Concerts - Present Season

2021- 2022 - 91st season

"Youth's the Season"

Sunday 26 September 2021, 3.00pm Ivor Gurney Hall

Mithras Piano Trio

Mithras Trio web


Congratulations on their recent appointment as BBC Young Generation Artists!

Haydn - Piano Trio in G major, HOB XV41
Brahms - Piano Trio in C minor, Op 101
Schubert - Piano Trio in Eb, D 929

Sunday 17 October 2021, 3.00pm Ivor Gurney Hall

Andrew Randall Photo webGregory Leadbetter (photo) web

Andrew Randall - baritone, Eric McElroy - piano, Gregory Leadbetter - poet

Eric McElroy Photo web

John Ireland - Marigold - three Impressions (1913)
Eric McElroy - The Fetch - Five Poems of Gregory Leadbetter (2019)
Ivor Gurney - selected songs
Ian Venables - The Pine Boughs Past Music, Op 39 (commissioned by our Society in 2009)

Saturday 30 October - St John's Church, Northgate Street, Gloucester - 7.30pm

James BolamSusan Jameson

Christa Quartet with James Bolam and Susan Jameson (actors)

"In Gloucestershire"

A snapshot of Gloucestershire life in the words of Gloucestershire poets and writers
and in the music of the string quartet "In Gloucestershire" by Herbert Howells.
Compiled by Christine Talbot-Cooper

Sunday 28 November 2021, 3.00pm Ivor Gurney Hall

Menuhin School - web

Musicans from the Yehudi Menuhin School

A welcome return from these outstanding young musicians.

Sunday 30 January 2022, 3.00pm Ivor Gurney Hall

James Girling web

James Girling - guitar

Dowland - Praeludium P 98, Fantasia No 7 

Walton - selections from Five Bagatelles for Guitar

Villa-Lobos - selections from 'Douze Etudes'

Arcaro - 'Dois Desenhos'

Barros - 'La Catedral'

Albeniz - Granada and Asturias

Rodrigo - Sonata Giocosa

Gershwin/Girling - Invention on 'Embraceable You

Green/Girling - Improvisation on 'Body and Soul'

Sunday 27 February 2022, 3.00pm Ivor Gurney Hall

Matthew Scott (clarinet) with Ensemble Mirage

Matthew Scott and Ensemble Mirage web

 Howells - Rhapsodic Quintet, Op 31 (1919)

Bliss - Clarinet Quintet, F 20 (1932)

Mozart - Clarinet Quintet in A major,  K581 - performed on Basset Clarinet

Sunday 3 April 2022, 3.00pm Ivor Gurney Hall

Fair Oriana

Penelope Appleyard and Angela Hicks (sopranos)

Sam Brown - lute, Harry Buckoke - viola da gamba

Fair Oriana web

Programme to include:

Psalm 118 arr Fraser Wilson (commission)

Dowland - Go Crysal Tears, Come Away Sweet Love, Time Stamds Still, Dear If You Change

Fraser Wilson (commission) - Monsieurs Departure

Morley - Sweet Nymph, Go Ye My Canzonets

Bennett - All Creatures Now

Wilbye - The Lady Oriana

Byrd - The Woods So Wild (lute solo)

Hume - Love's Farewell (viol solo)

Byrd/Morley - O Mistress Mine