|Time||10.30 - 1200|
|Location||Unitarian Chapel Hall, Kendal|
Music Appreciation has a wide appeal. Our membership of approximately 20, ladies and gentlemen, brings to our sessions a variety of music, from classical to popular, which is both enlightening and entertaining. As well as listening, there is usually time for a short discussion.
We usually choose a theme, often relating to the time of year or a specific date: for example our February date is the 14th, so the theme will be, not surprisingly, romance!
Some members bring tapes or CDs, while others just come to listen and learn with others.
We have our refreshments at the beginning of the morning to sip while we listen and learn to a wide range of musical styles.
Our membership continues to grow when recently we welcomed three new people to our group. Attendances are down though for various reasons but we still enjoy our mornings with the variety offered on the various themes.
This autumn we will be listening to and learning about:
12 Sep - Folk Music 10 Oct - Occupations 7 Nov - French Composers 5 Dec - Jazz
As always we enjoy our mornings listening to music of many different varieties and learning where we can about composers and artistes.
These are the democratically chosen themes for summer:
9 May - Italian Composers 6 June - Film Music 4 July - Orchestral
Our average attendance is around 12/15 as we gather to listen to our choices and in some cases learn about the artiste/composer etc. Always a great variety and occasionally some surprises on the theme! I have listed the democratically chosen themes within the dates this time as you will see.
Thank you to Sue who took the group in my absence in September.
17 Jan - Free Choice; 14 Feb - Dancing;
14 Mar - All Things Nautical; 11 Apr - Film & TV Music
Although membership is small, with an average attendance lately of 10, that does not spoil our enjoyment as we play our choices from the theme for the month - a great variety of music to listen and learn about. Once again we have decided, very democratically, on the themes for Autumn:
13 Sept – Free Choice 11 Oct – Shakespeare Themes
8 Nov – Wartime Music 6 Dec – Scottish and/or Irish music