10 July 2023 - 7:00 pm

Housman Celebration Concert

Routh Concert Hall, Bromsgrove School 

Bromsgrove’s leading arts organisations and institutions are planning an event to celebrate the works of the Town’s renowned poet, A.E.Housman to mark the Housman Society’s 50th Anniversary.

This will be a concert that will include readings of Housman’s poems and magnificent settings of his works to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ian Venables.The group behind this event includes the Bromsgrove Society, the Housman Society, Bromsgrove WORDS, Bromsgrove Concerts, Bromsgrove District Council, Bromsgrove Arts Alive, Bromsgrove Festival and Bromsgrove School itself.

Musical accompaniments will be given by some of the UK’s foremost classical artists, including the Dante Quartet, pianist Benjamin Frith and former BBC New Generation Artist, tenor Alessandro Fisher. The programme will include the Housman settings by Ian Venables, Songs of Eternity and Sorrow and Ralph Vaughan Williams’, On Wenlock Edge.

The organisers are delighted to announce that a selection of poems will be recited by the BBC Midlands Today Presenter, Nick Owen who is a long-time Housman enthusiast.

The concert will be preceded by a reception including wine, soft drinks and nibbles at 6.30pm with the concert itself starting at 7pm where the audience will be welcomed to the evening by a spokesperson from the organising group prior to the concert commencing.

Tickets for this unmissable event are priced at £25 to include a welcome drink. Students are invited free of charge. The concert will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend in person, at a cost of £12 for the streaming link.Concert tickets and the live stream link are available from the Bromsgrove School Box Office via the internet www.bromsgrove-school.co.uk/boxoffice or by telephone during office hours on 01527 579679 ext 616.

Alternatively, tickets can be purchased from Decanter Spirit on Bromsgrove High Street (cash only please).We do hope you will join us for what is promised to be a wonderful celebratory evening.