Ash Patil writes...

Summer is here….

With the cricket season truly on the way, Wimbledon tennis starting today, the BBC Proms beginning shortly, and with a continuous spell of day after day of "California type" sunshine, the English Summer is definitely here.

Another busy year gone. Hope you enjoyed the 2017/2018 season of concerts at TRMS. My colleagues and I are working hard to plan the new season of musical concerts for the rest of the year.

After a successful concert by the hugely popular Maggini Quartet on 8th June, it is now time for a Summer Pause.This concert featured Haydn's Quartet in B flat op.55 no.3; Edmund Rubbra's Quartet No.3 (1963) and Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet.

Edmund Rubbra (1901 - 1986) who lived in Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire is a slightly undervalued composer in spite of the innovation and originality in his music. TRMS was fortunate to have a student of Rubbra, a distinguished contemporary composer himself (including some famous iconic music pieces such as the theme music to Hercule Poirot to his credit) and also a local resident - Christopher Gunning - in the audience and he was kind enough to say a few words about Rubbra's music before the concert.

Adrian Yardley, Rubbra's son attending was an added bonus for this concert.

Maggini String Quartet returns on Friday, 28th September to open the new 2018/2019 season with Haydn string quartet in A, Vaughn Williams string quartet in G minor and Mendelssohn quartet in E. On Wednesday, 10th October, Purcell School students will return for their solo recitals on various instruments and on Wednesday, 21st November, Syphonia Academica with Peter Bussearau come back to perform Arthur Bliss Oboe Quintet op. 21 and Benjamin Britten Phantasy quartet for Oboe and strings.

With such ambitious programme of concerts, as always, I sincerely hope that we can count on your continued support and loyalty.

Best wishes for a happy summer


Draft Minutes of the AGM 2017
held on 7th February 2018 at the Baptist Church, Rickmansworth.

Minutes of the AGM 2016
held on 7th December 2016 at the Baptist Church, Rickmansworth.

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Watford MencapNext classical music concert

The Clarendon Muse
Watford Grammar School for Boys
Rickmansworth Road
Watford WD18 7JL
7.30pm Saturday 15 September. 

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