Monday 23 June 2014

Support the Art Fund and listen to some superb music

Londinium - Scenes from Nature - 2 July in support of the Art Fund
A concert next week combines manages to combine two of my primary interests, love of music and support for the work of the Art Fund. The choir, Londinium conductor Andrew Griffiths, are giving a concert at St Sepulchre without Newgate, London EC1A 2DQ on Wednesday 2 July 2014 in support of the Art Fund

Entitled Scenes from Nature, the programme presents a selection of pastoral landscape themed music inspired by a selection of pictures which have been bought with the aid of the Art Fund. Music includes selections from Gerald Finzi's Seven Poems of Robert Bridges and EJ Moeran's Phyllida and Corydon along with Maurice Ravel's Trois Chansons, Johannes Brahms' Funf Gesange and Paul Hindemith's Six Chansons plus music by Saint Saens, RVW, Howells and Robert Pearsall, all in all a fascinating programme.

For those that don't know, the Art Fund is a charity which supports museums in their attempts to buy works of art often to save them from being exported. The Art Fund is completely non-government funded and reliant very much on its members and on fundraising events like this. Recent successes have included the recent acquisition of Van Dyck's self-portrait by the National Portrait Gallery.

Tickets for the concert are just £20 (including a glass of wine at the interval), with premium tickets at £50 (including reserved seating and an interval reception). Further details and on-line sales from the EventBrite page, and the Art Fund website.

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