Peak Music Society

World-class music in The Peaks

The Peak Music Society was founded in 1968 with the intention of re-creating the Wigmore Hall - London’s world-renowned chamber music venue - in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Starting with a performance by the Aeolian String Quartet, the Society has presented and annual season of concerts featuring famous groups and solo musicians such as the pianist Moura Lympany, the Takacs Quartet, violinist Tasmin Little and, more recently, one of the great pianists of the era, Paul Lewis.

Concerts are held usually five times a year from September to April in the Cavendish Hall on the Chatsworth Estate, where the acoustics are perfect. The aim is to put on a varied programme, with occasional jazz performances as well as classical, the common theme being the calibre of the musicians in each case.

The Society is a registered charity and offers membership for £90 per person, which includes admission to all concerts. Tickets for individual concerts are available for £25 (£5 for those in full-time education). Concerts normally begin at 7.30 pm, with occasional afternoon events.

The 2023-24 season includes performances by trombone quartet Bones Apart, the Jervaux Singers, guitar duo the Katona Twins, jazz from the James Pearson Trio and finally the Maxwell Quartet.

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