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Parzival's Grail Quest

Healing for Our Time

Lectures, Discussions, Artistic Workshops and Evening Performances

Friday 14 March 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Saturday 15 March 9:30am to 9:30pm

Rudolf Steiner House, London
35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT

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The Cambridge Music Conference presents Parzival's Grail Quest: Healing for Our Time as an exploration of inner transformation. How can we understand the Grail as a transformative force today evolving in direct relation to human suffering, spiritual development and individual consciousness? How does music help us break from conceptualizing the Grail as a static reality? Any effort to address challenging crises in our daily lives can lead to inner healing and personal development.

Philip Thatcher, the former General Secretary for the Anthroposophical Society in Canada, speaks about Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival in relation to the interval in music as a path of awakening.

Joan Sleigh having lived in South Africa for many years joins us as a member of the Executive Council of the Anthroposophical Society exploring the Grail as an agency for healing in the face of international, social and personal conflict.

Andrew Wolpert will be taking up "The Manichean Principle of Transformation and Redemption in Wolfram's Parzival" and William Forward "The Path of the Healing Question."

Music inspired by the Grail especially composed for the art of eurythmy will be performed by Ursula Zimmermann, Klaus Suppan and Maren Stott. Two evening performances of music and eurythmy on the theme of the Grail feature works performed in 2012 for the hundredth anniversary of eurythmy, as well as a new work to be premiered by Canadian composer Janet Danielson. New music commissions by composers Howard Skempton, Kate Waring and Nigel Osborne on peace and reconciliation will also be premiered by musicians Jinny Shaw (oboe/oboe d'amore), Lesley Shrigley Jones (cello) and Alan Stott (piano), who are the very core of the  Cambridge Music Conference.

No former knowledge of music needed - simply come and be enriched by the experience!

Cost £100.00 (including three vegetarian meals and light refreshments)
Concessions available on request!
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Payment via direct bank transfer to:
Barclays Bank
Elizabeth Carmack (Cambridge Music Conference)
Sort Code: 20-29-68
Account Number: 10682179  

Please enquire for alternative methods of booking and payment:

Elizabeth Carmack

Sue Peat
Tel 07770577372


Photo: Parzival meets the Fisher King 
(Parzival: The Quest for the Holy Grail Illustrated by David Newbatt, Wynstones Press 2004)