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About Us

Promoting professional chamber music concerts by musicians of National and International repute

BCMS came into existence in 1944, to provide local people with solace from the war in general, and bombing in particular. Our mantra of providing half-a-dozen reasonably-priced chamber music concerts per year of the highest possible quality has been maintained ever since.

Alongside concerts by renowned musicians, we support young classical musicians: for example, every season includes at least one concert by exceptionally talented young professionals.

We also offer free admission to all 8 to 25-year-olds for all concerts.

What do we provide?

With concerts throughout much of the year, we provide something for everyone, from leading quartets to up-and-coming musicians.

Finest Musicians

The BCMS promote an impressive collection of National and International musicians who have performed across the globe.

Free Programme

With every concert you attend, you will receive a free programme providing you with additional information about the musicians performing.

Free Parking

The BCMS concerts are all held at Bournemouth University, which always provide free parking for those attending.


Complimentary wine and soft drinks are provided during the interval.

Become a season ticket holder

Planning on attending each BCMS concert for the season? 

By becoming a season ticket holder, you will benefit from a saving of £35 over the year, whilst also knowing your seat is saved for every concert. 

Season ticket cost: £85 per adult

Become a Patron​

Are you able to make an additional donation, large or small, to enable us further to enhance the quality of our concerts? Then the BCMS Patrons Fund is for you.

For example, our being able to engage “premier league” musicians for our May 2023 concert was made possible by the fund.

A Patrons donation is annual, typically paid along with a pre-season ticket booking, or via this website, and is eligible for Gift-Aid.

BCMS Associates and Sponsors​

The Bournemouth Chamber Music Society would like to thank its associates and sponsors for their support for our concerts