Finzi Friends Recital

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Composers in Time – Finzi and Howells meet on Chosen Hill

A whole day event at Churchdown, Nr Gloucester, and on Chosen Hill adjacent to our Churchdown venue.

The music, the location and the friendship was shared between these Composers and we would like to share this with you. All are warmly welcome.

Chosen Hill was a favourite location for both composers and has many associations with other Gloucestershire poets and composers such as Ivor Gurney. We are arranging to welcome a Celebrity speaker to talk on the Finzi/Howels association and an afternoon concert with Gareth Brynmor John and Gavin Roberts, familiar from their appearances at Ludlow Song Weekend and leading concert venues.

We invite you to join us for a day on Chosen Hill and Churchdown, under the hill. There will be a talk in St Bartholomew’s at the top of the hill during the morning, and lunch and a recital in the spacious and comfortable facilities at St Andrew’s Church.


From 10.00am Coffee at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Churchdown (GL3 2JT), followed by the Finzi Friends AGM
11.15 Transfer to St Bartholomew’s on Chosen Hill
11.30-12.30 A celebrity talk on Finzi and Howells
12.45pm Buffet Lunch in St Andrew’s Church Hall
2.00 Concert in St Andrew’s Church Gareth Brynmor John, baritone and Gavin Roberts, piano Finzi’s Let us Garlands Bring Songs by Howells, including King David Housman Settings by Peter Pope Music from Howells Clavichord
3.30 Afternoon tea and cakes
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