Performance meetings are held monthly usually between September and May and each of our meetings is organised by a different committee member. These are not public concerts but members are welcome to bring guests who help to form an audience for members to play to.
On joining the All Music Consort members are supplied with a list of contact details for other members which they can then use to find players if they wish to perform a particular work. Soloists are also welcome and if piano accompaniment is required we have several pianists amongst our members so an accompanist can usually be found.
Rehearsals usually take place at members' homes and when an item is ready to be performed at a meeting this is done by contacting the organiser of the meeting of your choice to reserve a place in the programme so there is plenty of scope for members to join together to perform music of their own choice. Occasionally larger chamber groups are formed to enjoy performing works which are rarely heard.
In 2007 the All Music Consort purchased a new Schimmel piano which is kept at Armitage Bridge Church for use by members. It is easily moved about and is tuned and maintained regularly.
There is also a chamber organ from Woods of Huddersfield which we are welcome to use. The organ is about 25 years old and is a beautifully voiced Neo-Baroque instrument. The organ is in a small gallery above the main church area and is big enough for 2 or 3 instrumentalists or singers.