Recorded Music Societies
'The aim of the Society is to present on excellent sound equipment a broad range of classical music on compact disc, selected from the whole of the recording era, circa 1900 to the present day. Programmes include a wide variety of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music, chosen and presented by members and by visiting specialists, giving background about the music or performers ... Visitors are very welcome at any of our meetings. Whether you come with a friend or alone, you will find the atmosphere friendly and welcoming.'
'The Circle was formed in 1958 to promote the appreciation, knowledge and enjoyment of classical music in all its forms. The Circle is non-commercial and does not attempt to promote sales of records. Concert visits are arranged occasionally during the season.'
'Our meetings are very informal and we enjoy a coffee break at half time, when members can chat to each other, and give us a chance to get to know new members. The programmes are presented by professional or knowledgeable amateur speakers, covering a variety of music which we hope will appeal to as wide an audience as possible. The programmes, which are illustrated with recordings on CD, are reproduced on our own modern, high quality equipment.'
Evening meetings usually held fortnightly from September to June: 'In addition, a programme of coach outings to concerts and musical events is run during the season with members benefiting from group booking terms and no parking problems. Visitors and members' guests are always welcome at Society meetings, and concert outings numbers permitting'.
'Briefly stated, the main purpose of the Society is to encourage the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of classical music by promoting programmes where either live or recorded music is played for members and visitors. The Society also has higher aims, including the promotion of ideas and suggestions to enrich the cultural amenities of the immediate vicinity and co-operation with other organisations and societies in local, regional and national areas.'
'Established in 1945 as the Croydon Gramophone Society. Nowadays, we take for granted easy access to recorded music, through internet streaming, a myriad of radio stations and on portable music players. Gramophone societies developed when the opportunities to hear good quality recorded music were less abundant. However, the pleasures of listening to music in the company of other like-minded individuals, and connected with an informative talk, still remain relevant, and this is the core mission of the Croydon Recorded Music Society. The programmes are given by our own members, by members of other music societies and by professional visiting speakers.'
'Founded in 1965. Ferring is a unique coastal village with a far-seeing outlook. Those who come to live here seem to share the love of the place and its surroundings and they also bring their interests and talents with them. An excellent start for any group. Programmes are arranged in advance and usually presented by our members over a 2 hour period which includes an interval for refreshments.'
'Founded in 1956 ... We present evenings of classical and light classical music on CD played on first class equipment. Programmes are presented by the members themselves and we have three guest speakers each season, usually professional musicians who talk about their lives and careers.'
'Think of Glossop Record Club as the musical equivalent of a book group or a film society – coming together once a month to listen to albums on vinyl and in full on a decent hi-fi, in a relaxed environment as free from distraction as possible. It’s a place for music fans to share old favourites, discover something new and of course discuss the merits of what’s being played.'
Formed in 1946: 'The object of these recitals is for the furtherance of musical appreciation and it is proposed to form a "music circle" with an anticipated membership of 50 ...'. Continuing to meet - fortnightly evenings - with the Programmes of the sessions dating back to 1946 reproduced on the Website: 'Tired of sitting in front of the TV? Like Classical/Light Music, Opera, Operetta, Singing & Songs? Then why not come along to the Recorded Music Circle for an evening of great recordings'.
'Formed in 1946 as the Ipswich Gramophone Circle to provide classical music on records to all of those who have an interest in listening to serious music of a wide variety in a fast changing world and in comfortable surroundings.'
'Founded in 1961. It seeks to foster the appreciation of “classical music” through recitals of recordings, to entertain and to provide a background for friendship. The society normally uses high quality commercial recordings which are reproduced to a high standard. It is also appreciated that the record is an important historical document and, when appropriate, older recordings are introduced.'
'Founded in 1958, the brainchild of employees of the Post Office’s telephone department (then part of the state-owned GPO and the predecessor to British Telecom) ... CD recitals are presented on alternate Thursdays from October to May ... A warm welcome is extended to all those who find pleasure in listening to music, as has been the case since 1958! ... To find out more, please click on the various links where you will find complete programming for the current season, where to find us, and more. If you're curious as to the kind of music we promote, have a look at the playlists for the current and previous seasons which are also available via the links ...'
'We are a society of music lovers who meet fortnightly from September to April to hear some of the world’s most celebrated musicians talk, with recorded and sometimes visual illustrations, about their lives and work. Our meetings provide a rare opportunity to learn how great musicians approach their work, and to hear about the private person behind the public image. Our guest speakers come from all fields of music – the concert hall, recital platform, opera, ballet, television and film – and include producers, broadcasters, critics and writers in addition to performers. Their fields of expertise may vary, but what unites them is their status within their field.'
'If you enjoy good music (both light and serious) then you are bound to find something to your taste in our programmes of recorded music. You may hear some of your favourites or on the other hand you may be introduced to new music which you may well take to! All items are introduced by a presenter (a member or a guest) in an easily understood way - we are not musicians just music lovers.'
'Founded in 1962 as the Rushden and District Gramophone Society, and in 1987 changed its title to the Rushden Classical Music Society. We are a small friendly group who meet every fortnight to share and enjoy classical music, our programmes including a wide variety of music from classical symphonies, concertos, operatic arias, choral and film music, songs from musicals, jazz, popular music and singers.'
'Group of classical music enthusiasts who meet every two weeks to discuss and listen to recordings. At most meetings a member presents a selection of recorded music and background information on the composers and musicians involved.'
'Our Club is mainly for people working for, or retired from, Transport for London or its predecessors, but if you are not in this category but would like to come to our meetings in central London we may be able to include you ...'
'Enjoy vintage and contemporary jazz recordings on top quality audio equipment in comfortable surroundings and the congenial company of like minded enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned fan or a newcomer to jazz you are sure to find music to suit your taste and perhaps discover something new.'
'The enjoyment of music is enhanced when shared ... Experience programmes featuring many aspects of classical music ... Enjoy the best in recorded music with our superb sound system ... Meet in friendly, comfortable surroundings ... New members and visitors are very welcome.'
'The Society has been in existence for many years, principally for the playing of classical recorded music using the Society's own equipment in four formats - CD, Cassette, DVD and LP. We are a small group averaging about twenty at each of our weekly meetings. Knowledge of classical music is not at all necessary, merely an enthusiasm for it and its sharing with other like-minded folk. Visitors are always welcome to join us as a temporary member for an evening.'
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