4th October Cultural Centrum

Warenar, Kerkstraat 75, 2242 HE Wassenaar,

The Hague,

The Netherlands

Lecture-recital

Music on the Grand Tour

Peter Medhurst looks at 18th century Italian music making – the composers, the performers, the musical forms and styles – and determines exactly what it was that drew the musical British travellers south, time and time again.

 

8.00 pm

Tickets €10

http://www.dfas.nl/

6th October Théâtre Le Ranelagh

5 rue des vignes

75016 Paris

In the Wake of Handel

Lecture-recital

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, to assess the cultural influences Handel had on ‘a nation’, as he once wrote, ‘from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection’.

2.00 pm

10th October Clandon Park

Nr Guildford

Surrey

In the Wake of Handel

Lecture-recital

2.00 pm

The National Trust

Tickets and information 01252 726840

13th October The Commodore Hotel

Helensburgh

Scotland

In the Wake of Handel

Lecture-recital

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, to assess the cultural influences Handel had on ‘a nation’, as he once wrote, ‘from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection’.

10.30 am

Information: Mrs Jane Davies Tel: 01436 84206

17th October St James Concert Hall

Guernsey

The Art Fund

In the Wake of Handel

Lecture-recital

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, to assess the cultural influences Handel had on ‘a nation’, as he once wrote, ‘from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection’.

St James Concert Hall 6.30pm for 7pm start

Contact +44 (0) 1481 711361

Illustrated lecture by Peter Medhurst, musician and scholar, linking the world of Handel with the visual arts.

Welcome drinks served from 6.30

Tickets £16 (£12 Art Fund Members) £5 students

http://www.stjames.gg/files/diarysepoct2011.pdf

19th October Chalfont Fine Arts In the Wake of Handel

Lecture-recital

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, to assess the cultural influences Handel had on ‘a nation’, as he once wrote, ‘from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection’.

2.00 pm Chalfont Community Centre, Chalfont St Peter, just off the A413.

http://www.chalfontfinearts.co.uk/programme.html

20th October Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon Lecture-recital

Venice in London: Venetian Influences on English Music and Culture

As the powers of Venice declined in the 18th century, many of its artists and musicians looked for work elsewhere and, perhaps inspired by the many young Englishmen on the Grand Tour, they set their sights on London. Musicians such as Galuppi and Alberti were joined by eminent painters such as Canaletto and Pelligrini, as this Venetian influence infiltrated London.

10.45 am & 1.30 pm

http://www.sadfas.org.uk/lectures.html#october

23rd October St. Stephen’s Church

College Road, Dulwich, SE21 7HN

 

Concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign

 

Piano Trios by Schubert, Mendelssohn & Brahms and British Folksong Arrangements by Beethoven

performed by the Mallarmé Piano Trio with Peter Medhurst

bass-baritone & presenter

7.30 pm

Tickets £10

http://petermedhurst.com/articles-2/charity-concert-in-dulwich/

25th October Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Study Day

Paintings inspired by Music and Music Inspired by paintings

10 am – 4 pm

http://www.bdfas.org.uk/studyday.html

26th October Isle of Wight DFAS

Memorial Hall, Freshwater

Study Day

In the Wake of Handel

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, to assess the cultural influences Handel had on ‘a nation’, as he once wrote, ‘from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection’.

Tickets: £21

http://www.iwdfas.org.uk/Special/FutureSpecial.aspx

27th October Tower Theatre

NorthRoad, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, CT20 3HL

Lecture

Paintings inspired by Music and Music Inspired by paintings

2.30 pm

 

Information: Mr Terry Smith  01303 239530

1st November Bushey Country Club

High Street , Bushey, Herts WD23 1TT

Study Day

The Music of Art

with Peter Medhurst & Robbie Norman

After two morning lectures centred on the relationship between art and music, the day moves towards a live concert of violin and harpsichord music and will include the following music:

Instrumental Dances, 1649 – Anon, Violin Sonata Op.5, No 6 – Corelli, Gavotte – J.P.E. Rameau, Autumn from ‘Four Seasons’ – A. Vivaldi, Prelude from Partita in E for Solo Violin – J.S. Bach, Sonata in G minor – C.P.E. Bach, Allegro from Sonata in C, K.6 – W.A. Mozart

For information and bookings contact: Jeffrey Norman 020 8950 3552

3rd November Beckenham Public Halls

Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent

Lecture-recital

The Musical World of Gainsborough & Zoffany

10.30 am

http://www.beckenhamdfas.org.uk/lectures.html

4th – 6th November Earnley Concourse

 

Chichester

West Sussex

PO20 7JL

Study Weekend

Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos

 

After Mozart’s 27 piano concertos, Beethoven’s five piano concertos (1796-1810) are the next major milestone in the development of the form, anticipating and influencing the great piano concertos of the mid to late 19th century. Peter Medhurst discusses and analyses these works, comparing and contrasting the piano writing in the concertos with other key works, including the Choral Fantasia, the Triple Concerto and the Piano Sonatas.

