Music Society

ALL SOULS’ DAY REQUIEM
Our solemn orchestral Mass for All Souls’ Day will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd November 2017, as usual. This year, because of the conservation work in the church, it will be held at HOLY TRINITY, PRINCE CONSORT ROAD, SW7 2BA. Holy Trinity is just behind the Albert Hall, very near Imperial College. Please be aware that parking nearby is very limited.


The Mary Magdalene Society was founded in 1971
and many of its programmes have shown considerable originality, with a bias towards French music, often including words totally  neglected in this country.
The Society is well known for its annual performances on All Souls’ Day when its choir and orchestra present a French Requiem setting in the liturgical contest of a Solemn Mass. First British performances include Requiems by Desenclos, Inghelbrecht, Ropartx and Tomasi. Notable revivals by the society include the extravagantly dramatic setting by Alfred Bruneau (forgotten since 1896) and the fine and neglected orchestral version of the Requiem by Saint-Saens.

Maurice Durufle conducted the first British performance of his Cum Jubilo Mass at St. Mary Magdalene in 1968 and thereafter the Society was honoured by the interest he showed as its President.

One of the aims of the Society is to encourage young performers and there is a long-standing association with Sussex House School, Chelsea.

The Regent’s Canal runs adjacent to the church and summer canal concerts give an opportunity for enjoying the scenery of London’s hidden waterway, with musical accompaniment.

Presidents
Naji Hakim
Mare-Bernadette Dufourcet Hakim


Musical Director
Nicholas Kaye


Hon. Secretary
James Paget


Hon. Treasurer
Ian Low


Membership
The St. Mary  Magdalene Music Society is dependent upon the support of its members. Please consider joining. Members receive free access to all events except the Narrow Boat Concerts for which they receive a reduction. Patron membership lasts for life. Cheques should be made payable to ‘St Mary Magdalene Music Society’.

Annual Membership: £25 Patron Membership: £75

Enquiries and Subscriptions:

Nicholas Kaye
68 Cadogan Square
London SW1X  0EA
Tel. 020 7584 1741

 

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