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 2018/19 season

Meetings will change to Mondays in the Friendship Centre (basement meeting hall)

Sep 3

Fellow listeners! Lend me your ears

Linda Esther Gray

Sep 17

Substitute programme TBA

Tully Potter

Oct 8

Committee Choice

RVAS Committee

Oct 22

Family connections

Chris Ball

Nov 5

Caught in the claws of collecting 1951-60

John T. Hughes

Nov 19

Birds & Bees

Jolyon Hudson

Dec 3

From where I sit

Roger Vignoles

Dec 17

From dramatic to lyric and back

Alan Bilgora


Jan 7

Mixed feelings

Paul Lewis

Jan 21

More new discoveries

Richard Copeman

Feb 4

The making of myth and legend

Peter Martland

Feb 18

British Singers: rare repertoire and rare singers

Andrew Marsden

Mar 4

Things old and new

John Todd

Mar 18

to be announced

Apr 1

A Virtual Evening with Ward Marston

Ward Marston

Apr 15

Not the greatest singer but …..

Robert Bunyard

May 6

Approaching sublimity: revelatory recordings of three Bellini arias

Stephen Hastings

May 20

AGM followed by Members’ Choice

June 3

Bellezza, pt. 2

Larry Lustig

Jun 17

Landmarks from 60 years of collecting

Andrew Youdell

Jul 8

Recordings in my collection but never played

Eileen Miller

Jul 22

The months of the year in opera and song

Dave Mason