The Leicester Music Society, 1871 (Walsall New Art Gallery)
Leicester Music Society 76th Year
NIGEL SIMEONE : rescheduled to TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
Members who came on the 13th February will know that Nigel Simeone's wife had called us on the day to tell us that Nigel was ill and unable to come. Committee members rallied round and we heard an engaging sequence of presentations from David Saunders, Neil Crutchley and David Fisher.
However, Nigel has recovered and we have rescheduled the meeting to Tuesday 27th February, at the usual time and place.
Nigel Simeone: Vaughan Williams and Adrian Boult, A Musical Friendship
A well-known presence on BBC Radio 3, Nigel Simeone will be presenting material from his recent book, whose cover is shown below.
Boult first met Vaughan Williams in 1910 while he was an Oxford undergraduate, and his last public concert was a performance of VW's Sinfonia Antartica in 1977. Nigel's programme celebrates their long musical friendship and the particular qualities that Boult brought to his performances of Vaughan Williams. It will be illustrated by musical examples taken mostly from broadcast concerts, several of them unpublished.
REMAINING SEASON 2023–2024
| Date | Speaker | Title |
| 13th Feb | Nigel Simeone | Vaughan Williams and Adrian Boult: |
| | | A Musical Friendship |
| 12th Mar | John Brooks | 45 Years In The Business |
| 9th Apr | Chris Morley | Did Mozart Burn Himself Out? |
| 14th May | Paul Spicer | Samuel Barber |
| 11th Jun | | AGM and Quiz |
See our Programme pages for more details.
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW VENUE
This season we have moved to a new venue at Christchurch Baptist-Methodist Church on Clarendon Park Road. See the Church's web site for a location map and directions. We meet in its comfortable Keene Room.
About Leicester Music Society
We are a friendly group of people keen to learn more about music from composers, performers and others with expert musical knowledge.
Our entertaining and informative illustrated talks are usually held on the evenings of the second Tuesday of each month from October through to June.
Our final meeting of the season is the Annual Music Quiz after business is taken care of in the AGM.
Membership is open to anyone interested in learning more about music. Just turn up to any meeting and we will make you very welcome.
Notable speakers in the past have included the composers John Rutter, Will Todd, George Lloyd and Geoffrey Bush; former Director of the BBC Proms Robert Ponsonby; eminent oboist Lady Evelyn Barbirolli; Denis Matthews, noted pianist and Professor of Music; Annetta Hoffnung, widow of the much-missed Gerard; distinguished conductor Norman Del Mar CBE; Peter Cropper, late leader of the Lindsay String Quartet.
Distinguished choral conductor Donald Hunt, another regular speaker since 2004, died on 4th August 2018 at the age of 88.
In 2024 we welcome for the first time music scholar and author Nigel Simeone, whom regular listeners to Radio 3's 'Record Review' will recognise from his frequent appearances on the programme.
Our Society was formerly known as The Leicester Recorded Music Society. We changed the name in 2016 to reflect the changing nature of the ways in which people now encounter music, and also a broader interest in musical performance as well as musical appreciation.