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
Belle Vue Road
Forest of Dean
commence at 7.30pm and generally finish
around 9.30pm. There is an interval during
which reasonably-priced refreshments
membership fees are £40 for 20
consecutive programmes (two Seasons)
and £25 for 10 consecutive programmes.
Visitors pay £2.50 per evening for
for more information contact
our Honorary Secretary
44th YEAR: SPRING SEASON 2013
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
Dave Andrews focusses on the composer
and pianist John Field (1782-1837), born in Ireland,
Died in Moscow.
PIANO MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES
Robin Proctor, former director of music at Cheltenham
College, presents solos, chamber music and concertos
spanning over three centuries.
NO MEETING THIS EVENING
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.
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.
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.
NO MEETING THIS EVENING
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!
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.
are affiliated to the
Federation of Recorded Music
which has pages on the Web and supports all Societies
throughout the UK