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64. Clippings and Fragments

18 October 2021, 13:00 - 14:00

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Presented in partnership with the Bodleian Libraries, Anna Dennis and John Reid give the world premiere of a new work by Tom Coult. Written during Tom’s Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowship, the work is inspired by the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera in the Bodliean. As a complement to the Printed Ephemera collection, Anna and John also include the witty Four Newspaper Announcements by the Russian composer Alexander Mosolov, written in 1926, alongside works by Mosolov’s compatriot Georgy Catoire and songs by Henry Purcell.


An excerpt from Anna and John's performance in this year's Festival

Anna performing Rachmaninov in the Positive Note Autumn Sessions


This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.


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Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.

Artist Portrait

Anna Dennis

Anna Dennis


Described by the Times as a "delectable soprano and a serene, ever-sentient presence" Anna studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Noelle Barker. Notable concert performances have included Britten's War Requiem at the Berlin Philharmonie, Italian cantatas with les Arts Florissants in William Christie's festival at Thire, a programme of Russian operatic arias with Philharmonia Baroque in San Francisco, Handel's Joshua at the Göttingen Handel Festspiele, Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Tokyo and Sydney Opera H... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

John Reid

John Reid


John Reid's career to date has shown him to be a pianist of notable versatility and range, with wide experience as an outstanding chamber musician, song accompanist, soloist and exponent of new music. In February 2013 he curated a series for the Britten centenary at Kings Place in London, which also incorporated new works by Simon Holt, Jonathan Dove and Martin Suckling. Other recent projects have included concerts of Schumann and Brahms with The Sixteen in London, Manchester and Bruges; recitals at Wigmore Hall and around the UK to m... Read Full Biography

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