Museum Hosts Lecture On Local Legend

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Museum Hosts Lecture On Local Legend

The life of a Cotswold composing legend will be celebrated next month when the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, hosts a talk on Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Local historian Tim Porter will deliver a lecture at the Cirencester venue on December 4th, (2.30-4.30pm), where he will explore the life and works of the famous composer in the 50th anniversary year of his death.

Born in Down Ampney in 1872, Vaughan Williams’ life was a chronicle of troubled times, after dreadful experiences of the First World War and the early loss of his religious faith.

The composer also had to contend with the prolonged sufferings of his invalid wife for a large part of his life, but remained an enthusiastic storyteller, musician and socialist until his death in 1958.

Now, Vaughan Williams is best known for the opera ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’, as well as the violin concerto ‘The Lark Ascending’. He is also well known for composing symphonies, chamber and choral music, opera and film scores.

Tickets for this lecture cost £5 and booking is essential. Please contact the Corinium Museum on 01285 655611 for further information or to book a place.

Posted : 18/11/2008 18:31:52

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