EDWARD THOMAS - A CENTENARY COMMEMORATION - Petersfield Musical Festival

Vox Cantab

Jonathan Willcocks, conductor

Richard Pearce, piano

Catherine White, soprano

Thomas Athorne, tenor

Piers Burton-Page, reader

Bedales Cecilia Consort

Nicholas Gleed, director

John Barker, baritone

John Lofthouse, baritone

Frances Kelly, harp

Judith Treggor, flute


In the centenary year of his death, the poet and writer Edward Thomas (1878-1917) is remembered in this very special concert. Choral and solo settings of poems by Edward Thomas and his friends, including Robert Frost, Walter de la Mare, WH Davies, Hillaire Belloc and Eleanor Farjeon, will be performed, as well as music mentioned in his writings, with readings of poems by Thomas and his friends. Settings by composers such as Peter Warlock, Ivor Gurney, Randall Thompson and Michael Hurd will be placed alongside music that Thomas loved, including traditional songs.

This concert, presented by Petersfield Musical Festival, is generously supported by Arts Council England, the RVW Trust and the South Downs National Park Authority.

During this concert, and throughout the 2017 Petersfield Musical Festival, there will be an exhibition of new photographs inspired by the life and work of Edward Thomas, by members of the Petersfield Photographic Society, as well as books and documents relating to Edward Thomas from the collections of Petersfield Museum and the National Edward Thomas archive in Cardiff.

Petersfield Festival Hall, Petersfield on Friday 17 March 2017
Doors Open at 6:15PM
Starts at 7:30PM
Ticket Price: 5.00 - 15.00*
*booking fee applies