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.