Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

As usual, Mary presented a wonderful and relaxing afternoon of music. Many thanks.

Music Appreciation
5.00pm-6.00pm with Mary Gibbs
£3 optional donation. Activity in partnership with Age UK Islington.
Mary Gibbs

The incredibly efficient Mary Gibbs has already set up her Autumn Music Appreciation Schedule below! Autumn for these sessions starts on September 1st and run all the way through to Christmas.

As ever Mary will perform live and play a huge roster of Youtube videos researched and carefully presented. Themes include folk, opera, ballet, jazz and much more! Participants will also be welcome to join in the discussion. It’s a rich education!! And you will receive a list of all the Youtube links so you can go back and listen again.


Fridays 5.00-6.00pm

1st September. Let’s Dance! A short history of dance music 

8th September. BBC Proms. Highlights from the 2023 season 

15th September. Elton John. Marking Elton’s retirement from live performance this year

22nd September. Folk Music. Traditional songs from around the world 

29th September. Music & Food. A mix of music inspired by food 

6th October. No Session

13th October. Sounds of Autumn. Classical, jazz and pop music for the season 

20th October. La Vie Francaise. French music from the Renaissance to the Jazz Age 

27th October. Local Legends. Exploring Rock & Roll in North London 

3rd November. Musical Fireworks. Songs to celebrate Bonfire Night 

10th November. American Patchwork. Classical and jazz music from across the Atlantic 

17th November. ABBA. The life and music of this Swedish sensation 

24th November. No Session 

1st December. Culture in the capital. A musical history of London from the 16th Century to present

8th December. German Giants. Featuring Bach, Brahms, Beethoven and Wagner 

15th December. Classical Christmas. Ballets, carols and sleigh bells to begin the festive season 

22nd December. Christmas Party. Music, mince pies and a singalong!

User Reviews

Just to let you know Mary’s choice of music was good and a lovely mixture for everyone.

Good afternoon Healthy Generations! Thank you for the opportunity to see and listen to Mary Tyler. She is a completely new musician to me. I was very impressed by the natural, unaffected way of her presentation and by her choice of musicians and their music. Ending the concert with Stravinsky’s “Fire Bird” was wonderful. Best regards and thank you again. Josefina Arcos