Maidenhead Music Society furthers the development of music in the Maidenhead area by presenting a series of professional classical concerts each year. All general concerts are open to the public, but anyone joining as a Member of the Society qualifies for generous ticket discounts and occasional special private events.
For more than seventy years, it has played a key part in bringing classical music of international standard to Maidenhead's doorstep. It has proven ability in spotting rising talent: Thomas Allen at 24, a young Julian Bream and James Galway, and most astonishing of all, a sixteen year old cellist called Jacqueline du Pré!
Established stars have featured too: Tasmin Little, John Lill, Freddy Kempf, Joanna MacGregor, the Medici, Endellion, Coull and Brodsky Quartets, the Nash and Melos Ensembles – too many names to mention.
Each year Maidenhead Music Society promotes a series of seven professional concerts which offer a well-balanced range of repertoire, and include a grand Celebrity Concert in June. Our Concert Secretary and Sub-Committee, themselves talented players in local groups, seek out the best talent, and the best value. A particular commitment of the Society is to provide strong audiences for developing young artists, who we hope with support will grow into the big names of the future.
Since 2000, the home of Maidenhead Music Society has been the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, an ideal venue for the concert series, and a place in which the artists say they love playing. As well as a great acoustic and a quite outstanding Steinway, it offers excellent social facilities.
The Society is run by a committee comprised of the following members:
Philip Ratcliffe - Chairman
Bill Fone - Treasurer
Mavis Gregson - Secretary
Ady Sheldon - Assistant Secretary
Deborah Behrman - Concert Secretary
You can see a copy of our constitution by clicking on this link. MMS Constitution.pdf