‘…a unique and historic achievement… the vision and tradition of this great institution which is still being carried on….’
Sir John Barbirolli, writing on the Concerts in 1969
'The superb new concert hall at Kings Place - the first in London for 25 years – has opened an exciting new chapter for the London Chamber Music Society, which can trace its origins to Victorian music making in London in the 1870s, and the regular Sunday Concerts that developed at South Place and then the Conway Hall from 1929.
The inheritance of the Sunday Concerts is special, and our Concert Series aims to continue that rich legacy - which has long been part of the musical life-blood of the capital - by bringing the very best classical chamber music to London audiences at affordable prices.
The list of famous artists and ensembles appearing through the years reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of music history, and includes Henry Wood, Frank Bridge, Albert Sammons, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Goosens, Ysaye, Percy Grainger, Primrose, Harriet Cohen, Myra Hess, John Ireland and many more.
Britain’s most celebrated string quartets have regularly appeared in the Series, from the Brosa and Amadeus to the Allegri, Lindsay and Chilingirian Quartets. Our first season in our new home has been a great success, with 36 wonderful concerts, many of them to full houses. To mark this important new beginning for the LCMS, we continue our theme of celebrating some of the best British chamber music for strings and also in commissioning new chamber works.
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