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Forthcoming Season


Tickets can now be booked online via our Box Office. However we are not able to accept donations via the Box Office!  We do hope that you will consider a donation however small to help us in these difficult financial times so we are including a donate button on this page.  If you are able to Gift Aid your donation this is even more helpful -  please contact us via our contact page and ask for a form to be sent to you.


2015 - 2016 Season


Thursday 15 October 2015, 7.30pm - Carducci Quartet


Carducci Quartet


 For the first of our autumn concerts we are pleased to welcome back the Carducci Quartet, which was formed in Gloucester and has performed for us on a number of occasions.  The quartet is engaged in a project which involves the performance of all the string quartets of Shostakovich and we were delighted when they asked if we would join them in this project. Their programme includes quartets by Haydn and Beethoven.


Haydn - String Quartet Op 33 No 2 "Joke"
Shostakovich - String Quartet no 4 in D
Beethoven - String Quartet Op 18 no 4 in C minor



Thursday 5 November 2015, 7.30pm  - Kodály Quartet


 Kodaly Quartet

It has taken many years to arrange for the renowned Kodály Quartet to make a return visit and we will be pleased to welcome them in a programme which includes the second string quartet of Kodály as well as his string trio Intermezzo and Webern's Langsamer Satz. The programme begins with Haydn and ends with late Beethoven. 


Haydn - String Quartet Op 76 no 4 "Sunrise"
Kodály - String Quartet no 2 in D
Kodály - Intermezzo
Webern - Langsamer Satz
Beethoven - String Quartet in F, Op 135


Our concerts in spring 2016 will continue at St Mary de Lode but will move to a Saturday afternoon at 3.00pm.


Saturday 27 February, 2016, 3.00pm - Octavo


We could not let a season pass without including some of the wonderful English music for which we have become widely known.  So we are pleased to welcome for the first time the a cappella ensemble Octavo which presents a celebration of English landscape, language and love, weaving together consummate depictions of all three ranging from the early music of Gibbons, Weelkes,  Wilbye and Byrd to Richard Rodney Bennett and Howard Skempton, via Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Finzi, Ireland and Holst.


Saturday 19 March, 2016, 3.00pm - Christopher Boodle (organ)

Christopher Boodle

For his recital, Christopher Boodle has chosen a special programme to show off the historic organ at St Mary de Lode.

Anon - Martialement Tromba
Thomas Arne - Con Spirito (from Organ Concerto)
Sweelinck - Variations on "Unter de Linden grune"
Handel arr Boodle - Hornpipe from the Water Music
J S Bach - Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 541
Haydn arr Boodle - Finale (from Symphony no 88)
Hermann Schroeder - No 6 of Kleine Praludien und Intermezzi
Reginald Hunt - Gavotte and Musette from A Little Suite
Herbert Howells - H H His Fancy from Lambert's Clavichord
Hindemith - Sonata no 2
Christopher Boodle - Eine Kleine Chromatische Fuge
Christopher Boodle - Allegro (no 1 of Six Studied for organ commemorating the births of Bach, Handel and Scarlatti)


Saturday 16 April, 2016, 3.00pm - Astaria Quartet

 Astaria Quartet

We offer a warm welcome to the Astaria Quartet on their first visit to Gloucester Music Society. 

Schubert - String Quartet Op 29 in A minor
Mendelssohn - String Quaret Op 13 no 2 in A minor
Dvorák - Cypresses nos V, VI, VII & VIII


Concerts take place at St Mary de Lode Church, Archdeacon Street,  Gloucester GL1 2QT. Please contact us if you need directions.

Tickets for Thursday concerts are £17, concessions £16, student £5, children free,  accompanying adults £8.
Tickets for Saturday afternoon concerts are £15, concessions £14, other prices as above. 
You can book on this website, and we will keep a note of your name as we will not be issuing tickets and of course you may also pay cash or cheque on the door, subject to availability. 

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