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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.alwintonconcerts.org

'Alwinton Summer Concerts take place in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, located just outside of the remote, rural village of Alwinton in Upper Coquetdale, Northumberland. The series has established itself as one of the major cultural events in the North-East of England and the church, with its fine acoustic, is surrounded by beautiful and dramatic landscape ...The Alwinton Summer Concerts Committee gratefully acknowledges the help and support of all of our volunteers, sponsors and friends. Without their generous donations of money, expertise and time we would not be able to continue.'

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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.ayrmusicclub.co.uk

'Since 1955 people in Ayrshire have been given the opportunity to enjoy the exceptional talent of musicians from the UK, Europe and other parts of the world ... presenting a series of concerts showcasing a diverse range of professional classical musicians, with a strong focus on home-grown Scottish talent. We hope that you will share our enthusiasm for what we feel is an exciting programme and we hope you will come to our concerts – and bring a friend! ... Entry is free to all students and school pupils, in line with our aim to introduce young people to live classical music.'

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www.bansteadarts.co.uk

'Founded in 1980 and brings to Banstead music, drama and art of high quality. It 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.'

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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 ...'

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www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk

'Brings varied concerts to the district each year plus a number of excursions.'

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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. Members enjoy social gatherings at the Christmas concert, with Christmas fare, and at the A.G.M. with music and refreshments.'

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www.biggarmusic.org.uk

'Inaugural concert took place in the town's Municipal Hall on Wednesday 13 January 1960 ... At a preliminary meeting of 'invited music lovers' in September 1959, called to consider the formation of a music club, one gentleman had "shown himself possessed of little hope that the proposed venture would be a success", so the persevering enthusiasts must have been delighted by the sale of 155 tickets ... Since that very first recital, Biggar Music continues to bring world-class performers and a wide range of music to Biggar, enriching the cultural life of the town and surrounding villages in South Lanarkshire.'

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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 ...'

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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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www.bognorregismusic.org.uk

Formed 1977: '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'. Members' Musical Evenings 'These informal evenings provide an opportunity for members to perform at the club. In order to take part, ring the organiser at least two weeks before the evening. A list is maintained of members interested in performing; if you wish to be added to the list, please contact ...'

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www.breinton.com

'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 Briitish 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.broadstairsmusic.org.uk

'Founded on 18th April 2010 by a like minded group of music loving friends that wished to provide a platform for musical enjoyment in the community. The Society hopes to encourage live music making, with emphasis on young and local musicians and singers.'

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www.brockenhurstmusicsociety.co.uk

'In the heart of the New Forest presents six musical concerts per year which feature a range of small chamber groups and soloists.'

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www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

'Promotes high quality chamber music concerts ... Bromsgrove Concerts has commissioned many works over the years funded by various bodies and individuals. There have also been works specially written for Bromsgrove Concerts, and other first performances.'

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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

'In war-time Bury St Edmunds, 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 ...'

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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.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 ... Subscription tickets also entitle members to reduced price entry to single concerts given by other local music clubs: Whitstable Music Society; Faversham Music Club; Sittingbourne Music Society; Music at St Peter's.'

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carlislemusicsociety.weebly.com

'Arranges 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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www.riponconcerts.co.uk

'Concerts take place once a month, normally on Monday's in the quire of Ripon Cathedral ... We invite you to become a Member of the Cathedral Concert Society by subscribing to the winter series of six concerts. Membership also includes two discounted tickets ... per concert to enable you to bring your friends. Alternatively, you could become a Friend ... Friends will be able to purchase an individual ticket for each concert at a much reduced rate ... This may suit people who are are only able to come to the occasional concert.'

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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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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

'In the 21st century the objective of the society is no different from that of those enthusiasts who met over sixty years ago “... to bring together lovers of good music and musicians in a friendly and convivial atmosphere ...". Chipping Sodbury Music Society presents seven concerts in Chipping Sodbury’s Town Hall (unless otherwise stated) from October through to May.'

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www.churchillmusic.org.uk

'Presents five concerts per year performed by top professionals at affordable prices. What makes us different is the wide variety of genres covered and the exploration of all aspects of the arts through music ... and our vibrant Young Churchill Music!  ... Musicians are chosen not only for their musical excellence but also for their ability to relate and talk to their audience ...'

