5th January The Menuhin Hall

Cobham, Surrey

Old Twelfth Night Concert

A joyous musical extravaganza to celebrate the Three Kings and mark the close of the Christmas season.

3.00 pm

Peter Medhurst

with

Roger Mullis | countertenor

David Sheppard | countertenor

Richard Rowe | tenor

Philip Salmon | tenor

Nick Gee | baritone

Andrew James | baritone

Maciek O’Shea | bass-baritone

Jeremy Limb | piano

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Tickets: £29.50 or £27.00 for groups of 10 and over

Booking is open now

To purchase tickets please contact the

Box Office:  08700 842020

or

Online:  from The Menuhin Hall website where full booking details can be obtained:

https://www.tickets.menuhinhall.info/public/search_results.asp

6th January The Menuhin Hall

Cobham, Surrey

New Twelfth Night Concert

Details the same as above for 5th January, but the starting time is 7.30 pm

8th January The Assembly Hall

The Market Place, Melksham, Wiltshire

SN12 6ES

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’.

11.00 am

Information: 01380 722123

9th January University of Chichester

Chichester, West Sussex

The Funtington Music Group

Lecture-recital

Venice in 18th century 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.

7.30 pm

http://funtingtonmusicgroup.org.uk/index.html

9th January Marlow Methodist Church

Spittal Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

SL7 3HJ

 

Lecture-recital

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.

10.45 am

http://www.mdfas.org/page4.htm

10th January James Allen’s Girls’ School

Dulwich, London

SE22 8TE

Lecture-recital

Paintings inspired by Music and Music Inspired by paintings

Peter Medhurst discusses a range of related works, bringing together the music of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus with Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead with Rachmaninoff’s symphonic poem, and Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie with the piano playing of Albert Ammons.

8.00 pm

http://www.ddfas.org.uk/

11th January St Luke’s Church

Sway, Hampshire

SO41 6AD

Concert

We Three Kings

A programme of songs, stories and duets celebrating the feast of the Epiphany

Peter Medhurst | bass-baritone & piano

Philip Salmon | tenor

7.30 pm

http://www.stlukeschurchsway.org.uk/events/51-we-three-kings

Tickets £12.50 available from the church office (01590 682358) & Sway newsagents Sponsored by The Shelbourne Sway

14th January Benahavis Town Hall

Benahavis, Spain

I am the very model: Parody and Satire in the Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan

The lecture-recital explores how each of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 14 operas drew inspiration from the world in which they lived.

6.30 pm

http://www.benahavisdfas.com/location

15th January San Roque Golf & Country Club

San Roque, Cadiz

Spain

 

De La Frontera Arts

Lecture-recital

Venice in 18th century London – a musical and artistic partnership

Peter Medhurst discusses how English art and music took on a discernible Venetian quality, due to the many artists from Venice who worked in London during the 18th century.

11.00 am

http://www.nadfas-delafrontera.org/

15th January The Eliott Hotel

Governor’s Parade

Gibraltar

 

Lecture-recital

Venice in 18th century London – a musical and artistic partnership

Peter Medhurst discusses how English art and music took on a discernible Venetian quality, due to the many artists from Venice who worked in London during the 18th century.

7.00 pm

http://www.nadfas.org/gibraltar/

20th January Wyck Hill House Hotel

Stow-on-the-Wold

The Cotswolds

Gloucestershire

GL54 1HY

Blockley DFAS Special Event

Recital

The English Orpheus – the curious life and times of Henry Purcell

Despite his early death, Henry Purcell (1659-95) is one of the finest musical figures of the late Baroque era, an English composer who wrote in a wide variety of musical forms ranging from tiny 16-bar harpsichord pieces to large scale works for the court and theatre.

11.30 am

http://www.blockleydfas.org/event_type/display/Lectures

23rd January Albert Hall

Dumbarton Road, Stirling

Scotland

Lecture-recital

Music in the Great Art Collections of Europe

Peter Medhurst explores some of the smaller but important art collections of Europe.  These include the Mauritshuis in The Hague, The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Burghley House in Lincolnshire, The Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, the Vleeshuis in Antwerp, and the Ca’ Rezzonico in Venice.

