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Vaughan Williams Concerts in 2022

RVW150: Marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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This page is intended to keep members informed of concerts featuring the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and will be updated at regular intervals. Please note: The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society relies on its information from outside sources and is not responsible for for any changes in schedules or errors in information.

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JANUARY

SATURDAY JANUARY 22
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts
Langley Park School for Boys, South Eden Park Road – Beckenham

Wasps Overture
The Lark Ascending

Also:

Peter Longworth In the golden sky, the swallows turn
Bax  Symphony No 6 

Emily Davis soloist
website


JANUARY 27
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, London 
Orchestral Masterworks

Symphony No 8 in D minor

Ruth Gipps: Symphony no 4

Martyn Brabbins conductor
Alvin Arumugam, Daniel Hogan, John-Paul Jennings and Ondřej Soukup conductors
RCM Philharmonic

6:00pm
website

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 3
Charterhouse School, Godalming
Llewellyn Room, Charterhouse Rd, Godalming GU7 2DL

Romance and Pastorale for Violin and Piano
Truth from Above
Romance for Viola and Piano

Welcome lecture and Concert, given by Head of Academic Music, Dr Russell Millard, and musicians of Charterhouse.

Musicians of Charterhouse

FREE but you must register to attend!

19:00

website


SATURDAY FEBRUARY  5
COME AND SING’ A Last Night of the Proms celebration for Her Majesty the Queen’s 70th Jubilee
All Saints’ Church, Priory Terrace, Royal Leamington Spa CV31 1AA

Serenade to Music

arr. Britten God save the Queen
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 “Land of hope and glory
Handel Zadok the Priest
Parry I was glad (with Vivats)
Parry Jerusalem
Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs

10:30am
Public performance at: 4:00pm

website


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5
Mote Hall, Maidstone Leisure Centre ME15 7RN

Symphony no. 5 in D major

Mozart Overture, The Magic Flute
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Maidstone Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Baker violin
Brian Wright conductor

7:30pm

website


MONDAY FEBRUARY 7
La Monnaie | De Munt: Grand Hall, 5, Place de la Monnaie, Brussels, Brussels Capital, 1000, Belgium

Symphony no. 5 in D major

Elgar Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op.47 
Britten Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18

Gävle Symfoniorkester 
Douglas Boyd Conductor
Mark Padmore Tenor

20:00

website


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 8
Stratford Playhouse, 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6LU

Overture, from The Wasps

Shaker Loops  John Adams
Three Studies from Couperin Thomas Adès

Orchestra of the Swan
Peter Donohoe piano
Michael Collins conductor

19:30

website


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15
The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR

Wasps’ Overture
Symphony no 5

Also Ravel Piano Concerto in G major

Michael Collins, Conductor
Peter Donohoe, Piano
Orchestra of the Swan
7:30 pm

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6:45pm Performance starts 7:30pm


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16
Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA

Wasps Overture

Also: Adams Shaker Loops
Adès Three Studies from Couperin
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major

Orchestra of the Swan
Conductor Michael Collins
Piano Peter Donohoe
PRE-CONCERT TALK 6:45pm Performance starts 7:30pm
website


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24
Charterhouse School, Godalming
Llewellyn Room, Charterhouse Rd, Godalming GU7 2DL

Violin Sonata in A minor

Musicians of Charterhouse

FREE but you must register to attend this event

website


FRIDAY FEBRUARY  25
Usher Hall Edinburgh

Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No. 7)

Jasper Dommett Dreams of Isolation
Elgar Enigma Variations

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis

website


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26
Royal Concert Hall Glasgow

Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No. 7)

Jasper Dommett Dreams of Isolation
Elgar Enigma Variations

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis

website


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of England’s greatest composers, the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic are joining forces to offer a unique Mancunian tribute.

Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No.3)
On Wenlock Edge
Symphony No. 5 in D major

Mark Wigglesworth conductor
Alessandro Fisher  tenor
BBC Philharmonic

19.30
website


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 27
Portico Arts & Heritage Centre, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry, County Down

Prelude and Fugue in C minor
Rhosymedre

Frank Bridge Allegretto grazioso (from Six Pieces)
Edward Elgar Sonata in G major Op. 28
Healey Willan Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue

Daniel Cook organ

website

MARCH

THURSDAY March 17
Warwick Hall, Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP

The Lark Ascending

Also: Elgar Serenade
Thomas Adès Albion
Bartók Romanian Dances

Beethoven Symphony no.6 (Pastoral)

Orchestra of the Swan
Director/soloist Thomas Gould

7:30
website


SATURDAY MARCH 19
Charterhouse School. Memorial Chapel, Godalming
Investec Music Festival in the Surrey Hill

The Old Hundredth
An Oxford Elegy
Romance & Pastorale

(world premiere arr David Matthews)

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Also: Holst St. Paul’s Suite 

Britten Sinfonia
directed by Thomas Gould
Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
Lachlan Mackinnon narrator (Oxford Elegy)
Charterhouse Chapel Choir & Strings directed by Mark Shepherd

7.30pm

website


SATURDAY MARCH 19
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Dona Nobis Pacem

