The Leicester Music Society, 1871 (Walsall New Art Gallery)
Leicester Music Society 72nd Season
Suspension of Meetings
Due to the present public health emergency the Society is supspending its programme of meetings. The April and May meetings are cancelled. A decision on whether to go ahead with the June meeting will be made in due course.
Music in Self-Isolation
During this worrying time some institutions are making their recordings available for free online:New York Met OperaThe Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
About Leicester Music Society
We are a friendly group of people keen to learn more about music from composers, performers and others with expert musical knowledge.
Our entertaining and informative illustrated talks are usually held on the evenings of the second Tuesday of each month from October through to May. However note that this year our January and April meetings are on the third Tuesday to avoid clashes with other musical events in Leicester.
In June there is an opportunity to hear a selection of recordings that have taken the fancy of the Society’s officers after business is taken care of in the AGM.
Membership is open to anyone interested in learning more about music. Just turn up to any meeting and we will make you very welcome.
Notable speakers in the past have included the composers John Rutter, Will Todd, George Lloyd and Geoffrey Bush; former Director of the BBC Proms Robert Ponsonby; eminent oboist Lady Evelyn Barbirolli; Denis Matthews, noted pianist and Professor of Music; Annetta Hoffnung, widow of the much-missed Gerard; distinguished conductor Sir Norman del Mar; Peter Cropper, late leader of the Lindsay String Quartet.
Distinguished choral conductor Donald Hunt, another regular speaker since 2004, recently died on 4th August 2018 at the age of 88.
Our Society was formerly known as The Leicester Recorded Music Society. We changed the name in September 2016 to reflect the changing nature of the ways in which people now encounter music, and also a broader interest in musical performance as well as musical appreciation.