The Society developed from a concert held on 17th March 1977 by the Coull Quartet who returned 40 years later to perform at the Society’s anniversary concert. This concert had been suggested by the daughter of founder members Philip and Mary Mottram, who was friendly with members of the quartet. The concert was such a success that large numbers of the audience proposed that a music society be established, with the object of staging concerts on a regular basis.
Since then the Society has acted as host to a number of musicians who have gone on to achieve international recognition such as lutenist Anthony Rooley and soprano Emma Kirkby, trumpeter Alison Balsom, the Lindsay, Brodsky and Fitzwilliam String Quartets and the recorder player Michala Petrie.
We have close links with the primary school, and once a season the musicians who are performing for us in the evening also perform for the schoolchildren in the afternoon.
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