Oswestry Recorded Music Society will start its new season with a landmark in its 65 year history. For the first time a composer will present recordings of his own compositions.

Martin Bussey is well known to local audiences as the Musical Director of Cantiones and the Chester Bach Singers, and Director of the Ludlow English Song.

He was choral tutor at Cheethams School of Music having been a Choral Scholar at Kings College Cambridge and studied at the Royal Northern School of Music. His compositions include works reflecting Shropshire’s character.

Martin will present to the Society on October 5th, between 2 and 4pm at the Qube. Visitors will be welcome and are asked to book through Rowanthorn – the proceeds will go to Cantiones to help fund a major concert in 2024.

Oswestry Recorded Music Society meets fortnightly on Thursday afternoons.  At the meeting they welcome a presentation, usually by one of the members, of their choice of recorded music.

Because there is a huge range of the classical repertoire this means that members will often be introduced to works outside their normal range of listening, with an explanation of the origin and notable features of the work or its performers.

Occasionally, the works will be presented with video. If you would like to give them a try, they shall be meeting at Qube, in comfortable surroundings, with a break for tea and a chat, from the 5th October, between 2pm and 4pm.

If you decide to join them, they will eventually ask for a subscription, which at present is £30 a year. For more information, ring the Secretary, David Ward, on 01691 682485. Or go to their website https://oswestryconnects.org/organisation/oswestry-recorded-music-society/

Pictured: Martin Bussey.