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01st November 2009

Alumna to play in Oxford concert

Old Members in the Oxford area may be interested to hear that Alison Wilson (1979, Mathematics) will be playing the harp in a concert at All Saints Church, Lime Walk in Headington on 4th December. In addition to Schubert’s short and upbeat Mass in C, the programme will include two pieces by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The First Nowell, a cycle of traditional carols for solo voices, choir and orchestra, showcases Vaughan Williams’ life-long interest in English folk songs and carols, while Dives and Lazarus, a set of variations on an ancient and haunting tune, comes with “a guaranteed tingle factor.”

Alison started on the harp aged eight in primary school in Yorkshire, bringing a celtic harp with her to College. She resumed playing in her 30s and has played with Henley Symphony Orchestra and the Rehearsal Orchestra (London and Edinburgh) and played twice in Exeter College Old Members’ musical evenings, including a piece for Oboe and Harp with Neil Black (a renowned oboist and Old Member too).

The performance starts at 7.30, and more information can be found onĀ the Headington Singers’ website.

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