Meetings are held on alternate Thursdays

in the Friends Meeting House Thornhill Street Wakefield

7.15 p.m.

The Society may be contacted for further information
and programmes to:

Chris Pearman
22 Lindale Garth
Wakefield WF2 0RW
Tel. 01924-371546

Programme for 2017

12th January
Chris Richmond

Our Chairman opens the new season with a look at
some French and Spanish composers with great
tunes from Chabrier, Franck,Ibert and Sarasate and
then something new,
26th January

Peter Shakles

An Appreciation of the music of Leroy Anderson

9th February

Ron Cooper

The Chairman of Barnsley Recorded Music Society
visits with his thoughts on Faust and the character's
musical connections

23rd February
Christine Cowling

Around the world by Moonlight courtesy of
Mozart, Smetana, Sullivan,Vaughan Williams and others
9th March

Sue Parker

An intriguing presentation by special guest Sue,
which she has called "Bach to the Future"

23rd March

John Roberts

A glimpse into the haunting world of Erik Satie - "L'Eccentrique"

6th April

Eric Morgan

A concert simulation with a Wagner Overture, items
by Poulenc, Gershwin and Ravel and
Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra

20th April

Fred Marshall

Mahler meets Mozart with the contrasting
4th Symphony by one and the Piano Concerto No 24
by the other.

4th May

Geoff Bateman

Guest Presenter Geoff makes a welcome return
with "The Art of Leonard Bernstein"

18th May

Chris Pearman

A Celebration of "The Glory of the Human Voice"

1st June
John Addison

John's programme this year brings us the music
of Haydn Wood with the Paris Suite and a Violin Concerto
15th June

Muriel Hill

Schumann's First Symphony, Mendelssohn's Second
Piano Concerto and some shorter works by the two

29th June

Irene Parkin

By special request our former member has
agreed to present a "Surprise" programme

13th July

Robert Seager

"Russian Cavalcade" - A Symphonic Spectacular

27th July

Christine Cowling

Music by Mahler, Bruch and de Falla along with
some of the great choruses from Opera

10th August
Our friends from the Wakefield Organists Society
join us for an evening of music to suit all tastes
24th August

Fred Marshall

"To Prague with Love" from Mozart, Smetana and Dvorak

7th September

John Roberts

"The Chilly North" - Pure Cold Water from Jean Sibelius

21st September
Avril James

Avril lets us in on a Big Secret
5th October
The Annual General Meeting - followed by "Chairman's Choice"
19th October

Peter Shakles

"WSG and AS"

2nd November

Chris Pearman

"The Genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart"

16th November

Jim Bostwick

The Secretary of the National Federation presents
a programme on the conductor Carlo Maria Giulini

30th November

Jim Stephenson

Jim gives us a further look into works by classical
composers which have found their way into films

14th December

Chris Richmond

Our Chairman brings the season to a close with recordings of a Viola Concerto by Miklos Rosza and some interesting discoveries from the works of Edmund Rubbra and others


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