Stratford upon Avon
Chamber Music Society

Registered Charity No. 508874
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Chairman's Message

In welcoming you to our 53rd season of chamber music, with the country in a state of flux, and, as I write, Brexit  negotiations in uncertainty, I suggest as a remedy that we turn to the one truly international language, that of music. In the company of our own home-grown performers, it would be an immeasurable loss if musicians from mainland Europe, or indeed from anywhere in the world, were not free to come to play here.

Thanks to renewed support from Stratford Town Trust, we can maintain the cost of a series subscription at last year’s rate, which gives admission to all six concerts for less than the price of four, surely a bargain. For this, you may experience Schubert’s heart-rending final quartet, three of the greatest composers’ last thoughts for violin and piano, Finzi’s revelatory settings of Thomas Hardy’s poetry, the majestic piano quintet by Brahms, and much more.

A former pupil recently wrote to me saying ‘At last, I see the point of chamber music’. We have sometimes discussed in committee whether the appellation puts people off, but it is nevertheless still music, and often contains a composer’s most profound or intimate ideas. Dare to join him!

Brian Midgley

Stratford -upon-Avon Chamber Music Society Committee Members
Brian Midgley
Hon. Secretary:
James Little
Hon. Treasurer:
Clive Rickerby
Membership Secretary:
Anne Grey
Committee Member:
Bob Bessell
Committee Member:
Jean Holder
Acknowledgements - The Stratford  upon Avon Chamber Music Society gratefully acknowledges support from:

Countess of Munster Musical Trust

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