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Daniela Rossi plays Vincent Lindsey-Clark

Posted 28-Apr-2021

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Daniela Rossi -" ... a very rare combination of energy, expression and perfect technique" - Leo Brouwer, composer and guitarist.

SCGS member Vincent Lindsey-Clark has rewritten the Folia variations for the 21st century. The world premier of Vincent's The New Folias was streamed live from Clare Hall, Cambridge with Daniela Rossi as the soloist on Saturday 8th May, 2021. The recital was recorded and you can see it at this YouTube link

From the AGM 2021

Posted 01-Apr-2021

Here are the highlights from the Society's record-breaking AGM on 31 March 2021. Record-breaking in the speed with which the business was done, thanks to prior voting on-line.

Committee members were re-elected, but the line-up is different. Stuart Christie retires from the Chairmanship (round of applause for all he's done in that role over the years), but stays on the committee to organise our concert programme. Chris Thompson is our new Chair. Brian Tait combines the roles of Secretary and Membership Secretary. Ian Robinson remains our Treasurer and Denis Gibson stays as Website Editor.

Not on the committee, but making key contributions to the Society, are: Dave Chillingworth who will continue to edit our monthly newsletters and Gill Robinson who will continue to manage the Society's Facebook page.

The AGM approved changes in membership categories and subscriptions staring in 2022. No-one will pay more. See Normal Membership Subscriptions here

We'll meet again

Posted 01-Apr-2021

We're planning to resume Member Meetings in person at St Boniface Church in June. We'll use a bigger room and be socially distanced. Put 30 June, 7:30pm,  in the diary for this much welcome taste of freedom and return to normality. Of course, all depends on the government's Roadmap remaining on track. But let's be hopeful...

In the meantime, April and May meetings will take place via Zoom. See here.

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