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 It will be illustrated by musical examples taken mostly from broadcast concerts, several of them unpublished.

Adrian Boult and Ralph Vaughan Williams

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.