Melling Tithebarn Arts Association 2011
The sad news of the death of John Hoople on the 11th January brings to an end an era of association with the Tithebarn. John was the driving force behind the Arts Association for so many years. We have to be grateful to him for his commitment, enthusiasm, and sheer tenacity in building up the Association. He and his wife Marjorie were always a welcoming presence, and Marjorie’s baking was renowned! He was our Honorary President and we will miss him. May he rest in peace.
We continue with our programme of events in John’s memory:
Friday 18th February 7.30p.m.
Travel back in time to the
Edwardian era in this recreation of a typical musical evening from 1912.
The Titanic has recently sunk on her maiden voyage and you are invited
to join the “Great Tottering Music Society” which is hosting
a concert in aid of the Titanic Relief Fund. With the Suffragettes making
their voices heard throughout the land how appropriate, if still a little
daring, to have a female cellist presenting the programme. Musically,
though, this is still very much the age of Gilbert and Sullivan and of
Edward Elgar. The cello is becoming a more popular solo instrument on
the back of such pieces as Saint-Saens’ “The Swan” and
Mendelssohn’s “Song without Words”, as well as Mr. Elgar’s
own “Salut d’Amour”, all of which feature in this nostalgic
and witty musical entertainment recreating a bygone age. Mr. Lunts even
promises a few vocal items from his extensive repertoire of comic songs
from the period.
Friday 18th March 7.30p.m.
This is our AGM and we would like to invite all our members to attend a short meeting followed by some refreshments of cheese and wine. We like to meet you all and renew old acquaintances as well as getting to know new faces. We will follow this meeting with a short entertainment given by Mr. George Barnes. He calls his memoirs “Life after Libraries”, and you will be amused and enlightened by the varied experiences that George has enjoyed.
A reminder that our
website is www.mellingtithebarn.org.uk