Trust U3A

Exploring Classical Music

Exploring Classical Music is run jointly with Bicester u3a and has places for 16 of our members. The Bicester u3a group has 4 members and the maximum number of group members will be 20.

The group is open to any member who has a love of classical music.

We explore the almost infinite collection of classical music available on the Internet: lesser known composers, lesser known compositions of well-known composers, or lesser known or unique performances of known compositions. There is always something new that you have not yet heard.

Join the group via the Beacon Members Portal.

How the group will run:
(i) The presenter – a member of the group – introduces the piece we are going to hear;
(ii) We listen to it;
(iii) We discuss it.

The group meets twice a month, meeting on 1st and 3rd Thursday between 10:00 am and 11:30 am via Zoom.
Other correspondence will be by email via Beacon.

Join the group via the Beacon Members Portal.

Members can contact Tomy, the Group Leader directly via the Beacon Members Portal.

Please address any other queries to the Groups Co-Ordinator.

Other information:

Typically, we take turns: a member prepares a playlist of compositions to explore (total length of about 80 minutes). During the Zoom meeting he/she shares his/her screen and sound with the group. If he does not feel technically competent, he/she e-mails the playlist to the leader who takes care of screen sharing. Several times a year we have a Desert Island Disk: members e-mail to the leader their selection of music on a specific topic, for example spring. The group leader e-mails the playlist (with comments, explanation, links to the music and additional material) a day before the meeting so that even those who cannot participate can listen to the selected music.

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