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Welcome to Wigan Music Society - 79th Season 2019/20

About the Society

Wigan Music Society exists to present concerts of live music by both mature and young artists, enabling audiences to enjoy professionally performed recitals, both vocal and instrumental, in a friendly atmosphere.

Wigan Music Society was founded in 1941 so 2016 marked its 75th anniversary and 76th season .


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      Our next concert of the 2019/20 season will feature :

       The LARISA PIANO TRIO

on Saturday 21st March 2020 at 7.30pm at Trinity United Reformed Church.

Come along and enjoy the evening.

The benefits of listening to Live Music have been highlighted in the

Arts Council England, ‘Taking Part’ survey 2012

read the article below:

Music and Wellbeing . . .

Loneliness and Social Isolation There are currently more than 10 million people over 65, and this number is predicted to double by 2050. A study of loneliness in older Britons published in 2012 found that more than a fifth felt lonely all the time, and a quarter became more lonely over five years.

For older people, there is evidence to suggest that the risk of Alzheimer’s disease more than doubles for those experiencing loneliness (Wilson et al, 2007), although more research is needed in this area. Research has also shown that older people who are lonely are more likely to visit their GP and use more medication (Cohen, 2006), and more likely to enter residential care earlier (Russell et al, 1997).

Loneliness can be twice as unhealthy as obesity, according to researchers who found that feelings of isolation can have a devastating impact on older people. Compared with the average person in the study, those who reported being lonely had a 14% greater risk of dying.

Music has more universal appeal than any other art form or group activity, and will therefore be able to draw people together better than other activities. 79% of adults listen to recorded music regularly, and 29.7% of adults attend live music events. It is the most popular artistic activity across all ranges, including 65-75 year olds, and those over 75.

Arts Council England, ‘Taking Part’ survey 2012

The Larisa Piano Trio are an award-winning chamber group formed in 2016 at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester. Holders of the prestigious Christopher Rowland Chamber Music Ensemble of the Year Award as well as the RNCM Weil Prize, they have had many competitive successes.

The trio were recently invited to play in Wigmore Hall in a masterclass with György Pauk. They were also invited to perform in the 2019 Joseph Haydn: Innovation and Inspiration Chamber Music Festival and upcoming Leeds International Festival.

The trio are passionate about new music, having worked with Michael Finnissy on a new Piano Trio dedicated to the ensemble as well as performing regularly for the Norfolk Composers Group.

They are very grateful to have received tutelage from Levon Chilingirian, Donald Grant, Johannes Meissl and Petr Prause amongst others.

Their programme is a follows:

Haydn Piano Trio in C major No.43

Debussy Piano Trio In G Major

Interval

Brahms Piano Trio No.1 in B major

LARISA PIANO TRIO

THIS CONCERT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON Saturday 23 May

THIS CONCERT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON Saturday 23 May

Tickets at the door:  Members £10, Visitors £12 and Students £3

See also Facebook Page @WiganMusicSociety

“Breaking News”

WIGAN MUSIC SOCIETY

We are sorry that the concert scheduled for the 9th May, Trio Volant,  has been put back to Saturday 23rd May due to personal circumstances relating to the Trio members.


The committee have reluctantly decided to cancel the concert on Saturday 21 March in the light of the government's Coronavirus announcement on 16 March.  Many of the audience are over seventy and the decision has been taken in order to safeguard health.


The committee have reluctantly decided to cancel the concert on Saturday 21 March in the light of the government's Coronavirus announcement on 16 March.  Many of the audience are over seventy and the decision has been taken in order to safeguard health.