On Wenlock Edge


Vaughan Williams Series II

Ben Johnson tenor
David Owen Norris presenter
Peter Parker speaker

2pm Open rehearsal of On Wenlock Edge
3pm Talk from Peter Parker, author of Housman Country
3.30pm Break for tea and cake
4pm Performance of On Wenlock Edge
4.30pm Housman songs masterclass
5.15pm Building a Library: On Wenlock Edge with David Owen Norris

The second event in our Vaughan Williams series is an afternoon focussing on the composer’s early masterpiece setting the words of A E Housman. Composed in 1909, On Wenlock Edge provides an eerie foreshadowing to the many men lost in the Great War. David Owen Norris introduces renowned tenor Ben Johnson to perform the work on an afternoon which includes an insight into Housman himself from distinguished biographer, historian and author of the book Housman Country, Peter Parker. Owen Norris concludes the event with searching for the the best recordings of the work from the last sixty years.

Ticket price includes complimentary cup of tea and slice of cake