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Annual General Meeting

Please note that the 2020 AGM has been postponed to a date to be decided.


Magnard Ensemble     


Concert No.1

Saturday 26th September 2020 at 8pm
at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre


Magnard Ensemble (Wind Quintet) 

Suzannah Clements (Flute), Mana Shibata (Oboe),
Joseph Shiner (Clarinet), Jonathan Farey (Horn)
and Catriona McDermid (Bassoon)


Making Music Selected Artists  

  “A hugely gifted ensemble of the younger generation,
the chemistry between the five young players is magical,
the maturity and sensitivity of their playing is a delight!”

- Paul Patterson - composer


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Danny Driver     


Concert No.2

Saturday 17th October 2020 at 8pm
at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre


Danny Driver (Piano)  

Supported by HCMS 100 Club  

  “This was a performance of dauntless clarity,
understated wit and graceful vitality.”

- Lammermuir Festival - The Guardian


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Elias String Quartet and Robert Plane     


Concert No.3

Saturday 21st November 2020 at 8pm
at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre


Elias String Quartet
and Robert Plane (Clarinet)

Sara Bitlloch (Violin), Donald Grant (Violin),
Simone van der Giessen (Viola), Marie Bitlloch (Cello)
and Robert Plane (Clarinet)


Supported by The Bliss Trust    

  “Few quartets at any stage of their
evolution have this much personality”

- Philadelphia Enquirer


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Klezmer-ish     


Concert No.4

Saturday 5th December 2020 at 8pm
at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre


Klezmer-ish
(Klezmer, tango, gypsy jazz and irish fiddle)

Thomas Verity (Clarinets, Whistle),
Rob Shepley (Guitar, Violin, Vocals),
Concettina Del Vecchio (Piano accordion, Violin)
and Marcel Becker (Double bass)


  "Music that you want to dance to, then in the
middle you go and break our hearts a little bit!"

- Jenny Lee Summers, BBC Radio


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Ensemble 360     


Concert No.5

Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 8pm
at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre


Ensemble 360

Benjamin Nabarro (Violin), Claudia Ajmone-Marsan (Violin),
Ruth Gibson (Viola), Gemma Rosefield (Cello),
Laurène Durantel (Double Bass), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet),
Amy Harman (Bassoon) and Naomi Atherton (Horn)


Sponsored by a Member of the Society   

  “one of the most adaptable chamber groups in the country”
- The Guardian


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Savitri Grier and Richard Uttley Photos by Kaupo Kikkas and Cathy Pyle    


Concert No.6

Saturday 13th February 2021 at 8pm
at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre


Savitri Grier (Violin)
and
Richard Uttley (Piano)


Making Music Selected Artists   

  “...the highlight of the evening...Savitri Grier was
the wonderfully assured and lyrically poised soloist”

- The Guardian


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Young Musicians in Concert     


Concert No.7

Saturday 6th March 2021 at 8pm
at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre


Young Musicians in Concert
Outstanding Students from Sir John Deane's College

Supported by Sir John Deane’s College   

  Sir John Deane's Sixth Form College at Northwich has a
lively and vibrant music department. Some of the students
have outstanding talents; a selection perform at
this concert. Similar concerts in the spring of
2015, 2017 and 2019 proved enormously popular.


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Tippett String Quartet and Emma Abbate     


Concert No.8

Saturday 20th March 2021 at 8pm
at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre


Tippett String Quartet
and Emma Abbate (Piano)

John Mills (Violin), Jeremy Isaac (Violin),
Lydia Lowndes-Northcott (Viola), Bozidar Vukotic (Cello)
and Emma Abbate (Piano)


Sponsored by The Stephen Dodgson Charitable Trust
and Supported by HCMS Members' Donations 


  “The Tippett Quartet’s performances are
little short of astonishing”

- The Times


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Mithras Piano Trio     


Concert No.9

Saturday 17th April 2021 at 8pm
at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre


Mithras Piano Trio

Ionel Manciu (Violin), Leo Popplewell (Cello)
and Dominic Degavino (Piano)


Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust 

  The Mithras Piano Trio won the 10th Trondheim
International Chamber Music Competition in 2019.


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