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London Light Music Meetings Group presents...


on Sunday October 9th. 2022
at The Lancaster Hall Hotel,
35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL

Doors open: 1.30pm, Programme: 2pm - 6pm

The event includes presentations using recordings.

Our special presentation features the composer and pianist Robert Docker. We will welcome his daughter Beverley and his son Eric, who will – in conversation with Tony Clayden – discuss his life and work, and play a selection of his compositions and arrangements, many of which were specially written for BBC broadcasts.

Anthony Wills, who was for many years a Radio 2 producer, will offer his 'Reflections On 100 Years Of The BBC'.

Admission fee: £12 includes refreshments during the first interval
A selection of CDs and Books will be available for sale

Nearest stations: Paddington (main line),
Paddington and Lancaster Gate (Underground)

On-street parking nearby and very limited spaces in
the hotel car park @ £10 per vehicle

Further details from Tony Clayden
email: tony@londonlightmusic.org.uk
telephone: 020 8449 5559

© 2022 London Light Music Meetings Group
49 Alexandra Road, Well End, BOREHAMWOOD, Herts WD6 5PB


September 2022

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2022
Sample Programme

Below is a sample of one of this year's summer season programmes:

(click to enlarge)

September 2022

Iain Sutherland updated Discography

Conductor Iain Sutherland has just sent revised his complete discography which you can now access from our Articles page.

September 2022

Real Bard of Brum

From The Daily Mail, Friday, 2nd September 2022

Click on the article to enlarge...

from Tony Foster

September 2022

Jenny Worsley

We are very saddened to learn that Jenny Worsley, wife of Peter Worsley, passed away on August 30th, at Gloucester Royal Infirmary, after a protracted illness borne with great dignity and fortitude.

Peter has been a very loyal and enthusiastic supporter of the LLMMG and was, for many years prior to the formation of the latter, a long-standing member of the Robert Farnon Society. Although he was not usually able to attend our London meetings, his constant input, comments and advice have been extremely valued.

Our sincere condolences are extended to Peter and his family.

Tony Clayden

August 2022

July 2022

Bramwell Tovey
1953 - 2022

We regret to record the death of Bramwell Tovey, the principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, after a protracted illness, on 12th July 2022.

An obituary by Roderick Elms can be found on our website here.

(Some may remember Roderick Elms as the speaker at our October 2019 meeting.)

June 2022

David Lloyd-Jones [1934-2022]

It is with regret that we record the death – after a short illness –
of the conductor David Lloyd-Jones, who passed-away on June 8th 2022.

The founder of Opera North, he was principally associated with the 'serious' end of the musical spectrum and showed a particular interest in British and Russian music.

Mr. Lloyd-Jones was a prolific recording artiste, whose name appeared on several labels, including Philips, Hyperion, MRF, Marco Polo, Dutton Epoch, Chandos, Melba and Oriel.

He conducted well over thirty CDs for the NAXOS company, including four volumes of English String Miniatures, featuring Light Music works by many celebrated composers, including Haydn Wood, John Rutter, George Melachrino, Frank Cordell, Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, Philip Lane, Peter Hope, Adam Carse, Ernest Tomlinson, Gustav Holst, Paul Lewis, Frederick Delius and Peter Warlock.

© Tony Clayden June 2022

June 2022

Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra
New CD

The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra have now received the CDs of 'Café Bonheur’, their brand new recording.

More CD information on their website

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