|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.
So far this term we have had good attendance enjoying the music and chat together. 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. I looked back at some of the themes we have had, and since February 2013, favourite was Free Choice This has again been voted for so we start 2019 on 15 January with this theme. Duets - vocal and instrumental on 12 February: then we’ll be jazzing it up on 12 March: and a selection of Piano Music on 9 April.
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.
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