Programme 2014-2015

2014

11 September
PROFUNDITY AND POETRY IN THE MUSIC OF MOZART AND SCHUBERT:
A Talk with Peformance of Mozart’s K457 and Schubert’s D.960 Sonatas by Hugh Petter, Oxford, visiting pianist and lecturer for Cunard and P & O lines

9 October
THE EVOLUTIONARY ORIGINS OF MUSIC:
Early Archaeology from the Danube and Beyond by Dr. Iain Morley, School of Anthropology, University of Oxford

6 November
A RAINBOW IN THE SKY:
the Rainbow in Art from the Middle Ages to the
Present by Dr. Jon Whitely, Hon. Curator, Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford to be preceded by a short Annual General Meeting at 6.45

30 November
ADVENT PARTY
2.30 at the Church Room, Radley OX14 3JE
Stories, poems, music, carols and bring-and-share Feast

2015

15 January
THE HARMONY OF THE SPHERES:
Science, Music and the Pattern of the Cosmos by Hartmut Warm, Hamburg

12 February
SNAKES, GIANTS, UNDINES AND TARANTULAS:
The Fairy-Tale in Modern German Literature by Dr. Susan Reynolds, British Library

12 March
BRINGING LITERATURE TO LIFE:
‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ with Vanessa Underwood, Artemis School of Speech and Drama, Forest Row and her Marionette Theatre

9 April
THE GERMAN EASTER-PLAY:
The Remnants of a Lost Theatrical Culture in Germany and Switzerland by Nigel Palmer, Emeritus Professor of Mediaeval German Studies, University of Oxford

30 April
THÜRINGEN:
An Introductory Tour by Jo Dean, Hon. Secretary, Cheltenham
German Club

4 June
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE GERMAN-SPEAKING WORLD:
by Peter Gieler, Patron of the Abingdon Anglo-German Club

2 July
FROM THIEF OF FIRE TO HERALD OF FREEDOM:
Prometheus the Rebel from Aeschylus to Goethe in dramatic presentation by David MacGregor, and Ryan Kouroukis, Stroud with linking commentary

Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at, and by kind permission of, The Abbey Chapel, Checker Walk, Abingdon OX14 3JB on Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. Visitors very welcome. Refreshments. Enquires: tel. 01235 533887

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