The Holmes Chapel Music Society, a friendly amateur group, presents a classical music concert every month from September to May in the small hall of the Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre. We are always pleased to welcome the general public to join us at these events, you do not have to be a member.
At these Saturday evening concerts, excellent professional musicians both from Britain and abroad, play for us in a hall which has a surprisingly good acoustic. Our artists comprise soloists, usually with an accompanist, or various groups – quartets, trios, etc. Singers too appear periodically, both soloists and groups.
Many of our artists, most of them with high international reputations can be heard on BBC3 and Classic FM.
We usually have one or two young professional artists each season. Young players whose promise has already been recognised in the world of music, who come and play for us as they seek to establish themselves. The music we hear is quite wide ranging and fairly catholic in taste. Society membership is over 300 and drawn from quite a wide catchment area of mid/south Cheshire and north Staffordshire. Goostrey is well represented.
The Society organises season tickets each year for the Halle Orchestras Opus One concerts at Manchesters Bridgewater Hall. Group bookings provide considerable savings on ticket prices for seats anywhere in the hall. Travel to the concerts by coach from Holmes Chapel or Knutsford make these evenings hassle free.
The HCMS website www.themusicsociety.org.uk is worth inspection; it contains information about concerts and ticket prices but also details of the artists and music. Tickets too can be booked from our website. For details see our leaflet or the website. Leaflets are available in the local libraries and information centres.