UPDATE JANUARY 2021
I am sorry that you have found so little news recently on our website but I take this opportunity to wish our members and friends a rather more musical year once we are on top of Covid. Obviously the second half of our 2020/2021 season has had to be cancelled and we hope to transfer the concerts to a new season beginning in the autumn and of course you will be updated about this in due course.
You will be sorry to hear that much of my time during the last year has been taken up acting as carer to my husband who has been, and remains, extremely poorly. He has done so much for our Society as Treasurer and in many other practical ways but is no longer able to continue with any of these. Although I thought we had found a replacement Treasurer, this has proved not to be the case so we will need to find someone able to do this and willing to deal with money taken at our concerts as well as keeping records. Help will also be needed with the many tasks which John performed preparing for our concerts. Hopefully we will be able to get these things in place before the autumn when the concerts start and preferably in time for our AGM which we hope will be able to take place in May or June. Please let me know of any help you are able to offer.
With all best wishes
Christine Talbot-Cooper, Chairman
CANCELLATION OF AGM ON 21 MAY
We were sorry to announce that due to continuing problems with the coronavirus, our AGM planned for 21 May did not take place. However the Annual Report and Accounts can be viewed here.
As you know, we were not permitted to use the Ivor Gurney Hall for the final concert of our 90th season so this had to be postponed and at present we are not sure when it can be rescheduled. However rest assured that tickets will still be valid but should you decide you wish to have a refund please contact us and we will arrange it as soon as we can. Further news of the following season will be posted here when available.
We have received the sad news that one of our Trustees, David James, has sadly died. We have sent our condolences to his wife and family. Condolences have also been sent to Tony Boden, one of our Vice Presidents, on the loss of his wife Anne, who was a huge supporter of our Society and also to Elizabeth Taylor on the loss of her father Michael, who for so many years attended our concerts in his mobility scooter. They will all be sadly missed.