Due to Covid-19 restrictions all indoor U3A meetings in person have been suspended.
We will be resuming face-to-face meetings on Friday 15th October2021.
We meet on the third Friday each month at 2.30 at the Exning Road Club using the U3A video projector and sound system. All welcome!
As all group meetings are currently suspended, watch some performances on YouTube. Very light 5 minute snippets.
This YouTube video is possibly the last one before we all meet in person. It highlights many images taken from the Camera Group web page, with the permission of the photographers. Hopefully the right image is connected to the right person. The music is Mendelssohn's incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Click the following
link and enjoy.
Amazing Liszt piano piece
In expectation of one day soon being able to resume meetings, and to encourage new members to try out classical music, the YouTube link below will introduce you to the Music Appreciation Group. When that happy day arrives, we would love to welcome new, and of course our regular members to one of our programmes.
Just click on the link: Introduction to our Group
March 2021 - We are back to our core classical theme with a virtual orchestra playing Beethoven's Symphony No7, 2nd movement, Allegretto.
Its a bit longer than the usual 5 minute snippet. It may not be the best performance musically speaking, but I hope you can enjoy seeing it all virtually, and watching each instrument highlighted as they play their part. Beethoven's Symphony No 7 has been used in films such as ‘The King's Speech’ and has inspired other composers and musicians. You can find an interesting article about the symphony on the website for WRTI, a member- supported public radio station. (https://www.wrti.org/post/why-beethovens-allegretto-so-completely-captivating).
To see the video click the link https://youtu.be/2i3GXyqwz9k (Beethoven's 7th, second movement).
February 2021's offering is somewhat lighter than usual and other U3A members may appreciate it.
First item is a lockdown version of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from the 1945 Rogers and Hammerstein show 'Carousel.'The Virtual Choir & Orchestra brought together 300 performers spread over 15 countries.
The second short piece is a virtual street orchestra rendition from Bizet's 'Carmen'. Click the link and, hopefully, enjoy.
January 2021's musical treat is another virtual orchestra item. A performance of 'Nimrod' from the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar.
It seems most of these virtual items remain copyright free which makes uploading to youtube less of a problem.
Click the link and a Happy New Year to all.
click link December 2020 Music for COVID
December 20's offerings are a bit different again, just click the links and enjoy. It’s been OK for
me to upload these but due to copyright issues you may get adverts at the end.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra suitably distanced with Canada ballet dancers: 'Bach and Ballet'
November snippet 1
As an extra, Richard has supplied this little gem, which all U3A members can enjoy:
Brexit a la francaise November snippet 2
November 20 is to be a little different. Iris & Phil deserve a special mention and Phil's liking of Country Music is the subject of this video. Please click on the link and enjoy
A more classical offering may follow shortly. Keep safe and tuned to Radio 3 or Classic FM. There's lots of music around.
For August 20 Click on the link and sing and dance along to these two reminders of your school days. This is for all U3A members to shake off those Covid blues!!.
May 2020 - Judy suggests you will like the Poems and Music from the Debbie Wiseman (the Music) and Alan Titchmarsh (the Poems) collaboration "The Glorious Garden". They should also appeal to the Gardening and new Rhythm and Rhyme Groups as well as U3A members generally..Try the links and enjoy.
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