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Local Concert Promoters

These, principally, are the concert societies and music clubs which, typically, offer subscription series of recitals running from the autumn through winter to spring. They will usually focus on soloists or small group ensembles (such as string quartets), with leading artists enjoying the intimacy of the occasions and appearing at several venues throughout each season. Many local promoters will be Members of Making Music (check out Group Type ‘Promoter’ under ‘Find a Music Group’) - who ‘fight for the best deals and provide the expertise, networks and support you need to set up, run and thrive as a leisure-time music group’.

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The Category Local Concert Promoters is a subset of Concert and Recital Promoters. Look at that 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 in the Round [Sheffield]

SJE Arts [Oxford]

 

In contrast, the following Local Concert Promoters 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):

- Ackworth Concert Society

- Beith Arts

- Borough New Music

- Cromer Music Evenings

- Ealing Chamber Music Club

- Eaton Concert Series

- Glossop Old Bandroom

- Hinckley Music Club

- Kintyre Music Club

- Liskeard Concert Series

- Lochaber Music for All

- Music at Brathay

- Small is Beautiful - Music [Sale]

- South London Concert Series

- Steyning Music Society

- Walled City Music

- Winter Recitals Wallingford

 

! Local Concert Promoters KEY
VISITS (to the Website)30
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)71

‘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 the Website)64
Also indexedThe Cello Corner
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)91
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)304
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)384
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)296
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)540
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)263
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)422
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)222
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)517
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)305
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)759
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)252
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)405
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)208
Also indexedAmersham Festival Chamber Orchestra
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)282
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)252
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)358
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)179
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)127
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Assembly House Classical
VISITS (to the Website)44
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)56
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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 the Website)15
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)37

'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 the Website)222
Also indexedRingwood, Hampshire
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)272
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)70
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)79
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)68
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)84

'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 the Website)231
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)419

'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 the Website)204
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)267
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bayle Music Folkestone
VISITS (to the Website)159
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)243
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bedford Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)192
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)295
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)283
Also indexedInternational Festival of Chamber Music
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)263
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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 the Website)204
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)418
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)184
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)541
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)219
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)479
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)203
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)530

'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 the Website)223
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)579

‘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 the Website)47
Also indexedMellerstain House
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)63

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 the Website)103
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)149
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)176
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)228

‘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 the Website)138
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)247
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)42
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)48
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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 the Website)167
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)359
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)84
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)121
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)215
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)382
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)112
Also indexedPoole Society for Young Musicians
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)148

'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 the Website)199
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)369

‘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 the Website)5
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)32
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)185
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)310
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)182
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)595
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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 the Website)186
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)365
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bute Arts Society
VISITS (to the Website)195
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)380

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 the Website)193
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)219
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)199
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)386
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)233
Also indexedNorth Cumbria Recitals
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)452
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Cathedral Concert Society
VISITS (to the Website)200
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)325
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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 the Website)8
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)38
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)177
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)295

'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 the Website)171
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)272
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)202
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)423
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)215
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)409
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)68
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)120
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)191
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)322
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)170
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)311
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)43
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)65
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)132
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)226

'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 the Website)173
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)427
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)4
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)23
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)150
Also indexedKnowle Green Luncheon Concerts
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)297
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)377
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)207
Also indexedBlyth Valley Chamber Music
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)700

'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 the Website)219
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)366
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'CODA was founded by Arthur Boyd (who had run his first music club when at school) and its origins date back to 1982 when he had the idea of chamber recitals to support young and up-coming professional musicians by providing a venue for them to perform. Originally recitals were presented in Arthur’s home but, as interest grew, CODA moved to larger (but still intimate) venues ... At CODA we pride ourselves on our reputation as a welcoming and friendly organisation with a distinctive personal touch. All those attending recitals have the opportunity to meet and chat to the artists over refreshments after the performance.'

 

* Concerts Originaux Des Amis
VISITS (to the Website)214
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)307

‘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 the Website)148
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)184
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)177
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)280

'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 the Website)182
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)329
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Six evening concerts, October - April.

* Darlington Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)164
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)409
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)227
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)276
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)233
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)311
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)207
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)304

'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 the Website)235
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)412
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)193
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)335
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

 

* Dorset County Museum Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)210
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)576
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)153
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)378
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)154
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)447
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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.‘

* Eaton Square Concerts
VISITS (to the Website)37
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)92

‘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 the Website)51
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)79
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)223
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)235
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)243
Also indexedThe Quuen's College Oxford
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)507

‘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 the Website)43
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)76

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 the Website)125
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)166

‘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 the Website)139
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)874
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)144
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)341
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.'

 

* Funtington Music Group
VISITS (to the Website)131
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)412

‘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 the Website)135
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)269
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)162
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)264
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)168
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)287

‘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 the Website)92
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)214
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)176
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)373
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

 

* Grimsby Concert Society
VISITS (to the Website)159
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)343
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)77
Also indexedG Live
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)89
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)192
Also indexedGuildford United Reformed Church Music Society
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)232
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)193
Also indexedMusic Close Up
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)416
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)124
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)767
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)83
Also indexedPreston Minster
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)157
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)153
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)387

'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 the Website)342
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)310
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)130
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)227
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)176
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)1074
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 the Website)166
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)341
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Henleaze Concert Society
VISITS (to the Website)137
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)249
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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