Ongar Music Club
Essex Young Musician of the Year
President: John Lill CBE
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You can’t come to us at Ongar Music Club at the moment, so we are coming to you this December, via YouTube Live, with an hour of beautiful Christmas music.

Ongar Music Club presents international flautist Simeon Wood, live and exclusive on YouTube between 7pm and 8pm on Tuesday 15th December 2020. Simeon will present his successful online show and play festive music favourites including some surprises by Quincy Jones and Leonard Cohen together with some gems from the Celtic Christmas tradition.

In a glittering career, Simeon has played in some unusual places from castles and caves to giant redwood forests. He’s also appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, BBC One Show and the Chris Evans Breakfast Show. However, we are reasonably confident this will be the first time he’s played in your lounge!

So … save the date (15th December), break out the mince pies and the Christmas tipples, go to YouTube and enjoy an hour of beautiful, live Christmas music in the comfort of your own home.

Tickets are £5 per household for Ongar Music Club members, £7.50 for non member households, or you can listen free if you become an annual member for £20.

* One lucky Ticket holder will receive a stunning Christmas bouquet of flowers from Capital Flowers, Ongar.

For more information and to receive the payment and YouTube link please contact Ongar Music Club Chairman, Jane Webster at

Jane will also be able to point you in the direction of our technical expert if you need help gaining access to the Internet, YouTube or the concert.


It is with great regret that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the guidance available from HM Government, the Committee of Ongar Music Club feels that there is no alternative but to cancel this year’s Essex Young Musician of the Year Competition. The next Competition will be in 2021, but the age limit will be raised to twenty-six for that one occasion, so that no entrants will miss the opportunity of entering the competition.

Chairman Jane Webster and
Committee Members of Ongar Music Club

This website is devoted to the activities of Ongar Music Club
and the Essex Young Musician of the Year Competition
which has been administered by the Club since its inception in 1984.

Ongar Music Club is a Registered Charity No. 273185