We meet on alternate Thursdays

at the Friends Meeting House, Thornhill Street
(rear of The Ridings), Wakefield WF1 1NQ.

7.15 p.m.

Free Car Parking

The Society may be contacted for further information
and programmes through:

Chris Pearman
22 Lindale Garth
Wakefield WF2 0RW
Tel. 01924-371546

Programmes for 2018

76th Season


4th January

Our Chairman greets the New Year with a programme of musical gems by French Composers

Chris Richmond
18th January

"The Symphony is dead. Long live the Symphony."

Chris Pearman
1st February

"The Köln Concert and Beyond"
John presents something completely different.

John Roberts
15th February

For his debut presentation David will introduce
a selection of music recorded by Supraphon
on long-playing records which he purchased
many years ago in the former East Germany.

David Arthur
1st March

Special guest Sue's programme this year has
the enigmatic title "Teenage Dreams Revisited".
Sounds interesting!

Sue Parker
15th March
Suite ; Háry János Kodály
Piano Concerto No. 1 Liszt
Symphony No. 5 Dvorák
Fred Marshall
29th March

Our popular former member visits with a
Surprise Programme

Irene Parkin
12th April

"Who was Jacqueline du Pré?"
Peter promises some new answers via a new medium for the Society.

Peter Shakles
26th April

"Around the Word by Moonlight"
by courtesy of Smetana, Parry, Vaughan
Williams and Johnny Dankworth

Christine Cowling
10th May

Making a welcome return as a guest presenter, Ron will relate a brief history of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ron Cooper
24th May
Piano Quartet No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 1 Brahms
John Addison
7th June

Music from the British Isles will be featured
in the first of Robert's programmes this year.

Robert Seager
21st June

"To be perfectly Franck, Avril Bares All"

Avril James
5th July

"John Ogdon meets Beethoven"

Chris Pearman
19th July

"A Surge of Prokofiev"
This popular presenter returns to Wakefield
with an overview of an important composer.

Geoff Bateman
2nd August
Serenade Wiren
Hero and Leander Herbert
Suite for Large Orchestra McDowell
Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Alfven
Chris Richmond
16th August

Our friends from the Wakefield Organists
Association join us for an entertaining
evening of music to suit all tastes

30th August

"Mussorgsky and Ravel in a Joint Enterprise"

Jim Stephenson
13th September

An evening of music by Schubert and Schumann, including the latter's "Rhenish" Symphony

Fred Marchall
27th September

A selection of recordings of music from Eastern Europe

Robert Seager
11th October

The Annual General Meeting—followed by "Chairman's Choice"

25th October

A listen to a strangely mesmerising aspect of Rossini's music—"Too Playful and Sensuous for a Religious Subject"

John Roberts
8th November

CRQ Editions celbrates its 10th birthday this year. Jim presents some insights and highlights.

Jim Bostwick
22nd November

Our Secretary will introduce some "Desert Island Discs"music by Beethoven, Rachmaninov and others which would make isolation bearable!

Christine Cowling

8th December

As our Winter takes hold, Peter presents

Peter Shakles


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