We bring high quality professional musicians to Welshpool in an annual season of five chamber music concerts so that local people can attend live music recitals that they would otherwise have to travel much further afield to see. As with so many activities, the last two years were severely disrupted by the pandemic, and so this year we have decided to hold no concerts in the winter months (December, January and February) when it seems most likely that any upsurge in the virus might occur, so for our new programme our five concerts will be held in October, November, March, April and May. We are fortunate in that we are able to hold all concerts in Welshpool Methodist Church. The Club is a registered charity managed by a Committee of volunteers, and as a charity we are governed by a Constitution reporting to members of the Club through an Annual General Meeting at which all members are encouraged to express their views.
Tickets for single concerts cost £15 (students £5) and will be available at the door on the night of each concert. However, we will also be reverting to our subscription membership scheme, under which tickets for all five concerts can be bought at the first concert of the Season for £60, the equivalent of £12 per ticket, thus offering a saving of £15 for the Season.
Our 80th Season will open on Thursday 20 October with a concert given by
The Benyounes String Quartet
who will be playing quartets by Beethoven, John Woolrich and Brahms.
The concert will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of the Club, and we urge everyone who enjoys our concerts to attend this meeting to express their views and suggestions about all aspects of the Club, its management and future programming. Since the pandemic we have experienced a significant fall in audience numbers; we need your input, as we depend on our ticket sales to finance the fees for the musicians who play for us, and unless we can reverse that trend, the future of the Club will be uncertain.