Flame of Inspiration: Three Experiences in Music and Word

We will be running two concerts and one lecture for SA’s History Festival in May. All events are free; all are welcome to attend.

Cecil Sharp and Charles Marson: A Friendship Forged in Adelaide (18891892)

Friday 6th May 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Dr Jula Szuster presents this lecture on the collaboration between the musician Cecil Sharp and St Oswald’s parish priest Charles Marson. Their friendship continued in England and was responsible for the discovery and collection of traditional folksongs in Somerset, which inspired the folksong revival movement in early twentieth century England.

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Concert 1: Flame of Inspiration: Music, Writers and Makers

Sunday 15th May 3pm4 pm

There has been more than 130 years of exceptional music making at St Oswald’s. Join us to celebrate some composers and musicians who have inspired St Oswald’s, Organists, Choir & Instrumental Ensemble.

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Concert 2: Flame of Inspiration: The Acoustic at Work

Sunday 29th May 3pm4pm

Join us to celebrate the inspirational space at St Oswald’s Church and its historic tracker action organ. For more than 100 years the organ has played an important role in music making at St Oswald’s and this concert will explore some aspects of the choir/ organ partnership.

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To book over the phone, call Victor Hepworth on 0407 976 292.

For general enquiries, call Marg Kleinig on 0409 046 674.