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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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www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/cms/index.htm

'Briefly stated, the main purpose of the Society is to encourage the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of classical music by promoting programmes where either live or recorded music is played for members and visitors. The Society also has higher aims, including the promotion of ideas and suggestions to enrich the cultural amenities of the immediate vicinity and co-operation with other organisations and societies in local, regional and national areas.'

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clitheroeconcerts.org

'We have been promoting chamber music concerts by professional artists in the Ribble Valley since 1952 ... Members of the society pay an annual subscription which entitles them to attend all six Winter Season concerts and obtain regular newsletters.' Note also the 'Luncheon Concerts at Knowle Green Village Hall, PR3 2QY'.

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www.cockermouth-music-society.org.uk

Have offered a season of classical music soloists, ensembles, plus an orchestral concert and 'work to engage more people in classical music through a programme of free "Drop in" recitals, extending free admission to more young people'.

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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 ... These concerts present a wide variety of programmes, maintaining a very high standard, and attracting audiences who enjoy the historic atmosphere and warm welcome which they find here.'

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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.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 residences & 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

'Holds a series of four concerts during the season and a Friends’ end-of-season supper concert. In line with our educational aims, we arrange a group workshop each season in the village Primary School ... 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. One aim of Curry Rivel Music is to encourage young musicians, which always pays off handsomely, not just in the quality of the music (which is never less than superb), and the intensity of the performance, but also gives us the chance to see great musicians just before they become really famous: for example, we have hosted several past and future winners of the BBC Young Musician of the Year awards.'

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www.dms.btck.co.uk

'The leading promoter of classical chamber music concerts in the North East; Over 100 years in the business; A non-profit making organisation; Totally independent; Entirely managed by volunteers; Bringing the finest music played by world class musicians to Darlington for live performances at surprisingly reasonable prices.'

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dpiano.co.uk

'The abundance of engagement options facing the Society seems to get ever more substantial and we remain committed to bringing to Darlington pianists of the highest quality. As always, we look to program recitals which encompass the range of the classical piano repertoire, with the supplementary aim of securing performances of major works of the established repertoire which have not been performed for the Society previously, or too infrequently, alongside the inclusion of contemporary works in at least one recital.'

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www.derbychambermusic.org

'The Society promotes live professional performances of classical chamber music within the City of Derby, engaging both established and young emerging musicians from the UK and overseas. We organise eight concerts each season between September and April ...'

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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 ... Guests are very welcome at our meetings but are asked to make a small donation to club funds ...'

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dolgellaumusicclub.org.uk

'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.'

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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 ... Over the years of its existence, the Society has promoted concerts by many famous musicians and orchestras ...'

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

'The Society is open to anyone to join and it welcomes new members ... We are fortunate in being able to make use of the Victorian Gallery of the County Museum, a unique environment that continues to draw enthusiastic praise from our visiting artists.'  

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www.dumfriesmusicclub.com

'Presenting high quality chamber music to music lovers within Dumfries and beyond ... You don’t have to be a member to come to concerts. Non-members are very welcome at all concerts, as are students and school children.'

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www.dcag.org.uk

'Aims to attract audiences mainly from the local community but also from a wider radius. 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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www.eglesfieldmusic.co.uk

'Named after our Founder (and the oldest music society in Oxford), organises a substantial series of concerts and other events each year, ranging from chamber music and orchestral recitals to jazz and pop nights. These provide abundant performing and conducting opportunities for the College’s many musicians, as well as featuring visiting artists.'

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www.fordeabbey.co.uk/concerts/

'Forde Abbey is host to one of the country’s most prestigious chamber music series. The Great Hall has ideal acoustics for chamber music and has often been used for recording purposes. It is also a wonderful venue for concerts, which take place during the summer months. Each season Forde Abbey attracts artists of an international level for a varied programme of music.'

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www.fromeconcertsgroup.org

'Since 2003 Frome Concerts Group (formerly Rook Lane Coffee Concerts) has been bringing a lively programme of classical music events to Frome. We not only bring a broad selection of musicians – many of international renown – we offer our diverse audience, new and old, an opportunity to experience classical music in a relaxed and contemporary way ...'

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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.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. We present innovative and challenging programmes covering a wide range of music.'

