£25 per person
Luncheon served at 1.00 p.m. followed by our speaker, Past President Michael Copeland.
"by ticket only"
Celeriac, White Onion & Bacon Soup with crusty Bread
Pan-roasted Chicken Breast served with Wild Mushroom and Whisky Cream
Chef’s selection of Vegetables and Potatoes
Freshly ground & brewed Coffee
Born 150 years ago this year, Vaughan Williams has been described as a musical titan who has at last become one of Britain’s most popular and admired composers.
Best known for ‘The Lark Ascending’ and ‘Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis’, Vaughan Williams wrote nine symphonies, hymns, operas and film scores, a vast body of work.
Hitherto criticised for the overuse and exaggeration of the English Folk song, he was a man throughout his long life who believed in his own music. The conductor Adrian Boult said that posterity will “lift Vaughan Williams to a height comparable to that of Shakespeare in Literature”.
Our fellow club member Michael Copeland will look at the legacy of this great composer and will play some musical compositions from his imposing and considerable repertoire.