About the Ivor Gurney Society
Since its inauguration in 1995, the society has initiated the dedication of a memorial window to Ivor Gurney at St Mary de Lode Church in Gloucester, erected a new memorial stone in the churchyard at Twigworth, supported the publication of two volumes of Gurney songs, a volume of piano music and a bibliography, and undertaken extensive work in cataloguing and conserving the Gurney archive. The society produces a substantial annual journal (free to members - see the publications page). We have also organised and facilitated a number of recordings on the Somm and Naxos recording labels.
Society events are normally held each spring, where talks and recitals enable members to explore Gurney's verse and music. A Newsletter is circulated, free to members, at intervals throughout the year.
In general terms the aims and objectives of the Ivor Gurney Society are to:
- make his music and poetry available to a wider audience by way of performances, readings, recordings and publications;
- enhance and promote informed scholarship in all aspects of his life, work, work and context through the publication of newsletters and an annual journal, available free to Society members;
- assist the Gloucestershire Archives in the cataloguing, conservation and enhancement of the Ivor Gurney Collection;
- encourage and facilitate the study of Gurney's work and context among students, scholars and Society members;
- encourage links with kindred societies (recent events have been held in collaboration with Finzi Friends, the Edward Thomas Fellowship and the Arthur Bliss Society).
The Ivor Gurney Society Committee:
Rolf Jordan (Chairman)
John Phillips (Secretary & Treasurer)
Eleanor Rawling (Newsletter Editor)
If you wish to contact the Society, please go to the Contact page.