All concerts take place at Petersfield Festival Hall except for the recitals in St Peter’s Church on Tuesday lunchtime and Wednesday evening.
Edward Thomas Centenary Exhibitions
Two exhibitions will be open during the Festival: new images by Petersfield Photographic Society, inspired by Edward Thomas’s life and work; and books and documents from the collection held by Petersfield Museum, together with items from the national Edward Thomas archive.
Exhibition opening times
Friday 17 March 6.30 pm – 10.45 pm
Saturday 18 March 2.00 pm to end of interval (approx. 8.45 pm)
Sunday 19 March 2.00 – 5.00 pm
Thursday 23, Friday 24 March 6.45 pm to end of interval (approx. 8.45 pm)
Saturday 25 March 2.00 pm to end of interval (approx. 8.45 pm)
Edward Thomas 1878–1917: A Centenary Concert
A Centenary Commemoration
Choral and solo settings of poems by Edward Thomas and his friends, and music mentioned in his writings. Poets include Edward Thomas, Robert Frost, Walter de la Mare, W H Davies and Eleanor Farjeon. Music by Ivor Gurney, Peter Warlock, Randall Thompson, Michael Hurd, Arnold Bax, Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, Mervyn Horder and others.
Jonathan Willcocks, conductor
Richard Pearce, piano
Catherine White, soprano
Thomas Athorne, tenor
Piers Burton-Page, reader
Bedales Cecilia Consort
Nicholas Gleed, director
John Barker, baritone
Helen Cawthorne, piano
John Lofthouse, baritone
Frances Kelly, harp
Judith Treggor, flute
W A Mozart: Divertimento K. 136 (first movement)
J S Bach: Badinerie
Leroy Anderson: Plink, plank, plunk
Klaus Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean medley
Saxophone solos from The Jungle Book
Flanders and Swann: The Hippopotamus Song
Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
Director: Sara Deborah Struntz-Timossi
Mark Dancer and Emilie Capulet, pianos
Compere: John Whitaker
Meet the players and their instruments after the concert.
Monday 20 March
Seats £10/7* (adult), £5/3* (child)
*with schools discount
Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations.
The Petersfield Orchestra
Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style in D
Strauss: Horn Concerto no. 1
Delibes: Suite: Le Roi s’amuse
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 4 (‘Italian’)
Soloist: Richard Steggall
Conductor: Christopher Braime
Meet the orchestra’s conductor, Christopher Braime, and horn soloist Richard Steggall when they discuss the programme with Piers Burton-Page at 6.30 pm on Thursday 23 March in the Festival Hall.