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The Category Local Concert Promoters is a subset of Concert and Recital Promoters. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Local Concert Promoters which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Promoter's Full Record.

 

Some 'Featured' Providers in this Category are so busy during their Season(s) that I do not even try to list all the dates when they have planned forthcoming events:

- Leeds International Concert Season

- Music at St Mary's Perivale

- Music Durham

Music in the Round [Sheffield]

SJE Arts [Oxford]

In contrast, the ANNEXE for Local Concert Promoters lists Promoters which do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

^ Local Concert Promoters ANNEXE

 

! Local Concert Promoters KEY
VISITS (to Website)75
VIEWS (of this Record)379

‘60 minute classical chamber music concerts at Christ Church, Highbury & Church on the Corner, Angel, Saturdays 6:30pm ... Concerts start with a short performance by young cellists from The Cello Corner.’

 

* 60min Concerts
VISITS (to Website)142
Also indexedThe Cello Corner
VIEWS (of this Record)229

'A series of chamber concerts by top-quality local musicians on one Sunday each month ... Free tea and coffee and an opportunity to talk to the musicians, after each concert ... Support local musicians! Support the arts in Abingdon!’

 

* Abbey Chamber Concerts
VISITS (to Website)394
VIEWS (of this Record)467

'Started in 1968 by Gordon Clark, the Director of Music at Abbotsholme School ... There have been well over a thousand concerts, films, readings, lectures and discussions by many of the finest in their field in the world during the four decades that have followed. The vast majority of events are held "in the round" in the fine chapel at Abbotsholme School but on occasion, because of the nature of the performance, the Society has staged its events at major concert halls throughout the Midlands ...'

 

* Abbotsholme Arts Society
VISITS (to Website)345
VIEWS (of this Record)717

'The objective of ACMC is to foster the appreciation and study of chamber music by the promotion of an annual series of six concerts from ensembles of the highest quality, of Scottish, national and international standing. We aim to provide a stimulating mix of different types of ensemble, with programmes including both the core chamber music repertoire and less well-known and contemporary pieces.'

 

* Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts
VISITS (to Website)314
VIEWS (of this Record)513

'The Concert Society aims to present an interesting variety of programmes at an affordable price. Four concerts are organised each year by the committee and a patrons scheme is in place to allow friends of the concerts to provide further support for the costs of these events.'

 

* Adbaston Community Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)292
VIEWS (of this Record)619

'Offers a programme of six concerts annually between October and May. Three piano recitals continue to take place ... and a further three instrumental concerts ... The Society is supported by a loyal membership and attracts large numbers of guests and visitors to its concerts.'

 

* Alnwick Music Society
VISITS (to Website)376
VIEWS (of this Record)977

'Each year we organise five concerts of high quality performances, mainly of chamber music, by both established and rising professional musicians. The concerts are an opportunity to hear current and future stars playing live, locally in a less formal atmosphere ...'

 

* Amersham Concert Club
VISITS (to Website)300
VIEWS (of this Record)491

‘For more than thirty years, the Amersham Festival of Music has been one of the top annual music events in South Bucks. The festival has grown steadily in that time and now runs for 3 or more weeks each spring and also includes a winter season of concerts featuring our own Festival Orchestra.’

 

* Amersham Festival of Music
VISITS (to Website)269
Also indexedAmersham Festival Chamber Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)425

'The Club was founded nearly 70 years ago by Miss Gladys New who was a well-known singer in Andover. Not just the founder of the club, Gladys was also the Secretary for 46 years and the Treasurer for many years. "Her" Music Club has steadily developed, to become one of the best-supported in Southern England ... We present six concerts every season. The aim is to offer a wide range of music performed by professional artists.'

 

* Andover Music Club
VISITS (to Website)298
VIEWS (of this Record)439

‘A charity for education and the promotion of the arts in Norfolk ... We have two gallery spaces, each with a different exhibition at any one time. The exhibitions change every two weeks, so there is always something new to see. Upstairs in the music room, we have a busy programme of music featuring artists from the UK and abroad who vary in style from Classical Piano to Jazz and Folk.‘

 

* Anteros Arts Foundation
VISITS (to Website)311
VIEWS (of this Record)231

‘Lunchtime classical concerts ... showcasing prize winning musicians in the stunning Georgian Music Room of The Assembly House in Norwich.’

 

* Assembly House Classical
VISITS (to Website)110
VIEWS (of this Record)123

What is contemporary classical? ‘Ambient music with a meditative, serene feel to it ... Introspective and soothing with emphasis placed on repeated melodic patterns ... Accessible, captivating and powerfully cinematic ... Often gentle, slow progressing and hypnotic ... Electronic, epic - music which soars and undulates with an emotive drive ... Serene, delicate and pensive contemporary classical music which feels meditative and a pinch chaotic.’

 

* Atmospherica Composer Concert Series
VISITS (to Website)51
VIEWS (of this Record)98

'Bringing first-class classical music performed by professional musicians to our area of Ringwood and Fordingbridge. We present six evening concerts between October and April, usually on the first Friday of the month. Recently we have introduced a Sunday afternoon Proms concert of easy-listening classics at a reduced ticket price for adults and where children are free. Our musicians perform in the intimate atmosphere of small, comfortable and well-heated venues. Normally, they will address the audience and give us an insight into the complexities of the work they're performing and a brief background history of the composer who wrote it.'

 

* Avon Valley Concerts
VISITS (to Website)274
Also indexedRingwood, Hampshire
VIEWS (of this Record)329

‘No glossy advertising: we save the money for music. This series is now one of the finest of its kind in the UK (so we are told): international weekly concerts, on average an hour long, featuring mainly professional musicians, with wide-ranging and innovative programming, and at a price we hope anyone interested can afford ... We are friendly and informal, so if you haven’t tried us please do come along: music lovers make their way to St Mary’s on Thursdays from miles around.’

 

* Aylesbury Lunchtime Music
VISITS (to Website)140
VIEWS (of this Record)192

‘Music has played a foremost role in the life of Balliol College, Oxford for the past two centuries. Benjamin Jowett, one of the most well-known Masters of the College, invited John Farmer, music master of Harrow School, to become Director of Music at Balliol; and in 1885 Farmer created a series of concerts on alternate Sunday evenings, which are still held today in an almost unchanged fashion. Both Jowett and Farmer shared the firm belief that music should be for the many rather than the few; this idea remains the essence of the Sunday Concerts. Balliol’s Sunday Concerts were the first secular Sunday concerts in England ... All concerts are free and open to everyone.‘

 

* Balliol College Musical Society
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of this Record)161

'Provides local people of all ages with the opportunity both to hear artists of national and international standing and to perform themselves in a professional atmosphere. At the beginning of May each year a two week Festival is held, which contains lunch-time concerts, exhibitions, talks, coach visits and concerts by a wide range of well known performers. The Festival includes a number of events arranged by other local organisations and societies. Between October and March the Society presents four professional concerts.' Festival held Early May.

 

* Banstead Arts Festival Society
VISITS (to Website)270
VIEWS (of this Record)485

'Aims to foster appreciation of music, promoting first-class concerts, and encouraging other musical activities especially involving young musicians. These last are achieved by the Saturday family concerts for children and by the annual concert each May given by young musicians.'

 

* Barnes Music Society
VISITS (to Website)251
VIEWS (of this Record)353

'Established in 1981, Bath Recitals stages concerts in the World Heritage City featuring rising young musicians from around the world. The charity’s aim continues to be to provide a platform for young professional musicians at the start of their careers – many of whom have risen successfully to the top of their professions. From solo performers to chamber groups and orchestras, Bath Recitals has staged nearly 600 events with young professional musicians, many from leading conservatories both from this country and abroad.'

 

* Bath Recitals
VISITS (to Website)34
VIEWS (of this Record)61

Bayle Music has been presenting concerts of choral and chamber music in Folkestone's historic Parish Church since 2012.’

 

* Bayle Music Folkestone
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)351

Six chamber music recitals, October to April, at different venues within Bedford.

 

* Bedford Music Club
VISITS (to Website)247
VIEWS (of this Record)400

'Founded in 1921, Belfast Music Society is the city’s longest-standing promoter of classical chamber music. We promote world-class concerts in the city, with superb artists and sublime music ... BMS’s annual programme now comprises the International Festival of Chamber Music, the Northern Lights Mini-Fest, the Night Music series of contemporary chamber concerts, Chamber Babies, and a number of outreach and education activities in connection with specific concerts.’

 

* Belfast Music Society
VISITS (to Website)337
Also indexedInternational Festival of Chamber Music
VIEWS (of this Record)346

Formed in 1954: 'The Society has enjoyed programmes from many famous artists over the years - these include Natalie Clein, Lesley Garrett, Steven Isserlis, Emma Kirkby, Freddy Kempf, Stephen Kovacevich, John Lenehan, John Lill, Tasmin Little, Lawrence Power, Raphael Wallfisch, Kathryn Stott and innumerable string quartets and other recitalists. Another highly valued feature of the society are the excursions to venues in London to hear orchestral concerts, or visits to other venues such as Oxford and Milton Keynes. These start from Berkhamsted in comfortable coaches and are usually planned for 4- 6 times a year'.

 

* Berkhamsted Music
VISITS (to Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)481

'Has been established since 1957 and their concerts have been a prominent feature of the musical life of the town. The aim of the club is to produce classical music concerts of the highest possible professional standard, engaging young artists of international and national repute ... Each year workshops are offered to primary and secondary schools in the area, paid for by the club.'

 

* Bideford Music Club
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of this Record)719

'Founded in 1960 and every year since then has been bringing to this corner of Scotland a season of concerts of classical and contemporary music performed by musicians of national and international acclaim. We have always encouraged young artists and we have an excellent reputation with our audiences and amongst the promoters of music in Scotland for the very high standards of our concerts. Meeting the ever rising cost becomes increasingly difficult and would never be possible without generous help from Enterprise Music Scotland and our other sponsors and supporters.'

 

* Biggar Music Club
VISITS (to Website)268
VIEWS (of this Record)571

'For over 25 years, Auckland Castle served as the standard location for BAMS concerts, particularly for the main summer series, but as the remodelling plans of Auckland Castle proceed, St. Andrew's thankfully offers a wonderful new venue for BAMS in which to continue its programmes as normal after September 2016 and in particular for our 2017 series and beyond. St. Andrew's, the largest parish church in County Durham, was built almost entirely in the 13th Century.'

 

* Bishop Auckland Music Society
VISITS (to Website)249
VIEWS (of this Record)679

'The Regis Music and Concert Club was formed in 1977 to promote the performance of vocal and instrumental chamber music for members and visitors. The name was changed twenty-two years later to “Bognor Regis Music Club”. Recitals are held in Regency-style premises, boasting a minstrels' gallery, and ideally suited for the performance of small-scale works. The Concert Room is particularly popular with chamber groups because of the high ceiling and friendly proportions. It was used extensively for concerts until 1883, when it also served as the Town Council Chamber.'

 

* Bognor Regis Music Club
VISITS (to Website)277
VIEWS (of this Record)737

‘We welcome all to our concerts, where you are assured good music and good company. Supper is optionally served after every concert, providing an opportunity to socialise and discuss the evening’s music. The musicians also join us to mingle and to talk about the music they are currently playing and their plans for the future ... The Society holds its concerts in the magnificent Mellerstain House, which was built in the 18th century by William & Robert Adam and is the residence of the 14th Earl of Haddington and family. Mellerstain is near Gordon in the heart of the Scottish Borders.’

 

* Borders Music and Arts Society
VISITS (to Website)136
Also indexedMellerstain House
VIEWS (of this Record)155

Founded 1949: ‘We organise a subscription series of six chamber music concerts each year from October to March. Many of our visiting artists also go into local schools, mainly primary, to give educational workshops‘.

 

* Boston Concert Club
VISITS (to Website)147
VIEWS (of this Record)250

'Promoting chamber music concerts by musicians of national and international repute - All concerts are held on Sundays at 3pm.' Typically half a dozen concerts October - May.

