Music Appreciation

These popular twice monthly Friday afternoon sessions organised by Barry Millington have become seriously popular. They are at 2.30 and complimentary tea and biscuits follow. Admission is £1 for Fellowship Members and £3 for non Members. Programme details as follows:

Friday 1st December  2.30pm

‘My Life in Opera’

 Elaine Padmore

Before retiring in 2011, Elaine Padmore was Director of Opera at Covent Garden, prior to which she was head of successively the opera department at BBC Radio 3, the Wexford Festival and the Royal Danish Opera. In this session she will be sharing with us the highlights of a life rich in operatic incident.


Friday 15th December  2.30pm

Serena Leader Plays Grieg

Serena Leader is both a medical practitioner and an experienced violinist who has played at prestigious venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. She will be talking about and playing Grieg’s Violin Sonata no. 3 in C minor, which moves from the sweeping bravura of the first movement through one of the composer’s most sublimely lyrical slow movements to a stomping finale.