Music brings people together

Quintet within the London Chamber Music Group

From October 2021, the Haslemere Methodist Church will become an exciting “music hub” for the community. Not just evening concerts open to the public, but engaging with young musicians in local schools and the wider community.

This ambitious programme is spearheaded by local musician Susan Milan, former Principal Flute of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, chamber musician, soloist and professor of two London conservatories. The London Chamber Music Group will be the resident ensemble of the Haslemere Methodist Church and will present high calibre evening concerts. The concept of a “music hub” in Haslemere Methodist Church emerged after Susan visited the church and recognised that with its beautiful Sanctuary, this would be a wonderful home in which the professional musicians of the London Chamber Music Group could regularly perform.

Susan proposed a series of five monthly concerts of chamber music from October 2021 to March 2022, as well as a comprehensive outreach programme, and this was met with enthusiasm from the church. The season’s programme will include noon-time charity concerts and workshops for young woodwind players. In 2022, there are plans for a Woodwind Competition for young aspiring musicians aged 12-18 years with a Prize Winner’s concert in the church.  The project is now launched!

Haslemere Methodist Church is at Lion Green, Weyhill, GU27 1LD and set back from the road [with Dylan’s ice-cream parlour next door]. All concerts will take place in the Sanctuary — the large ground floor hall in which 10 am Sunday Services take place. Facilities have been fully modernised and are most comfortable.

Dates for your diary

Gifted young musicians from UK conservatories and young professionals: Charity Concerts at 12 noon on Thursdays
October 7         November 11     January13       February 10     March 10

Entrance is free, but please bring a charity donation to support Haslemere Methodist Church and its outreach initiatives.

London Chamber Music Group: Monthly concerts at 8 pm on Thursdays
October 21      November 25      January 27     February 24      March 17

Tickets: £18, but with age 12 to 17 at £9 and under 12 free.

By coming to these concerts, you will also be supporting local and national charities.

Details of all concerts including the programmes will be publicised on a monthly basis by press release, by posters / leaflets and social media — but you can request that information direct to your email and reserve priority tickets by contacting Susan Milan at Additionally, tickets will be available on-line from [10% admin. fee] and at the door of the church on entry.

We look forward to welcoming your readers to the October concerts to get this new venture off to an excellent start – then we will discover just how much music brings people together.


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