Also: Sibelius Symphony No.2

Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Alison Rose soprano
Tristan Humbleton bass-baritone
Harry Sever conductor
Tickets £12
Students/ Concessions £10

7.30pm

website


THURSDAY MARCH 10
Cadogan Hall, London

Benedicite
English Folk Song Suite
5 Mystical Songs

Also: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G  Maurice Ravel
Don Quichotte à dulcinée Maurice Ravel

Hilary Davan Wetton conductor
Llyr Williams piano
City of London Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

19.30
website


FRIDAY MARCH 11
Barbican Hall, London

Scott of the Antarctic

Film with live accompaniment
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
BBC Symphony Chorus

19.30
website


SATURDAY MARCH 19
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of England’s greatest composers, the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic are joining forces to offer a unique Mancunian tribute.

Toward the Unknown Region
Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Job: A Masque for Dancing

Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Hallé Choir  tenor
BBC Philharmonic

19.30
website


SATURDAY MARCH 19
Memorial Chapel, Charterhouse School

The Old 100th
An Oxford Elegy

narrator: poet & Old Carthusian Lachlan Mackinnon*

Romance & Pastorale

(World Premiere VW /D Matthews)

Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Also: Holst: St Paul Suite

With pre-concert reception including an exhibition of RVW’s artefacts from the school’s archive and a talk by Head of Academic Music Dr Russell Millard.

Britten Sinfonia, Alexander Sitkovetsky & pupils/choristors of Charterhouse,
Conducted by Charterhouse Director of Music Mark Shepherd


SATURDAY MARCH 26
Our Lady’s Church, Hitchin, Herts.

Benedicite

Orpheus Choir of North Hertfordshire
Anne-Marie Hetherington, conductor


 

APRIL

SATURDAY APRIL 2
St Mary’s Church Hadleigh
Hadleigh Choral Society

Five Mystical Songs

7.30 pm

website


SATURDAY APRIL 2
St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden

The programme, which will be a mixture of music and dramatic readings about RVW in Saffron Walden and the London Field Ambulance.

Mass in G minor (1922)
Lark Ascending

(violin & piano version, 1914)

Three Shakespeare Songs
Four of the Five English Folk Songs (1913)
Rhosymedre

(from Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes [1920])

Also: ‘O Western Wind’ – An Anniversary (2021) by Sarah Cattley – Stainer & Bell new commission.

Granta Chorale
7.30 pm

Price: £15, with under 25s £5.
website


FRIDAY APRIL 1
Barbican, London
Édith Canat de Chizy: Omen (UK premiere)

Concerto for Two Pianos

Also: Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Noriko Ogawa piano
Kathryn Stott piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jordan De Souza conductor
19.30
website


FRIDAY APRIL 8
Dorking Halls, Dorking, Surrey
Leith Hill Musical Festival

Let all the world in every corner sing

Beethoven Mass in C
Jonathan Willcocks The Song of Mary

http://www.lhmf.org.uk/events-and-tickets/buy-tickets/


 FRIDAY APRIL 8
St Gabriel’s Pimlico, London
‘Valiant-for-Truth: Vaughan Williams at 150’ celebrates the a cappella music of Vaughan Williams, his teachers, his students and his friends

Valiant for Truth

Three Shakespeare Songs
Silence and Music
Prayer to the Father of Heaven

O vos omnes
Rest
The Turtle Dove

Also: Hubert Parry My soul, there Is a country
Gustav Holst: Nunc dimittis
Maurice Ravel: Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis
Ina Boyle: The Light’ner of the Stars
Imogen Holst: A Hymne to Christ
Elizabeth Maconchy: Nocturnal
Charles Stanford: The Blue Bird
Gerald Finzi: White-flowering Days
Kenneth Leighton: London Town

Londinium chamber choir
Andrew Griffiths conductor
7.30pm
website


SATURDAY APRIL 9
Dorking Halls

Leith Hill Musical Festival

The old 100th

Bob Chilcott A Little Jazz Mass
Gershwin (arr. Warnick) Porgy and Bess Suit
John Rutter Feel the spirit

http://www.lhmf.org.uk/events-and-tickets/buy-tickets/


SATURDAY APRIL 9
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of England’s greatest composers, the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic are joining forces to offer a unique Mancunian tribute.

Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No. 7)
A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2)

John Wilson conductor
Sarah Fox  soprano
Ladies of the Manchester Choir
BBC Philharmonic

7.30pm
website


SATURDAY APRIL 9
St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow

Ludlow English Song Weekend

O Vos Omnes
Mass in G Minor

Imogen Holst A Hymne to Christ
Elizabeth Maconchy A Hymn to God the Father
Jane Joseph A Hymn for Whitsuntide
Ina Boyle Caedmon’s Hymn (World premiere)

The Carice Singers

2.30.pm

http://ludlowenglishsongweekend.com/whats-on-2022/


 SATURDAY APRIL 9
Leominster Priory Church Church St Leominster Herefordshire HR6 8DA

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Bob Chilcott – St John Passion
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546
George Walker – Lyric for Strings
Jon Weller Narrator
English Symphony Orchestra

