To entertain and inform, a platform for a diverse range of music in a social atmosphere


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Welcome to our website Thursday 26th May 2016

The Committee of Redbridge Music Society warmly welcomes you to our newly redeveloped website. Please click on ‘About’ to view the nature and work of the Society and information about our presidents and famous visitors. Clicking onto ‘Events’ will give you information about our events for the current 2015-16 season and the immediate past seasons. For details of who to approach for further information about the society and on how to get to our event venues, please click onto ‘Contact’.

Review of our 2015-16 season

The focus of our current 2015-16 season was the “development, support and mentoring of aspiring young musicians”. Although in past seasons we have always encouraged young musicians, this season’s project extended and formalised those early initiatives and took them to new levels. We were able to provide a number of exceptionally talented young musicians with a performance platform in front of a supportive and appreciative audience; we also promoted the musicians on our newly developed website with its associated links and access to social media. It was particularly encouraging this season that the performances given by our young musicians were of an extremely high and professional-level standard.

Our last recital was given by outstanding young harpist Oliver Wass on 24th May at the Churchill Room in Wanstead Library. Not only did Oliver play to us (with works ranging from Bach to Britten) but also demonstrated the harp, provided the audience with the history and development of the instrument, the way it is constucted and tuned and many other facts about the harp that most of us were simply not aware of! On the evening Oliver gave the world premiere of his harp transcription of ‘Friar Lawrence’ from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. He ended his recital with Wilhelm Posse’s The Carnival of Venice – a well-known and delightful piece for harp. This was a truly informative, educational and entertaining evening and a very appropriate way to round off Redbridge Music Society’s 2015-16 season.

Oliver will be making his Wigmore Hall debut in November 2016. Book your tickets early!