From the Artistic Director

I don’t know about you, but after all this sunshine and fresh air and birdsong I’m ready for some dark evenings and great live music in the company of friends again. And with the very wonderful Julian Bliss to open the season we have something very special to share on October 2nd.

Thanks so much to those of you who answered our recent survey and put real consideration, thought and, yes, even love into your responses. Your ideas and requests will be carefully considered as we plan the 2015/16 season, but for now I’m delighted to be able to tell you that some of your requests will be met in the current season.

Half of the members survey respondents named the Vanbrugh Quartet as an essential inclusion and the quartet remains a cornerstone of our season with three concerts included over the year. The next most requested artists were the Irish Chamber Orchestra and we are delighted to announce that they’ll be returning to us in March.

Many of you also asked for a compere or MC to introduce the music or musicians. In response we have decided to invite a different guest speaker for each night to say just a very few words at the beginning of each concert to break the ice for our audience.

Please note that our Box Office opens, as always, 45 minutes in advance of each concert to help avoid large queues in the minutes before concerts are due to begin.

Nicki ffrench Davis