Sunday, 28 May 2017

Summer Concert 2017

The Sprig of Thyme

The Sprig of Thyme, by John Rutter, is a suite of eleven familiar and not so familiar traditional British and Irish folk songs, many covering themes of love lost or found, or betrayal.  They include long-standing favourites as the Willow song and The Miller of Dee and lesser known gems as O can ye sew cushions and The Sprig of Thyme, a 17th century song from Lincolnshire.
Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet is a setting of five nautical poems by the poet Henry Newbolt (1862-1938) who had a particular line in ardently patriotic nautical ballads (perhaps most famously ‘Drake’s Drum’, which Stanford had set in an earlier collection of sea songs, Songs of the Sea.)
Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, are settings of poems by the 17th century poet and priest George Herbert from his 1633 collection The Temple: Sacred Poems.  Though an agnostic, Vaughan Williams’ music beautifully complements the religious inspiration behind Herbert’s verses.

Ticket prices:
£12
£1 for under 12s,
£5 for 12-16 year-olds
Special block booking rates for 10+ tickets, if booked in advance.



For tickets:-


Phone: 07434 626045
Click here to buy tickets online
Call in: The Royal Windsor Information Centre, Royal Windsor Station, Windsor

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Elgar: Spring Concert 2017


Royal Free Singers

April 8th: 7.30, Eton College School Hall

Having already performed his three great oratorios, The Dream of Gerontius, The Apostles and The Kingdom, the Royal Free Singers’ next concert includes two of Elgar’s lesser known but equally memorable choral works.  The concert opens with an early work, the Serenade for Strings in E minor (opus 20), followed by The Spirit of England (opus 80), a setting of poems by Laurence Binyon, written following the outbreak of war in 1914.  Composed between 1915 and 1917, it is his finest wartime music and is both grand and melancholy.
The second half will be a performance of his romantic choral piece The Music Makers (opus 69).  It begins with the evocative lines “We are the Music Makers and we are the dreamers of dreams”.  The music is full of quotations from his earlier works including The Dream of Gerontius, Sea Pictures and The Enigma Variations.  It is like a mini autobiography, reflecting events and feelings from various periods of his life.  

Ticket prices:
£15
£1 for under 12s,
£5 for 12-16 year-olds
Special block booking rates for 10+ tickets, if booked in advance.




Please note there is no parking at Eton College. Those attending this event should note that parking is available in public car parks within the town of Eton and Windsor.

For tickets:-
Book tickets online (click here)
Phone: 07434 626045
Email: linchanan@aol.com
 
Call in: The Royal Windsor Information Centre, Royal Windsor Station, Windsor