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Latest Newsletter #23 January 2021

Hard copies were posted to societies requesting them on 18/01/2021.


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FRMS gratefully acknowledges support at its events from
Cambridge Audio and
PMC speakers

 

 

 

Meet Julian Lloyd Webber
our President

FRMS weekend at Ilkley

Rescheduled to March 2021

Update 07/12/20

Since social distancing rules were still in place in October, a further postponement has been arranged. It is now intended that the event will take place from 26th to 28th March 2021. However, depending on what level of Covid restrictions may still be in place then, it may be necessary to make further changes to the arrangements.

Some adjustment to the programme may be necessary but at the time of writing (early December) we hope that all the original presenters and recitalists will be able to be with us.

All bookings and payments have been transferred to the new date and as bookings were made directly with the hotel we have asked the hotel to notify participants individually. If you have not heard from the hotel please let us know by e-mail to chairman@thefrms.co.uk

The hotel can be contacted by e-mail at sales@craiglands.co.uk or by phone on 01943 430001. The postal address is Best Western Craiglands Hotel, Cowpasture Road, Ilkley LS29 8RG. It may be possible to accept additional bookings for the new dates. If you are interested please e-mail chairman@thefrms.co.uk for further information before contacting the hotel.

Programme

Annual General Meeting 2020

Because of the continuing restrictions due to COVID‑19, the AGM was conducted online this year with Zoom. While it was a lower-key event than usual, delegates appreciated the opportunity to see faces and discuss the current challenges facing societies.

You can see a snapshot of the attendees on the FRMS Events Page and refer to the agenda, minutes and reports.

Cheques

Please note that under the present circumstances there may be some delay before cheques sent to the treasurer can be banked.

 

New feature - stories from the societies

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FRMS - WHO ARE WE?

The Federation of Recorded Music Societies (FRMS) can claim to have played its part in developing greater enthusiasm and understanding of recorded classical music over a substantial portion of the past century.

The Federation was formed in 1936 as the National Federation of Gramophone Societies. Although the title has changed to reflect more recent developments, the aims of the movement have remained basically unaltered and the attraction is still present in the 21st century as well over 100 societies continue to meet on a regular basis.

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ADVANTAGES OF AFFILIATION TO THE FRMS

The Federation was formed in 1936 as a voluntary association of societies in the British Isles for the purpose of protecting their interests and furthering their aims. Twenty-three Societies originally affiliated - now the number is well over 100. Our main function is to manage licensing arrangements with Performing Right Society Ltd (PRS) and Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) for the licences necessary for performing recorded music in public, on terms favourable to our members. The fees are greatly reduced from those normally applied by these organisations for individual licences. A particular benefit of this arrangement is that it is the society itself that is licensed and not the premises. This means that the society is covered for PRS and PPL wherever it chooses to meet.

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FEATURED LINK

Each month we highlight below one of the links on our Links Page for your special attention:

Toccata Classics is a label dedicated to producing recordings of the huge amount of top-notch classical music that the concert halls and major record companies are ignoring. We make a point of seeking out interesting composers from less familiar musical cultures and from all periods, in the Nordic and Baltic countries, in central and eastern Europe, Russia and further afield.

LATEST NEWS


Farley Music Festival

The festival's music committee intends to go ahead with a festival of some kind on the dates 22–27 June 2021. The festival normally takes place in All Saints Church, Farley, a few miles north-east of Salisbury.

10/01/2021


Tony Baines

We regret to announce the death recently of Tony Baines, a vice-president of the FRMS

27/11/2020


Past Bulletins

The full set of Bulletins of the FRMS, from 1999 to the final edition in Autumn 2018, can be browsed on the previous bulletins page.

16/11/2020


Covid-19: Advice to Societies Update

15/10/2020


Newsletter Archive

Copies of previous FRMS newsletters, dating back to 2006, are now available to browse from the link in the left panel. Or just click here.

01/10/2020


Bradford-on-Avon RMS

This society has responded creatively to the lockdown by taking to the airwaves.

17/06/2020


Norwich Opera Club

celebrates 50 years in 2020


Watch the great-great-grandson of Liszt playing La Campanella

Lower down on the same page: him playing at age 7


Opera Links (from a reader)


 

 

RESOURCES

There is a wide range of resources which societies might find of value.

Starting your own society
Presenting a programme
Presenters Panel
Useful database program for keeping track of programmes/presenters/pieces played
Music courses on DVD/CD
On Vinyl

Notice from Website Manager re- colours

 

Useful Links to other music websites
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Website Manager

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