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September 2018

Kevin Allen (Autumn in Malvern)

29th September 2018 3:00 pm

  KEVIN ALLEN on HUGH BLAIR WORCESTER'S FORGOTTEN ORGANIST Kevin Allen offers a long overdue revaluation of Hugh Blair, the dynamic, colourful and controversial Worcester Cathedral organist. The illustrated talk is based on Kevin's forthcoming biography of Blair, who had a close association with Elgar and musical life in Worcester at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Location - WR13 5AX off the A449 shortly before entering Malvern Link from Worcester Sponsored by Dr Peter Mayner The…

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September 2019

  RESTORED TO GLORY The story of Clayton & Bell’s fresco decoration introduced with a video presentation by COLIN BROWNLEE Colin instigated and managed the restoration of previously hidden frescos inside St Leonard’s. Dating from 1864, the Victorian church is of national importance, reflected in the Grade 1 Listing. The magnificent decorative scheme was devised by the Reverend James Skinner, and executed by Clayton & Bell. The restoration has been executed by Donald Smith, a highly skilled craftsman. To begin and…

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October 2019

  SUMMOND BY BELLS BETJEMAN AT THE BEAUCHAMP The life and times of Sir John Betjeman recalled in prose, verse and music PAUL VAUGHAN - Narrator ROY MASSEY - Organ The church of St. Leonard at the Beauchamp Community was designed by the Victorian architect P.C. Hardwick in an early French Gothic style. The interior is exceptionally rich in design; the perfect ‘High Anglican’ location for this affectionate tribute to John Betjeman. Paul Vaughan was a BBC Producer and is…

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September 2022

  On sale 1st August '22 MAYFLOWER 1620  MUSIC SUNG BY GAUDEAMUS READERS - PETER SUTTON & JULES HOBBS Devised by actor and director, Peter Sutton, this innovative sequence of words and music has been held over from  2020 the 400th Anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America. Location: St Leonard's Chapel, The Beauchamp Community WR13 5AX (off the A449 shortly  before entering Malvern Link from Worcester). Sponsored by The English Speaking Union   The Autumn in Malvern Festival is…

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October 2022

  On sale 1st August SHIPS OF HEAVEN THE PRIVATE LIFE OF BRITAIN’S CATHEDRALS An illustrated talk by CHRISTOPHER SOMERVILLE Christopher explores 20 of his favourite cathedrals. A well known writer, he has published some 40 travel guides,  books  of walks and poetry together with column’s in The Daily Telegraph & The Times Location: St Leonard's Chapel, The Beauchamp Community, Newland WR13 5AX Sponsored by Sir Roy Strong CH   The Autumn in Malvern Festival is a renowned series of artistic events &…

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September 2023

  On sale 1st August THE ART OF FUGUE  BWV 1080 THE FINAL MASTERPIECE BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH introduced and performed by IAIN SIMCOCK Harpsichord & Organ St Leonard’s organ is newly restored Former Sub Organist Westminster Abbey, Assistant Director of Music Westminster Cathedral, Organist at the Abbey of St Pierre, Solesmes, France. Location: ST LEONARDS CHAPEL, NEWLAND, The Beauchamp Community WR13 5AX (off the A449 shortly  before entering Malvern Link from Worcester.) Sponsored by Margaret & Simon Payton   The Autumn in…

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