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reviews and general comments thereafter, as well as on those days when there is a sudden
cancellation or change of performer or venue to be ‘Retweeted’ to notify one’s Followers. We
would of course notify our Society members by post or email of anything important, but we Tweet
as well. It gives the Society good publicity too. We shall not be using Facebook.
As at 1 November 2015 our Society’s Twitter account is being Followed by 108 individuals -
performers, choirs, orchestras, publishers, agents and many others who are not professionlal
musicians but simply interested in Bliss’s music. In turn we are following 69 similar names, and we
ourselves have posted 80 Tweets.
Here are a few examples of how we used Twitter when we started a year ago: Tweets can only
have 140 characters, hence all the abbreviations. We shall add some more recent Tweets here
from time to time.
For the last year the Society has run an account on Twitter, a social
medium not embraced by everyone. It does seem, however, to be a
useful vehicle among musicians in publicising performances, and
Arthur Bliss Society @ArthurBlissSoc · Sep 9
#SirArthurBliss #MiracleintheGorbals piece on this morning's #BBCToday programme.
#GillianLynne at 88. Hear it on Catchup.
Arthur Bliss Society @ArthurBlissSoc · Oct 15
film #ThingsToCome with #SirArthurBliss music - screenings @BFI Southbank 21st/23rd/29th Oct.
Note - screening on 25th is cancelled.
In the run-up to their performance of Pastoral in Chelmsford Cathedral last November the Waltham
Singers posted a series of Tweets as their rehearsals progressed, several with beautiful
quotations from the work. We Retweeted them (going to all our Followers, thus reminding them of
the forthcoming performance). Ian Aim wrote for us afterwards about the Choir’s experience of
singing it (Newsletter Spring 2015).
Arthur Bliss Society @ArthurBlissSoc · Oct 21
@WalthamSingers preparing for concert #SirArthurBliss #blisspastoral & VW & Durufle Nov29
#ChelmsfordCathedral see websites for details
Arthur Bliss Society retweeted
Waltham Singers @WalthamSingers · Oct 24
Now arched dark boughs hang dim and still The deep dew glistens up the hill Silence trembles. All
is still #blisspastoral Nov29 @CCathedral
If anyone not on Twitter would like to know more about it, please contact the webteam.
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