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'A membership organisation, based in the UK and registered as an official Charity. Its members are drawn from across the globe. The Society was founded in 1977 by the late John White and others, with the object of promoting the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the life and work of the French composer and pianist Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888). The Society supports regular recitals of Alkan’s music, produces publications (including our regular Bulletins) as well as providing the definitive source of information on Alkan’s life and works.'

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'Founded in 1952, the Berlioz Society exists to promote awareness of the music, writings and life of the great French composer Hector Berlioz ... Our activities include at least two meetings a year in London. We also organise or inform members of visits to places associated with Berlioz, events and performances of his work ... The main event of each year is a themed weekend—usually in November. This includes talks on subjects such as Berlioz's work and personality, the time and society in which he lived and the attitudes of his contemporaries—as well as recorded performances of his work, and a dinner with a guest speaker.'

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'The London Branch meets six or seven times between September and March ... The meetings take the form of talks, interviews, recitals and film shows. Delius is the usual theme, whether the subject be his music or his life and times, but one event per year is usually devoted to another composer or musician, generally one of his contemporaries. Joint meetings/events with Reciprocal Member Societies are becoming increasingly popular. These weekday evening meetings usually begin at 7.15 pm and last until 9.30 pm, with a break for coffee and biscuits. Members are welcome to join the speaker for supper afterwards.'

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Occasional lectures and talks, various days and times.

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'Runs a lively series of events as part of its ongoing education programme, including family events, lecture-recitals, live music and special events. The Museum also puts on changing exhibitions allowing a fuller exploration of Handel and the Brook Street house.'

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Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) is regarded as one of the greatest composers of English art-song of the twentieth century and one of the most significant poets of the First World War. His Collected Poems were published in 1982, edited by P. J.Kavanagh and many of his poems are included in anthologies, including the Oxford Book of English Verse ... The Ivor Gurney Society was founded in 1995 to promote interest and scholarship in and around the life and work of the Gloucester composer-poet ... The Ivor Gurney Trust’s primary role is to advise and support those involved in research of the life and works of Ivor Gurney. In this regard, the Trust can authorise the use of archival materials held in the Ivor Gurney Collection at the Gloucestershire Archives for the purpose of academic research, publication and performance.’

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'The core of the Society's activities is found in regular meetings, talks, study days, concerts and master classes held in Central London, for which a modest charge is made.'

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'Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from September to May.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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Occasional talks - usually held either in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

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