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An Oxford Elegy

June 13, 2020, 7:30 pm

Bristol Choral Society
British Sinfonietta
Hilary Campbell Conductor

Romance for String Orchestra Finzi
An Oxford Elegy Vaughan Williams
Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice Finzi
Five Mystical Songs Vaughan Williams

John Telfer Narrator
TBC Piano and organ
TBC Baritone

We take our season’s leave with Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs. From the murmuring caresses of Love bade me welcome to the pealing celebratory exultation of the Antiphon, it’s a work that’s familiar to many. Our other nod to ‘VW’ on the other hand is perhaps less well-known. Dating from near the end of his life, An Oxford Elegy is an atmospheric meditation, located tantalisingly just beyond the ‘dreaming spires’. To narrate it we welcome one of our own – actor, stalwart of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, and choir member, John Telfer.
Keeping Vaughan Williams company is his friend Gerald Finzi whose delectable Romance for strings raises the curtain with a nostalgic idyll-in-miniature evoking a bucolic Eden.

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£11 to £28, under 25s £5 incl booking fee, seniors 10% discount.


June 13, 2020
7:30 pm
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Bristol Cathedral