Herne Hill Music Festival

OCT 2020
9th - 18th

xRuskin and Friends

Herne Hill United Church

Red Post Hill
SE24 9PW



Songs and readings linked to John Ruskin. A joint event organised with Herne Hill Society - concessions for Society members.

Full Price



Charles & Rob, our performers

Ruskin & Friends

In the bicentenary of the birth of Herne Hill’s most famous resident, John Ruskin, art critic, author, poet and social reformer, we celebrate his life-long love of music. There will be music Ruskin loved and wrote about, as well as music he despised such as Beethoven’s - interspersed with readings on music from Ruskin’s own writings: sometimes serious, but comic too! Ruskin composed music himself and there will be a rare opportunity to hear his own charming songs. We will also premiere a new song cycle “Pearls on Scales” by the award winning composer Andrew Wilson, showing how Ruskin’s influence on artists continues to live into our own time.

Performers - wonderful tenor Charles MacDougall, with Robert Mingay-Smith on piano.

Charles & Rob, our performers
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