 

* Bournemouth Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)236
VIEWS (of this Record)276

‘An opportunity for musicians and singers of all ages and abilities to perform in a friendly, supportive setting. Every evening is unique as choirs, singer/songwriters, instrumentalists, soloists and groups – from their teens to their seventies – share their love of music. From accomplished players to first timers, all are welcome to join in or just listen and enjoy.’

 

* Bradford Music Club
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)330

‘Holy Trinity Church is situated in the centre of the village of Bramley, which lies about 3 miles south of Guildford on the A281 main road from Guildford to Horsham.’ Typically, about half a dozen recitals per annum. usually on Saturday evenings.

 

* Bramley Music Concerts
VISITS (to Website)79
VIEWS (of this Record)119

Soirées at Breinton 'Since the formation of Breinton Recital Society in the spring of 2009, we have provided top quality concerts by world-class classical music performers. What started out as casual, small musical gatherings, with an audience made up of family, friends and neighbours, soon turned into a significant concert venue for many music enthusiasts, not only from Woking and neighbouring areas, but also more recently from all over UK!'

 

* Breinton Recital Society
VISITS (to Website)217
VIEWS (of this Record)431

‘If you enjoy playing or listening to chamber music – strings, woodwind, brass, piano, voice – then Bristol Music Club could be the place for you. For one hundred years its single-storey headquarters ... has been a centre for music-lovers from a wide area ... Club Concerts are held on alternate Tuesday evenings. The performers are still club members or their friends, and the standard of performance has never been higher.’

 

* Bristol Music Club
VISITS (to Website)146
VIEWS (of this Record)198

'The British Music Society of York is not quite what the name might lead you to think. It is simply an organisation which, as its core activity, stages six chamber music concerts per year, its season running from October to March. For historical reasons, however, it still has more the structure of a music society: its subscribers are called members, and the Society's committee and officers are appointed at an AGM, held in May or June.'

 

* British Music Society of York
VISITS (to Website)254
VIEWS (of this Record)488

‘We present to our audiences an annual series of musical events throughout the year, dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and providing performing opportunities for young aspiring musicians alongside renowned professionals. It is our goal to integrate professional musicians including those in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, with young talented musicians through workshops and joint performances ... We exist under the title of “Poole Society for Young Musicians”.’

 

* Broadstone Music Series
VISITS (to Website)168
Also indexedPoole Society for Young Musicians
VIEWS (of this Record)214

'Brockenhurst Music Society in the heart of the New Forest presents five musical concerts per year which feature a range of small chamber groups and soloists.'

 

* Brockenhurst Music Society
VISITS (to Website)259
VIEWS (of this Record)450

‘Hold monthly concerts of live classical music with the aim of giving pleasure to those who enjoy performing or listening to music ... The membership of Bromley Music Makers consists of both listeners and performers. We are a large group with diverse musical interests, naturally all sharing a love of classical music ... Musicians of all standards who are able to offer a well-prepared and enjoyable performance are always appreciated and well received. Why not come along to one of our concerts and find out for yourself what a rich and rewarding experience joining us would be?’

 

* Bromley Music Makers
VISITS (to Website)41
VIEWS (of this Record)193

'If you love live music performed by outstanding classically trained artists and would like to help ensure the continuation of our 50 year tradition through our Friday evening series of chamber music, then please consider supporting us. Our programmes are wide ranging, from the classics like Haydn , Beethoven and Mozart to new works by living composers, taking in the rich romantic repertoire and modern music, with a strong thread of music by 20th century English composers. Our Box Office receipts do not come near to covering the total cost of putting on our concert series and Bromsgrove Concerts are reliant on grants and donations from charitable bodies and individuals for their continued existence.'

 

* Bromsgrove Concerts
VISITS (to Website)235
VIEWS (of this Record)390

'Promotes classical music through a series of Sunday afternoon concerts during the Autumn and Spring, and an additional concert in the early summer. All the concerts are open to the public, and tickets are always available on the door.'

 

* Bude Music Society
VISITS (to Website)236
VIEWS (of this Record)710

Originated as the Music Lovers' Concert Club :  'In wartime Bury St Edmunds, local music-loving residents and visiting forces personnel created an audience for classical music, both live and recorded. The national Council for Encouragement of Music and the Arts – a war-time precursor of the Arts Council – recruited groups of professional musicians brave enough to undertake tours to blacked-out towns outside blitzed London.' The Club continued after the war and now offers about half a dozen evening recitals per season.

 

* Bury St Edmunds Concert Club
VISITS (to Website)249
VIEWS (of this Record)480

'Usually six concerts between October and March under the auspices of Argyll & Bute Concert Tours.'

 

* Bute Arts Society
VISITS (to Website)232
VIEWS (of this Record)479

Six evening concerts, October-March: ‘The winter season of concerts organised by Campden Music is funded principally by subscriptions for the whole season. Even if you are not able to attend all of the concerts we very much hope you will still subscribe for the whole season and thus ensure that we maintain the high standards of musicianship that we have all come to appreciate’.

 

* Campden Music
VISITS (to Website)235
VIEWS (of this Record)291

'Membership of Canterbury Music Club is incredibly cheap and represents phenomenal value for money. All the artists presented are of considerable reputation, often on concert tours that include prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall and the Southbank Centre.'

 

* Canterbury Music Club
VISITS (to Website)246
VIEWS (of this Record)513

'Arrnages six concerts a year in the months of September, October, November/December, January, February and March. At these concerts musicians of the highest calibre perform chamber music of all genres including piano and vocal recitals, string (and other) quartets and trios, and sometimes works for larger ensemble.'

 

* Carlisle Music Society
VISITS (to Website)281
Also indexedNorth Cumbria Recitals
VIEWS (of this Record)573

ChamberMusicBox combines leading international artists with fascinating and imaginative repertoire choices to present programmes which are as unique as they are diverse ... Generously supported by the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, admission to all concerts is free for children and young people up to the age of 25. So whether you enjoy the great repertoire classics or love to discover something new, come and experience London's freshest chamber music!‘

 

* ChamberMusicBox
VISITS (to Website)65
VIEWS (of this Record)96

'Presents a variety of stunning musical events to the people of Fenland: jazz, opera, military bands, "come and sing",  wind ensembles, choral works and recitals.'

 

* Chatteris Music Society
VISITS (to Website)224
VIEWS (of this Record)363

'Promotes a winter season of: * varied chamber music with an emphasis on string quartets; *  a few contemporary concerts for those who want something a little different.'

 

* Cheltenham Music Society
VISITS (to Website)231
VIEWS (of this Record)345

'The Society comprises three sections: Celebrity Concerts; Club Concerts and Choir. We present more than 20 concerts and musical events in Chester each year. Our concert season begins in October and continues through May.'

 

* Chester Music Society
VISITS (to Website)277
VIEWS (of this Record)482

'Presents a season of six top quality concerts every year between October and March in the historic setting of the Assembly Room in the Chichester Council House.'

 

* Chichester Chamber Concerts
VISITS (to Website)271
VIEWS (of this Record)550

'Meets nine times a year, in the evening and usually on the second Wednesday of the month ... The Group’s annual musical programme is full of variety, and includes concert appearances by well-known artists and ensembles, illustrated lecture recitals and guest appearances by international celebrities.'

 

* Chichester Music Society
VISITS (to Website)179
Also indexedFuntington Music Group
VIEWS (of this Record)485

‘Delighting families and school parties with their fun-filled introduction to live orchestral music. In recent years concerts have also included jazz, traditional Celtic, world music and percussion in the lively mix of entertainment and education that regularly sells out at concert halls in Scotland ... Concerts are specifically designed ... to appeal to children in the 4 to 14 age range although as our aim is to provide fun for all the family there really is something for everyone at each concert.’

 

* Children’s Classic Concerts
VISITS (to Website)101
VIEWS (of this Record)175

'Presents seven concerts in Chipping Sodbury’s Town Hall (unless otherwise stated) from October through to May and all concerts commence at 7:30 pm.'

 

* Chipping Sodbury Music Society
VISITS (to Website)235
VIEWS (of this Record)374

'A charity which is an oasis of musical excellence ... Churchill Music! promotes five concerts each year, given by top professionals at affordable prices. The Concert Series runs in conjunction with Young Churchill Music! where national and international musicians present workshops and conduct innovative projects in primary and secondary school in addition to working with community groups. Churchill Music! also holds an annual Young Musician of the Year Competition for students at Churchill Academy ...'

 

* Churchill Music!
VISITS (to Website)220
VIEWS (of this Record)374

‘Inspired by the famous series of concerts given during World War II by Dame Myra Hess at the National Gallery and the Royal Exchange, City Music Society was founded in 1943 by the late Ivan Sutton and is one of the country's leading music societies ... In addition to featuring well-established musicians, it has always been the Society's policy to invite out-standing young professional artists who are at the beginning of their careers, many of whom have since attained international status ... Members of the Society are more than just passive listeners. Over the years the Society has commissioned many new works - on average one every three years - from a wide and diverse range of British composers.’

 

* City Music Society
VISITS (to Website)89
VIEWS (of this Record)139

‘CCC programmes a diverse mix of music ranging from traditional string quartet repertoire to folk-inspired ensembles, semi-staged opera scenes, children's concerts and cross-arts events featuring spoken word and dance. During each concert, performers speak to the audience about the works. They also mingle with the audience over a glass of wine after the show. All this helps to create the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that is such a strong part of the CCC identity.’

 

* Clapham Chamber Concerts
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)289

'We feature mainly classical music with occasional forays into other areas such as jazz. The performers are all top class UK and international, professional musicians and the concerts range from instrumental and vocal soloists through duos, trios and quartets up to choirs and small orchestras ... We are the only group dedicated to providing music lovers in Falkirk with classical music.'

 

* Classic Music Live! Falkirk
VISITS (to Website)236
VIEWS (of this Record)502

‘Presents monthly lunch-time and occasional evening concerts at venues in the North Yorkshire market town of Stokesley and the seaside resort of Redcar ... The concerts receive no grants or sponsorships and their continuing viability depends entirely on their being self-supporting.’

 

* Classical Cleveland
VISITS (to Website)38
VIEWS (of this Record)98

'We have been promoting chamber music concerts by professional artists in the Ribble Valley since 1952'. In the main, a series of six evening concerts October - April. But note also the occasional  Luncheon Concerts nearby at Knowle Green.

 

* Clitheroe Concerts Society
VISITS (to Website)188
Also indexedKnowle Green Luncheon Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)372

'The season promises to be as interesting and exciting as any in the past with very accomplished musicians performing as soloists or as members of ensembles. Once again, with the support of “Orchestras Live” we are able to offer an orchestral concert ... The new season brings with it an initiative - subscription members will be able to bring a non-member to one concert in the season absolutely free of charge ... Cockermouth Music Society is a successful society and we want to make it even more successful for the benefit of artists and audiences alike. Every year we provide a platform for local young musicians to perform in our Young Persons Concert.'

 

* Cockermouth Music Society
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)465

'It was in 1987 that David and Linda Holmes founded a series of chamber concerts; these began at the Walpole Old Chapel, moving in 1991 to Cratfield. The creation and registration of a charitable trust, Blyth Valley Chamber Music, followed in 1993. By then the format of six fortnightly Sunday afternoon concerts was firmly established, though with some occasional winter extra concerts ... We aim in each season to combine well-known combinations of instruments for which there is an abundant repertoire – like the string quartet and piano trio – with less usual groups of instruments whose repertoire may therefore be smaller, but no less worth hearing. We also intend to offer in each concert enough of what could be called the "core" repertoire to give us a good chance of filling the church – ticket sales being our largest source of income – but to spice this with new or less well-known works.'

 

* Concerts at Cratfield
VISITS (to Website)249
Also indexedBlyth Valley Chamber Music
VIEWS (of this Record)779

'Charity which brings classical music to the far flung mountains at the edge of England. The Parish of Craswall is one of the biggest, but most sparsley populated in Herefordshire, below Offa's Dyke and under The Black Hill - the highest point in southern England.'

