I Was Glad: A Parry Centenary Concert

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In the composer of Jerusalem and I Was Glad, many imagine a stolid Victorian gentleman. Featuring the works of the composer, a narration of his life and musical items which demonstrate his influences and experiences, this evening will reveal that Hubert Parry was a much more intriguing and unconventional character than that.

Discouraged by his conservative family, Parry was a precocious talent. Guided by greats such as SS Wesley and George Elvey, organist at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, he amassed considerable knowledge and skills, and emerged a towering figure of British music, inspiring generations of young composers after him.

Voci Chamber Choir  
Susan Piggott Musical Director
Luke Bond Organ


Programme of choral and organ works including:  
Parry Songs of Farewell
  I Was Glad
  In Memoriam
Gray 1914
Mendelssohn Organ Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 65/1

Duration: 2 hours