Opus Anglicanum - Belloc: The Four Men

  • Two Temple Place London WC2R 3BD
Opus Anglicanum - bewitching sequences of words and music performed by five voices and their narrator, Zeb Soanes.

Opus Anglicanum - bewitching sequences of words and music performed by five voices and their narrator, Zeb Soanes.

Opus Anglicanum present a retelling of Hilaire Belloc's The Four Men, in which 'Grizzlebeard', 'the Poet', 'the Sailor' and 'Myself', walk across the Weald of Sussex in the October of 1902 from Robertsbridge to Harting, with lively conversation and songs along the way, including music from Vaughan Williams, Ivor Gurney, Peter Warlock, George Butterworth, Edward Elgar and Camille Saint-Saëns (reminding us that Belloc was half French) and also a number of Belloc’s own idiosyncratic songs as described in the book.

This performance  accompanies the exhibition Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion at Two Temple Place - 28th January until 23rd April 2017.