The Road from Harrogate to Britten

  1. July 5, 2015 3:14 pm

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Date(s) - 21/07/2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Wesley Chapel

Oxford Street



A lecture with musical illustrations performed by voice and piano.

Ben Crick – Speaker/Piano
Philip Wilcox – Baritone
Jonathan Fisher – Piano

Gerald Finzi was an influential and well regarded British composer who lived in Harrogate from the age of 7. Here, he studied composition with another celebrated British composer – Ernest Farrar. In this illustrated lecture, Ben Crick, conductor of the Harrogate Festival Orchestra, will chart a path that shows how these two men played a significant part in transforming British music – particularly British Song- into a genre with the depth, integrity and sophistication to compare favourably with that long established heavyweight of the song world, the German Lied.

Vaughan Williams The Turtle Dove
Vaughan Williams The Sky Above the Roof
Farrar Vagabond Songs
Finzi To a Poet
Finzi I Said to Love
Britten Sally in our Alley,
Britten Come you not from Newcastle?

Tickets: £10. Available online: ; over the phone on 01423 562 303; or in person at the Harrogate International Festivals Box Office, 32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1DB

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