There will be an SMS meeting on Friday at 5pm. Note the location will be New Council Room (by the lodge). In addition to any other items on the agenda, this meeting will be particularly important as we will be electing new committee members for SMS next year. This is a great opportunity to get involved, and shape the musical life of the college. While these roles are often filled by music students, absolutely anyone with an interest in music is encouraged to come forward - indeed, most of the present committee does not read music as a subject.
Positions that will be available are:
If anyone wishes to stand for it, the positions of Secretary, Webmaster and Recitals Coordinator are also available. The present officer of these roles will probably still be able to carry them out, so refilling these roles is less of a priority. However, if you would like to stand for any of them, go for it!
More detailed descriptions of these roles can be found on our newly revamped website under 'About SMS
'. The positions are described from article 6 onwards, for anyone who's interested.
Alternatively, (and much more interestingly) do feel free to talk/email
to any of the present occupants of these positions
, who will be able to give you the low-down on what the job entails. These are myself, Isabel Sinagola, Orly Watson, Douglas Knight and Ian Buchanan. Robert SmithSMS President
On Saturday of 8th week (15th June), SMS is organising a lunch for everyone who has been involved in music making of any kind in our chapel this year.
The venue is the restaurant High Table
, just next to the exams schools. The time will be 13:00 and the restaurant offers a two-course meal for £12.50 (includes service charge). SMS will be subsidising this cost, so depending on how many people can make it, the most you would have to pay is around £10.00.
For those of you that would like to go, send me an email
indicating this by the end of the week and I'll make a note of it. For those who don't reply I'll assume that you can't make it and wish you all the best now, with thanks for your contributions this past year.
If you have any questions let me know.
In weeks 6 and 7 two of Somerville's music finalists will be presenting a preview of their exam recitals: On Friday of 6th week Douglas Knight
(clarinet) will perform works by Schumann, Carter and Brahms. He will be accompanied by Guy Newbury. In 7th week Lucy Nolan (harp) will be playing works by Dussek, Fauré, Glinka, Mathias and Hindemith. See the recital page
This week we have two concerts lined up, an evening recital and a lunchtime recital. On Tuesday at 8pm Somerville's choral scholars will be singing a selection of songs, arias and duets by Händel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Puccini, Strauss and Vaughan Williams. On Friday at 1:15pm pianist Luke Faulkner will be making his second appearance at Somerville Chapel and perform works by Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov and Godowsky. See the recital page
for more information.
This week's lunchtime recital will feature the Oxford Guitar Ensemble
. Antony Beere, David Hewings, Charlie Jarvis, Nia Madden, Giles Masters, Tom Nicholas and Stefan Schwarz will be playing a selection of guitar arrangements and original works by Purcell, Brouwer and Villa Lobos. See the recital page
for more details
I would like to warmly invite you all to take part in SMS's final open concert of the year, which will take place on Thursday of 4th week (i.e. week on thursday) at 8pm in the chapel. As ever, contributions are sought and welcomed from anybody who wishes to perform, regardless of genre or experience of performing. I hope many of you will take up this opportunity, it really is a great experience to play in front of your peers. If you would like to get involved, please do let me know by emailing me.
Even if you don't want to perform, I hope you will be able to join us, it will be a night of great music. This will then be followed by an SMS social with the usual free wine, soft drinks and nibbles, so there will be a chance for some conviviality too!Robert Smith(SMS President)
This week we have two recitals coming up: On Thursday Emily Winkler (soprano) and Luke Faulkner (piano) will be performing songs and arias by Vivaldi, Mozart, Schubert and Debussy as well as a selection of show tunes and some of Emily's own compositions. On Friday James Soper, a saxophonist from Lady Margaret Hall, and Orly Watson (piano) are going to perform works by Pierné, Bozza and Milhaud. Full details and programmes can be found on this page
This week's lunchtime recital will feature a guest soloist from Birmingham Conservatoire: Daniel Wyman (baritone) will be singing songs and arias by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Wolf, Korngold and Vaughan Williams. He will be accompanied by Robert Smith
(piano). See the recital page
for more details including the full programme.
Somerville Music Society's lunchtime recital series will resume today at 1:15pm. Music finalists Aimee Taylor (flute) and Lucy Nolan (harp) will be playing works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Henk Badings.Details of
all upcoming recitals can be found on the recital page