The Chiswick Music Society, known as Blenheim Concerts, promotes live music in Chiswick. Its programme of concerts features young professional musicians.
Originally formed in 1987 as The Blenheim Music Circle, it has presented over 100 concerts, which have featured more than 300 young musicians. It is entirely dependent on member subscriptions, ticket sales and advertising support from local businesses.
Many of the young musicians who play in Blenheim Concerts go on to reach a world-wide audience and professional acclaim. In the past seasons performers have included:
Malcolm Martineau, Angela Hewitt, Geraldine McGreevy, Oliver Gledhill, Gillian Humphreys, Dennis Lee, Charles Owen, Amy Dickson, Kosmos, Simon Mulligan, Michael Simpson, Diana Galvydyte, Daisy Jopling, Tenniel Evans, Oliver Coates, Danny Driver, Bridge String Quartet and Carducci String Quartet
Click here to see a full list of all our performers from 1988 up to last year.
THE BRIDGE QUARTET
Colin Twigg (Violin)
Catherine Schofield (Violin)
Michael Schofield (Viola)
Lucy Wilding (Cello)
HARRIET MACKENZIE (Violin)
MEG HAMILTON (Viola)
LAURA ANSTEE (Cello / Lyra)
Chairman - Rosalind Leney
Vice-Chairman & Hon. Treasurer - Max Cronin
Hon. Secretary - Penelope McLeod
Assistant Secretary - Hélène Peatfield
Membership Secretary - Jennifer Clift
Publicity - Rhona Walshaw
Programme - Cecilia McDowall & Phoebe Woollam
In addition to our sponsors we are indebted to the following:-
Mr. Peter Baker, Mrs P.A.Ballentyne, Mr J.L.Cruttenden, Mrs Ruth Ferris, Mrs Patricia Grove, Mrs R.Hacon, Mr. Howard Hastings, Mrs Audrey Hillis, Mrs Ursula Holden, Mr and Mrs E.Holloway, Miss Rosalind Leney, Mrs Elizabeth Panourgias, Mrs Dorothy Randall, Miss Joan Robinson, Mr & Mrs. Leighton van Nort, The Hon. Simon Windsor-Clive.