Recorded Vocal Art Society


established in 1953 for lovers of opera and song

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Meetings begin at 7.00pm and close around 9.00 pm

Programme for 2017/18 season

Please note that the meetings for the new season at the RVAS will change to Wednesdays in the Forum (top floor).


Sep 6

Ballads, songs and snatches and a dreamy lullaby

Alan Bilgora

Sep 20

Famous in their time

Robert Bunyard

Oct 4

Music for a while

Michael Letchford

Oct 18

His Master's Voice

Anando Mukerjee

Nov 8      

Late discoveries

Earl Okin

Nov 22   

Sir Henry's seventeen

Andrew Marsden

Dec 6

Speaking for myself

Ian Partridge

Dec 20

The 10-inch LP

John T. Hughes


Jan 10

A pocketful of British tenors

Malcolm Walker

Jan 24

Gavazzeni and his prima donnas

David Patmore

Feb 7

Some 78s I had almost forgotten

Paul Campion

Feb 21


John Allison

Mar 7


Kadir Hussein

Mar 21

Mathilde Marchesi and her pupils 

Roger Neill

Apr 4

Second tour: around the USSR in twenty discs

Paul Lewis

Apr 18

The journey of a record collector

Philip Bretherton

May 9

More discoveries

Richard Copeman

May 23

AGM, followed by Members’ evening

June  6

 Small character, big performance

David Farbey

June 20

My desert island discs

Stephen Beardsley

July 4

Wagner singers without Wagner

Bill Russell

July 18

Tears and laughter

Peter van der Waal

Meetings begin at 7.00 p.m. and normally close at 9.00 p.m.

There is a 20 minute interval for refreshments at 8pm