7.30pm

https://eso.co.uk/09apr22-leominster


SUNDAY APRIL 10
Caird Hall, Dundee

A Sea Symphony

Also: Walt Whitman Overture Gustav Holst

Dundee Choral Union
St. Andrews Chorus
Conductor Michael Downes
Heisenberg Ensemble

7.30pm

www.dundeebox.co.uk


THURSDAY APRIL 14
Markelius Hall, Helsingborg, Sweden

Serenade to Music

(orchestral version)

Toward the Unknown Region

Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 2, Lobgesang

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and Choir
Andrew Manze conductor

7.pm

https://helsingborgskonserthus.se/event/hso-lovsang-till-manskligheten/


THURSDAY APRIL 21
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of England’s greatest composers, the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic are joining forces to offer a unique Mancunian tribute.

Symphony No. 9

Also: Holst The Planets

John Wilson conductor
Sopranos and altos of the Hallé Choir
The Hallé

19.30
website


SATURDAY APRIL 23
St Michael and All Angels, Herefordshire, HR8 1DL

The Voice and The Violin

The Lark Ascending
Along the Field

Also:
R. Clarke Songs with Violin
Schumann Album fur Die Jugend
Britten A Charm of Lullabies
Rimsky-Korsakov/Kreisler/Roper “Scheherezade Theme
Ravel Tzigane
Dvorak Zigeunermelodien

Rachel Roper soprano
Hannah Roper violin
Martin Jacoby piano

All proceeds to St Michael’s Hospice in memory of William Christopher King

7:00PM

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/herefordshire/st-michael-and-all-an
gels/the-voice-and-the-violin/2022-04-23/19:00/t-reydme


SATURDAY APRIL 23
Aylesbury Methodist Church
“Hands Across the Atlantic”, Programme: British Folk Songs

Five Mystical Songs

Conductor Nick Austin
Lydia Shariff  Mezzo-Soprano
Greg Hallam Baritone
Rowena Gibbons Piano
Robin Johnson – Drums

7.30pm

Aylesbury Festival Choir

www.aylesburyfestivalchoir.weebly.com 


SUNDAY APRIL 24
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2)

Coleridge-Taylor Ballade
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Tom Gauterin conductor
Daniel Pioro violin

website


SUNDAY APRIL 24
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Spirit of the City

Symphony No. 2 (A London Symphony)

Also: Bruch: Violin Concerto
Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Tom Gauterin conductor
Daniel Pioro violin

3.pm

https://tickets.lpo.org.uk/events/1626886937


TUESDAY APRIL 26
Royal Festival Hall, London

A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2)

Also: Holst The Planets

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Boris Giltburg piano
Vasily Petrenko conductor

19.30
website


WEDNESDAY APRIL 27
Royal Festival Hall, London

Symphony No. 5

Also: Sinfonia da Requiem Op 20 – Benjamin Britten
Concerto for cello and orchestra – Brett Dean

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Alban Gerhardt cello
Edward Gardner conductor

19.30
website


WEDNESDAY APRIL 27  
Warwick Arts Centre: Butterworth Hall, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7AL

Symphony no. 6 in E minor

Also: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K488
Sibelius Symphony no. 3 in C major, Op.52  

The Hallé         
Sir Mark Elder Conductor
Elisabeth Brauß Piano

7.30pm


APRIL 28
Leamington Music Festival

String Quartet No 1 in G minor

Ravel String Quartet in F
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor Op 84

Sacconi Quartet
Ben Hancox and Hannah Dawson violins
Robin Ashwell viola, Cara Berridge cello
Emma Abbate piano

7:30pm

https://www.leamingtonmusic.org/event/sacconi-quartet-with-emma-abbate-piano/


FRIDAY APRIL 29
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Symphony No 2, ‘A London Symphony’

also: Johannesburg Festival Overture Sir William Walton
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, ‘Emperor’ Op 73  Ludwig van Beethoven

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Boris Giltburg piano
Vasily Petrenko conductor

19:30
website


APRIL 29
Leamington Music Festival

On Wenlock Edge

Howard Skempton The Moon is Flashing
Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte Op 98
Howard Skempton Piano Concerto

Ensemble 360
Robert Plane clarinet
Benjamin Nabarro and Claudia Ajmone-Marsan violins
Rachel Roberts viola, Gemma Rosefield cello
with James Gilchrist tenor
Tim Horton piano

7:30pm


SATURDAY APRIL 30
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of England’s greatest composers, the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic are joining forces to offer a unique Mancunian tribute.

