King’s Lynn Music Society talk by Berlioz expert

Lord Aberdare, chairman of the Berlioz Society
Lord Aberdare, chairman of the Berlioz Society
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Lynn Music Society’s next meeting on Wednesday, April 15, will feature an illustrated talk “Berlioz in England” by Lord Aberdare who is chairman of the Berlioz Society.

Following a career in business and consulting, Alastair Aberdare has, since 2009, been one of the 92 elected hereditary peers in the House of Lords, where he sits as an Independent.

Alastair discovered Berlioz in 1967, and has been a passionate admirer of the composer and his works ever since.  

The Musical Madhouse, Alastair’s English translation of Berlioz’s book Les Grotesques de la Musique, was published in 2003, the bicentenary of the composer’s birth.

He now gives regular talks on Berlioz, as well as writing concert reviews for the Berlioz Society Bulletin.

He and his wife Libby have a grown-up son (Hector) and daughter and two grandchildren, and have homes in London and Wales.  

Alastair has not so far discovered any clear links between his two great passions, Wales and Berlioz!

This meeting at Lynn Town Hall starts at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

Admission is free to members, under 18s, students in full time education and those with membership affiliated to FRMS; visitors are welcome, £8.50 at the door.  Meetings conclude at 9pm.