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  The origins can be traced back to 8 March 1942 when Cyril Smith gave the first of 31 concerts that were held from 1942 to 1946 (with a stunning array of artists). These concerts culminated in the formation of the Ilkley Concert Club at an open meeting held in the Ilkley Playhouse on 8 April 1946 and the first concert was given by Denis Matthews on the 28 August 1946 …..and the rest is history!!!!!  

 

 

Click here for a detailed history of Ilkley Concert Club. This appeared in

the Souvenir Programme for the first concert of the 60th Diamond Jubilee

Season held on 28 September 2005 and given by Alfred Brendel. 

 

 

 

Is this how you measure success?!!

 

The 71st Season was the 34th consecutive season that Ilkley Concert Club has sold all available season-tickets to subscribers – an amazing achievement reflecting huge credit on our President, David Pyett. Fortunately David continues as a committee member with special responsibility for programme planning (just try to stop him, as our new Chairman said recently!!).

 

However, do not despair if you are not a season ticket holder because seats are always available for individual concerts and we also have a tradition of Concert Club Members letting us know if they cannot attend a concert so that their tickets can be made available for re-sale.

 

   

CONTACTS and COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

 

For Booking Enquiries:

 

Season tickets :  Pam Harris [Membership Organiser]

                         01943 608585

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Single concerts : Jennie Rundle

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                         01943 609045

Ticket returns :   Jennie Rundle

                         01943 609045

 

For enquiries from agents and artists

about future seasons:

 Sarah Warnes [Concert Season Planner]

Telephone : 01423 780337

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Full current committee:

 

David Pyett [President].

David Wharmby [Chairman].

Rob Templar [Vice-Chairman]

Josephine Wesley [Secretary]

Donald Williams [Treasurer]

Sarah Warnes [Concert Season Planner]

David Bridgewater [IT Co-ordinator]

Andrew Walbank [Hall Manager]

Chris Skidmore [Brochure & Concert reviews]

Jennie Rundle [Single tickets & returns]

Tony Hudson [Website & CD stall]

Pam Harris [Membership Organiser]

Sue Kirk [Concert day hospitality]

 

 

 

VIEWS ON PLAYING AT ILKLEY

  

 “The combination of beautiful piano, a hall with good acoustics and above all a large, loyal, attentive and enthusiastic audience, makes Ilkley Concert Club a very special place to play.” 

 

Stephen Osborne, Pianist 2010

 

“With the excellent acoustics of the King's Hall, a superb piano and a large audience of real and devoted music-lovers the Ilkley Concert Club has always been one of my favourite music clubs to play for. The rare concentration one senses has always inspired me to give of my best.” 

 

Martin Roscoe, Pianist 2011

 

 

 

'a large, loyal, attentive and enthusiastic audience'

 

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