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The London Chamber Music Society (LCMS) is dedicated to bringing the best in chamber music to London audiences and can trace its origins back to Victorian music making in London in the 1870s. The LCMS Concert Series aims to continue this rich legacy.

The list of famous artists and ensembles appearing through the years includes Henry Wood, Frank Bridge, Albert Sammons, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Goosens, Ysaÿe, Percy Grainger, Primrose, Harriet Cohen, Myra Hess, John Ireland and many more. Britain’s most celebrated string quartets have regularly appeared in the Series, from the Brosa and Amadeus to the Allegri, Lindsay and Chilingirian Quartets. Patrons: Sir Jeremy Dixon and Julia Somerville.

‘The London Chamber Music Sundays are an absolute joy and we should ‘spread the word’ as far and wide as possible.’ Seen & Heard International

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Brodsky Quartet: In Time of War

Classical / Time Unwrapped

Paying tribute to human courage has inspired composers down the ages. In this special programme the Brodsky Quartet bring together responses to wars from the last hundred years.

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Allegri Quartet with Martin Roscoe

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

Autumn 2018 marks the centenary of Elgar’s Piano Quintet, which provides the culmination of this varied concert. The concert begins with Haydn’s beautiful C major Quartet from the Op. 54 set, a bright and sunny opening movement.

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Sonoro

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

Returning to Kings Place, Sonoro, one of the UK’s most impressive chamber choirs, has won acclaim for its exquisitely balanced sound and passionate singing.

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Philippe Graffin & Friends

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

French violinist Philippe Graffin celebrates the centenary of Elgar’s beautiful Violin Sonata. Plus, works by Beethoven, Fauré and Peter Fribbins’s piano trio Softly in the Dusk…,

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Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Huw Watkins

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins present Rebecca Clarke’s little-known early violin sonata alongside music by the French composers she admired, Debussy and Lili Boulanger.

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Chilingirian Quartet with Prunella Pacey (viola)

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The Chilingirian Quartet are joined by Prunella Pacey to explore two more of Mozart’s six string quintets with viola.

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Consone Quartet with Gillian Keith

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The Consone Quartet explore and recreate the soundworld of the classical and early Romantic string quartet repertoire on period instruments.

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Alessandro Vena

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

Italian pianist Alessandro Vena makes his UK debut with a programme including Chopin, Rachmaninov and Debussy

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Dante Quartet

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

Haydn’s witty, urbane Quartet in G from his Op. 33 set begins the Dante Quartet’s varied programme.

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Aquinas Piano Trio

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The Aquinas Trio focus on the three piano trios of Robert Schumann, putting each with a Haydn trio and a contemporary work.

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Albion Quartet

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The theme of counterpoint allows the Albion Quartet to explore four very different composers’ treatments, starting with excerpts from Bach’s great Art of Fugue.

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Double Concertos

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

This Bach Weekend 2019 concert includes Bach’s two most famous double concertos, as well as works by other masters of the genre.

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English Symphony Orchestra

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

The LCMS’s second concert in the Venus Unwrapped series, with the ESO and Kenneth Woods, celebrates not only women in music, but also Czech music and the solo piano.

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Red Priest

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

Red Priest return to their roots with a programme of Baroque classics, arranged and performed with the quartet’s trademark energy.

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Rautio Piano Trio with Robin Ashwell

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The Rautio Piano Trio’s concert of 19th-century German masterworks begins with Beethoven’s famous Ghost Trio.

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Chilingirian Quartet with Prunella Pacey (viola)

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The Chilingirian Quartet are joined by Prunella Pacey for the last of Mozart’s six string quintets with viola – the final quintets in D and E flat.

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Mathilde Milwidsky & Sam Haywood

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Prize-winning duo Mathilde Milwidsky and Sam Haywood trace and explore the rich associations in Agnes Zimmermann’s work. 

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Piatti Quartet & Emily Pailthorpe (oboe)

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

This concert illustrates Elizabeth Maconchy’s sensitivity for wind writing, as Emily Pailthorpe’s solo oboe joins the Piatti Quartet in a rare performance of the Oboe Quintet.

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Chiaroscuro Quartet

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

In her 1834 quartet, the young Fanny Mendelssohn announced her composing talent to posterity: here was her response to Beethoven and to her pole star, JS Bach.

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