Marking the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams on 12th October 1872 at Down Amney, Gloucestershire, our Hymn Society member, John Crothers, will be delivering a Lecture, as part of the Islington Proms, on Monday, 12th September at St James’ Church, Prebend Street, Islington, London N1 starting at 7.30 pm.
The Lecture is entitled:
Ralph Vaughan Williams: An unlikely visionary
(What drove Vaughan Williams, a ‘cheerful agnostic’, to spend three years editing The English Hymnal?)
Tickets cost £5.00 and may be booked online or purchased at the door on the evening of the event.
As an optional extra, preceding the Lecture at 4.30 pm (for which admission is FREE), is a screening of O Thou Transcendent: The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Tony Palmer’s full-length film biography of the composer.