What you missed and what is coming up

On 10th November 2019:

The Annual General Meeting re – elected:

President:  Beverley Heard.

Secretary-Treasurer:  Nolan Martin.

Committee: Karen Edwards, Marina Dinsdale, Margaret Steer (with power to add).

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The Committee increased the Membership Subscription to $25 for the 9 Concerts planned for 2020.  This Subscription, together with the visitors’ donations,  meets the basic costs of the Society and will hopefully, enable us to go on fostering young musicians in their development.

Membership Subscriptions may be paid at any monthly meeting, or by using the Subscription form included with the 2020 Programme which was posted out to members in February, or by direct credit to our HBS Bank a/c 031355 0675431 00.

Non-members/Visitors are asked for donations in 2020 to be $5 per concert.

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THE FINAL CONCERT FOR 2019 – was held on the 10th November:   The programme catered for a wide range of musical taste.     The Deco City Shadows – Alister Spence, John Simcox, Roy Love  featured Guitar music;   Jenny Dobson   -(soprano)  gave us five German Lieder (accompanist – Margaret Cooper);  Miru Shimaoka  (Violin); and then Christopher Eldridge concluded the programme with some fine Organ playing.

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 CONCERT: Sunday 8th March 2020,The first concert of the year was an instrumental treat.   The programme, arranged and convened by Karen Edwards read: Campbell Lovatt (Guitar); Frances Morgan (Clarinet); Carmel Spencer (Trombone); Brass Quartet -Carmel Spencer (Trombone), Raewyn McIndoe (Tenor Horn),Leighton Mackay (Cornet),Christopher Wilson (Cornet); Christopher Wilson (Cornet); Mariko Shimma (Piano); Christopher Wilson (Saxophone).

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NEXT CONCERT:  EASTER SUNDAY  12th April  will sparkle with music from nationally known performers from Wellington.    Last visited her with us in 2016 we welcome back Lesley Graham (soprano), Linden Loader (mezzo soprano) and Roger Wilson (baritone) with Julie Coulson (accompanist).   This will be a concert not to be missed.

Watch for further information about Easter Sunday Concert.  (Now subject to possible cancellation because of the Covid 19 Virus)

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Unfortunately both the April and May Concerts were cancelled because of the Virus lockdown.   We are grateful for the preparation by our Wellington musicians and hope they are able to use their programme in the near future.

Mary McHattie graciously agreed to move her youth orchestra concert from May to  August, so look forward to seeing and hearing some fine young musicians playing together. Last year there was a full house sign for this concert.

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  • The June Concert was also cancelled though the Covid 19  Virus limiting attendance numbers and special precaution’s under Level 2 Lockdown.   We are grateful that Jill Tobin has transferred her Concert programme to the July Concert.   This concert features some of the musical talents of our youth and is always a concert enjoyed by those attending.  We hope  to  you there.
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  • Next Concert:   Sunday 12th July at 2pm.  St Matthew’s Church.
  • We are pleased to report that our  CONCERT PROGRAMME RESUMES after the Codiv 19 Virus Lockdown.    Jill Tobin will convene this Concert and we look forward to meeting you there.
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  • The July  concert was also cancelled.    Mary  McHattie convened the  August Concert featuring the Youth Orchestras.
  • The September  concert has alsobeen cancelled because we are still in Level 2 when dealing with the virus.
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