About the Club

Grantham Music Club is a membership organisation. There are six main monthly concerts (October to March) each season. Concerts (unless otherwise advised) are held at the King's School, Grantham. View map.

The club welcomes new members.

A Short History of the Club

The Grantham Music Club began in 1929 with one hundred and sixty four members each paying a season's subscription of 18s 6d.

The meeting place has changed over the years from the Guildhall to the Westgate Hall, to the Co­operative Hall, to Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School, to the King's School, back to KGGS, and then to the Priory Ruskin Academy, formerly Central School, Rushcliffe Road. And now most of our concerts are again performed in the hall of the King's School, with occasional concerts at St Wulfram's church and the Guildhall Theatre.

Many names, famous in the musical world past and present, appear in the annals of the Club. Among them are Eileen Joyce, Sir Peter Pears, Lady Barbirolli, Leon Goossens, Jack Brymer, Joseph Cooper, Carlo Curley, Osian Ellis, Nicholas Daniel, Julius Drake, Richard Markham, Chilingirian Quartet, The Scholars, Cantamus, Brodowski Quartet and Red Priest.

Grantham Music Club continues to present concerts covering a wide range of musical tastes and performed by first-rate professional musicians. Our aim is to maintain the very high standards of past and present musical performance as well as the tradition of creating a welcoming atmosphere for all our members and other music lovers in our community.

Officers of the Club

President: Mr J Duncan Andrew

Chairman: Mr Robert Jeffreys

Vice-Chairman: Vacant

Hon Treasurer: Mr David Sargeant

Joint Hon Secretaries: Miss Maryan Nussey, Mrs Alice Epton

Membership Secretary: Mr Maurice Payne

 

The club acknowledges the generousity of our sponsors:

  • Grantham Estates
  • Pigott and Hall
  • Brigadier Charles Smith
  • Robert Holland
  • Escritt Barrell Golding

and the support of:

  • Grantham Library
  • The Grantham Journal
  • SKDC and the staff of the Guidhall Arts Centre
  • The King's School
  • ChristChurch, Finkin Street