In War and in Peace

2014 sees the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of WW1 and the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings – the former saw Europe plunge into darkness and the latter saw the start of the ascent from another dark period into light. The Festival programme is designed to show that, from darkness can come peace and light.

Wednesday 16 July

9.00 LATE NIGHT CONCERT (North Transept)
Festival Director Andrew Lumsden, Malcolm Archer and friends present a
programme of music and readings evoking life in 1914.
Tickets: £10 (to include a glass of wine or soft drink)

Thursday 17 July

4.30 BBC EVENSONG (girls and men)
Please be seated by 4.10pm
Rorem Sing, my soul
Howells in B minor
Finzi Welcome, sweet and sacred feast
Gerald Finzi and Herbert Howells were good friends. Whilst Howells’
family survived WW1 intact, Finzi lost his three elder brothers. Welcome,
sweet and sacred feast depicts both the light and darkness of Christ’s death and resurrection.
Cathedral Refectory open for refreshments and light snacks

Tickets: Complimentary (Patrons only)

7.00 CONCERT (boys and men, with organ)
Duruflé Gloria (Missa Cum Jubilo)
Duruflé Four motets
Duruflé Sanctus (Missa Cum Jubilo)
Duruflé Prèlude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain
Duruflé Requiem
Duruflé’s music is well known to many musicians. His Requiem is an enduring work that is sung regularly across the world. It is based on plainsong themes and ends with the sublimely beautiful and restful In paradisum. Duruflé was a great friend of the organist and composer Jehan Alain and the main theme in the Prelude and Fugue is based on musical notation of the letters A-L-A-I-N. Alain was destined to have been possibly the most innovative composer of organ music in France in the 20th century but sadly lost his life in Saumur in 1940 at the age of 29.
Tickets: £18, £15 & £10

9.00 LATE NIGHT CONCERT (North Transept)
Acclaimed local pianist Roger Owens performs some of Schubert’s late works, written at a time when his health was rapidly deteriorating at a young age.
Tickets: £10 (to include a glass of wine or soft drink)

Friday 18 July
10.00 MATTINS (Chichester)
Noble in B minor
Purcell Jehova quam multi sunt hostes mei

Robert Quinney (Peterborough Cathedral)
Robert is widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest young organists.
Having been Organ Scholar at Winchester Cathedral, he became Organ
Scholar at Kings College Cambridge and was Sub Organist at Westminster
Abbey (where amongst many other occasions he played the organ for the
Wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton) before taking
up his current position at Peterborough Cathedral.
Works by Dupré, Bach and Francis Pott.
Tickets: £14

1.00 BUFFET LUNCH (Marquee)
Tickets: £22 (there is a link to the menu on the right)

Outreach with Winchester Cathedral Choristers (Winchester Guildhall)
The boy choristers of Winchester Cathedral join together with local
school choirs in a joint concert and workshop, including songs and music
from the National Theatre’s production based on Michael Morpurgo’s
popular story, War Horse.
Tickets: £10

4.30 EVENSONG (Salisbury boys and men)
Alcock in A
Alcock For thou, Lord, art holy

Cathedral Refectory open for Supper (please contact the Box Office for bookings)

7.00 CONCERT (girls and men, with organ)
Elgar Great is the Lord
J.S. Bach Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671 (Organ)
Ramsey How are the mighty fallen
Blow God is our hope and strength
Kirbye Vox in Rama
Parry Elegy (Organ)
Parry Lord, let me know mine end
Howells Rhapsody No 3 (Organ)
Blatchly For the fallen
Finzi Let us now praise famous men
Vaughan Williams Lord, thou hast been our refuge
This concert is based on images of darkness and light in the Psalms. Music at this concert covers 5 centuries and includes the Hampshire-born composer Hubert Parry. Howells’ Rhapsody was reputedly written during a Zeppelin raid on York in 1917 and the pieces by Blatchly and Vaughan Williams include a part for trumpet – the Last Post is cunningly weaved into a setting of Laurence Binyon’s famous poem by Mark Blatchly and the Hymn O God our help in ages past plays a prominent role in Ralph Vaughan Williams setting of Psalm 90.
Tickets: £22, £17 & £13

9.00 LATE NIGHT CONCERT (North Transept)
In his second recital Roger Owens plays works by Chopin including 2 sonatas. No 2 is famed for its funeral march and No 3 reaches a triumphant ending.
Tickets: £10 (to include a glass of wine or soft drink)

Saturday 19 July
Rheinberger Mass in E flat - Missa Cantae
Rheinberger Ave verum corpus
Preacher: The Rt Revd Stephen Platten, formerly Bishop of Wakefi eld

1.00 FESTIVAL LUNCH (Marquee)
Tickets: £26 (there is a link to the menu on the right)

with profound moments in old battlefields (Winchester Guildhall)
Colonel Alastair Bruce, Royal Correspondent for Sky News and Equerry
to HRH Earl of Wessex, will talk about his life in the Army and his view
of war as a Christian.
Tickets: £10

3.30 Wolvesey Palace open for visiting

4.30 EVENSONG (said in Wolvesey Chapel)

Cathedral Refectory open for High Tea until 6pm

6.00 CONCERT (boys and men with Southern Sinfonia)
Stanford For lo, I raise up
Barber Adagio for strings
Britten Agnus Dei (from War Requiem)
Moore Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Elgar Elegy for strings
Haydn Missa ‘in Angustiis’ (Nelson Mass) with Katharine Fuge, soprano
Stanford’s exciting anthem For lo, I raise up that bitter and hasty nation is a true chorister favourite, whilst the Agnus Dei of Britten’s War Requiem
also uses the poetry of Wilfred Owen. The prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
offer a modern slant on imprisonment whilst Haydn’s Nelson Mass is
subtitled ‘In time of war’. However the music alternates between the dark
mood of war and the rejoicing that comes with a victory.
Tickets: £25, £20 & £15

Sunday 20 July
The choirs of Chichester and Salisbury sing services in their own Cathedrals today, the last day of each choir’s year.
Services here are sung by the choirs of WInchester Cathedral.

10.00 EUCHARIST (Winchester Choral Foundation)
Peeters Missa Festiva

3.30 EVENSONG (Winchester boys and men)
Howells Gloucester Service
Parry I was glad

Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme details in this leaflet are correct. However late changes to performers and repertoire may be made.