The Harvey family at the unveiling of the F W Harvey Blue Plaque at Yorkley Community Centre. The plaque was awarded a part of an initiative of the Foresters Forest project.
“In Gloucestershire” – words and music on Sunday 29 March at 3.00pm in the Ivor Gurney Hall, Gloucester. The programme starts and ends with poetry by F. W. Harvey
Members view the Bore and listen to F W Harvey recitals.
Members met to watch a three star Severn Bore sweep up the river at Minsterworth on Sept 2nd 2019. The river Severn features in several of Harvey’s poems.
Poems were recited on the riverback, in the churchyard and inside the church where the F W Harvey memorial window was viewed. Finally a visit was made to Bill Pugh’s cider barn to view the equipment and hear further poems.
Members took part in a walk around the village of Yorkley with poems recited at appropriate locations.
The photo shows chairman Steve Cooper reading Forest Offering at the cenotaph in Yorkley.
Marie read His Own Dear Land with the Cotswolds across the river Severn in the distance.
Steve reads Incidental on the cricket pitch at Cut and Fry Green. The cricket ground has been fenced off to protect it from feral boar.
Geoff, Steve, Marie and Dave during the walk.
120 years of the Royal College of Music.
Anthony Boden added: “… there are two song-settings of Harvey’s Goddess of Night, one by Gurney and one by Howells; the latter was included in the CD made by Roderick Williams (baritone) and Susie Allan (piano) in 2006 by SOMM Recordings (SOMMCD 057), which also has other Harvey settings (In Flanders; Dinny Hill; Walking Song [Gurney] and On Painswick Beacon [John Sanders]). The leading British mezzo-soprano, Dame Sarah Connolly), has recently recorded the Howells’s setting of Goddess of Night for the Chandos label …” … full details in the image.
The above postcard was recently made know to the society by Owen Dobson B.E.M. It is part of Owen’s personal collection of WW1 memorabilia. More details will appear in the society newsletter in due course.