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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

'Your favourite classical music – right in the heart of Grayshott. 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 by "Friends of Grayshott Concerts" who enjoy priority booking.'

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www.grimsbyconcertsociety.org

'Purpose remains to promote, between October and April, a series of classical concerts of the highest quality, featuring professional musicians ... The Society is lively and has a very loyal membership and continues to welcome new members. Our concerts are also open to non-members by ticket.'

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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 ... We are delighted to present, as usual, a season of chamber music performed by some of the UK’s most talented and exciting young musicians as well as by more established performers already well known on the concert stage ...'

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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 ...'

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www.haymusic.org

'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 ...' Events held throughout the year with Hay Chamber Music Festival Late March.

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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

'Presents a season of five concerts from September to March ... The concerts are open to everyone. 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.'

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hexhamdistrictmusicsociety.weebly.com

Organize about half a dozen recitals each season from October to April.

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www.haslemere.com/hhh/

'In 1924 a branch of the British Music Society was formed in Haslemere. Concerts were held in members' houses ... In 1934 the British Music Society closed down for financial reasons. The Haslemere branch decided to continue, and reconstituted itself as the Haslemere, Hindhead and Headley Music Club ... In 1993 the club’s name was changed to HHH Concerts. This marked a change in style from an intimate club to a society promoting a series of evening concerts open to the public. The aim of HHH Concerts is to offer the opportunity of hearing outstanding musicians performing locally.'

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www.hinckleymusicclub.co.uk

'Established in 1963 by a leading private piano teacher in the town, Miss Marjorie King. For the first four years the Club’s activities comprised weekly meetings in an upstairs room at the Plough Inn in Leicester Road for illustrated talks on a musical theme, occasionally interspersed with live performances by local musicians. It was in this context that two young musicians, David Munrow and Christopher Hogwood, approached Marjorie King in 1965 to ask if they might be engaged for a performance of their repertoire of "old" music. A fee of ten guineas was agreed, and an "Elizabethan Evening" of Tudor music was presented ...'

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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

'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 300 ... 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

'An exciting programme of performances by the most outstanding musicians on the concert circuit today. You will recognise some familiar names, together with newcomers to our series. We hope you will be inspired by these wonderful artists and we look forward to seeing our long-standing members and welcoming many new ones.'

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www.chamberconcert.co.uk

'All our concerts are performed by top International Professional Musicians ... Young people who are still in full-time education are admitted free. No other concessions are available.'  

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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.argyllandbuteconcerttours.org.uk/islay.html

'The Association exists to promote professional arts in the Island - to bring artists, musicians, and theatrical productions to Islay.' Winter series of four concerts under the auspices of Argyll & Bute Concert Tours.

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

'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

'Aims to bring the finest musicians from the UK and from all over the world to play for you in the heart of the Scottish Borders ... Kelso Music Society believes in encouraging a love of music in children and young people. We have organized several workshops in local schools using the enthusiasm and talents of our visiting musicians. This outreach is an activity which we intend to continue and expand.'

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www.kendalmiddayconcertclub.org

'Our concert season begins in October each year and continues till Easter, during which time twelve concerts are presented ...  In addition to featuring well-established musicians, it has always been the Club's policy to invite outstanding young professional artists who are at the beginning of their careers, many of whom subsequently attain international status.'

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www.keswick-music-society.org.uk

'Founded in 1947 by Leslie & Joan Sparey ... 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.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. The players, who are professional and semi-professional musicians drawn from across the north-west of England, greatly appreciate the opportunity to play with internationally renowned conductors and soloists – such an opportunity is not available elsewhere in the area.'

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Also indexedLakeland Sinfonia
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www.leamingtonmusic.org

'Promoting concerts in Leamington, Warwick and Warwickshire churches': String Quartet Series; Early Music Series; Family Concerts; Christmas Concerts.

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Also indexedLeamington Music Festival Weekend
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www.leeds.gov.uk/LeedsConcertSeason/

'Morley Town Hall is home to the Leeds Best of Brass Series ... acclaimed as the finest series of brass band concerts in the world ...'

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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 ... You can see details of the eight exciting concerts we have planned for the season beginning September and running through to April.'