11.00 am

http://stirlingdfas.org.uk/Lectures/FutureCalendar.aspx

24th-31st January Venice Tour 1

Music and Art in Secret Venice

with

Peter Medhurst  &  Thomas Abbott

8 days from £1,799

For all information:

http://petermedhurst.com/tours/venice-24-31-jan-2014/

1st-8th February Venice Tour 2

Music and Art in Secret Venice

with

Peter Medhurst  &  Thomas Abbott

8 days from £1,799

For all information:

http://petermedhurst.com/tours/venice-1-8-february-2014/

10th February Trinity Church

High Street, Gosforth

NE3 4AG

Lecture-recital

Music in the Great Art Collections of Europe

Peter Medhurst explores some of the smaller but important art collections of Europe.  These include the Mauritshuis in The Hague, The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Burghley House in Lincolnshire, The Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, the Vleeshuis in Antwerp, and the Ca’ Rezzonico in Venice.

7.30 pm

http://tydfas.org/lecture-programme-2

11th February Everyman Club

Grimsby College

Nuns Corner, Grimsby

DN34 5BQ

 

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, to assess the cultural influences Handel had on British culture

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Meetings take place at 7.30pm. For more information, call secretary Wendy King on 01472 879175

17th February Arthur Easton Centre

Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

TN38 0LB

Lecture-recital

And so to Vauxhall . . . .

Drawing on period newspapers and diaries, images, and music in the Vauxhall Gardens’ repertoire, Peter Medhurst tells the story of cultural life at London’s first ‘South Bank’.

2.30 pm

Enquiries 01424 435629

19th February Memorial Hall

Straight Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire

SL4 2RN

Lecture-recital

Music in the Great Art Collections of Europe

Peter Medhurst explores some of the smaller but important art collections of Europe.  These include the Mauritshuis in The Hague, The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Burghley House in Lincolnshire, The Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, the Vleeshuis in Antwerp, and the Ca’ Rezzonico in Venice.

1.45 pm

http://www.nadfas-windsorandmaidenhead.org.uk/afternoonlec.htm

22nd February University of Kent

Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent

Study Day

An Introduction to the Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Part I

Peter Medhurst selects the highlights of the repertoire to give the listener a comprehensive overview of what the sonatas are about.

10.00 am – 4.00 pm

http://store.kent.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=5&catid=60&prodid=249

26th February Potten End Hall

Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Music in the Great Art Collections of Europe

With an eye to important paintings, musical instruments and pictures with musical content from some of the lesser known, but high quality, European galleries.

10.30 am

http://www.ashridgedfas.org.uk/programme/

27th-3rd March Berlin Tour

The Music and Art of Berlin

Five days in Berlin

It is Berlin’s plethora of arts institutions and remarkable museums and galleries that have given the city the status of a cultural trendsetter. Peter Medhurst explores this rich cultural vein that singles out Berlin as one of the most vibrant and dynamic European cities in the field of music and the arts.

Joining Peter will be Tom Abbott, a lecturer and guide who is well known by cultural societies and groups in the UK.  Tom has a Masters degree in History of Art and History of Science from the Technische Universität Berlin and specialises in German history and the arts.

http://petermedhurst.com/tours/berlin-27-february-3-march-2014/

4th March Moor Park Mansion

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

OL9 6AA

Study Day

Music in the Great Art Collections of Europe

With an eye to important paintings, musical instruments and pictures with musical content from some of the lesser known, but high quality, European galleries.

For queries phone Gordon Myers: 0208 428 6773

6th March The Civic Hall

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

CV37

Study Day

Paintings inspired by Music and Music Inspired by paintings

It has long been recognised that the worlds of the visual and aural arts link with extraordinary power when one medium inspires the other.  The study day, which spans over 600 years of the arts, analyses and discusses a range of related works, bringing together the music of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus with Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead with Rachmaninoff’s symphonic poem, and Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie with the piano playing of Albert Ammons.

http://stradfas.org.uk/study-day-1/

8th March Bucks New University

The Owen Harris Building, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe HP11 2J

BARTS Study Morning

I am the very model: Parody and Satire in the Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan

The lecture-recital explores how each of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 14 operas drew inspiration from the world in which they lived.

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

10th March Crofton Halls

York Rise, Orpington, Kent

Lecture-recital

Paintings inspired by Music and Music Inspired by paintings

It has long been recognised that the worlds of the visual and aural arts link with extraordinary power when one medium inspires the other.  The study day, which spans over 600 years of the arts, analyses and discusses a range of related works, bringing together the music of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus with Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead with Rachmaninoff’s symphonic poem, and Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie with the piano playing of Albert Ammons.

