Hull Chamber Music 2016-17:
A Year of Celebration!

Hull Chamber Music is absolutely delighted to collaborate with the University of Hull in the re-opening of the Middleton Hall, following its £9.5 million refurbishment, with a spell-binding programme from the Royal Northern Sinfonia. The season continues with iconic soprano and pianist Sarah Fox and Malcolm Martineau OBE, and a mixed programme by pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen.

We are thrilled to be working with Hull UK City of Culture 2017 to present our concerts as part of the city-wide programme, and are delighted that violinist Fenella Humphreys and pianist Libby Burgess will open our Spring season. Leading wind quintet the New London Chamber Ensemble provide a new take on Mozart in our second spring concert, and the season closes with the return of the Berkeley Ensemble, joined by acclaimed mezzo soprano Anna Huntley and harpist Fontaine Liang.

As always, you are welcome to join us for our Annual General Meeting at 6.30pm on Thursday 24 November.


The re-opening of Middleton Hall brings another exciting change – the introduction of online ticketing. From September 2016 all tickets will be reserved by seat number and available online from Although we hope you will make use of the new system, do feel free to book your HCM season ticket sooner by using our downloadable booking form as usual. If you have a seating preference - nearer the front or back, left, centre or right side (the balconies have gone!) - please indicate this on the form and we will do our best to accommodate you. Tickets bought using this method will be available on the door at the first event, although we can send them to you before then if you prefer. We anticipate high attendances this year, in particular for the Royal Northern Sinfonia, so do book early to avoid disappointment!

What your support means to us

Despite challenging economic times, we have worked hard to ensure that you will enjoy a wonderful range of music and musicians. The quality of each concert is something in which Hull Chamber Music – and the wider musical community of Hull – can take great pride. We’ve also held our ticket prices for another year, making the season ticket one of the best musical bargains for miles around. Hull Chamber Music is entering a new phase of opportunities and challenges. We are so grateful to our members, Friends, Patrons and audiences, whose support is invaluable to us. Now, more than ever, we ask for the help of music-lovers to continue to attract internationally-renowned performers to Hull, raising the profile of chamber music in the region. Your continued support is central to all our events, and there are several ways in which you can show it. In addition to buying a season ticket you can join or renew your membership of the Friends and Patrons of HCM, and come to our fund-raising events. And please spread the word and encourage your friends to join us too!

We look forward to seeing you.

Katie Beardsworth
Artistic Director