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

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The opening concert was a joy for members and visitors alike, so now's the time to plan ahead for the next one in the midst of the Festival.  Tickets can be booked through the Festival Box Office.

Your season ticket also gives you access to concerts in Lanark and Peebles for half price - well worth the money.  If you have not yet renewed membership, there is still good value in joining for seven concerts at the price of five and comes with a complimentary ticket so you can bring a friend.   A particular welcome to those who have joined for the first time.

Next concert is Moishe's Bagel on 24th October, in the Biggar Little Festival, with a mix of Klezmer, jazz and Latin music, then the Pomegranate Piano Trio on 14th November and Maxwell String Quartet with Anna Hashimoto making up the clarinet quintet on 7th December.

After Christmas, 17th January sees the Navarra String Quartet, Sunday afternoon, 10th February, is the BBC Young Musician winner, saxophonist Jess Gillam, with pianist Zeynep OzsucaSarah Beth Briggs returns on 8th March with her wonderful piano mastery and we end the season on 25th March with the A4 Brass Quartet, winners of the Tunnell prize.

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Subscription income from members is vital to the welfare of the Biggar Music Club, for without it, it would be difficult to make the necessary planning decisions and contract commitments for each season which usually have to be made a whole year in advance.

At present, the membership fee of £65 provides free entry to all the concerts for the whole season, only just over £8 per concert, even less than last year. This is amazingly good value when compared to what you would have to pay to enjoy live performances by the same artists or ensembles in Edinburgh or Glasgow (or even London's Wigmore Hall) and without the cost and inconvenience of having to get there...

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