24th December 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 09-01-51, Account Number 06179403, using your name as reference. Note new sort code. 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 Work on the inner lobby is now complete with the exception that new floor covering will now be needed. This should be done early in the New Year.
Nigel Dodd Memorial Concert Alison has organised a memorial concert on the 11th February 2017 at 3.00p.m. at Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church, the programme to include instrumental and vocal music by Mozart, Hadyn, Schumann and Nigel Dodd. The performers will be Allan Schiller, Christopher Northam and other friends. All profits will be in support of ongoing Neurological Research jointly conducted by Southmead Hospital and Bristol University. Tickets – £7.50 Adults, £5.00 Students and under 18’s
Ann Keenlyside Ann died peacefully on 13th December at the Druid Stoke Residential Home. She had been a member of the Club for many years although due to health issues had not attended concerts for some time. There will be a thanksgiving service at St. Michael’s Church, Winterbourne, BS36 1SE on the 7th January at 12 noon followed by a reception at the Grange Hotel, Winterbourne, BS36 1RP. Before Ann moved to the residential home she donated a considerable amount of her music to the Club to help raise money for the piano fund.
Concert by Metropolitan Orchestra at St. George’s, Bristol, Sat. 11th March 2017 at 7.30p.m. conductor Tianyi Lu. The programme is Beethoven – Coriolan Overture, Sibelius Violin cocnerto – Soloist Benjamin Baker, Brahms – Symphony No.1. 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 21st February, tickets can only be purchased from St. George’s at full price. Orchestra members can obtain tickets at orchestral rehearsal evenings.
Future communications by Email At our last committee meeting it was suggested that as a way of cutting costs future newsletters and programmes could be sent to members by email but hard copies would still be available to those members who wished to still have it posted to them. In the near future I will be sending this newsletter out by email to those members that we have addresses for. Please would you reply to this email confirming that you would be happy to receive correspondence in this way.
I hope that you have all had a good Christmas break. Enclosed is the Spring programme. There are some really excellent programmes on offer and they begin again on Tuesday 10th January.
On behalf of the Committee I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.