University of the Third Age in Brent

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Desert island discs group of Brent u3a

To enrol in any Brent u3a learning/interest group, you should become a member of Brent u3a. See the 'membership' link.

All Tastes in Music

Bring your CD or vinyl, choose a favourite track, say why you like it, listen and discuss.

Last Tuesday afternoons of the month in Willesden Green (near the tube station).

Meetings: 2.30 - 4 pm

Contact Helen on 020 8965 1497.

Helen writes: 'Desert Island Discs has proved to be a great way to share your favourite music with other u3a members. It's a free concert sitting in comfortable chairs! and includes tea and biscuits. And the sky's the limit when it comes to taste - we have everything from pop, rock, folk music, jazz , high classical and opera. We usually meet from 2.30-4.30 pm on the last Tuesday afternoon of the month in a member's home in Willesden Green. You are invited to bring up to two CD's to play and discuss at each meeting. We normally have two 'rounds' per session, so you need to pick out a favourite track on each CD. We have a maximum listening slot of five minutes for each piece time, so as to leave time for discussion.'

New Year's Eve party 31 December 2019

Many thanks to Sylvia for hosting this event which we all enjoyed as well as the champagne and delicious food. New Year's Eve party 31 December 2019 New Year's Eve party 31 December 2019 New Year's Eve party 31 December 2019
The music we listened to on New Year's Eve is a fair sample of the fantastic range we cover in this group:
1.'Love Overdue' Gregory Isaacs (Reggae)
2.'Sabre Dance' Katchachurian arr. James Galway Flute.(classical)
3.'Mercy mercy' Cannonball Adderley. (Jazz)
4.'The spell of Creation' Judith Cloud, Psallite female choir.
5.The Parting Glass' Sandy Easton , (trad. Scottish/Irish)
6.'God only knows' Beach Boys (pop)
7.'She'Koyokh' - Odessa Bulgar - (Klezmer Band)
8.'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' - Tokens - (pop)
9.'Touch me in the morning' Diana Ross (pop)
10.'Sleigh Ride' Offenbach (classical)
11.Jazz Suite No 1, Shostakovitch, (orchestral)
12.'Soberana Maria' Psallite (modern classical)
13.'The March of the Scaffold' Berlioz (classical)
14.'Breaking up is hard to do' Neil Sedaka (pop)