About Inverness Chamber Music

Inverness Chamber Music started when two friends, Niall Ramsay and Colin Brown, had the idea of promoting live chamber music in Inverness. Encouraged by Enterprise Music Scotland, they formed a committee and, in 1992, held their first concert, by the Yggdrasil string quartet, in the school hall of Charleston Academy.

 

Colin's work meant he had to move away from Inverness but Niall remained as Chairman until 2007. The venue also changed;  after a brief spell at the Station Hotel, for fourteen years our performances were given in the  Main Hall at the Town House, Inverness.  Because of restoration work being carried out on the Town House, from September 2015 the Inverness Chamber Music concert series will be presented in Smithton Culloden Church, Murray Road, Smithton, Inverness  IV2 7YU

Since 2007 lunchtime concerts were presented in Inverness Town House under the series name of At One With Music.  The main aims of this year round series were, firstly, to provide top quality music to those who prefered not to leave their homes in the evening, and, secondly, to provide performance experience for young professional musicians early in their careers.  Currently, At One With Music is also in exile from the Town House and is enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the Spectrum Centre in Farraline Park, next to Inverness Bus Station.

 

The work of ICM is carried out by the committee shown below:

 

Alison Marr
Chairman and former schoolgirl 'cellist

James Munro
Administrator, Music Lover and Director of Enterprise Music Scotland

 

Joan Gamblin
Minutes Secretary involved in Hospitality; alto in Choral Society

 

Howard Spenceley
Committee member involved in Marketing.
"I played the piano and violin...and failed at both. Now, I'm happy to listen".