MUSIC IN NEW MALDEN is a series of professional classical music concerts often featuring period instruments.
It happens at New Malden Methodist Church KT3 4BY on occasional Sunday afternoons at 3pm. The ethos of the concerts is bringing professional chamber music making to local people in an informal setting.
Concerts last around one hour and are followed by tea and cake and a chance to meet the performers.
Admission is free but a retiring collection is always held for a designated national charity. We are now embarking on our eighth series, and since MiNM began in 2009 over £12000 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Care, Dementia UK, Home Farm Trust, Princess Alice Hospice, Disasters Emergency Committee, Jessie’s Fund and others.
Music in New Malden was founded by local musicians Jane Booth and John Irving in 2009. Jane has many years’ experience playing clarinet around the world in groups such as Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Academy of Ancient Music. She is Head of Historical Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. John is an academic and performer on historical keyboards such as the fortepiano, harpsichord and clavichord. Previously Professor of Music at Bristol University and London University, where he was Director of the Institute of Musical Research, he is now Professor of Performance Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, London, and an Associate Fellow of the IMR. Jane and John’s critically-acclaimed period-instrument group, Ensemble DeNOTE are resident at Music in New Malden and you can often hear members of the group at our concerts.
Music in New Malden is immensely grateful to Peter and Alison Bullett, John Kelsey, Robert Elves and Bob Wasley for their support and enthusiasm for this concert series.