Friday to Sunday

Email: info@earnley.co.uk or Tel 01243 670392

8th November St Francis’ Church, Salisbury Lecture

Vermeer – the musical pictures

The Dutch paintings of the 17th century, which show musical scenes are among the most evocative and best loved of the period.  However, the presence of music in the pictures of Vermeer and his contemporaries goes far beyond mere representation and appears to carry hidden and complex meanings that the viewer must attempt to decode, in order to get to the heart of the picture.  Peter Medhurst discusses in great detail Vermeer’s musical scenes and performs a selection of period songs and keyboard music to complement the pictures.

 

Music includes: Almande prynce ~ Anon, Il ballo del granduca ~ Sweelinck, Allemand ~ Steenwick, Rondo from Abdelazer ~ Purcell, Der Maj – Anon, Heere Keere ~ arr Valerius.

2.00pm

Information: Dr Jeremy Ludford 01722 324557

8th November Town Hall

Caerleon, Nr Newport, Wales

The Caerleon Antiques & Collectors Club

Lecture-recital

Merrily on High! – the history of the Christmas carol

7.15 pm

Information: Mrs Liz Waite 01633 252393

9th November Dartington Hall

Barn Theatre, Totnes, Devon

Lecture-recital

In the Wake of Handel

10.30 am

Information: Mrs June Anderson 01803 762112

10th November Bucks New University

The Owen Harris Building, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe

HP11 2J

BARTS Lectures

We Three Kings – music, art, poetry & legends inspired by the Magi

The Bible gives us very little information about the wise men who came from the East bearing Christ the famous gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  All reference to them is housed in the opening chapter of St Matthew’s Gospel and what information is given is surrounded by ambiguity and approximation.  However, by contrast, there is no shortage of music, poetry and art that has been inspired by these men, and this lecture examines the impact of the Three Kings on the culture of later generations.

7 pm – 9 pm

Information Mrs Carole Willat: c_willatt@tiscali.co.uk

14th November Sedgeford Hall

Sedgeford, Norfolk

Lecture-recital

The Magic Flute – the story of Mozart’s famous opera

Through digital images and live examples sung and played from the piano, Peter Medhurst discusses and illustrates the many complexities and subtleties that lie beneath the surface of one of Mozart’s best loved works.

2.00 pm

Information Miss Fiona Anderson 01328 730611

16th November The Hythe Centre

Thorpe Road, Egham Hythe, Egham TW18 3HD

Lecture-recital

Music on the Grand Tour

Peter Medhurst looks at 18th century Italian music making – the composers, the performers, the musical forms and styles – and determines exactly what it was that drew the musical British travellers south, time and time again.

10.30 am

Runnymede DFAS

Information Maria Wingrove 01344 843252

16th November Fowden Hall

Rothamsted Research Station, West Common, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ

Lecture-recital

Music on the Grand Tour

Peter Medhurst looks at 18th century Italian music making – the composers, the performers, the musical forms and styles – and determines exactly what it was that drew the musical British travellers south, time and time again.

8.15 pm

Information Mrs Patricia Lloyd 01727 760161

19th November The Clockhouse

Chapel Lane, Milford, Surrey GU8 5EZ

NADFAS Area Study Day

Venice in 18th Century London

As Venice declined, it produced ever fewer opportunities for high grade lucrative employment and as a result, many of its native artists and musicians looked for work elsewhere. Many, inspired by the constant procession of English men on the Grand Tour, set their sights on the ever expanding English capital. Through digital images, films and live examples sung and played, Peter explores the knock-on effect of the Venetians’ stay in 18th century London and reveals how English culture took on a discernable Venetian quality that was to be detected in its art and music for many years to come.

£22 to include refreshments and a light lunch

10.00 am – 3.00 pm (first lecture starts 10.30 a.m.)

 

Information and application forms: Liz Coult 01483 417269

 

22nd November York Racecourse

Gimcrack Room, York

YO23 1EX

Lecture-recital

The Twelve Days of Christmas

For centuries the birth of the Christ has signified the beginning of twelve festive days of celebrations and music making.  In this lecture-recital Peter Medhurst explores the wealth of Christmas music, traditions and curious legends that are connected with them.

 

11.30 am

http://www.yorkdfas.co.uk/page10661.html

22nd November The Old Barn Hall

Great Bookham, Surrey

Lecture-recital

Patience: Gilbert & Sullivan’s Aesthetic Opera

The evening examines the history, construction, reception and the contemporary satire found in Patience – arguably Gilbert and Sullivan’s most successful work.

7.30 pm

Information from Pam Wilson 01372 370215

28th November Hove Town Hall

Norton Road, Hove BN3 4AH

We Three Kings – music, art, poetry & legends inspired by the Magi

The Bible gives us very little information about the wise men who came from the East bearing Christ the famous gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  All reference to them is housed in the opening chapter of St Matthew’s Gospel and what information is given is surrounded by ambiguity and approximation.  However, by contrast, there is no shortage of music, poetry and art that has been inspired by these men, and this lecture examines the impact of the Three Kings on the culture of later generations.

