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Music Appreciation

Meeting Details

Meeting DayTuesday
Time10.30 - 1200
FrequencyMonthly
LocationUnitarian Chapel Hall, Kendal
Co-ordinator(s)Kathy Webster

What we do

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.

Reports

August 2018

Playing music together is such a joy.  As usual we try to learn as much about the pieces, composer, artiste etc., and there is always a great variety on the general theme. 

Attendance numbers vary between 8 and 12 on average so often there is time to hear more.

This Autumn we shall begin on 11 September with  Places   
On 9 October  the chosen theme is   Occupations     
6 November 
is for listening to Film & TV Themes 
then we finish off the year on   4 December  with  Music for Dancing. 

May 2018

We are usually around 12/15 in number but as with my singing group often less in winter. Nevertheless, we still seem to produce a great variety of music to listen to, and often learn more about.

For the summer session we have chosen the following:

8 May - Music of the British Isles should give a wide scope

5 June - Transport taking us to many different places

3 July - Flora and Fauna scents and sights in nature

November 2017

As we resumed for the Autumn, average attendances have been around 12 but we still enjoy our mornings with the variety offered on the various themes. 

We will be starting the new year on 16 January  with  Seasonal  music  then on

February 13 the chosen theme is Solo Artists/Instrumentalists  On March 13 we will be focussing on the music of   Scotland  and on 10 April  we can indulge our Special Memories    

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