23/07/2012 Don’t miss the Delius exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall!

Visitors to this year’s BBC Prom concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, London, should visit the small exhibition of artefacts from the Delius Trust’s Collection, along with the Ernest Procter portrait of Delius which is owned by the Royal Albert Hall. The exhibition is in the amphitheatre corridor so can be seen by anyone attending […]
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02/07/2012 EALING AUTUMN FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE DELIUS AND DICKENS

Following successful Festivals featuring Romance with Russia and Genius of Hungary, the third Ealing Autumn Festival (12th – 27th October) this year celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Delius and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. The main concentration of Delius events will take place over the opening weekend (Friday […]
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23/05/2012 English Music Festival – An invitation to the Delius Drinks Reception and CD launch

Members of the Delius Society are invited to a Drinks Reception at this year’s English Music Festival at 9.30pm on Tuesday 5th June. This follows the final concert, which includes several rarely heard works by Delius. The event, which will also see the launch of E.M.Records fifth disc of world premiere recordings of chamber works […]
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22/05/2012 ‘Delius: Composer, Lover, Enigma’: a new film by John Bridcut

A major new film on Delius by the award-winning film maker John Bridcut is to be televised on BBC4 on Friday 25th May at 7.30pm. Using evidence from his friend, the Australian composer Percy Grainger, who reported that Delius “practised immorality with puritanical stubbornness”, this film by John Bridcut explores the multiple contradictions of the […]
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21/05/2012 Chethams to commemorate Delius with Autumn Festival in Manchester and Bradford: 17th – 20th October

Full details can now be found on our Concerts page, and also at: http://www.chethams.com/whats-on/delius-celebration
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28/04/2012 Delius to be commemorated during 2012 BBC ‘Proms’ season

Seven concerts will feature works by Delius to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth this year. These include Sea Drift, Cynara, Paris, the Violin Concerto, and Songs of Farewell in the final ‘Last Night’. Some will be broadcast on TV and all on BBC Radio 3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2012/people/2a006dfe-a7af-46d1-b38f-8c1d90dd230d
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27/04/2012 BBC Music Magazine to showcase Delius

BBC Music Magazine will include a feature on Delius in their June issue, on sale from 9th May. The cover CD will include the following works: Sea Drift, Poem of Life & Loveand the Piano Concerto. http://www.classical-music.com/issue/june-2012
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03/04/2012 Delius Celebration – Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra

18 October 2012, 7.30pmSt. George’s Hall, BradfordA Delius 150th Anniversary Celebration ConcertTickets now on salePresented by Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra and Chetham’s Chamber Choir (youth orchestra and choir from Chetham’s School in Manchester). Programme will include:Grieg: Music from Peer GyntDelius: Cello ConcertoDelius: Florida SuiteGrieg music: At the Wedding; Abduction of the Bride; In the Hall of […]
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02/04/2012 Edinburgh Festival – Tickets now on sale for opening concert – A Mass of Life Friday – 10th August

Royal Scottish National OrchestraSir Andrew Davis, ConductorEdinburgh Festival ChorusAnna Christy, SopranoPamela Helen Stephen, Mezzo-sopranoRobert Murray, TenorHanno Müller-Brachmann, Bass BaritoneBook early to avoid disappointment http://www.eif.co.uk/opening
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01/04/2012 Delius features as ‘Composer of the Week’ on BBC Radio 3 from Monday 9th April 2012:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01fhyxg Celebrating the 150th year since the composer’s birth, Donald Macleod is joined by the violinist Tasmin Little and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, to discuss the life and music of Frederick Delius. Journeying from Delius’s birth to death, Donald Macleod traces the composer’s battle with his father, his jaunts off to Norway, Germany and Florida, […]
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17/02/2012 Look out for the Delius stamp!

