Upcoming Events


Time and date:
14/05 at 5:00 PM
The Courtyard Edgar St, Hereford HR4 9JR
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Friday 14 May 2021, 5pm (Henry V) 7:30pm (Façade) at The Courtyard, Hereford  

Please be aware that in the event that we no longer need to social distance in May 2021, the concerts will be combined to a single concert at 7:30pm with interval, with Henry V in the first half and Façade in the second half.

Henry V Concert

Henry V is the heroic score Walton provided for Laurence Olivier’s film of Shakespeare’s Henry V, stirring patriotic feelings during World War II. Tonight we get a rare chance to enjoy the chamber ensemble reduction by Ted Watson, a musician connected so strongly with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Work with Shakespeare connection TBC

Walton – Henry V

Conductor – Bruce O’Neil
Narrator – Kevin Whately

Choir: Papagena and friends

Façade Concert

William Walton was only 19 when he composed Façade, jazzy settings of surreal poetry by Edith Sitwell. Narrated through a megaphone from behind a painted curtain its premiere 100 years ago caused a furore. Today it is appreciated as one of the most delicious works in the English music catalogue.

Britten – Red Cockatoo
Walton – Façade

Conductor – Bruce O’Neil
Reciters – Tamsin Dalley & Roderick Williams

To be recorded by Somm Records