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Conway Hall Sunday Concerts

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts

Founded in the 1880s, Conway Hall Sunday Concerts is the longest-running chamber music series of its kind in Europe. Simon Callaghan is only the sixth Director of Music, and has been in the position since 2008. Simon curates a colourful series of weekly chamber music recitals between September and June, given by some of the world's leading ensembles.

The Sunday Concerts at Conway Hall trace their history back to 1878 when the Peoples Concert Society was formed for the purpose of “increasing the popularity of good music by means of cheap concerts”. Many of these concerts were held at the South Place Institute, in the City but in 1887 the Peoples Concert Society had to cut short their season through lack of funds. It was then that the South Place Ethical Society acquired them (using the name ‘South Place Sunday Concerts’) and continued to run them.

In 1929 the South Place Ethical Society had Conway Hall, in Holborn, purpose built for them and with the exception of the war years, the concerts seasons have continued ever since.

Discover more about the Sunday Concerts and upcoming concerts on the Conway Hall website.

Simon Callaghan’s interpretation was superb: absolute clarity, absolute precision. The swift straightforwardness was refreshing – no romantic relaxations here, just powerful Beethoven.

Classical Source - 02/06/2018