28/01/2012 Help us spread the word: request your Delius anniversary flyers now!

Help us communicate the significance of the Delius anniversary by requesting copies of this A5-sized promotional flyers. Perfect for displaying and distributing at concerts, social gatherings, music groups, choirs, and for anyone involved in music-making or appreciation. Contact: 2012@TheDeliusSociety.org.uk
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27/01/2012 A pioneering new website partnership between The Delius Society and EMI Classics

EMI’s 18-CD box set of Delius’s music is now available. Why not take a look at the dedicated website: ‘Apostle of Nature’ which contains biographical detail as well as audio commentary from Delius authorities and samples of music: http://frederickdelius.com/ Press Release
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09/01/2012 The Delius Society is now on Twitter!

Twitter is a useful worldwide real-time information network which is popular with individuals, societies, charities and businesses alike. Connect to the Delius Society on Twitter and you can follow or take part in the Society’s conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet can be up to 140 […]
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19/10/2011 Incentive to programme works by Delius

As an incentive to programme works by Delius during the anniversary year, Boosey & Hawkes will be offering a 25% discount on orchestral hire fees for (small right) UK performances of Delius’ works, taking place over the course of 2012. This concession will apply to both professional and amateur orchestras alike. Enquiries to: Bevis Hungate, […]
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18/10/2011 Launch of the Delius International Composition Prize

The Delius Society has promoted an annual, conservatoire-based Performance Prize since 2004, which has been highly successful. In addition to this and new for 2012, the 150th anniversary of Delius’s birth, is the launch of an International Composition Prize, open to all composers. Entrants are invited to offer a composition of 10-20 minutes’ duration, scored […]
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28/09/2011 FENBY – The 1984 Radio Programme Re-mastered CD now available to Members

The CD version of this splendid recording is now available exclusively to members. New members will receive a complementary copy of the CD as part of their ‘joining pack’. A limited number of CDs are also available to existing members in return for a modest donation. Lyndon Jenkins provided a background to the recording (previously […]
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21/09/2011 EMI-Delius Website

A very exciting project is the Delius-EMI website, ‘Delius – Apostle of Nature’ due to be launched in October, ahead of the launch of an 18xCD set of Delius recordings. This is very much on target and is being driven along by the wonderfully efficient Jon Tolansky (who will be talking to the Society about […]
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19/09/2011 Sir George Shearing – an obituary

A tribute to the Delius Society member and distinguished composer and performer The son of a coalman father and railway carriage cleaner mum, George was the youngest of nine children. Blind from birth, he was born on 13th August 1919, in a rundown area of Battersea, south-west London, where life was tough for his parents […]
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