Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Christ Church
35 Darley Avenue
West Didsbury

M20 2ZD


Edward ElgarO Wild West Wind, Op.53 no.3
Edward ElgarAs Torrents in Summer, Op.30
Malcolm ArnoldThe John Clare Cantata, Op.52
Franz SchubertGrande Sonata for Piano Duet, D.617 (Op.30)
Edwin RoxburghThe Stone of Arthur


Keith Orrell – Conductor
James Pelham – piano
Rosalind Hall – piano

William Byrd Singers

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Programme Note

Join us in confronting the elements: Wind, Rain & Sun sounds like a typical British summer!

The seasons are colourfully portrayed in Arnold's "John Clare Cantata"; and Roxburgh's "Stone of Arthur" begs Gaia to return and reverse the damage that man has done to nature. There is nothing like a summer romance, and Brahms' "Liebesliederwalzer" fits the bill perfectly.

All these works are accompanied by our gifted piano duo, Rosalind Hall and James Pelham, who will further delight us with the first movement from Schubert's "Grande Sonate" Op30. James will also play piano solos by Vaughan Williams and Brahms, and members of the choir will sing solos exploring our summer themes.

The concert opens with Elgar's well-loved "As Torrents in Summer" followed by "O Wild West Wind" which ends with, "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?" Of course not!

We look forward to seeing you, and chatting over interval refreshments. Do join us!

Wind, Rain & Sun

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