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The Music Appreciation Group

Leader:  Lesley Thomas - musicapp@ashbyu3a.co.uk - 01530 588740

Future programme

Wed 1st May10:00 amLesley's at 75 Leicester Rd, Measham, DE12 7JG
Wed 5th Jun10:00 amTBA
Wed 3rd Jul10:00 amTBA
Wed 7th Aug10:00 amTBA

Wednesday 3rd April

It is with regret that we have to say goodbye, or at least adieu, to four of our members this month. David and Ann have decided to withdraw from U3A and Paul and Tricia are moving away from Ashby. We are sorry to see you all go and thank you all for all you have contributed to the Group especially to David for leading it so well and for so long. We hope to see you all about in the future.

We therefore needed a new leader and so, without too much arm-twisting, Lesley has agreed to take over. Emails to musicapp@ashbyu3a.co.uk will now go to her and her phone number is also on the website. Here is her first report:

"As it would appear that I have volunteered myself as leader of the music group it beholds me to write this news letter, not something that comes easily to me so bear with me.

We were a select group at Sallie's house and we thank her for hosting this month.

Bob started us off with JACKIE from "The Scott Walker Collection" (yet another artist to have departed recently) and continued with an artist few of us had heard before - Camille O'Sullivan and a live performance of LOOK MUMMY from the CD "La Fille Du Cirque"

Mike gave us a different rendition of FROM A DISTANCE by Nanci Griffith followed by LOVE AT THE FIVE AND DIME both from "The Best of Nanci Griffith".

Nev brought the amazing Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong singing, topically, APRIL IN PARIS from "Ella and Friends". He continued with two little known pieces by Harry Nilsson, MR RICHARD'S FAVOURITE SONG and the lullaby LITTLE COWBOY.

Lesley had Don Mclean's CD "American Pie" and played two of the lesser known songs EMPTY CHAIRS and EVERYBODY LOVES ME BABY.

Brenda gave us an older recording of TENDERLY by Sarah Vaughan from "The Jazz Selection Vol 1", and after all those classic songs she woke us all up with Jerry Lee Lewis and GREAT BALLS OF FIRE.

Sallie, from "The Greatest Classical Stars On Earth", played PEER GYNT'S MORNING and followed it with THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE because she had seen one in the week.

We ended with some great tunes from Sir Tom Jones from a CD Nev got free with the daily paper."

Next month's meeting is on 1st May at Lesley's house, 75 Leicester Road, Measham DE12 7JG