Concert Club

Leader – Sue Tutill  Contact   –

All members of Farnham U3A are very welcome to join Concert Club which is for people who enjoy listening to live classical music. We organise trips to about eight concerts each year at various venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican in London and the Anvil at Basingstoke. We travel by coach from two pick-up points in Farnham – near the car parks at the Hart and Sainsbury’s Water Lane. For the London trips we try to arrive at the venue about an hour before the concert begins to allow people to have a meal beforehand if they so wish.

The concerts that we choose are intended to cover as wide a spectrum of music as possible – we try to vary the orchestras, venues and repertoire to please as many of our members as we can and they can select as many concerts (or as few) as they like. Please ask us if you require accessible seating – we are sometimes able to offer this.

We hold a coffee morning at the Maltings at the end of each Concert Club year to launch our next year’s programme, to ask for opinions on the current year’s concerts and as a social event.

We warmly welcome new members, so if you would like to join us please let us know your name, address, U3A number, and email address (our contact details are below). You will then be added to our mailing list and you will be sent an email with a link to download the booking form.
We normally invite bookings about two months before each concert. Please don’t worry if you don’t have email or regular access to computer or printing facilities – we will send the booking forms by post but we ask you to pay a small annual charge (£5) to cover postage and stationery costs.

The organisers are Susan Tutill Tel: 01428 713746,  Alison Boydell, Mary Cooper and Juliet Evans. We have a group email address which is

Booking forms are sent out by email about two months before the date of each concert. They are no longer available here. If you are not receiving our booking emails, please check your Spam folders before contacting us on

Concerts  2017-18

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7.30pm at the Barbican London Symphony Orchestra.

Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’ . Piano: Emanuel Ax; Conductor: Bernard Haitink

See reviews

Saturday 18 November 2017, 7.45pm at the Anvil . Basel Chamber Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Overture: The Hebrides and Piano Concerto No. 1, Holliger: Meta arca, Schubert: Symphony No. 9 ‘Great’
Piano: Stephen Hough; Conductor: Heinz Holliger

Wednesday 6 December 2017, 7.30pm at the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the King’s Singers
John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration
Organ: Andrew Lucas; Conductor: John Rutter


Thursday 8 February 2018, 7.45pm at the Anvil
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 and Violin Concerto
Violin: Nicola Benedetti; Conductor: Marin Alsop

Saturday 3 March 2018, 7.30pm at the Royal Festival Hall
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Elgar: In the South, R. Strauss: Four Last Songs, Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Soprano: Diana Damrau; Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano

Concert Reviews

Wednesday 11 April 2018, 7.00pm at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Mozart: Horn Concertos Nos. 2 & 4, Symphonies Nos. 33 & 36. Horn: Roger Montgomery; Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington






 New QEH Foyer. Artist Impression of refurbishment. Credit: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP.

Thursday 10 May 2018, 7.30pm at the Royal Festival Hall

Philharmonia Orchestra ​ I Was Glad: Parry Anniversary Concert
Parry: I was glad, Ode on the Nativity, Jerusalem; Elgar: Cello Concerto; Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Cello: Marie-Elisabeth Hecker; Gloucester Choral Society; Soprano: Eleanor Dennis; Conductor: Adrian Partington

This concert is now fully booked. If you would like to be placed on the reserve list, please phone Mary Cooper: 01252 728575

Sunday 3 June , 7.30pm at the Royal Festival Hall
Philharmonia Orchestra
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3, Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique.
Piano Denis Kozhukhin : Conductor: Paavo Järvi

Tuesday 26 June.  7pm Queen Elizabeth Hall    Summer Special.                          Dangerous Liaisons.  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Music by Lully, Campra, Charpentier, Clérambault, Destouches and Rameau Soprano: Anna Dennis; Tenor: Nick Pritchard; Choreographer: Hubert Hazebroucq Conductor and harpsichord: John Butt
Cost: £48