History of MCCS

Founded in 1936 by Philip Godlee, a local textile manufacturer who was also chairman of the Hallé Orchestra and a keen amateur viola player, the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society aimed to ‘enable residents [of Manchester and District] to attend the performance of artists of the highest reputation.’

During its long and illustrious history, the MCCS has welcomed numerous ensembles and individuals of legendary status including Willi Boskovsky, Dennis Brain, the Melos Ensemble and the Amadeus, Janáček and Juilliard String Quartets. Our online archive gives details of all MCCS concerts given since 1936 and thus provides a fascinating glimpse into Manchester’s rich musical past.

Archive of past Concerts

Please use the search facility on the right to explore details of our past concerts. You can fill in as many of the fields as you wish to refine your search.

Alternatively choose a season to view all the concerts for that season.