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

Piano Masterclass - Kathryn Stott

Saturday 22nd September 2018


United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at 2:00 pm


Members of the public are welcome to attend free of charge.


Kathryn Stott, international concert pianist, will give advice and instruction to young pianists in a way which will be interesting to all who attend. Would-be participants should prepare a couple of pieces they will enjoy playing in the masterclass. You will be informed if you are selected to play.

All participants and young non-participants must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

Find the application form here

There is also a Bursary of £100 plus a free season ticket for CMS concerts for one year which will be awarded to one pianist at the end of this masterclass, chosen by Kathryn Stott ( NB Previous winners of CMS bursary not eligible). This is an interesting opportunity (free for all who attend) for selected young pianists to perform ( they will be informed if they will be asked to play) and get some professional tuition from an outstanding pianist. Please contact the secretary if you would like further details. 

Artist Details

Born in Lancashire, Kathryn studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music. A regular visitor to international festivals both as soloist and chamber musician, Kathryn has constantly performed around the world since 1978, when she was a prize winner in the Leeds International Piano Competition.

With a vast repertoire, Kathryn has maintained a keen interest in contemporary music and has had many works written especially for her. She is a remarkable exponent of Tango and other Latin dance music, reflected in her collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and leading South American musicians on the Grammy Award-winning Sony CD ‘Soul of the Tango’ and its successor ‘Obrigado Brazil’.

Kathryn Stott has been the artistic vision behind many major festivals and concert series.

A dedicated teacher, Kathryn is a visiting professor and Honorary Chair at the Royal Academy of Music in London, holds the position of International Chair at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and regularly visits Chethams School of Music. She joined the piano faculty of the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo in 2016.

Future Concerts & Events

Tuesday 16th October 2018
Tuesday 11th December 2018
Tuesday 15th January 2019
Tuesday 12th March 2019

Next Season

Date Concert / Event
Saturday 22nd September 2018 Piano Masterclass - Kathryn Stott
Tuesday 25th September 2018 Emma Johnson (clarinet) & John Lenehan (piano)
Tuesday 16th October 2018 Chamber Philharmonia Europe
Tuesday 20th November 2018 Emmanuel Bach (violin) & Luka Okros (piano)
Tuesday 11th December 2018 Gould Piano Trio
Tuesday 15th January 2019 Endellion String Quartet
Tuesday 26th February 2019 Northern Chamber Orchestra with Chloë Hanslip
Tuesday 12th March 2019 Tom Poster (piano)