Programme Autumn 2018 - Summer 2019




All events are held at Edinburgh Society of Musicians

3 Belford Road, EH4 3BL (by Dean Bridge)

Admission:  £7 members; £15 non-members, students free on production of student ID.

Student membership of the Society is also free,



Sunday 14th October at 7.30 pm
Paul Dawson Bowling:
Not only a great, but a profoundly good man

Sunday 11th November at 7.30 pm
David Code:
Debussy and Wagner

Sunday 9th December **6.30 to 9.00pm**pm
AGM and Christmas Social including songs from 2016 Stipendiatin winner, Rebecca Godley


Sunday 20th January at 7.30 pm
Ian McLennan:
Götterdämmerung, the beginning of the end of The Ring

Sunday 18th February at 7.30 pm
Dale Bilsland:
The Spear in Parsifal

Sunday 17th March at 7.30 pm
Derek Hughes:
Wagner and the Third Reich

Sunday 14th April at 7.30 pm
Michael Downes:
Elgar’s oratorios as music dramas

Sunday 12th May at 7.30 pm
Robert Dick:
The practicalities of conducting Wagner overtures

Sunday 9th June at 7.30 pm
Michael Fend:
Opus metaphysicum - an empty phrase?


Please click on the link below for a PDF of the full calendar:


Derek Williams
21/6 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JG
Telephone:  0131 2411 804  Mobile:  0785 760 2004


John Anderton
2 Glenlockart Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5RG
Telephone:  0131 447 1645


Peter Stuart
1C Pendreich Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, FK9 4PZ
Telephone:  0178 683 3804

Membership Secretary

Ian McLennan
6 Merchiston Place Edinburgh EH10 4NR
Telephone:  0131 623 2920          

Newsletter Editor

Maureen McLennan
6 Merchiston Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4NR
Telephone:  0131 623 2920  Mobile:  0790 256 3232