Welcome

The Wagner Society of Scotland was founded in 1984 under the chairmanship of Derek Watson. After Derek’s retiral in 2013, a new Committee was elected with Dale Bilsland as Chair.

Our aim is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of the life & works of Richard Wagner.

We hold meetings monthly from September to June/July and a residential study course in the summer.  Meetings are generally held on Sundays at 7.30pm at the Edinburgh Society of Musicians, 3 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3BL. See events page for current programme.

Next Wagner Society of Scotland Meeting

Sunday June 25th 2017 7.30pm

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 19:30

CATHERINE LECLERC: Wagner's Place among the Romantic Lieder Composers

Famous in particular for his incredible operatic scores, Wagner is often overlooked as a great pioneer in Lieder writing.  Catherine will explore phrase lengths, harmony, prolonged cadences and...Read more

Courses

Richard Wagner
The Years in Exile 1849-1862

A Study Course at Gartmore House, Stirlingshire
Friday 15th to Monday 18th September 2017
Tutor:  Derek Watson BMus LRAM

This is our third Study Weekend following the path of Wagner's career and creative work.  We find him now in Zurich where congenial friends, visitors, and patrons encouraged him during his exile from Germany following involvement in the Dresden revolt of 1849.  The Swiss environment, the...Read more

Chair

Dale Bilsland
22 West Chapelton Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 2DA
Email:  dale.bilsland2012@btinternet.com
Telephone:  0141 942 0935  Mobile:  0776 691 2724

Secretary

John Anderton
2 Glenlockart Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5RG
Email:  john.anderton4@btinternet.com
Telephone:  0131 447 1645

Treasurer & Membership Secretary

Peter Stuart
1C Pendreich Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, FK9 4PZ
Telephone:  0178 683 3804                

Newsletter Editor

Maureen McLennan
6 Merchiston Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4NR
Email:  the.mclennans@btinternet.com
Telephone:  0131 623 2920  Mobile:  0790 256 3232