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.
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.