Under Alter’d Skies at Wigmore Hall
Chamber General Vocal 19 October, 2017
James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook will premiere Jonathan Dove’s Under Alter’d Skies, a song cycle in which the composer has set poems from Tennyson’s In Memoriam. The programme at Wigmore Hall on 2 November 2017 will also include Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel. The concert marks The End of a project many years in the making, that has seen Gilchrist and Tilbrook pairing new commissions with Schumann song cycles. Jonathan’s new piece, follows on from previously commissioned song cycles over the past two years from Julian Philips and Sally Beamish. Tickets are available from the Wigmore Hall website
Who Wrote the Book of Love?
Chamber 1 February, 2017
Written as a birthday present for a friend, Jonathan Dove’s Who Wrote the Book of Love? receives its public premiere on 12 February at Kings Place, London. The work, which sets seventeen lyrics by Alasdair Middleton exploring the theme of love, will be performed by bass-baritone Philippe Sly and the Dante Quartet. These lyrics each resonate with difference poetic modes – Greek Love, Persian Love Gallant Love, Cold Love… Prior to the concert, Dove discusses his work in an interview with Peter Fribbins. Visit the Kings Place website for tickets and more information, and peer into the Book of Love two days before Valentine’s Day.
Niagara at London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2014
Chamber 6 May, 2014
This year’s London Festival of Contemporary Church Music will take place from 10-18 May 2014 and will feature two performances of Niagara for organ. The first opportunity to hear Niagara, written for Thomas Trotter in 1989 and inspired by a visit to Niagara Falls, comes on the festival’s second day, 11 May, at Choral Evensong in St Pancras Church. The piece will be performed for a second time at St Pancras Church on 15 May as part of Choral Eucharist. Full details of the Festival programme can be found on the LFCCM website.
Thomas Trotter to give World Premiere of The Dancing Pipes for solo organ
Chamber 23 April, 2014
On 14 June 2014 Thomas Trotter will give the World Premiere of The Dancing Pipes for solo organ at St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow. The work has been commissioned to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Snetzler Organ in St. Laurence’s Church. Further details can be found on the Church’s website: http://www.stlaurences.org.uk/organ-recitals