Leading opera director dies

Leading opera director dies

We record, with regret, the sudden death, on July 17th, of leading opera director Sir Graham Vick at the age of 67. Founder of the Birmingham Opera Group in 1987, his revisionist and often inspired productions graced the leading opera houses of the world for over...
Obituary: Richard Lloyd

Obituary: Richard Lloyd

25 June 1933 – 24 April 2021 Richard Lloyd, who died in April, was the Organist and Master of the Choristers at Hereford Cathedral from 1966 to 1974, and was a noted composer of church music with more than 600 anthems to his credit.  During his time there,...
All change at the Holst Museum

All change at the Holst Museum

Cheltenham’s hidden gem, the Holst Birthplace Museum, is emerging in good health from the Covid pandemic. The long closure period has been used to plan for a new direction, led by Steve Wood, whose six-year chairmanship ended in early July. The museum celebrates...
500th issue sells out

500th issue sells out

William Wordsworth Orchestral Works Volume III – 5th Symphony and Cello Concerto with Florian Arnicans, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra and John Gibbons – is the fastest ever selling Toccata Classics disc and has sold out in under a month (immediate repressing...
Centenary celebrations at summer festival

Centenary celebrations at summer festival

London Song Festival’s summer season of concerts is currently under way with a series of four concerts taking place at Hinde Street Church W1. Due to the continuation of Covid restrictions, social distancing measures will be in operation, temperature checks will be...
Welcome to our new Journal editor

Welcome to our new Journal editor

We are delighted that Dr Ian Maxwell will be joining the team once again as BMS Journal Editor following Dominic Daula’s sterling work on the publication over the past few years. Dr Ian Maxwell graduated with a BMus (Hons) degree from the University of Aberdeen in...