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Since 2014 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, andreviews 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. Our Society’s Twitter account is being Followed by 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 similar names and posting Tweets on our own account. Here are a few examples of how we used Twitter when we started: Tweets can only have 140 characters, hence all the abbreviations. SEE US @ArthurBlissSoc
Arthur Bliss Society @ArthurBlissSoc · Sep 9 2014 #SirArthurBliss #MiracleintheGorbals piece on this morning's #BBCToday programme. #GillianLynne at 88. Hear it on Catchup. Arthur Bliss Society @ArthurBlissSoc · Oct 15 2014 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 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 2014 @WalthamSingers preparing for concert #SirArthurBliss #blisspastoral & VW & Durufle Nov29 #ChelmsfordCathedral see websites for details  Arthur Bliss Society retweeted Waltham Singers @WalthamSingers · Oct 24 2014 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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