Somerset - Calling the Shots and AGM
Wednesday 12 April 2023, 12.30pm to 3.45pm BST
Alan was brought up in Bath, where he started a youth orchestra while still in his teens. He read Music at Cambridge (Jesus College). After four years of teaching music in Belfast, he joined BBC Belfast as a radio producer with responsibility for the BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra. Later he moved to television production of music with the BBC in London. Having taken early retirement from the BBC he became a freelance conductor, working largely in eastern Europe. He recently attracted a lot of attention following his discovery in the Cambridge University Library of Vaughan Williams’ doctoral exercise, which he edited, conducted and recorded. A Cambridge Mass is one of several Vaughan Williams pieces he has recorded for Albion Records.
12.30 arrive at Monks Yard
1.00 Lunch in the ‘My Events Room’
Monks Yard (TA19 9PY) is a short distance from the Southfields roundabout where the A 358 crosses the A303. Arriving from the Taunton direction, take the fourth exit. From the A303 east it is the third exit, from the A303 west the first exit, and from Ilminster the second exit. The exit is a continuation of the A358, signed to Chard.
From the roundabout, pass on your right a service station and a nursing home. Then take the next right - there are brown signs to Monks Yard. Shortly turn left into the car park (free parking). From the car park walk through the double glass doors to Reception. Our room is up one flight of stairs from Reception. There is also a lift. Toilet facilities are at hand.