Ash Patil writes...

Dear Music Lovers

As 2022 comes to an end, we take the positive out of this year and should be pleased that we are beginning to see the end of COVID-19 Pandemic.

We were, as you know, able to put together 5 evening/afternoon and 4 lunchtime concerts during this year including the one (Purcell School Students - lunchtime Christmas Concert) planned for next week. I continue to appeal to all of you, Patrons, Members and Friends to attend as many if not all of the concerts in the new year. Please do pass the word amongst your friends and relatives in the social circle.

As you are certainly aware, TRMS does put on musicians of exceptional calibre and of international reputation and we will continue to do so. In doing this, our aim is not to be a profit-making but for us even to break-even is perfectly satisfactory. However, to put on high profile, high quality concerts does sometimes mean that we take a loss as my fellow trustees and I are reluctant to increase the ticket prices from their current levels. This has sadly occurred more times than we would like putting the sustained future for our music society over the coming years at serious risk.

The only other way to break this deadlock is to increase awareness locally and in adjacent geographies through better, more co-ordinated and newer ways of Marketing Communications. You will be pleased to know that we are trying all the known available means and our Marketing Co-ordinator - David Budge and Membership Secretary - Mick Currey are doing everything in their power to achieve this. In the minimum, therefore, I urge you to attend as many concerts as you can if not all. It is sad to see substantially less number of people than our Patrons'/Members' or the general mailing lists. If we do not increase our audience levels, the future continues to be bleak.

If you have any ideas to expand the reach of publicity of our concerts, please let me know. All suggestions are welcomed. I sincerely hope you are keeping yourselves safe and well during this coming winter months. I look forward to seeing you at all the upcoming concerts and am grateful for all your continued loyalty and support without which we wouldn't have even got this far.

I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Best wishes, Ash

Chairman, TRMS

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TRMS's History
TRMS Concerts
Purcell School (8)
TRMS Past Concerts


Verona Maier (2)
John Donegan Sextet (6)
Maggini Quartet (7)
Purcell School (7)
Organist Samuel Bristow
Symphonia Academica
Moody & Halls Brothers
Roberts & Horton


Purcell School (6)
Galliard Ensemble
Bowes (violin) & Maier (piano)
John Donegan Jazz Sextet
Jayne Walker (violin) & Steven Halls (cello)Duet
Iain Farrington and John Reid piano duet
Jayne Walker Piano Trio


Purcell School (5)
The Maggini String Quartet (6)
John Donegan Jazz Sextet
Hallses & Moody Quartet
Peter Nall Chamber Ensemble
Louise Thompson Harp Recital
John Donegan Jazz Quartet
Purcell School (4)
Ferio Saxophone Quartet


Jayne Walker Piano Trio
Symphonia Academica (2)
Purcell School (3)
Maggini String Quartet (5)
Maggini String Quartet (4)
Gunning Speech on Rubbra's music
Thomas Bowes Violin Solo
Stokes (flute) & Lee (piano)
Butterworth Organ Recital
Julian Trevelyan piano
Purcell School (2)


Purcell School (1)
John Donegan's Jazz Quartet
The Sansara Consort
Maggini (3)
Uday Bhawalkar
What is Dhrupad?
Symphonia Academica
RYMY - 2017
Ashley Fripp
Donegan Jazz Trio
Maggini (2)
Sad news - David Angel's sudden death...
Nall & Ward

By the by
articles by David Budge

recent articles

Gioconda de Vito
tinkling the "ivories"

past articles

Gunning Speech on Rubbra's music
Sound of Music best heard in Watford
Rosa Newmarch - a truly unforgettable woman
Gilbert loved Harefield
Janacek's "fairy tale" visit to Chorleywood

Previous articles

Sir Andrew Davis's journey
Strange link between Delius and Fanny Cradock
Arnold Bax's brief exile in Rickmansworth
Composers on the train to Rickmansworth
Musician's chapel
Sir Henry Wood
Piano Appeal
 The Piano fund donations always welcome