In today’s fast paced world, here one day – gone the next, it is seldom that institutions can exist long enough to be measured in decades. Rarer still make it to the half, three-quarter and full century mark. So, it is all the more noteworthy that the Ladies’ Morning Musical Club has surpassed all those landmark anniversaries. In its 122nd season the LMMC has not just passed – but aced – the test of time.

Founded by Mary Bell and seven other amateur musicians, the club has evolved from Thursday morning meetings (the inspiration for the club’s name) of music study and appreciation to hundreds of members attending often sold-out concerts at McGill’s 600-seat Pollack Hall, on Sunday afternoons. All thanks to high-caliber performers and consistently notable repertoire.

The current season continues on February 2nd with one of today’s most distinguished chamber music ensembles, Trio Jean Paul. Founded in 1991, the trio soon gained international recognition by claiming First Prize at competitions in Osaka (1993), Melbourne (1995), and at the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Germany. Their considerable skill has made them an audience favourite on five continents.

Returning from performances in Berlin and Edmonton, the trio members, Eckart Heiligers (piano), Ulf Schneider (violin), and Martin Löhr (cello), are set to take the stage for their third LMMC engagement. The audience can expect to be enchanted by a programme that is scheduled to feature the works of Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert.

The LMMC concert series continues…

  • Quatuor Ebène, a string quartet known for its dazzling ability to master classical, contemporary, jazz and popular music, makes a return appearance on February 23rd.
  • Pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time and Officer of the Order of Canada, Angela Hewitt makes her 8th LMMC appearance on March 16th.
  • Making their LMMC debut, the British Doric String Quartet performs on April 6th.
  • German-born cellist, Daniel Muller-Schott, once described by the New York Times as “a fearless player with technique to burn,” makes his LMMC return engagement on April 27th.

The LMMC is a non-profit organization.
For more information and to purchase tickets for individual concerts or a subscription for the entire season: online at
(Please note that web reservations must be done by 1pm on the Friday before the concert.)
By phone at 514-932-6796 Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm.

Reservations are recommended as concerts often sell out.
If tickets are still available, they can be purchased at Pollack Hall’s box office as of 2:30pm on the day of the concert.

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