The current (Jan - Mar) issue of Musical Opinion includes a feature on our local composer Ian Venables, celebrating his 60th birthday - his photograph appears on the front cover. You can read part of the article here but you will need to subscribe to read the full piece.
Also mentioned are two forthcoming local performances of Ian's music:
"Further to Michael Bywater’s article on Ian Venables in this issue, two important premieres of the composer’s music take place within the coming months. On April 16th, at Worcester Cathedral, the first performance of the cantata Remember This, a work written to commemorate the fallen of World War I, will be given by Clare Prewer, sopano, and Richard Coxon, tenor, with the BPSO under Richard Jenkinson.
On June 30th in the concert hall of the Royal Grammar School, Worcester, the world premiere of Venables’ ‘Through these pale cold days’ Opus 46, for tenor, viola and piano, will take place, to be performed by Nick Pritchard, tenor, Louise Williams, viola and Benjamin Frith, piano."
Thanks to Christine Talbot-Cooper of Gloucester Music Society for drawing my attention to this.
Search the Chamber Music Plus website for more performances of music by Ian Venables.
Blog written by Jill Davies, who runs the Severn Muses project as well as Chamber Music Plus.
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