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.


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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South American premiere

Brian Patterson on clarinet accompanied (by a backing track laid down by Jeannie Yu), will be giving the first performance of the Five Bagatelles with selections of other works on Tuesday July 21st at 5.30pm local time at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel. The address is Escuela de Español La Mariposa San Juan

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Weekend with Finzi

Finzi’s Seven Songs of Robert Bridges will be performed twice this weekend in the Hertford area. The Mimram Singers (musical director Peter Murphy) will perform them at All Saints Church Datchworth today, July 4th, at 6.0pm (bring your own picnic) and at The Friends Meeting House, Hertford at 3.0pm tomorrow (July 5th). Refreshments will be

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Gardens of England in the Northwest

We are delighted to tell you about this month’s wonderful concert, linking Gerald with his lifelong friend….to quote Anthony Spain, NWSO Conductor & Music Director “Vaughan Williams wrote his beautiful Fifth Symphony as a reminder of the beauty that is possible in this world, against the ravages of World War II. One is able to

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Student success!

As a welcome to 2015, our new year post bag opened with the following note from prize winning student Matthew Scott “I am a final year Postgraduate clarinettist at the Royal Academy of Music and recently won the Wind Section 1st Prize in the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition 2014. Part of the

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Letter from America

We were delighted to receive this seasonal message from from Daniel James Shigo in New York. ‘Hello, I had the immense pleasure of singing the baritone solos in Finzi’s “In Terra Pax” with the choir of Christ Church, New Brunswick, NJ, this past Sunday for the first time, having heard this work more than 20

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As it was meant to be…

As a start to the Finzi festive season, Dies Natalis was performed on 6th December in Buxted, East Sussex, by soprano Sophie Pullen. The piece was originally scored for ‘high voice’ and Gerald had Elsie Suddaby earmarked for the premiere at the three choirs in 1939. World events were to overtake the plan, and the

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Tell Us about Your Experiences with Finzi!

We have just received this email from Brian York of Dumfries Choral Society ‘Just to let you know we performed, on Saturday evening last, the beautiful “In Terra Pax” choral work. This was a sensitive rendering of this haunting piece. I did not know it before, but the Choral Society liked it, and I am

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