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abbeychamberconcerts.wordpress.com

'A series of chamber concerts by top-quality local musicians on one Sunday each month.'

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www.abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

'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 ...'

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www.aberdeenchambermusic.org

'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.'

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www.ackworthconcertsociety.co.uk

'The aim of the Ackworrth Concert Society is to provide high quality concerts and avoid the need to travel to major cities and pay higher prices to enjoy the experience. Our concerts are open to all and we particularly welcome children and people (under 18) who are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.'

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www.adbastonccs.org.uk/concerts.asp

'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.'

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alnwickmusicsociety.co.uk

'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.'

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www.amershamconcerts.org.uk

'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 ...'

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www.andovermusicclub.co.uk

'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.'

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www.arranevents.com/Music_Society.php

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

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www.avonvalleyconcerts.com

'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.'

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Also indexedRingwood, Hampshire
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www.bansteadarts.co.uk

'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.'

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barnesmusicsociety.org.uk

'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.'

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www.bedfordmusicclub.co.uk

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

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www.beitharts.org

'Beith Arts' motive in organising this programme of events is to provide good music and art for the local community. Our concerts are social occasions as well as entertainment, where friends can meet and newcomers will get to know some local people, all over a cup of tea. We are delighted when folk come from elsewhere, and they get a warm welcome ...' Alert Website unavailable at Review; cf Facebook Page.

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www.belfastmusicsociety.org

'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 ...'

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www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk

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'.

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www.bidefordmusicclub.org.uk

'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.'

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www.biggarmusic.org.uk

'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.'

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bvemv.orpheusweb.co.uk/BAMSWeb/bams.html

'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.'

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www.concertsatcratfield.org.uk

'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.'

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Also indexedConcerts at Cratfield
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www.bognorregismusic.org.uk

'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.'

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www.bournemouthchambermusic.co.uk

'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.

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www.breinton.com

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!'

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www.bms-york.org.uk

'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.'

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www.brockenhurstmusicsociety.co.uk

'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.'

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www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

'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.'

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www.budemusicsociety.com

'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.'

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buryconcertclub.co.uk

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.

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www.argyllandbuteconcerttours.org.uk/bute.html

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

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www.campdenmusic.org.uk

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’.

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canterburymusicclub.com

'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.'

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carlislemusicsociety.weebly.com

'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.'

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Also indexedNorth Cumbria Recitals
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www.riponconcerts.co.uk

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

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chatterismusicsociety.org.uk

'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.'

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www.cheltmusicsoc.co.uk

'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.'

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www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk

'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.'

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www.chichesterchamberconcerts.com

'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.'

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www.csmusicsociety.co.uk

'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.'

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www.churchillmusic.org.uk

'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 ...'

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www.claphamchamberconcerts.org.uk

‘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.’

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classicmusicfalkirk.co.uk

'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.'

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clitheroeconcerts.org

'We have been promoting chamber music concerts by professional artists in the Ribble Valley since 1952'. Six evening concerts October - April. Note also the Luncheon Concerts at Knowle Green.

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Also indexedKnowle Green Luncheon Concerts
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www.cockermouth-music-society.org.uk

'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.'

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www.concertsforcraswall.org

'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.'

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www.codatw.co.uk

'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.'

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www.concertspenzance.org.uk

‘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 ...’

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www.crear.co.uk

'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.'

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curryrivelmusic.wordpress.com

'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.'

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www.dms.btck.co.uk

Six evening concerts, October - April.

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dpiano.co.uk

'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. Join us this season for our 100th recitalist!' [2017-2018]

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www.derbychambermusic.org

'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.'

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www.derbymusicclub.org.uk

'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.'

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dolgellaumusicclub.org.uk

'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.'

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dorkingconcertgoers.org.uk

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

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www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk

Seven recitals September - April. Alert 'Please note that the concert veue will be elsewhere in Dorchester from January 2018. Please check Web Site for venue.'

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www.dcag.org.uk

'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.'

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www.dundeechambermusic.org.uk

'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.'

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www.eatonconcertseries.co.uk

'Established to give up-and-coming musicians a platform on which to perform ... The Series continues to delight audiences by providing a consistently high standard of concerts and recitals given by professional musicians of national and international standing.'

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eghamanddistrictmusicclub.wordpress.com

'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.'

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www.eglesfieldmusic.co.uk

'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.'

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Also indexedThe Quuen's College Oxford
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www.fromeconcertsgroup.org

'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.'

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www.funtingtonmusicgroup.org.uk

'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.'

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www.gcs.org.uk

‘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.’

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www.gloucestermusicsociety.org.uk

'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.'

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www.grangeoversandsconcertclub.org.uk

'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.'

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www.grayshottconcerts.co.uk

'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?'

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www.grimsbyconcertsociety.org

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

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www.haddingtonconcertsociety.com

'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.'

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Also indexedMusic Close Up
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www.hxphil.com

‘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.’

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www.hartlepoolmusicsociety.org.uk

'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 ...'

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www.haymusic.org

'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.

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www.hayfieldconcertsociety.co.uk

‘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).‘

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www.haywardsheathmusicsociety.org.uk

'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!'

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www.helensburghmusicsociety.org.uk

'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.'

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www.henleazeconcertsociety.org.uk

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

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hertfordmusicclub.co.uk

‘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.’

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www.haslemere.com/hhh/

'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.'

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www.hinckleymusicclub.co.uk

'Established in 1963 by a leading private piano teacher in the town, Miss Marjorie King ... Marjorie had a talent for picking promising young musicians for the Club’s programme many of whom went on to develop national and international careers ... Today the Club continues to flourish, providing six occasions a year for the people of Hinckley to enjoy live performances of classical music, and looks forward to doing so into the future.'

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www.hoddesdonmusic.org.uk

‘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.'

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www.themusicsociety.org.uk

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'.

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www.hornseamusic.com

'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.'

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horsham-music-circle.org.uk

'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 ...'

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www.chamberconcert.co.uk

'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 ...'

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Also indexedWirral Chamber Music Series
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concertclub.ilkley.org

'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! ...'

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www.keele.ac.uk/artskeele/whatson/music/

'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.'

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www.kelsomusicsociety.com

'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.'

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www.kendalmiddayconcertclub.org

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

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www.keswick-music-society.org.uk

'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.'

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www.kintyremusicclub.co.uk

'Voluntary organisation run by local people dedicated to bringing high quality chamber music and musicians to Campbeltown ... Argyll and Bute Concert Tours (ABCT) was set up as in independent organisation some years ago to co-ordinate the programmes of our six local promoters (Kintyre, Mid Argyll, Oban, Cowal, Bute & Islay) so that we are able attract first class musicians to the area by offering them a busy short tour which makes it worth their while travelling all this way they seem to really enjoy it!'

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www.kirkcaldymusicsociety.org

‘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?.‘

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www.lakelandsinfonia.org.uk

'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 ...'

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leamingtonmusic.org

'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.'

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www.musiconthursdays.org/lcas-charity.html

'Founded to secure the future of Music on Thursdays at LMC 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.'

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www.leeds.gov.uk/LeedsConcertSeason/

'Acclaimed as the finest series of brass band concerts in the world!'

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leedslieder.org.uk

'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.

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www.earlymusicleicester.co.uk

'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.'

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Also indexedLEMA
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www.leighmusicsociety.info

'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.'

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www.lbmusic.co.uk

'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 ...'

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letchworthmusicclub.co.uk

'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.'

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www.linlithgowartsguild.co.uk

'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.'

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