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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 2. 1964.

Recorded Music

Recorded Music

On the last Wednesday of every month, at 8 p.m., the Wellington Recorded Music Society holds its meeting in I the English Speaking Union Rooms (in Nathans Buildings, Grey St., opp. the G.P.O.).

The society has been in existence tor ten years now and affords an excellent opportunity for the collector of classical records to meet others with similar interests.

The records played at the concert are usually grouped around some theme and include not only the latest releases but earlier issues of outstanding artistic quality.

Guest speakers are often invited—last year for example, John Hopkins discussed Benjamin Britten's War Requiem" before the members heard the new Decca discs. Similarly Owen Jensen introduced the same composer's "Spring Symphony". James Robertson led the audience through "Cosi Fan Tutte" at another memorable meeting, thus providing an excellent introduction to the New Zealand Opera Company's later stage production.

The programmes are not always selected by the committee however, a concert is often selected by members themselves, who lend the individual discs for playing. The club also issues a very creditable bulletin before each concert which contains not only programme notes but also other items of musical interest. Anyone interested in W.R.M.S.'s activities should write to the secretary (Box 5086) or inquire at the counter of any record shop.