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


St Sepulchre-without-Newgate Church
Holborn Viaduct
City of London



William WaltonWhere does the uttered Music go?
Arnold BaxI Sing of a Maiden
John IrelandThe Hills
Elisabeth LutyensVerses of Love
John IrelandTwilight Night
Alan RawsthorneFour Seasonal Songs
~ Interval ~
Ernest John MoeranSongs of Springtime (Nos. 2, 3 and 6)
Herbert HowellsRequiem


Andrew Griffiths – Conductor


Programme Note

We invite you to explore with us an unlikely cornerstone of London's musical culture: 'The George' pub on Great Portland St in Bloomsbury. In this establishment (nicknamed ‘The Gluepot’ by Sir Henry Wood, such was its adhesive effect on his musicians), an eclectic and fascinating group of composers gathered during the first half of the twentieth century. This concert marks the launch of fundraising for Londinium's debut recording, featuring a selection of their music, some of which has not previously been recorded, which will be made in July 2017.

The 'Gluepot Connection' is represented in this concert in well-loved works by William Walton, Arnold Bax, John Ireland and EJ Moeran, alongside lesser-known gems by Alan Rawsthorne and Elisabeth Lutyens. The complete disc will also include Bax's Mater ora filium together with music by Frederick Delius, Peter Warlock and Humphrey Searle. To complement this selection we look to the Royal College of Music in Kensington, where Herbert Howells taught and several Gluepot composers were students; our concert includes Howells’ masterpiece, contemporary with many of the works we will perform: the Requiem of 1932.

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