Gerald Finzi

Welcome to the official Gerald Finzi website - and a direct link to Gerald's family. If you're planning to perform any of Finzi's work in the near future, or have any Finzi-related news, please let us know through the contact page on this site and we'll make sure it receives due prominence here. If you're looking for news of upcoming concerts featuring Finzi's music, please click here to go to our events calendar.

LATEST NEWS

Five Bagatelles – by candelight

Finzi’s Five Bagatelles will be performed at the Chobham Festival in Surrey, as part of an ‘English Music by Candlelight’ concert on Tuesday, September 27. The venue is St Lawrence’s Church.

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Clarinet concerto on original instrument

This month sees the Clarinet Concerto played in Teddington on 18th June, using the same model of clarinet as it was originally played on. Says clarinettist Tony Lamb “I feel a a particular affinity for this piece, because it was first played by Frederick Thurston, one of whose pupils was my own teacher, Sidney Fell.

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New instrumental arrangement and recording

Aurora Orchestra and Amy Dickson have released a new Decca album of works by Gerald Finzi marking the 60th anniversary of the composer’s death.

It has been received with great enthusiasm …

“Finzi’s own compositions, several presented here in new arrangements by such as Paul Mealor and Mike Sheppard, seem to preserve a quintessentially British

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Finzi in Munich

The choir “Vox nova” plans a cappella concerts entitled “The English Sound” with Finzi’s Seven Unaccompanied Part Songs and pieces from Stanford, Vaughan-Williams, Holst and Elgar. The concerts we be on July 23rd, at 8pm, in Munich’s St. Bonifaz centre, and on July 24th, at 8pm, in Munich Kulturetage Riem.

Eclogue in Minnesota

This month sees a performance of Eclogue for Piano and String Orchestra at the University of Minnesota. The Morris Chamber Orchestra, with pianist Kate Bae, will perform on 29th February at 7.30pm. Says Director of Orchestra Alexander Corbett “We look forward to performing this beautiful piece”.

Clarinet Concerto in Slovenia

Clarinettist Dušan Sodja will be performing the Clarinet Concerto on 7th December in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. For more details, visit our events calendar.

Finzi in your lunch break

The Elegy for violin and piano will be performed by Benjamin Baker (violin) and Daniel Lebhardt (piano) on December 1st at 1pm at London’s Wigmore Hall, as part of the YCAT Lunchtime Concert Series. See our events calendar for more details.

In Terra Pax in Wales

To get everyone in the mood for Christmas, Monmouth Choral Society is performing In Terra Pax in its Christmas concert on 12th December at St Mary’s Church, Monmouth.

Finzi in Dubai

World renowned pianist David Willison is joined by baritone, Howard Wong in a programme of English masterpieces by Finzi, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Quilter and Bridge. The concert will be at 7pm on 27th November at the Jumeirah English Speaking School, Arabian Ranches, Dubai. Then on 15th December, the Five Bagatelles will be performed by the

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Thinking of Christmas?

Lewisham Choral Society has a delightful Christmas concert scheduled for 19th December, featuring In Terra Pax. The same piece is being performed along with carols, by Abingdon and District Musical Society at its Charity Concert of Christmas Music on 12th, and Dies Natalis features in the Appassionata String Orchestra concert on 19th, also in Abingdon.

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