 

* Concerts for Craswall
VISITS (to Website)271
VIEWS (of this Record)438

‘Brings high quality live music to the centre of Penzance between the months of October and April. Founded by viola player Tim Boulton, our aim has been to offer people in West Cornwall a series of concerts given by internationally touring musicians – the quality of concerts you might expect at London’s Wigmore Hall or other top chamber music venues – but at Penzance prices ... Concerts Penzance is family friendly, run by a team of local volunteers that includes several members of Penzance Youth String Orchestra – visiting musicians often comment of the number of young people in the audience compared to other venues. Offering audiences that bit more has been a strong feature of the concerts with musicians often introducing the music they perform and engaging directly with the audience through their music making ...’

 

* Concerts Penzance
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)235

'As an inspirational working space with accommodation, Crear & the arts charity space to create connects individuals & organisations across the arts worldwide through innovative residencies & collaborations, including writers retreats, masterclasses, recordings & public concerts. Our doors are kept open by all the wonderful weddings hosted throughout the year, in addition to support from public funding & private donations.'

 

* Crear space to create
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of this Record)343

'World-class classical music in a Somerset village ... Programmes are based on classical repertoire ranging from early music through classical (Bach, Mozart, etc.), to 21st century works, and are always varied and interesting. A wide range of professional artists, ranging from string quartets and wind ensembles to duos and solo recitalists, perform a diverse range of music to suit all tastes.'

 

* Curry Rivel Music
VISITS (to Website)224
VIEWS (of this Record)387

Six evening concerts, October - April.

 

* Darlington Music Society
VISITS (to Website)231
VIEWS (of this Record)471

'Established in 1996 to use the town's new Steinway, Darlington Piano Society presents piano recitals at 3.00pm on Sunday afternoons in The Central Hall of the Dolphin Centre. Recitalists are soloists of international standing.’

 

* Darlington Piano Society
VISITS (to Website)330
VIEWS (of this Record)344

'Our working definition of "chamber music" is music from the 17th century onwards played by a combination of conductorless instrumentalists ranging from solo recitalist to up to 13 players, each following their own solo parts. Our commonest line-ups tend to be solo piano, piano/instrumental duos, trios and quartets, with string quartets being a consistently popular grouping.'

 

* Derby Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)299
VIEWS (of this Record)382

'Derby Music Club is different – perhaps unique! We provide an opportunity for members and their guests to perform to each other, to enjoy evenings of high quality music making which are full of variety and interest and to enjoy the company of friends. Listeners and performers are equally welcome.'

 

* Derby Music Club
VISITS (to Website)277
VIEWS (of this Record)384

'The Club's remit is to present concerts of high quality and varied content, mostly classical, but with some folk/jazz/ethnic elements. It also arranges workshops in conjunction with some of the concerts, in the main for young people but with opportunities for adults as well. In addition a talk is given each year highlighting repertoire from one particular concert. All these activities serve to enhance the musical enjoyment and understanding of the community.'

 

* Dolgellau Music Club
VISITS (to Website)288
VIEWS (of this Record)490

'Our aim is to present classical music of the highest professional quality for the residents of Mole Valley in some high-quality venues.'

 

* Dorking Concertgoers
VISITS (to Website)229
VIEWS (of this Record)389

Typically seven recitals September - April. ALERT Museum closed until 2020; events held elsewhere in Dorchester.

 

* Dorset County Museum Music Society
VISITS (to Website)246
VIEWS (of this Record)727

'Although the venues tend to centre around the Cathedral and the Cathedral Halls, events also focus on the other halls in Dunblane and include afternoon as well as evening concerts. These offer as diverse a choice as jazz and classical music, secular and sacred programmes, purely vocal or purely instrumental music or mixed ensembles.'

 

* Dunblane Cathedral Arts Guild
VISITS (to Website)210
VIEWS (of this Record)437

'You can't easily get to concerts in the Wigmore Hall or the South Bank? No problem: we bring fine music played by top professionals to Dundee. The essence of Chamber Music is in the intimacy. You are close enough to the players to be aware of what they are putting into the music and to witness the skill of the performers in a way that you can't with an orchestra. It is the most live of live music. Since 1929. Dundee Chamber Music has been bringing the best of the world's chamber musicians to our city.'

 

* Dundee Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)526

Eaton Square Concerts is proud to present world-class chamber music in the heart of London’s historic Belgravia district. The outstanding acoustic and stunning neo-classical surroundings of St Peter's Eaton Square make it an ideal venue for concerts from internationally renowned performers as well as rising stars. Eaton Square Concerts produces two concert seasons a year, in spring and autumn.‘

 

ALERT ’ ... Despite the widely appreciated artistic success of our spring 2019 season, the financial results fell far short of our expectations. As a result the Board has very reluctantly decided that we should no longer continue with these wonderful concerts and that Friends of Music should close. The current environment does not provide a basis for sustaining Eaton Square Concerts.’

 

* Eaton Square Concerts
VISITS (to Website)82
VIEWS (of this Record)168

‘We aim to promote the enjoyment of live classical music performance in the Edinburgh area. You are welcome to join us for our programme of recitals every Saturday from October to June .. You can become a member of the Society if you would like to support our work. You don't need a membership to attend concerts - they are open to anyone and admission is free ... The Society does not pay fees to performers. We will reimburse reasonable direct expenses for which receipts can be produced ... The Society will advertise the concerts and provide an audience. The Venue seats 50 people.’

  

* Edinburgh Society of Musicians
VISITS (to Website)119
VIEWS (of this Record)143

'For many years a yearly concert has featured promising young performers, namely the Young Performers Platform, providing a platform for aspiring local musicians and encouraging them and their parents to join as members. In 1995 the club invested in a modern Steinway grand piano reflecting its confidence in the club’s future. There have been many outstanding local personalities involved in building the club over the years and many international artists have performed at celebrity concerts and club evenings.'

 

* Egham and District Music Club
VISITS (to Website)269
VIEWS (of this Record)306

'Founded in the nineteenth century as a choral and orchestral society presenting regular concerts in the University of Oxford. Based at The Queen's College, the Society continues to promote a regular recital series and special events (including musical theatre), both of which involve performers from across the University. It maintains a chorus and orchestra, which are student-conducted. The Society’s concerts – including the Saturday lunchtime recital series and evening concerts by the orchestra and/or chorus and by other University groups – are open to all members of the University and to the public.'

 

* Eglesfield Music Society
VISITS (to Website)287
Also indexedThe Quuen's College Oxford
VIEWS (of this Record)586

'Founded in 1948, is a charitable organisation which promotes a number of professional classical concerts throughout the year. Its aim is to bring classical music of a high calibre to Evesham and the Vale for the benefit of all. EDMC engages groups, usually with international reputations, who play in the big venues in London and in many cases, worldwide. They cover the complete range of classical music, including duets, trios, string quartets, piano recitals, vocal concerts, brass bands and orchestras. Usually, each year there is one concert which encourages the participation of school aged students.'

 

* Evesham & District Music Club
VISITS (to Website)26
VIEWS (of this Record)45

‘A friendly group of people, mostly amateurs, who like playing, singing, and listening to chamber music. Members get together to make music in their own homes and the club register enables them to find a piano accompanist or other instrumentalists, required to play the desired pieces. In addition, informal monthly concerts are held from October to April and are given in very pleasant surroundings in a hall at Churt, just outside Farnham. This gives members an opportunity to perform pieces which they have prepared, and to enjoy listening to fellow members.’

 

* Farnham Chamber Music Club
VISITS (to Website)79
VIEWS (of this Record)199

The Friends of Faversham Music Club ‘have widespread benefits including: * Four Thursday evening concerts per season; * Reduced ticket prices for the First Sunday Series Concerts; * Discount on Faversham Voices choir rehearsals; * Reduced price for Barbican concert visits; * Reduced price entry to single concerts given by Canterbury, Whitstable and Sittingbourne music clubs‘.

 

* Faversham Music Club
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of this Record)222

‘We are a charity based in Cwmdu, Crickhowell, Mid-Wales. Our objectives are: i. to provide opportunities to see and hear live music; ii. to promote a high standard of music-making with exhilarating programmes; iii. to introduce a series of music programmes employing students and young professional musicians; iv. to promote other forms of artistic activity; v. to raise money for the maintenance of the fabric of St. Michael & All Angels Church, Cwmdu.’

 

* Friends of Cwmdu Music
VISITS (to Website)237
VIEWS (of this Record)1017

'A collective of volunteering individuals, each with a passion for music and furthering local culture. Our concert programme runs entirely from funds earned via our events, we do not receive any external financial support. Our subscription series ticketing allows us to secure attendance, and with it the means to pursue adventurous programming that has come to be the group’s trademark. We actively seek talented musicians who are at ease with an enthusiastic audience and intimate concert atmosphere, and who support our continued aim of presenting classical music of the highest calibre.'

 

* Frome Concerts Group
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)403

‘Dedicated to the promotion of historically informed performances of the highest standard on period instruments. It organises a regular series of Early Music concerts ... in the Georgian New Town ... The concert series features not only established Early Music performers but also exciting younger groups. Workshops and talks related to the concerts are also organised.’

 

* Georgian Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)191
VIEWS (of this Record)363

'Founded in 1929 to promote chamber music concerts of the highest quality. Our aim remains unchanged, and we take pride in engaging some of the finest musicians from around the world, whilst at the same time being noted for our friendly and informal atmosphere.'

 

* Gloucester Music Society
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)316

‘A series of classical music concerts which holds a concert every month (with the exception of July and August) ... This series was set up as a branch of TBS (Tilford Bach Society) in order to give performance opportunities to both Conservatoire students who are aspiring to become professional musicians, and young professionals. Since its inception in January 2017, Conservatoire Concerts Series has welcomed ensembles of all sizes, set up an Annual Bach Day and organised more than twenty evening concerts and a few lunchtime ones as well. All our concerts are FREE of charge with a retiring collection that will enable us to pay the musicians and cover all other expenses involved in putting up these concerts. Refreshments are always served during the interval.’

 

* Godalming Conservatoire Concerts
VISITS (to Website)28
VIEWS (of this Record)116

'Founded on 19 June 1973 ... Twenty years later and after a lot of fundraising the club acquired its own 1895 Steinway series B piano which is now its most treasured possession ... Currently six concerts a year are held on Friday evenings between May and October, and members of the club enjoy a Christmas get-together with lunch followed by the AGM.'

 

* Grange-over-Sands & District Concert Club
VISITS (to Website)220
VIEWS (of this Record)432

‘Founded in 1929, presents concerts covering a wide range of musical tastes, performed by first-rate professional musicians. Our aim is to maintain the very high standards of past and present musical performance as well as the tradition of creating a welcoming atmosphere for all our members and other music lovers in our community ... There are six main monthly concerts (October to March) each season.’

 

* Grantham Music Club
VISITS (to Website)146
VIEWS (of this Record)355

'The only UK village regularly staging major works performed by top professional musicians ... Showcasing some of the world’s best soloists, orchestras, choirs, conductors and composers ... 4-5 events each year – selling out weeks, often months in advance ... Supported b Friends of Grayshott Concerts who enjoy priority booking ... Why endure the hassle, cost and pollution of struggling to far-away venues - when Grayshott Concerts are within easy reach of home?'

 

* Grayshott Concerts
VISITS (to Website)220
VIEWS (of this Record)443

'Promote, between October and April, a series of classical concerts of the highest quality, featuring professional musicians.'

 

* Grimsby Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)426

‘Welcoming renowned orchestras, award-winning soloists and esteemed conductors from around the world to perform on our main stage. As ever, the Season provides a wonderful opportunity to see world-class conductors and soloists right here in Guildford.’

