Concert: David Jones 1916 –
The Battle of Mametz Wood by Opus Anglicanum
Saturday 14th November 2015
Hope Wolf (University of Sussex) contributed to this evening event organised by Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft:
Opus Anglicanum’s narrator Zeb Soanes (BBC Radio 4) told the story from Part 7 of David Jones’ In Parenthesis describing the battle in which he took part. The five singers performed music of Schubert, Palestrina, soldier’s songs, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s In the Crypt of the Wood, inspired by David Jones’ drawing ‘Vexilla Regis’ in Kettle’s Yard.
After the concert the evening continued at the museum with drinks and a chance to see The Animals of David Jones exhibition and hear talks on David Jones by Professor Ewan Clayton and Dr Hope Wolf.