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99 Words: Voce Chamber Choir launches its debut CD

99 Words to my Darling Children, Roxanna Panufnik's setting of Sir John Tavener's last message to his family, is the centre piece of the concert from Voce Chamber Choir, artistic director Suzi Digby, on 24 November 2017 at the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market, Camberwell. Show More Summary

SILVER BIRCH BBC documentaries just went public

Pop over to the BBC Arts website and experience the story behind Silver Birch, the opera by Roxanna Panufnik and muggins for Garsington Opera!In the chief film, some very, very clever technology has enabled you to experience in 360 degrees what it was like to be in the performance. Show More Summary


And here she is: our SILVER BIRCH composer, the fabulous Roxanna Panufnik. You've heard a lot from me already about the words and the background, so I asked Rox some questions about how she wrote the music.JD: How does Silver Birch differ...Show More Summary

Roxanna Panufnik & Jessica Duchen's Silver Birch at Garsington

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Garsington Opera - Silver Birch rehearsals Sam Furness with the community chorus (Photo John Snelling) Roxanna Panufnik (Photo John Snelling) Roxanna Panufnik 's new opera, Silver Birch, is a commission from Garsington Opera and it will...Show More Summary

So what is a "People's Opera" anyway?

Exciting times here as summer approaches and the Garsington Opera team gears up for the world premiere on 28 July of Silver Birch, the new opera by Roxanna Panufnik with a libretto by me plus some Siegfried Sassoon poetry. In rehearsal,...Show More Summary

A 180-strong community company plans to premiere Roxanna Panufnik's Silver Birch at Garsington this summer.

7 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Garsington Opera Youth Company taster-workshop (Photo Garsington Opera) Roxanna Panufnik's new opera, Silver Birch, is a commission from Garsington Opera and it will be premiered this Summer at Garsington with performers combining professional singers and instrumentalists with over 180 people from the local community aged 8 to 80. Show More Summary

Latest on 'Silver Birch'

The Silver Birch youth company in rehearsal The Oxford Times has run a preview of our Garsington opera, Silver Birch (music by Roxanna Panufnik, libretto by me). Read it here. THE horrors of the First World War will meet the tragedy of modern day conflicts in an opera starring more than 180 people from across the community. Show More Summary

New opera recruits 180 locals as extras

8 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

We’re looking forward to Roxanna Panufnik’s first opera this summer at Garsington, not least for the community involvement. Here’s what they have just announced: Garsington Opera’s new commission for the 2017 Season, Silver Birch, will feature over 180 participants from the local community aged 8-80, including students from primary and secondary schools, members of the […]

SILVER BIRCH: Come to Garsington and see our opera!

Booking is now open for SILVER BIRCH, the new 'People's Opera' by composer Roxanna Panufnik, with a libretto by muggins. It's not only the fulfilment of a dream; this creative process, deeply collaborative at every level, has been entirely...Show More Summary

We need some boys who can sing and dance, please

Alert from Garsington Opera, which is recruiting for Silver Birch, the new "people's opera" by Roxanna Panufnik for which I've written the libretto. We need some boys aged 14-22 whose voices have broken and who can sing or dance. Auditions on 9 March. Show More Summary

New David Sawer opera for Garsington

David Sawer Having commissioned Roxanna Panufnik to write a community opera, Silver Birch which premieres in 2017, Garsington Opera has announced its first main stage commission. David Sawer is writing a new opera, The Skating Rink, to be premiered by Garsington Opera in 2018. Show More Summary

Fascinating mix of old and new: Brodsky Quartet and David Hansen

David Hansen - photo Tonje Thilesen Purcell, Handel, Bach, Pergolesi, Respighi, Goosens, Pawe? Szyma?ski, Roxanna Panufnik; David Hansen, Brodsky Quartet; Kings Place Reviewed by Ruth Hansford on Oct 13 2016 Star rating: 4.0 New andShow More Summary

Ryedale on Sunday

It's all paws on deck in JDCMB Towers. The other day the Silver Birch creative team had the first listen-through of the complete opera first draft in Roxanna Panufnik's garden shed, and very thrilling it was. Now it's just one year and one week to go until the premiere at Garsington Opera, 28 July 2017. Show More Summary

Choristers aren't only for Christmas

The composer Roxanna Panufnik isn't only writing an opera at the moment (our Silver Birch for next year's Garsington). She's also raising money for Friends of Cathedral Music, which aims to support the making of music in cathedrals and sustain it for future generations. Show More Summary

Top 10 CDs of the year for festive gifts

We all need cheering up at the moment. This year I've been working on an opera libretto (with Roxanna Panufnik, for Garsington 2017) on the theme of war, which has involved consulting former members of the armed forces, including one amazing man who served on the front line in Iraq. Show More Summary

Let's make an opera - for Garsington!

My opera-writing partner, Roxanna Panufnik. Photo: Paul Marc Mitchell It's all official now, so I can tell you at last: Garsington Opera has commissioned a new opera from Roxanna Panufnik and I am writing the libretto. It's called Silver Birch. Show More Summary

Rox gets her first opera commission

Roxanna Panufnik has been commissioned to write a ‘people’s opera’ for the 2017 Garsington Festival, it was announced today. Silver Birch will be sung by professional singers with community and children’s choruses. Rox is the daughter of the Anglo-Polish symphonist Andrzej Panufnik and prolific explorer of religious themes. She and I have worked together on The Song […]

Panufnik 100: A Family Celebration

The Andrzej Panufnik centenary year reaches a rousing conclusion on 30 November 2014 with a whole day of events at Kings Place involving Panufnik's music as well as that of his daughter Roxanna and also incuding a film. The Brodsky Quartet,...Show More Summary

Dreamscape - songs and trios by Andrzej & Roxanna Panufnik

Songs and Trios by Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik; Heather Shipp, Subito Piano Trio; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 21 2014 Star rating: 3.0 Varied selection of songs and piano trios by father and daughter This year is Andrzej Panufnik's centenary and this disc from Signum combines his music with that of his daughter, Roxanna. Show More Summary

Reflections - solo piano music of Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik

Reflections - Solo piano works by Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik; Clare Hammond; BIS Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 10 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Andrzej Panufnik's three major works for piano plus music by his daughter This year's centenary of the birth of Andrzej Panufnik has started to throw up some interesting disc of his music. Show More Summary

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