The Society was formed in 1946 and, since then, has arranged four chamber music society concerts each Spring.
Our aims are to provide the opportunity to hear and enjoy chamber music of the highest quality, to provide a varied programme for the season and to engage artists of a high standard. Only professional artists of a high calibre are engaged; however we also wish to encourage and engage young artists at the start of their careers.
Notable performers have included Janet Baker; Felicity Lott, Freddy Kempf, Thomas Allen, Emma Johnson, Tasmin Little, Angela Hewitt, The Sixteen, Steven Isserliss and The Kings Singers and many top class ensembles such as the Allegri Quartet, the Schubert Ensemble, the Carducci Quartet. the Nash Ensemble and the Orchestra of the Swan. The Society occasionally commissions new works and artists have also been engaged to give workshops and concerts in local schools.
In particular, the Society wishes to encourage concert-going amongst the young. This is done by offering tickets at nominal prices and special rates for school parties.