Symphony No.6
A Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1)

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha soprano
Roderick Williams baritone
Hallé Choir
Hallé Youth Choir

19.30
website

 

MAY


SUNDAY MAY 1 Leamington

Leamington Music Festival

Prelude & Fugue in C minor

Also: Howells Psalm Prelude Op 32 No 1
Howells Sonata for Organ (1st mvt): Vivo, energico ed agitato
Simpson Eppur si muove

Christopher Cromar organ

4.00pm

https://www.leamingtonmusic.org/event/sacconi-quartet-with-emma-abbate-piano/


SUNDAY MAY 1 Leamington
Leamington Music Festival

Six Studies in English Folksong for Clarinet

Also:

Beethoven   Trio in B flat Op 11 ‘Gassenhauer’
Beethoven   Cello Sonata in C Op 102 No 1
Simpson   Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano

Emma Johnson clarinet
Raphael Wallfisch cello
John Lenehan piano

https://www.leamingtonmusic.org/event/sacconi-quartet-with-emma-abbate-piano/


SUNDAY MAY 1
Hall One, Kings Place, London N1 9AG

Concerto grosso for strings

Finzi: Eclogue for piano and strings, Op. 10
Britten: Simple Symphony for string orchestra, Op. 4

Chamber Ensemble of London
dir. Peter Fisher (violin)
Margaret Fingerhut (piano)

6.30pm

https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/classical/chamber-ensemble-of-london/


SUNDAY MAY 1  
Sage One, Gateshead

Symphony No 1 – A Sea Symphony

Also: James McCarthy Codebreaker

Hertfordshire Chorus
Newcastle Choral Society (NCS)
Orchestra North East
David Temple conductor
Mark Anyan conductor
Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson soprano
Ashley Riches baritone

3:00pm


SUNDAY MAY 1
Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
The European Brass Band Championships: Challenge Section and Championship Section Own-Choice
Programme to include:              

Variations for Brass Band

9.00am


TUESDAY MAY 3
Barbican Hall, London
Vaughan Williams Gala Concert

Fantasia on the ‘Old 104th’ psalm tune
(for piano, chorus and orchestra)
Piano Concerto
A Sea Symphony

Sophie Bevan soprano
Roderick Williams baritone
Mark Bebbington piano
City of London Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Hilary Davan Wetton conductor


THURSDAY MAY 5
Kings Place: Hall One 90 York Way, London, Greater London, N1 9AG
Voices Unwrapped: Roderick Williams & Paul Cibis: When I was one-and-twenty

Songs of Travel

Schubert Die schöne Müllerin (selections)
Schumann Liederkreis, Op. 24 (selections)
Butterworth and Orr Songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’
Rebecca Clarke Three Songs
Chopin Preludes Nos 10 & 23

Roderick Williams Baritone
Paul Cibis Piano
7.30pm


THURSDAY MAY 5
Charterhouse School

String Quartet in C minor (1898)

Also: Natalie Klouda Piano Trio No.2 (World Premiere)
Surrey Hills Young Composer Competition winning work (World Premiere)
Beethoven: Piano Trio Op.70 No.1 ‘Ghost’
Sitkovetsky Trio & Friends

website


THURSDAY– FRIDAY MAY 5,6
May 5 Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, May 6, City Halls, Glasgow

Flos Campi

Also: Grace Williams Sea Sketches

John Dowland (arr. Manze) If my complaints could passions move
Benjamin Britten Lachrymae
Anna Clyne The Years (world premiere)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Choir
Timothy Ridout viola
Andrew Manze Conductor
19:30

website


FRIDAY MAY 6
Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts,
#8, 261051 Wagon Wheel View, Rocky View County, Canada T4A 0E2
Ralph Vaughan Williams 150th Anniversary

Symphony No. 5

Mozart Overture to Die Zauberflöte
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Carlos Foggin Conductor
Eva Toncheva Violin

7:30pm

https://www.polariscentre.ca/listings/vaughan-williams-5


SATURDAY MAY 7
Strathmore, Canada
Ralph Vaughan Williams 150th Anniversary

Symphony No. 5

Mozart Overture to Die Zauberflöte
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Carlos Foggin Conductor
Eva Toncheva Violin

7:30pm

https://www.polariscentre.ca/listings/vaughan-williams-5


SATURDAY MAY 7
The Menuhin Hall, Cobham Road, Stoke D’Abernon KT11 3QQ

Investec Music Festival in the Surrey Hill

Household Music:
3 Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes

Also: Schubert String Quartet No.7 D.94
Ravel String Quartet in F major Op.35

Modigliani Quartet

website


SATURDAY MAY 7
Temple Church, London

Five Mystical Songs
Serenade to Music
Mass in G Minor
The Lark Ascending

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir   
Greg Morris Conductor
Augusta Hebbert Soprano
Jessica Gillingwater Contralto
Gareth Treseder Tenor
Thomas Guthrie Baritone
Ian Belton Violin
Richard Pearce Organ

7.30pm


SUNDAY MAY 8
Charterhouse School, Godalming
Llewellyn Room, Charterhouse Rd, Godalming GU7 2DL

Charterhouse Suite for Piano
3 Elizabethan Part Songs
String Quartet

Musicians of Charterhouse

7.00pm

FREE but you must register to attend this event

website


SUNDAY MAY 8
St. John’s Church, St John’s Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7PY
Newbury Spring Festival

Mass in G minor

Introit: Tallis “O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit”
Anthem: Imogen Holst “A Hymne to Christ”

The Carice Singers
George Parris director

6.00pm
https://www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk/


SUNDAY MAY 8
St Dunstan’s Church, Mayfield, Sussex TN20 6AB
Mayfield Festival

‘The Wasps’ Overture
The Lark Ascending
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Symphony No.5

7:30pm

https://www.southbanksinfonia.co.uk/events-item/12119/mayfield-festival/


THURSDAY MAY 12
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of England’s greatest composers, the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic are joining forces to offer a unique Mancunian tribute.

