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Events for 2018






Saturday 8 September 2018: Visit to Harrow School


We meet outside the School’s Speech Room at about 12.45 pm.   Mr Woodcock, the School’s Director of Music, will be with us from 1.00 pm until 3.00 pm and we will be able to play the IVP72 Harrison organ dating from 1955 in the Speech Room and the instrument in the Chapel.


Please inform Robert Stripe (tel: 01223 862297 or email robert.stripe@talk21.com) if you plan to join us for this visit.


Travel directions:


i) By road.  As the School is nearer London than the Orbital M25 using the North Circular would be preferable to using the much slower South Circular.   Parking is limited, but there is some available on the School premises near their playing fields, which are a good 10 minutes’ (uphill) walk from the Speech Room.   Limited parking may or may not be available at the School, but there should be some near the playing fields some ten minutes’ walk from the Speech Room.   Street parking may be a possibility.


ii) By train. The 08.44 am train from King's Lynn will depart from Ely at 09.17; Waterbeach at 09.27 and Cambridge at 09.44 arriving at King’s Cross at 10.35 from whence we take the Metropolitan Line direct to Harrow-on-the-Hill (taking about 25 minutes) and, after lunch, either take the H17 (to Wembley) bus to the School or undertake a 10 minute walk.  If the Metropolitan Line is not operational take the Piccadilly Line to South Harrow (which takes over an hour) then the 258 bus (to Watford).   Either way there is a bus stop outside the School.   Anyone coming by train should buy a Travelcard (zones 1-6 not 1-9).


Saturday 10 November 2018:  AGM at Christ Church, Newmarket Road, Cambridge at 2.15 pm.


After the formal proceedings Matt Bennington, known as the Minister for Music, will talk about the difference between his rôle and that of a conventional Director of Music.


Saturday 2 February 2019 at 2.00 pm at the Wilkinson Room, St John’s Church, Hills Road.


The year 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.   Philip Norman, a freelance musician living in London, will give us an illustrated talk originally presented to the Historic Chapels Trust in April 2017 concerning the effect the Reformation had on church music.