70th Birthday. Article in Suburb News
A 70th Birthday Concert
Hampstead Music Club celebrates its 70th Anniversary with a concert of instrumental and vocal music at 8.05pm on Tuesday, November 8 at Burgh House, New End Square, NW3 1LT. Entrance £5. Tel: 020 8444 2669
At our recent get together for Suburb News deliverers we were asked to provide space to advertise this celebratory concert. We looked into the background of this club and discovered a surprising organisation, which some of you could well be interested in.
The club consists of about 100 instrumentalists and singers who perform both in different members' homes and in public and private meetings at Burgh House and other venues in Hampstead in a continuing effort to promote the enjoyment of classical music. Since 2001 it has been an educational Charity.
Apart from the performances, there are instrumental, vocal and mixed groups; coaching sessions in chamber music; meetings of a recorder group and of a motets and madrigals group; various master classes; illustrated talks and workshops.
The subscription rate is modest and is halved for full-time students and those on benefit and for those who do not perform, but just come to listen.
It is worth emphasizing that the club does not hold auditions for new members. All are welcome. The standard throughout the club varies, but all members' performances take place among friends and every support and encouragement is given to anyone who shares our enthusiasm for the making of music. Initial individual support is available to any new member under our mentoring scheme.
If you are interested, you can find out more at www.hampstead-music-club.co.uk