Talks about composers, interesting features in the compositions to be heard, or helpful introductions to the modern works may take place before a concert. These are usually given by a professional music lecturer. They are free, but there is a retiring collection for voluntary contributions towards the cost (£3 suggested).

Talks this season 

4 December, 6.45pm:  Talk by Roy Stratford before the performance by the Castalian Quartet with Hannah Shaw, viola. Roy will talk in particular about Brahms' Quintet No 2 in G major.