Web page opened, publication of ‘The Life and Works of George Frederick Linstead (1908-1974) - A
Centenary Tribute’ by Christopher Powell.
October 28th 3.00 pm First Performance
of ‘The Cornerstone’ in St John’s Abbey Vale, Sheffield—arrangement for male choir of GFL’s
anthem ‘Thus Saith the Lord God’ by Chris Powell.
January 24th Centenary of the composer’s birth. Commemorative articles in "Sheffield
Telegraph" and "Sheffield Evening Star."
Lecture: "Dr George F Linstead (1908 - 1974), "a centenary tribute to a Sheffield composer",
given by Christopher Powell, and accompanied by a recital of a few
of the composer's works by Leo Nicholson. University of Sheffield Dept of Music.
performance of "The Cornerstone" at St John's Church, Ranmoor, Sheffield.
Centenary Concert: Thursday 30th October 2008,
1.10pm, University of Sheffield Drama Studio, Broomhill, Sheffield.
Two Piano Pieces (Une Brioche, Le Babil), Viola Rhapsody, Two Songs (Adieu,
a Heart Warm Felt Adieu (Burns), The Journeyman (Alun Lewis), Violin Sonata, Foor Moods for Piano (Aubade, Night
Piece, Pas de Chien, Blue Willow), Viola Rhapsody (Reprise).
Artistes: Shulah Oliver (Violin and Viola), Leo Nicholson (Piano),
Stewart Campbell (Tenor).
Release of a new CD, "The British Quartet" with works by George Linstead,
David Beck and Derek Bourgeois. Released on ASC Records, Catalogue Number: asc cd 113.
This new CD featuring the New World Quartet led by Andy Long is a continuation of the series of premiers
by British composers and is available from October 22nd at www. ascrecords.com. Cost £10 including postage and packing.
The CD contains Linstead's third String Quartet in three
movements : Allegro - Andante - Allegro Molto.