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

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Saturday 5th November 10 am to 4 pm Gregorian Chant Workshop, Salisbury  

Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE

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.
Contact Alison Ogden www.sarum.ac.uk & 01722 424826

Saturday 12th November 6 pm, The Great and Wide Sea, Bristol
10 GBP

Ancient Mariner & Sea Psalm
BRISTOL The Lord Mayor's Chapel,
College Green, Park St, Bristol BS1 5TB

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.

Saturday 19th November 6 pm, The Great and Wide Sea, Bosham Church
10 GBP

Ancient Mariner & Sea Psalm (as described above)
Bosham Church PO18 8LY

Saturday 26th November 10 am - 5 pm, Gregorian Chant Workshop, Didmarton
25 GBP

Worcester Lodge, Didmarton GL9 1AH

Gregorian Chant workshop

An entertaining, informative and enjoyable day learning about Gregorian chant in a special and enchanting venue designed by the 18th century architect William Kent.  Structured around the monastic hour services, the course begins with  simple recitation in English leading to some Latin chant.
Open to anyone, women & men; singers and non-singers; all are welcome. Concludes with performance of a sequence of chant for Advent.

NB ACCESS: The venue is upstairs to which there is no lift. With regret.

Saturday 10th December 6 pm Christmas Concert, Chipping Campden

Saturday 10th December 6 pm    

St James’ Chipping Campden GL55 6JG

£10/ £5 under-18

A meditative first part of Mediaeval Carols with a narration from the middle ages is followed by a Christmas entertainment, with songs and readings for everyone: traditional carols, folk carols, Music Hall and Victorian parlour song, with contemporary favourites from some composers composers commissioned by OA - all set in a warm and humorous context. 

Monday 12th December 7:30 pm Mediaeval Carols Wells Cathedral  

MEDIAEVAL CAROLS Wells Cathedral, Wells BA5 2UE

£20 / £5 under-18

MEDIAEVAL CAROLS - 15th century English carols, Mediaeval liturgical music for Christmas (Machault, Josquin, Dunstable etc) and Gregorian chant for Christmas: Hugely popular annual event; a candle-lit concert of English 15th century carols, together with liturgical chant for Christmas in the context of a narration from mediaeval sources. Also Machault's 'Gloria', and Obrecht's magisterial ‘Factor Orbis‘ with its interwoven biblical prophetic texts and concluding declamatory Noës. Bringing the concert to a close is 'Ave Maria mater Dei' by William Cornysh from the late 15th century Eton Choir Book.

Friday 16th December 6 pm Mediaeval Carols, Bath

Prior Park College Chapel BA2 5AH

programme as above for Wells Cathedral 

£10/ £5 under-18

Saturday 17th December 7:30 pm    
Haslemere Museum GU27 2LA
£15/ £5 under-18 only from the Museum 01428 642112

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



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