Concert 7 – Vaughan Williams Festival 2018 Grand Finale
‘A concert of words and music dedicated to the memory of the service men and women of RAF Down Ampney from 1944 to 1947’
Monday 27 August, 2.30pm
The Vaughan Williams Ensemble with Anton Lesser – Narrator
James Gilchrist, tenor | Jack Liebeck, violin | Rita Manning, violin | Hannah Dawson, violin | Philip Dukes, viola | Cara Berridge, cello | Justin Pearson, cello | Anna Tilbrook, piano | Paul Turner, piano
Frank Bridge ‘Phantasy’ Piano Quartet
Maurice Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
David Bednall ‘The Mower’ Two poems by Andrew Marvell
Ralph Vaughan Williams ‘On Wenlock Edge’
A spectacular conclusion to the Festival with The Vaughan Williams Ensemble interspersed with poetry by Ursula Vaughan Williams, read by the celebrated English actor, Anton Lesser and music from another pupil of Stanford, Frank Bridge to open proceedings. We hear two deeply moving poems by Andrew Marvell set to music by Composer-in-Association David Bednall, Ravel’s stunning Piano Trio, and the Festival closes with RVW’s magical and haunting Song Cycle ‘On Wenlock Edge’.
Included in the ticket price is an extended interval with a food and wine tasting session in the Festival marquee, presented by Brett Russell (Chef Patron of the celebrated Tierra & Marr Restaurant, Cirencester), in association with the local English Vineyard, Poulton Wines. Not to be missed!