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St Mary the Virgin Church
Church Street
SG12 9EH


Ralph Vaughan WilliamsOn Wenlock Edge
Tom RandleRhyme Slayeth Shame
Antonin DvorakPiano Quartet no.2 in E flat major, Op.87


Tom Randle – Tenor

Rossetti Ensemble

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Programme Note

“If as I come unto her she might hear,

If words might reach her when I go away,”


As dusk falls, we move into the visionary realm of A. E. Housman with Tom Randle’s performance of Vaughan Williams’ “On Wenlock Edge”. Joined by the Rossetti Ensemble, he will also perform one of his own works, inspired by the poetry of William Morris; a poignant tale of vulnerability and unrequited love. Dvorak’s magnificent Piano Quartet in E-flat brings this evocative programme to an exuberant end.

The distinguished Rossetti Ensemble, joined by violinist, Martyn Jackson, makes an eagerly anticipated return to the festival, embodying the Pre-Raphaelite ethos in which music and poetry so elegantly converge.

“The Rossetti Ensemble gave a scintillating touch of class…a memorable display of artistic brilliance by these wonderful musicians (each one of whom has virtuoso quality)..such an exhilarating ride” The Stratford Herald 2023

Tom Randle will be in conversation with James Francis Brown ahead of this concert - find out more here

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