Cockermouth Music Society


Cockermouth Music Society’s 25th Season promises to be as interesting and exciting as any in the past with very accomplished musicians performing as soloists or as members of ensembles.  Once again, with the support of Orchestras Live we are able to offer an orchestral concert, the Northern Chamber Orchestra in Christ Church on 26 February 2019.

There are two kinds of membership.  A subscription ticket (£90) brings membership plus access to all seven professional concerts, members’ and young persons’ concerts.  Ordinary membership costs £12 (£5 for 18 and under) and this brings reduced prices for tickets.  Tickets can be bought by non-members for all events either on the door or at Billy Bowman Music

Subscription members will be able to bring a non-member to one concert in the season absolutely free of charge.  Please show your subscription card on entry. 

Cockermouth Music Society is a successful society and we want to make it even more successful for the benefit of artists and audiences alike.  If you are interested in hearing live classical music in Cockermouth, please join the Society or be a member of the audience as often as you can.  

For more information about our concert dates and how to find us, visit our Facebook Page, read on below or contact the Hon Secretary, Mrs Susan Allison by email

We thank United Utilities for their sponsorship of our 25th Anniversary season


Next Concert/Event

Endellion String Quartet

Tuesday 15th January 2019


United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 7:30 pm


Single Tickets to non-Members: £18. Tickets to Ordinary Members £15

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.


Haydn: Quartet Opus 74 No 3 (“The Rider”)

Bartok: Quartet No 2

Beethoven: Quartet in C sharp minor, Opus 131

Artist Details

Andrew Watkinson and Ralph de Souza, violins, Garfield Jackson (viola) and David Waterman (cello)

The Endellion are currently celebrating 40 years as one of the finest quartets in the world.  Three of their original founding members continue to play in the quartet, which began in January 1979. Ralph de Souza joined them thirty-one years ago in 1986.  After they performed a Beethoven Cycle at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Strad Magazine marvelled over ‘the trust and risk-taking that comes from years of playing together – [it] was a true delight.’ Their vast discography includes, as well as much of the standard canon, works by Walton, Amy Beach, Barber  and Adès.

Future Concerts & Events

Tuesday 12th March 2019
Tuesday 26th March 2019
Tuesday 30th April 2019

This Season

Date Concert / Event
Tuesday 15th January 2019 Endellion String Quartet
Tuesday 26th February 2019 Northern Chamber Orchestra with Chloë Hanslip
Tuesday 12th March 2019 Tom Poster (piano)
Tuesday 26th March 2019 Young Performers' Concert
Tuesday 30th April 2019 Members Concert 2019