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You can now buy membership online

It is now possible to buy membership for Malvern Concert Club online here.  You can also buy your tickets for the Sunday afternoon concert at the same time. Payment is made using PayPal but you DO NOT need an account with PayPal; you can pay using a credit or debit …

Coffee Concert: Sean Shibe 6th April

In a change from previous seasons, Malvern Concert Club is presenting a recital in a new venue for the Club, Elmslie House, Malvern and in the form of a ‘Coffee Concert’. Coffee will be served at 10.30am with the recital at 11.15am, without an interval. Tickets (strictly limited numbers) are …

Talk by Joseph Brand: Introduction to Opera at The Met

Friday 26 January 2018, 2.00pm – Malvern Theatres Vice President Joseph Brand, will complete his survey of this season’s Met Opera broadcasts with an illustrated talk which will provide background information on the creators, performers and productions associated with the remaining operas. Admission is free, but tickets are required and …

Historic violin link with Malvern Concert Club

The Doric Quartet’s first violinist Alex Redington plays a Carlo Tononi violin built in Venice in 1708. This is made possible by the support of The Stradivari Trust which relies on sponsorship from contributors. We were delighted to welcome to this concert MCC member Angela Sutton, who is one of …

Celebrating English Song CD

This brand new SOMM CD is a tribute to Jennie McGregor-Smith, the founder and driving force behind Celebrating English Song, the famous song series which took place at Tardebigge, Bromsgrove each summer for many years and which played an invaluable role in popularising English song. Sadly, the series closed down …

Ernie Kay meets composer Sally Beamish

After the opening concert of this season, Vice-President Ernie Kay was thrilled to meet composer Sally Beamish at a reception held in Malvern Theatres Circle Bar. His delight is evident in this photograph when she presented him with a copy of the score of her work, Dance the Beginning of …

Changes to car parking arrangements

Malvern Hills District Council has recently announced changes to car parking arrangements, some of which could benefit our concert goers. The car park at The Council House, Avenue Road, is now available all day, not just from 7.30pm as previously. In early November, the start of the concessionary £1.50 evening …

Elgar’s Birthplace – The Firs

In December 2016, the National Trust took on a five-year lease of both Elgar’s birthplace cottage and the visitor centre, inheriting the responsibility for sharing this very special place and its stories from the long-line of distinguished prior custodians. The National Trust was invited to join forces with the Elgar …

Two busy composers together in Malvern

We are delighted to welcome composer Sally Beamish to Malvern Concert Club for our first concert of the new season. Sally performed as a viola player until her precious Gabrielli instrument was stolen from her London home. She decided to ‘turn the blackest moment of my life into a positive …

Coach Trips to Birmingham Symphony Hall

Malvern Concert Club is again organising coach trips to Symphony Hall for the CBSO’s 2017-18 season. There will be six trips, all for afternoon concerts starting at 2.15. Booking for the first one on 28 September has now closed, but booking for the next one on 1 November has just …

Donation to our Archive

The Concert Club has recently been given a copy of the original programme for its 21st Concert, performed by the Walenn Quartet in 1909. The donor, Mr Robert Green, is a former conductor of the Herefordshire Orchestral Society which included amongst its members several former pupils of our founder Sir …

Club AGM – 6 July 2017

At the Club AGM in July we were surprised and delighted by a visit from our Club President who addressed us after the short but necessary business proceedings. He said he had joined us to find out why the Club was so successful when so many are floundering in present …

OBE for Club President

We were delighted to learn that Roderick Williams was listed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours Lists this summer and send our warmest congratulations to him on his OBE for services to music.

A Very Special ‘Encore’!

On 24 September 2014, on the occasion of Roderick Williams’ inauguration as the Club’s President, a quiet event took place in the green room behind the Forum stage. Our Vice President (then Chairman) Joseph Brand presented Roddy with a published copy of Joe’s own composition, the song Night, setting a …

Our President – the composer

Congratulations to our Club President, Roderick Williams, on his recent success as a composer! The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) presented the 2016 British Composer Awards on Tuesday 6 December at BFI South Bank and Roderick won the award in the Choral category with his work Ave …

Thank you!

The Club is again most grateful to the Elmley Foundation, who, in addition to their 20th Anniversary Award, have given us £4,000 a year for the next three years to support us in our progamming. The Foundation’s generosity means that we can be financially secure and give us the confidence …

Annual General Meeting 2016

The Club’s AGM was held at St Edmund’s Hall, Malvern, on 7 July 2016, attended by about 50 people. After Officers’ report had been read and accepted, elections were held. The Chairman, Joseph Brand, retired, and was elected as a Vice President of the Club. His successor as Chairman, John …