The BMS has announced plans for two video documentaries on John McCabe and John Joubert, two composers who were past members of the Society.

John Joubert

BMS Chairman, Wendy Hiscocks will be working closely with the descendants of both composers and has been impressed by the generosity of musicians volunteering interviews and performances.

Filming will start during the summer and Wendy would be delighted to hear from any BMS member who have any kind of film footage, photographs or memorabilia relevant to these composers.

Please email her at

These film tributes are only possible because of the goodwill and devotion of all the people involved in making them.

BMS is launching an opportunity for members to support this initiative and will be creating a dedicated webpage about this exciting project.

Although the people involved in making these films are donating their time and skill for free, there will still be unavoidable expenses such as train travel, petrol, equipment and copyright fees.

BMS hopes to the cover the cost of these expenses by launching a members’ appeal – more details to follow in the next E-News.