Symphony No. 8

Also:
Stravinsky Concerto for piano and wind instruments
R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Elena Langer Figaro gets a Divorce

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Steven Osborne piano
Hallé

19.30
website


THURSDAY MAY 12
The Menuhin Hall, Cobham

Six Studies in English Folk Song

Dark Pastoral

(Vaughan Williams/D Matthews)

Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No.2 in D major
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor Op.65
Gary Hoffman cello and Wu Qian piano


FRIDAY MAY 13
Barbican, London

Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Plus works by Maurice Ravel, Tristan Murail and César Franck

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth

website


FRIDAY MAY 13 (18:45) SATURDAY MAY 14 (16:00)
Aichi Prefectural Arts Theatre Concert Hall
1 Chome-13-2 Higashisakura, Higashi Ward, Aichi 461-8525, Japan

Symphony No.5 in D Major

Elgar Introduction and Allegro Op.47
Mozart Oboe Concerto in C major K.314

Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Angus Webster
conductor
Mizuho Yoshie
oboe

https://www.nagoya-phil.or.jp/en/2022/0217115323.html


SATURDAY MAY 14
St Nicolas Church, West Mills Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HG
Newbury Spring Festival

Symphony No. 4

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth  conductor
Vadym Kholodenko  piano
The concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3

https://www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk/


SATURDAY MAY 14
St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough, Oxon
Chiltern Arts Choral Discovery Day & Concert

O Vos Omnes
Mass in G Minor

https://www.stmarysrisborough.org.uk/2021/04/chiltern-arts-festival-2021/


SATURDAY MAY 14
Garden Room, RHS Hilltop, RHS Garden Wisley

Charterhouse Suite

(arr Roper)

Beethoven Septet for winds and strings Op.20

Michael Collins and Friends


SUNDAY MAY 15
Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester

Phantasy Quintet

Also: Tiberiu Buta New Work (world premiere)
Mozart String Quintet in C, K515

Sarah Ewins violin
Tiberiu Buta violin
Julian Mottram viola
Piero Gasparini viola
Dale Culliford cello

1:00pm

website


SUNDAY MAY 15
St John Baptist de la Salle, Shillington
A Celebration of Vaughan Williams

The Garden of Proserpine

American premiere

Opus One
Berks Chamber Choir
Available online from Sun, May 22 – Sun, June 12

9:00pm

www.OpusOneChamberChoir.com


WEDNESDAY MAY 17
Philharmonie, Berlin

Symphony No. 5 in D major

Also:

Tippett Little Music
Elgar Cello concerto

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis

Details


WEDNESDAY MAY 18
Philharmonie, Berlin

Symphony No. 5 in D major

Also:

Tippett Little Music
Elgar Cello concerto

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis

Details


THURSDAY MAY 19 
Fukuoka Sunpalace Hotel & Hall

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No.3)

Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major

Kyushu Symphony Orchestra
Sachio Fujioka Conductor
Choi Hyounglok Piano
Miwako Handa Soprano

7:00pm
http://www.kyukyo.or.jp/eng/ticket/detail.php?id=13741


THURSDAY MAY 19
Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London

Serenade to Music

The Bach Choir
Philip Scriven organ
David Hill conductor


SATURDAY MAY 21
Cadogan Hall, London

A Sea Symphony

Cecilia McDowall Shipping Forecast
Grace Williams Sea Sketches

London Mozart Players
Joanna Tomlinson conductor
Constanza Chorus
Eleanor Dennis soprano
Matthew Brook bass-baritone

7:30pm

https://www.londonmozartplayers.com/
www.cadoganhall.com/whats-on/constanza-chorus-2022 


SATURDAY MAY 21
Heritage Centre Roe Street Macclesfield SK11 6UT
Macclesfield Concert Season

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Percy Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry
Malcolm Arnold Guitar Concerto, Op.67
Peter Sculthorpe Nourlangie
Edward Elgar Introduction and Allegro, Op.47

Craig Ogden acoustic guitar
Nicholas Ward violin / artistic director
Northern Chamber Orchestra

7:30 PM


SUNDAY MAY 22
Stoller Hall Hunts Bank Manchester M3 1DA

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Percy Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry
Malcolm Arnold Guitar Concerto, Op.67
Peter Sculthorpe Nourlangie
Edward Elgar Introduction and Allegro, Op.47

Craig Ogden acoustic guitar
Nicholas Ward violin / artistic director
Northern Chamber Orchestra

3:00 PM


SUNDAY MAY 22
All Saints’ Church, Down Ampney
Choral Evensong with RVW’s hymns, motet and music by RVW
The Right Reverend Dr Andrew Rumsey, Bishop of Ramsbury
The Octavo Singers
3pm

