Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Monday, 12 September 2011

New setting of "The Dream of Geronius"


This coming Saturday, September 17th, in Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford at 8pm, there will be the premiere of the Winchester based composer Julien Chilcott-Monk's setting of Bl. John Henry Newman's The Dream of Gerontius.

The performers are the distinguished actor Robert Hardy as The Soul and Neil Nisbett as The Angel. The chorus of Angels and Demons are the choir Vox Humana.

Tickets are £15, £12 or £5, and are available at the Oxford Playhouse or on the door.

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