Gerald Finzi

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London calling

Join celebrated pianist Adam Johnson for an enchanting performance of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’, alongside works by Mozart played by Brandenburg Sinfonia. Gerald’s Eclogue also featured. Friday February 28, 2020 at 7.30pm at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

Good Friday Concert…postponed

Coventry Cathedral Chorus was due to perform Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice followed by Bob Chilcott’s St John Passion in its Good Friday (10 April) programme in Coventry Cathedral. This has now been postponed due to Covid 19. Go to for details, or call 0844 4771000

Birthday Songs in Merton

Wimbledon Chamber Choir will be performing Finzi’s Seven Songs of Robert Bridges on 14th July (the composer’s birthday). The concert is at 7.30 in St Mary’s Church, Church Path, Merton SW19 3HJ, and the programme will also include English folksong arrangements by Vaughan Williams, and partsongs by Edward German, plus other English music. Admission is

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Garlands in Scotland

On Saturday 26th May 2018, the complete song-set of ‘Let us Garlands Bring’ will be performed in St Andrews Cathedral, King Street, Aberdeen, as part of the Cathedral at Noon concert series. There shall also be music by Vaughan Williams, Head and Warlock. The performers are David Ferguson (baritone) and Gordon Cooper (pianoforte). The recital

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Dies Natalis in Canada

Bronwyn Thies-Thompson sings Dies Natalis in the Winter Concert of The strings of St John’s in Somerset West Ottawa Canada on March 3rd. The concert will also include works by Elgar and Resphigi. For more details visit

Finzi on Radio 3

Timothy Orpen will be performing the Clarinet Concerto On Wednesday 1st March with the Royal Northern Sinfonia live on BBC Radio 3. Says Orpen “Finzi has always been one of my favourite composers and I’m looking forward to playing this masterpiece.”

Hawaii garlands

Jeremy Wong performed Finzi’s “Let us garlands bring,” along with Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel” and a few of the Britten folk song arrangements in a faculty recital at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on January 21st, 2017. Says Wong “I am so excited to perform Finzi’s amazing song cycle. I am particularly smitten

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Lovers of the Clarinet Concerto

Leeds audiences had a treat with the performance of the Clarinet Concerto during Valentine’s week. The City of London Sinfonia performed Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto at Leeds Town Hall on 18th February, featuring clarinettist Michael Collins.

Aloha Hawaii…In Terra Pax

A seasonal message from afar from Timothy Carney, musical director “We are performing In Terra Pax this weekend with the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble and Sara Stejskal, soprano, and Buz Tennent, baritone. Saturday, December 17 and Sunday December 18, in our twenty-fifth Annual Christmas Concerts. I have performed the piece twice before in Hawaii, once

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Amazing achievement for 16 year old

This week we received news that 16 year old Emily Watson-Breeze is playing the Finzi Clarinet Concerto with Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra at 7.30pm on Saturday 15th at The Galtres Centre, Easingwold, North Yorkshire and at 3.30pm on Sunday 16th October in Constance Green Hall, Harrogate. For the past two years she has been a pupil

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