Elaine Hugh-Jones dies aged 93

Elaine Hugh-Jones dies aged 93

We regret to announce the death of BMS member Elaine Hugh-Jones (14th June 1927 – 29th March 2021). Elaine was a Welsh pianist, composer and an educationalist. She studied piano with Harold Craxton, and also with Julian Isserlis and Lennox Berkeley. She later...
Support sought for new composer films

Support sought for new composer films

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...
New E J Moeran biography to be published

New E J Moeran biography to be published

A long-awaited study of the life and music of Anglo-Irish composer Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950) is to be published providing a full biography of the last senior figure in early 20th century British Music to have been without one. Published by Boydell & Brewer,...
In Memoriam: Chris Bye

In Memoriam: Chris Bye

It is with much sadness that we inform members of Chris Bye’s death on March 8 aged 69 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. His wife Annette said that Chris gained much pleasure from listening to classical music and in writing his reviews for the BMS monthly...
A Century of Music by British Women

A Century of Music by British Women

BMS member Madeleine Mitchell directed the London Chamber Ensemble in a wonderful programme of British music filmed at St. John’s Smith Square on March 8. The focus of the concert was to celebrate a Century of Music by British Women from 1921-2021 on International...
Vacancy: BMS Journal Editor

Vacancy: BMS Journal Editor

Our present Journal Editor Dominic Daula has informed the Society that he will be stepping down from this role after production of the 2021 Journal is complete at the end of this year. The Society is very grateful for the long hours and dedication Dominic has devoted...