At Hull Chamber Music (HCM) we present world-class recitals of chamber music for the people of Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, and beyond, engaging professional musicians of international standing.
HCM has been running for over 70 years, having presented its first full season in 1948/9, and has been a bedrock of professional classical music in the Hull area ever since.
Our season usually consists of six concerts per year between October and April, and additional relaxed events in other venues across Hull, for audiences such as parents, children and those with disabilities and additional needs. It also includes opportunities for participation such as workshops, masterclasses, ‘meet the artists’ events, and gala dinners.
One of its principal founders was Robert Marchant, Director of Music at what was then the University College of Hull, and most concerts are held at the University, where the newly refurbished Middleton Hall provides state-of-the-art facilities including a clear but warm acoustic, excellent sightlines, and seating for over 400.
We enjoy strong links with the University Music department, as well as other major cultural organisations such as Hull Music Hub and Absolutely Cultured, and are supported by Hull City Council, the Sir James Reckitt Charity, and Making Music.
Since March 2020, we have launched Hull Music Club, a series of online events which brings together the musical organisations of Hull and the surrounding areas, to enjoy and promote music during lockdown and other Covid-19 restrictions.