BMS Howells CD release

BMS Howells CD release

Congratulations to pianist Matthew Schellhorn whose new BMS recording of piano music by Herbert Howells has made the front cover of the July/August 2020 International Piano magazine.  You can read the article here.  The Society would like to encourage members to...
Arnold Bax to be recognised in Scotland

Arnold Bax to be recognised in Scotland

The news that internationally renowned British composer, Sir Arnold Bax, is to be officially recognised in Scotland will be welcomed by BMS members and all classical music enthusiasts. A bronze plaque unveiling ceremony, due to take place at the Morar Hotel,...
Book review: The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies

Book review: The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies

A disastrous Promenade Concert reception became a momentous turning point in the stormy life of composer, Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016). A dissatisfied part of the audience booed and walked out, during the premier performance of his large orchestral work, ‘Worldes...
Distinguished organist Jennifer Bate dies aged 75

Distinguished organist Jennifer Bate dies aged 75

A distinguished Life member of the British Music Society since 1980 as well as a Vice President, Jennifer Bate OBE lost her life to cancer on 25 March. Having received professional training from an early age from her organist father H. A Bate, Jennifer chose to focus...
Shopping with Grace Williams

Shopping with Grace Williams

A Personal Memoir by Andrew Youdell In the late 1960s I had the opportunity to meet Grace Williams at her home in Barry, a pleasant town in the Vale of Glamorgan, now mainly a dormitory for Cardiff workers, but a hundred years ago one of the major ports –...