Fairmont Chamber Music Society, Inc.

Presents the finest classical chamber music featuring regional, national and international artists

The 2020-2021 season (our 39th) Starts!- Past Season


Subscription Form (pdf) for the 2020-2021 SEASON (4 FCMS concerts) $30, $18 for Seniors and Students
Individual concert tickets are $10.00, $6.00 Seniors and Students.

This Season Brochure (.pdf)
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Mailing address: PO Box 352, Fairmont, WV 26555

Individual tickets are available for all of our concerts but our subscription rate provides great savings as well as helping to assure the ongoing financial stability of our society. All FCMS concerts are held at St. Peter the Fisherman Church, Jackson Street in downtown Fairmont, WV at 3:00 PM on Sundays.
St. Peter may be entered with low physical effort through the side entrance and an elevator has been installed next to the Jackson Street entrance.

Contact Brenda Giannis, President, for advance tickets; Phone No. 304-366-1768;
Tickets are available at the door. St. Peters is a large church with beautiful acoustics and stain glass windows. We'll see you there.
These programs are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Our 2020-2021 Season

Our new season combines the traditional with the absolutely unique.

September 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM
First: Ronn McFarlane

Our new season opens with the return of the renowned lutenist Ronn McFarlane, this time appearing with flutist and multi instrumentalist (including Renaissance harp, fifes and bagpipes) of the Baltimore Consort Mindy Rosenfeld. Ronn is a Grammy nominated performer and composer who is recognized across the globe as a master of his instrument and we are thrilled to have him back with us. Mindy is a founding member of the highly respected Baltimore Consort, with whom she tours extensively, and of San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra ("the nation's premier early music ensemble"--New York Times).

November 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Second: Ensemble Schumann

Ensemble Schumann is an oboe, viola, piano trio featuring oboist Tom Gallant who appeared last June with the Tesla String Quartet in Clarksburg for our outreach concert. Tom, an award winning artist, is one of the world's few virtuoso solo and chamber music performers on the oboe. The trio also includes Steve Larson, viola and Sally Pinkas, piano.

February 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Third: Corina Marti

To open the second half of our season we welcome from Europe the celebrated harpsichordist Corina Marti. Corina is recognized internationally for her strikingly superior interpretations and infallible performances. As a soloist, chamber musician and teacher she travels regularly across Europe, North and South America, the Middle and Far East. She teaches the next generation of early music performers at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland and we are excited to have her as our first ever harpsichord soloist.

March 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Fourth: Les Délices

To close our thirty-ninth season we are pleased to present the early music group Les Délices who last appeared for us in 2014. Les Délices is a first class baroque chamber ensemble known for stellar performances and innovative programming. Their concerts and recordings have been called "journeys of discovery" by the New York Times. They have performed for many of the U.S.'s most esteemed early music series. Their most recent CD was released last November.

All performances are held at

St. Peter the Fisherman Church

How to get there!

Church web site

407 Jackson Street

Fairmont, WV 26554-2941

in downtown Fairmont, West Virginia.

Tax Deductibility of Donations
Fairmont Chamber Music Society, Inc. is recognized as a publicly supported organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. As such, donors who contribute to the Foundation may deduct their contributions as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts to the FCMS Inc. or for its use are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code. In "English", this means that a donor may contribute to the FCMS, Inc. and take a tax deduction for that donation on their Federal Income Tax return.

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Officers / Board Members
PRESIDENT: Brenda Giannis
Vice Pres: Dr. Michael Schroering
Treasurer: John Ashton
Secretary: Joyce McVicker
Members:Ruth Brooks, Robert Ellis, Rick Forth, Kenneth Miller, Valerie Morphew, John Morrison, Sandra Scaffidi, Joni Schroering, Dr. Stephen Smigocki, & Captain Thomas F. Smith,USAF retired, Marcella Yaremchuk, William Yoke, Jr.
Many thanks to: Our season ticket subscribers/patrons; Individual patrons/donors; Ticket purchasers;
The Marion Country Board of Education for the purchase of concert passes for high schools to provide educational and musical enrichment to students and their parents free of charge.
The Town of Whitehall; The Marion County Commission; The Communities of Shalom; WVU Medicine/United Hospital Center, Inc.; First Energy Foundation; Resolute Forest Products-Fairmont Pulp Mill; City of Fairmont; City of Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission; Fairmont State University for their partnership with the FCMS in providing support for students through FSU student fees and funding for Master classes; Our program guide advertisers.
We thank all of you for your support.

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