Cockermouth Music Society


Cockermouth Music Society’s 24th 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 21 November.

The new season brings with it an initiative - subscription members will be able to bring a non-member to one concert in the season absolutely free of charge.  Please show you 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.  Every year we provide a platform for local young musicians to perform in our Young Persons Concert, which this season is on March 27th. Later on there is the Members’ Concert when we invite members and other local musicians to entertain in a concert setting.  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


Next Concert/Event

Artington Quartet

Tuesday 16th January 2018


United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 7:30 pm


Subscription Tickets covering all 7 Professional Concerts, Young Persons’ Concert, Members’ Concert and membership of the society £85.

Ordinary Membership £14 Senior, Junior £5 - includes tickets at reduced prices.

Tickets: Members £14; non-Members £17.

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


Borodin: String Quartet No 2

Beethoven: String Quartet Op 18 No 2 in G Major

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 8

Artist Details

The Artington String Quartet is made up of 4 musicians who live within 5 miles of Artington between Guildford and Godalming in Surrey.  Between them they have over 75 years of experience working as professional musicians in the U.K. and abroad. The quartet intends to explore and share the rich and wonderful repertoire of the String Quartet from Haydn to the present day.

Their chamber music and solo performing has taken them to countries such as China, Mexico, Israel and Egypt. The quartet’s members have won various prizes for excellence in chamber music performance and played in venues such as “Bellas Artes” in Mexico City, the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St.Martin’s in the Fields and the Electric Theatre, Guildford!

Mal, Catherine, Emily, and Jonny have worked with orchestras such as the B.B.C. Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, English National Ballet, RTE Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.  There is more information about each of them on the quartet’s website.

Future Concerts & Events

Tuesday 13th March 2018

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