Thornbury

Music

The U3A Music Group meets on the second Friday of each month from September to June inclusive in Alveston Methodist Church at 10.30am. The church is spacious and there is plenty of room if you just want to turn up on the day. There is a charge of £3 per meeting for visitors. Membership for the season (10 meetings) is £14.

We aim to have 8 of the 10 meetings as live performances from soloists and groups drawn from the local area and on occasions from wider afield. The June meeting is always in a Desert Island Discs format.

Committee: Jos Gregson (411652), Alan Purssord (Treasurer) (501438), Phil Holland (413897), Val Ingram (614404), Elizabeth Smith (418695), Megan Walden (413524)

The links on the right show programmes for the current & last season and a gallery of pictures of some of our previous guest artists.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Sep 13th Matthew Bale and Laura Osbon will present a concert of music for the harpsichord and violin with a range of solos and duets. Matthew will bring his own harpsichord.
Fri Oct 11th Helen Hill and Chris Hall have been exploring the English repertoire through the ages. Expect some hidden gems by less-known composers.
Fri Nov 8th Andrew Borkowski, past Chairman of the Friends of Welsh National Opera presents an illustrated talk on Verdi.
Fri Dec 13th Rockhampton Wind Quintet featuring our old friend Gareth Williams will provide the music for our Christmas meeting. Mulled fruit punch and mince pies will be served.
Fri Jan 10th 2020 Mezzo-soprano Anne Braley will join us for a programme of songs. She may well have a very local accompanist!
Fri Feb 14th 2020 A visit from performers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Watch this space to find out which performer or performers they will be sending!
Fri Mar 13th 2020 The Brandon Hill Quartet return with a programme including string quartets, details of the works to be played will be given nearer the time.
Fri Apr 10th 2020 Alison Dite will give us a piano recital. If Philip Heyman is able he will join her with his viola.
Fri May 8th 2020 Helen Roberts will give a talk on Handel.”He was the master of us all. The greatest composer who ever lived” said Beethoven.
Fri Jun 12th 2020 Local conductor, organist, pianist and music teacher Nigel Davis will be Jos Gregson’s guest as he decides what records he would have with him on a Desert Island and we find out about his very musical life and how he would cope with the solitude of the island.
Fri Jun 12th 2020 Annual Lunch – venue to be advised.
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More Group Pages
Ancient Cultures and Civilisations Archaeology
Architecture Art - Monday Group
Art - Thursday Group Art Appreciation
Art Painting Aspects of the 19th Century
Astronomy Bird Watching
Book Group 1 Book Group 2
Bridge 1 Bridge 2
Bridge 3 Canasta
Card Making Church Visits 1
Church Visits 2 Cinema
Classical Studies Climate Change
Computing Concerts
Country Dancing Creative Writing
Cribbage Cycling
Discussions DIY
Family History Flower Arranging for Beginners
French Book Club French Intermediate
French WD40 Garden Visits
Gentle Exercise Geology
German (Self-Help) History 1
History 2 Indoor Bowls
Investment Club 1 Investment Club 2
Jazz Appreciation Latin
Line Dancing Lunch Club 1
Lunch Club 2 Lunch Club 3
Mahjong Monday Mahjong Western
Mixed Crafts Mosiacs (Self Help)
Music Music Making
Open Meetings and Visits Opera Study Group
Our Living Language Photography
Play Readers Poetry Appreciation
Practical Gardening Forum Railways
Recorders Sailing
Science & Technology Scrabble 1
Scrabble 2 Shakespeare Studies
Table Tennis 1 Table Tennis 2
Table Tennis 3 Table Tennis 4
Table Tennis 5 Tai Chi
The Great War Theatre and Opera Visits
Travel and Tourism US Civil War
Walking Walking - Short Slow Rambles
Whist Wine Group 1
Wine Group 2 Wine Group 3
Wine Group 4