 

* Guildford International Concert Season
VISITS (to Website)118
Also indexedG Live
VIEWS (of this Record)181

‘Founded some twenty years ago to encourage the love of serious music especially amongst the young, we provide live music in different genres performed by highly gifted professional artistes, many of whom have international recognition. Probably no other local venue provides such recitals on a regular basis throughout the year and at a very reasonable expense. Why travel to London when this quality of musical satisfaction can be found so close to home? ... All our concerts are held in the church at 83 Portsmouth Road, which has one of the finest church organs in the south of England. We also have a fully restored c. 1892 Bechstein concert grand piano.’

 

* Guildford Music Society
VISITS (to Website)240
Also indexedGuildford United Reformed Church Music Society
VIEWS (of this Record)382

'Presents six concerts annually from October to March in the Music Close Up series, which is subsidised by a grant from Enterprise Music Scotland, whose help we acknowledge with gratitude.'

 

* Haddington Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)258
Also indexedMusic Close Up
VIEWS (of this Record)608

‘Promotes high-quality chamber music concerts every year in a season between October and April ... Most of our audience are subscribers who have bought tickets at a discount for the entire season. The advantages of being a subscriber are: * you gain a substantial reduction in concert ticket prices; * you help give the Philharmonic Club a secure financial base; * you become a member with voting rights.’

 

* Halifax Philharmonic Club
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)882

‘Formed in 1964 by staff of the Harris College, we have promoted classical chamber music concerts at midday continuously for more than half a century ... In September 2003 we moved into the newly refurbished Preston Minster. This has a reverberant acoustic which supports a wide range of musical ensembles.’ Monthly concerts, September - June.

 

* Harris Music Preston
VISITS (to Website)126
Also indexedPreston Minster
VIEWS (of this Record)232

'Hartlepool Music Society has been promoting high quality, live classical music concerts in the Town for more than thirty years and hopes to continue for a further thirty years if we retain your support. We always need members, sponsors, donors and practical assistance. If you wish to help, get in touch with the Chairman ...'

 

* Hartlepool Music Society
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)475

'Hay Music began life in 2011, the vision of Dr John Stark, retired hospital consultant. A great lover of music, his ambition was to bring the highest quality classical chamber music to Hay-on-Wye at modest ticket prices and he has achieved this by attracting both young, highly qualified "new generation" artists in the early stages of their careers in music as well as many established and well known professional musicians, including from overseas. From the beginning Hay Music collaborated with Richard Booth's Bookshop in Hay which provides a unique and characterful 70 seat venue amongst the heavily laden bookshelves. Its intimacy and informality is appealing to performers and audiences alike ...' Several venues around and about Hay are now used for concerts and recitals.

 

* Hay Music
VISITS (to Website)429
VIEWS (of this Record)366

‘Formed in 2001. The objectives of the society are to hold concerts and recitals of classical and jazz music (and sometimes a combination of them both).‘

 

* Hayfield Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)177
VIEWS (of this Record)286

'Bringing the best of new professional musical talent, plus other more established performers, to Mid-Sussex. Although we face increased competition from other local organisations and the media, our continuing goal is to provide a varied and entertaining selection of concerts which should appeal to a wide audience. We welcome non-members to our concerts, but there are significant financial advantages in becoming a member, so why not join us!'

 

* Haywards Heath Music Society
VISITS (to Website)229
VIEWS (of this Record)1290

'Founded by a small group of music enthusiasts, the Society’s principal aims are to bring high quality, professional musicians to the town and to present a programme of concerts that is as varied as possible. The Music Society continues to be run by a small volunteer committee ... Concert goers have enjoyed chamber music ensembles of every instrumental and vocal combination, opera, solo recitals and jazz.'

* Helensburgh Music Society
VISITS (to Website)205
VIEWS (of this Record)426

Typically, half a dozen evening concerts per season, October - June.

 

* Henleaze Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)173
VIEWS (of this Record)305

‘Founded in 1940 by Thomas Barber to promote music in Hertford. Meeting at the world’s oldest Friends Meeting House still in use, we stage and host a wide variety of live classical concerts from both local and world renowned artists.’

 

* Hertford Music Club
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)289

'Haslemere in South West Surrey has long been an important centre for music making. Its chamber music society, HHH Concerts, presents a season of 5 concerts ... each year from October to March.'

 

* HHH Concerts
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of this Record)396

‘For over seventy years the club has been organising classical music recitals for Hoddesdon and the surrounding areas. Concerts are held seven times a year ... The season starts in September and runs until May.'

 

* Hoddesdon Music Club
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)315

Formed 1972: 'It organises concerts by professional performers; many internationally renowned, which take place monthly from September to April each year. They regularly attract audiences of up to 250 ... The atmosphere is friendly and informal and performers are encouraged to introduce the music and to meet members of the audience in the bar after the performance. Audiences enjoy coffee and a chat with friends during the generous interval. We go out of our way to welcome new members and listen to their views'.

 

* Holmes Chapel Music Society
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of this Record)1087

'Formed in the 1930's. A group of ladies decided to start their own entertainment programme in Hornsea, because it was difficult to travel to concerts in Hull. Like many social organisations, activities were suspended during World War II, but they were restarted in 1948 ... The society continues to thrive after more than 70 years ... The society are very grateful to the United Reformed Church for storing its Grand Piano.'

 

* Hornsea Music Society
VISITS (to Website)314
VIEWS (of this Record)626

'Horsham Music Circle's first concert was held in May 1942 in the Friends’ Meeting House in Worthing Road. Recalling the early days 21 years later for the Circle’s coming of age concert, Mr D J Coulson, then headmaster of Collyer’s, wrote: “Even in those uncertain wartime days the Circle showed unmistakably that it had the three fundamental requisites for all successful enterprises – a modest beginning, energetic optimism and an organiser who combined the rare gifts of imaginative foresight and outstanding musicianship with tremendous drive and apparently tireless enthusiasm ...' 

 

* Horsham Music Circle
VISITS (to Website)185
VIEWS (of this Record)410

'In 1925 radio broadcasting was at an early stage of development and the sound quality was poor. Gramophone records were limited to just a few minutes of scratchy playing time. It was in this environment that a group of local music-lovers decided to form a society to engage professional musicians to play public classical music concerts in Wirral, and so Hoylake Chamber Concert Society was born ...'

 

* Hoylake Chamber Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)199
Also indexedWirral Chamber Music Series
VIEWS (of this Record)479

‘Originally the Huddersfield Music Club, the Society was founded in 1918, It has promoted its classical music concerts continuously ever since, even during the Second World War. These are chamber music recitals of high quality, engaging mostly artists of international standing.’

 

* Huddersfield Music Society
VISITS (to Website)214
VIEWS (of this Record)264

‘Hull Chamber Music (full name Hull Chamber Music Society) arranges high quality recitals of chamber music for the people of Kingston upon Hull and beyond, engaging professional musicians of international standing. Our season usually consists of six concerts held on Saturday evenings between October and April.’

 

* Hull Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)154
VIEWS (of this Record)265

Founded 1996: ‘Since its foundation, Iffley Music Society has offered an exciting and eclectic range of music - from choral ensembles to piano solos, string quartets to accordion, and much more. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for young musicians starting their professional careers ... Concerts take place in the beautiful 12th century Church of St Mary the Virgin, or in our historic Church Hall. Iffley Village is easily reached from central Oxford, and is close to the Thames footpath. Plentiful on-street parking is available’.

 

* Iffley Music Society
VISITS (to Website)74
VIEWS (of this Record)121

'The origins can be traced back to 8 March 1942 when Cyril Smith gave the first of 31 concerts that were held from 1942 to 1946 (with a stunning array of artists). These concerts culminated in the formation of the Ilkley Concert Club at an open meeting held in the Ilkley Playhouse on 8 April 1946 and the first concert was given by Denis Matthews on the 28 August 1946 ... and the rest is history! ...'

 

* Ilkley Concert Club
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of this Record)362

‘Established in 1999 due to local enthusiasm for high quality live music in the classical tradition performed in rural settings and to a variety of age groups ... The main aim of the group is to bring concerts given by professional musicians to audiences in and around the Inverurie area. Inverurie Music also promotes educational musical activities, including workshops delivered by professional musicians in schools and other venues in Aberdeenshire ... Recently there has been an expansion of Inverurie Music's educational role in collaboration with Enterprise Music Scotland. Inverurie Music sets up workshops at local schools, instrumental groups and with the local orchestra.'

 

* Inverurie Music
VISITS (to Website)90
VIEWS (of this Record)132

'Each year the Society arranges four Saturday concerts of chamber music, usually held in October, November, January and February. All concerts start at 7:30 pm. Concerts are held in an intimate concert hall in the centre of Ipswich, UK.'

 

* Ipswich Chamber Music Society
VISITS (to Website)153
VIEWS (of this Record)243

‘An annual season of short (60-70 minute) monthly recitals on Sunday afternoons at the Acton Hill Church. The series was started by Music Director Jane Schopf in 2004 to provide a venue for young musicians starting on their professional careers, many of whom have subsequently enjoyed international success in competitions and on the concert platform. The series has continued to grow and now attracts established international artists as well. Originally called the Acton Classical Music Concert Series, it was re-named in 2009 in memory of one of its most loyal supporters, Iris Axon, who generously made possible the purchase of our magnificent concert grand, handmade for us by Clive Pinkham (Cornwall). This beautiful instrument has an excellent touch and tone. The church is ideal for concerts as it has the largest unsupported wooden barrel-vault ceiling in London which brings out the middle harmonics, creating a luxuriously warm sound.’

 

* Iris Axon Concert Series
VISITS (to Website)159
VIEWS (of this Record)280

Charity summer lunchtime concerts throughout July and August in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, carrying on a tradition started in 1999 by John Lester, former Organist of St Mary’s Church.

 

* John Lester Lunchtime Concerts
VISITS (to Website)103
VIEWS (of this Record)239

'The series presents an annual programme of 14 chamber, early music, jazz and world music concerts, with internationally recognised performers and emerging artistes. In addition it strives to engage local young people, Keele University students and the wider community with the programme holding a series of participatory workshops and special ticket promotions.'

 

* Keele Concerts Society
VISITS (to Website)159
VIEWS (of this Record)346

'We are greatly obliged to the officers of Kelso Old Parish Church for putting in place extensive improvements to the chancel on which our concerts take place, A carpet has been laid which has radically improved the already very good acoustic, an improvement from which our Steinway piano in particular has hugely benefited. The old choir stalls have been removed to give much more space which will be greatly appreciated by larger ensembles.'

 

* Kelso Music Society
VISITS (to Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)476

'The Club presents fortnightly concerts in Kendal Town Hall on Wednesdays 13.00 - 14.00 from October to March.'

 

* Kendal Midday Concert Club
VISITS (to Website)292
VIEWS (of this Record)772

‘Presents seven concerts between October and May every year in the sumptuous setting of Leighton House.’

 

* Kensington and Chelsea Music Society
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of this Record)290

'Currently has a marvellous membership of nearly 200 enthusiastic subscribers. Membership entitles each person to a reserved seat at all concerts in a season that runs from September to April. As well as eight concerts by professional musicians, the Society promotes one concert each season given by local young musicians as part of its aim to foster an interest in music at an early age. Members also enjoy one or two social functions during the season.'

 

* Keswick Music Society
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)409

‘We arrange an annual series of eight monthly recitals and illustrated talks from September to May (excepting December) ... Those under 18 and in full time education and members of other societies affiliated to the Federation of Recorded Music Societies are welcome to attend without charge. Music teachers are also encouraged to bring their pupils without charge.‘

 

* King’s Lynn Music Society
VISITS (to Website)184
VIEWS (of this Record)952

‘The finest chamber music in the finest setting ... We look forward to welcoming present and new patrons to another full and varied programme. A season ticket, giving seven performances for the price of four is excellent value. The Society is very friendly and welcoming. If you already have a taste for classical music you may already be attending. If you were unaware of our concerts or unfamiliar with classical music why not give it a try?.‘

 

* Kirkcaldy Music Society
VISITS (to Website)264
VIEWS (of this Record)334

'Each season, from October to April, the Society stages a series of eight concerts featuring the Royal Northern Sinfonia (three concerts) and either Manchester Camerata or EUCO, plus the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic symphony orchestras. The Lakeland Sinfonia, which is the Society’s own orchestra, plays two of the season’s concerts ...'

