The Annunciation : A Pilgrim's Quest
The Annunciation: A Pilgrim’s Quest
This Study Day, given by Canon Mark Byford, will involve four separate but complementary talks/lectures of 45-50 minutes, each richly illustrated, on different aspects of the Annunciation, with time for pauses and individual reflection in between. (For copyright reasons these sessions will only be available live.)
Time & Place:
Wednesday, 24th March 10.00am - 4.30pm, by Zoom
10.00am - 11.00am. THE JOURNEY BEGINS
Mark Byford explains how a chance encounter with François Lemoyne’s painting of the Annunciation in the National Gallery led him to set out on a three-year pilgrimage of discovery, to understand the history of the picture that came to Winchester College from Paris in 1729 and to learn more about Luke’s gospel passage that was the inspiration behind the Lemoyne work. One bishop tells him the Annunciation ‘is the most important event in human history’. If so, why has the status of the feast day been lost in today’s world?
11.30am - 12.30pm. THE MEANING OF THE MEANING
For three years, Mark listened to more than a hundred senior clerics from all Christian denominations, world-renowned theologians and leading art historians offer their own personal interpretations of Luke’s gospel story of the Annunciation. What did they tell him and what phrases resonated in particular?
2.00pm - 3.00pm. SEEING NOT LOOKING
As part of his pilgrimage, Mark travelled the length and breadth of the country, crossed the Continent, and visited the Holy Land in search of the most famous and iconic images and artistic symbols of the Annunciation. What did he learn from such a diverse range of works and which ones made the most impression on him and why?
3.30pm - 4.30pm. THE WORD AND THE NOTE
In the final session of the day, Mark highlights some of the greatest poetry and music that has been inspired by Luke’s gospel passage on the Annunciation. The presentation is followed by a final group session and discussion.
Tickets for this event are on sale at £10 + £1.25 booking fee for all four talks
The Zoom link will be sent to ticketholders the day before the event, and they will be let into the room from 9.30am.
When & WhereChoose Day
London Concertante - Vivaldi Four Seasons by candlelight
London Concertante enjoys an available position in the world of classical music where it is regarded as one of the finest chamber ensembles in Europe - a position it has spent the last 28 years striving to maintain. Begun in 1991, the ensemble quickly garnered praise both here and abroad and now gives around 100 concerts a year all over the world.
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
J.S Bach - Concerto for 2 Violins
Elgar - Serenade for Strings
Mozart - Divertimento in D
and many more !
Tickets £32, £26 & £19 + £1.25 per ticket booking fee.
Available from the Box Office 01962 857275
Tuesday 11 May 2021 - 7.30pm -
Winchester Cathedral Nave
Join Aled Jones as he embarks on a UK-wide tour, performing at many of the nation’s best-loved cathedrals.
Over his extraordinary 30 year career, Aled's outstanding performances have amade smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 30 albums - with over 10 million album sales and counting - and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum discs. After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years with the defining moment being ‘Walking in the Air’, the hit song from the family-favourite, Christmas animated film ‘The Snowman’. As a broadcaster, Aled has forged an extensive career, having presented across BBC Radio 2 & 3 and BBC Radio Wales. Aled also hosts the Classic FM Sunday Breakfast Show and has become a popular favourite on the station and enjoyed his own show ITV Weekend.
VIP tickets include a Meet and Greet which will take place at the venue from 18:00.
Tickets: VIP Meet and Greet £70, Platinum £35, Gold £30, Silver £25 + £1.25 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)