edgar speyer



Veterans Aid concertAN ARMISTICE CONCERT in Support of VETERANS AID

To honour Sir Edgar Speyer: The man who saved the Proms & his wife, Leonora: concert violinist and Pulitzer prize winning poet


On Monday, 9th November 2015, 7pm-9pm

At Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, London


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This concert will feature pieces and songs known to have been performed at the Speyer’s London house, 46 Grosvenor Street. This is also the LONDON PREMIER of a new song cycle by David Lawrence – a setting of the poem ‘Ballad of the Lost House’, by Leonora Speyer, which evokes the nightmare the family suffered after being evicted from their home...


Featuring Alexandra Kennedy (Soprano), Oliver Gerrish (countertenor), Violeta Barrena (violin), accompanied by Jocelyn Freeman (piano)

With guest artist MALCOLM BINNS (solo piano)


Tickets: £35 (£60 for two) to include drinks reception in interval


Tickets can be purchased via the TICKET page at www.chelseaconcerts.com, or via post with cheques made out to: Alexandra Kennedy, 64 Hubert Grove, London, SW9 9PD. Please phone: 07703 286399 for enquiries or further details




Gresham’s School, Holt, Norfolk. Monday, 18 May 2015, 6.30pm.

The Auden Theatre. A Speyer Memorial Concert. Tickets £10 available from the school.

Prof Lentin will be attending, along with Dr David Lawrence, biographer of Sir Edgar's wife Leonora, and Simon Kinder, Deputy Head Taching and Learning at Gresham's School who has been involved in a number of public events marking the centenary of The First World War and the fate of Sir Edgar.


The concert marks the centenary of the Speyer's departure from Britain and includes music by Quilter, Grieg, Brahms and Ravel whose music was performed by Leonora or sponsored by Speyer.


Sir Edgar Speyer ConcertThe Assembly Rooms Presteigne, Wales, Friday, 5 June 2015 8.00 pm.

Concert to honour Sir Edgar Speyer, 'The Man who Saved the Proms'. Tickets £12 from The Workhouse, Courtyard Antiques and www.wegottickets.com


Jeremy Fisher (piano), John Hymas (violin) and soprano Hannah Grove perform works by Debussy, Elgar, Grieg and David Lawrence's 'Ballad of a Lost House', with words by Leonora Speyer.


There will be a repeat performance of this concert on Saturday 10th October at St Mary’s Church,  Hay-on-Wye.












Holt FestivalHolt Festival, Monday, 21 July 20142.30pm

An interview with Prof Antony Lentin about the troublesome case of Sir Edgar Speyer

Lawns Hotel, Holt



Holt Festival organiser Delaval Astley said:

"Your appearance was a huge success: the best attended of all the literary events at The Lawns, informative, well staged and enjoyable. You and Simon (Simon Kinder, from Gresham's School, who held a Q&A session with Tony) made an accomplished double-act."