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  • After the long and unavoidable absence of classical music in Johannesburg and all the problems faced by society in general, the Johannesburg Musical Society is still alive and kicking. Four concerts have been scheduled for the delight of discerning music lovers for the months of June, August, October and November 2022.

    Join music lovers in the Linder Auditorium on the Wits Educational Campus (St Andrews Road, Parktown) - Johannesburg's most popular venue for musical events - to hear our superb and varied programmes. All concerts will take place on Sunday afternoons at 15:00.

    All concerts cost R200 per seat, with the exception of the Minnesota Brass Quintet (Concert on 14 August), for which tickets cost R400 each.

    For enquiries regarding bookings contact Avril on info@jms.org.za or Herman on WhatsApp 063 217 5147. Please state which concert you wish to book for.
  • History:

    The Johannesburg Musical Society holds a special place in the hearts of music-lovers. The oldest music society in South Africa, it can trace its birth date right back to 1902, when Edward VII had just ascended the throne of England and the Anglo-Boer war had just ended.

    For well over 100 years it has held a unique place in South African musical history, presenting the world's most renowned solo and chamber performers, and also serving as a platform on which our own country's most impressive talents are presented to the wider public.

    The Johannesburg Musical Society has an appreciative and extremely loyal audience, and has been served - since its inception - by some illustrious names who have willingly given their time and skills to the Society. The Earl of Athlone served as its President, Sir Lionel Philips was its Vice-President and Major-General Baden-Powell (of scouting fame) was an early enthusiastic patron of the Society.

    The Johannesburg Musical Society continues - 108 years after its inception - to ensure that its audience members enjoy the very best of both established and emerging talent, thus maintaining its tradition of excellence.

    However, if the Society were to rely only on ticket sales and membership fees, there would not be enough funds to offer the superb variety which it brings to you. The Society is also assisted by its advertisers, as well as gifts and donations from concerned and committed parties, whose generosity makes it possible for the Society to plan a varied and exciting programme each year.

    Why don't you consider helping us to continue this proud tradition? You might think of placing an ad in the Society's programmes, or you might assist by making a donation or even setting up a trust or foundation that will fund an annual concert. The Society is registered as a non-profit organisation, and all donations are exempt from donations tax.

    Call us on 011 728 5492 to discuss how this may be done.

  • Calendar 2022:

    Please browse through our 2022 season at your leisure!

    1. ANMARI VAN DER WESTHUIZEN cello and ANNEKE LAMONT piano
    Saturday 18 April : 16:00

    2. BRYAN WALLICK piano
    Saturday 19 June : 15:00

    3. MINNESOTA BRASS QUINTET
    Sunday 14 August : 15:00

    4. THE CHANTICLEER SINGERS
    Sunday 30 October : 15:00

    5. ODEION STRING QUARTET & CHARL DU PLESSIS piano
    Sunday 13 November : 15:00

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    All Johannesburg Musical Society concerts are open to the public. But remember, that if you're a member, you pay far less for tickets and you also have the privilege of preferential booking and a free programme.

    For more info telephone 011 728 5492 or e-mail us.


    Thanks to our sponsors:

    Percy Baneshik Memorial Trust

    Nabarro Chamber Concert Trust