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Ash Patil writes...

Dear Music Lovers

With the blink of an eye, it is already start of August in what was the new year of 2022 and the older one gets, the faster it seems to fly past. This was meant to be the beginning of the end of COVID-19.

Anyway it is pleasing to note that the majority of the restrictions of COVID-19 are now relaxed and the everyday life seems to have returned to some degree of normality. We are particularly encouraged to see that the full 2022 TRMS Programme of Concerts so meticulously put together by our Programme Director, Dr Steven Halls is attended by progressively increasing audience numbers. I am appealing to all Patrons, Members and Friends to attend as many if not all of the remaining concerts this year. Please pass the word amongst your friends and relatives in the social circle.

As you have seen over the years, TRMS does put on musicians of exceptional calibre and most times of international repute and we shall continue to do so. In doing this, our aim is not necessarily to be a profit-making organisation and for us to break-even is perfectly satisfactory. However, to put on high profile, high quality concerts does sometimes mean that we take a loss as we are reluctant to increase the ticket prices from their current levels. Repeated occurrences of this cannot be good for the sustained future for our music society. 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. If you have any ideas to expand the reach of publicity of our concerts, please let me know. All suggestions are welcomed.

We have the Magginis to look forward to in the end of next month (Friday, 29 Sept 7.15 pm); they are as you know, TRMS's resident string quartet. This is followed by John Donegan's Jazz Concert with his sextet (Wednesday, 19 October 7.30 pm) and Veronica Maier piano recital (Wednesday, 16 November 3.00 pm -afternoon concert). Finally to close the year, We have the Magginis to look forward to in the end of next month (Friday, 29 Sept 7.15 pm); they are as you know, TRMS's resident string quartet. This is followed by John Donegan's Jazz Concert with his sextet (Wednesday, 19 October 7.30 pm) and Veronica Maier piano recital (Wednesday, 16 November 3.00 pm - afternoon concert). Finally to close the year, we have our ever so popular Purcell School Students coming back for a lunchtime concert just before Christmas (Wednesday, 7 December 1.00 pm). As always, all the details are on the website.

I sincerely hope you are keeping yourselves safe and well in this exceptional spell of dry and hot weather. 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.

Best wishes, Ash

Sincerely
Ash PATIL
Chairman, TRMS
03.01.2022

Minutes of the latest 2021 AGM that took place on Wednesday December 1 at the Baptist Church will be available soon.

Minutes of the last AGM - 2019


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TRMS's History
TRMS Concerts
Maggini Quartet (7)
John Donegan Sextet (6)
Verona Maier (2)
Purcell School (8)
TRMS Past Concerts

2022

Purcell School (7)
Organist Samuel Bristow
Symphonia Academica
Moody & Halls Brothers
Roberts & Horton

2020/21

TRMS AGM 2021
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

2019

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

2018

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)

2017

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
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