Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition 2016

The AESS Senior Prize

The Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition 2016

The final will take place at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama on Wednesday, May 25th from 6.00pm. The final is open to the public and admission is free.

The preliminary round will take place at the GSMD on Sunday, May 22nd.

The deadline for entries is Saturday, May 14th.

For more details, see the competitions page.


AESS Dinner Date 

From the Chairman

I am pleased to confirm that the AESS AGM & Annual Dinner will be on Sunday, April 17th 2016 at the Royal Over-Seas League, St James Street London SW1A 1LR.

Our entertainment this coming year will provided by Stephen Miles accompanied by Jane Roberson.

They will be performing a lighthearted programme called ‘Folk Songs & Other Ditties’.

I am also delighted to announce that our guest speaker will be the soprano turned radio presenter Catherine Bott. Catherine has had a starry career as a soprano specializing in early and contemporary music. For the last 10 years she has combined this with radio broadcasting. She was a much loved Radio 3 presenter of  ‘The Early Music Show’ and ‘Performance on 3’, before being made an offer she couldn’t refuse by Classic FM.  Catherine now presents ‘The Full Works’ and ‘Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Classical Music’. I am sure she will be a most entertaining speaker.

For more information, visit:

For the application form, please click here: AESS AGM & Dinner invitation 2016

Best wishes,

Sarah Leonard