 

* Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of this Record)327

'Launched in July 2006 and aims to maintain Leamington and district as a musical centre dedicated to promoting excellent music. Music-making at an international level like this can only be put on and sustained by the generosity of our supporters and if you would like to be involved in ensuring that Leamington Music continues to flourish please join the Friends of Leamington Music.'

 

* Leamington Music
VISITS (to Website)301
VIEWS (of this Record)352

'Founded to secure the future of Music on Thursdays at LMC [Leatherhead Methodist Church]  and Wednesdays at Christ Church lunchtime concerts in Leatherhead's Churches. The Society's trustees bring broad experience of musicianship, business and charity management, and represent different expressions of faith.'

 

* Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)459

Leeds International Concert Season is run by Leeds City Council and is the largest local authority music programme in the UK. We programme more than 200 concerts a year in the Leeds area ... The highlight of each season is the International Orchestral Series which sees national and international orchestras visit Leeds Town Hall on Saturday nights. The season also includes the UK’s finest brass band series at Morley Town Hall, international chamber music at The Venue, Leeds College of Music, plus a programme of jazz, world and rock at Leeds Town Hall ... A unique series of sixty lunchtime chamber and organ recitals offers the most extensive programme of free music in Britain. Music moves outside in the Summer for bandstand concerts in Leeds parks.’

 

* Leeds International Concert Season
VISITS (to Website)424
Also indexedLeeds Town Hall | Morley Town Hall | The Venue [Leeds College of Music]
VIEWS (of this Record)301

'Leeds Lieder was inaugurated with a Festival of song in 2005 and there followed a decade of biennial Festivals attracting some of the finest singers and pianists of our time. Encouraged by this success, in 2017 it was decided that the Festival should become an annual event. In between Festivals, audiences are able to enjoy a lively season of concerts and masterclasses.' Festival held Mid - April.

 

* Leeds Lieder
VISITS (to Website)161
Also indexedLeeds Lieder Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)325

'LEMA acts as a co-ordinator of Early Music in the area and runs Leicester Early Music Festival. This is an all-year festival and includes concerts (both free and paid) throughout the year; talks (musical and non-musical); a Newsletter with reviews, articles and concerts diary, workshops, talks, tastings and more.'

 

* Leicester Early Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)195
Also indexedLEMA
VIEWS (of this Record)511

'Presents 7 concerts per year between September and March on Sunday afternoons ... Our concerts are full-length with an interval, when you can chat with friends over tea and coffee, and finish around 4pm.'

 

* Leigh Music Society
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of this Record)343

'We have been presenting top-class professional concerts of (mostly) classical music since 1946, and we are still the only organisation in Central Bedfordshire which does this on a regular basis ...'

 

* Leighton Buzzard Music
VISITS (to Website)242
VIEWS (of this Record)365

‘The Lenthall Concerts have been bringing music of outstanding quality to West Oxfordshire since 1992 ... Each winter season of six concerts brings a mixture of internationally established artists and talented young musicians to Burford School.’

 

* Lenthall Concerts
VISITS (to Website)159
VIEWS (of this Record)268

'We present superb music in a comfortable and friendly setting. Musicians find Howgills the perfect home for chamber music and non-members are warmly welcomed to join us.'

 

* Letchworth Music Club
VISITS (to Website)216
VIEWS (of this Record)507

'We warmly invite you to share the opportunity to hear high calibre and internationally acclaimed musicians in a friendly environment. The cost of our exciting programme of concerts represents excellent value, in particular the season ticket which offers concerts at a significant discount. Enjoy a glass of wine in the interval and have some thoroughly enjoyable evenings of wonderful music.'

 

* Linlithgow Arts Guild
VISITS (to Website)218
VIEWS (of this Record)401

‘Offers a programme of fabulous music and musicians throughout the year in the Cambridgeshire village of Linton ... The series of concerts concentrates on the more intimate chamber music settings whilst also catering for different tastes in music such as jazz, folk and world music.’

 

* Linton Music Series
VISITS (to Website)216
Also indexedLinton Music Society
VIEWS (of this Record)349

Live at St Wilfrid’s! organises an interesting and varied programme of classical music concerts which are held in the historic parish Church in Grappenhall, Warrington.’

 

* Live at St Wilfrid’s!
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of this Record)270

Our Mission ‘To bring lesser known and unusual music to Liverpool and the North West ... We promote recitals of lesser known works of famous composers and contemporary composers including specially commissioned works, presented by our Cathedral Orchestra, Cathedral Cantata Choir, and also visiting Performers’.

 

* Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Concerts Society
VISITS (to Website)144
Also indexedMusic for all
VIEWS (of this Record)508

'The Society promotes monthly concerts from October to February inclusive, normally on the second Tuesday of each month with the exception of January when the concert may be held on the third Tuesday. There is no need to be a member of the Society to attend its concerts. Visitors are made very welcome to any or all of its concerts and tickets are available on the door (free entry for school children). Where possible, the Society also arranges workshops in partnership with local schools.'

 

* Lockerbie & District Music Society
VISITS (to Website)185
VIEWS (of this Record)477

'The superb new concert hall at Kings Place – the first in London for 25 years – has opened an exciting new chapter for the London Chamber Music Society, which can trace its origins to Victorian music making in London in the 1870s, and the regular Sunday Concerts that developed at South Place and then the Conway Hall from 1929. The inheritance of the Sunday Concerts is special, and our Concert Series aims to continue that rich legacy – which has long been part of the musical life-blood of the capital – by bringing the very best classical chamber music to London audiences at affordable prices.'

 

* London Chamber Music Society
VISITS (to Website)175
VIEWS (of this Record)329

Typically, six evening concerts, October - March.

 

* Louth & District Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)614

‘Our lunchtime and evening music concerts series, which regularly showcases an impressively international spectrum of musicians, now rightly enjoys a reputation for both its quality and popularity ... The quality of the music making at these events is extremely high and we are proud to be able to offer them for free.  For those who have rarely had the opportunity of going to concerts, these recitals are an excellent introduction to classical music, with varied programmes and instrumental line-ups; for music-lovers the Shaw Library has a wonderful atmosphere, an outstanding Steinway piano, thanks to the generosity of the LSE's Annual Fund, and it allows its attentive audiences to hear chamber music in the sort of space for which the composer wrote the pieces.’

 

* LSE Arts and Music
VISITS (to Website)29
VIEWS (of this Record)360

'Would you like to join us in Ludlow Arts: Classical? You can do so in many ways: Sing: with Ludlow Choral Society or the Edge Chamber Choir; Play: with Ludlow Orchestra or BISYOC; Subscribe: to Ludlow Music Society's subscription concerts; Help us: to organize Ludlow Arts: Classical; or join one of our Committees; or helping us on concert days; Sponsor: a concert, a soloist, or part of our activities; Advertise: in the Ludlow Arts: Classical brochure, or one of our concert programmes; Join: the Friends of Ludlow Arts, the Friends of Ludlow Assembly Rooms or the Ludlow Palmers.'

 

* Ludlow Arts: Classical
VISITS (to Website)179
Also indexedLudlow Music Society | Arcadia Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)358

‘Come and enjoy superb classical vocal and instrumental performances with visiting international soloists. We combine music which is familiar with some surprises - often poetry too. The recitals are friendly, inclusive and entrance is free - arrive at any time that suits you and bring your own lunch.’

 

* Lunchtime Recitals [Witney]
VISITS (to Website)83
VIEWS (of this Record)132

'Music on Mondays is a series of diverse concerts from October to March. The accessible programming ranges from Bach to Britten, Dowland to Duke Ellington and Rameau to Rautavaara.'

 

* Luton Music
VISITS (to Website)203
Also indexedMusic on Mondays
VIEWS (of this Record)321

‘Promotes a series of up to six classical concerts each year. Each concert is held at Y Tabernacl located in the historic town of Machynlleth. Y Tabernacl is a favourite amongst professional musicians and has been described as “one of the most wonderful halls for chamber music in the world!” having marvellous acoustics. The venue is also used for recordings and live broadcasts by BBC Radio 3.’

 

* Machynlleth Music Club
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of this Record)272

Typically five evening concerts, October - March, at The Maelor School, Penley: ‘We were founded at The Maelor School in 1968 with the aim of bringing live classical and other music to this rural corner of North Wales.  We are proud of our record of attracting high quality musicians of local, regional, national and even from time to time international reputation’.

 

* Maelor Music Society
VISITS (to Website)268
VIEWS (of this Record)1569

'Furthers the development of music in the Maidenhead area by presenting a series of professional classical concerts each year. All general concerts are open to the public, but anyone joining as a Member of the Society qualifies for generous ticket discounts and occasional special private events.'

 

* Maidenhead Music Society
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)423

'Making Music is the UK’s number one organisation for leisure-time music, with a membership of over 3,200 groups representing around 180,000 music makers across the UK. Find out more about who we are and what we do for music makers, meet some of the organisations we work with and find out about our awards schemes ...'

 

* Making Music
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)488

'Formed in 1971 for the promotion of good music in Malmesbury Abbey, a venue highly acclaimed for its beautiful acoustics, and has since organised a variety of top quality concerts from both internationally renowned artists and local performers. The concert season runs from March - November with six unmissable concerts each year.'

 

* Malmesbury Abbey Music Society
VISITS (to Website)213
VIEWS (of this Record)447

'Ever since its first concert on 31 October 1903, Malvern Concert Club, founded by Sir Edward Elgar, has been a cornerstone of musical life in Worcestershire. Over one hundred years later, today’s Concert Club is proud to continue that tradition of bringing the best chamber music to this part of the country. Whilst grounded in the tradition of the string quartet, each season brings a varied selection of music for small ensemble, with and without keyboard, and voice. Our performers are British and overseas musicians of international standing, with a balance of established artists and promising newcomers.'

 

* Malvern Concert Club
VISITS (to Website)246
VIEWS (of this Record)476

‘Founded in 1936 by Philip Godlee, a local textile manufacturer who was also chairman of the Hallé Orchestra and a keen amateur viola player ... aimed to “enable residents [of Manchester and District] to attend the performance of artists of the highest reputation” ... Manchester Chamber Concerts Society is run independent of public or other large scale funding – its revenue comes purely from ticket sales and donations, with the administration undertaken by unpaid volunteers.’

 

* Manchester Chamber Concerts Society
VISITS (to Website)256
VIEWS (of this Record)288

‘Established in 1915 by the Northern Section of the Committee for Music in Wartime as a temporary means of funding morale boosting concerts in the region’s military hospitals, Manchester’s Tuesday Mid-day Concerts, as the series was known at that time, has flourished in an unbroken span ...  The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society is the largest and one of the most successful lunchtime series in the country ... Emerging instrumentalists and singers are welcome to audition for inclusion in our prestigious and long-established chamber music series.’

 

* Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of this Record)270

'Offers a unique music experience: a Sunday afternoon listening to professional musicians perform in the intimate setting of Marden House, with its widely-acclaimed acoustic, followed by tea and an opportunity to meet the performers.'

 

* Marden House Concerts
VISITS (to Website)221
VIEWS (of this Record)350

Usually around eight evening concerts, September - May.

 

* Matlock Music
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of this Record)418

'Anita and Emile Woolf established Maxability in 2009 with the aim of enhancing the lives of disabled adults in London’s Borough of Barnet. Maxability’s mission is to enable participants to realise and develop their creative potential through its art and ceramic classes ... A wonderful programme of chamber music concerts ... are a major source of funding for Maxability’s charitable work, and we hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to hear some of the very best music ever composed, played live by exceptional musicians in a highly convivial atmosphere.'

 

* Maxability
VISITS (to Website)22
VIEWS (of this Record)70

Mayfield Music is a music society run by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers who share a wide appreciation of music. Our aim is to arrange a series of concerts – usually four in a year – for the community in and around Mayfield and Ashbourne. Our concerts take place in local venues, often in the beautiful setting of Mayfield Parish Church.’

