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Autumn 2016

Dear Club Members,

Subscriptions Your subscriptions will become due on January 1st . Adults £41, Couples £57, Country Members £36, Country Couples £52 and Juniors (under 18) £6, key rental where applicable £15. Please would you let Brian or me have your subscription as soon as possible in the New Year to avoid reminders having to be sent out. Any Member who would like to pay by standing order or B.A.C.S. the details are : – Santander UK plc, Bristol Music Club, Sort Code 72-00-01, Account Number 06179403. Please would you notify Brian Burdock that you wish to pay by this method so that he can keep his records up to date. For those members who already pay by standing order please would they check with their banks that the correct amount is being paid?

Building Work Would members please note that it is likely that more work will be needed to be done to the floor at the Club in the inner foyer during the Christmas holiday period. Therefore access to the rear of the premises could be restricted for a few days. Notices will be put up accordingly.

Concert by Metropolitan Orchestra at St. George’s, Bristol, Sat. 19th November 2016 at 7.30p.m. with their new conductor Tianyi Lu. The programme is Nicolai – Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Sibelius – The Tempest, op. 109, excerpts from Suite No. 1, Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Verdi – Overture to Macbeth, Music Inspired by Shakespeare. All tickets are numbered and reserved, £15, £12, (concessions £14, £11). These prices have yet to be confirmed. Tickets for members can be purchased at half price from Brian on club nights or by post enclosing S.A.E. Members may also purchase additional tickets for non-members at full price. As there is now a limited number of tickets available early purchase is recommended. After the 3rd November, tickets can only be purchased from St. George’s at full price. Orchestra members can obtain tickets at orchestral rehearsal evenings.

Reminder for booking the Club Members can reserve the Hall for a maximum of three sessions in advance of up to 2 hours per day. The booked time must not exceed 5 hours in any 7 day period. For club concert rehearsals members with non-members are allowed to book the Club for a maximum of 5 sessions. Please let me know if you cannot make your booking as recently I have been to the Club and found that some members are not taking up their booked time.

Sue Burdock has asked me to remind members that she is still accepting unwanted music which can then be put out for sale on Club evenings and the money raised goes towards the upkeep of the pianos. This has been a very successful way of helping with these costs.

I hope that you have all had a good Summer break. Enclosed is the Autumn programme. There are some really excellent programmes on offer and they begin again on Tuesday 13th September. Pianists please note the piano concert evenings. I would love to see you there supporting these soloists.

Best wishes,

Bob

Bob Pinniger

Secretary

 

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