UCL Chamber Music Club


Archive 2022-23

Summary details of our concerts and programmes

Friday 14 October - 5.30pm-6.30pm

Our opening concert of the season, light refreshments will be served afterwards.

Wednesday 26 October - 5.30pm-6.30pm

A concert exploring and showcasing Asian music and composers. 

Thursday 3 November - 1.10pm-1.55pm

Wednesday 16 November - 5.30pm-6.30pm

This concert will be devoted to the turn of the twentieth century  both vocal and instrumental music and pieces inspired by poetry written at that time will be showcased. This event will also be a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alexander Scriabin's birth; his works for solo piano will be performed.

Friday 25 November, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Tuesday 13 December - Christmas concert, North Cloisters, 6pm (tickets are not required for this concert, just turn up!)

Monday 23 January - 5.30pm-6.30pm, please book your ticket via Eventbrite

Tuesday 7 February - 5.30pm-6.30pm, please book your ticket via Eventbrite

Tuesday 21 February - 5.30pm-6.30pm

This concert will showcase some of our new performers and music ranging from Bach and Vivaldi to Rachmaninoff and Debussy. 

Tuesday 7 March - 5.30pm-6.30pm, book your ticket via Eventbrite

This concert will be devoted to Baroque music. Vocal pieces by Purcell, Handel and J.S. Bach will be presented alongside a trio for recorders by Telemann. Several preludes and fugues from J.S. Bach's The Well Tempered Clavier and movements of his violin and flute sonatas will be played.

Wednesday 15 March - 5.30pm-6.30pm, book your tickets via Eventbrite

Our final concert of this term sees a mixture of works from the 18th century (a Bach aria and Beethoven’s first published work, a vivacious piano trio), via the 19th century (romantic songs by Liszt and Clara Schumann) to the early 20th century (Elgar’s beautiful violin sonata), all performed by a mixture of the club’s instrumentalists and vocalists.

Tuesday 2 May - 5.30pm-6.30pm

For our first concert in Term 3 we present a programme of contrasting piano music by the 18th-century Austrian composer Joseph Haydn and the late 19th-century American composer Amy Beach, as well as a chance to hear Borodin’s lovely but rarely-performed piano quintet.

Wednesday 17 May - 5.30pm-6.30pm

We are using the CMC harpsichord  for an opening lament on the death of one monarch – which leads on to more celebratory work.  A further harpsichord solo and a Monteverdi vocal duet.   Followed by later keyboard works  on the piano by Beethoven and Chopin.

Thursday 1 June - 5.30pm-6.30pm, book your ticket via Eventbrite

Our final concert of the season is entitled 'Music for a summer evening', featuring music by Bach, Donizetti, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Mozart and the Club's resident composer Roger Beeson!  Do come along, and enjoy both the music and light refreshments afterwards.

Concert by Bentham's Body Ensemble, 4 March 2023

Bentham's Body Emsemble performed music for clarinet, piano and 'cello by Mendelssohn-Hensel, Brahms, Janáček, Gipps and d'Indy. The ensemble's members met through UCL Chamber Music Club and invited members of the Club and the general public to help celebrate the ensemble's 5th birthday with this independently organised concert. Bentham's body can be viewed in the nearby Student Centre.