The superb new concert hall at Kings Place - the first in London for 25 years – has opened an exciting new chapter for the London Chamber Music Society, which can trace its origins to Victorian music-making in London in the 1870s and the regular Sunday Concerts that developed at South Place and then the Conway Hall from 1929.
The inheritance of the Sunday Concerts is special, and our Concert Series aims to continue that rich legacy - which has long been part of the musical life-blood of the capital - by bringing the very best classical chamber music to London audiences at affordable prices.
The list of famous artists and ensembles appearing through the years reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of music history, and includes Henry Wood, Frank Bridge, Albert Sammons, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Goosens, Ysaye, Percy Grainger, Primrose, Harriet Cohen, Myra Hess, John Ireland and many more.
Britain’s most celebrated string quartets have regularly appeared in the Series, from the Brosa and Amadeus to the Allegri, Lindsay and Chilingirian Quartets. Our first season in our new home has been a great success, with 36 wonderful concerts, many of them to full houses. To mark this important new beginning for the LCMS, we continue our theme of celebrating some of the best British chamber music for strings and also in commissioning new chamber works.
London Chamber Music Society: www.londonchambermusic.org.uk
WIMF is pleased to have among our UK partners the Richmond Concert Society which is one of the most successful music societies in the country, now about to start its 55th season.
This season’s programme
27 September 2016 – Skovetsky Piano Trio
11 October 2016 – Robin Tritschler tenor and James Boyd guitar
1 November 2016 – Van Kuijk string quartet
6 December 2016 – Ian Hobson piano
17 January 2017 – Ensemble 96 choir
7 February 2017 – Piatti string quartet
14 March 2017 – Endymion Ensemble
4 April 2017 – Ashley Fripp piano
16 May 2017 – Britten Oboe Quartet
18 July 2017 – AGM and short concert
RCS are offering Membership for the remainder of the season for just £25 instead of the full season’s price of
Concerts are held in the Richmond and Twickenham area and feature performances of a very high standard by some of our most sought after professional musicians.
Richmond Concert Society: www.richmondconcerts.co.uk