Welcome to a new season of world-class concerts in Claygate
Please join us for six concerts of high-quality chamber music in Surrey, running from October 2023 through to April 2024. For full details of the programmes, click here.
We began with a varied and innovative programme on 21 October by exciting young British-Chinese pianist and composer Yuanfan Yang. It was a superb evening spent in the company of a brilliant young musician: "...great rhythmic precision and sensitivity..." said our reviewer of his performance of Rachmaninov's 'Variations on a Theme of Corelli'. Click here for the full review.
On 18 November, we welcomed the acclaimed international operatic soprano Chen Reiss, with pianist Marc Verter, to perform songs by Robert and Clara Schumann, Mendelssohn and his sister, Fanny Hensel, '... a most delicious voice, unforced and with a purity of tone matched by rich colours in her lower register... '. Click to read more about this memorable evening.
'Vivaldi by candlelight' awaits us in the New Year, performed by the London Concertante chamber orchestra ensemble on 20 January. They will also play Mozart, Elgar and Bach. There will be a free pre-concert talk by acclaimed investigative writer Orlando Pearson from 7 to 7.30pm: 'Vivaldi – his life, his death, and music’s greatest detective story'. A perfect musical evening for mid-winter!
Another outstanding young pianist, Alim Beisembayev from Kazakhstan, winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2021, who performed at the BBC Proms in summer 2023, will play Rachmaninov's Sonata No 2, Ravel's 'Gaspard de la Nuit', Debussy and more on 17 February.
On 9 March, the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) ensemble will perform Mendelssohn's great Violin Concerto in E minor with soloist Ofer Falk.
Concluding our season on 6 April are the young Kleio String Quartet, winners of the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition 2023.
Our venue: concerts are held on Saturdays at 8pm in Holy Trinity Church, Claygate, Surrey KT10 0JP, which has excellent acoustics, comfortable seating and easy parking. Buses stop outside the adjacent village hall, and the mainline station (Claygate) is about 10 minutes' walk away.
Membership: Join before 1 September each year and the subscription fee is reduced. Membership provides free entry to every concert and a substantial saving on ticket prices. Pro-rated fees may be available if you decide to join during the season.
New Family Ticket: We have a new discount for parents (or grandparents) who would like to bring one or more children. £30 for two adults or £15 for one adult.
Oxshott & Cobham Music Society (OCMS) is a prestigious non-profit society devoted to promoting the very best of classical music performance from recent graduates to international celebrities. Formed in 1942, we are now proudly celebrating our 81st year.
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