We have another meeting on Monday 8th March starting at 7:30pm. We have done a number of these so far and they have been successful. A slightly different format to our physical meetings in that speakers are introducing YouTube videos to discuss aspects or show performances.
If you would like to participate, leave a message here on on Facebook and we will get the joining instructions to you.
The Society is continuing its programme of online meetings and the next is on Monday 8 February with a programme of music for the saxophone. Starting at 7:30 it involves both Zoom and YouTube, but don’t be put off, it’s easy! Contact one of the members of the society or leave a message here on how to join.
Zoom meeting planned
After the problems which we are all aware of, we were unable to restart earlier this month but the committee has been active in thinking up a solution. So, on the 5th October at 7:30 pm, we shall be doing an experiment with Zoom and YouTube built around some early work by Sibelius.
This is an experiment of course and members are invited to get in touch with Committee member Ruth for details and the necessary links. If you haven’t used Zoom before, it’s quite easy if you follow some fairly straightforward steps. YouTube is likewise pretty easy. You will need a little camera for your pc if that is your system: laptops and Apple machines have one installed, not all monitors do. They are cheap at under £30 and you just plug it in.
You might need to ‘mute’ when someone is speaking because interference or noise builds up if you don’t. Hover over the bottom of the screen and a microphone symbol will appear and you can ‘mute’ or ‘unmute’ by clicking it.
We look forward to as many of our members as possible joining this innovative solution in these troubled times.
We were planning to restart but new government restrictions and the rule of 6 has meant – along with many other organisations – we are unable to do so. Various ideas are being looked at and the committee has a meeting this Friday (18 September) to look at options. So for now, it means we shall not be restarting.
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[We shall be restarting on 5th October at a new venue! This will enable us to meet Covid 19 requirements. Details later today!]
We regret to say the meeting planned for Monday 23 March has been postponed because of the current Covid-19 situation. Things are obviously changing fast – COBRA met this morning – so what happens in the future is in the lap of the gods.
We will let you know what we plan to do once we know more of what is going to happen.
Our next meeting will be on Monday 24th February at 7.30pm in our usual venue
where Jon Hampton, chair of Music in Salisbury and a good friend of our Society, will be presenting “From Art to Music – how great art has inspired great music”.
Jon will deliver a wide ranging survey of how great works of art have inspired composers to write great music with a few surprises in store.
I hope you will be able to attend.
Free parking outside the venue. Only £3 for non-members.
Our next meeting will be on Monday 10th February at 7.30pm in our usual venue, hen Peter Curbishley will be presenting: ‘Berlioz’s Vocal Music’. Peter will explore Berlioz’s vast output of vocal music, with a wealth of examples.
I hope you will be able to attend.
Free parking. £3 to non-members
The second half of the season kicks off on Monday 27 January with an evening devoted to the music of Vaughan Williams and other British composers . Ed Tinline will present the evening entitled Behold the sea.
It starts at 7:30 and where to find us is on one of the tabs at the top of the site. There is free parking outside and access is reasonable for those with disabilities (a small step). £3 for non-members. We look forward to seeing you.
The meeting tonight (Monday 11 November) concentrates on some less well known English composers presented by Christopher Guild. 7:30 as usual.
The next and last meeting of the current programme of the Society is a presentation by Tim Rowe of the music of Handel. Starting at 7:30 on May 13th as usual it is entitled intriguingly: Pebbles to Polished Diamonds.
This has been an excellent programme this year and Tim’s evening promises to be a good coda.
Easy parking to the rear.