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Sunday Concerts:
Madeleine Dring Celebration Concert

22nd October 2023 · 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Doors open: 5:00pm

In person

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Sunday Concerts: Madeleine Dring Celebration Concert

Madeleine Dring Celebration Concert • 6.30pm

Confiding in her diary in 1935, twelve-year-old Madeleine Dring confessed that she ‘had wonderful ideas for a piece of music. Perhaps when I am advanced I shall be able to orchestrate it.’ This, her first ever diary entry, proved prophetic. Composer, actress, singer, and pianist Madeleine Dring (1923-77) was a multi-talented musician with a multifaceted career. A student of Ralph Vaughan Williams, she composed cabaret songs that she performed herself, wrote incidental music for the BBC and a significant body of chamber and piano works.

This concert offers an exciting opportunity to explore Dring’s music and life, performed by a distinguished group of performers led by Nicholas Daniel OBE and Antonio Oyarzabal.

Dring  Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano
Dring  Idylle for oboe & piano
Dring  Danza Gaya for oboe & piano
Dring  Valse Française for piano
Dring  Three Piece Suite for oboe & piano
Dring  In the Still of the Night arr. for oboe piano
Dring  Tango, Sarabande, Waltz and Italian Dance for oboe & piano
Dring  Mazurka for piano
Dring  Trio for flute, oboe & piano

Tom Hancox • flute
Nicholas Daniel • oboe
Amy Harman • bassoon
Antonio Oyarzabal • piano


Pre-Concert talk with Leah Broad • 5.30pm

We are delighted that award-winning writer Leah Broad, known internationally for her work on British women composers, will open the evening with a talk on Dring.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Vaughan Williams Foundation for their support of this concert.

This event is part of Bloomsbury Festival.

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Further Info

Tickets include entry to both the concert and the pre-concert talk.

Our pop-up bar will be open before and during the interval of the performance, in our foyer. It serves a selection of ethically and sustainably produced drinks.

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