Do you enjoy listening to and talking about music? If you do the Music Appreciation group is the group for you.
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
8th November. Linda and Chris Present.
13th December. Bring you own Christmas music, sacred or secular.
What We've Been Listening To
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.