SUNDAY MAY 22
Concert – featuring the music of RVW and others by The Octavo Singers
6pm
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/All-Saints-Church-Down-Ampney/t-gnomqm


SUNDAY MAY 22
Hill Barn, Lower Swell, nr Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, 5.00pm

Silence and Music
Mass in G Minor

Ina Boyle Caedmon’s Hymn
Hugo Alfvén Aftonen (The evening)
Jean Sibelius Män från slätten och havet (Men from plain and sea)
Gustav Holst This have I done for my true love

The Carice Singers
5pm

https://www.thecaricesingers.co.uk/concerts


SUNDAY MAY 22
Whittington Music Festival

On Wenlock Edge

Debussy Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano
Ravel Tzigane for violin and piano
Ravel Introduction and Allegro for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet

Mark Padmore

3:30 p.m.
https://www.whittingtonmusicfestival.org.uk/festival-programme-2022/


TUESDAY MAY 24
St George’s Church
Kensington and Chelsea Music Society – RVW 150th Concert

Songs of Travel

Richard Rodney Bennett Songs before Sleep
Also: Songs and solo piano music by Barber, Britten, Howells, Ives & Lehmann

Gareth John baritone
William Vann piano
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/532940
http://kcmusic.org.uk/concerts/24th-may/


FRIDAY MAY 27
Dorchester Abbey, High St, Dorchester, Oxon. OX10 7HH

Old King Cole

Elgar The Spanish Lady Comedy Overture (World Premiere)
Delius Petite Suite pour Orchestre (First professional performance)
Coleridge-Taylor Violin Concerto in G minor (First performance of new edition)
Alwyn Concerto Grosso no.1 in B-flat
Hely-Hutchinson Variations, Intermezzo, Scherzo and Finale

BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates Conductor
Rupert Marshall-Luck Violin

Pre-concert talk: 5.15pm
Dorchester Village Hall, Dorchester, Oxon. OX10 7HR
Stephen Johnson: Vaughan Williams — The Shadow and the Light

7.30pm

https://www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/


SATURDAY MAY 28
Dorchester Abbey, High Street, Dorchester OX10 7HH
English Music Festival

Willow Wood

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
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

website


SUNDAY MAY 29
Silk Hall, Radley College, Kennington Road, Abingdon OX14 2HR
English Music Festival

Prayer to the Father of Heaven
Mass in G minor

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

The Addison Singers
David Wordsworth Conductor

website


SUNDAY MAY 29
Dorchester Abbey, High Street, Dorchester OX10 7HH
English Music Festival

Five Mystical Songs

Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
Holst Five Partsongs
The Cloud Messenger

English Chamber Orchestra
Choir of King’s College, London
Joseph Fort Conductor

website


SUNDAY MAY 29
St Andrew’s Hall
Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Five Tudor Portraits (Commissioned for the Festival in 1936)
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1

Also: Mozart Divertimento in D major, K. 136

Britten Sinfonia
Norwich Philharmonic Chorus
William Vann conductor

Tickets £7.50 – £40.00
https://nnfestival.org.uk


TUESDAY MAY 31
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Job, a Masque for Dancing

Also:

Frank Bridge Dance Rhapsody
Elgar Cello Concerto

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Manze conductor
Nicolas Altstaedt cello

Details

JUNE

SATURDAY JUNE 4
Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester WR1 2LA
Elgar Festival – The Royal Platinum Jubilee Gala Concert

Festival Te Deum

Elgar – Spirit of England
Elgar – In the South

English Symphony Orchestra
Elgar Festival Chorus
Kenneth Woods conductor
April Fredrick soprano
Marcus Farnsworth Baritone

website


SATURDAY JUNE 11
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, IP17 1SP
Aldeburgh Festival 2022

Serenade to Music

Part of Britten Pears Young Artist Programme at 50
An event bringing together generations of Britten Pears Young Artists to share the concert hall stage.
Current Britten Pears Young Artists and illustrious previous participants come together to perform a programme of vocal and chamber music, including Vaughan Williams’s Serenade and Schubert’s Quartettsatz.

website


SATURDAY JUNE 25
Ipswich Corn Exchange

Symphony No 2: A London Symphony

Also: Britten Dances from the opera ‘Gloriana’
Elgar Cello Concerto

Ipswich Symphony Orchestra
Max Calver cello
Adam Gatehouse conductor

Tickets from Regent Theatre Ipswich

7.30pm

Tickets: £15 and £14 concessions
website


SUNDAY JUNE 26
St Andrew’s Church, Holborn, London EC4A 3AF

Symphony No.5

Finzi Cello Concerto*

Finzi – Soloist: Indira Grier

Elgar Sinfonia
Conductor Adrian Brown

4.30pm

*Supported by the Finzi Trust
Tickets from: elgarsinfonia@yahoo.com


WEDNESDAY JUNE 29
St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Sweet Harmony

Dona Nobis Pacem
Serenade to Music
Valiant-for-Truth
Five Mystical Songs

The Bar Choral Society
The Parliament Choir
Southbank Sinfonia
Elizabeth Weisberg soprano
Emma Lewis mezzo-soprano
Christopher Fitzgerald-Lombard tenor
Gareth Brynmor John baritone
Greg Morris, Simon Over conductors

7.30pm
website

JULY

FRIDAY JULY 1
Thaxted Parish Church.

