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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11 Sep    AGM:  In Memoriam
18 Sep    Dr. Peter Collins: Full English; Enigma, Romance and Idyll.
25 Sep    John Treherne, MBE: ‘From the Known to the Unknown;
  2  Oct    Professor John Derry: A Romanian in England
 9  Oct    Jim Evans  “French Polish”
16 Oct    Freda Mason: ‘Holiday Memories’
23  Oct    Ted Shepherd: ‘The Toscanini Experience’
30  Oct        Russell Baston:  ‘This time, it’s personal’
  6  Nov     Colin Noble-Nesbitt: ‘Potpourri 1’
13 Nov     Paul Glendinning:  ‘In Mother Russia’  
20  Nov       Terry Harvey: ‘Sinfonia Concertante’
27  Nov     Alan Oyston: ‘Yet more memories’
  4  Dec     Christmas music: Edwin Fellows
15  Jan     Anniversaries 2020  Terry Harvey
22 Jan   Dr. Peter Collins: Full English; Folk Song  and Fire.

 29 Jan     Professor John Derry: “A Frenchman in  Detroit.‘
  4  Feb     Barbara Fox: ‘Miscellaneous’
11  Feb     Tom Brennan: ‘Some beautiful music’
19  Feb     Ted Shepherd:  ‘RCA Favourites’
26  Feb     Ash Wednesday; No meeting!
  4 Mar     Bob Balderston: ‘Mainly Bach’
11Mar  Colin Noble-Nesbitt:  ‘Potpourri 2’
18  Mar    Russell Baston: ‘La crème de la crème’
25  Mar    Edwin Fellows:  ‘Thanks for the memories’
  1 Apr      Terry Harvey: ‘Where Jazz Went’
 8  Apr   Professor John Derry: A Frenchman in Chicago.
15 Apr   Ted Shepherd:  ‘More Bargain Classics’
22 Apr   Paul Glendinning: ‘The Art of Fritz Reiner’
29 Apr      Dr. Peter Collins:  Full English; Melody, Melody, Melody.
   6 May    Jim Evans: ‘The Voice. Part Two’
13 May     Russell Baston: ‘The Wonders of YouTube’
20 May     David Wilson: ‘The Art of William Steinberg
27  May    Members’ Choice: Edwin Fellows

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