Daniel Norman. Image: Fran Monks
Anna Cavalier. Image: Benjamin Ealovega
Saturday 19 June
On Wenlock Edge
An Anglo-French programme of lyrical songs by Poulenc, Walton, Chaminade and Finzi, culminating in Vaughan Williams’ evocative song cycle, presented with Jeremy Hamway-Bidgood’s award-winning shadow-play animation.
On Wenlock Edge has been officially selected for six film festivals and this is a rare chance to see it screened as originally conceived, with a live performance as soundtrack, and the film edited live as the music is played. The film creates a story connecting the six songs, and drawing on the life of the poet A E Housman, whose poems are the texts for the cycle.
Poulenc: Les Chemins de l’amour
Poulenc: Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon
Walton: Three Façade Settings
Finzi: Budmouth Dears, Shortening Days and The Dance Continued from A Young Man's Exhortation
Chaminade: La lune paresseuse
Chaminade: Viens, mon bien-aimée
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge
Daniel Norman, tenor
Anna Cavaliero, soprano
Sholto Kynoch, piano