CLASSICAL MUSIC

Group Leader: Marie Thompson
Telephone: 01777 871567
Email: classical-music@retford-u3a.org.uk
Meetings: First Wednesday @ 10am
Venue: Leyconii, High Street, East Markham, NG22 0RE

 

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The Classical Music Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 10am to12 noon, with a break for refreshments. The aim of the Group is to enjoy listening to all forms of classical music, learn about pieces of music, composers and artists, attend concerts and share experiences.

Members provide programmes of music for the others to listen to and comment on. It is surprising how often we are introduced to pieces and artists we did not know. We appreciate that not all members can produce a programme, but if there is music members would like to hear, we try to incorporate it into a future programme.

The Group celebrates its 4th Birthday in June 2017 and over the years we have listened to a wide range of music presented by 16 different members.  We have enjoyed Elgar, Copland, Dvorak, Piano pieces, Seasonal music at Christmas, Russian Composers, Scottish Music and Musicians, Glen Gould, Woodwind pieces, Film and Choral music, a range of Voices  and mixed programmes of members' personal choices of music for inspiration and memories.  Each month is different and there are many pleasant surprises and interesting comments on the choices being played

In addition members have attended concerts at Thoresby Hall, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Drill Hall, Sheffield City Hall and The Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.

Currently we have 22 members with an average attendance of 17. Regretfully we are unable accept new members due to restrictions on space.

Our Programme for 2017

January 4th

Judith Jones

Cold Comfort

February 1st

David Lee

Guitar Heroes

March 1st

Gill Geach

The Recorder

April 5th

Paul Kashdan

Schubert

May 3rd

John Kelly

to be advised

June 7th

Alan Hickman

Music of the Night

July 5th

Thelma Britz

I Like a Good Tune

Marie Thompson

classical-music@retford-u3a.org.uk

Tel: 01777 871567