A Brief History

The club was founded 75 years ago by Miss Gladys New, who was a well-known singer in Andover. Not just the founder of the club, Gladys was also the Secretary for 46 years and the Treasurer for many years. ‘Her’ Music Club has steadily developed, to become one of the best-supported in Southern England. Over 180 season tickets were sold last year.

We present six concerts every season. The aim is to offer a wide range of music performed by professional artists.

The season’s subscription is the equivalent of around £10.00 per concert at the undiscounted subscription price.

Such well-known professional musicians and ensembles as The London Mozart Players and The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields have asked to play for us. This is testimony to the high standard that our enthusiastic audience expect.

Photgraph of Gladys New, Founder

Gladys New passed away in October 1995; an obituary, by former Chairman of the club Dr Arthur Blyth, can be viewed here.


Founded in 1946 by Miss Gladys New
Management Committee
Chairman Robert Eggar
Treasurer Kathy Percival
Secretary Judy Eggar
Programme Planning Pauline Davis
Operations Manager Steve Davis
Membership Secretary
Karen Coffin
0845 269 1812*
Website Manager Dave Patterson
Sponsorship Manager Mark Bunce  
Committee Member Renate West  
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Concert Presentation
Operations Manager Steve Davis
Artists' Hospitality Polly Whyte  
Concert Flowers Pauline Davis  
Publications Dave Patterson
Front of House The Lights Website