Three Choirs Festival Pre-Concert Talk with Paul Spicer
St John's Methodist Church
St Owen Street
Tel : 0845 6521823
A pre-concert talk on Dyson 'Canterbury Pilgrims' for those unfamiliar with this work prior to the evening concert in Hereford Cathedral at 7.45pm with the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins with soloists Susan Gritton (soprano), Alan Oke (tenor) and Simon Bailey (bass baritone).
Paul Spicer began his musical training as a chorister at New College, Oxford. He studied with Herbert Howells and Richard Popplewell (organ) at the Royal College of Music in London, winning the Walford Davies Organ Prize in his final year (the top award). He taught music for ten years from 1974 at Uppingham School and Ellesmere College before becoming a producer for BBC Radio 3 in 1984, and senior producer for the Midlands region in 1986, based in Birmingham.
In 1990 he became artistic director of the Lichfield International Arts Festival, and also director of the Abbotsholme Arts Society. He relinquished these posts in July 2001 in order to pursue a completely freelance musical career. Paul Spicer gives frequent talks and lectures and occasional after dinner speeches. Paul is an experienced lecturer and has given many BBC broadcasts both as a speaker and in discussion with others.
Programme start: 5.30pm
Festival runs between 21st to 28th July 2012.
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