Three Rivers Music Society
The Three Rivers Music Society (popularly known as TRMS), a registered charity, was established in 1975 with the aim to promote music in all its aspects by organising concerts and recitals not only by established, talented performers but also aspiring youngsters.
This has been done primarily through an annual programme of around six evening and about four lunchtime chamber concerts at local venues. There was also a friends' social evening each year, with musical entertainment provided. TRMS will endeavour to continue this tradition.
As we approach the end of the 2016 season, the present Committee of the TRMS has made way for new members and a number of people have got together to build a sustainable future. The new committee structure was approved at the Special General Meeting of the Society held on Tuesday, 14th June 2016 at
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Three Rivers DC, Northway Rickmansworth WD3 1RL
Following officers were elected
- Chairman: Ash Patil
- Treasurer: Irvin Needle
- Secretary: Denise Wellham
- Programme Director: Steven Halls
- Membership Secretary: Michael Currey
David Budge, David Clark, and John Donegan were also elected to the committee.
It is our intention to extend the current scope without diluting its thrust of Western Classical music to also include
- Popular music - all time greats
- Folk music
- Indian classical
The Society will encourage and provide opportunities for aspiring young student musicians to perform through afternoon concerts so as to help them build their confidence to perform in front of large audiences. These will be generally held in weekday afternoons. In addition, the Society will organise the main concerts with the professional performing musicians and groups/string quartets. These concerts will be mostly in Friday evenings.go to start
Format and venue
It is the Society's aim to organise a combination of a number of afternoon and evening concerts planned each quarter from July 2016 to June 2017.
The concerts will be held mainly at the Rickmansworth Baptist Church where the Society has provided a purpose built stage for the performers, quartets, Chamber orchestra or jazz musicians. TRMS is also considering an alternative additional venue in Chorleywood to encourage and accommodate new members and friends from Chorleywood, The Chalfonts, Amersham, Sarratt, Chipperfield and other nearby areas. TRMS is particularly pleased to inform the acquisition of a 6 foot Schiedmayer grand piano for performers' use on a long term free loan. This piano will be permanently housed in the Rickmansworth Baptist Church.
Rickmansworth Baptist Church
Interval refreshments will be organised. It is also our intention to provide a Free Concert Programme and to have, where possible, a Free Pre-Concert Talk by the performers.go to start
Enhancing the appeal
TRMS is grateful to its current loyal local membership but for the Society to flourish, we need to promote a wider musical spectrum and to extend our reach well beyond Rickmansworth and its environs. It is also essential to create an environment where younger people feel welcome - not only at concerts but also to participate in the running of the Society. It is our intention to come up with innovative ideas in order to do this so as to have incentivised membership benefits, attractive advance booking concessions and free entry to school students and those under the age of 25 or even consider accommodating mothers with their toddlers.go to start
Communications and Social Media
The Society hopes to keep abreast of the modern technology and to have minute to minute dynamic presence on the social media circuit such as Facebook and Twitter.
|The next planned concert with the Maggini Quartet on 7th October at the Rickmansworth Baptist Church is already on FaceBook, Twitter and EventBrite (to book the tickets online).|
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Support to the
Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year Competition
The Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year, RYMY, an annual competition is jointly run and promoted by the Rotary Club of Rickmansworth and TRMS. The annual competition takes place with preliminary rounds in May and a concert in July. The current TRMS plan is to continue to support the RYMY in 2017. The RYMY Committee welcomes any new people to join in order to maintain its high standards and encourage aspiring youngsters to participate in what is a vibrant competition and an important event in Rickmansworth's musical calendar.go to start