From the President of the Biggar Music Club

The Biggar Music Club was founded in 1960 and every year since then has been bringing to this corner of Scotland a season of concerts of classical and contemporary music performed by musicians of national and international acclaim.

We have always encouraged young artists and we have an excellent reputation with our audiences and amongst the promoters of music in Scotland for the very high standards of our concerts. Meeting the ever rising cost becomes increasingly difficult and would never be possible without generous help from Enterprise Music Scotland and our other sponsors and supporters.

This is why the Friends of Biggar Music Club Trust has been founded. It is a quite separate body from the Music Club and is run by its own Board of Trustees. But its single purpose is to provide long-term financial support to the Music Club. It will do this by seeking your help and that of others, including members of the Club.

You can become a Friend by contributing to the endowment or capital fund, simply by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and if you are a tax payer and because we are a Scottish Charity, the value of your gift will be increased under the Gift Aid scheme. Whatever you choose to give will be added to the fund and will be carefully invested to produce, in due course, income for the Club. So your contribution, whether a single or an annual donation - or perhaps a bequest - will help to provide long-term support. You will thus be playing an important part in ensuring that the Biggar Music Club may continue to enhance the cultural life of Biggar and the surrounding area.

Mike Chad

The Trust- Its aims and objectives

The Friends of Biggar Music Club Trust was set up to create an endowment fund with a five-year target of £20,000.
All the money which is donated will be treated as capital and will be carefully invested to produce income in due course.

This income will be used to support the Music Club and help it to meet the ever-rising cost of professional fees for the top-ranking artists and musicians who feature in Biggar Music Club concerts.

For the past two years, we have provided an award to a young professional musician studying at RSAMD, in return for a recital in Biggar. In the unlikely event of the Club's facing a financial crisis, the capital fund may provide a safety net.

For more information on supporting the Biggar Music Club Trust, contact them via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Patron of the Biggar Music Club Trust

Christine, Lady Erskine-Hill, ARCM

TRUSTEES

Chairman: Tim Wright
Secretary: Jane Molineux
Treasurer: Murdo Elder
Mike Chad (BMC)
Anne Davidson
Isobel Hunter
Dhileas Lukas 
Malcolm Crosby (BMC)
Mary Reid

SCOTTISH CHARITY No: SC 035077

Coming Soon

06
Oct
Doric String Quartet   Alex Redington violin Jonathan Stone violin Hélène Clément viola John Myerscough cello   HAYDN String Quartet

23
Oct
NEW FOCUS OCTET Konrad Wiszniewski  saxophones  Euan Stevenson  piano   Andrew Robb  bass Alyn Cosker  drums The Glasgow String Quartet Nicola Wiszniewska

17
Nov
ANNA FEDOROVA  piano   PROGRAMME: BEETHOVEN  Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 Appassionata SCRIABIN  Piano Sonata No. 2, in C sharp minor, Op.19 CHOPIN

08
Dec
Five top wind players

Latest Updates

GREAT NEWS!

Opera Bohemia returns to Lanark Memorial Hall on 

Saturday 19th August at 7.30

with Bizet's Pearl Fishers

Monica McGhee, Leila

Thomas Kinch, Nadir and

Douglas Nairne, Zurga.

The Opera Bohemia Ensemble and a Chamber Chorus will be conducted by Alistair Digges.

Tickets from Lanark Memorial Hall or 01555 667999

 

The Doric String Quartet will present the Opening Concert in Biggar Music’s new winter season 2017 - 2018. It will follow the Welcome Supper in the Municipal Hall for members and their guests, at 6.45 for 7.00 p.m. 

Tickets for the Buffet, including wine, are £12, and must be booked by 2nd October

Doric String Quartet - Friday 6th October 2017

New Focus Octet - Monday 23rd October 2017

Anna Fedorova, piano - Friday 17th November 2017 - please note change of date

Arctic Winds - Friday 8th December 2017

Emily Norris and Friends - Sunday 4th February 2018 at 2.30pm

Meadows Orchestra - Sunday 25th February 2018

Schubert Ensemble - Thursday 8th March 2018.

Details of repertoire to follow.

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