THE ASSOCIAÇÃO de Amigos de Música de São Lourenço, the Amigos, held its annual meeting at the Centro Cultural São Lourenço in Almancil on November 21.
The retiring treasurer, Edwin Bisset, assured members that in spite of ever increasing costs, the 2007/8 reserves would stand the association in good stead for the years ahead.
Being an election year, all the officers of the association were up for election, the only retiree being the treasurer who after 10 years of service considered that it was an appropriate time to hand over to someone new.
Ted Maitland agreed to accept the position and Barry Shaw remains the President of the association, with Margaret Jackson as secretary. After the AGM, the Amigos heard a piano recital of Brahms, Ravel and Beethoven by Joana Ballman, a music student from Lisbon who is supported by the association to study in Cologne, Germany.