United Kingdom Samuel Barber, Javier Alvarez, Silvestre Revueltas, David Stock, Miguel del Aguila: Santiago Quartet, Beckford Parish Church, Worcestershire. 22.10.11(RJ)
United Kingdom Richard Blackford, Copland, Barber: Paul Nilon (tenor), Stephen Gadd (baritone), Simon Callow (narrator), Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Gavin Carr (conductor), Town Hall, Cheltenham, 11.9.2011. (RJ)
United Kingdom Weelkes, Byrd, Tomkins, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Stanford, Rubbra, Howells, Lauridson, Tavener, Finzi: Eton Choral Course, Tim Johnson (conductor), Tom Winpenny (organ), Tewkesbury Abbey, 12.8.2011 (RJ)
United Kingdom Ravel, Mahler, James MacMillan: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Christoph-Mathias Mueller (conductor), Jane Irwin (soprano), Worcester Cathedral, 11.8.2011 (RJ)
United Kingdom Peter Sutton’s Elgar and Alice: Swan Theatre, Worcester, 11.8.2011. (RJ)
United Kingdom English Exiles – Peter Philips, Richard Dering, John Bull: Royal Holloway College Chapel Choir, English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Rupert Gough (conductor & organ), Tewkesbury Abbey, 8.8.2011. (RJ)
An interview with 9/11 composer Richard Blackford (RJ)
September 11th 2011 will see the premiere of Richard Blackford’s latest choral work Not in Our Time which has links with the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York ten years ago. It explores an extremely topical and relevant subject: the relationship between Christianity and Islam from the time of the Crusades until the present day. Here Richard talks about the work and his career to date.