The Club’s AGM was held at St Edmund’s Hall, Malvern, on 7 July 2016, attended by about 50 people. After Officers’ report had been read and accepted, elections were held. The Chairman, Joseph Brand, retired, and was elected as a Vice President of the Club. His successor as Chairman, John Gregory, thanked Joe for his many years of service to the Club as Chairman and before that as a committee member. We are delighted that Joe will continue as a music consultant to the committee, and in particular that he will continue to write the programme notes for the concerts. He will however give up the tasks of page-turner for pianists and of running the biennial second hand CD sales – volunteers for these roles welcome!
Other officers and committee members remained unchanged, except that Janet Hay*, already co-opted, was formally elected as a committee member.
After the business of the meeting, the Club was treated to an electrifying performance by Tyler Hay*, piano. Only just graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, among other awards Tyler won the keyboard prize at the Royal Overs-Seas League music competition 2016. For us he performed works by Haydn, Liszt and Rachmaninov.
* No relation!