A Festival of Flowers and Music: Exeter - July 1982 (inc Mary O'Hara concert)

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Festival of Flowers and Music'

Sacred Heart Church South Street Exeter July 8—11 1982


Director's Message The aims of this Festival of Flowers and Music are twofold, First and foremost to raise money in order to help re-roof this fine Victorian church dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. The work which will cost in the region of between ÂŁ25,000 and ÂŁ30,000 must, we are told be carried out during the next two years. Secondly we have aimed to bring to Exeter artists who in the normal run of things would not have visited the city, namely Mary O'Hara and the Penydarren Welsh Voice Choir. We also had secured the services of four members of The Royal Shakespeare Company to give a performance of "Country Contentments" on the evening of Thursday July 8th, but unfortunately this has had to be cancelled owing to the fact that this company had double booked this production and it was performed in Knightshayes Court Tiverton only two weeks ago. We felt that the dates of that performance and ours were so close that we decided to cancel. However I hope that you enjoy the floral side of this Festival and both concerts. If you have any questions or difficulties please do not hesitate to ask any of our marshals for help. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the members of the committee and our parishioners for all their time and effort in staging this festival, I hope it will be the first of many. RICHARD J. DENNIS

FESTIVAL TIMETABLE THURSDAY JULY 8th Church opens for Flower Festival 10.30 a.m. Concert by Children from The Palace Gate Convent School. 11.45 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. Church closes 8.30 p.m. FRIDAY JULY 9th Church opens for Flower Festival 10.30 a.m. Organ Recital by Iris Harris 1.00 p.m. Church closes 6.30 p.m. Church re-opens for evening concert 7.15 p.m. MARY O'HARA IN CONCERT 8.00 p.m. Cheese & Wine Party in the grounds of Palace Gate Convent after performance 9.45 p.m. (approx.) SATURDAY JULY 10th Church opens for Flower Festival 10.30 a.m. Organ Recital by Iris Harris 1.00 p.m. Church closes 6.30 p.m. Church re-opens for evening concert 7.15 p.m. PENYDARREN WELSH VOICE CHOIR IN CONCERT 8.00 p.m. SUNDAY JULY 11th Closing Festival High Mass 11.00 a.m.

CREDITS Stage Electrics, Sue Stewart, Iris Harris, Lloyds Bank Ltd., National Westminster Bank Ltd.

Mary O'Hara In Concert

MARYO'HARA The bare chronicle of Mary O'Hara's life contains dangerous elements of sentimentality. A young beautiful singer falls in love with a handsome doomed poet. He dies after 15 months of marriage. She withdraws from the world, enters a monastery and emerges after 12 years to pick up the threads of a singing career, with fantastic success. There were concerts, radio shows, her own television series on BBC - all before she reached the age of 21. She married a young poet Richard Selig but was widowed within 15 months. After four more years of performing her music all over the world Mary O'Hara gave up singing and entered an English Benedictine Monastery, where she stayed for 12 years. But though Mary O'Hara turned her back on music, lovers of music did not forget her and her albums continued to sell in her absence. When her monastic sojourn was over and she once more took up singing, she quickly added new friends to old. Concert tours of U.K. and Ireland followed. Sold out concerts at the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London. Carnegie Hall in New York, Massey Hall in Toronto, a week at the London Palladium, tours of Australia, New Zealand and across the Atlantic - Mary O'Hara was back Her best selling autobiography, "The Scent of the Roses" tell its own story. On Eamon Andrew's ITV programme "This is your Life" the late Joyce Grenfell remarked: "Mary's God-given gift was her voice and what is surely meant for her is to sing to as many people as possible." This Mary O'Hara continues to do.

Mary O'Hara Exeter Concert July 9th 1982 Harp and Voice. Song Greensleeves Ceol a' Phiobaire Face to Face Willie's Gane Tae Melvill Castle I Know Where I'm Going

Composer Traditional Traditional O'Hara/Tagore Traditional Traditional

Song For a Winter's Night Child of the Woodland (Gaelic) Sligo Fair Plaisir D'Amour The Spanish Lady The Riddle Song

Lightfoot Traditional Traditional Traditional Traditional Traditional

Arranger. O'Hara O'Hara O'Hara O'Hara Hughes adpt. O'Hara O'Hara O'Hara O'Hara O'Hara O'Hara O'Hara


Its-a-Me-O-Lord The Scent of the Roses The Snail Oaken Ashes Tant Con Je Vivrai The Frog's Wedding Down By the Sally Gardens Cucuin a Chuaichin (Gaelic) Kitty of Coleraine Weigenlied An Fhideag Airgid (Gaelic) Judas and Mary The Garden Song

Traditional O'Hara Moore O'Hara O'Hara/Levi O'Hara Campion de la Halle Traditional O'Hara Traditional/Yeats Hughes adpt. O'Hara Traditional O'Hara Traditional O'Hara Schubert Traditional O'Hara Carter Mallett O'Hara

A F T E R THIS P E R F O R M A N C E W E A R E HOLDING:"A WINE AND CHEESE PARTY" in the grounds of Palace Gate Convent Mary O'Hara will be present to sign copies of her book "The Scent of the Roses" Tickets ÂŁ1.20 each.


The theme of this flower festival is taken from the hymn "All creatures of our God and King" by W. D. Draper (1855-1933) which in turn is based on the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) whose 800th. birthday we celebrate this year. 1. All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia, Alleluia.

6. Dear Mother eath, who day by day, unfoldest blessings on her way, O praise him, Alleluia.

2. Thou flowing water, pure and clear, make music for thy Lord to hear, Alleluia, Alleluia.

The flowers and fruits that in thee grow let them his glory also show. O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

3. Thou burning Sun with golden beam, Thou Silver moon with softer gleam, 7. Thou rushing wind that art so strong O praise him, O praise him, yet clouds that sail in heaven along, O praise him, Alleluia. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Thous rising morn in praise rejoice, ye lights of evening find a voice, Alleluia, Alleluia. 4. And all ye men of tender heart, forgiving others, take your part, O sing ye Alleluia, Ye who long pain and sorrow bear, praise God and on him cast your care, O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. 5. Let all things their creator bless, and worship him in humbleness, O praise him, Alleluia, Praise, praise, the father praise the son, and praise the spirit, three in one, O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

8. Thou fire so masterful and bright, that givest man both warmth and light O priase him, O praise him, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. 9. And thou, most kind and gentle death, waiting to hush our lastest breath, O praise him, Alleluia, Thou leadest home the child of God and Christ our Lord the way hath trod, O praise him, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

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