UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2021
Apologies to those who have tried to book tickets online. Hopefully the problem is now being resolved and it should be possible to book by 16 September, but please contact me if you continue to have difficulties.
Thank you to you all for your patience during this most trying period. I am sorry to say that plans to hold our belated AGM on Thursday 15 July at St Mary de Lode Church at 7.30pm had to be postponed as the church was not available due to covid restrictions. Sadly the replacement date for Thursday 12 August at 7.30pm at St Mary de Lode was cancelled due to the death of John Talbot-Cooper our Treasurer, leaving the Society in a very difficult position.
I have updated the website with details about our forthcoming season, opening with the Mithras Trio, which has just been chosen as a BBC Young Generation Artist. I am delighted to announce that we hope to include a performance of the postponed "In Gloucestershire" which will take place on Saturday 30 October at 7.30pm at St John's Church, Northgate Street, Gloucester. All other concerts will be in the Ivor Gurney Hall on Sundays at 3.00pm. If you booked tickets for the previous performance of "In Gloucestershire" then of course they will be valid for this concert.
Congratulations to our President Julian Lloyd Webber on his OBE. We are delighted that he has been recognised for the immense contribution he makes in so many aspects of music!
On 11 September we made our contribution to Gloucester History Week by arranging a talk by Dr John Harcup OBE entitled "Edward Elgar inspired by ...8 subjects beginning with the letter P." at the Ed Shed. This proved to be a very strange venue but Dr Harcup gave a fascinating and informative talk to a select audience and we are once again indebted to him for his support of our Society.
It will be so good to have live music and to see you all again and until then I leave you with my best wishes and thank you for the many messages I received on the death of my husband.
Christine Talbot-Cooper, Chairman
During 2020 we received the sad news that one of our Trustees, David James, had 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.