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As the new Chairman of the British Music Society, I would like to thank all our loyal members dedicated to supporting British music.

 

The Society has recently increased production of the Journal to two publications a year (see Publications) and even if you are not a member yet, do consider signing up for the free monthly e-News here.

 

Our catalogue of recordings continues to grow with many of our releases now available on the Naxos label. The most recent of these are the songs of Joseph Horovitz and Geoffrey Bush performed by Susanna Fairbairn (soprano) and Matthew Schellhorn (piano). Past releases on Naxos include the cello miniatures of W. H. Squire which entered the Official Specialist Classical Chart Top 30 in its first week and a double CD of Malcolm Williamson’s organ music.

 

The British Art Song Competition (BASC) organised in collaboration with the London Song Festival enters its third year and we are honoured to have Dame Felicity Palmer conducting the masterclass and awarding the prizes at this year’s BASC on Saturday 21st October. For more information about the London venue and how to attend, click on the Events page.

 

Read on to discover more about the BMS Ambassador scheme under News to learn about the Society’s new initiative to promote British music internationally.

 

Now is the time to get involved in the Society’s work preserving and promoting Britain’s musical heritage by becoming a member and contributing with your ideas, resources and skills. This can cost as little as £22.00 a year and it is easy to join online at Membership.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Wendy Hiscocks

Chairman

Wendy Hiscocks, Chairman, British Music Society

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