Welcome to the Oxshott & Cobham Music Society
[LATEST NEWS: please scroll down for the dates of our 2022-23 season. Full details are coming soon.]
This is the 80th season of this prestigious society devoted to promoting the very best of classical musical performance, from recent graduates to the celebrated stars of the international scene.
We offer a variety of chamber music, from solo recitals to string quartets and larger ensembles, with occasional pre-concert talks about the music to be performed.
All concerts are held in Holy Trinity Church, Claygate, Surrey, which has excellent acoustics.
We celebrated our return to live music in September 2021 with a very successful Mini Festival: three concerts in one week! The Mithras Piano Trio (BBC New Generation Artists), rising star Coco Tomita, violin, and finally Catriona McDermid, bassoon, with the Florian String Quartet (in the presence of contemporary composer Nicola LeFanu), provided a very exciting start to the season. To follow, we had six more concerts of world-class music in our autumn and winter main season.
Our additional, fundraising, New Year concert and Viennese Tea, planned for 15 January, sadly had to be postponed because of the prevailing COVID situation. We hope to reschedule it when circumstances permit, possibly in summer 2022.
The last concert of our season, by the Pixels Ensemble, who performed Taneyev's monumental and rarely-heard 2011 piano quintet, was an afternoon event, followed by refreshments and the chance to celebrate and socialise again after a memorable year!
For an in-depth and insightful review of each concert this season, click on "Concert reviews" below.
Our next season starts on Saturday 17 September. All concerts are on Saturdays at 8pm.
17 September – Echéa String Quartet
15 October – Carducci String Quartet with Stephen Johnson, narrator (“Shostakovich: Life, Letters and Friendship”)
26 November – Royal Academy of Music
21 January – Northern Chords, piano quartet
4 February – Eric Lu, piano
25 March – Mithras Piano Trio
Full details will be on our website soon.
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Join us and enjoy world-class music in Claygate!
The safety of our musicians, guests, members and volunteers is always paramount. We will follow Government guidance and implement any security measures that may be required.
We kindly request that concert attendees wear masks until further notice and maintain social distancing where possible.