Welcome to Kendal Midday Concert Club

The club presents fortnightly concerts
on Wednesdays 13.00 - 14.00 from October to March.

The 2023-24 season is the Club's 80th birthday year. At a meeting held on February 4th 1944 at the house of Rev. H. O. Evans, a Nonconformist Minister and founder of KMCC, it was resolved to "form a club to continue Midday Concerts". Concerts were to be concurrent with school terms and held at fortnightly intervals. For 10/6d, Patrons could purchase a ticket for a series and individual admissions were charged at 1/3d! The Town Hall, with its ideal capacity, location and sympathetic acoustic for chamber ensembles, remains a major factor when reflecting upon the almost unwavering success enjoyed by the KMCC during the last 80 years. The Gala Concert features our wonderful Steinway Model D purchased only two years ago. It is not only a result of the past success of the club but a symbol of the will to build upon it long into the future.

To commemorate this milestone, there is an extra Gala Concert on 20th September at which we will hear Holst's piano duet version of Planets Suite - complete with NASA video footage. Do come and share the celebration. Our 'normal' concert season begins thereafter in October and continues till Easter, during which period twelve concerts are presented. In addition to featuring well-established musicians, it has always been the Club's policy to invite outstanding young professional artists who are at the beginning of their careers, many of whom subsequently attain international status. We are sure you will find much of interest and you are assured of a warm welcome at any of our concerts.

The Season Ticket and Membership fee this coming season remains at £100 which gives admission to all 12 concerts and the Gala Concert! Please see membership details HERE. Single Concert Tickets, price £10, can be obtained from 12.00 mid-day at the Hall on the day of performances.

Our coffee club is open in the Town Hall's Georgian Room from 11.45 on concert days. Coffee/tea and biscuits are available - you are welcome to bring your own sandwich etc. This is an excellent way to meet other members. No reservations are required.