Musicians for Peace and Disarmament

PRESIDENT John Williams OBE PATRONS Frankie Armstrong * Steuart Bedford OBE * Michael Berkeley * Wissam Boustany * Martyn Brabbins * Billy Bragg * Phil Collins * Sir Mark Elder * Bryan Ferry CBE * Jane Glover CBE * Lynn Harrell * Julian Jacobson * Dame Emma Kirkby * Dame Cleo Laine * Ralph McTell * Colin Matthews OBE * Riccardo Muti * Michael Nyman CBE * Mary O'Hara * Sir Simon Rattle * Peggy Seeger * Roger Vignoles * Judith Weir CBE

PAST PATRONS Leonard Bernstein * Sir John Dankworth * Sir Colin Davis * Antal Dorati * Sir Charles Groves * Emanuel Hurwitz * Kay Hurwitz * Nona Liddell * Ewan MacColl * Sir Neville Marriner * Sir Peter Maxwell Davies * Jessye Norman * Sir Peter Pears * William Pleeth * Bernard Roberts * Robert Simpson * Sir Georg Solti * Ronald Stevenson * Sir Michael Tippett * Paul Tortelier * Stan Tracey

Since it was formed in 1983, MPD (formerly Musicians Against Nuclear Arms) has donated over £70,000 to organisations within the peace movement. Many leading conductors, soloists, orchestral players and chamber musicians have taken part in our fund-raising concerts, with everyone giving their services. At most events a speaker is invited to give a short address. As well as our musical activities, we produce a quarterly newsletter. MPD's President is the distinguished guitarist John Williams, and a number of well-known figures from all branches of music feature in the list of Patrons. MPD is affiliated to CND and The Network for Peace. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in music and a desire to further the cause of peace.

If you would like to join, or to be kept informed of MPD events, please contact:
Twitter: @MPD_Concerts

For further information, please write to:
Tony Lamb (MPD Chairman)
37 Bolton Gardens
TW11 9AX

Past Concerts


Friday 12 July, 7pm at Hinde Street Methodist Church, 19 Thayer Street, London, W1U 2QJ

A recital by Viv McLean (piano)

Beethoven Sonata in C# minor, Op.27 No.2, "Moonlight"
Chopin Nocturne in G minor, Op.37 No.1 and in E flat, Op.9 No.2
Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31

Chopin Nocturne in E minor, Op.72 No.1 and in C sharp minor, Op. post.
Chopin Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39
Ravel Sonatine
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Thursday 25th April, 7:30 at St. James's Church, Piccadilly

A Chamber Orchestra concert conducted by MPD Patron JANE GLOVER CBE

Mozart Serenade in B flat (Gran Partita), K.361
Mozart Divertimento in D, K.136
Mozart Symphony No.35, in D, K.385 (Haffner)

Interval speaker: Bruce Kent, Vice-President, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament


Thursday 11th October, 7:30pm at St Philip's Church, Earl's Court Road, London, W8 6QH

A song recital by Louise Alder (soprano) & Roger Vignoles (piano)

Louise Alder ‘the brightest lyric soprano of the younger generation’ –The Arts Desk

Schumann Mignon-Lieder, Op.98
songs by Fauré, Bizet and Liszt
R. Strauss Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op.67 and other songs
Britten On This Island, Op.11

Interval Speaker: Nicole Treanor UK WILPF (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom)

Thursday 22 February, 7:30 at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrims Place, London, NW3 1NG (entrance on Rosslyn Hill)

A recital by Emma Kirkby DBE & members of Dowland Works with

works by John Dowland, Henry Purcell, John Wilson, and the brothers William & Henry Lawes
Interval Speaker: Martin Bell OBE, journalist


Friday 30th June, 7pm at Hinde Street Methodist Church

A recital by MPD Patron WISSAM BOUSTANY (flute) & ALEKSANDER SZRAM (piano)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel Sonata for flute & piano
Wissam Boustany Broken Child, for flute & piano
York Bowen Sonata for flute & piano, Op.120
Douglas Finch The Enchanted Mesa, for piano
Cesar Franck Sonata in A major, arr. for flute & piano

Interval Speaker: Bruce Kent, Vice-President, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament & Pax Christi, Movement for the Abolition of War.

Friday 6th October, 7pm at Hinde Street Methodist Church, 19 Thayer Street, London, W1U 2QJ

A recital by NICKY SPENCE (tenor) & MPD Patron ROGER VIGNOLES (piano)

Franz Schubert Songs from Schwanengesang, D.957
Benjamin Britten Who Are These Children?, Op.84
Kurt Weill Four Walt Whitman songs
Richard Strauss Six Songs for Voice and Piano

Interval Speaker: Wendy Horler, Campaign Against Arms Trade.

Friday 24th November, 7:30 at St. James's Church, Piccadilly

A Chamber Orchestra concert conducted by MPD Patron JANE GLOVER CBE with

Bach Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 42
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in Eb, K.364 for violin, viola, and orchestra
  • Levon Chilingirian (violin)
  • Susie Meszaros (viola)
Handel Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op.6 No.4
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in Eb, K.297b for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, and orchestra
  • Chris O'Neal (oboe)
  • Tony Lamb (clarinet)
  • Graham Sheen (bassoon)
  • Michael Thompson (horn)

Interval Speaker: Jean Lambert, London Region Green MEP