The Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society staged its first concert on St. Valentine's Day, 1946, over 60 years ago. Its objective was and still is to bring to the area, at reasonable prices, music of the standard heard in London concert halls.
Early days of the Society had the active support of Sir Adrian Boult, a Woldingham resident. From 1960 to 1990, Miss Eileen Joyce, who lived in Limpsfield High Street, was the President. Up to time of their deaths in 2002/3, Wulstan Atkins, a godson of Sir Edward Elgar, and his wife, Jane were able to use their many contacts in the musical world to engage top class soloists and ensembles. This tradition continues. In 2007 the eminent pianist Imogen Cooper accepted the Society's invitation to become President.
Activities. The Society basically runs two types of activity, Club Evenings open to members only and Concerts open to all. Both these activities are reasonably priced and represent a large saving on London and even Croydon ticket prices. Students only pay half-price and nothing for the friendly and welcoming atmosphere!
Membership. Membership costs £50 per annum which includes a serial ticket for the five main
concerts. This ticket is transferable.
President: Imogen Cooper CBE
Most of the main concerts are held in the Theatre at Hazelwood School, Limpsfield but the concert on 31st March 2012 will be in St Peter's Church, Limpsfield. All concerts start at 8.00pm
Friday 28th October
Saturday 25th February 2012
Saturday 31st March 2012
Saturday 21st April 2012
Prices indicated are for a single ticket. Students half price
In addition to the main concerts of the season, members are entitled to attend 3 concerts.
Saturday 3rd March 2012 at Hazelwood School
Thursday 17th May 2012 at Oxted Place
Thursday 14th June 2012 at Oxted United Reformed Church
Brochures for the season are now available. If you are interested and unsure whether you are already on the mailing list, please send your name and address to Pat Cruddas at the address above.