The South West region stretches from Bristol to Bournemouth and West to Lands End so to make the lunches more accessible to the whole region there is now an Autumn Reunion Lunch near Launceston for those living in Cornwall and Devon, and a Spring Lunch at Ilminster that covers OCs from the whole of the South West. We will shortly publish the menu for the March lunch as your selection will need to be pre-ordered.
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor Vivaldi: Flute Concerto 'The Goldfinch' J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 Kevin Weaver (violin) Andrew Thomas (flute) Philip Scriven (harpsichord) with the MERRIMAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The 'concerto' is a musical form in which an individual or small group of soloists is highlighted within a larger ensemble. It was a child of the Baroque period in musical history and yielded some of its greatest gems, paving the way for the mighty Classical and Romantic concertos to come. In this informal lecture recital, Kevin Weaver (Head of Strings), Andrew Thomas (Head of Woodwind) and Philip Scriven (Organist in Residence) perform three jewels of the Baroque concerto by two of its greatest composers. Marcus Pashley, Director of Music, also takes a look 'under the bonnet' of these concertos, exploring how they came to be written and what to listen out for in the delightful world of Baroque instrumental music. Tickets: £12 (£9 concessions). Tickets on sale now.
In the events throughout the year, Cranleigh musicians compete in the instrumental and vocal categories of the Helen Wareham and Prep School House Music Competitions. This special concert features the winning performances. Audiences at this annual event are always stunned by the extremely high standards of musicianship on display. Now it's time once again to congratulate and celebrate the success of this year's winners in an evening of high quality music-making from these highly talented youngsters. Ticket price includes champagne and canapes after the concert. (Parents of pupils invited to perform receive two complimentary tickets.) Please note: this is a black tie event. Tickets: £13 (£10 concessions). Tickets on sale now.
CRANLEIGH PREP SCHOOL CONCERT SERIES FREE teatime concerts suitable for younger audiences Join Marcus Pashley in his time travelling Tardis to follow the fascinating progress of musical history through the 'stars' from the Renaissance via Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods through to the modern day, hearing pieces of music that show the changes in the way composers have experiemented with sound. A lighthearted, fascinating and fun event illustrated with performances by Cranleigh Music staff and pupils from Cranleigh School.
Rob Pile, 1 Brassington Gardens, Withington, Cheltenham GL54 4DG
01242 890571 (h) 07976 257010 (m)
The Old Cranleighan Rifle Club is open to members of the OC Society who, in turn are former pupils or former members of Common Room at Cranleigh School. In its present form, the Club was founded in April 1937 and, apart from the years of the Second World War, has remained active ever since.
We are actively seeking new members to join the Club for the 2017 season. Whether you shot with the CCF when you were at the School, or maybe tried shooting while at University, or even if you’ve never shot before, you’ll be made very welcome (and no doubt bought a drink in the SRA bar after the shoot). Rifle shooting is also one of the very few (competitive) sports where men and women compete on completely equal terms. We can provide all necessary coaching and equipment for the beginner, and can advise what kit you might want to consider buying first if you decide that this is a sport you want to take further. If this sounds of interest then please contact Rob Pile via email (email@example.com) or on 07976 257010.
Despite the “closed” nature of its catchment constituency, the Club is an entirely properly regulated rifle club within the terms that prevail in the United Kingdom: it has Home Office approval and is affiliated to The National Rifle Association, the governing body for the shooting discipline it mainly pursues. It is also affiliated to the Surrey Rifle Association at Bisley Camp which it uses as its headquarters.
Very predominately, the type of shooting involved makes use of weapons to NRA Target Rifle specification with 7.62 mm calibre ammunition and at ranges from 300 yards to 1000 yards. This all takes place at the NRA Ranges at Bisley Camp. Sometimes we challenge the School Smallbore (.22″ cal.) Team at Cranleigh. The Shooting Committee arranges a programme of fixtures for the summer season each year. The events include a mix of practice shoots, team matches and individual competitions and, in accordance with the basis of the Club’s foundation, an entry for at least one team in the Schools Veterans Competition in the NRA Imperial Meeting. The Club may also be invited to take part in events organised by the Surrey Rifle Association. The Club encourages members to take part in other competitions open to them, particularly the NRA Imperial Meeting.
Alex Blundell Jones, Garden Cottage, 92 The Street, Guildford GU3 1AU
07872 178244 (m)
The OC Media Society was established in 2010 with the aim of creating a platform that will aid OCs in the highly competitive media industry. In 2013 the name was changed to become the OC TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) Society.
The key objectives of the society are to create an environment that will facilitate networking opportunities between members in an informal environment and also provide opportunities for recent graduates interested in a career in the media to meet experienced media professionals. As the media industry continues to rapidly evolve, the society is open to professionals of all media platforms, be it digital media, television, film, advertising, radio or the printed word.
The society hosts regular events roughly 1-2 times a year which will involve talks from influential OC’s working in the media and opportunities for all members to mix and network.
The success of the society inevitably depends on the effort and ideas that the members are willing put in to the society, and as a result, the society has a burgeoning online community on LinkedIn, which provides good opportunities for members to get in contact with other OC’s. This group page is also a very useful opportunity for members to post job and internship opportunities. The group can be found at http://linkd.in/ocmedia.
If you are interested in joining the society, please get in contact with Alex Blundell, Duncan Miller or James Washer at firstname.lastname@example.org.