Thaxted Festival, Essex. Thaxted Festival 2022 With its origins in Gustav Holst’s 1916 Whitsun Festival.

Mass in G Minor.

also: Holst Cloud Messenger

Kings College London Choir and the English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Joseph Fort


FRIDAY JULY 1
Carwithen Music Festival
St Mary’s Church, Haddenham

49th Parallel

Masquerade String Quartet

19:30

Website


SATURDAY JULY 2
Carwithen Music Festival
St Mary’s Church, Haddenham

The Lake in The Mountains

Cello Sonatina Doreen Carwithen
Romance for cello and piano Barbara Carwithen (World Premiere)
4 Preludes for Piano Doreen Carwithen
Ballade for cello and piano Minna Keal

Nick Stringfellow and Eleanor Hodgkinson

10.30am

Website


SATURDAY JULY 2
St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA
An English Serenade

Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’

Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor, Opus 20
Finzi Romance Opus 11
Robert Matthew-Walker Fantasia Della Sinfonia

Rimma Suchanskaya Conductor
National Symphony Orchestra

7.30pm

Website


SATURDAY JULY 2
Carwithen Music Festival
St Mary’s Church, Haddenham

The Lark Ascending

Violin Sonata  Doreen Carwithen
Legende Frederick Delius
New Commission by Christopher Gunning
Fantasie in C Minor Minna Keal
Lorelei by Susan Spain Dunk

Fenella Humphreys Violin
Nathan Williamson Piano

Website


SATURDAY JULY 2 
St Mary’s Church, Thaxted

Songs of Travel

Also: Butterworth  A Shropshire Lad
Songs by Ireland, Warlock, Britten and others.
New Commission by Sarah Cattley,

Roderick Williams Baritone
Susie Allan
piano

website


SATURDAY JULY 9
St Mary’s Parish Church, Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex

Five Mystical Songs

Handel Four Coronation Anthems
Parry I Was Glad

West Sussex Philharmonic Choir
Sean Bui Conductor
David Moore Accompanist
Ian Gardner Baritone

website


SATURDAY JULY 9
St Martin’s Church, Dorking, RH4 1DW

Vaughan Williams: A Choral Celebration!

A vision of Aeroplanes
O Taste and See

Lord, Thou hast been our refuge
Folk Song Arrangements
Bushes and Briars
Silence and Music
Three Shakespeare Songs

plus works by Finzi, Holst, Havergal Brian, Sarah Cattley and Zoe Dixon (world premiere).

The Joyful Company of Singers
Peter Broadbent and Olivia Tait Conductors
Jeremiah Stephenson Organist

7pm with pre-concert talk at 6.30pm
Tickets £15 – £10 for under-30s and the unwaged –  on the door and from website.

website


SATURDAY JULY 9
St Faith’s Church Lee on Solent
By kind invitation of Lee Choral Society

English Folk Song Suite

Also: Steve Marshall Out of the Wood Thoughts Narrator Gerry Hayles
Alyson Lewin Midsummer Morris

Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia and Christopher Burgess

7.30pm

Tickets 07766 912219


SATURDAY JULY 9
Chester Cathedral, Chester
Silence and Music

also: motets by Herbert Howells and Cecilia McDowell

Chester Cathedral Nave Choir
Conductor Alexander Palotai
Organist Graham Eccles

7.30pm

[Tickets £6-£15]

website


SUNDAY JULY 10
Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert
St John’s Church, Macaulay Road, Broadstone

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Handel Zadok the Priest, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba & excerpts from Water Music suites
Vivaldi Gloria
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

Performed by our Royal College of Music and Merton College Oxford undergraduate musicians
Lewis Lee violin, Joseph Berry viola
St Peter’s Church Choir
Director Richard McLeste

7.00 pm

Limited tickets on the door but booking online recommended
website


SATURDAY JULY 9
St James the Great Church, East Malling

50th Anniversary Gala Concert

Hymn of Freedom
O Clap Your Hands

including: Rutter Gloria Copland Fanfare for the Common Man Parry Jerusalem

East Malling Singers

Tickets £12/schoolchildren free 01622 750 943 or
Email: boxoffice@eastmallingsingers.co.uk


SATURDAY JULY 16
Lichfield Cathedral

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Britten Four Sea Interludes
Schumann Symphony No 2

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Ryan Bancroft

 17:00pm

website


SATURDAY JULY 16 
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Symphony No.4 in F Minor
Symphony No.5 in D Major

Mercury Orchestra
Channing Yu conductor
20:00

website


MONDAY JULY 18
The Minster Church of St Cuthburga, High St, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne BH21 1EB
Lunchtime concert

Rhosymedre

Brewer Marche Héroïque
Bach  Fantasia and Fugue in G minor (BWV 542)
Duruflé  Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain (op. 7)

