Music for oboe, voice and piano

Elizabeth Charlesworth, Ruth Berresford & Jonathan Bickley
Group type: Soloists
  • Saturday 25 March, 2023
    6.00 – 8.00pm
  • Sunday 26 March
    4.00 – 6.00pm
Ticket typeCost
Adult. Students by arrangement£10

English music from Purcell to William Alwyn

Ruth Berresford left her home town of Penistone to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, following which she has forged a successful career as a professional musician based in London. She returns to her home town to play as part of Penistone Arts Weeks. She is joined by Classical Sheffield member Elizabeth Charlesworth to fulfil along held ambition to perform the Vaughan Williams setting of Blakes poems. Jonathan Bickley completes the trio of musicians for these two events in Darton on Saturday and Penistone on Sunday 25 and 26 March.


Elizabeth Charlesworth (soprano), Ruth Berresford (oboe) and Jonathan Bickley (piano)


  • William Alwyn: Oboe sonata
  • Richard Rodney Bennett: Four country dances
  • Gerald Finzi (arr. H. Ferguson): Interlude for oboe and piano
  • Henry Purcell: Bid the Virtues (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary)
  • When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs for oboe and voice to poems of William Blake
  • Roger Quilter: Three songs of Shakespeare

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