UCL Chamber Music Club


Archive 2021-22

Summary details of our concerts

Thursday 21 October, 5.30pm-6.30pm

New Performers' Concert: a varied programme featuring first performances from new members of the CMC.

Tuesday 26 October, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Schubert's C major String Quintet.

Thursday 4 November, 1.10pm-1.55pm

Student performers from the UCL Music Society. Admission will be on a 'first come, first served' basis; just turn up and we'll try to fit you in - maximum audience capacity is 25 persons (due to covid restrictions).

Thursday 18 November, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Music by E.European composers - Chopin, Janacek, Khachaturian et al

Thursday 25 November, 1.10pm-1.55pm

Programme to include items of 'experimental' music. This is a ticketed event, please reserve your place via Eventbrite.

Thursday 3 February, 5.30pm-6.30pm

'Classical to Romantic: the Mendelssohn siblings': music by Beethoven and by both Mendelssohns (Felix and sister Fanny).

Thursday 10 February, 1.10pm - 1.55pm

Baroque (Bach and Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre), Classical (Mozart) and Romantic (Cécile Chaminade).

Tuesday 22 February, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Vaughan Williams, his pupils and friends. We present music from both sides of the Channel: from France, the late Violin Sonata of Claude Debussy ('musicien français', as he styled himself), and from this country a selection of works centred around the figure (sometimes considered quintessentially English) of Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose 150th anniversary falls this year - songs by VW (including the ever-popular 'Linden Lea'), a piano piece by his great friend Gustav Holst, and  music for woodwind and piano by his pupil Ruth Gipps (whose centenary last year attracted a good deal of deserved attention).

Monday 21 March, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, book a ticket via Eventbrite

On Looking Back and Departing: a varied programme comprising vocal music by Schumann, Wolf, Medtner, Tchaikovsky and Dvořák, Debussy's concise but far-reaching Violin Sonata, and atmospheric piano music by contemporary British composer Cecilia McDowall of chamber music.

Tuedsay 3 May, 5.30pm-6.30pm - book your ticket via Eventbrite

UCL CMC 70th birthday concert!  It will feature keyboard music by J.S.Bach played by our Honorary President Professor John Irving (a leading scholar and performer of 18th-century music); a piano trio by Haydn; a work for cello and piano by Janáček; and French flute music. There will be refreshments afterwards and an opportunity to browse through some past programmes from the CMC's archive.

Thursday 12 May, 1.10pm-1.55pm - book your ticket via Eventbrite.

A varied programme comprising piano music by Satie, Robert Schumann and Jianzhong Wang, a piece for guitar by Leo Brouwer, and music for trombone and piano by Ferdinand David, cello and piano by Brahms, and clarinet, cello and piano by Louise Farrenc and Max Bruch.

Thursday 26 May, 5.30pm-6.30pm - book your ticket via Eventrbite (tickets go on sale at 12noon on 20/05/22).

This final concert of the Club's 70th season will provide an opportunity to hear two works which would have appeared in the Club's Christmas concert last December (cancelled due to covid restrictions): the Christmas Concerto by Giuseppe Torelli and Mozart's very early Missa brevis in G, K.49. There's also Mozart's Ave verum corpus, and a flute & violin duo by F.A. Hoffmeister (contemporary of Mozart).  The concert will be followed by celebratory refreshments. All are welcome!