Celebrate Vaughan Williams' 150th Birthday with us!
We’re marking the anniversary of one Gloucestershire’s most famous sons this October with performances of some of his best-loved music, including the enduringly popular Tallis Fantasia, premiered in Gloucester Cathedral over a century ago.
Listen to Vaughan Williams' wonderful music in concerts and services, discover his birthplace on a walk with Gloucester Chair Allen Prior, and even join in the action with a Come and Sing lead by Ben Sawyer.
Wednesday 12 October
Gloucester festival chair Allen Prior leads a public walk from Vaughan Williams’ birthplace, the picturesque Down Ampney, as part of his October challenge to cover 150 miles for RVW150
Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3
A service of music by Vaughan Williams and his pupils, sung by Gloucester Cathedral Choir and directed by Adrian Partington
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music; Five Mystical Songs; On Wenlock Edge; Three Elizabethan Songs
I Holst A Hymne to Christ
R Clarke Poem
Thursday 13 October
Ben Sawyer leads a day exploring Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Sun, Moon, Stars and Man as well as the foundation of his famous fantasia, Tallis’ Third Tune.
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Purcell Fantasia upon one note
Corelli Concerto grosso in F major, Op.6 No 2
Tippett Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli