Update: Food and Drink at Maxability Concerts

Maxability concerts are a unique feature of cultural life in our community. However, we have experienced an understandable contraction in concert income over the past 18 months, and we are now having to review their cost structure. Our concerts are renowned for the quality of the music, and the fees we pay our musicians are the least that we can offer to performers of this calibre. The obvious area for making savings is in providing generous post-concert suppers prepared by Anita and Blanche. We have therefore decided that:

(a) Concerts will commence at 7.30pm so that you can have supper before you come;

(b) Wine will be provided before and after concerts, and during the interval as is now the case;

(c) A light snack, such as an assortment of cheese, biscuits and fruit, will be available after the concert, so that guests can still circulate, enjoy the social interaction and meet the musicians;

(d) As a full supper will no longer be served after the concert, the £5 differential will no longer apply, and all guests are asked to pay the recommended donation of £35. We consider that this gives outstanding value.

Live Concerts in 2021

Live concerts are back! Our first live concert of this year took place on Saturday May 29th, and despite the limitation on audience numbers, it was a tremendous occasion.

Our unique concerts are a major source of funding for Maxability’s charitable work and its vital contribution to the welfare of disabled people. We hope you will take advantage of these wonderful opportunities to hear some of the very best music ever composed, played live by exceptional musicians in a highly convivial atmosphere.

Our concerts take place on Saturday evenings at 7.30pm near Arnos Grove, North London (N14). Though restrictions on numbers have been lifted, please know that we shall ensure an ample circulation of fresh air in the concert room throughout the evening.

Full booking instructions are below. We look forward to seeing you there.

To be added to our mailing list, please fill in the form on this page. Details of concerts are usually emailed out four or five weeks in advance.

Live Concerts in 2022

2 April: Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis (Folk Duo)

14 May: Fitzwilliam String Quartet

18 June: Cygnus Piano Trio

16 July: Robin & Maia Green – Rachmaninov Piano & Violin Sonata

10 September: Ronan Magill

15 or 22 October: Rosamunde Piano Trio

19 November: Miverva Piano Trio

Concert Booking Instructions

  1. Send an email, indicating how many places you require, also stating whether payment will be by cheque or bank transfer (you can also use our online contact form to get in touch).
  2. Once you have received a confirmation of your booking, send a cheque payable to Maxability (address will be provided) or make a direct bank transfer (bank details will be emailed to you with your  confirmation).
  3. In the past some people intending to pay at the door were unable to come – which is why we require payment when you receive my confirmation. If for any reason the concert is deferred, your booking will be transferred to the new date.
  4. Please support us by signing a Gift Aid form either at the concert or online if purchasing ceramics or making a donation.

Please note that the donation is £35 per person. This covers the concert, as well as wine, juice and a selection of light snacks/dips, which will be available before/after the concert and during the interval. If you want a proper meal, there are excellent restaurants over the road.

Concerts begin at 7.30pm. Doors are open from 7pm, when you may wish to reserve your seat(s) on arrival and enjoy a glass of wine or juice in Anita’s magnificent garden.

There is no parking at the venue, but plenty of parking spaces are available on the roads in the surrounding area.

Online Concerts During Covid-19 Restrictions

While our regular live chamber music concerts were suspended, we maintained our concert tradition by recording concerts at Greenacre and offering these exclusive recordings for a donation. There is no paywall – we trust our subscribers to donate £15 per person on receipt of the concert link, assuming you use it! Full details are provided with each concert invitation.

Exclusive Online Concerts

Martino Tirimo – Beethoven Sonatas — AVAILABLE NOW

Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis – Folk Music — AVAILABLE NOW

Ben Schoeman and Tessa Uys – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, transcribed for Piano Duet — AVAILABLE NOW

Andrew and Zrinka Bottrill – Rachmaninov and Schubert Piano Duets — AVAILABLE NOW

Online Concert Booking Instructions

Please send a booking email, and we will send you the bank transfer details to make your donation, followed by a link to view the concert video.

Many thanks, as ever, for your support.