Sam Hanson organ

12:30 pm

website


MONDAY JULY 25
King’s Lynn Festival, King’s Lynn Minster
Town Hall, Coffee Concert

On Wenlock Edge

The Hill Quartet
Ben Mead
piano
Rory Calver Tenor

11am


SATURDAY, JULY 30
Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn Festival

The Lark Ascending

Also: Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Major

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Matthew Coorey conductor
Duncan Riddell violin

7.30 pm
website


AUGUST
SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER17
Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham
2022 Holst Birthday Concert

Symphony No. 5

Stanford Irish Rhapsody No.1
Holst Country Song and Marching Song
Holst Folk Songs from Somerset (first UK performance in modern times)

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra
David Curtis Conductor

7:30pm

website


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22
Charterhouse School, Godalming
HALL, Charterhouse Rd, Godalming GU7 2DL

Four Last Songs
Phantasy Viola Quintet
Darest thou now, O soul

Evening Recital of music for voice and strings, given by Claire Sutton-Williams and Mark Begbie, directed by Head of Strings, Mr Rafael Bolivar. The venue for this recital is Hall.

19:00

FREE but you must register to attend this event

website

OCTOBER

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2
Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1HQ
Salute the Brave

Symphony No 3 ‘Pastoral’

William Alwyn Symphony No. 5
Sir Edward Elgar Sea Pictures
Eric Coates Dambusters March 
Sheldon Bair The Homefront                                     

Eirlys Myfanwy Davies mezzo soprano
John Gibbons Conductor

2.45pm

website


SATURDAY OCTOBER 8
Dorking Halls, Dorking. Reigate Road, Dorking, GB RH4 1SG

Symphony No 1 A Sea Symphony
Symphony No 2 A London Symphony

Leslie Olive Conductor
English Arts Orchestra
English Arts Chorale
Eye Bach Choir

7.30 pm
website


SATURDAY OCTOBER 15
Bury St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Symphony No.1 A Sea Symphony

Symphony No.2 A London Symphony

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
Leslie Olive conductor

7.30 pm
website


SATURDAY OCTOBER 15
St George’s Bristol BS1 5RR
The Heart’s Voice

Valiant for truth
Silence and Music
The Heart’s Voice
Rest

Also: Three short pieces from the

Charterhouse Suite

(arr Gary Ryan Folk Song Suite for choir and 2 guitars)

Exultute Singers
Gary Ryan and Craig Ogden
Conductor David Ogden

7:30pm

website


FRIDAY OCTOBER21
Holywell Music Room, Holywell St Oxford OX1 3BN

On Wenlock Edge

Portraits of the Mind

IAN VENABLES (World Premiere, Ralph Vaughan Williams Society commission)

Alessandro Fisher Tenor
Navarra Quartet
William Vann Pianist

This event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3
Pre-Concert Talk

13:00

website


SATURDAY OCTOBER 22
St. Olave’s Anglican Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tracing the Tunes: Ralph Vaughan Williams and the English Folk Song

Selections from Folk Songs of England, Books 2 & 5 : arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams

Six Studies in English Folk Song
The Lake in the Mountains
Ten Blake Songs 

Alexander Cappellazzo Tenor
Timothy Yung Clarinet
Ivan Jovanovic Piano

A pre-concert video presentation will be given by Caroline Davison, author of the upcoming book The Captain’s Apprentice: Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Story of a Folk Song. Tickets: $30

7:30pm

website


SATURDAY OCTOBER 22
St Matthew’s Church, The Drive, Northampton NN1 4RY

Symphony No9 

George Gershwin  An American in Paris
Sergei Rachmaninoff  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Dinara Klinton Piano
John Gibbons Conductor

7.30pm

website

NOVEMBER

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5
The Halls, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich NR3 1AU

In the Fen Country

Also: Carmina Burana Orff


Norwich Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra

Matthew Andrews and David Dunnett conductors
Jenny Stafford soprano
Paul Hopwood tenor
Adam Green bass

7.30pm
website


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10
CHAPEL, Charterhouse School, Charterhouse Rd, Godalming, GU7 2DL

Mass in G minor
3 Preludes for Organ

A service for Remembrance tide will be given by the Chapel Choir to close the Vaughan Williams 150 Anniversary Concert Series.

FREE but you must register to attend this event

website


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12
Langley Park Arts Centre, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Sinfonia Antartica

Bromley Symphony
Conductor Adrian Brown

7.30pm

website


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13
St George’s Bristol BS1 5RR
Music of Remembrance

Dona Nobis Pacem

Richard Blackford: Also Pieta
City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Ensemble
Amy Dickson saxophone
David Ogden Conductor

6:00pm

website


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26
St Philip and St James Church, Cheltenham

Dona Nobis Pacem
Five Mystical Songs
Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Hannah Davey soprano
Frazer Scott baritone
Charlton Kings Choral Society
John Wright Conductor

7:30pm

website


DECEMBER

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

In the Fen Country

Also Korngold Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No.12

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra
(Alex Redington-soloist Violin Concerto)
Richard Hull Director

website


 

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