OPUS ANGLICANUM : AN ENGLISH MUSIC
OPUS ANGLICANUM : AN ENGLISH MUSIC

Words and Music - 5 men singing unaccompanied + Zeb Soanes, narrator

audience-friendly story-telling sequences
entertainments of narrated texts with unaccompanied sung music of all kinds.
Presented by Opus Anglicanum Trust, Charity No.1083865

HMS Duchess

THE GREAT AND WIDE SEA

THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER - Lynne Plowman. 1st PERFORMANCE
SEA PSALM - Sally Beamish
Saturday 8th October at 6 pm

Mercers’ Hall, Ironmonger Lane, London EC2V 8HE

BOOKING - SEE BELOW UNDER 8th October

Friday 22nd July 6 pm    

Concert: DAVID JONES : 1916 MAMETZ WOOD
David Jones: dialogues with the past Conference York University
St Wilfrid’s Church, York YO1 7EN
www.davidjonesdialogues.com
1916 - The Battle of Mametz Wood. The story read from David Jones’ poem “In Parenthesis” of 1937. Schubert, Palestrina, Josquin and two new works: Cheryl Frances-Hoad ‘In the crypt of the wood’, composed with inspiration from David Jones’ drawing Vexilla Regis. Owain Park 'Sequence:In Parenthesis' brings together snatches of tunes referred to by David Jones in the poem, including Welsh and English songs and hymns, music hall and soldiers trench songs.

 Saturday 3rd September 6 pm 
Concert: BACH : BONHOEFFER Opus Anglicanum with Richard Stephens (Organ)
St James’ Chipping Campden GL55 6JG
£10 at the door.
This very special concert explores Lutheran chorales both as sung texts and as subjects for Bach’s inventive preludes, and is punctuated by three readings from the Lutheran pastor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The singers perform verses in Bach’s harmonisation, followed by the organ Chorale prelude from Orgelbüchlein. The evening concludes with Monastic Compline and a final Chorale in which the audience is invited to sing. Booking immediately below...........

BOOKING: Chipping Campden Saturday 3rd September 6 pm
10 GBP

Concert: BACH : BONHOEFFER
St James’ Chipping Campden GL55 6JG
£10

Saturday 24th September 7:30 pm    

Concert: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Botley Music, All Saints Church, Botley SO30 2EA
£12 / £10 concessions www.wegottickets.com & Church Office 01489 782445
This delightfully entertaining sequence places the most beautiful moments from Shakespeare’s popular and masque-like play, with music from Renaissance Italy,  Elizabethan London and works by Elgar, Schubert, and Brahms.  A feature is Gordon Crosse’s “Spring Awakening” of 2009, setting Bottom’s Dream from the play. The sequence concludes with Wilbye’s exquisite ‘Draw on sweet night’.

Saturday 8th October at 6 pm

Concert: THE GREAT AND WIDE SEA
Mercers’ Hall, Ironmonger Lane, London EC2V 8HE
£20  The Mercers require that all bookings need to be made before Sunday 2nd October.


THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER Samuel Taylor Coleridge Music by Lynne Plowman
&
SEA PSALM The sinking of HMS Duchess 1939 Music by Sally Beamish


LYNNE PLOWMAN ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’
Twelve brilliant miniatures which illustrate a complete reading of Coleridge’s 1798 epoch-making work by ZEB SOANES (BBC Radio). The 12 compositions refer to the engravings by David Jones for Douglas Cleverdon’s 1929 edition of the poem. Lynne Plowman won the 2003 British Composers Award and has composed for Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, and the London Mozart Players.

SALLY BEAMISH 'Sea Psalm: the sinking of HMS Duchess 12th Dec 1939'
a 20-minute setting of the psalm ‘They that go down to the sea in ships’ during which a spoken narration recites the eyewitness account of the only surviving officer of the sinking of the destroyer HMS Duchess. The psalm forms a refrain to the account,  ending with the hymn ‘Eternal Father strong to save’. Sally Beamish is a composer whose work is performed and broadcast internationally. She has composed for the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Opera, and BBC Proms.

Places are limited and please note all bookings need to be made by Sunday 2nd October.
BOOK BELOW for this most special event.

BOOKING Concert, Mercers' Hall Sat 8 October 2016 6 pm
20.00 GBP

Saturday 8th October at 6 pm
Concert: THE GREAT AND WIDE SEA
Mercers’ Hall, Ironmonger Lane, London EC2V 8HE
All bookings must be made by Sunday 2nd October.
Entrance is by Guest List, for which please would you give all guest's names, first and last. Thank you.

Sunday 23rd October

Two Moors Festival Dulverton TA22 9BU
11 am Chant workshop: REQUIEM
4 pm Concert: THE SONG OF ANGELS

http://www.thetwomoorsfestival.co.uk

 

Saturday 5th November 10 am to 4 pm    
Chant workshop: ALL HALLOWS music of the Saints
Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Contact Alison Ogden www.sarum.ac.uk & 01722 424826
An entertaining, informative and enjoyable experience structured around the monastic hour services. Using at first simple recitation in English it includes also some of the rich heritage of more adventurous Latin chant. The day concludes with an informal performance of a sequence of chant for All Hallows.

 

Saturday 12th November venue tba
Concert: THE GREAT AND WIDE SEA - Ancient Mariner & Sea Psalm

 

Saturday 19th November  6 pm
Concert: THE GREAT AND WIDE SEA - Ancient Mariner & Sea Psalm

Bosham Church PO18 8LY

£10

 

Saturday 3rd December 10 am - 5 pm
Worcester Lodge, Didmarton GL9 1AH
Chant workshop: ADVENT waiting

 

Saturday 10th December 6 pm    
Concert: CHRISTMAS CONCERT St James’ Chipping Campden GL55 6JG www.opus-a.co.uk


Monday 12th December 7:30 pm    
Concert: MEDIAEVAL CAROLS Wells Cathedral, Wells BA5 2UE www.opus-a.co.uk


Friday 16th December 7:30 pm    
Concert: MEDIAEVAL CAROLS Bath - Prior Park College Chapel BA2 5AH - www.opus-a.co.uk

Saturday 17th December 7:30 pm    
Concert: FIGGY PUDDING Haslemere Museum GU27 2LA direct from the Museum 01428 642112

 

Opus Anglicanum

Patron - Dame Emma Kirkby Opus Anglicanum Trust Charity No.1083865
Trustees:
Michael Kuhn, chairman;
Prebendary Elsa van der Zee; Stephen Tilton; Dr Frances Hogwood; Dr John Sedgwick
 

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