Society events held in 1981


The Wagner Society in NSW established as an unincorporated association. 

9 March

6.30pm: A film night - documentaries on Bayreuth and the Ring Centenary - the Wagner Society's first public function

  AMP Theatrette, Circular Quay
22 May

- First Annual General Meeting, at which the interim committee stepped down, a new committee was elected and the Constitution was adopted.

- Wagner's birthday was celebrated after the meeting, with German food and wine.


Concordia Club, Stanmore

21 June 

11am – 5pm: An afternoon of recorded music


The Print Room,
141 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo

6 July

6pm: Talk by Werner Baer MBE - an analysis of the music in the Prelude to Götterdämmerung in preparation for concert performances on 30 September and 3 October

  WEA Auditorium

12 October

6pm: Guest speaker, the Society's patron,
Sir Charles Mackerras - Wagner in Concert


Women's Hospital Auditorium,
Crown Street

18 October

2pm: Sunday afternoon concert - recording of The Flying Dutchman (Solti)


Concordia Club

15 November

2pm: Sunday afternoon concert - Recording of Tannhäuser (Solti)


Concordia Club

13 December

2pm: Sunday afternoon concert - Recording of Lohengrin (Kempe)

  Concordia Club