Southampton Classical Guitar Society has existed as an informal guitar circle since the 1960s but was officially founded in 1972. It has met continuously since then. On this page read about our programme of Member Meetings and Concerts, how to Join us, who's on our organising Committee, and something about our Honorary Life Precident John Mills.
In 2004 we became a Registered charity
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 met via Zoom and will do so again if Covid restrictions are tightened to prohibit meetings in-person.
Tim Rushworth leads ensemble practice - a regular feature for the first half of our Member Meetings
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.
We work with festival organisers in Hampshire, as well, to promote concerts and other events.
See our this year's concert dates on our Diary page.
Laura Snowden performed at the West Meon Music festival in September 2021, in a recital sponsored by SCGS