The Melrose Music Society, Melrose, Scotland



The Melrose Music Society has been bringing classical and contemporary chamber concerts of international standard to Melrose and the Scottish Borders since 1962.


2015 - 2016 Concert Programme

Saturday 19 September 2015 | Society Supper 6pm; Concert 8pm

Martin James Bartlett, piano - BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014

Melrose Music Society Supper at 6pm for 6.30pm, concert follows at 8pm. A varied programme including Scarlatti, Beethoven, Schumann, Scriabin and Prokofiev.

Melrose Parish Church Hall →

Saturday 24 October 2015 | 7.30pm

Colleen Nicol, soprano; Rosanna Young Kudelska, piano

A programme of music drawn from the works of Handel, Fauré, Brahms, Schubert’ Strauss, Britten, Stevenson, MacMillan, Liddell, Garrett, Chisholm and Scott.

Melrose Parish Church Hall →

Saturday 21 November 2015 | 7.30pm

Kapten Trio: Rachel Spencer, violin; Dunchan Strachan, cello; Kristi Kapten, piano.

  • Mozart - Piano Trio in G, K564
  • Ravel - Piano Trio
  • Arvo Pärt - 'Mozart Adagio'
  • Mendelssohn - Piano Trio in Dm, Op 49

Melrose Parish Church Hall →

Saturday 12 December 2015 | 2.30pm

Alexander Ullman, piano.

  • JS Bach – from Cantata No208, 'Sheep may safely graze'
  • Debussy - Estampes
  • Chopin - Nocturne No 1, Op 27; No 1, Op 55; Ballade No 4 in F Minor, Op 52; Sonata No 2 in Bbm

Melrose Parish Church Hall →

Sunday 10 January 2016 | 2.30pm

Aurea String Quartet.

  • Ajtha - String Quartet No 7
  • Haydn - String Quartet No 3 in Gm, Op 20
  • Britten - Three Divertimenti
  • Brahms - String Quartet No 2 in Am, Op 51

Melrose Parish Church Hall →

Saturday 23 January 2016 | 2.30pm

Ferio Saxaphone Quartet (sponsored by Tunnell Trust)

  • Bach – Prelude & Fugue in Gm (Ferio), BWV535
  • Guillermo Lago - Sarajevo: Cordoba
  • Glazunov - Saxophone Quarter, Op 109
  • Albeniz - Cadiz (Ferio)
  • Ferenc Ferkas - Old Hungarian Dances
  • Arvo Pärt - Fratres (Ferio)
  • Piazolla - Fugata (Ferio)
  • Jean River - Grave et Presto

Melrose Parish Church Hall →

Friday 12 February 2016 | 7.30pm

Dante Quartet with pianist (to be announced)

  • Haydn Quartet (to be announced)
  • Shostakovich - Piano Quintet
  • Elgar - Piano Quintet

Melrose Parish Church Hall →

Friday 11 March 2016 | 7.30pm

Travelling by Tuba: Chris Cranham - tuba; Stewart Death - piano; assorted other wind & brass instruments.

A varied programme will include works by Brahms, Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Hartman, Schmidt, Bizet, Williams, Harline and Rossini.

Melrose Parish Church Hall →

Tickets for all concerts can be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Unless otherwise stated above tickets are £12 for non-members, and £7 for members. Society members may also purchase a season ticket giving entrance to all concerts for just £25: please see Membership & Tickets for full details on how to become a member.


Melrose Music Society gratefully acknowledges support from: