ABOUT US

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in music. To join us just come along to any of our meetings and sign up - it's as simple as that and you will be made very welcome.

All meetings, except for the AGM, are held at

The Council Offices
Belle Vue Road
Cinderford
Forest of Dean
Gloucestershire

Meetings commence at 7.30pm and generally finish
around 9.30pm. There is an interval during
which reasonably-priced
refreshments are provided.

Current membership fees are £40 for 20
consecutive programmes (two Seasons)
and £25 for 10 consecutive programmes.
(one Season).
Visitors pay £2.50 per evening for
temporary membership.

Contact for more information contact
our Honorary Secretary
on 01594-823365



44th YEAR: SPRING SEASON 2013

Monday March 4
MY GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Chairman Terry Jones expresses in music and words
his love for the county which has been his home
for most of his life.


Monday March 11
DOUBLE DOSE OF RAVEL
'L'Enfant et les Sortileges' (The Child and the Magic) is
truly a magical entertainment, whilst 'L'Heure Espagnole'
(The Spanish Hour) is amusingly naughty. Both short operas
are performed on this DVD by the Glyndebourne Festival
Orchestra and soloists and feature superb designs by
Maurice Sendak.

Monday March 18
JOHN FIELD
Dave Andrews focusses on the composer
and pianist John Field (1782-1837), born in Ireland,
Died in Moscow.

Monday March 25
PIANO MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES
Robin Proctor, former director of music at Cheltenham
College, presents solos, chamber music and concertos
spanning over three centuries.

Monday April 1
NO MEETING THIS EVENING

Monday April 8
BBC MIDLAND RADIO ORCHESTRA
An evening of light music presented by former MRO
member Paul Arden-Taylor, who has compiled a
large archive of surviving MRO recordings.

Monday April 15
THE MUSICAL DECADES, VOL 5 - 1860s
John Lawes of Bristol entertains us with the fifth of
his fascinating series on music in the 19th century.

Monday April 22
MUSIC FROM THE LOW COUNTRIES
Vice chairman of the FRMS, Roger Apps makes his first
appearance at the NDMC with this programme on
music from Belgium and Holland.

Monday April 29
LUCKY DIP
Our Lucky Dip challenge tonight is FUNNY BUSINESS.
You are invited to bring along and introduce a CD or
cassette to reflect your musical interpretation of this theme.

Monday May 6
NO MEETING THIS EVENING

Monday May 13
WEATHER DEPICTED IN MUSIC
Terence Gilmore-James, concert organist and retired
music lecturer of Cardiff University, outlines some pictorial
music associated with the world's weather. He does not
plan to create a storm!

Monday May 20
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The club conducts its formal business at 7.30pm,
in our normal venue at the Council Offices.
Refreshments, entertainment and sale table.

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