The Royal Mail will issue many special stamps throughout 2012, celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Games and ‘Britons of Distinction’. One of the latter is Delius, who figures in a series of notable personalities with anniversaries in 2012, on sale from 23rd February. Stamps are usually available in a number of collectable formats, […]
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15/02/2012 Joint meeting of the Anglo-Norse Society and the Grieg Society

New Cavendish Club at 7.00pm for 7.15pm: ‘Delius, Grieg and the High Hills’. In the 150th anniversary year commemorating Delius’s birth, Robert Matthew-Walker outlines the connections between Delius’s major work, ‘The Song of the High Hills’, and his profound friendship with Grieg against the background of the unique Norwegian landscape, which was clearly the inspiration […]
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14/02/2012 Listen ‘live’ on 24th February!

Listen in to the following live broadcast at www.rte.ie/lyricfm and click on ‘listen now’ on the upper right hand corner of the page: 24th February 8pmNational Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin.RTE National Symphony OrchestraAlan Smale (violin) and Martin Johnson (cello)Alan Buribayev, conductor. Grieg – Norwegian Dances Op. 35Delius – Concerto for Violin and CelloProkofiev – Symphony No. […]
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29/01/2012 Boosey & Hawkes commemorate Delius anniversary

Music publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, have commemorated the Delius anniversary with a dedicated web-page: http://www.boosey.com/cr/news/Delius-150th-EMI-box-and-Southbank-Centre-day/12354
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28/01/2012 Help us spread the word: request your Delius anniversary flyers now!

Help us communicate the significance of the Delius anniversary by requesting copies of this A5-sized promotional flyers. Perfect for displaying and distributing at concerts, social gatherings, music groups, choirs, and for anyone involved in music-making or appreciation. Contact: 2012@TheDeliusSociety.org.uk
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27/01/2012 A pioneering new website partnership between The Delius Society and EMI Classics

EMI’s 18-CD box set of Delius’s music is now available. Why not take a look at the dedicated website: ‘Apostle of Nature’ which contains biographical detail as well as audio commentary from Delius authorities and samples of music: http://frederickdelius.com/ Press Release
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09/01/2012 The Delius Society is now on Twitter!

Twitter is a useful worldwide real-time information network which is popular with individuals, societies, charities and businesses alike. Connect to the Delius Society on Twitter and you can follow or take part in the Society’s conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet can be up to 140 […]
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19/10/2011 Incentive to programme works by Delius

As an incentive to programme works by Delius during the anniversary year, Boosey & Hawkes will be offering a 25% discount on orchestral hire fees for (small right) UK performances of Delius’ works, taking place over the course of 2012. This concession will apply to both professional and amateur orchestras alike. Enquiries to: Bevis Hungate, […]
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18/10/2011 Launch of the Delius International Composition Prize

The Delius Society has promoted an annual, conservatoire-based Performance Prize since 2004, which has been highly successful. In addition to this and new for 2012, the 150th anniversary of Delius’s birth, is the launch of an International Composition Prize, open to all composers. Entrants are invited to offer a composition of 10-20 minutes’ duration, scored […]
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28/09/2011 FENBY – The 1984 Radio Programme Re-mastered CD now available to Members

The CD version of this splendid recording is now available exclusively to members. New members will receive a complementary copy of the CD as part of their ‘joining pack’. A limited number of CDs are also available to existing members in return for a modest donation. Lyndon Jenkins provided a background to the recording (previously […]
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21/09/2011 EMI-Delius Website

A very exciting project is the Delius-EMI website, ‘Delius – Apostle of Nature’ due to be launched in October, ahead of the launch of an 18xCD set of Delius recordings. This is very much on target and is being driven along by the wonderfully efficient Jon Tolansky (who will be talking to the Society about […]
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19/09/2011 Sir George Shearing – an obituary

A tribute to the Delius Society member and distinguished composer and performer The son of a coalman father and railway carriage cleaner mum, George was the youngest of nine children. Blind from birth, he was born on 13th August 1919, in a rundown area of Battersea, south-west London, where life was tough for his parents […]
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