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Enjoying Music

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What we do

We meet in Bucksburn (Leader’s home) on Tuesday evenings at 7p.m. The actual date is arranged each month to best suit the majority of members. This group is very interactive and members are invited to develop the programmes as we go along and make contributions according to their interests and experience.

What we have done

The Group enjoys an evening session In previous sessions we learned about music from early days until the twenty-first century. We use CDs, DVDs,vinyl recordings, streamed/YouTube and even occasionally a live performance!

We have included classical music, jazz, world music, folk, film, popular and rock. Sessions were increasingly introduced by members with interest in different genres. This proved popular and learning was enjoyed by all, including those who led the sessions!

The 2018-19 Session continues the 'Instruments' theme but each month we focus on a country or group of countries. We have 'visited' Middle-Eastern countries, Nordic countries and Switzerland and many French-speaking countries. In January this year we enjoyed an evening of 'Voice in the French Language' which gave us astonishingly diverse music of all sorts. For a warm evening in February, Tony presented a fascinating exposition of Minimalist and Ambient Music. We were all surprised how easily accessible some of the more recent compositions are.
In March Erica gave a reflection on the history of this group since its inception in 2011. The archives (links) on this web page were also updated. April was a wonderful evening focusing on the saxophone. Michael gave a short informative introduction and the group then shared some most diverse discoveries. May was a time for reflecting on the work of Andre Previn who had recently died and Alison gave a splendidly structured and enthusiastic account of his work.
At the ‘end of term’ we usually have a themed ‘fun evening’, when members share their favourite music.

What we are doing next

June closes our 'year' with another Howard Goodall video about the Beatles, presented by Tony and followed by group 'Favourite Beatles Music'. It should be fun.

No payment is required for this course.

New members should contact the Group Leader via the 'pigeon' on this page or using the phone contact in 'The Newsletter.

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Art Appreciation Book Group
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Discussion Lunch Group Enjoying Music
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International Lunches Life Writing Group
Local Studies: Country Folk & City Folk Mah Jong & Scrabble
Poetry Poetry 2
Scottish Heritage Scottish Heritage 2
Shakespeare Playreading Theatre Group
Travel Walking