An Evening with Sir Noel Coward

Time magazine once summed up Noel Coward by saying he had "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise". But he was so much more - he was also a remarkable and prolific composer, playwright, director, actor and singer. On Tuesday 11 September, ROSL Victoria Branch members and guests enjoyed a delightful musical soirée at The Savage Club Melbourne under the auspices of Club Member Mr Kenneth Park, a ROSL Honorary Life Member. 

Bournemouth Celebrates Tasmanian Twinning

Bournemouth branch Secretary, Gordon Irving, reports on the Queen's Birthday Garden Party and celebrating its twinning with the ROSL Tasmanian branch. 

Canada 150 Celebrations Gallery

To celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial in 2017, ROSL has put on a number of events over the past month which highlight our club's connection with the country. 

Chairman's Dinner Review

Last night members and their guests gathered at our London clubhouse for this popular staple of the ROSL event calendar. Starting in the central lounge, there was a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones over a glass of wine, before the concert started. 

Christchurch Encourages Young Musicians

Christchurch branch President Judith Leckie reviews their latest concert, held on 9 August.

From the Archives: ROSL in Northern Ireland

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement next week, we look back at ROSL's footprint in Northern Ireland. 

Global Support for the Arts

The ROSL Western Australia (WA) Branch has long supported the aims of the organisation by taking a keen interest in the musical education of young people. 

Happy Australia Day!

To all our members in Australia, and to all Australia members elsewhere in the world, Happy Australia Day! 

Korimako Piano Trio Win 2018 ROSL Pettman Scholarship Audition

Following auditions held at The Piano in Christchurch on 17 and 18 November, the Korimako Piano Trio have been selected to take up the Pettman/ROSL Scholarship for a New Zealand Chamber Ensemble in 2018. 

Let's Go Ferio

The winners of the Ensemble prize at the 2015 Annual Music Competition, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, are touring New Zealand in November with ROSL ARTS, giving concerts in Auckland, Waiheke Island, Havelock North, Nelson, Christchurch, Oamaru, Wanaka and Queenstown. 

Mary LeMessurier 1930-2018

It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Mary J. LeMessurier at the age of 88 on Sunday 11 March 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta. 

Member-Led Events: For Members, By Members

As well as the extensive programme of concerts, exhibitions, talks, dinners, wine tasting, parties, and more, organised by ROSL and Graysons, members themselves are very active in providing entertainment for their fellow members. Whether it's the Younger Members Group, the London Group, or branches around the world, there's something for everyone. 

Member-led Events: The Four B's

As well as the extensive event programme organised by staff at ROSL, from the House of Lords Afternoon Tea, to Rush Hour concerts, art exhibitions, and wine tastings, a small army of members also provide a huge variety of social events for the rest of the membership to enjoy. 

Morning Tea at Government House Melbourne

ROSL Branch Secretary Ron Williamson reports on a recent visit to Government House, Melbourne. 

My City: Calgary

To celebrate the launch of the new ROSL Calgary Branch, Chair Madeleine King gives us the skinny on her hometown. 

ROSL ARTS BC Scholarship Auditions Tomorrow

Auditions for the 2018 ROSL ARTS Scholarship for a BC Emerging Musician are happening tomorrow at the University of British Columbia, with ROSL ARTS Director Geoff Parkin flying out to be a part of the judging panel. 

ROSL ARTS BC Scholarship Winner Announced

Following the success of the 2017 ROSL ARTS Scholarship for a BC Emerging Musician, which was won by Kristen Cooke oboe, the 2018 auditions were held last weekend at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a winner has been chosen! 

ROSL Is What You Make Of It

Australian Victoria Branch Council member Mark Trayling recounts his more than 20 years of membership, how ROSL has grown with him and what he still gets out of club life today. 

ROSL NZ Meet With Wanaka Travel Club

ROSL New Zealand Branch Director Lyn Milne attended the Wanaka Travel Club with fellow members this week and spoke about the club and its commitment to the arts and humanitarian projects. 

ROSL Scholar Recital, 14 September, Vancouver

The British Columbia branch will be hosting a reception and recital from oboist Kristen Cooke on Thursday 14 September at the Terminal City Club. 

Royal College of Physicians Tour

The London Group visited the Royal College of Physicians on Friday 29 September and discovered 500 years of history, medicine, art and architecture. 

Scotland Branch Returns to Princes Street

The Scottish Committee is delighted to announce that from 1 January branch events will be held at the Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian, a welcome return to Princes Street. 

Scottish NMR Success

The team from London headed up to Edinburgh yesterday morning to join with the branch committee in welcoming new and prospective members to our Edinburgh clubhouse. 

Supporting Young Musicians in Christchurch

Judith Leckie, President of ROSL's Christchurch branch in New Zealand reports on their activities in supporting musicians in the local area.

Tasmanian Pianist Wins ROSL Prize

Gabrielle Cayoun, student in Classical Piano at the University of Tasmania, has been awarded the $1,000 Royal Over-Seas League Tasmania Branch Prize in Classical Piano. 

Tasmanian Pianist Wins ROSL Prize

Tasmanian Pianist Luke Frost has been awarded the $1,000 Royal Over-Seas League Tasmania Branch Prize in Classical Piano. 

Taunton Support ROSL Projects

Yesterday, representatives of the Taunton branch visited the London clubhouse to present outgoing Director-General Roddy Porter with a cheque to support the humanitarian and education projects ROSL undertakes. 

The Centenary of the House of Windsor

On 17 July 2017 members and guests of the Royal Over-Seas League Victorian Branch gathered at a formal dinner to mark the Centenary of the Proclamation by HM King George V of the House of Windsor. The event was held at the delightful Alexandra Club, Melbourne [named in honour of HM Queen Alexandra]. 

The View From Taunton

As well as hearing from HQ during lockdown, many branches around the world have also been active in keeping in touch with their members. Neil Milne, Interim Chairman of the Taunton Branch, tells us what he has been doing to let members in the local area know what has been going on. 

Thomas Symons 1929-2021

We are sad to announce the passing of prominent Canadian member Thomas Symons.