News from our secretary

Three items:
a) A reminder of our next meeting on Tuesday April 2nd, at 7.15 pm when David Cookson and his wife Collette Woodhouse will visit us. Collette will demonstrate some aspects of stage makeup including how to transform a young lady to look old. I wonder if she can do it the other way round??!! David will talk about his Company Musical Solutions which produces CDs for performers to learn their part in an opera, much used by amateurs and professionals. And about some original research he has been doing – come and find out what. This evening is aimed at those of us who are audience members as well as those who perform. You may remember David visiting us in December 2017 and his interesting session.

b) When we announced at the March meeting that John Savournin, one of our Vice Presidents, will visit us on Sunday October 13th this year at 2.30 pm I said it had to be confirmed by the Chapel in case they had an event planned for the same afternoon. It has now been confirmed so is a definite date for us: put it in your diary.

c) And our President David Mackie, former assistant MD at D’Oyly Carte and a great Sullivan scholar, will come on Tuesday evening 4th February 2020 to entertain and amuse us with piano playing and talk about his time in D’Oyly Carte, possible interviewed by David Walton, our own Michael Parkinson! Do put that in your diary also. It has also been confirmed by The Cross Street Chapel.