 

* Mayfield Music
VISITS (to Website)154
VIEWS (of this Record)233

'Formed in July 2012 when the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) ceased running its Music Society after 40 years. We continue the tradition of putting on excellent concerts, combined with an enjoyable social occasion, and with an opportunity for the audience to meet the artists after the concert.'

 

* Medical Music Society of London
VISITS (to Website)139
VIEWS (of this Record)359

'Every year since its founding in 1962 the Society has presented a season of chamber concerts, running from September to March, performed by artists of national and international renown. Some of our visiting musicians are young performers in the early stages of their professional career, while others have well-established reputations. We also like to encourage home-grown talent from Scotland as well as welcoming performers from further afield.'

 

* Melrose Music Society
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)400

'The MAAA has existed since June 1983. Its object is to encourage and promote the Arts in Mid Argyll - including Dance, Drama, Music, Opera, Poetry and the Visual Arts. The Association is a member of the Argyll and Bute Concert Tour Group ( ABCT) and co-operates with the music clubs of Bute, Kintyre, Cowal, Islay and Oban on the choice of fifty percent of the top  class professional musicians invited to perform.'

 

* Mid Argyll Arts Association
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)390

Typically five evening concerts, September - May: ‘Our venue has enough space to comfortably hold over twice our normal audience of around 40-50 people, so we don't sell tickets in advance. Simply turn up after 7 p.m. (as the artist's practice session ends then) and "pay on the door"’.

 

* Middlewich and District Concerts Society
VISITS (to Website)317
VIEWS (of this Record)1933

'Promotes a highly regarded International Chamber Music Concert Series and has been doing so since 1942. Concerts take place each month from October to April. The intimate atmosphere and warm acoustic of Cairns Church is an excellent setting for these wonderful concerts.'

 

* Milngavie Music Club
VISITS (to Website)205
VIEWS (of this Record)309

'Glorious music in the calm and beautiful candle lit setting of St Michaels Church. Exceptional acoustics, bar and a warm welcome ... come and join us.'

 

* Milverton Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)208
VIEWS (of this Record)335

‘Organizes a series of six concerts each year given by first class professional musicians. Concerts take place at the Old Well Theatre on the last Friday in August, September, October, January, February & March.’

 

* Moffat Music Society
VISITS (to Website)31
VIEWS (of this Record)73

'Morpeth Music Society is proud of its central role in the cultural life of Morpeth, presenting an annual series of classical concerts performed by professional artists of national and international standing.'

 

* Morpeth Music Society
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)435

'The Crossing Church & Centre is one of North Nottinghamshire’s top public concert halls within which the Music @ The Crossing programme offers high quality – mainly classical – performances to suit a variety of tastes.'

 

* Music @ The Crossing
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)383

Monthly concerts October through March presenting an eclectic range of performers.

 

* Music Arran
VISITS (to Website)203
Also indexedArran Music Society
VIEWS (of this Record)394

Typically six evening recitals, September - May.

 

* Music at Duffield
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of this Record)506

'Music at Leamington Hastings is a charity and the voluntary donation element is very important to us. I stress that it is voluntary, and whereas most people are happy to contribute the amount we suggest, some give less and some give more, and are quite free to do so. We do not receive any grants or public subsidies and your generosity is therefore very important ...'

 

* Music at Leamington Hastings
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of this Record)509

‘The “Music at Llanstadwell” project has three main aims: to put on live quality music, to provide a platform for young local musicians and to develop live music that is accessible to all, across church and community ... Music for a Summer Evening is a series of 6 concerts that take place on summer Sunday evenings, once a month, at 6 o'clock. The concerts last between 45 minutes and an hour, with refreshments afterwards, served in the Vicarage garden, or in the church if the weather is inclement. Other recitals and performances crop up along the way so keep checking ... Llanstadwell is a small village, parish and community in south Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the north bank of the River Cleddau between Milford Haven and Neyland.’

 

* Music at Llanstadwell
VISITS (to Website)110
VIEWS (of this Record)206

'As an international classical series, we programme a range of music from all periods. In any given season there will be a leading symphony orchestra, and an array of acclaimed soloists, ensembles, choirs, and chamber musicians. We aim to provide a platform for highly talented younger performers, as well as to more established, renowned artists ... We use a variety of iconic buildings in the City, chosen specifically to suit each concert.'

 

* Music at Oxford
VISITS (to Website)387
VIEWS (of this Record)321

Music at St Martin’s is a Registered Charity that promotes musical events and raises funds for the maintenance and repair of St. Martin’s Church, Stamford.’

 

* Music at St Martin’s
VISITS (to Website)114
VIEWS (of this Record)229

St Mary’s Perivale is a tiny, beautiful 12th century church situated close to Western Avenue in Perivale, West London. It became redundant in 1972, but has now been transformed by the Friends of St Mary's Perivale into an exceptional music venue serving West London. We have an excellent reputation for consistently superb concerts, given by many of the best musicians in London. Admission is free to all concerts (except the New Year's Day Gala), with a retiring collection, and no tickets are issued, so just turn up! We warmly invite you to visit this wonderful music venue.’

 

* Music at St Mary's Perivale
VISITS (to Website)256
VIEWS (of this Record)262

‘We have been delighting audiences for classical chamber music for more than 30 years now. Our concerts take place every two or three weeks on Saturday evenings between May and September in the 18th-century church of St Peter, by the Thames at Wallingford. They start at 8.00 p.m.’

 

* Music at St Peter's Wallingford
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of this Record)286

‘Musical and other events in the Suffolk churches of Thornham Magna and Thornham Parva ... Our purpose in organising these events is to take advantage of our historic buildings as excellent performance spaces and to contribute much needed funds to the cost of their upkeep ... In addition to the weekend of Summer Music we arrange occasional concerts at other times of the year.‘

 

* Music at Thornham
VISITS (to Website)74
VIEWS (of this Record)143

'MAYS is now a venture set up to ensure the continuation of music concerts in the Methodist church! We wanted the Church and the lovely piano donated to our Church to continue to be used for wonderful concerts.' (The Broadstairs Music Recital Society closed in Spring 2017.)

 

* Music at York Street [Broadstairs]
VISITS (to Website)184
Also indexedMAYS | Broadstairs Music Recital Society
VIEWS (of this Record)450

* Music Durham Featured

‘We are the organisation within Experience Durham that manages and coordinates the music ensembles within the University, from the 22 ensembles at University level to the numerous College music societies ... Music Durham is a forum of musicians, ensuring unity among the many ensembles in Durham and coordinating and promoting music making around the city. We work directly with society presidents to discuss issues such as collaboration, funding, coordination of events, equipment and society needs.‘‘

 

* Music Durham
VISITS (to Website)305
Also indexedExperience Durham
VIEWS (of this Record)178

'Sunday evenings in the parish churches of Adderbury and Deddington, North Oxfordshire, and King’s Sutton, South Northamptonshire ... Music in Adderbury concerts - founded 1986 - were originally held only in the glorious setting of the parish church in the beautiful North Oxfordshire village of Adderbury. Nowadays, though, some of each season’s series concerts take place at the equally stunning parish church of Adderbury’s neighbouring village, Deddington.'

 

* Music in Adderbury
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of this Record)81

‘Since 1992 we have been organising first-class chamber-music concerts between May and October each year in the beautiful church of St Cuthbert's in the centre of Allendale, 10 miles from Hexham. Musicians of international standing love to come and play in this superb acoustic to warm, responsive audiences. We have four concerts this year [2018], which will be a make-or-break year financially - unless we get full houses and attract generous sponsorship it seems likely we may not be able to continue, at least on this scale, after next year ...’

 

* Music in Allendale
VISITS (to Website)151
VIEWS (of this Record)306

'Since 1955 people in Ayrshire have been given the opportunity to enjoy the exceptional talent of musicians from the UK, Europe and other parts of the world. This season Ayr Music Club is again presenting a series of concerts showcasing a diverse range of professional classical musicians, with a strong focus on home-grown Scottish talent.'

 

* Music in Ayr
VISITS (to Website)158
VIEWS (of this Record)462

Aims include: To establish an annual series of concerts and recitals aimed at providing both local & visiting audiences with top quality performances by both U.K. and foreign artists and ensembles; To open many rehearsals to the public and to schools, and with this informality to remove artist/audience barriers’.

 

* Music in Blair Atholl
VISITS (to Website)130
VIEWS (of this Record)276

'An independent organisation with a mission to promote music and the arts around Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.'

 

* Music in Dollar
VISITS (to Website)172
VIEWS (of this Record)424

'Presenting high quality chamber music to music lovers within Dumfries and beyond ... We organise an annual season of six or more concerts of exceptionally high quality, from September to March, with varied programmes of inspiring music, performed by professional musicians from the UK and abroad.'

 

* Music in Dumfries
VISITS (to Website)206
Also indexedDumfries Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)839

'Audiences have the opportunity to hear the finest musicians many of whom live in East Anglia. It has become very clear that concertgoers appreciate professional live music in the town. A special rapport has been built up between performers and listeners, thanks partly to the special nature of each venue. Music in Felixstowe embraces most genres of music and also hosts a very popular lunchtime series given by young Suffolk musicians.'

 

* Music in Felixstowe
VISITS (to Website)322
VIEWS (of this Record)325

'Since 2000 Music in Lanark has been bringing exceptional talent to the people of Clydesdale. From September through to March of the following year we present concerts showcasing a wide range of musical styles, from classical chamber music, opera and jazz to traditional Scottish. We also provide a regular platform for young musicians to perform at the beginning of each concert, thus enabling talent to flourish.'

 

* Music in Lanark
VISITS (to Website)205
VIEWS (of this Record)414

'The story began in 1991 ... Since then it has grown steadily. The consistently high quality of the performers at Music in Lyddington, most of whom have already made their Wigmore Hall, London, debut, has been a crucial factor in the success of the society. The performers themselves have told us how much they relish the relaxed atmosphere and the excellent recital grand piano ...'

 

* Music in Lyddington
VISITS (to Website)334
VIEWS (of this Record)715

'Brings the very best chamber music to the Scottish Borders. It features seven concerts by world-class artists and outstanding young musicians playing music ranging from the 18th century to our own time.'

 

* Music in Peebles
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)314

‘Monthly series of Saturday concerts ... It comprises two strands: one is an extension of Pinner Jazz, which closed after 20 very fine seasons led by Stuart Nattrass; the other an overflow from the annual Pinner Music Festival (pmf) held in June.’

 

* Music in Pinner
VISITS (to Website)223
Also indexedPinner Jazz
VIEWS (of this Record)390

‘Identifying with the needs of Herefordshire people, Music in Quiet Places delivers homegrown talent direct to many of our beautiful outlying villages, with the aim of establishing a following of people who appreciate top quality music in intimate surroundings and have an interest in visiting our rural churches ... Events are often free of charge. Most performers are giving freely of their time in order to build up funds to support the work of HHCT, and to engage the services of an increasing number of professional musicians in subsequent seasons (whilst maintaining a unique Herefordshire feel, of course).‘

 

* Music in Quiet Places
VISITS (to Website)28
Also indexedHerefordshire Historic Churches Trust | Hereford Cathedral School
VIEWS (of this Record)84

'A local organisation that arranges a series of six concerts per year ... The Old Church in Kinloch Rannoch is a beautiful venue with excellent acoustics, perfect for musicians and audiences alike. Concert-goers also enjoy time to socialise during the interval over a glass of wine or a soft drink.'

 

* Music in Rannoch
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)335

'The largest promoter of chamber music outside London ... Excellence and access are central to all we do; our concerts are, wherever possible, played in the round, they feature lively spoken introductions, sometimes pre-concert talks and post-concert opportunities to meet musicians, and programme notes are provided on our website. Our resident ensemble, Ensemble 360, is a group of dynamic, world-class musicians selected for their good communication skills as well as for their highly accomplished musicianship.The musicians of Ensemble 360 are at the heart of our innovative education programme, Music in the Community, committed to delivering activities for all ages and levels of ability.' Concerts and recitals given at half a dozen venues throughout England, in addition to in Sheffield itself.

