These were vocal and instrumental concerts dedicated to the cultivation of British chamber music. Particularly in the second season, they included a number of first performances.
First season: 29 October, 13 and 27 November and 11 December 1894.
The prospectus for this season includes an ‘Introduction’ outlining the intentions of the series and a list of the subscribers. The programmes provide detailed information regarding the performers. In addition to those listed below, all concerts featured Ernest Fowles (piano) and were accompanied, in alternation, by Alfred Izard (nos. 1 and 3) and Henry Bird. Concert nos.1 and 3 featured a string quartet of Messrs Jasper and Wallace Sutcliffe, Alfred Hobday and W.H. Squire.
29 October 1894: Miss Hilda Wilson (vocal) and Miss Agnes Zimmermann (piano).
13 November 1894: Miss Emily Shinner (violin), Mr Leonard Fowles (viola) and Mr Whitehouse (cello), with Mrs Mary Davies (vocal) and Mr Ernest Kiver and Mr Bernard Fowles (piano).
27 November 1894: Arthur Thompson (vocal) and Madame Frickenhaus (piano).
11 December 1894: Miss Emily Shinner and Mr Wallace Sutcliffe (violins), Leonard Fowles (viola) and Charles Ould (cello), with Mr Norman Salmond (vocal) and Natalia Janotha(piano).
Second season: 8 and 22 November and 6 and 20 December 1895.
The first three concerts of this season were accompanied by Henry Bird. The last was accompanied by Mr Waddington Cooke. Each concert of the season included at least one first performance.
8 November 1895: Emile Sauret (violin), Leonard Fowles (viola) and Charles Ould (cello), with Mrs Hutchinson (vocal), including the first performance of certain movements from A.C. Mackenzie, ‘In the North’ (pieces for violin and piano).
22 November 1895: Ernest Hopkinson (violin), Charles Draper (clarinet), Arthur Thompson (vocal) and Miss Sybil Palliser (piano), including the first performance of Stewart Macpherson, Romance in D for violin.
6 December 1895: Emile Sauret (violin), Charles Ould (cello), Isabel Fassett (vocal) and Agnes Zimmermann (piano), including the first London performance of C. Hubert H. Parry, Sonata in A for Piano (no. 2) and the first public performance of Rosalind F. Ellicott, Trio in D minor for Pianoforte, Violin and Violoncello.
20 December 1895: E. Hopkinson and Alfred Wall (violins), Leonard Fowles (viola) and Charles Ould (cello), with Mr Herbert Thorndike (vocal), including the first performances of the following works: G.W.S. Marshall Hall, String quartet in C major; Alfred Wall, Sonata in A minor for Pianoforte and Violin; and B. Luard Selby, Piano Quintet in A.
This volume also contains seven other programmes for seven other concerts given at the Queen's Hall between 1895 and 1896: see the separate entry: Queen's Hall Concerts (1895-96).