Music Appreciation Group

The Music Appreciation Group meet once a month in church where a varied selection of music is listened to and mutually enjoyed.  We begin at 7:30pm on the third Friday of each month and there is a donation of £2 each month.


Handel’s “Did you not hear my lady” by Aled Jones was  a “classic” start to the Music Appreciation Group’s meeting on 18th August, based on an “H” theme.

The programme then proceeded with the following – “How about you?” – Frank Sinatra, “Here comes my baby” – The Mavericks, “Hello again” – Neil Diamond, “Heavenly” – Hayley Westenra, in commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of  Elvis, his rendition of “How great Thou art” accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Sandra -see you were not forgotten), “Highland Cathedral” – Peter Morrison “Send me the pillow that you dream on” – Hank Locklin, “Dance the night away” – Engelbert Humperdinck, “Whiter shade of pale” – Procul Harum”, “Happy place” – Katie Melua, “Hernando’s hide-away” – The Johnston Brothers, “Hello Mary Lou” – Queen, “Hyme A L’Amour” – If you love me, really love me” – Edith Piaf, “Halfway to paradise” – Billy Fury, “Hold me close” – David Essex, “Harmonious blacksmith” – Maria Pires, “He’s a tramp” – Peggy Lee, “Holding back the years” – Pan Pipes, “Help me Ronda” – The Beach Boys, “Heal the world” – Aled Jones, “Happy Hawaii” – Abba, “Hallelujah” – Andre Rieu and his orchestra, “I have a dream” – West Life, “The last waltz” – Engelbert Humperdinck, “Take good care of her” – Daniel O’Donnell, “House of the Rising Sun” – The Animals, “Hold me in your arms” – Doris Day, “Hound Dog” – Little Richard, “Hymn before action – The Armed Man” – The National Youth Choir of Great Britain with The London Philharmonic Orchestra closing the evening’s choices.

Thanks to Marian for standing in as DJ plus part-time scribe.  Also thanks to Martin who so promptly responded to help with a minor glitch!!

After this varied and packed programme, members and welcome new members are reminded that the group’s next meeting will at 7.30.p.m. on Friday, 15th September in Church when the alphabet trail arrives at “I” themed music.  The usual £2. donation will apply.

PS.  A fond farewell to Christine and Bob with many thanks for allowing this venture to go ahead – even including “rockin’ the rafters” music -though hopefully not to have reached and disturbed the thatch!! Must remember to include some Spanish music in future, keeping you in mind!