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Past editions of the SCGS Newsletter from 1972 to last year are available in our archive on the Preservica website.

This year's Nesletters or NewsEXTRAs are available to SCGS members in the Members Area.

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News Archive

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Browse John Mills' memoriam for Julian Bream, Mark Eden's video of the SCGS Lockdown Ensemble and more...
February 2022
Such fine playing on Staurday night at the Turner Sims (11 February). Daniela Rossi, the Argentinian guitarist, gave us a wonderful programme - largely of pieces written for, and dedicated to, her. She introduced the composers and pieces in detail because of a glitch in the normally smooth process for printing programme notes.

Here's what you would have read on the night if the printing had worked...
November 2022
Society member Martin Slater reviewed Fabio Zanon's concert at Turner Sims on 29 October 2022. Fabio played a first half of Spanish composers and, after the interval, mainly Brazillian pieces, except for a surprise Part 2 starter - Shadows of the Moon by Vincent Lindsey-Clark. You can find Martin's review HERE.

SCGS Concert fundraiser

for the Minstead Trust, a local learning disability charity
Chris Thompson of the Southampton Classical Guitar Society presented a cheque for £895 this month to Kyle Maxwell of Hanger Farm Arts Centre, which is run by local learning disability charity Minstead Trust.
The money was raised when the SCGS organised and performed a classical guitar recital held at Hanger Farm Arts Centre, featuring Vincent Lindsey-Clark and Eden Stell Guitar Duo and Friends. The event, held on October 2nd was a great success.
Lesley Brooks fundraising co-ordinator for Minstead Trust said: ‘we are extremely grateful to Chris Thompson for making this concert happen with leading guitarists, and holding it at Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton, in addition, they have been so generous to donate ticket sales money to Minstead Trust.’ 
Chris Thompson from the SCGS said: ‘Southampton Classical Guitar Society is very happy to support this fantastic local charity and immensely pleased with the success of the fundraising effort. Hanger Farm is a great venue and we hope to repeat our success next year.’
Planning is already underway for another concert by the Southampton Classical Guitar Society to be held in the Autumn next year so look out for that on thiis website's Diary page

Hanger Farm Arts Centre is located in Aikman Lane, West Totton and open to all for theatre, film, music, entertainment and arts, it is a social enterprise of Minstead Trust, a local charity that supports adults with learning disabilities.
For more information about Hanger Farm Arts Centre, visit
October 2022
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Christ Thompson presents a cheque to Kyle Maxwell at Hanger Farm

September 2022
John Plunkett's review of the recital by John Mills (guitar) and Andrew Fuller (cello) recounts an enjoyable morning of brilliant Latin music at the West Meon Music Festival.on Saturday, 10 Sepember 2022. Read John's concert review HERE
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Guitar@Hanger Farm featured performances by the Eden Stell Guitar Duo,Vincent Lindsey-Clark,Tim Rushworth, John Plunkett and Fusion(Derek Hasted, Gilly Slott, Lisa Wheadon and Claire Whiteside)and the SCGS Guitar Orchestra. Read Brian Tait's's concert review HERE
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One of the world's finest classical guitarists, Xuefei Yang, performed at a SCGS-sponsored concert at Turner Sims, Southampton on Saturday, 16 July 2022. It was an unforgetable evening. Read Denis Gibson's concert review HERE.
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posted 16 April 2022

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Here's the recording of Timespan, filmed at at the Turner Sims on 2 April. Why not view it in YouTube, like it and leave a comment. If you're on social media, please share the link. More of Vincent's and Roland's solo pieces from the concert will be posted on our YouTube channel when editing is finished.

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posted Jan 2022

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SCGS has commissioned a work from Vincent Lindsey-Clark to celebrate the Society’s 50th birthday in 2022.

The piece is called Timespan and is written for guitar ensemble and soloist. Vincent says that it's about "the timespan of music through the ages, played and listened to by all members of SCGS and all guitarists." Each of the five movements represents a decade, featuring a hit song from the period and composed in a particular style - Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Spanish.

Timespan will be premiered at the Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton on Saturday, 2 April 2022. The ensemble will be formed by SCGS members, including its professional performers and teachers. Mark Eden will be our conductor. Timespan will be first on the concert programme so that SCGS players can then relax, settle back and enjoy a recital by Vincent and Roland Chadwick during the rest of the evening.

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