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OPUS ANGLICANUM five men singing unaccompanied and a narrator

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CONCERTS & EVENTS

Sun 26 July 3pm Celebrating English Song
AN ENGLISH MUSIC


Sat 1- Sun 2 Aug, Stavelot Festival
ROYAL MUSIC

Fri 9 Oct 7pm Dorchester
LIGHT


Sat 10 Oct 7:30 Haslemere
WEALDEN WAYS


Sat 12 Dec 7:30 Haslemere
CHRISTMAS CONCERT


Mon 14 Dec 7:30 Wells Cathedral
MEDIAEVAL CAROLS

Tues 15 Dec 7:30 Chipping Campden
OUR CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Fri 22 Jan 6:45 Wells Cathedral
CHANT IN PROCESSION

Weds 10 Feb 7:30 Kings Place
AN ENGLISH MUSIC

We give performances of our own intriguing and audience-friendly story-telling sequences. These are carefully crafted, using narrated texts and unaccompanied sung music of all kinds.

As well as commissioning our friends among contemporary composers we use the full historical European repertoire of part songs, polyphony, street song, music hall, traditional song and arrangements, from the present right through to the seventh century chant of the Roman church. The reach of the spoken texts is equally wide. Our sequences have covered subjects as diverse as Shakespeare’s Sonnets, the Cornish fishing industry, Angels, Gardens, the collecting of English folk music, the Tudor poet John Skelton, the escape of Charles II,  the sinking of the destroyer HMS Duchess in 1939, and Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Gregorian chant workshop days, led by John Rowlands-Pritchard, are a part of our overall programme.