Wellingborough & District

Music Appreciation

Do you enjoy listening to and talking about music? If you do the Music Appreciation group is the group for you.

About Us
The majority of the music we play is classical, however, we are also pleased to listen to music of any genre; Jazz, Theatre and Film, American Songbook, Rock, Blues, Soul, Country and Western and even Pop music from the 50's to the present day all make their appearances.

There will be some pieces or styles of music that you would not normally consider to be your thing, but that's the idea, to come along and listen to the unfamiliar along with the well known. Who knows, you might find that you enjoy the music you would normally shy away from as much as you do your usual listening fare. Give us a try, we don't bite.

At some meetings members will have been invited or have volunteered to put together and present their own programmes on themes of their choice. For other meetings members are asked to bring in a selection of cds with suggestions of which tracks they would like played (we have own micro hifi cd/cassette player).

We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month between 2pm and 4pm at the Old Grammarians Club, 46 Oxford Street. Wellingborough, NN8 4JH. There is a levy of £3 per head to cover the cost of room hire, tea, coffee and biscuits are included.

If having read this far you are still interested, the group leader's details can be found via the Interest Group Contacts link on the Groups page

Coming Up

14th February Jo B brings her music choice.
14th March Josephine with her music selection.

What We've Been Listening To

January 2022. We all enjoyed our "Christmas dinner" followed by a varied selection of music ranging from Cleo Laine singing "Riding High", a Vivaldi flute concerto, "Three Little Maids From School" from "the Mikado" and Berlioz's "Roman Carnival". All in all a most enjoyable meeting.

December 2021. Our Christmas music this year included the carols "Shepherds' Farewell", "In The Bleak Mid-Winter", "O Tannenbaum", "O Holy Night", "The Truth Sent From Above", "Shepherd Pipe Carol", and "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear". We also heard Nat King Cole with "The Christmas Song", and Michael Buble in "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". We had a couple of novelty songs, "Zat You Santa Claus" by Louis Armstrong and "Christmas Night In Harlem" by Jack Teagarden and Johnny Mercer.

November 2021. Chris' music this month included Sibelius' 2nd Symphony and Brahms' Clarinet Quintet. We also heard Stacey Kent singing "Dream Dancing" and "Close Your Eyes", Joe Brown with "Tickle My Heart" and excerps from Jerome Kern's musical "Showboat" and the Cohen Brothers' film "Oh Brother Where Art Thou".

October 2021. Alison presented an eclectic choice this month with classical music from Saint Saens Organ Symphony and Delila's aria from Samson and Delila, and Holst's Planet suite. Ella Fitzgerald sang two Cole Porter songs, Love For Sale and It's De Lovely. Ben Webster and Oscar Peterson performed In The Wee Small Hours and Sunday. We also heard heard from Sarah Brightman and Quincey Jones.

September 2021. Classical pieces included excerps from Bizet's Carmen suite, Mendlesohn's Piano Concerto, Donizetti's opera L'elisir d'amore, and Adinsell's Warsaw Concerto. We also heard songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Peter Skellern, and Joyce Grenfell.

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