After a short suspension at the end of 2015, the Music for Pleasure Group resumed its monthly meetings on Tuesday 26th January at the home of co-ordinator, John Peters.
The evening’s programme consisted mainly of choral music; firstly, several pieces by popular modern composer John Rutter, followed by a selection by various composers, performed by a male voice choir. After a short break for refreshments, a selection of choral classics included the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s evergreen masterpiece Messiah, plus See the Conquering Hero Comes from Judas Maccabaeus, and Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King. John also paid tribute to recently deceased artists by including pieces in the programme from David Bowie and from Scott Mackenzie of the Flower Power movement in the ’60’s (for those who remember him).
As usual, the conversation also flowed freely, although at one point we decided that the topic of funerals, however tasteful and appropriate they may have been, was quite enough for one evening!
Our next evening will consist of pure nostalgia in the form of pop music of the ’50’s and ’60’s. Oh, those memories! If you would like to join us, please contact our co-ordinator John Peters on 0115 9634990.