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letchworthmusicclub.co.uk

'Has been established as the premier venue for chamber music in the area for over 60 years. Each season we hold seven concerts which are given by professional national and international musicians of the highest calibre and an AGM. As part of our season we also provide a platform for young musicians who are prize-winners at the major Music Conservatoires ... The music ranges from Baroque right up to new developments in the classical music world.'

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www.linlithgowartsguild.co.uk

'We would like to 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 10 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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www.lintonmusic.org.uk

'A programme of fabulous music and musicians ... a varied mix of duos and ensemble concerts.'

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www.liskeardconcertseries.btck.co.uk

'The Liskeard Concert Series seek to keep a balance between making concerts affordable for local people while also bringing in some professional international musicians to the town. We do rely on support from businesses, organisations and individuals to be able to run these events. If you wish to support the Series you can make a donation at any concert or through our box office at the Liskeard Information Centre. You may also wish to volunteer to help steward at a concert or assist with refreshments ...'

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www.lockerbiemusicsociety.co.uk

'Established in 1950, Lockerbie and District Music Society aims to provide a balanced and diverse programme of classical music in a relaxed atmosphere over its concert season from October to February each year. Visiting professional musicians, both soloists and groups, are selected to provide top quality live performances in a series of concerts covering a wide range of content.'

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www.londonchambermusic.org.uk

'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, Loosens, Ysaye, Percy Grainger, Primrose, Harriet Cohen, Myra Hess, John Ireland and many more ...'

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louthconcertsociety.uk

Six monthly evening recitals - October to May. Celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2017.

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www.lutonmusic.org.uk

'Music on Mondays ... is a weekly series of diverse concerts from October to March. The accessible programming ranges from Bach to Britten, Dowland to Duke Ellington and Rameau to Rautavaar ... Luton Music has won many awards and accolades over the years for the enterprise and variety of its programmes. Its long season of around 20 concerts is unique among the country’s music clubs.'

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www.maelorschool.org.uk/community/

'The Maelor School is a mixed comprehensive school for pupils between 11 and 18 years of age. It was established in the heart of the Maelor in the small village of Penley in 1957, to serve the needs of this extensive rural area ... The Maelor Music Society presents five concerts each season.'

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www.maidenheadmusicsociety.org

'Has played a key part in bringing classical music of international standard to Maidenhead's doorstep. It has proven ability in spotting rising talent: Thomas Allen at 24, a young Julian Bream and James Galway, and most astonishing of all, a sixteen year old cellist called Jacqueline du Pré! ... Each year Maidenhead Music Society promotes a series of seven professional concerts which offer a well-balanced range of repertoire, and include a grand Celebrity Concert in June. Our Concert Secretary and Sub-Committee, themselves talented players in local groups, seek out the best talent, and the best value.'

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mamsmusic.co.uk

'Malmesbury Abbey Music Society, MAMS, formed in 1971 by The Vicar, Rev Arthur Beaghan and members of the congregation, with a sole objective to open the Abbey to a wider audience. Enjoy up to 6 concerts a year ... With its marvellous acoustics, Malmesbury Abbey is the perfect venue for live classical music both choral and orchestral

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www.malvern-concert-club.co.uk

'Ever since its first concert on 31 October 1903, Malvern Concert Club has been a cornerstone of musical life in Worcestershire. It was founded by Sir Edward Elgar, and the Club’s first Secretary (for over 38 years) was his close friend the local architect Arthur Troyte Griffith, whom Elgar had immortalised in Variation No. VII, Troyte, in his Enigma Variations ... Whilst grounded in the tradition of the string quartet, each season brings a varied selection of music for small ensemble, with and without keyboard, and voice. Our performers are British and overseas musicians of international standing, with a balance of established artists and promising newcomers.'

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www.mardenhouseconcerts.co.uk

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

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www.matlockmusic.org.uk

'Has presented live music by professional artists for more than fifty years ...'

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Also indexedLive Music in the Dales
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www.mmsol.org.uk

'Formed in July 2012 when the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) ceased running its Music Society after 40 years. We continue the tradition of putting on excellent concerts, combined with an enjoyable social occasion, and with an opportunity for the audience to meet the artists after the concert ... Our concerts, normally four per season, take place in the delightful surroundings of the Royal Over-Seas League, just off St James’s Street, with its purpose-built concert room with two Steinway grand pianos, and excellent club facilities.'

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Also indexedRoyal Society of Medicine Music Society
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