Music, Theatre & Cinema

We have two groups that meet in person — Classical Music Club and Singing for Pleasure — while three other music groups remain active online.

Classical Music Club

Leader: Richard Gold

*The group meets weekly and alternates between opera and non-operatic material. Normally, works will be played complete, with operas usually split over two sessions.

A chance to enjoy complete works and congenial conversation. Each session lasts up to 2 hours. No musical knowledge required — just open ears!

  • When: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm (depending on length of work chosen)
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Location: Finchley Cricket Club, East End Road, N3 2TA (free parking)

Great American Songbook c 1920–60

Leader: Stan Clingman

Music from places where people lived amicably, happily, and in harmony; the American Songbook, the singers, and the great Jazz players. Their stories and their songs.

  • Online using Zoom
  • When: 3.30–5.00 pm Tuesday
  • Frequency: Fortnightly, with occasion extra sessions
  • Open to all

Jazz Appreciation

Leader: Stephen Humphreys

A monthly group that shares its interest in listening to and discussing jazz classics. In addition to meeting monthly on Zoom, Stephen compiles a monthly play list that’s mailed to members to listen to at their leisure.

  • Online using Zoom
  • When: 3.30–5.00 pm Thursday
  • Frequency: Last Thursday of each month

Singing for Pleasure

Leader: Betty Mason
Assisted by pianist Maggie Gruenberg

Singing songs across the music genre, accompanied by a pianist. Sight reading although useful, not essential; just the ability to enjoy singing in a group. Lyrics are provided in advance of each session. No auditions are required.

  • Resuming in person from Monday 27 September
  • When: 5.00–6.00 pm Monday
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Location: Free Church, North Square, NW11 7AA