Royal Marines Band Concert
On Thursday 17th November 2016 the Royal Marines Band gave a concert at HMS Raleigh, and PMA were their designated charity. We were pleased to be able to run a raffle and a bucket collection and with an audience of around 400 people this has provided valuable funds to help us run our Tuition Projects. Many thanks to Major Jason Burcham, Director of Music RM Band Plymouth.
The concert, conducted by Major Richard Long, included a wide range of music - popular standards, American song book, classical and hymns, and was much appreciated by the audience. Click photo to enlarge.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra joins PMA
We are delighted that, following its successful concert in Plymouth Guildhall, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has decided to become a member of the PMA and benefit from the promotion that we offer. On 24 March 2017 they will be performing Beethoven, Mozart (Clarinet Concerto) and Sibelius in the Guildhall with clarinettist and previous BBC Young Musician of the Year Emma Johnson.
PMA Member Organisations organise and stage most of the musical events in the Plymouth area, and all these are listed in the PMA Concert Diary and online in the Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary website which includes the latest information on the Accord's and most other concerts in Plymouth and surrounding area. This site also provides a general resource for music-lovers, with links to music websites and organisations. See What's On This Month ..... Next Month.
The PMA also stages a limited number of its own concerts, mostly organised by Clive Jenkins or by Jeanie Moore.
Wednesday 1st March 2017 at 1pm
Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth
Jeanie Moore MVO - 23rd International Concert Series
Mike Hatchard & Heather Rees - Keyboard and Dance
Previous Event - 23rd International Concert Series
Gala Christmas Concert
Chamber Ensemble of London
At the Duke of Cornwall Hotel on Sunday 4th December, the Chamber Ensemble of London, directed by Peter Fisher (violin) entertained a full house with a delightful mixture of new and old music.
The twelve strong orchestra played pieces from Bach, Vivaldi and Corelli through Handel, Mendelssohn and Schubert to John Ireland and our own Clive Jenkins. Clive also introduced his own arrangement of Schumann's "Knecht Ruprecht" - a companion of Saint Nicholas as described in the folklore of Germany and very much a bogey-man figure to children.
Many of the other pieces were arranged by violist Levine Andrade, including the finale: Jingle Bells by James Pierpont.
Peter Fisher presented Jeanie Moore with a festive bouquet in thanks for her work arranging the concert, and Jeanie thanked Peter and also sponsors Gard & Co. and Walter C Parson.
Music / Chorus Director Required
The Pilgrimaires, a long established Plymouth based barbershop chorus are looking for a person with the musical knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to become our director from 1st June 2016. If you like a challenge and would like to know more have a look on our website www.pilgrimaires.org.uk or the plymouth barbershop chorus facebook.
For more information about this position call 01752 330132 or 07749757927.
The South Devon Decorative and Fine Arts Society has provided support and sponsorship for some of the PMA's activities.
There is likely to be a considerable overlap of interests between its members and ours, and indeed they have run buses from Plymouth to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concerts in Exeter.
We are pleased to provide a link to the SDDFAS Website