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Façade

Time and date:
25/05 at 5:00 PM
Place:
Courtyard
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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.

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