Welcome to Lancaster Music Makers
Founded in 1988, the Lancaster Music Makers are a small, independent group of amateur musicians which was set up with the aim of helping local musicians – instrumentalists, pianists and singers – to make music together, and to stage their own concerts. These are open to anybody who wishes to gain performing experience. We cater for all ages, all levels and all styles of music, with the main emphasis on classical, as this reflects the interest of most of our supporters.
Our concerts take place twice in each term, usually about six weeks apart. We are very fortunate to have the use of the Chapel of the University of Cumbria (formerly St. Martin’s College,) and its magnificent Steinway grand piano.
The atmosphere is informal and friendly, and most of those taking part in our concerts find the experience very positive and enriching. Those of us who have been involved since the outset have gained enormously in confidence and musicianship. We have also provided a very useful proving ground for young performers working towards exams.
Concerts, normally on Friday nights, start at 7.45 p.m., and current admission charges (used to defray the cost of hiring the Chapel) are £6 and £5 concessions. The latter apply to seniors, students and the unwaged. Programmes and refreshments are included.
We are always very happy to welcome newcomers, either as performers or audience members. Anyone wishing to come to our concerts is encouraged to contact Rosemary or Marjorie (see contacts page) beforehand. If you would like to perform at one of our concerts, please telephone Marjorie 2-3 weeks prior to the event.