Membership of the Society is open to all, irrespective of age, sex, ethnic origin or disability. The members of the Society shall be those who pay an annual subscription (at the rate determined by the committee). Membership gives free admittance to the six winter concerts and eligibility to vote in Annual and Special General Meetings. For information on how to become a member click on the membership tab. (For the 2016-17 season, the membership subscription remains at £60, just £10 per concert; this includes free programme notes).  Hovering your mouse over this tab will open two further tabs, for use should you wish to become a member or make a donation using our on-line facility.

Non-members are welcome at all our concerts. (For the 2016-17 tickets remain at £15; this includes free programme notes). Please note that should you wish to come to four or more concerts during the season, it would be cheaper to become a member. At all our concerts we give free admission to Children (under 16 and accompanied by a paying adult) and to Students (under 25 and full-time), provided that seats are available – we have never turned anybody away yet.


We hold a season of six Winter Concerts in the Lecture Theatre at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, York Street, Clitheroe. Directions to the Centre may be found on the venue page. The Centre has disabled access and toilet facilities and there is free car parking in the school yard. A printed programme, with details about the artists and items to be played, is available at every concert; performers are also encouraged to introduce the pieces they are going to play. There are no reserved seats; the intimate nature of the venue makes this unnecessary; the seats are tiered so everybody has a clear view of the players. However, able-bodied patrons are requested to leave the front row free for any who may have difficulty climbing steps. Refreshments are provided in the Dining Hall at the interval; you are invited to enjoy these and the chance to chat to friends at the same time.

In addition to the series of six Winter Concerts, we hold a Summer Concert in the Ribble Valley Council Chamber. This is situated on Church Street, Clitheroe. On the map on the venue page, the Council Chamber is below St Mary’s Parish Church and opposite Clitheroe Library. There are no tickets for this concert; admission  is by donation on the night (members and visitors).

Hover your mouse over the ‘Concert’ tab above, move it down and then across to see details of the current and previous seasons.


President – The Mayor of Clitheroe
Chairman – Tony Cooper, 28 Peel Park Avenue, Clitheroe, BB7 1ET, tel. 01200 424 577
Vice-Chairman – John Bradley, Arnside House, Old Back Lane, Wiswell, Clitheroe, BB7 9BS, tel. 01254 822 921
Hon. Secretary and Concert Organiser – Ken Geddes, 4 Denbigh Drive, Clitheroe, BB7 2BH, tel.01200 423 474
Hon. Treasurer – Joe Dykes, 41 Waddington Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2HJ, tel. 01200 422 775
Membership Secretary – Ann Robinson, 447 Revidge Road, Blackburn, BB1 8DH, Tel. 01254 680 588
Publicity Officer – Barbara Milne-Redhead, The Barn, Old Back Lane, Wiswell,  Clitheroe, BB7 9BS, Tel. 01254 823 852

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