Oxshott and Cobham Music Society

 Residents' Concert News.

The Oxshott and Cobham Music Society holds a winter series of six high quality professional concerts between September and March, each year. These are on Saturday evenings, at 8pm, (except in January when there is an early evening concert at 5.30pm), and are given at Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Claygate, KT10 OJP.

This year the 2018 / 2019 season, includes a cast of international musicians of great stature and repute, commencing on October 6, with the first of two Celebrity Concerts celebrating the music of Beethoven, Liszt and Schumann. The musicians are the Award-winning Heath Quartet, who present Beethoven's astonishing opus 132 Quartet, and are joined by Ukrainian born Alexei Grynyuk, for a performance of perhaps the greatest Piano Quintet in the repertoire, -that of Robert Schumann and his opus 44 in E flat. Full of joy, beauty and melody, this is something one must hear when the opportunity occurs.
Alexei Grynyuk will also provide a contrast to the music of the classical period by performing Liszt's piano transcription,- Litanei by Schubert, and Liszt's amazing "Carnival in Pest."

On November 10, the Viennese Merlin Ensemble, - all members of the European Chamber Orchestra - arrive to give us an unusual concert, the main feature being music for a Horn Trio. Full details are on The website- ocms-music.org.uk.- but suffice it to say that we have an opportunity to hear some rarely performed music.

There are two concerts on November 24:- The first is a Family concert at 3pm. featuring The Magnard Wind Ensemble and friends, performing Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes and Magical Music!" This is especially suitable for Primary School Children, but covers the age range 4 years upwards, including all "young at heart", who love fun and quirky poetry.

The evening concert on November 24 , at 8pm. is a concert of brilliant works for wind quintet. The Magnard Wind Quintet are supported by the Tillett Trust founded with a bequest from Emmie Tillett. -Known as the "Duchess of Wigmore Street," was head of the largest Musical Artist Agency in London. Her bequest supports young musicians at the beginning of their career. Performed by an exceptional band of musicians, this concert covers easy listening works by Danzi, Debussy and Bach, to "Summer Music" by Samuel Barber and Neilsen's Quintet. An enjoyable evening.

January 12, 2019, brings our early Evening concert at 5.30pm. This features "Spiritato" a Baroque ensemble performing a programme of music by Purcell, G. Rebel, Fantini, Legrenzi and Albrici. It highlights musical performance on strings, Harpsichord and trumpet, making this an intriguing programme.
The annual Piano recital will be given on 23 February, 2019, when Tyler Hay, graduate of the Royal Northern College and winner of the Royal Overseas League and the British Liszt competitions will perform an inviting programme of Schubert, Mozart and Debussy.

The concert Season, concludes on 23 March, with another Celebrity Concert given by the superb Dover Quartet, making a welcome return visit from the United States. Based in Philadelphia, they’ve been lauded for their deep musical insights – and for "an astonishing maturity that belies their years. They’re charismatic and compelling – no wonder they’re considered one of the finest quartets of the moment."
Since hearing them two years ago, they have gone on to play 120 concerts per year and have just made their International Festival debut in Edinburgh. Their programme offers Haydn, Op.20/4; Mendelssohn (Four pieces for String Quartet),Op.81; and Dvorak String Quartet in A flat, Op.105.
This is not to be missed!

Celebrity concerts:£22. All other concerts £20 each. Season subscription: £80. (£75 if paid by the 1st September). A BARGAIN. Tickets at only £12.50 each!
Students 8-25, FREE on presentation of Student Card.

Further details of concerts, joining the Society, history etc., are available on:

ocms-music.org.uk.