7.45 pm

(Due to a Public Sector strike, this event has been brought forward from 30th November)

http://www.esdfas.co.uk/

1st December Uxbridge Golf Club

Uxbridge, Middlesex

Hillingdon DFAS Special Christmas event

 

Recital

11.00 am

 

I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General – satire and parody in the operas of Gilbert & Sullivan

 

Contact: Sylvia Jones 01895 847123

1st December Saffron Walden Golf Club

Essex

Saffron Walden DFAS

Special Christmas Recital

 

Looking forward to Christmas

With the first Sunday of Advent having already fallen on the previous weekend, Peter Medhurst – singer, pianist, and scholar – presents a lively programme of music and stories that connect with the theme of preparing for Christmas.  Music will include The Coventry Carol, The Little Road to Bethlehem by Michael Head, La Volta by William Byrd, and an unusual version of The Twelve Days of Christmas

 

Enquires: Ursula Bentley nandu@waitrose.com

Or Jean Schofield jean.schofield2@btinternet.com

2nd December Medina Theatre

Fairlee Road Newport, Isle of Wight P030 2DX

We Three Kings

Peter Medhurst, renowned musician and scholar presents a musical lecture for Christmas. Music, art, legends and poetry inspired by the Magi told through music, poetry and art.

8.00 pm

Tickets on the door

6th December Crosfield Hall

Broadwater, Romsey, Hants

SO51 8GE

Lecture

In the Wake of Handel

11.00 am

Information: Tony Lowe 01794 368366

6th December Duke Street Baptist Church,

Duke Street, Richmond

Lecture-recital

The Twelve Days of Christmas

For centuries the birth of the Christ has signified the beginning of twelve festive days of celebrations and music making.  In this lecture-recital Peter Medhurst explores the wealth of Christmas music, traditions and curious legends that are connected with them.

8.00 pm

http://www.richmonddfas.com/lectures.html

7th December The Freight House

Bradley Way, Rochford, Essex

Lecture-recital

The Twelve Days of Christmas

For centuries the birth of the Christ has signified the beginning of twelve festive days of celebrations and music making.  In this lecture-recital Peter Medhurst explores the wealth of Christmas music, traditions and curious legends that are connected with them.

 

10.30 am & 2.30 pm

Information Jean Holland 01702 479799

8th December The Heritage Centre

Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT

We Three Kings – music, art, poetry & legends inspired by the Magi

The Bible gives us very little information about the wise men who came from the East bearing Christ the famous gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  All reference to them is housed in the opening chapter of St Matthew’s Gospel and what information is given is surrounded by ambiguity and approximation.  However, by contrast, there is no shortage of music, poetry and art that has been inspired by these men, and this lecture examines the impact of the Three Kings on the culture of later generations.

2.00 pm

Information Mrs Ann Benson 01625 428668

11th December St. Oswald’s Church

Sowerby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Sowerby Music

Venice in 18th century London

With digital images, film and live examples sung and played at the piano, Peter Medhurst illustrates the knock-on effect of the Venetians’ stay in 18th century London and reveals how English culture took on a discernable Venetian quality that was to be detected in its art and music for many years to come. An afternoon of enlightenment.

3.00 pm

Information Graham Merriam on 01845 597058 or 07899 746385

http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk/events/concerts.htm

13th December Barnhill Methodist Church

Stamford, PE9 3UD

Lecture-recital

The History of the English Christmas Carol

 

10.45 am

Information: Mrs Rita Kelly 01780 755853

13th December Great Whelnetham Community Centre

Bury St Edmonds IP30 0UA

Lecture-recital

The Twelve Days of Christmas

For centuries the birth of the Christ has signified the beginning of twelve festive days of celebrations and music making.  In this lecture-recital Peter Medhurst explores the wealth of Christmas music, traditions and curious legends that are connected with them.

2.15 pm

 

Information Mrs Chris Paine 01284 762626

14th December Uckfield Civic Centre

Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AE

Lecture-recital

The History of the English Christmas Carol

Peter Medhurst traces the progress of the English Christmas carol through seven centuries of continuous development and reveals that behind many of our apparently unassuming seasonal songs lie some fascinating stories. 

2.30 pm

Information: 01273 812773

14th December Leatherhead Parish Church Hall

Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8AY

Lecture-recital

The History of the English Christmas Carol

Peter Medhurst traces the progress of the English Christmas carol through seven centuries of continuous development and reveals that behind many of our apparently unassuming seasonal songs lie some fascinating stories. 

7.45 pm

http://www.ledfas.org.uk/Lectures/FutureCalendar.aspx

20th December Farnham Maltings

Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR

We Three Kings – music, art, poetry & legends inspired by the Magi

The Bible gives us very little information about the wise men who came from the East bearing Christ the famous gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  All reference to them is housed in the opening chapter of St Matthew’s Gospel and what information is given is surrounded by ambiguity and approximation.  However, by contrast, there is no shortage of music, poetry and art that has been inspired by these men, and this lecture examines the impact of the Three Kings on the culture of later generations.

10.30 am

http://www.farnhamdfas.org.uk/meetings2.html