2.00 pm

http://www.nkdfas.org/page2.html

11th March Heathfield and Waldron Community Centre

Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield, East Sussex

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’.

2.15 pm

Enquiries to the membership Secretary 01435 873258

12th March Abbey Theatre

St Albans, Hertfordshire

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

http://hertsmere-dfas.org/index_4.htm

15th March University of Kent

Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent

Study Day

An Introduction to the Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Part 2

Peter Medhurst selects the highlights of the repertoire to give the listener a comprehensive overview of what the sonatas are about.

10.00 am – 4.00 pm

http://store.kent.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=5&catid=60&prodid=249

17th March Heswall Hall

111 Telegraph Road, Heswall

CH60 0AF

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 pm

http://wirraldfas.org.uk/Lectures/FutureCalendar.aspx

18th March The Downe Arms

Wykeham, Scarborough

YO13 9QB

Derwent DFAS

Lecture-recital

Music in the Great Art Collections

With an eye to important paintings, musical instruments and pictures with musical content from some of the lesser known, but high quality, European galleries.

8.00 pm

Information: 01723 862371

19th March The Downe Arms

Wykeham, Scarborough

YO13 9QB

Scarborough DFAS

Lecture-recital

Music in the Great Art Collections

With an eye to important paintings, musical instruments and pictures with musical content from some of the lesser known, but high quality, European galleries.

11.00 am

http://www.scarboroughdfas.org.uk/index_Lectures.htm

20th March Bourne End Hall

Wakeman, Road, Bourne End, Bucks

SL8 5SX

Mozart’s Operatic World

Study Day

Peter Medhurst discusses the genius of Mozart’s operas

10.30 am – 3.30 pm

Information and tickets 01494 671105

2oth March Hayward Theatre

The King’s School

Ely, Cambridgeshire

Lecture-recital

The English Orpheus – the music of Henry Purcell

The lecture looks at the music of Henry Purcell, to see exactly what it is that gave him his unique and distinctive musical voice.  It also compares his style with that of contemporary musical wizards on the Continent, and goes on to assess the impact that Purcell had on later generations of composers, including Handel, Haydn, Tippett and Britten.

7.30 pm

Information: 01353 66488

24th March Brockenhurst Village Hall

Highwood Road,

Brockenhurst

Study Day

Music Inspired by Paintings & Paintings Inspired by Music

The study day, which spans over 600 years of the arts, analyses and discusses a range of related works, bringing together the music of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus with Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead with Rachmaninoff’s symphonic poem, and Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie with the piano playing of Albert Ammons.

10.00 am – 3.30 pm

http://newforest.dfas.org.uk/index.html#March

25th March Gosport Antiques

Bay House School

Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire

Lecture-recital

Music in the Great Art Collections

With an eye to important paintings, musical instruments and pictures with musical content from some of the lesser known, but high quality, European galleries.

7 pm

Information: 02392 585137

31st March The Menuhin Hall

Cobham, Surrey

Study Day

Dissecting Schubert

The airiness and carefree aspect of much of Franz Schubert’s music belies the fact that the private world of the composer was overshadowed by profound sorrow and immense unfulfillment.  And indeed, it was Schubert himself who once remarked of his compositions that “those that give the world the greatest delight were born of my deepest griefs.”  With an eye to the shrewd self-assessment of his output, Peter discusses and analyses Schubert’s music to reveal what it is that gives this great Viennese composer his unique and haunting musical voice.

Music to include Piano Sonata in Bb D960, Piano Trio in Bb, Notturno, The Shepherd on the Rock and selections from Die Schöne Müllerin and Winterreise as well as a selection of his finest songs.

Peter Medhurst | presenter and bass-baritone

Helen Semple  |  soprano

Richard Rowe  |  tenor

Susie Cadlin  |  violin

Julia Debrulais  |  cello

Jeremy Limb  |  piano

Tickets £37.50 or £35 for groups of 10 and over.

To purchase tickets please contact the
 Box Office:  08700 842020  see The Menuhin Hall website for opening times 
or
 Online:  from the Menuhin Hall website where full booking details can be obtained