The Grieg Society of Great Britain was founded in October 1992 to promote British interest in Grieg and other Norwegian composers, and to pursue the cultural links between Britain and Norway. The Society is affiliated to Grieg Societies across Europe, in the United States and Japan, under the umbrella of the International Grieg Society based in Bergen.
The Society arranges talks and concerts, as well as informal social occasions, and a “Record of the Year” is awarded annually for a recording which has added significantly to the repertoire. The Newsletter is published two or three times a year, with news of the Society’s activities and other relevant information, while the annual Grieg Journal, containing more in-depth articles, is also sent free to members.
The British Grieg society celebrates their 25 years anniversary in 2017 with a number of activites:
Saturday 20 May at 7.30 p.m.:
Gala orchestral concert, St Alfege Church, Greenwich
Programme includes the first performance of “Varianter på tema av Grieg” by Robert Matthew-Walker.
Saturday 17 June at 3.30 p.m.:
Grieg “birthday” concert
The Norwegian Church, London
Program: Sonatas by Martinu, Brahms and Grieg
played by our Patron, Raphael Wallfisch, cello and John York, piano.
Thursday 5 October at 6.30 p.m.:
Concert and reception at the Norwegian ambassador’s residence.
Members and their guests only.
Friday 17 November at 6.30 p.m.:
Schott’s Music, London
AGM and concert, programme to be announced.
Further information can be found on https://griegsociety.wordpress.com/
or contact membership secretary Wendy Howell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edvard Grieg and Hubert Parry when Grieg was created as
Doctor of Honour at the University of Oxford 29 May 1906.