East Anglian Branch
The East Anglian branch was relaunched in 2011 and now meets in Bury St Edmunds, a location centrally located within East Anglia and with good transport links. The branch meets on Saturday afternoons approximately once a month, with summer and winter breaks. Each informal meeting is based around a talk by a visiting speaker. Meetings are open to all, and admission is free. Guests and non-members are most welcome, although they may not vote at the AGM.
Unless otherwise stated, meetings are held in the Lecture Room, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1LS. Enter through the main entrance on Angel Hill, and the Lecture Room can be found up the stairs leading off the cloister.
The closest medium-term car park is at Shire Hall, off Schoolhall Street, open to the public on Saturdays, from which there is a footpath directly to the Cathedral. Also nearby is the Ram Meadow car park, off Mustow Street. There are Blue Badge spaces on Angel Hill in front of the Cathedral, where parking is, however, limited to two hours. Bury St Edmunds railway station is three-quarters of a mile to the north.
If possible, please contact the Branch Secretary in advance to conﬁrm attendance.
BRANCH PROGRAMME 2012–2013
Saturday 29 September 2012, 2.30 p.m.
Sir Colin Davis: his career and art
Richard Alston (biographer of Sir Colin Davis)
Saturday 3 November 2012, 2.30 p.m.
Elgar and his daughter, Carice
Martin & Jane Bird (editor, Elgar Society Journal)
Saturday 1 December 2012, 2.30 p.m.
Elgar’s musical influences
Derek Greasley (Elgar Society, East Anglian Branch)
Saturday 2 March 2013, 2.30 p.m.
Conducting Elgar’s oratorios
Leslie Olive (founder, Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra)
Preceded by Branch A.G.M. at 2.00
Saturday 6 April 2013, 2.30 p.m.
Stuart Freed (Vice-Chairman, The Elgar Society)
Saturday 4 May 2013, 2.30 p.m.
W. H. (‘Billy’) Reed
Paul Bassett (Chairman, Elgar Society, Scottish Branch)
Saturday 1 June 2013, 2.30 p.m.
Elgar and the Organ
Christopher Moore (St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich)
(including a performance of Elgar’s Organ Sonata No. 1 on the 2010 Harrison & Harrison organ in St Edmundsbury Cathedral)
Saturday 6 July 2013, 2.30 p.m.
Prof. Julian Rushton (former editor, Elgar Society Journal)
Click on the coloured markers for information about each location.
Blue: Railway station
Red: Suggested car parks
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