Concerts Penzance brings high quality live music to the centre of Penzance between the months of October and April. Founded by viola player Tim Boulton, our aim has been to offer people in West Cornwall a series of concerts given by internationally touring musicians – the quality of concerts you might expect at London’s Wigmore Hall or other top chamber music venues – but at Penzance prices. Over the last seven years the excellent acoustic at St. John’s Hall, the warmth of the audience and great hospitality has established Concerts Penzance as a popular destination for many top musicians too.
Concerts Penzance is family friendly, run by a team of local volunteers that includes several members of Penzance Youth String Orchestra – visiting musicians often comment of the number of young people in the audience compared to other venues. Offering audiences that bit more has been a strong feature of the concerts with musicians often introducing the music they perform and engaging directly with the audience through their music making and presentation. We like to present great music from across the last 300+ years, with plenty of contemporary works as well as 20th century music. In the last few years have started to look at some cutting edge science too, alongside musical performances, taking the lead from the Physicist and violinist Einstein and the Penzance born innovator Humphry Davy.
If you live in West Cornwall or are just visiting, come along and hear for yourself. Concerts Penzance offer outstanding musical experiences!