The British Music Society is currently in an exciting period of change and development which aims to bring together an even broader range of opportunities and experiences for supporters of the British music cause.
Membership has always included the provision of our flagship publication, an annual printed Journal, packed full of scholarly and informative articles about wonderful musical rarities. Our most recent Journal was published in September 2014 and includes editorial about Gordon Jacob, Denis ApIvor, William Lloyd Webber and John Joubert. We are committed to expansion in this area and our hope is to provide two such publications per annum. Further copies of the 2014 journal will shortly be available through our Publications page.
We are now also circulating regular monthly eNews to members - very much a sign of the times, but also a very creditable and cost-effective alternative to printed newsletters, quite apart from being much more up-to-date. Non members may also sign up to the eNews here.
BMS has a long tradition of recordings and our latest CD release through the Naxos label (October 2014) will be of the Robert Still string quartets, performed by the Villiers Quartet. Future releases include historic performances of works by our previous President, John McCabe, and another CD of works connected with the late Malcolm Smith, former publisher and huge British Music enthusiast.
We will shortly be announcing our dates planner for 2015 - watch this space to keep abreast of events, links and promotions.
If you are not already a member, now is the time to sign up!
We hope you will find much here of interest and welcome your feedback by email, or via social media. If you are interested in becoming part of the executive committee, email us with a list of the skills that you might bring to the job. We are currently looking for help with social media and with the Journal, but there are always useful contributions to be made elsewhere.
With all our very best, British thanks!
Chairman, British Music Society