At the Annual General Meeting following the 2015-16 season it was decided that declining audiences rendered the Society no longer viable so, with regret, we agreed to wind up the organization. This website remains so that anyone interested in the Society can see details of what we offered during the 20 years of its existence.

Programmes for all 20 seasons:  20     19     18     17     16     15     14     13     12     11     10     9     8     7     6     5     4     3     2     1

Photo album  Page 1   Page 2   Page 3   Page 4   Page 5   Page 6   Page 7

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Founded in 1996, Burnley and Pendle Music Society existed to promote live classical concerts by professional musicians. Most of our events were solo or chamber music programmes, thus filling a significant gap in local music provision, and many involve young, highly-talented artists at the beginning of their professional careers.

Our season normally consisted of four concerts, one each in October, November, February and April. The main venue was St. Peter's Church, Church Street, Burnley but since we were Burnley and Pendle Music Society we always held one of the four concerts at a venue in Pendle.

Society membership was, of course, encouraged but non-members were welcome to attend individual concerts. Accompanied children and full-time students 18 or under were admitted for the nominal sum of £1. The idea was to encourage parents to bring their children to classical concerts and to be able to do so without it costing an arm and a leg. Printed programmes and light refreshments were provided at no extra charge.

Follow the links above to see what was offered in each season.

Other music societies in the area

There are two neighbouring societies, Skipton Music and Clitheroe Concerts Society, which also promote classical concerts by professional artists.

And for recorded music recitals take a look at