Composers project goes live online

Composers project goes live online

Composers from South Wales meet Composers from New South Wales An online concert has been launched featuring 16 song settings of Welsh texts by composers from South Wales and New South Wales. Watch the concert online now Performed by Jeremy Huw Williams...
Malcolm Arnold Centenary Concert

Malcolm Arnold Centenary Concert

Pickup Orchestra of Royal College of Music StudentsPoppy Beddoe clarinetDaniel Hogan conductor 13 NovemberSt Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road, London While not a single one of the major London orchestras has programmed a note of Sir Malcolm Arnold’s music in this his...
Hello to new members

Hello to new members

We welcome these new members who have joined the society recently: Marjorie Cullerne, Victoria BC, CanadaChan Chak Hang, Hong KongGuanjie Hua, London              James Johnston,  Bradenton,...
Tributes to Giles Easterbrook

Tributes to Giles Easterbrook

 In Memoriam Giles Easterbrook 1949 – 2021 Andrew Burn, Chairman of the Bliss Trust, profiles and recalls his friend, BMS Vice-President, Giles Easterbrook, and three of the composers whose works he published – Stephen McNeff, Geoffrey Poole and...
Obituary: Gordon Crosse

Obituary: Gordon Crosse

1 December 1937 – 21 November 2021 Gordon Crosse was born in Bury, Lancashire, where his father worked for the Midland Bank, on 1st December 1937. Though plagued by illness for much of his life (see Crosse’s own notes) his father was a talented amateur pianist,...
Northern School of Music celebrates centenary

Northern School of Music celebrates centenary

The foundation of what was to become the Northern School of Music can be traced back to the far-sighted initiative of Hilda Collens in establishing the Manchester Branch of the Tobias Matthay Pianoforte School in September 1920. It grew from there, and was renamed the...