The Oxshott and Cobham Music Society (OCMS), now in its 80th season, usually presents a season of six concerts of chamber music across the winter months from October to March. Covering piano recitals, instrumental ensembles, and sometimes preceded by talks, they are often given by international stars and brilliant young musicians at the start of their careers. These have included performances by pianists Nikolai Demidenko, Steven Osborne and Simon Trpčeski, violinists Tasmin Little and Nicola Benedetti (then an outstanding student at the nearby Yehudi Menuhin School), cellist Steven Isserlis, the Dover Quartet (USA), Michael Collins (clarinet), young pianists Benjamin Grosvenor and Eric Lu and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – and many more talented individuals and ensembles.
The Victorian Holy Trinity Church in Claygate, Surrey, with its excellent acoustics and comfortable seating, has been our home for the last 20 years. Concerts are held mainly on Saturdays at 8pm, but usually earlier in January. (In January 2022 our concert will commence at 2.30pm.)
We are a non-profit-making society run by volunteers and are always delighted to welcome new members. Membership offers a very significant saving on ticket prices. See How to join to find out more.
We are also assisted by sponsorship from charitable trusts and local businesses as well as ad-hoc donations. Our own members, singly or collectively, sometimes sponsor hire of the piano, for example. There are many ways in which essential help can be given. See Sponsors to find out more.
For our 80th season we have nine concerts (including a mini festival), and will see and hear wonderful music played by musicians from Albania/Greece, Finland, France, Hungary, the USA, Spain and, of course, the UK.
We hope you will join us!
While our 2020/21 season had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, we hope that we will be able to resume as planned in September 2021. 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.