 

* Music in the Round
VISITS (to Website)237
Also indexedEnsemble 360 | Music in the Community
VIEWS (of this Record)392

'A voluntary, charitable organisation which is dedicated to the promotion of a programme of live classical music concerts performed by world class professional musicians. There are usually six chamber music concerts in the season and are given over the period from September to March. They are varied in nature to appeal to all audiences. All concerts are open to the public.'

 

* Music in Thurso
VISITS (to Website)213
VIEWS (of this Record)363

‘Quality chamber music amidst stunning Wren architecture, with an emphasis on Baroque and other early repertoire ... The Society began life back in the 1970s as an outreach ministry of the Lutheran congregation based at St Anne & Agnes Church in Gresham Street (another Wren church near St Paul’s Cathedral) ... Music-at-Hill now operates as a freestanding concert society, constitutionally and financially separate from the Lutheran congregation ... We welcome regular supporters, as well as local office workers, tourists and visitors, to our Friday concerts, which are given by a variety of performers, both soloists and duos, instrumental ensembles and occasionally choirs.’

  

* Music-at-Hill
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)290

Our Mission Statement  'music@stansted gives people of all ages in the Stansted area the chance to enjoy live music performed by international artists and young rising stars, as well as providing an occasional platform for talented young local musicians'. Four concerts per year between October and March.

 

* music@stansted
VISITS (to Website)163
VIEWS (of this Record)317

‘Musicon is first and foremost a professional concert series for both the University and the City of Durham as a whole. Our aim is to bring world-leading performers to the North-East, and to offer our audience the chance to experience something unique in the region. At the same time, Musicon is linked to the work carried out in our Music Department. It is often our connections with musicians all over the world that allows us to bring performers of such a high caliber to the city. As a result of this, we are proud to be able to present a programme that is both rich and varied, exploring Western music from the middle ages all the way up to our own time, as well as from a wide range of other cultures around the world.’

 

* Musicon
VISITS (to Website)74
VIEWS (of this Record)166

'NADSA, as it has been affectionately known for almost the whole of its existence, was saddled with the title of Newton Abbot and District Society of Arts by its founding fathers back in 1946. To date there is no record of NADSA’s constitution ever being amended, so it is still living with such lofty aims as: “The Objects of the Society shall be to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts and sciences of music, opera, ballet, drama, film, photography, literature, painting, drawing and sculpture by the presentation of performances, exhibitions and other activities.” ...'

 

* NADSA
VISITS (to Website)216
Also indexedNewton Abbot and District Society of Arts
VIEWS (of this Record)275

'The village of Naunton, in the heart of the Cotswolds, has a tradition of holding three concerts each Summer, featuring internationally renowned artists. We now also hold a fourth concert, in the Autumn.'

 

* Naunton Music
VISITS (to Website)111
VIEWS (of this Record)274

‘We are proud to be the oldest chamber music society in Britain - the first concert took place in 1880. We promote a series of classical concerts featuring a range of chamber music: all held in Sage Two at Sage Gateshead, the most prestigious venue for classical music in North East England. Concerts are held on Wednesday evenings from Autumn to Spring, and contain an exciting mix of classics of the chamber music repertoire together with less frequently heard works, performed by the finest artists of today.’

 

* Newcastle Chamber Music Society
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)345

'Professional artists introduce and perform from a classical and contemporary chamber music repertoire, bringing together both well and less known works and composers. Six concerts are held annually ... in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Our artists not only entertain with well-known works, they also educate and inform with works that are seldom heard and that step outside the normal spectrum of work our members are used to hearing.'

 

* Newport Music Club
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)499

'We aim to present all of our concerts in a relaxed format, whilst still maintaining the highest artistic standards. If you attend a Newry Chamber Music concert you are guaranteed a great evening's entertainment. Our artists will introduce themselves and more importantly will talk about the music they are going to play, giving you some background about the composer, when the work was written, its historical context and what to listen out for. We like to feel connected to our audience so that we can all experience the joy of music making together.'

 

* Newry Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)220
VIEWS (of this Record)411

'The Society was named after the publisher Nicholas Yonge (c1560-1619) who was chosen as being a Lewisian of considerable importance in the development and performance of music in England. Yonge was behind the publication of Musica Transalpina (1588) a collection of Italian madrigals which stimulated the singing and composing of madrigals in the 16th and 17th century.' Normally five concerts each season from October to March.

 

* Nicholas Yonge Society
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of this Record)336

Norfolk & Norwich Music Club promotes an annual series of classical chamber music concerts under the title Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music. The Club was founded in 1951.’

 

* Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)189
Also indexedNorfolk & Norwich Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)259

'We are a friendly group, who have had over 40 years experience of staging outstanding classical concerts, particularly piano concerts ... We engage pianists and other musicians of the highest standard. Nearly all play internationally and are recording artistes ... We aim to have an informal relaxing atmosphere. Many of our musicians talk a little and amusingly about the music they are playing and also the composers.'

 

* North Fylde Music Circle
VISITS (to Website)159
Also indexedBlackpool Piano Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)428

'NWA has been running its concert series in the Appleby district since 1969 in various venues including, for many years, the town's castle. It has been able to attract musicians from all over the UK and beyond, many of whom are equally at home in the Bridgwater, Carnegie or Wigmore Halls as they are in Appleby's more modest Public Hall.'

 

* North Westmorland Arts
VISITS (to Website)158
Also indexedAppleby Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)403

‘We are a voluntary organisation dedicated to bringing top quality classical music and musicians to Oban. Most of our concerts are held on Sunday afternoons between October and March ... No charge is made for children and young people attending our concerts.’

 

* Oban Music Society
VISITS (to Website)128
VIEWS (of this Record)269

'Our aim is to present a broad spectrum of music played by top class artists and we have built a reputation for choosing young performers of great promise who have gone on to distinguished careers. We encourage our audiences to be adventurous in their musical tastes so we hope the programme offers something for everybody and the opportunity to try something new.'

 

* Octagon Music Society
VISITS (to Website)165
VIEWS (of this Record)424

Typically, half a dozen evening concerts per session, September - June.

 

* Oswestry School Recital Series
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of this Record)689

‘Our concerts are informal. You may pick and choose your preferred events or, with the benefit of a substantial discount, sign up to a season ticket for them all ... Musicians love the Holywell Music Room for its superb acoustic and intimate atmosphere and you'll get close to some of the finest established artists and inspiring young talent: live music at its best.’

 

* Oxford Chamber Music Society
VISITS (to Website)159
VIEWS (of this Record)216

‘North Oxfordshire-based musician Chris Windass founded the Oxford Coffee Concerts series in 1986 when he booked the Holywell Music Room for four Sunday morning appearances by his own chamber music group, the Adderbury Ensemble. While that first season attracted audiences of just 35 or fewer, Chris was encouraged enough by the enthusiasm of the people who did make it to those early concerts to put on a second series. Happily, audience numbers started to grow as his group’s fame spread. The frequency of concerts soon increased from fortnightly to weekly and the Adderbury Ensemble’s recitals eventually had to be supplemented with appearances from other celebrated chamber music ensembles and soloists ... Oxford Coffee Concerts continue to take place on Sunday mornings throughout the year in the stunning setting of the Holywell Music Room, the oldest purpose-built concert venue in Europe. And every concert ticket still entitles the holder to a complimentary cup of coffee ...’

 

* Oxford Coffee Concerts
VISITS (to Website)46
VIEWS (of this Record)184

‘The focal point of Oxford Lieder’s year, presenting more than 35 concerts and dozens of other events celebrating the unique art form of song. It is well established as one of the world’s leading song festivals and the biggest in the UK, attracting many of the world’s greatest artists. Oxford Lieder has a mission to re-establish an appreciation of song; the meeting of words, music, languages and artistry that can be so powerful, yet which has been neglected in recent decades ... Oxford Lieder operates year round, promoting other performances and education events in addition to the Festival.‘ The Main Festival has been held Mid October, with now a Spring Song Festival. (Recitals normally held in Oxford at Wolfson College but also at Fairlight Hall Hastings, East Sussex, and increasingly elsewhere in Oxford and beyond)

 

* Oxford Lieder Festival
VISITS (to Website)231
Also indexedFairlight Hall, Hastings
VIEWS (of this Record)277

'Surrey's top music society ... Prestigious Society devoted to promoting the very best of musical performance from recent graduates to the celebrated stars of the international Scene.'

 

* Oxshott & Cobham Music Society
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)844

Founded 1946: ‘The Society aims to bring music of the highest standard to the area at reasonable prices whilst also encouraging young musicians. Four classical music and one jazz concert are given each year ... Membership is not required. Our concerts are open to all, but a significant saving may be made by subscribing to a season ticket for the five concerts’.

 

* Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of this Record)306

‘The Society was formed in 1946 and, since then, has arranged four chamber music society concerts each Spring. Our aims are to provide the opportunity to hear and enjoy chamber music of the highest quality, to provide a varied programme for the season and to engage artists of a high standard. Only professional artists of a high calibre are engaged; however we also wish to encourage and engage young artists at the start of their careers.'

 

* Painswick Music Society
VISITS (to Website)178
VIEWS (of this Record)399

‘Presents an annual season of Saturday evening concerts with world-class musicians, young stars and popular music to celebrate all kinds of music-making and musical tastes ... In September 2013, Parbold Douglas Music completed nine months of intensive fund-raising by purchasing a Steinway full Concert Grand, with grants provided by the Arts Council England, Lancashire County Council, West Lancashire Borough Council, Parbold Parish Council and North West Music Trust and particularly noteworthy was the £12,000 raised by the local community ...’

 

* Parbold Douglas Music
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of this Record)217

'A flourishing music society based at the Cavendish Hall on the Chatsworth Estate. Its members enjoy a series of high quality chamber concerts throughout the autumn and spring each year. Tickets may be available on the door for some concerts ...'

 

* Peak Music Society
VISITS (to Website)280
VIEWS (of this Record)774

Typically, half a dozen evening concerts, September - March. The Club also has a Piano Circle which can organize recitals by local artists and talented young musicians from specialist music schools or the junior department of the RNCM.

 

* Penrith Music Club
VISITS (to Website)245
VIEWS (of this Record)939

Typically, six evening concerts, October - March: 'From the very first we have had education as a primary aim. Each year, complimentary season tickets for a large number of pupils were provided to the music departments of all High Schools in the Perth area. This has now been expanded to free entry to the concerts for anyone of school age'.

 

* Perth Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)163
VIEWS (of this Record)363

Plumstead Peculiar Press was founded in 2014. The Press exists to bring high quality new editions of a number of out of print compositions for the horn.’ Since 2016, the Press has sponsored a regular series of roughly hour-long Sunday afternoon chamber concerts in Plumstead, Greenwich.

 

* Plumstead Peculiars
VISITS (to Website)93
Also indexedPlumstead Peculiar Press
VIEWS (of this Record)175

‘For over fifty years Pollok House Arts Society (PHAS) has been bringing world class artists to perform in the intimate surroundings of Pollok House. The society owns its own Steinway concert grand piano, the king of concert pianos since the 1880s. This has paved the way for some amazing concerts ... The Society’s programme is funded by ticket sales, subscriptions, donations from supporters, fundraising events and is grateful to Creative Scotland through Enterprise Music Scotland for a generous grant ...’

 

* Pollok House Arts Society
VISITS (to Website)134
VIEWS (of this Record)313

‘Since 1936 the Clubhas been presenting artistes of the highest quality and programmes with a wide variety of interest. Our informal concerts are all held at the Radlett Centre, with its excellent seating, attractive bar for coffee or drinks, and easy free local parking. Seats are unreserved so you can choose your favourite spot to sit. You are welcome to come and pay at any individual concert or become a season-ticket member, Members are also of course entitled to attend our Annual General Meeting, with entertainment and refreshments. We would be delighted if you would join us and support your local music club.’

