“[…] It is by this means that so many generations of Oxford men and women have come to know and love the greatest chamber music in the world played by the leading artists of the day”

— Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Heath

The Balliol College Musical Society

was established in 1885 with the purpose of putting on student and professional concerts of high quality in Balliol College. Concerts are held fortnightly during term-time on Sunday evening. Many illustrious musicians have played in the Musical Society Concerts, including Claudio Arrau, Vlado Perlemuter, Solomon, Yehudi Menuhin, Pascal Rogé, or in more recent times András Schiff and Dame Felicity Lott.