Oxford Bach Choir

/ Nov

Oxford Bach Choir

SJE Arts
Start Time
07:30 pm - 09:15 pm
£30, £20, £12

Parry: Songs of Farewell

Oxford Bach Choir
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor
Stephen Clarke Organ
Athena Hawksley-Walker Violin
Tom Herring Baritone
Francesca Millar Soprano

This concert marks both the centenary of the Armistice and the death of Hubert Parry, who had a close association with OBC over many years. Parry’s Songs of Farewell was composed during the First World War, with OBC giving the world premiere as a complete cycle.

The concert also includes music reflecting on the war by Stanford, Ireland, Vaughan Williams and Elgar, as well as The Wind on the Downs from Jonathan Dove’s 2014 cantata For an Unknown Soldier, recently recorded by OBC.

The music will be interspersed with readings appropriate to the theme of war and remembrance.