 

* Radlett Music Club
VISITS (to Website)236
VIEWS (of this Record)260

Created in 1974 at the Isle of Man Ramsey Grammar School ‘to fill a gap in the cultural life of Ramsey and to make professional standard classical music available to the School’s students’. Typically half a dozen recitals per annum, November - March.

 

* Ramsey Music Society
VISITS (to Website)87
VIEWS (of this Record)194

Chamber music recitals, usually fortnightly either on Saturday or Sunday evenings, at the Rawdon Quaker Meeting House near Leeds: ‘Admission is free. Donations to Amnesty International’.

 

* Rawdon Amnesty Concert Series
VISITS (to Website)99
VIEWS (of this Record)326

'North Wales' premier live classical music venue ... Whilst venues such as Theatre Clwyd and Venue Cymru offer a small number of classical events, only Rhyl Music Club stages a series of 12 concerts every year ... One of the aims of the club each season is to support young musicians in North Wales who are thinking of a musical career ... We have sponsored school workshops led by our visiting artists who have also given master-classes as a prelude to their evening concerts ... We have always striven, usually successfully, to attract the very best performers we can afford for our discerning audiences. From chamber orchestras to brass ensembles, string, piano, wind and percussionist soloists to choirs and singers, the aim is always to provide the highest quality of live music outside of the main urban centres.'

 

* Rhyl Music Club
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)453

Founded 1962: ‘Over the years, it has provided a wide range of professional concerts ranging from brass bands and orchestral music to opera and incorporating concerts by choirs, solo singers, instrumental groups and soloists ... Season lasts from September to May with one concert per month.’

 

* Rhymney Valley Music Club
VISITS (to Website)178
VIEWS (of this Record)389

'Admission to ten concerts of the highest standard. The interest of hearing these concerts in pleasant local settings ... Enjoyment of the friendly social side of the Society, a particular feature of the intervals during concerts, when you can meet other members who share your interest in music – and many other activities. The opportunity to buy CDs and DVDs at greatly discounted prices.'

 

* Richmond Concerts
VISITS (to Website)208
VIEWS (of this Record)339

'The Richmondshire Concerts take place in a light, airy ex-cinema, now called the Influence Church, in Victoria Road, Richmond. It's the best classical music venue in the district. It's warm, and has comfortable, raked seating, clear sight-lines and an excellent acoustic. Seats are un-numbered. The venue is about 20 minutes by car from Leyburn or Darlington, 30 from Northallerton, Bedale or Barnard Castle, 40 from Thirsk, Ripon, Stockton or Durham ...'

 

* Richmondshire Concerts
VISITS (to Website)259
VIEWS (of this Record)383

Established 1968: ‘9 recitals take place each year with Autumn, Spring and Summer Series in the unique Music Room at Ripley Arts Centre, carrying on the tradition of live music at Ripley ... “Bromley Arts Council” was founded in 1965 to maintain, improve and develop the arts in Bromley. The Bromley Arts Council owns and manages Ripley Arts Centre ... where it is based’.

 

* Ripley Recitals
VISITS (to Website)94
Also indexedBromley Arts Council | Ripley Arts Centre
VIEWS (of this Record)337

'Concerts take place once a month, normally on Monday's in the quire of Ripon Cathedral.'

 

* Ripon Concerts
VISITS (to Website)268
Also indexedCathedral Concert Society
VIEWS (of this Record)398

'Promotes concerts of good music in many styles ...' Typically about half a dozen evening recitals per annum.

 

* Rochdale Music Society
VISITS (to Website)140
VIEWS (of this Record)375

Rudolph Steiner House is a hub for contemporary culture in the heart of London offering a programme of anthroposophically and spiritually oriented events in a unique and stunning architectural environment ... Our Grade II listed building, with its organic architecture and unique ambience, is in a quiet, convenient and easily accessible location. Whether you are looking for a venue for a theatre performance, audition, conference, film screening, seminar or workshop, or just a great place to hold a meeting, we have something to offer you.‘

 

* Rudolf Steiner House
VISITS (to Website)57
VIEWS (of this Record)158

'A Committee of six continues to develop our policy of engaging small ensembles of strings, wind, piano, etc, playing the classical repertoire from Bach to Bartok (and occasionally beyond), varied with forays outside the mainstream: a vocal group, early instruments, brass, percussion, a folk group from the Andes, a jazz concert, a children’s workshop, etc ...'

 

* Saddleworth Concerts Society
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)409

'Founded in 1981, following a successful series of concerts presented during the 1300th anniversary of the birth of St. Boniface in 680 AD. Since then the Society has presented over 150 concerts, bringing outstanding artists ... to perform in Crediton.'

 

* Saint Boniface Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)175
VIEWS (of this Record)376

'A non-profit Arts organization run entirely by volunteers. With 8 concerts a year ... a deliberately early start and finish time to our concerts, as well as reasonable ticket prices its aim is to encourage more families to attend classical music concerts. The structure of the concerts; a half hour spotlight concert by young musicians, followed by a half hour interval with an art exhibition, and then a one hour concert by the main artist is unique in the UK.'

 

* Sandbach Concert Series
VISITS (to Website)254
VIEWS (of this Record)322

'Since 1949 the Society has promoted an annual series of classical chamber music concerts by professional artists of international renown. Our Concerts are held, between October and April, on a Friday of each month.'

 

* Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)186
Also indexedScunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society
VIEWS (of this Record)452

'The Society hosts five concerts each season ... The concerts are given by artists at the top of their profession, and all have an international reputation. Often they include their visit to Seaford Music Society in a schedule that starts in London’s major concert halls, such as the Wigmore Hall and the halls of the South Bank. As a small music society, we concentrate on chamber music, but still manage to present the full range of entertainment - for example, from single instrumentalists playing guitar or piano, through violin, cello or woodwind with piano, to string quartets.'

 

* Seaford Music Society
VISITS (to Website)267
VIEWS (of this Record)249

SEALL is a lively arts promoter based in the Sleat peninsula in the south of Skye. Every year we bring around 80 amazing acts to the area with a mixture of well-known names and lesser known, but rising talent. From traditional and classical music, to jazz, blues, opera and folk; from contemporary dance to ballet, from ceilidhs to theatre to stand-up comedy and literature ... SEALL was established in 1991 and our name has a dual meaning: “Skye Events for All”, and “Look” or “See” in Gaelic.’ SEALL delivers the two-month-long Fèis an Eilein (The Skye Festival) in July and August each year.

 

* SEALL
VISITS (to Website)134
Also indexedSkye Events for All | Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
VIEWS (of this Record)214

'Has been presenting concerts at Seaton Town Hall since 1951. It owns one of the finest pianos in East Devon - a modern Steinway grand. In addition to the annual season of concerts, it promotes music workshops in local schools and is committed to encouraging music making among young people. SeatonMusic also has a history of commissioning new works.'

 

* Seaton Music
VISITS (to Website)172
Also indexedSeatonMusic
VIEWS (of this Record)310

Founded 1933 ‘at a time when British music making was at a pretty low ebb’. Comprises ‘a series of professional chamber music concerts ... held in the district's finest chamber music venue, the Ship Theatre, an ideal space for the appreciation of live chamber music in intimate and comfortable surroundings’. Typically, half a dozen recitals, Saturday evenings, September - April, plus a concert by participants chosen from the Sevenoaks Young Musicians Competition.

 

* Sevenoaks Music Club
VISITS (to Website)103
VIEWS (of this Record)249

Six evening concerts between October and July each year promoted by the violinist Ruth Rogers.

 

* Shaftesbury Chamber Music Series
VISITS (to Website)300
VIEWS (of this Record)1458

'Offer eight live performances and two illustrated talks in our season of concerts. With around 100 members we aim to keep our subscriptions as low as possible whilst offering a programme of events to rival that of much larger music societies. Our concert programme includes a wide range of music from Classical to Jazz and cappella to Opera ... In addition to our own concerts we arrange outings to concerts in and around the Midlands.'

 

* Shipston Music Society
VISITS (to Website)175
VIEWS (of this Record)398

Shrewsbury School Community Choir is 'a friendly, non-auditioning choir aiming to perform a wide range of classical and contemporary choral works to a high standard ... We give at least four concerts each year, including under the Shropshire Charity Concerts banner ... The Choir was formed in 1982 and is now some 170 strong'.

 

* Shropshire Charity Concerts
VISITS (to Website)36
Also indexedShrewsbury School Community Choir
VIEWS (of this Record)74

'Sidmouth Concert Society presents a series of 6 public concerts in Sidmouth, East Devon, from October to March each year ... Our artists are either established performers of international repute, or up-and-coming prize- or award-winners. Our concerts are open to everyone, and our audiences are assured of a warm welcome.'

 

* Sidmouth Music
VISITS (to Website)153
VIEWS (of this Record)333

‘We plan to bring a well-balanced programme of classical concerts of high quality to an area seriously deprived of cultural events of this kind. We feel there is a real need for a regular concert series of chamber, instrumental and vocal music of top quality for the people of this area.‘

 

* Sittingbourne Music Society
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of this Record)386

* SJE Arts Featured

St John the Evangelist Church is available for hire as a performance venue – for concerts, opera, plays and lectures – as a rehearsal space and for recordings. The adjoining cloister garden can also be used for performances ... SJE Arts is a warm and welcoming venue in the busy Cowley area of central Oxford with good public transport links to the city centre and to London. The church is grade I listed and is renowned for its superb acoustic. Up to 500 people can be seated, depending on the area required for performance space.’

 

* SJE Arts
VISITS (to Website)193
Also indexedSt John the Evangelist Church
VIEWS (of this Record)202

‘Formed in 1947 and is recognised as one of the most successful music societies in the country. Its main aim is to bring professional national and international musicians to perform in this historic market town at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales ... Six annual concerts, October - March ... There are many eating places in Skipton, hotel accommodation is plentiful and there is a late train to Leeds at 10.15pm.’

 

* Skipton Music
VISITS (to Website)78
VIEWS (of this Record)188

'Skye Chamber Music (formerly Skye Arts Guild) is the Isle of Skye's only established chamber music society. We offer a varied programme of six or seven live performances by highly gifted professional musicians every year. Our seasons extend from the Autumn to the following Spring. The performances range from early music to contemporary, and the performers from solo instrumentalists to small chamber orchestras and choral groups.'

 

* Skye Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)197
VIEWS (of this Record)316

Typically four concerts per season, Sunday afternoons.

 

* South Holland Concerts
VISITS (to Website)146
VIEWS (of this Record)507

‘Most music societies engage visiting professional musicians to perform at their concerts, but at ours it is the members themselves who play the music. We encourage all ages and levels of ability and many enjoy the opportunity to get together with like-minded people to enjoy playing music together. But performing at our concerts is not compulsory!  The majority just come to listen.  Most concerts contain a wide range of music types, composers and ensembles. Everyone is welcome.’

 

* Southend Chamber Music Club
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)214

'Concerts of professional classical music every month in the 12th century St Oswald's Parish Church in the picturesque village of Sowerby, North Yorkshire, UK ... Music for Life is the biggest and most diverse programme for young people organised and funded by any music society in the country.'

 

* Sowerby Music
VISITS (to Website)125
Also indexedMusic for Life
VIEWS (of this Record)379

'We bring together world class artists and local people in one of the most unusual and creative corners of London. Drawing inspiration from our area, we produce an annual festival and run creative music projects throughout the year in the local community. In an area often seen to be full of challenges, we focus on music and its power to bring people together, change perspectives, engage the body, emotions and intellect and to spread energy. Since 1976, we’ve been putting music at the heart of Tower Hamlets.'

 

* Spitalfields Music
VISITS (to Website)138
VIEWS (of this Record)356

‘Promotes concerts of live classical music performed by top quality professional musicians for the enjoyment of people in Doncaster and surrounding area. The Society also mounts music workshops in local schools to enhance the education of students, who can also benefit from free admission to our main concerts.’

 

* Sprotbrough Music Society
VISITS (to Website)150
VIEWS (of this Record)310

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