Since our last email it has become clear that we are very unlikely to be able to resume any of our sessions this season, and so we have regretfully decided to cancel the rest of this season’s sessions.
We plan to re-schedule the two sessions with a presenter (Peter Horwood and Richard Langham Smith) into the 2020-21 season.
If it happens that things ease sufficiently in the next 2 months (one can but hope) we might look at arranging a session, perhaps a special members’ evening in June to round off the season.
The committee is endeavouring to prepare the 2020-21 programma which we hope will commence as usual in September 2020.
Meanwhile, I hope we all stay healthy and safe.
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.
The meeting tonight (Monday 11 November) concentrates on some less well known English composers presented by Christopher Guild. 7:30 as usual.
The new season’s programme is now available
We are pleased to attach the new programme for 2019 – 20. It is an exciting programme with a lot to interest people who like classical music. Several presenters have chosen an English theme this year – five in all – as well as other classics such as Handel and Berlioz. There are two members’ evenings which are open to non members. You can download the programme from here although there will be hard copies available in the Tourist Office; Oxfam’s Music Room and the Library.
Hard copies of the programme is available in the Tourism Information Centre in Fish Row, Oxfam Music Room in Catherine St; and in Salisbury and Amesbury Libraries.
Entrance for non members is £3.
Programme 2019 – 20 (pdf)
… well not quite! But the 2019/20 programme is in the final stages of production and will hit the streets very soon. It will be posted here next week. This year is strong on British music.
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.
The next meeting is tomorrow, Monday 29th of April and is a members’ evening. If you haven’t already done so, please let Tony know of your selection which must be 10 minutes or less including any introduction. You can ask someone to do that bit of it for you if you are not keen to stand up! You can come with your piece if you wish and be fitted in on the night.
Usual place, 7:30 start and free parking outside. See you there.