The Fall and Rise of Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gurney, The Far Country: Philip Lancaster (baritone), Ben Lamb (piano), St Andrew’s Church, Churchdown, Gloucester, 3.5.2014. (RJ)

Richard Shephard, There was such beauty: Lucy Hall (soprano), David Stout (baritone), Alan Parker (reader), Gloucester Choral Society, Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor), Gloucester Cathedral, 3,5,2014. (RJ)

Ivor Gurney window Photo (c) Tom Denny
Ivor Gurney window
Photo (c) Tom Denny

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Longborough Festival (Nominated for RPS Award) Opera Season Preview

 Longborough Festival Opera Nominated for RPS Award Longborough Festival Opera is delighted to announce that its 2013 Ring Cycle has been shortlisted in the Opera and Music Theatre category of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards. LFO is the first privately owned opera house to have staged a full-length production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle led by conductor … Read more

Humour and Pathos in James Bowman Recital

 Dowland, Farrant, Gibbons, Purcell, Handel, Britten, Howells, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Praetorius, Maxwell Davis: English Song from Dowland to Britten: James Bowman (counter-tenor), Andrew Plant (piano), Christ Church, Cheltenham, 15.3.2014.  “Counter tenors are an invention of the twentieth century,” James Bowman informed his audience at this recital presented by the Holst Birthplace Museum. He also … Read more

Life Begins at 70 for Guitarist Gilbert

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert Biberian, Biberian at 70: Evelyne Beech (soprano), Wendy Nieper (soprano), Sarah Ellis (flute), Matthew Morris (flute), Fenner Curtis (Violin), Robert Perry (percussion), Like Dunlea (guitar), Raymond Burley (guitar), Gilbert Biberian (guitar, conductor), The Chapel, Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham, 1.3.2014.

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