Date: Saturday 2 March 2019
Time: 13:30 - 17:10
TS Eliot Theatre & Merton College Chapel
A celebration of Lennox Berkeley's four years as an undergraduate at Merton (1922–6), and to mark the thirtieth anniversary of his death.
Organised by Reed Rubin Organist & Director of Music Benjamin Nicholas, Petroc Trelawny, the President of the Lennox Berkeley Society, and Julian Berkeley.
|1:30pm-2:00pm||Lennox Berkeley Society AGM||TS Eliot Theatre||Introduction by Petroc Trelawny|
|2:15pm-3:00pm||Public Lecture||TS Eliot Theatre||Lady Selina Hastings, biographer of Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh and W Somerset Maugham, spoke about Lennox Berkeley and his Oxford contemporaries during the Brideshead years.|
|3:00pm-3:25pm||Tea||TS Eliot Theatre foyer|
|3:30pm-4:00pm||Organ Recital||Merton College Chapel||Lennox Berkeley Society member Iain Simcock (formerly organist of Westminster Cathedral and Director of L’Académie vocale de Paris) played Three Pieces for Organ by Berkeley; and Benjamin Nicholas, Reed Rubin Organist & Director of Music at Merton, played 'Improvisation' from Three Pieces for Organ by Berkeley's teacher, Nadia Boulanger.|
|4:00pm-5:10pm||Choral Evensong||Merton College Chapel||Music by Berkeley (Canticles: Chichester Service, and Anthem: The Lord is My Shepherd), Stravinsky (Introit: Ave Maria, and Motet: Pater noster) and Matthew Martin (Responses), with a short address by Tony Scotland, author of Lennox & Freda and Flèche: Brief Encounter with Stravinsky. The Organ Voluntary was the 'Finale' from L'oiseau de feu by Stravinsky.|