Gill Smyth - Vice Chair
I have always had music in my life. From being taken, as a child to the Robert Mayer's Children's concerts in London, The City Music Society's chamber music concerts at The Goldsmith's Hall and The Proms as a student and finally marrying a musician. Alan was a viola player in the London Symphony Orchestra when we first met. He then went on to be a freelance musician in London. Alan & I ran Seer Green Music for nearly 20 years, organising four chamber music concerts a season, the first one was given by the Gabrieli Quartet.
When we moved to Chestfield in August 2001, we already had our season tickets for Whitstable Music Society. Sadly Alan only lived to hear that first season but when I was invited to join the committee, it was an opportunity for me to be able to be connected with excellent concerts and top class professional musicians. Together Margaret and I have found sponsors for Whitstable Music Society. If you would like to help continue these excellent concerts, do contact either of us. That would be much appreciated.
For those who have never been to a Chamber Music concert before, they might think it will be a bit dull and boring. But I can absolutely reassure you that it is neither of these things. There are many combinations of instruments, a glorious range of music from romantic to tender, exciting and dramatic, and everything in between. So do give Whitstable Music Society a try. We very much welcome new and younger people to our concerts and I am sure you will not be disappointed.