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Berwick-upon-Tweed

Music Apprect'n Thru the Ages

Status: Active, open to new members
Group Leader:
Group email: Music Apprect'n Thru the Ages group
When: Monthly on Monday afternoons
Week 4
Venue: Newcastle Building Society

When? Mondays, Week 4, from 2 – 4pm

Where? Newcastle Building Society, Hide Hill, Berwick Town Centre

What? The group will listen to and discuss many different types of music, with input from members including bringing their own music to play to the group.

More Info:

Here’s the programme I have in mind but it is open to discussion !

Sep. Early Classical Music (like J.S. Bach, F. Handel, Purcell etc).

Oct. Later Classical Music (like Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov etc).

Nov. Danceband (including hot dance).

Dec. Jazz (mostly traditional but some modern).

Jan. Popular Music of 1940’s and 1950’s.

Feb. Rock and Roll and Doo Wop of the 1950’s.

Mar. Popular Music of the 1960’s.

Apr. Popular Music of the 1970’s (with a little reggae).

May. Popular Music of the 1980’s.

June. Popular Modern Music (like Norah Jones, K.T.Tunstall, Cher, Amy Macdonald, Katie Melua etc).

At Christmas we could listen to Christmas music both old and new.

Stop Press (21 Dec 23): 
and they did ! The Group Leader writes: “The music appreciation through the ages group held their December meeting, enjoying past and present Xmas music, this was followed by a Tea Party, it was enjoyed by all who attended.”

The group is very flexible and we could fit in extra sessions to suit members’ requirements

e.g. a Music Quiz maybe at the end.

I’ll be using an old HMV record player and a CD player and using 78rpm, 45rpm,33rpm and CD’S.