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15 February 2021 - AGM & Next Season Update

Key points from Committee meeting held on 1st February.

-  Postponement of AGM to 29th April at 7:30 pm, without concert. See the AGM page.

-  Provisional programme for 75th Season:

  • 23rd September, 2021: the Ridgeway Ensemble (soprano, piano, violin, cello). ‘The Composer in Society’, music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and J Strauss II.
  • 28th October: Elysium Brass Quintet. Music by Lutoslawski, Howarth, Gabrielli, Ravel, Ewald, Koetsier, Puccini, Kompanek, Nagle.
  • 25th November: Fontanella Recorders. Programme tbc
  • 27th January 2022, Sounds Baroque (harpsichord, 2 violins, cello). Music by Corelli, Scarlatti, Dodgson, Telemann and Vivaldi.
  • 24th February, Icaria (flute & harp). Music by Saint-Saens, Piazzolla, Lauber, Harty, Cras, Young and Borne.
  • 24th March, Phacelia (piano, string quartet, double bass). Beethoven, Mozart Piano Concerto No.20, Mendelssohn Sextet Op.110.
  • 28th April, AGM and concert. Artist and programme tbc.

For further information regarding the committee decisions, please visit the Covid-19 page.

5 November 2020 - Coronavirus Update

As we enter the second period of Covid-19 Lockdown in England there are no changes to the plans for the current Music Club Season. There will be no concerts before 22nd April 2021, when we hope to hold the AGM in its usual format. If Covid-19 restrictions are still in place we will hold it online, as many other organisations have shown this is possible in recent months.

In the meantime, the Committee continues to plan for the return to normal service. In October we agreed the outline programme for the 75th Season of at least 6 concerts (Covid-19 permitting); details of the performers and, where possible, their programmes will be published here and elsewhere early in the New Year.

13 July 2020 - Coronavirus Update

Continuing uncertainty about the presentation of concerts indoors and without social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic has led the Committee to cancel all concerts between now and the end of April 2021. We hope to re-engage the artists that we had booked for the 74th Season at some future date and will update this website with new information as it becomes available.

12 March 2020 - Coronavirus Update

Please note that we are keeping an eye on the developing situation regarding the Covid-19 virus. We will update this section of the website frequently to keep you informed of the latest situation regarding the remaining concerts for this season.

February 2020 - Classic Rhythm

This turned out to be a very enjoyable and interesting concert. A wide range of instruments, especially percussion, were utilised to create some amazing soundscapes. All delivered with a delicate air of gentle humour.

August 2019 - Season 73

We are very grateful to our advertisers who feature in our concert programmes during Season 73; we hope that you will be able to support them. Remember to tell them where you saw their advert - it helps them and us! There is a list of the advertisers on our Links page where you can also access their websites for further information.

May 2019 - Parking Update

There are plenty of available car parks and with the change of ownership of the Chantry Centre - closing time has been extended to 11pm. Please go to the Venue & Map page for more details.

May 2018 - Privacy Policy

With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation we have updated our privacy policy which is now available online via the Prices page.

Andover Music Club History

A large part of the Music Club's history is available on the web site by following the Previous Seasons link. If you own programmes from the earlier, missing, concerts then do please contact us. There are email links located at the bottom of Season pages 1 to 50. If you have any old programmes then please bring them along to the next concert and pass them to a committee member. Currently we have no programme details for Seasons 1 to 7, so we especially look forward to filling these gaps in our records.

Remember - if you have any feedback regarding any of the concerts, or the web site, you can use the Comments link near the top right of this page. Or follow this Comments Page link to make your thoughts heard. If you would like a response to your comments please provide an email address.

2011 Survey

The survey results are available via this Results Summary link.

Concert Details

Concerts take place in the tiered auditorium of The Lights, Andover. Seats are unreserved, so concert goers choose their seat on arrival.

Access is available to all, but it would enhance your experience if those concert goers with special needs could contact the Lights, or a committee member, beforehand to discuss their specific requirements. An induction loop is also available, please enquire at the cloakroom.

There is no formal dress code and a free cloakroom is available for coats on those cooler or damp evenings.

The Lights Arena offers a full bar service as well as teas, coffees and ice cream for pre-concert and interval drinks, which can be ordered beforehand.

Programmes for the evening’s performance are also available in the foyer.

We hope you have an enjoyable experience at our concerts. Members of the committee are visible in the foyer prior to the concert and during the interval should you have any queries or questions.

Tickets Available on the Door

Concert Timings

Doors open at 7:00pm

Concert Commences 7:30pm

Interval of about 20 minutes

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