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 performed 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.
Sunday 14th May 2017 at 3pm
Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth
Jeanie Moore MVO - 24th International Concert Series
Peter Fisher - violin and Peter Adams - cello
Previous Event - 24th International Concert Series
Craig Ogden: Classical Guitar Recital
At the Duke of Cornwall Hotel on Sunday 2nd April, Jeanie Moore presented a favourite of Plymouth audiences: classical guitarist Craig Ogden.
Craig's well-balanced programme ranged from Dowland, Bach and Guiliani to Lennon & McCartney and Gavin Ryan (Royal College of Music).
With interesting and cautionary anecdotes, and an encore of Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Tárrega, the concert was all too soon over.
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