George Lloyd – His rise, his fall, and the long road back.

Alan Forshaw will give a lecture with plenty of musical examples on the British composer George Lloyd, whose traumatic experiences in the Second World War scarred him for most of the rest of his life.  However, this didn’t stop him composing a significant body of work: 12 symphonies, four piano concerti, three violin concerti, and three operas, plus a body of other work.

We meet in a classically-proportioned Georgian room that provides superb acoustics, good facilities, and convivial surroundings that present the perfect environment for the appreciation of wonderful music.  Our venue is situated in an historic building at the back of St Ann Street.  Access by car or on foot is from Friary Lane through green gates into a large, secure, private car park (where you can park for free). The room opens directly to the car park.

For further details, please call (01722) 330957, or email

14 October 2019 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Access via Friary Lane

Ticket Prices:
We are a membership organisation. Full membership for the year is £20. Guest passes for one evening are £3.

Tickets available from:
Treasurer, (01722) 330957, or on the door.


Event Contact
Ruth Barlow
(01722) 330957



Our well-established recorded music society meets regularly through the year. We are affiliated to the Federation of Recorded Music Societies (President - Julian Lloyd Webber)