A personal History by Roderick Elms

This book chronicles the remarkable story of Ongar Music Club from the lounges and record players of this market town in Essex, to fully-fledged public performances, given by many of the worlds most distinguished musicians, including Lord Yehudi Menuhin, John Lill CBE, Sir Peter Pears, Dame Janet Baker, Benjamin Grosvenor, Stephen Isserlis and Dame Eva Turner. 

The club founded the prestigious Essex Young Musician of the Year competition in 1984, and in 1986, it formed a jazz section, which now runs independently and is one of the most respected jazz clubs in the country, having presented many of the great names from the world of jazz such as Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Maxine Daniels, Digby Fairweather, Cy Laurie, Humphrey Lyttleton and Ronnie Scott.

The book includes a foreword by Ongar Music Club’s esteemed president John Lill CBE who looks back at his close relationship with the club.

Roderick Elms history of Ongar Music Club is available from this site at the introductory price of £13.50 + carriage.

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