UPDATE JUNE 2021
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!
Thank you to you all for your patience during this most trying period. I am sad to say that plans to hold our belated AGM on Thursday 15 July at St Mary de Lode Church at 7.30pm have again been postponed as the church is not available due to covid restrictions. We are pleased to say that we have now arranged a replacement date for Thursday 12 August at 7.30pm at St Mary de Lode which will include a short organ recital by Christopher Boodle after the meeting. With your approval we hope to welcome two new Trustees at the meeting.
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 Mary de Lode Church. 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.
Another date for your diary! We will be making a contribution once again to History Week and have arranged a talk by Dr John Harcup OBE to take place at 2.30pm on Saturday 11 September at the Ed Shed - which is part of the old Folk Museum in Westgate Street. The talk has the intriguing title "Edward Elgar inspired by ...8 subjects beginning with the letter P."
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.
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.