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April 2022 concert (with audience) - Michael Foyle, violin & Julian Jacobson, piano_edited

About Howdenshire Music

Howdenshire Music was founded in 2019.


We are passionate about bringing high quality classical music performances to communities in and around Howden and the surrounding region of East Yorkshire. Our concerts are friendly, free of charge and everyone is welcome!

Howdenshire Music is a registered charity (no. 1195161).

Lunchtime Concert Series

Howdenshire Music runs a regular free lunchtime concert series, held on the third Thursday of each month. Each concert features one or more acclaimed professional musicians performing inspirational pieces of classical music. The concerts take place in the beautiful setting of Howden Minster, a magnificent historic church whose iconic tower can be seen for many miles around the area. We are keen to offer chamber music in an exciting, informal and accessible way to people who may be less familiar with the experience of live classical music. Our concerts are friendly, inclusive and available to all, free of charge.

Special Events

As well as our regular lunchtime concert series, we also present other special free gala concerts. These usually take place at weekends and feature performances and talks by internationally-renowned musicians.

Schools Workshops & Outreach


We also aim to support the next generation of musicians, and to that end we are working in partnership with local schools to provide access to educational musical opportunities for young people in the area. Howdenshire Music also provides a performance platform for emerging and established professional musicians and composers.

Grand Piano

In summer 2020 Howdenshire Music launched an appeal to raise funds for a new grand piano to ensure the future of the lunchtime concert series and become a community resource. The response was absolutely incredible and we would like to say a huge thank you to all who supported the appeal. Please click here to read more about our new grand piano.

About the charity

Read more about Howdenshire Music's charitable status and activities on the website of the Charity Commission for England and Wales

Click below to read the Chairman's Reports for Howdenshire Music

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