Review: 24 March 2022 – The Carducci String Quartet with Peter Lale

Matt Denton violin, Michelle Fleming violin,Eoin Schmidt-Martin viola, Emma Denton cello, with Peter Lale viola Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat Shostakovich String Quartet No.9 in E flat, Op.117 Mozart String Quintet (viola) No.4 in G, K.516 The Forum Theatre was packed for the Carducci String Quartet’s return to Malvern. The three …

New Home for Concert Club Archive

For several decades the Concert Club has maintained an extensive record of its activities, absorbing material preserved by a few interested individuals and expanding this where possible. The collection is a rich one, containing as it does committee minutes since 1930, concert programmes, newsletters, press reviews and letters as well …

Music Education Outreach 2021

With the help of a grant from the Club, Severn Arts has run two more events for local primary schools, once again using the services of Toscana Strings. This group delivered two concerts on Friday 22 October: at Great Malvern Primary School (for KS2 pupils) and at Somers Park Primary …

Update from our Club Chairman

Despite the latest government announcement on relaxing restrictions from 4 July, we are still no clearer about when theatres might be able to open and what the exact rules may be when they do so. It seems likely that there will need to be social distancing rules – for performers …

Music during ‘Lockdown’

A report from our retiring Publicity Officer We have all missed attending concerts and hearing live music during the past few months. Like me, I feel sure you will have rediscovered forgotten CDs lying at the back of the shelf and enjoyed listening to recorded music you had overlooked in …

MCC Outreach

Malvern Concert Club has for many years maintained an Outreach programme to bring the joy, excitement and beauty of live music to young people in Malvern. We are delighted to announce that discussions have begun with Severn Arts to fund a series of school concerts to Primary schools in the …

Club AGM – 2 July 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic developed, and the social distancing guidelines prevented a physical Annual General Meeting, the Committee decided to hold a virtual meeting, to take effect on the date we had originally planned – Thursday 2 July. Unsurprisingly, this was new ground for all of us. If the crisis …

Malvern Theatres Covid-19 Appeal

Covid-19 presents an uncertain future for our theatres and concert halls and we are all feeling the loss of live stage performances at present. An appeal has been launched to help support Malvern Theatres through this difficult time. Malvern Concert Club very much values the position of the Theatres in …

Peter Thomas (1947 – 2020)

It is with great sadness that we report the death recently of our former Club Secretary, Peter Thomas. He had been suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. Peter retired as Secretary at the last AGM after five years in that office, a period of considerable innovation and achievement for the Club, …

Darkness and Light

Those of you attending the inspirational piano recital by Pavel Kolesnikov last November will have noticed that the lighting in The Forum was quite subdued – unlike the artist or indeed the audience. Some liked it, and felt it aided their concentration on an intense, and through- played programme. Others …