We are delighted to return to the St Marylebone Festival on 21st July to stage a unique collaboration with performers Maz O’Connor (singer) and Nicola Lyons (classical violin and folk fiddle) from The English Folk Dance and Song Society, based at the Cecil Sharp House, and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library the other side of Regent’s Park. Festival Director Gavin Roberts also joins us on piano and organ as soloist and accompanist.
For the last five years of his life, Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and his wife Ursula lived at 10 Hanover Terrace in Regent’s Park, and near St Marylebone Church. Vaughan Williams’ deep love of the English folk tradition, the revival of which the composer was heavily involved in his work with Cecil Sharp, is reflected in the choice of music in this programme which also features folk song settings by Gustav Holst, and two recent compositions by Sarah Cattley and Zoe Dixon (London premiere).
The performance is kindly supported by The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust.
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[RVW portrait photo credits: 1903, The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust; 1952, Allan Chappelow.]