NEW LONDON MUSIC SOCIETY and WYCOMBE MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL
The New London Music Society (NLMS) was founded in 1981 by Terence Lovett and held its first residential music course at Wycombe Abbey School (High Wycombe) in 1982. NLMS also established a choir and orchestra which gave regular concerts in London and the Home Counties. Following the death of the Founder early in 1993, the Society was pleased to welcome Philip Meaden as Director. In 1999 the Summer School moved Queenswood School near Hatfield in Hertfordshire, and in 2002 reverted to its original name. In 2019, the school moved to a new venue, Downe House School, near Newbury in Berkshire.
The society also runs a string quartet weekend in the Leeds area, usually at Easter time.
The society is grateful for the continued support of its President, The Earl Howe.
COMMITTEE and ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
- Chair of Trustees: Philip Meaden
- Summer School Director: to be announced
- Secretary: Tessa Crilly
- Administrator / Treasurer: Suzanne Meaden
- Members’ Representatives: Lorraine Collins, Jacob Ashworth, Euan McCandless
- Librarian: Janice Twiselton
- Registered Nurse: Arlene Brown
- Honorary Member: Spencer Freeman MBE
Administrator: Suzanne Meaden
Photographs: Steve Walker
CONSTITUTION and POLICIES
The New London Music Society is in the process of becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and its assets will shortly be transferred to a new organisation named ‘New London Music Association’ – Charity number 1179200. This transfer, agreed at the 2018 NLMS Annual General Meeting, puts the society on a modern footing, with an up-to-date constitution drafted in accordance with Charity Commission guidelines for CIOs; it will have no impact on attendance at, or the running of, the society’s offerings such as the Summer School described on this website. As ‘NLMS’ has become a well-known brand name, we intend to retain it for the foreseeable future.