Warrington

Music Appreciation

The man who hath no music in himself

Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,

Is fit for Treasons, Stratagems and Spoils

William Shakespeare

(The Merchant of Venice)

Shakespeare knew a thing or two about Music, and there are countless references to music in his plays, for he recognised that music can affect us in so many different ways. A particular tune can bring back sweet - or bitter - memories, it can lift our spirits, inspire us, set us wondering. Our personal taste in music reflects our own personality, and we can all learn something by listening to another person's choices. The Music Appreciation Group gives us this opportunity.
As with most things, a little knowledge of the subject increases enjoyment, and pleasure is enhanced when it is shared. Our monthly group meeting is a very peaceful, relaxing time. We plan our year ahead at the September meeting,which this year will be on September 22nd, and members volunteer to introduce a musical topic - it could be a composer, an instrument, a type of music, a theme or whatever comes up! We listen, discussing it and learning a little about the subject as we go along. We have enjoyed all kinds of music in the past - classical, folk, jazz, pot-pourries of personal favourites, even live piano recitals!
Our venue is the Lounge on the second floor at Bold St. Methodist Mission. Meeting there, we are able to use W.U3A's audio-visual equipment, so sometimes we can enrich our listening with a visual input. We meet just once a month,at 1.30pm on the fourth Thursday of the month, so for the rest of 2016 that is Oct.27, Nov.24,and Dec.22, (although that meeting may change).
If you find that being a U3A member keeps you on the go, this is a chance to enjoy a couple of hours of companionable relaxation, listen to wonderful music, and have a chat over a cuppa. We would love to welcome anyone who is seeking a tranquil couple of hours, lovely sounds and friendly company. If you are interested in joining our group, please contact me.
Group Leader: Jennie

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American Square Dance Art Appreciation
Art for All (Practical Techniques) Awaydays
Badminton Ballet
Bird Watching Blues, Skiffle and Rock & Roll
Book Group Bowling
Bridge for Beginners & Improvers Bridge for Developers
Bridge for Players Circle Dancing
Classical History Computing
Croquet Dog Walking
Egyptology Family History
Film Club French
Garden Interest Geocaching
German Harmonica
Italian Knit and Natter
Lace Making Latin
Learning Ukulele Line Dancing
Literature Mah-Jong
Music Appreciation Natural History
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Plus Poetry
Science & Technology Scrabble
Singing for Pleasure Spanish
Strollers Sunday Lunch Club
Table Tennis Tai Chi
Theatre Appreciation Group Transport and Engineering Technology
Ukulele Walking
Weekend Supper Club Whist