/06/2022 12:00 am
7:30 pm
Christ Church - Darley Avenue, West Didsbury Manchester M20 2ZD
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Brigg Fair for Piano

Summer Music in City Churches

Liszt: Transcendental Etudes No.2 & 3
Medtner: Fairy-tales Op.20 
Delius arr. Farrington: Brigg Fair (An English Rhapsody)
Stevenson (Britten): Peter Grimes Fantasy
Stravinsky arr. Agosti: Firebird Suite 

Thomas Kelly, piano

16/06/2022 12:00 am
1:00 pm
St Giles Cripplegate - Fore Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA
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Wigmore Hall Song Recital

Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs), Op.121
Sauguet: Visions infernale
Delius: To Daffodils
Balakirev: The Bright Moon
Duparc: La vie antérieure
Strauss, R.: Mit deinen blauen Augen, Op.56 no.4

William Thomas, Bass
Joseph Middleton, Piano

26/06/2022 12:00 am
3:00 pm
Wigmore Hall - 36 Wigmore Street, London, Greater London, W1U 2BP
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The Delius Society 60th Anniversary Commissions' Concert

A unique concert of chamber music to mark The Delius Society's 60th anniversary this year is to feature three new works commissioned by the Society for the occasion, from Roderick Williams, Ian Venables and Bo Holten, alongside works by Delius, some recently rediscovered. 

Roderick Williams (baritone), Timothy Ridout (viola), Milly Forrest (soprano), Chiao-Ying Chang (piano), the Coull Quartet and The Carice Singers are the artists performing works ranging from a cappella to soprano, viola and piano, and string quartet and baritone. The programme will be announced shortly.

The concert is open to non-members; please book via Eventbrite:

(This concert follows the 2022 Delius Society AGM and Lunch, open to members only.)

26/06/2022 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Angela Burgess Hall, 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 Preludea
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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'Summer Nights'

Delius: Summer Evening (from Three Small Tone Poems)
Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 ('From the New World')

Banbury Symphony Orchestra
Craig Ogden, Guitar
Paul Willett, Conductor

09/07/2022 12:00 am
7:30 pm
St Mary's Church - Horse Fair, Banbury, Oxon. OX16 0AA
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Choir of the Earth present an opportunity to sing 'A Mass of Life'

A Mass of Life
by Frederick Delius

We are partnering with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder for this project. This is the first of we hope several partnerships between us - the ideal marriage of analogue and digital music making.

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra are giving this work its Norwegian Premiere on 22|23 September 2022 conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Our “recording track” for the project will be Sir Mark Elder’s LIVE conducting of the Bergen concert. We shall then combine the Choir of the Earth version with the BPO version to create a unique performance in November 2022 of both choirs singing the whole work together.

Both choirs will use the same score and the partnership will be complete with both choirs sharing best practice together.

Learn Part One from 18th July to 5th August 2022 and Part Two from 22nd August to 16th September 2022. We shall broadcast an online version of the Bergen/Choir of the Earth combined version in November 2022.

18/07/2022 12:00 am


Opera Holland Park: Margot la Rouge - Tickets now on sale

Delius: Margot la Rouge / Puccini: Le Villi

(production postponed from previous season due to the pandemic)

21, 23, 27 and 29 July and 2, 4 and 6 August at 7.30pm
Discovery Matinee on 31 July at 2pm

Further details now announced:,MJ18,33BR3L,2Q531,1

21/07/2022 12:00 am
7:30 pm
Holland Park Theatre - Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place, London W8 6LU
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Piano Portraits

Three Choirs Festival

Piano Portraits
Alwyn Sonata alla Toccata 12'
Vaughan Williams The Lake in the Mountains 6'
Delius Three Preludes 5'
Ravel Sonatine 11'
Vaughan Williams Hymn-tune Prelude on ‘Song 13’ by Orlando Gibbons 5'
Ireland Sarnia – An Island Sequence 20'
Poulenc Improvisation No XV ‘Hommage à Edith Piaf’ 4'
Poulenc Suite Napoli 10'

Mark Bebbington, piano

26/07/2022 12:00 am
3:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church - Whitecross Roadd, Hereford HR4 0DU
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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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