S C G S
Southampton Classical Guitar Society has existed as an informal guitar circle since 1960s but was officially founded in 1972. It has met continuously since then. In 2004 we became a registered charity. Our honorary life president is John Mills, FCLCM Hon ARAM ARCM
M E E T I N G S
Member meetings are on the last Wednesday of each month starting at 7:30pm. We normally practice ensemble pieces in the first half (with parts to suit all abilities), followed by solo or duet performances from members in the second half.
These meetings are open to all, including prospective new members. We normally meet at St Boniface Church, Chandlers Ford, near Southampton. Directions here.
During COVID-19 restrictions we are meeting via Zoom. Joining details are here.
The SCGS committee will consider whether meetings in person can be safely restarted in line with the government's COVID-19 guidelines for the performing arts
In collaboration with Turner Sims, Southampton we run an annual programme of celebrity concerts, featuring world-class artists from the UK and from further afield.
See our current concert programme here.
Apart from members meetings each month and our concert programme, we organise occassional workshops and master classes for members.
J O I N
All standards of players are welcome as well as non playing members. The subscription of £30 p.a. is for individual membership but there are other options Click here for further information
Tim Rushworth leads ensemble practice - a regular feature for the first half of our Member Meetings
Laura Snowden performed at our concert in October 2018
SCGS is a charity registered with the Charity Commission in England (registered charity no. 1110525). Its governing document says that the Society's purpose is:
To promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of the classical guitar and related instruments, their music and practical techniques, by the presentation of public concerts recitals and educational workshops and by such other ways as the society through its executive committee shall determine from time to time.