founded 1947

Chipping Sodbury Music Society aims to bring together lovers of different types of music and musicians in a friendly, convivial atmosphere.

UK Registered Charity No. 1005346

Next Concert

Tuesday - 11 February 2020

at 7.30pm

This is another return visit, by popular request. You can look forward to a superb evening with this  distinguished, award winning
quartet, known for their diverse programming and passionate interpretations.

The Piatti Quartet are one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition (formerly London), they have performed in all the major venues and festivals around the country as well as concerts throughout the world,  with national broadcasts on BBC Radio, ABC (Australia), RTÉ (Ireland) and France Musique (France).

The Piattis are renowned for their diverse programming and for passionate interpretations across the spectrum of quartet writing. World premieres are regularly performed alongside old masterpieces and the Piattis are particularly known for expanding the quartet genre through their collaborations with leading British composers. In 2020 the Piatti will record a new disc of works by Mark-Anthony Turnage (Delphian), featuring three world premiere recordings. They will also perform a new string quartet by Emily Howard at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in April 2021 (a Concertgebouw co-commission). Other current commissions and recent premieres include new works by Darren Bloom, Simon Holt, Freya Waley-Cohen and Jacques Cohen.


Purcell              Chacony in G minor, arr. Britten

Borodin                 String Quartet No.2

Beethoven           String Quartet No. 9 in C major,


                              Op.59, No.3, ‘Razumovsky’

The achingly melancholic variations of Purcell’s Chacony open the concert. Borodin’s second quartet, dedicated to his wife, is a heartfelt, joyful evocation of their love spanning 20 years. Beethoven’s music will feature regularly throughout 2020 as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Tuesday - 10 MARCH 2020 - 7.30pm


Annabel Knight - flute and recorder

Robin Bigwood – harpsichord

are baroque chamber musicians who
first visited us in 2012. They delight in sharing their passion for the music of this lavish, intimate and  extravagant musical period.

Tuesday - 7 APRIL 2020 - 7.30pm

Bristol Chamber Choir

Looking forward very much to
their return visit to CSMS, the
choir, which regularly
performs early music as well
as 20th century works, will be
singing Bach’s ‘Jesu Meine
Freude’ followed by a mix of
madrigals and part songs in lighter mood.

Tuesday - 5 MAY 2020 - 7.30pm

“Long Story Short”

Shirley Smart Jazz Trio

Shirley Smart – cello

John Crawford – piano

Demi Garcia Sabat – drums/percussion

Shirley Smart is one of the UK’s most
versatile and creative cellists, at home
in Classical, Jazz and Middle Eastern
music. This will be an exciting evening
of diverse music infused with dynamic

Seating is open

for all our events.

Please contact us beforehand on 01454 315741

if you have any special requirements.

We will do our best to help.

" we had such an enjoyable concert..many good memories ...we would love to play again..any time ..... all best wishes to you all ,"

Kirsten Hellier

(Artisans Quartett)

March 2018

"Thank you so much for a really lovely day yesterday. We were so pleased to be invited back for your 70th Anniversary year and enjoyed the concert and the audience reaction immensely.

Thank you so much for your hospitality, help and the beautiful roses.

Best wishes

From Keziah, Harriet, Lizzy and Eleanor"

4 Girls 4 Harps

22 Feb  2018

Syrinx. Town Hall
SGMH at CS TH on 160517.2
Sophia Lisovskaya 12 Nov 2013
Shiry Rashkovsky
Sweet Rhythm Town Hall
Sophia and Sergey in Town Hall
artisans at CSTH 081116
Joglaresa at CS Town Hall
Antara at CS Town Hall
Bella Tromba Town Hall
Charleston Chasers 8 Oct 2013
DSCN9527 Corentin and Bartosz as CS Town Hall 40%-1
DSCN3273 for publicity
Emergence minus Annie
Flercussion at CS Town Hall #1
IMG_5669 The Dime Notes 20%
4 Girls 4 Harps at Town Hall

Photos from our concerts in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

Our  Patron - Trevor Herbert


We are really grateful to our Patron, Trevor Herbert, for taking on this role.  It is a pleasure to work with Trevor and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his continuing support.


Trevor is well-known locally for his association with Hobbs House Bakery but also has a long-standing interest in music, particularly choral works.  He is currently a member of Stroud Choral Society and performs with them regularly.  Trevor and his family have supported our Society for many years and we look forward to enjoying a future of listening to great music together.

Concerts for the Chipping Sodbury Music Society are performed in the historic setting of

Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

"I want to thank you once again for making our first visit to the Chipping Sodbury Music Society such an enjoyable experience last night.  The hall set-up, piano and general ambiance were impeccable.. . . . It goes without saying that we would love to return sometime"

Dominic Alldis

Dominis Alldis Trio

April 2018

We are very grateful to

Hobbs House Bakery

39 High Street

Chipping Sodbury

for agreeing to sell tickets
for all our concerts.