WE'VE enjoyed 22 tea and cocktail get togethers over the past few months, on Fridays at 5pm or 8pm. More than 100 participants have joined from many localities, including Scotland, USA, The Netherlands, France & Germany. We've recently had very entertaining and lively sessions with Debbie Wiseman and Alan Stafford, a former TMG flautist who is a writer and sketch writer for comedy programmes such as The News Huddlines, End the Week and Rory Bremner.
We're taking a break now but will resume on Friday 28th August. If you would like to come in to one of these zoom meetings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com They've proved a good way of keeping people in touch with what's happening with forward planning for Trianon.
On 18th September we shall have a session with Denis King, whose title music for Black Beauty was performed at a TMG January concert a year or two ago.
TMG/ ANGLIA SINGERS TOUR
We're well into planning a tour for October 2021.
The dates will be Wednesday 27 - Sunday 30th October and the destination Kings Lynn.
We have a very good contact there through Chris and there is a lot of enthusiasm for hosting us.
Kings Lynn is full of history and has links with Ipswich, We are also working on visits and concerts in Boston (Lincolnshire) and Ely, both of which are easily accessible from KL. We are endeavouring to keep the cost reasonable and have identified a suitable hotel. Watch this space as they say!
Dates for your diary
These are the future concert dates which are to go ahead next year... all being well.
09 January 2021 - Ipswich Corn Exchange 27 February 2021 - St Thomas's, Ipswich 17 April 2021 - Ipswich Corn Exchange 22 May 2021 - St Michael's Myland, Colchester 18 September 2021 - Snape Maltings 09 October 2021 - Unitarian Meeting House, Ipswich 27-30 October 2021 - Trianon /Anglia Singers Tour 13 November 2021 - St Mary's, East Bergholt An additional concert to be played at St Mary's, Barking in due course.
What made you fall in love with Classical music?
Inspired by the New York Times article, kindly sent by Jon Green, about persuading friends to enjoy 21st Century composers. I thought that I would share with you which piece made me love classical music.
I first recall being interested in classical music through the TV show Inspector Morse. Although there was always classical music at school and home and my father used to treat us to cassette tapes of various ballets for children. Which I loved.
Hearing the Overture and O Isis and Osiris from The Magic Flute in an episode of Morse really made me look at classical music again in my early teens. I decided then that it will always be something to enjoy and cherish with the emotions and memories that we make for ourselves. The Overture from The Magic Flute was also the first piece of music I played with an orchestra and still remember playing it fondly now. I also imagine that I can sing the Queen of the Night's Aria in the bathroom. I most certainly cannot. Settle in and listen by clicking the album cover.
I would love to hear your stories about the tracks which made you fall in
love with classical music, If you're happy to share your story, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS IN CELEBRATION a major new initiative from Ipswich Arts Association 27th September 2020
Arts in Celebration is an online programme of arts and performance from across the region produced during this time of lockdown and social distancing and showcasing the talent within our communities.
The virtual festival will be available via Ipswich Arts Association’s website from 27th September 2020 and will feature music from bands, choirs, ensembles and solo performances; drama and dance; poetry and the spoken word and the visual arts.