Durham Recorded Music Society

We have "Durham" in our name because for many years that is where we used to meet, usually in Alington House. However, since January 2008, we have been meeting in Belmont Parish Hall and this move has proved to be most favourable because we now have as many new members as those of us left from the Alington house days.

The Society’s aims remain the same as at the time of its foundation more than 60 years ago, that is, to organise musical presentations of recorded musing (no longer the 78s or LPs, of course) mainly of the classical type, for the enjoyment of the listening members. These are held weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 1.30pm for about 25 weeks from September to March/April.

It is a very pleasant experience just to relax and listen to a presenter who could be a musician, amateur performer or one of our members giving a presentation, usually on a theme of some sort, normally not obvious from the title of the presentation, sharing with us one of their particular musical passion. The sound quality of our equipment is outstanding, the room well-equipped with tea/coffee making facilities for the interval and the two hours just flu by in the pleasant company of others.

So, we are very pleased with the room where we meet in Belmont Parish Hall. Perhaps you would care to join us on a Wednesday – you would be most welcome.

Terry Harvey, our Secretary, can supply you with more information on 0191 3883055.


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15 Sept AGM / In Memoriam
22 Sept Professor John Derry:  ‘A Frenchman in Chicago’
29 Sept Dr. Peter Collins: ‘Melody, Melody, Melody! - English Composers 2’
 6 Oct Jim Evans: ‘The Voice, part 2’
13 Oct Bob Balderston: ‘Mainly Bach’.
20 Oct Ted Shepherd: ‘More Bargain Classics’
27 Oct An afternoon with Freda Mason.
  3 Nov Edwin Fellows: 
10 Nov Professor John Derry:
‘Daniel Barenboim; pianist and conductor’
17 Nov Colin Noble-Nesbitt: ‘Potpourri 3’
24 Nov John Treherne MBE:
  1 Dec Russell Baston: ‘La crème de la crème’
  8 Dec Christmas Music;  Chairman


12 Jan 2021   Anniversaries
19 Jan  Dr. Peter Collins: ‘The Tippett Generation - English Composers 3’
26 Jan Colin Noble-Nesbitt: ‘Potpourri 4
 2 Feb Russell Baston ‘Chill out’
 9 Feb Tom Brennan: ‘More of the Same’
16 Feb Edwin Fellows:  ‘As easy as ABC:’
23 Feb Ted Shepherd: ‘The Best of Yehudi Menuhin’
  2 Mar Ash Wednesday: No meeting.
  9 Mar Colin Noble-Nesbitt: ‘Potpourri 5’
16 Mar Terry Harvey: ‘The Sinfonia Concertante”
23 Mar Professor John Derry: ‘Sir Colin Davis’
30 Mar Russell Baston: ‘The wonders of YouTube’  
  6 Apr Members’ Requests.
13 Apr Ted Shepherd: ‘ The Best of  The Best’
20 Apr Terry Harvey: “Creston, Foote and Co.”
27 Apr Dr. Peter Collins: ‘ From the Sublime to the Ridiculous?’- English Composers 4’
  4 May Jim Evans: ‘Interesting Treasures’
11 May TBA
18 May TBA
25 May Members’ Choice;  Chairman

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