The Lark at 100
Two performances on 15 December 2020 celebrate the exact date of the centenary of RVW’s most enduring work, The Lark Ascending. Janice Graham plays at St John’s Smith Square, while Jennifer Pike plays in Bristol’s Shirehampton Hall, venue of the premiere itself in 1920.
150th Anniversary of RVW
2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Under the banner of RVW 150 the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust is coordinating the efforts of the key organisations promoting his legacy during the anniversary year.
Arthur Searle 1939-2019
It is with great regret that we record the death on 23rd September 2019 of Arthur Searle. For many years Arthur was Curator of Music Manuscripts at the British Library, and he had been Honorary Librarian of the Royal Philharmonic Society since 1983. He was a good friend of Ursula Vaughan Williams and a founding Trustee of The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust in 2008.