The KCC formula is quite simple: quality chamber music performed by young professional artists and local musicians in the convivial setting of the East End Café at All Saints’ Church, right in the heart of Kingston-upon-Thames and its historic market place.
Kingston Chamber Concerts presents evening programmes of professional chamber music in a relaxed format, and where the acoustics are ideal for chamber music.
There are six concerts a year, in two mini-series in May-June and September-October, on a mixture of days of the week.
We particularly provide a platform for locally-based professional musicians; and for early-career young professionals. They value the exposure and financial support, while we enjoy music from the wealth of young talent coming out of London’s conservatoires.
Kingston Chamber Concerts are different in style and feel – the intimate scale and space; the closeness to the performers; the small tables for enjoying a glass of wine, or sharing a bottle with friends.
The venue is open beforehand, from 6:45 pm. (And the wine is better than concert hall average.)
‘The concert was a treat for all sorts of reasons…A privilege to enjoy such splendid music so close to home …The audience seated around small tables, reminiscent of the way music was enjoyed prior to 1850 when the modern concert format as we know it today developed… I enjoyed a glass of delicious Riesling on arrival (and a second in the interval!). A really delightful concert, engaging, informative, and very enjoyable. Review by The Cross-Eyed Pianist.